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in running •  19 days ago 

One of the things Wales is known for is mountains, so I had to expect some running challenges there. Of course you can run around them rather than up them, but there will still be some climbs.

I started at our cottage where a footpath went off over a stream and the narrow gauge steam railway. That led to a fairly flat area at the foot of the hill that made got nice running. Lots of small pieces of slate underfoot, but not slippery. That part eventually came back to the railway and I then followed the main road up the valley. Up there is a place with slate caverns and zip wires that may have to be checked out.

Them it was back downhill and into town. This is where I managed a quick kilometre. Fairly quiet there in the morning before much was open. I had a little explore around the station and some back streets. Then it was back to the house for breakfast.

Around 300m of climbing is a reasonable workout. I'm not feeling up to going straight up the mountain just yet.

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Were you the only runner in the village?

I didn't see any when I was out, but a couple went past the house after I got back. Don't know if they were locals. Wouldn't surprise me if there is a local hill running club.

I do know "Run to the hills" by Iron Maiden ;)
Great job Steve !!

I like to work song titles into my posts to see if anyone notices :)

Noticed ;)

You started before breakfast, great workout. I can imagine you will stay downhill for a while now.
I like the picture 💕

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I may do another run here to make the most of the hills. I like to get the run out of the way early in the day. Some of the family were still not up when I got back.

We have some very tiny hills in our park. I mean basically non existent. I used to avoid them, but I don't really mind walking up them now. It is a bit of a change of pace from just walking round in circles.

This place is surrounded by hills. Not much flat at all. It makes a change for me.

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The landscape over there is much more beautiful than the one near my city... if I had that landscape I might very well run a lot more xD

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