Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Cardiff Aspire Double Marathon

After 9hrs and 29 minutes of non-stop running, I finally managed to complete my long journey from Brecon to Cardiff as part of the Cardiff Aspire Ultra Marathon Race.

Having not run further than 12km in training I was pleased with the way my body was able to continue.

Subdued by ibuprofen and paracetamols my mind was able to keep me going through the pain of pounding on tarmac. Two days on and I still can't walk properly!

I was delighted to come 54th overall out of over 130 starters.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

My first Surfski Race

On Sunday 6th, I headed down to Rhoose lifeguards to take part in 2012 Surfski Race, a race that has been running for 30 years.

The conditions were perfect and it was great to get out on my ski so close to home. The course was an 8km loop along the coast and back.

Having not had much practise lately in my ski, I had fears of capsizing so decided to wear my wetsuit. Lucikly it was not needed, but this meant that I was sweltering hot.

It was great training for my Devises to Westminster bid next year!