Tag: Brecon Beacons

Mark Aston gives us his report on the job of sweeping the Run Walk Crawl Brecon to Cardiff Ultra Marathon. Mark used the sweep as part of his training for a 100 mile race in the summer, and is able to take in more of the views than when in 'race mode'. Continue reading for his entertaining and educational insights of the day
 
February was a busy month in the shop. As well as a number of reps coming to see us, and a number of visits to make, we also attended the Run, Walk, Crawl Brecon to Cardiff Ultra, and hosted a climbing shoe demo with Tenaya at local bouldering wall Spot Climbing. We still managed to get out, and members of Team Up and Under could be found in many parts of the UK; including in the Brecon Beacons, the Lakes, South Downs, Scotland, as well as further afield in Chamonix and George L still in Thailand.
 
#Team Up and Under member Mark Aston gives a review of the the Might Contain Nuts (MCN) December ultra race, held in the Brecon Beacons. A circular loop of well known summits such as Tor y Foel and Pen y Fan, the Ultra course also takes you over Mynydd Llangynidr, past Dolygaer and Storey Arms, giving stunning views along the way - if you're lucky enough to be in condition to take the sights in.
 
This December didn't see us out and about quite so much. It's our busiest time of the year, so it all hands to the deck and with most Annual Leave used up by now. However, we all still managed to fit something in, and the Christmas period gives us all a few days off where the shop is closed, meaning traditional Boxing Day / New Years Eve/Day walks/swims/runs/paddles are all fitted in.
 
Our staff members are always out and about, making the most of their time off to go and have fun, using and testing the kit we sell. We're going to try and let you know what we get up to, with regular monthly updates.
 
100 and 50 mile ultra-trail footraces crossing the Brecon Beacons, the South Wales Valleys and finishing in Cardiff on the 3rd and 4th of June 2016! Demanding tests of endurance over varied and challenging terrain for competent ultra-trail runners with 6400 meters of ascent on the 100 and are over 90% on trails. Up and Under will be at the start with a shop for vital kit and energy food.
 
Norman and Elan took advantage of a weekday off to head into the Brecon Beacons with little in the way of crowds. Follow the route created on the Suunto Ambit on the animated video included within.
 
Wednesday 9th October is OMM evening at Up and Under. Come along between 6pm and 8pm, for free kit, free drinks, free talks on the Original Mountain Marathon, prize raffle and 20% off RRP on all OMM products!
 
We have new models of walking boots from favourites Scarpa, Meindl and Zamberlan now available in store in Cardiff and from our website www.upandunder.co.uk. Check out the Zamberlan Zenith Mid GT, Meindl Meran GTX, Scarpa Ranger Activ for men and Ranger Activ GTX for women
 
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