Harlech Triathlon

The Loneliness of a Not Very Long Distance RunnerThe Harlech triathlon celebrates its 10th year this Sunday the 15th of May 2011. We always have some of the entrants staying with us here on the farm. And they always say what a fantastic event it is. So, yes, I’ve finally got round to filling in the entry form. But no, I haven’t done a lot of training.

But anyway the event comprises a 400m swim in Harlech swimming pool followed by a 28k cycle from Harlech to the Wayside pub near Barmouth and back before finishing with a 6.5k run along the beach and up the very steep hill to the finish line at Harlech castle. It’ll be fine I’m sure. (Ohh nooo) http://www.harlechtri-entries.org.uk/

I did it. 2hrs 0mins and 40seconds. Not a particularly impressive time but at least I finished. It was a great day, and I enjoyed it very much.  A little less chatting along the way next time perhaps and we’ll see if I can squeeze under the 2hr mark.

Barmouth Festival of Walking

Llyn Hywel with Llyn Y Bi behind.

Special Offer :
10% discount off all web prices

Seeing as walkers are such nice people, we’d like to offer everybody attending the Barmouth Festival of Walking a  discount off our usual prices.

The event runs from the Saturday 17th to Monday 26th September 2011. So even if you hadn’t intended on joining the group it’s worth giving them a ring as you’ll get a small discount off the price of your stay here at Byrdir.


From ‘Barmouth Walking Festival’

The Festival of Walking is a well established event organised by Barmouth Publicity Association to take advantage of the fabulous walks and dramatic landscape accessible from Barmouth, on the west coast of Wales. Taking place in September every year, the festival gives walkers of all abilities the opportunity to enjoy eight days of guided walks around the beautiful Mawddach Estuary and Southern Snowdonia.

The 2009 programme includes 25 walks, all led by knowledgeable local guides, ranging from short two-hour rambles to full-day high level hikes, all in some of the finest walking countryside in Wales.

Have a look at http://www.barmouthwalkingfestival.co.uk/ for more details about the event.