This weekend I went away on a mini break to South Wales, Vale of Glamorgan. I really like going away in the UK as you always know you will find beautiful landscapes and great food.
On the drive down we made a stop at the services just before crossing the old Severn Bridge.
No I didn't grab a coffee, I didn't even scoff down a Burger King. But I did change into suitable running attire. Alongside the old Severn Bridge and the Wye Bridge runs Cycle Route 4. This route also has a footpath, taking you from England into Wales.
|Above the tolls on the Old Severn Bridge (M48)|
|Half way across, view of the new Severn Bridge (M4)|
On finishing my little adventure across the bridge I saw I had run 9.36km, and it's not everyday that you get to run those km's across a big bridge. I was very glad I did it.
Now from bridges to beaches. When I think of beach territory in the UK my mind automatically goes to the South - Cornwall, Devon or Dorset. However this weekend I found a beach that beats anything you can find in these areas. Rhossili Bay on the Gower in Wales. The surfers were out in numbers on the huge waves, there were miles of pure white sand being lapped by clean and clear water.
I have always wanted to run on a beach and this weekend I was lucky to be able to do it on such an amazing one. The lesson I have learnt is that running on sand is a bit like running in custard. It's pretty tough going BUT the scenery and the weather were worth it. In total I ran 7.40km. Around 4km of that was on the beach itself, the other km's consisted of running to the point of Worm's Head just above the bay.
|Rhossili Bay, Gower, Wales|