Chased by cows and a sheep - ultra marathon training

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Out for a long marathon distance cross country run across the Gower peninsula I had a jog with some cows and a sheep (that thought she was a cow?), found a placenta and a new born foal, and didn't get very lost. Also, my brother, Nick, compares running in Wales to running in the United Arab Emirates.

To donate to Nick's charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, go to his JustGiving page:

www.justgiving.com/Webster-Nicholas



Fox hole

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Getting new shoes muddy and checking out a sport climbing sea cliff cave. Looking forward to the summer and some new climbing spots.



Looking for ice in south Wales

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The Beast from the East is freezing the UK and bringing it to an icy standstill. Which can only mean one thing - has anything frozen enough for us to go ice climbing? There's one way to find out!



Ultra marathons in 2018

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Running in the sun!

I haven't written a blog entry in a while - I've become very used to talking to a GoPro and putting together vlogs. I think I like being able to show things at the same time as talk about things.

Right now I'm sat with my feet up, with my right calf on an ice pack.

For the last couple of years I've been struggling with injuries affecting triathlon training and limiting how much I can do. I think the problems stem from my lower back, and probably from getting older as much as anything else. This year I have made a change as a result - I'm going to try and run some ultra marathons instead of race triathlon. These will be big but different challenges. I think I can do this because a limited stride length has been causing my problems and for ultra running I need to run slowly, with a shorter stride length. It might work?