On August, I spent 17 out of 31 days spent either walking or mountain biking training for next year’s 10nTaff challenge for Tŷ Hafan. Over 26 hours, I walked 68 miles, climbing 9957 feet (3035m) and cycled 60 miles, climbing 6197 feet (1889m). My playground has been very local with the Garth Hill, Craig-yr-Allt, Rudry and Caerphilly mountains, and the Smilog Woods near Llantrisant. Keeping motivated is tough, especially as all the training is done alone due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year, I’ve now hiked 453 miles and ascended 50422 feet (the height of Everest from sea level is 29029 feet). Cycling has been mainly off road, focusing on difficult climbs, and I’ve covered 360 miles climbing 35109 feet. There is still a lot more to do, but I’m in a good place. Here are some photos taken along the way.
Training in the month: Hiking: 21 hrs 68 miles. Cycling: 4 3/4 hrs 60 miles. Strength exercises: 7400
Find out more about the challenge: 10nTaff 10 mountains and 52 miles cycling challenge for Ty Hafan
My Just Giving page: 10nTaff for Ty Hafan – Paul Fears
Photos from previous months training: 10nTaff Training