I think that the phrase ~Blink and you'll miss it~ is suitable for this Summer holiday. I cannot believe how fast it has flown by! Now as the Summer activities are nearly over and I have time to blink I thought that I would write a blog post to bring you all up to date with what I have been up to.
Competitions that I have competed in over the Summer:
I was the only athlete in my age group in this race so I was guaranteed the Gold medal but I had a good race with the senior women and finished in 2nd place overall and was just outside my personal best which I set a week earlier.
1st August~Welsh 5km Road Championships/Bryn Bach Parc (1st)
I was looking forward to running this race as I thought that I would be able to run a fast time. However the wet and windy weather meant that this was not possible but I ran a strong sensibly paced race to overtake the leader in the last 2km and come way with the overall women's win. (Race report here)
15th August~Welsh 800m Championships/Newport (3rd)
This was my first and last 800m race of the 2015 track season and I perhaps expected a bit too much of myself. It was definitely a shock to the system after mainly training for mountain running this Summer. However now that I look back on this race I'm glad that I was quite close to my PB and picked up a bronze medal in a race that I wasn't really training for. The important race was a week later......
22nd August~British Athletics Trial for the World Mountain Running Championships/Betws y Coed (1st)
After winning this race I have now been selected to run as part of a really strong British team at the World Mountain Running Championships held in Betws y Coed on September 19th. I'm very excited to compete at this event especially as it is a home World Championships and can't wait to see what September brings! (British Athletics report here)
My Summer in pictures:
|Selfie with my brother Luke before the Welsh |
3000m champs in Cardiff
|Homemade yummy bagels|
|A fresh pair of Norman Walsh PB Elites after being brought to life|
on a hilly run around the hills of Mid Wales
|My first and only 1500m of the track season before the Summer|
|Sunset @ 9pm on 30/07/15|
|Toby had that Friday feeling!|
|A false start at the start of a 5km|
road race at the Welsh Athletics Championships!
|Winning the Welsh 5km Road Championships in very wet|
and windy Bryn Bach Parc
|Amazing views from the summit of Pen y Fan|
|A bit windy at the summit of Pen y Fan with Dad|
|Two pairs of Norman Walsh Trainers|
at the summit of Pen y Fan...
|....and my favourite pair of Norman Walsh|
at Swansea Bay
|Speed session on that well know|
athletics track in Llanyre village
|Post run cool off at the Welsh Coast with Luke|
|Fish and Chips at the seaside|
|The best sunset of the Summer|
|I discovered Heidi Chocolate|
|Toby's sunbathing spot was taken over by my Norman|
Walsh Fells shoes
|800m pain faces|
|At the GB trial for the World Mountain |
That's the round up of my 2015 Summer. Looking forward to the next adventure ahead!
~There is no certainty; there is only adventure~ Robert AssagioliUntil next time,