15 Mar

Snowdonia Run and Camp.

We all went camping this weekend In the mountains of Snowdonia. It’s only an hours drive to get into the heart of this beautiful range from where we live. The kids love it and it gives me a great opportunity to run in this stunning landscape. My mate Gaz joined us (the bloke I did the Glencoe Marathon with).

We only did a 3 miler because Gaz is coming back from a serious injury. That was enough to be honest it was hard going in some parts with slippery rocks and rushing streams. Great fun and a great night camping cooking marsh-mellows over the camp fire.

Snowdon Run

 

17 Feb

Water-To-Go Bottle Review

There is a lot more to this water bottle than meets the eye. When this arrived in the post I was in a rush to get to work. I quickly opened it had a quick glance and put it on the kitchen table to have a look at when I got back. Later that day holding it and reading the blurb on the packaging It said “Filters over 99.9% of ALL microbiological contaminants” Now I work in Laboratory and you have to be pretty confident to put those sort of stats on your product and that’s the key here to any type of water filtration technology trust! The filter can clean 200 liters of water.  A lot!!

I took it out for a run with me this weekend and it felt great in my hand and I will certainly use it for those 5 or 6 milers. To be honest though I will use this more for my wild camping when I go away to Scotland every year with my mates. We always end up on an island in a Loch after paddling all day and this bottle is perfect for 5 days outdoors.  It fits perfectly in my rucksack side pouch and I can feel confident about the drinking water which is vital when you are in some remote places.

The Water-To-Go bottle is genuinely a great product and something that suits me perfectly not only for running but more for my outdoor stuff. The bottle came from a site called www.traveloutdoors.co.uk

Get one and get me another one for my birthday!!

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05 Feb

Yeah Baby!

Nothing like a big gap in blogging to get me motivated to …..cough…….blog again. An absolute beautiful afternoon to go running in the hills today. This has to be the perfect weather and time of year to run. No breeze, a cold start and about a mile into the run nicely warmed up. I really do love running when it’s like this. Got me trusty Ron Hills on today just to accentuate my gorgeous chunky legs. It’s great to be back into training!!