Claire House Excalibur Marathon

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21/03/2012 at 21:04
Good TR40.   I am going to use it as a time on feet exercise.  So if it takes all day i do not care..
21/03/2012 at 21:15
Same here my fitness is not were I would have liked it to have been (Due to injury) But this beast was never going to be a fast one!!
22/03/2012 at 19:03

I've been reading the thread here for some time now, in addition to the one on the Fellrunner forum and think that you all sound very fit compared to me and my team mate! We're looking to jog/walk on the day.

Re. finding the path to Moel Arthur after the uphill section from Penycloddiau car park - it can be difficult to spot, but I seem to remember that at the top of the steep uphill bit you go over two stiles and the path is about 50m after the second stile on the boundary of some heather/gorse. It's quite narrow and almost looks like a peaty sheep track.

Best of luck to all who are doing this event - I'm really looking forward to it. Fingers crossed for reasonable weather - it will be hard work on the ridge if it's windy on the day!

22/03/2012 at 21:21
This week I have completed 2 short training runs without any pain in my knee. I will be going for a longer run in the hills Sunday and if I get through that ok I am back in the event. Fingers crossed...
23/03/2012 at 11:45
Good luck to everyone giving it a go,it will be one to remember!
23/03/2012 at 15:34
23/03/2012 at 15:47

Hope everyone has a good weekend. I'm starting my taper with a marathon tomorrow and another on Sunday at the Gin Pit Double Trouble. It's a bit like doing your revision on the bus omn the morning of the exam...

25/03/2012 at 23:25
Well I went for a run today and all was going great until about 3 or 4 miles in and my knee went again. Sharp pain mainly on outside of my left knee and knee is clicking when I walk more than ever now.

Gutted i'm out of the event now and will have to see a specialist.

Good luck to all competitors. I will be there to support my mate who is running and all other competitors
26/03/2012 at 06:41

Bad news Peers. I'm sorry you won't make it but, of course, you are doing the right thing.

 Good luck with your recovery.

26/03/2012 at 11:01

Getting close now...

Is there a list of essential kit we need to carry. Will be carrying a lightweight version of the kit I normally carry in the mountains anyway (map, compass, waterproof, etc) but wondered if there was anything specific or compulsary ?

26/03/2012 at 16:22

From the entry form.........,


. Owing to possible wintry conditions, the following must be carried: full waterproof body cover, whistle, compass and map – OS 265 Clwydian Range 1:25,000. Mug – if you require a drink en route. Additional equipment recommended to be worn/carried by each participant - spare warm winter clothes, bivi bag, gloves, hat, first-aid kit, food and emergency rations, torch.

 I assume that if the weather stays as forecast, the organiser may allow us to leave the waterproofs behind, although this may only be in favour of other full body cover.

I'll take a selection of stuff to the start just in case but if it stays as per the entry and looks like it could be a bit cold on top I'll be prepared to carry...,

Waterproof jacket with taped seams and hood, waterproof trousers with taped seams, buff, gloves, map, compass, whistle, gels, 0.5 litre bottle.

26/03/2012 at 16:32
Thanks...I knew Id read something somewhere just could find it again !! 
29/03/2012 at 18:12

Nearly time now....

29/03/2012 at 18:20
29/03/2012 at 18:48

it's suddenly dawned on me this afternoon what we're letting ourselves in for!

29/03/2012 at 19:28

Im just jogging the flats and downs.  And walk the ups.

What time are you all planning on starting?

29/03/2012 at 19:40

Ive got a feeling im going to get very lost here lol

29/03/2012 at 19:43

lol spen! We probably all will...

After the last email I'm not sure how much choice we'll have over when we start Personally I'd rather start before the last 9:30 group, but that may just be because I'm not 'an experienced fell runner', I don't have good knowledge of the area, and I'm not confident about finishing in under 5 hrs.

TR40 and I are planning on arriving around 8..

I think Mr Panad is going to be quite glad that I'm at work tomorrow and then he's got meetings tomorrow evening so he'll miss a lot of my last minute panic!

Edited: 29/03/2012 at 19:46
29/03/2012 at 20:25
I will arrive at 8 then,   I will be travelling from Chester so not too far.  Will PM you my number.
29/03/2012 at 20:28

Deep respect to all of you, there are some seriously steep hills in the Clwydian range!  Have a great day, sounds like the weather will be ideal, dry and not too hot.  Good luck to all, when it gets tough just remember all the money you are raisng for good causes.


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