North CANUM Ultra Race Report (2022)

The North CANUM ultra is a 50 mile race following two waterways in North Wales – the Llangollen and Montgomery canals. The route starts near the Berwyn range in the town of Llangollen, and finishes in Newtown. Although the route is quite flat, along the way you get to experience breathtaking views of the surrounding … Read more

VOGUM 2022 Race Recap

The VOGUM is a 40 mile (64 km) ultra marathon taking place in the Vale of Glamorgan. The route hugs the South Wales coastal path, running from Porthcawl to Penarth, just below Cardiff. Having moved to West Wales toward the end of last year, earlier this year I found myself seeking out marathon and ultra … Read more

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

Global Warming – Doing Your Part

climate change leading to melting ice

Global warming is a real issue affecting us now and more so in the coming years. We see the effects to some degree already. From abnormal weather patterns, exceptionally freezing Winters, to flash flooding and prolongued droughts. Global warming is nothing new. In fact scientists from Exxon mobile knew about it 40+ years ago. Yet … Read more

Strumble Head Circular Coastal Path, Pembrokeshire

light house

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