Rhedeg Mynydd y Dref

…….or Running Conwy Mountain. Last week I was staying in a house at the side of Conwy marina, the view from the front was dominated by the bulk of the Mynydd y Dref, whose peak is at 244 metres (801 feet, for you non-metric people).

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Despite never having attempted anything similar, a run up to the peak seemed a natural thing to do. It was easier than I expected and almost all the stops I made were due to having to scramble over rocky outcrops or bits that we’re just too steep to run. The views though when I stopped were wonderful, particularly down the ridge to Conwy and its castle.

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The summit was home to an Iron Age fort and offered some superb views of the the lower hills and mountains at the edge of Snowdonia.

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Coming down was fantastic, other than the really rocky bits, I just let gravity do its job. Sadly, there aren’t that any climbs like that in the south east, so it is an experience that I won’t be repeating for a while

I saw more horses than people on the run, in fact the only other human seen on the ‘mountain’ was another runner who assumed that I was a local and greeted me in Welsh.

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And finally, apologies if Google translate has massacred the title’s beautiful Welsh language which has provided one of the longest place names in the world.

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2 thoughts on “Rhedeg Mynydd y Dref

  1. WalkToRio

    I love the 3rd and 4th pic, all of them are nice, but those 2 are amazing.
    You feel more comfy going uphill or downhill?

    Reply
    1. runner500 Post author

      Thanks! I have always been quite a good climber but nothing like that before and was a little surprised and pleased with how easy I found the ascent. I have always been a slightly nervous descender after a cycle crash, but I loved the descent and wanted it to go on much longer!

      Reply

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