Lake Vyrnwy HALF MARATHON IS BACK

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17/02/2009 at 20:26

Thanks for the tip off- didn't realise entries were open - did this in 2005 so hoping to beat time set then (ahem 2hr 15ish). Should be in better shape as ran when I was unwell.

I can vouch for it being a really nice run- except our car keys were locked in the car by mistake and we had to wait around for hours at the end to be rescued!!

17/02/2009 at 20:28
lmao,  what did u do that for camlo =-D    (retoricle question) lol

you have to run under 2:00 this year OR ELSE hehe
17/02/2009 at 20:50

Ashley- I hope for 1:25. 

I do take it seriously, but i have a child who is a fussy eater and a wife who works shifts.  I can't expect them to eat what i do all the time.  I do generally eat healthy, but we have pizzas, mcdonalds etc. it's just a balancing act.

17/02/2009 at 20:51

It wasn't me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Def hope for a time under 2hrs.

17/02/2009 at 20:52
as long as its balanced i dont see a problem with the good stuff on occasion =D
17/02/2009 at 20:52
Who's done this race before.  There's apparently a hill for the first mile or so.
17/02/2009 at 20:54
lmao 
Camlo wrote (see)

It wasn't me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Def hope for a time under 2hrs.

18/02/2009 at 15:41

One I may well do.

Does this race sell out fast? Due to work commitments may need to rearrange my diary.

18/02/2009 at 15:57
there's a hill in mile 1 as you climb up to the Dam. Same hill you run down in Mile 12-13 on your way back to the village my guess is the race will sell out by June, it became very popular due to the sterling efforts of the late great Doug Morris, and Im sure he will be smiling down on the runners on race day !!
18/02/2009 at 16:07

I fancy this one as my second ever half having done GNR 2008 in 2.21

Will hope to improve on that time with better preparation. 

I've been told it's a really good event so i'll have to fill the form in and commit myself to getting in gear.

18/02/2009 at 17:54

As Alan says, the climb up to the dam stops you setting off too fast, and it makes a brilliant eyeballs out final mile. It may be my imagination, but from the dam to the far end of the lake feels slightly downhill, on balance, while the return feels slightly uphill.

It is a great course.

18/02/2009 at 18:56

Johnny- By my reconing this means the lake has a slope on it! 

Thanks for info on the first mile climb.

Try following the route on google earth, because of the hills above the lake you get a great perspective of the area.

19/02/2009 at 10:23

I like the idea of a sloping lake

06/03/2009 at 14:36

Right I've done it!

This will be my first half marathon - think I must be mad - plenty of time to train though!!

06/03/2009 at 14:53

I have just printed off an application form and will sort it out over the weekend.

 This will be my second half and yes Emma you must be mad but you'll love it really

06/03/2009 at 14:59

I plan to cheat by running to  mile 3, then swimming across the lake to mile 10

Edited: 06/03/2009 at 14:59
06/03/2009 at 15:48

Welsh Alex: For a fiver you can share my boat i've hidden at mile 3.

06/03/2009 at 15:48

I'll love it afterwards when I'm sat in the pub with a lovely pint of real ale!

This time last year I couldn't have run for a bus and last month I did the Ennstone 7 in a good (for me) time - so it'll be fine!

07/03/2009 at 15:00
Got me number in the post this morning
07/03/2009 at 15:05

That's quick

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