Monday, 26 March 2012

Cader Idris

This enjoyable and scenic training run was up and down the Ty Nant pony path which follows the route of the annual race. The Tourist Information Office situated in the centre of the nearby town of Dolgellau provides leaflets of this route and also the Llanfinhangel y Pennant and Minfordd paths.

The summit viewed from near the start.

Halfway point.

Looking back from near the summit.

The last climb.

In the distance - the Irish Sea

Making friends with a fellow mountaineer!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Spring in the Tiergarten

Spring weather tempts the runner afield.

Today I selected my small rucksack and filled it with a bottle of water containing a little magnesium, a spare lightweight jacket, a small camera, a pair of specs, a spare hat, a telephone (just in case), my pensioners train ticket and a €10 banknote. Then I set off.

I was gone 3 hours (plus 40 mins there and back on the train).

My run/jog/walk route was over an undulating 21-23 kms with 300-400 mtrs total ascent around the Lainzer Tiergarten, a walled area of parkland, inhabited by wild pigs, and situated to the south-west of Vienna.

A promising run for the month of March!

a signpost points the way

looking back after 6kms

10 kms into the run

Wienerblick - Vienna View - the Japanese emperor stood here in 2002

finally - the train home