An excuse to visit the Moelwyn range after 20 years
By clive on Apr 21, 2008
Ran in the Ras Y Moelwyn (the Moelwyn Race) race on Saturday over the three peaks of Moelwyn Mawr, Moelwyn Bach and Moel yr Hydd in north Wales. At 10 miles and 2500ft of up it was the next step up in difficulty being a "proper mountain race", to my previous 2 races. Still, pleased with my time and place, but significant scope for improvement.
In contrast to my other 2 races in previous months which were organized by Fell Runners for Fell Runners, this was organized by the community of Blaenau Ffestiniog and the race is in its 26th year. The organization and marshaling was spot on with a very significant commitment from the local people. Navigation involved following either very well defined paths or on the open mountain running from one marshal in a fluorescent jacket to the next a few 100 meters away. The whole vibe of the race means I will be back for sure next year.
I am spending this week in Prague teaching SGRT to the Software Systems Test Group. I think I am now the longest serving/suffering active SGRT Program Leader in Sun, but if you know different please add a comment. Many of the people trained in SGRT over the years have moved to senior management positions and are now not active in training and delivery of troubleshooting. However, they still use the Rational Process in their new roles, even outside the context of direct customer problem troubleshooting. This demonstrates to me that SGRT has served them well as a tool to develop their careers as New Rational Managers.
Me, I will stick to technical problem solving and the lunacy involved in running down hills as fast as my little legs will carry me.