"Possibility is only capped by the drive to go on."
The problem is that I get bored and when I get bored I start to think of mad things that no one has done, I could take part in a marathon or triathlon but to be honest it’s been done and it’s to controlled for me. I like to live on the edge and sometimes over it. Making up my own endurance events is exciting as it’s yourself who is organising it and there is nothing to base anything on as there is no guidelines to follow. There is no plane sailing and failure is a possibility but its that unknown that makes it exciting. Anyone can do anything they would like to, it’s only them selves in the way of getting it done.
12 Hour Pen-y-fan Challange
Twelve hours on Pen-Y-Fan to see how many times I could get up and down the mountain, with every weather condition experienced with in that window it became an immence effort of endurance but a very enjoyable as well.
The challenge is to complete the Welsh 3000 and Welsh Three Peaks in under 24 hours. The Welsh 3000 is a crossing of the 15 summits of Snowdonia over 3,000ft, taking in the ranges of the Carneddau, the Glyders and the Snowdon range. It involves a 12,000ft ascent over 25 miles with rough ground and some exposed scrambling. The Welsh Three Peaks includes a total distance of 17 miles and an ascent of 7657ft. Snowdon will be the last peak of the Welsh 3000 and the beginning of the Welsh Three peaks, so this will connect the two challenges as one. There is also the drive between the Welsh Three Peaks which will be eating into my time to complete the challenge. Snowdon to Cadair idris (Penygader) is a 57 mile drive and Cadair idris (penygader) to Pen y Fan is a 86 mile drive. All together losing about 3.5 hours due to driving.
On July the 28th 2018 I left my home town of Bridgend and set out to cycle 600 miles around Wales and to climb the Welsh 3 peaks along the way “Pen Y fan, Cadair Idris, Snowdon”. Self supported and camping along the way I had only myself to push through the tuff times.After originally planning 14 days I ended up doing it in 10 despite the bloody head wind for the majority of the trip, exhausted with red legs I finally made it back in one piece.