Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Officially excited

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Ever since my run with Brian and George in the Brecons Beacons in December 2011 I have dreamed of returning to take on Pen-Y-Fan (pronounced "Pen a Van", meaning "the top peak", "top of the place", "end of the place" or "head of the place", depending on how you translate it) especially via Cribyn.

 Pen-Y-Fan is 2,907 feet (886 m) and the Brecon Beacons is known for its harsh weather, especially during the winter months when it can be clear one moment and snowing the next. This is perfect conditions for a challenge and when I heard that the Fan Dance was in January how could I refuse

The Fan Dance is a 24km race over the summit of Pen-Y-Fan and follows the route of the infamous SAS training route, who was I to turn away. I have to admit I am not going for the load-bearing option and running Clean Fatigue but that does not mean it is going to be easy as you are given a clean map, grid references and told to get to the check points.

So on Saturday 19th January 2013 I will make my 2012 dream come true...I am extremely excited


  1. Jerry ventures into the world of fell running. Great news.

  2. I hope not barefoot tho Jez :-)