Lake Vyrnwy Half

Smashed my PB!!!

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18/09/2002 at 20:43
Well done everyone - I didn't spot anyone from the forum but managed my best time for 17 years and only 10seconds outside my PB (which was actually a bit gutting). It was a fantastic race but I was a bit peed off by the chaos at the start, I think that's where I lost my 10s. Does anyone have any experience of the marathon there in the spring? I suspect a smaller field and 2 laps could make it mind-blowingly boring?
19/09/2002 at 17:07
Hi Di, I am sorry we did not make contact at the end. For me it was the first half marathon for 17 years, I started running agin this time last year after quite a few years rest and a bad skiing accident. I loved the course except for the last hill up in the downhill bit on the way home. Your time was good, I was frustrated not to break the 2 hour barrier, I did 2 hours 01. However, that got me first in my age group 60-64. so I was well pleased. 17 years ago I did a time of 1 hour 39, never to be repeated I guess, due to the pending years.
I agree with everyone about the start and about the water stations, I do not get on with plastic cups, I nearly choke if I try. Hence I carry my own water bottle, was I stupid or what, I usally carrry quite happily 500mls of sports drink, but for some reason only known to my 'other' self I took 750mls out with me. I think this was too heavy to carry, and maybe what slowed me down.
All in all I think a good day was had by all in a VERY beautiful part of Wales.
19/09/2002 at 22:58
Fat Face -I'm so sorry - I had no idea this had happened to you. Bad Luck - hope you're necks OK for the weekend and Look forward to seeing you there next year - if not somewhere else this year (BTW do you kow of any flat 1/2M's in the North West round about late Dec / January?)

20/09/2002 at 11:43
Helsby - 19/1/2003. Not flat but with a course record of 1:04:36 it is not hilly either. Greaqt course, lots of country lanes and farmyard smells.

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Neck is much better now. May try a little run tonight.
20/09/2002 at 13:55
Bugger the run, what about the wedding?

20/09/2002 at 19:08
Penfold, you asked about the full marathon, run in June. It has been going for just two years with just under 200 competitors each time. Hopfully the numbers will pick up as the years go by. I was told by the owners of the B&B I stayed at that everyone got bitten loads by the midges at this years race.

20/09/2002 at 21:39
Thanks Fat Face - have entered today!

Have a good one!
21/09/2002 at 12:51
Thanks Bakerboy - if I enter I'll take some mozzy repellant

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