Sunday, 22 January 2012

Anglesey Coastal Trail

This weekend was my first major race of the season the endurance life coastal trail marathon a trail Marathon over 27.5 miles on a particularly windy Saturday morning around the rugged north coast of Anglesey starting from Holyhead with the first major accent over Holyhead mountain . Followed by a quick decent to south stack lighthouse , then following the coast path to Trearddur Bay then continuing along the coast to Rhoscolyn . The course then turned inland through some muddy paths before rejoining the coast path at Trearddur Bay then following it back towards South Stack and a particularity sapping climb back over Holyhead Mountain

and steep decent to finish at start . Very stiff racing for second and third place with me just piping Richard Heath to second place by six seconds , I have ever raced that hard for position in a trail race we swapped position 4 times in the last 5 miles !

Sunday was the 4 Villages so I had a number thought I would give it a go and to my surprise ran 1.26.45 to all in all a good weekend . Good training for the Adventure Hub Yorkshire Ultra nest Saturday

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