Storm running

On wednesday it was extremely windy but not so wet and I wanted to go and see what the storms had done to the beach overnight.  Not all the news was good.  There was debris and plastics everywhere, I don’t know if they were brought in on just this tide which seems unlikely or uncovered by the massive tides that night. Whatever it meant that the plastic pollution was everywhere – I’ll keep you posted on this as there more to come.


Its hard to see in photos but the debris is everywhere

The tides did so some cool stuff like dragging all this scree down onto the next level of beach

None of this was there yesterday just bare rock

And it exposed some more bones from the chalky cliff burial site

Think its a leg joint of some description
Bone protuding

I covered around seven miles. half of which into a bitch of a headwind. Still its all training at the end of the day, no-one said it was easy even if its always fun

Bit windy out

Last weekend (I know I know) I went for a run during storm Brian – You cant not run in a storm! Especially not at the beach. It was hell windy and the tide was in so I got to to the clifftops in a gale … no dont worry I satyed way away from the edge


The wind and high tides made the sea pretty cool – Everything was so wild and blown out if it wasnt so cold and windy I could have watched it for ages.

I did come across some rather photogenic sheep apparently completely oblivious to the conditions ….

Look at me! Look at me!

Then when I got home I had to move a load of stuff from the landing pre decorating which meant moving all my running shoes … not sure I have enough …



Wind sprints & leg wobbles

I’m caught up! Kinda – So this was thursday!

4 miles along the beach followed by some more hill work (4 not 6 this time as I’d already done a longer run) so plenty of leg wobbling!  The wind was giving it a good blow and made for some interesting training, wet sand and a headwind equal muscle tiredness.

Always beautiful
The wind was making cool swirling patterns in the sand which I’ve completely failed to capture here but you get the idea I’m sure
Sea being chopped up by the wind – did I mention it was windy?

A stiff breeze

All week the media have been banging on about WINDPOCALPSE so of course I was waiting excitedly for today. Ok so it blew a bit but there was no mass downing of trees or blowing of high sided vehicles into rivers. I did see a sheep stagger a bit but that may have been due to poor hoof conditions underfoot.

So I ran to Witches Point which meant 3 and a half miles into the wind and then the saunter home!

The wind did so some cool stuff however in more subtle ways.

The tide didn’t seem to know if it was in or out ….
The whole beach was covered in an inch of water and foam which was being driven onshore by the wind despite the tide receding, which gave it the surreal appearance of snow which my camera couldnt quite grasp
The waterfall was having issues.  There was plenty of water but no falling.  This was as far as the waster got before being blasted away into spray.

Fuck the weather get out there and run people!