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Harpenden, England, United Kingdom

Friday, October 4, 2013

Summer fun and back on the road

It was a great summer, one of the best I can remember. For one thing, there was actually a summer here in the UK, something that is apparently not at all a given. I also enjoyed the longest vacation I have had in many years (three full weeks!!!), a nice long recovery after the Vitosha 100 km (Bulgarian version) and a gradual progression of training aimed at breaking into the 2:30s at this weekend’s Chester Marathon.

Here are some photo highlights from the last three months:

Hiking with my family in Pirin and only running when I felt like it!

But then the first race was a bit of a shock to my unfit body.
I still managed to have fun and finish fourth
(way behind the first three) – if you need a new
challenge, consider Skyrun Maliovitsa in Bulgaria!
I am certainly going to take another crack at it at some point.

Back to Wales and running on the beach
(Borth Beach 10k, 36:29, third)…

then through the bogs (Nant Y Moch Skyline, 2:14, sixth),...

…and finally back on tarmac (Aberystwyth Parkrun)!

But with one last escape to a bigger mountain ...

 ...and watching a long-term race project (UTMB).

You can follow me live at Chester Marathon through my Facebook timeline or directly here.


  1. Fantastic Gancho! Lots of beautiful places and great results. Good luck this weekend!

  2. All my best to you, Gancho. I always enjoy seeing your pictures and that you are getting some running in.