Howdy doody folks.
Super smashing trail run today around the double loop that includes the Dolen Machno and the Dolen Eryri, a distance of, at least by my Suunto Ambit 3, 28.6 km or 17.7 miles. It’s generally an MTB trail, but if you come and run during the week or when it’s not a public holiday, I’ll be surprised if you see any bikers. I didn’t. In fact, I saw nobody apart from a couple of forestry contractors with their choppers out.
Here’s a little intro to the run today:
Instead of waffling on, I’ll post images from the run, with captions. I have not been able to edit them, so they are directly from my Galaxy S7, so some shots may have blown-out skies, highlights etc. I spend so much of my life editing photos, but sometimes I really can’t be buggered!
A little ‘North Shore’
As I left the trees heading back west, the view opens out to the mountains of Northern Snowdonia, beautiful…
My Skechers Ultra Trail 3 are great for this kind of trail; like Hoka – super-plush but only good on lightly-technical trails due to their uber stack height. I turned my left ankle today, but not half as bad as I have done previously….
Popping out of the trees again, I stopped to drink in the view and the sounds:
Directly in front is the dis-used Rhiw Fachno slate quarry. I actually work in the mine, Rhiw Bach guiding customers underground for the excellent Go Below Underground Adventures.
So there we go folks.
Another absolute cracker of a trail run. No denying it was hard, but definitely beautiful. Underground tomorrow, where I am sure my legs will protest at how physical my job is! But I love it, one of the best and most unique jobs a person can have 🙂
If you want to check it out, here ya go:
Don’t forget I’m also a regular Instagram selfie-whore too 😀
Thanks for coming by today folks and I’ll catch you all on my next blog post.
Elton aka ‘Eyri Runner’