Seagulls, Rain and Mr Darcy

To be fair i’m amazed after a looooong weekend I got out at all today but fancied a qick trot – Which turned into 9 and a half miles and two and a quarter hours.

At the beach I went right …. view below. Cloudy but warm enough to run without a shirt  which is always nice.

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Right!

I got divebombed by the seagulls again – I thought I had gone far enough out to avoid them but I think rather than defending their turf this is just a game to them now.

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Incoming!

Got to the end of that section of the beach and felt fantastic – So I kept going, up over witches point and down to Southerdown beach.

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View from Witches Point
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Southerndown beach

I crossed the beach and found some quite cool rocks which were fun and challenging to run on.

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Asics today not Altras thanfully

And of course at the furthest point from home it started to rain and the wind picked up – A headwind of course. You know what though? Any day trailrunning is good no matter the weather so despite being wet and cold I wasn’t miserable. Especially as next up I met Mr Darcy!

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Mr Darcy (Awesome name for a dog) is a Newfoundland (I think thats what his owner said) and was completely cool about letting this drenched idiot give him a hug and take his photo.

Covered the remaining 3 miles back home in record time and now it’s feet up recovery time!

 

 

Author: Gareth

Running coastal trails in South Wales and working on a healthier body and mind

10 thoughts on “Seagulls, Rain and Mr Darcy”

  1. YOU DID get out of bed!!! yay!!! amazing rocks!!! gosh, really beautiful and Mr Darcy… oh wow, how beautiful was he? he is HUGE too!!! like a big bear!
    Enjoy your hols Gareth 🙂 I’m envious of your 6 weeks! I should have stuck with education!

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      1. That’s what I mean 🙂 asking for the dog’s name is the first step – then I ask for permission to pet. That is after people start talking to me though lol. But I’m blessed with super dogs around here as well!

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