sean Oc 4


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Any Ultra Runners in Pembrokeshire or South Wales

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:05
Thanks for the course review Seren; that's certainly not one I fancy. There Llanwono HM route is great though - all trail. It was my anniversary anyway so couldn't do it; although I did take Thursday off to do the Taith Torfaen route. It's a brilliant route, if not a bit brutal!

http://www.southwalesldwa.org/taithtorfaen/taithtorfaen.htm

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 08:32
Round 1 was pretty cheeky. Ground conditions to CP1 had me really questioning my footwear choice (real bad decision to wear worn trailroc's), thankfully it got slightly better. We all got a bit buffeted by the wind which was relentless on the Waun Fach ridgeway and then a heap more clag to the finish. A great day out on the welsh hills, the adversity in wicked conditions certainly amplify the achievement.

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 28/03/2015 at 21:58
Yep, in a bad way.

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:22
Those XA pro's are an okay summer shoe, I liked mine despite them being on the heavy side. I'm still to figure out why there's a market for GTX trail shoes though.

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 20:41
We were lucky on the BB10 peaks. If it had been wet 295's would have been bad. You're back for more? I'm marshalling this year can't wait to see it from the other side.

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 19:37

Whatever shoes you choose they'll be wrong for at least 50% of the course. Stick with what you have, as long as you're used to 'em. 

 

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 06:59
Remember you don't need to do a race to cover that distance, instead of paying for a race why not just drive across here and go for a long hike on part of the route?

As for shoes; I've rarely felt over dressed in the Brecon Beacons in X-Talons, sure parts are rocky but you sound like you're training to do this quick so you might want to sacrifice comfort in the rockier sections for zippyness in the clagg. I'd be in trailroc/x-talon depending on rainfall beforehand.

Multi-stage training

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 18:32

Andry - Ian Corless has a podcast that is worth listening too; he interviewed some guys that done this race a couple of weeks ago.  One of them broke himself.

Door to trail shoe

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 18:28

Salomon Sense Pro are pretty nice, of the Inov8 line I'd be thinking of the Trailroc...never worn Walsh's. 

 

Might Contain Nuts - The Welsh Trail Running Series 2015

Posted: 03/03/2015 at 11:49

My ultra training this year, for the first time, is including quite a bit of fast hiking with a bit of weight. I'm figuring that as I rarely run up mountains come race day then it'd be wise to strengthen my hiking muscles, hence the weight.  

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