Swansea Harriers Seaside 5K Series - Race 2

12TH JULY 2005

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05/05/2013 at 09:18

A day on the bike with Bob and his cycling cronies - "up  the Bwlch and Rhigos" - Don't even know what means but think I should probably be nervous...

05/05/2013 at 09:30


It has the word 'up' in it Tracey, so couple that with cycling... maybe you should be nervous!

Yes, I did buy a topper Nutty, should be being delivered this week. Only problem with areas of land covered by reed - they tend to be boggy as well which does pose a problem for a heavy tractor...


Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
05/05/2013 at 11:49

morning - just

cloudy but nice out there today

Tracey. wrote (see)

- "up  the Bwlch and Rhigos" - .............think I should probably be nervous...


Quite right to be nervous Tracey. My car struggles up there - watch out for wild sheep!

05/05/2013 at 19:14

Wow! What an unutterably beautiful way to spend a Sunday. A bit hilly maybe but we took our time and it was worth it for the amazing views. Also the bonus of one of the cyclists insisting that we stop by the three statues at the bottom of the Afan Valley cycle track so that I could listen to the new sound installation - Richard Burton doing Under MIlkwood and Do Not Go Gentle. Struggled to fight back tears of joy; it's going straight in to my 'top ten all time best moments' list.

05/05/2013 at 19:15

One more thing - we have three different types of pie for tea - how could life possibly be better?

05/05/2013 at 21:07

Evening all

Sometimes its good just to go with the flow Tracey.  Three types of pie, sounds like another pie fest!!

Glad you got what you needed Boffin.

Turned out nice again

06/05/2013 at 06:48

Morning all

Stunning day

seren nos    pirate
06/05/2013 at 07:09

morning all


sounds amazing Tracey.they are a couple of tough climbs........

I was away at maccelssfield for the weekend where Silent assassian and his family from the forums organised a DIY half marathon.......it was a brilliaqnt weekend and only soct us £4

for the race when they are nornmally £80 or more to enter nowadays........

 over 30 of us did it over the weekend 

long drive back last night but thinking what to do today now

06/05/2013 at 08:55

Love the idea of a DIY race - wonder if that's how some of the big ones started?

Swim, bit of gardening and some coffee drinking in Mumbles for me today I think.

06/05/2013 at 09:26


Sounds like a great day out Tracey - can't fault the pies for tea Mmmmmm Pie

Sunshine predicted just about all day, so should be a good bank Holiday.

Like the idea of DIY races.

Sweetie has an exciting day of work, and I have an exciting day of... work - at least I will be outdoors albeit in a hedge digging gatepost holes.

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
06/05/2013 at 09:51


a short dreadmill run and RPM for me this morning - now for a spot of gardening 

DIY races may well be the way to go.

Well done on those climbs Tracey - I have had cause to drive up over the Bwlch on occasion - my ears pop! The views are amazing and well worth the trip. When I first started working up in that area the road would be scattered with burnt out cars, that seems to have stopped now for some reason. 

06/05/2013 at 21:03

Evening all

What a stunning day

Excellent cycle ride Tracey. Hope you relaxed today.

Nice training Sue. 

Hope you managed to enjoy the sunshine Boffin.

Swim this morning and run this evening.  Did some tutoring earlier so a bit of work for me too. 


06/05/2013 at 22:43

Evening folks ....

Afternoon carrying daniel round that car show then over to brynmill park because he wanted to poke (with his plastic sword) the ducks. 7m hilly run tonight following.

06/05/2013 at 22:47

DIY Races are the way to go .... I have done most of the races everywhere within striking distance. Can't now as I have kids to look after but don't miss it. Finding it harder and harder to get the motivation to drive somewhere to run 10 miles when I can run ten 10 miles from the house.

I have always wanted to organise one (or two). I fancy a point-2-point 5k (dunvant square to blackpill) and a one miler (dunvant square to bishwell). Maybe this summer.

07/05/2013 at 07:21

Morning all

WA - local races are the way to go.  Love running but as you say, with the expense and time involved, driving a long way to run distances you can do here seems silly.

Lovely day again.  Enjoy

07/05/2013 at 08:29

The logistics of a point to point are a problem. People wouldn't like the walk back to Dunvant.

Planting beans and peas this morning.

07/05/2013 at 10:20


Nice day to be out in the garden Tracey

I did enjoy the sunshine thanks Nutty - whilst digging post holes and setting posts in concrete. Had to hand mix the concrete as no power at that end of the farm - as I was dry mixing one batch a frog was wriggling around in the mix!

I rescued it and washed it off as I doubt it would have breathed for long covered in cement dust!

Guess what, more fencing today!

07/05/2013 at 21:34

Evening all

Tracey - thats the thing with point to point.  Could always run up to Dunvant Square as a warm up and race back?

Nice day again.  You've been busy Boffin.  Good job your back is better. You need lots of pie

Back to work today.  Always go for a wander round Singleton Park in my lunch break.  It's looking lovely at the mo

08/05/2013 at 08:05

Morning all

Good idea Nutty, although I don't know how many people would do a 5k warm up for a 5k race.

People don't understand distance the way we do. You tell people you ran 5 miles and they think it's something amazing. It's the same with the bike, I'm thinking of doing a 100 mile ride next month and some of me colleagues nearly had a heart attack when I mentioned it. I just thought it looked like a lovely route...

seren nos    pirate
08/05/2013 at 08:10


where has the sun gone.

 next time you have  apie fest you will have to have a DIY handicap race.....

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