Paul’s Blog – Posted 07/02/17

Well I knew a blog was overdue but has it really been 4 weeks since I last sat down to do one! So many good intentions such as writing about the Winter Trail Half Marathon in Coed y Brenin & the camaraderie with a girl called Sarah who kept on praising my pace as we continually swapped positions ending in a warm hug at the finish. But with this great event more than two weeks ago I’ll say no more than thanks to Matt Ward & his team for a great event & belated congrats. to fellow Eryri runners, Martin, Steve & Alwyn for winning their age categories when yours truly could only finish 4th in his.

The following week saw me in The Lakes for a walk with the Liverpool Trekkers where we got temporarily lost in a light Blizzard (is there such a thing) between Esk Pike & Bowfell. A good winter hill day nonetheless followed by a relaxed evening & a lovely early morning run to blow the cobwebs away.

Running has taken over again, 4 half marathons or more over the last week has seen me clock up 70 miles, injuries (knee, back & shoulder) are fading into the past, each day my spirit is lifting & confidence in my body growing, may the year ahead prove to be as good as last year, the plans are laid & I’ll detail these separately in the near future.

But now to more here & now issues:-

Moel y Ci race this Saturday, will I see you there? Good luck to race organiser Gary Porter Jones, weather looks like be crisp & dry.

Banda Bacana are playing at the Cafe (also this Saturday), things kick off at 7:30pm, promises to be as fun as ever, dancing in the ailes almost obligatory, free entry with extended drinks license until 11:00pm.

Finally I am pleased to announce that we have just made a major investment in our cooking facilities, food will still be cooked fresh to order but the super quick new kit should bring down waiting times substantially whilst not affecting quality. It may take a few weeks for Gaby & her team to be totally up to speed but already we feel sure that you will soon reap the benefits, of course once you’ve eaten you are still more than welcome to linger & plan your day at whatever speed you choose.

Finally we have two important announcements to make, so watch this space over the coming days.

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