Running the Blacks to the Beacons 50 mile ultra marathon

blacks to beacons 50 mile ultra, near the top of Pen y Fan

Last Saturday I ran the 2022 Blacks to the Beacons 50 mile ultra marathon. The race was 52 miles over the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons in Wales, with an elevation of about 11,000 ft (3300 meters). I finished with a chip time of 14:30:56, placing 29th (21st in my age category). It was a … Read more

Strumble Head Circular Coastal Path, Pembrokeshire

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On a cold and rainy December late afternoon, I ran a small section of the Strumble Head Circular coastal trail. I’m always on a mission to explore and catalog various trail running locations that are within close proximity to where I live. To find and decide on Strumble Head, I loaded up my Alltrails app, … Read more

Distance Carbon Z Trekking Poles Review (Black Diamond)

distance carbon z trekking poles

Earlier this year I purchased a pair of Distance Carbon Z Trekking poles to aid me on runs out on the trail that I categorise as ultra distance. Specifically I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to run a self-supported 50 mile ultra along the serpent trail. I was thankful to have made this purchase as this … Read more