While some of you may already be aware of the Walk Eryri website, that has been about the more sedate activity of walking up to now. Part of the reason, I suppose, that the site has been so quiet over the last year is that I’ve been struggling with this running malarkey. I think, during the last 18 months, if there’s an injury to be picked up, I’ve managed it. From shin splints, runners knee and a permanent crepitus in the knee (must be the same etymology as decrepit). Finally, i think, I’m getting to the point where I can manage a decent distance every week and hopefully I can build up the ascent. For if I’ve learnt two things, they’re:

1 – Running is an activity undertaken between injuries.

2 – Fell Running is incredibly hard (especially so if you’re running with more extra weight than the average runner weighs in total) You could add a third – that it’s difficult to find some images to represent ‘running’, so here’s a token image.

Ideal terrain for a bit of a trail run near Nant Gwynant.

A few routes on Walk Eryri (soon to be placed on Mud and Routes) lend themselves to running: Around Llyn Padarn – classic run. Lon Gwyrfai, with a diversion over an old track (hopefully it won’t get tarmacked) Llynnoedd Crafnant and Geirionnydd – a challenging, but classic trail run!

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