Category Archives: Hiking

DofE 2.0 North Downs

24°C, cloudless and still I led DofE Bronze with MapMyRide+! Distance: 18.27km, time: 08:35:00, pace: 28:11min/km, speed: 2.13km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2868937525 Each day started cold, Saturday was +4.5°C and Sunday morning colder. Here, the sun happens to shine down the inside of … Continue reading

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Renew First Aid

22C, Clear sunny blue skies. Still day one, breezy on day two. I learn’t more on this course in the first morning than on the entirety of the previous course three years ago. One aspect of their teaching technique was … Continue reading

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Working away.

Getting warm soon. A six day week: Invigilation; First Aid certificate renewal; Lead DofE practice expedition, then back to Invigilation. Colour testing the Masonary paint. It’s close, a smidge dark and blue. I’m steadily getting this done but my efforts … Continue reading

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Early morning walk.

I walked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 11.96km, time: 01:59:57, pace: 10:02min/km, speed: 5.98km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2819841856 I woke very early this morning, up by 04.30 and invigorated after breakfast. I embarked on the wall even before coffee. Such is the effect of spring … Continue reading

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Carneddau ring:2

–8°C start, then warmth came through steadily. Mostly sunny once hill fog burnt off. A very long day’s walk, it turned out later. A cold night: g knew it would get cold, it reached -8°C by about 4am. I piled … Continue reading

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Carneddau ring: 1

6°C start sunny patches. No wind. Hiking in semi-winter conditions. The theme here is ‘no planning’. My first idea for a start was changed because of a closed road. There map a cross country running event that forced closures. Other … Continue reading

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Walk in windchill.

2°C white cloud and strong E. Windchill very significant. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 12.95km, time: 02:27:16, pace: 11:22min/km, speed: 5.28km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2740750153 It looks as though it’s about to drop into the water. There are rows of these grooves, probably … Continue reading

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Ainsdale Beach

5°C, still with unbroken blue above. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 7.48km, time: 01:37:45, pace: 13:04min/km, speed: 4.59km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2678812423 Today’s trip is an exploration of my new hometown. Dunes run dominantly in parallel to the rather distant shoreline. Looking out … Continue reading

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Berwyn ridge.

7°C, brisk NW, hill fog above 600m, mostly dry and cold. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 14.61km, time: 08:39:00, pace: 35:31min/km, speed: 1.69km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/264441241​ I don’t recall hiking in December before. it’s not too cold yet, though the wind-chill was … Continue reading

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Gold, day 4, completion.

12°C, sunny but rain at the end A day to wait, cleanup and packing the minibuses carried on against a background of sun and a cloud inversion.​ A cold front drew over us as the day finished bringing rain, heavy … Continue reading

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