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10 peaks brecon beacons 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 23:49

Maybe, I've only done WRD once though in 2012 coming in ~5.30'ish, I did the Rhondda Rollercoaster the same year in ~5.00. Never done the Caerphilly Summits as I'm fairly new to this caper. I've managed a bunch of MCN events though but had to skip last year due to illness. 

I'd to do WRD this year too but it clashes with the Gower 50, and I reckon I deserve something flat 

I know what you mean about the LL, but the route from Coniston is completely worth the dark places you visit from Ambleside onwards. 

10 peaks brecon beacons 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 14:52

Good luck Circlip, I hope you get a taste of typical Beacons weather; glorious sunshine, pea soup,and hail all within a couple of hours.

Where Ravens Dare is my local long run T Rex; it's a superb route amongst the most unlikely backdrop.

Training is sketchy, I've no more spare days between now and then as I've got the kids for the last two weeks of the holidays and we're holidaying every weekend - it's a bit antisocial stealing long runs when we're away.  I think I'll have some training effect from the LL100 to see me through though.

10 peaks brecon beacons 2014

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 19:41

Plans seldom survive the first contact.


10 peaks brecon beacons 2014

Posted: 14/08/2014 at 14:54

Strava reckons I took a similarly long time to do it. I think I was in the right place (certainly not far off the suggested route on the Harvey map and there were definitely no exposed stepping stones; the river was absolutely gushing though due to the bad weather so I'm guessing they were submerged.



i'm trying to trick myself into thinking it's fairly flat from Storey Arms onwards, and if you discount pen y fan (it's a less torturous route if you take the motorway), and Crybyn, and a little pull up fan y big, then it is....kinda.

 I'm hoping for ~16-17 hour finish as my feet have yet to forgive me for the lakeland. 

Waterproof Watch with Gps and Heart rate

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 08:55

310xt does HR whilst swimming?


10 peaks brecon beacons 2014

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 08:54

No Picws Du was fine, although the path meanders a bit North so I just took a bearing (again limited visibility) from the trig at Fan Brycheiniog and picked up the armoured path down and onto the grassy climb (never been this far West).  

I'm talking about the climb after the thigh deep river crossing over the Afon Tawe, across the road then up.  The climb just skims south of a trig point at ~SN87102060 dropping down to CP4.  I had to take a bearing up there from the style as there was absolutely no visible path and it was pretty upsetting.

Is there a well worn route that I missed? It'd be worth a look before spending my beans hiking through the undergrowth.

10 peaks brecon beacons 2014

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 21:02

Cheers, I think that's me sorted with the course except for that trig point between Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Gyhirych.  Visibility was about 5m in todays interesting weather, and so there could have been a well trodden route that I missed.  As it was I had an utter bugger of a climb, traverse and descent picking my own way through the babies heads hoping that lightening wouldn't zap me.



First 100 miler

Posted: 09/08/2014 at 15:26

I managed the Lakeland 100 on a what I could fit around family, kids, and injury. I think I averaged about 30 miles per week with a heap of hilly bike rides. I'm not sure how relevant hill work (as in running, rather than walking) is for those not a the sharp end of the field. No doubt I could have done better with more miles but it was navigation, and check point experience, and trying new socks on race day that scupered my 30 hour plan rather than leg strength/fitness. 


Good luck.

10 peaks brecon beacons 2014

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 18:09

I'm doing the west of Sarn Helen at first light Sunday morning, doubt I'll get any other recce's in besides that.

I'm fairly familiar with the area; the only bit I'm struggling to visualise is the drop down to the Neudd reservoir, I'm assuming that's on the way out?


Might Contain Nuts Race Calendar 2014

Posted: 12/05/2014 at 08:55
Head West though if you want to avoid the crowds.
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