Monday, 27 September 2010

Update - 27/09/2010

Two runs last week - both "Wreckies" for the Wrekin Wrecker fell race.

First (20/09/2010) was out along the bottom path on the north side to the gate about 1.4 miles in (well beyond where the Wrecker turns up towards "Heroes", then back along the higher path, up Heroes, down the BMX path, up the Beeches to Halfway and down the spur right of the scree descent (had my road shoes on and didn't want to go for a Burton. Lots of photo and navigation stops and a very measured pace: 3.8 miles; 720' (both probably a bit low because of the tree cover effect on my GPS); just on an hour.

Next (22/09/2010) was a start along the right track and deviation to check the correct start up to the middle level once I'd missed the right turn at the end of the firing range. I then carried on round through the gap between Little Hill and the Wrekin and up the Goaty path (or rather mostly to the left of where I think the path actually is). Mustn't go left through the crags - better to stay right. Descent from the summit was via the BMX path which was much easier in my MudClaws. 3.9 miles, 700', 55:04.

Not much running this weekend due to a weekend away with my hillwalking mates. Friday 24/09/2010 saw a wander in the rain down the new (and improved) path along Aberglaslyn Falls from Beddgelert and return via the pass between Mynydd Sygyn and Moel y Dyniewyd and Sygun Mine. 5.6 miles, 1000'.

Saturday was a bigger day out on the Carneddau. Starting at Helyg, up Pen Llithrig y Wrach, then on to Pen yr Helgi Du, down the steep ridge and up onto Carnedd Llewellyn. Diversion (jogging) for me but not the mates over Yr Elen, then Carnedd Dafydd, Pen yr Ole Wen and the east ridge descent back to the car near Gwern Gof. 13.1 miles, 4350'.

We needed a relatively early departure on the Sunday, so went up Cnicht from Croesor, then on to the abandoned slate mines under Moelwyn Mawr and back to Croesor for a cup of tea and some cake. Cnicht is proper mountain terrain and very steep near the top - must try the fell race sometime. 9 miles, 2260'.

Total for the week: 35.4 miles, 9030'
Previous week was: 29.6 miles, 4420'

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