The Blue Monster Swim 2022 Abereiddy Saturday 17th of September saw us host our end of season swim, The Blue Monster Swim at Abereiddy Bay. On the surface all looked well, but as you got about 500m offshore, the swell picked up, making it unadvisable to swim to the extremity of the bay! So we had to shorten the course and make it a two lap event, with an Aussie exit in-between laps. This gave us a 1.5mile course. Which in the conditions seemed plenty. The general feedback was – it was hard, but hard is good! It was a

Ras Dewi Sant 2022 Well on the 3rd attempt we managed to get Ras Dewi Sant back to the St David’s Day weekend. With us having the usual 3 week lead up anxiety of playing Russian roulette with the West Wales storm season! We dodged a bullet this year and what a glorious day for running it was. A cold wind, not to be underestimated and a bit boggy in parts but lets not be too fussy. We do want to thank all of the runners for showing patience over the past few years, It’s been a difficult and frustrating

2022 Calendar of Events (A New Dawn!) 2022 is well and truly here, we were all nervous about January coming and feared the worst from the Omicron! However now that January is about to end, there does appear to be a bit of hope and a willingness to move on from the disaster of the past two years. We hope that this is not another false dawn, and we can crack on being active and enjoying ourselves. This is not in anyway to take away the hardships that people have or are still suffering. We all have our stories to

Ras Dewi Sant 2021 – Round 1 Out of the Mist, Physical and metaphorically Now the September 2021 version of the Ras Dewi Sant, might have been a modest affair. But for us it was another milestone and another event up and running. However some things will always be the same, such as, the weather was yet again another talking point! It was warm, it was windless, but quite fitting the morning started with heavy mist and poor visibility, but as the day went on the mist raised to uncover the spectacular sights of the St Davids peninsular. A little

The Blue Monster Swim – Abereiddy 2021 In 2019, August some time I believe, We were due to run the Blue Monster Swim out of Abereiddy. Two days before, the weather forecast did not look good. We made an early call to postpone. The day came and we were proved right, there is no way a swim could have been held. Never mind we said, we’ll hold it in 2020!!! So after the busiest summer the area and that we have ever seen, I was still doubtful that this swim could go ahead in 2021. But I am delighted to

 RDS 40 Mile Ultra Marathon 2021 After 21 months of not being able to hold an event for one reason or another. It was so good to welcome back some old and some new faces. Now it would not be a Ras Dewi Sant event if we are not talking about the weather. But this event is in May, surely that will automatically mean that all will be good!!! Well, if we had held the event on Friday, that would have been awesome, if we had held it tomorrow it would have been good! But no, we held it today,

RDS 40 Mile Ultra Marathon  Date 8th May Time 0800hrs We are trying not to get too excited after so many false dawns, but it’s looking pretty good for us to get our first event in over 12 months up and running. And what better way to do it than, A 40 Mile Ultra Marathon (RDS40). A 40 mile Ultra and like all the other RDS distances it will be predominately on the Coast Path and the surrounding trails of St Davids, and of course taking you up the infamous Cathedral Steps x 2 and finishing off in Britain’s smallest

Events 2021 I want to stand alone in a crowd once more! In this day and age, we cannot be certain of anything, but I am pretty certain that come 2021 we won’t all be standing shoulder to shoulder belting out national anthems in sporting arenas. Or squashed onto a starting line of a mass participation event raring to go, which is all such a shame! Now I’m no expert and therefore might be wrong on that and there may be a huge U-turn around the corner and we are all taken back to carefree 2019. However, it would be

What to Do? We know that endurance sports test not only your character, but your ability to endure physical pain and mental doubt, they teach you a lot about yourself, and give people of all abilities and walks of life the chance to achieve something special and of course – overcome your limits! Now the beauty of “going long” is that there is no short cut to achieving your goals and no cheap way to earn a finishers medal or t-shirt. These mementos and accolades or even personal satisfaction are gained one way, by doing the hard yards. The training

2021 Muuk Ultra Running Series As we come out of lock down and the disaster that has been 2020. We want to be  positive and look forward to 2021. We want to give those that like to take challenges to the next level something to aim for and reignite any loss of interest, or even build on a any new sense of motivation that has crept in over these strange times with; The MUUK Ultra Running Series. It is our aim to create an Ultra Running Series in West Wales, That will see runners battle it out over a number