NT Snowdonia Marathon 2005

Fancy a challenge?

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Blisters    pirate
13/02/2005 at 14:56
This marathon is very popular (800 finishers last year) and enormously scenic.

Go on, admit it, you REALLY want to do it!
Woj
13/02/2005 at 15:49
Is that a picture of you before or after the race?

Isn't this the hardest road marathon in the UK?
13/02/2005 at 16:58
Its hard but not that hard-don't be put off, its very doable and very enjoyable. I've done it 7 times so far.
13/02/2005 at 18:16
The best road race I have done! loved it!
Woj
13/02/2005 at 18:23
Thanks all!! I'm not put off.
How soon do the entries fill up?
Blisters    pirate
13/02/2005 at 21:14
I think they have a cut off date, and a max capacity of 1500. The forms are downloadable now!
13/02/2005 at 21:16
Would be surprised if it filled up. I think last year they took entries on the day - definitely the day before.

Might return this year - am also considering Dublin though.
13/02/2005 at 21:40
Isn't this the hilliest marathon in the UK? Would love to do it, but think I need to get some more marathon experience under my belt, not doing my first one til Lochaber in April.
13/02/2005 at 21:42
I think its been relegated by 'The Picnic' Leighton! Plus Beachy Head is a bit hillier & its neck and neck with Great Langdale.
Blisters    pirate
13/02/2005 at 22:13
Your chance to run past another Cenotaph. That is the famous rock climb Cenotaph Corner up Llanberis Pass. It's a right of passage for all extreme climbers.

No

I haven't

It's too darned hard

And scary

And there's no hiding place.

You'll not miss it, it's like the fold line in a book. One crack. Vertical. Obvious. THE line. Up. Not for boys. Or goats.

I think I'd rather run past it and offer homage.
Woj
13/02/2005 at 23:26
The Picnic [if it is the Dr Robert 2 times Munro] will be murder.
Beachy Head, or Seven Sisters as it used to be called is supposedly the hardest off road half!

I have done the Munro and Seven Sisters!

So how does this compare?
14/02/2005 at 07:50
I found it easier (but slower) than most flat road marathons. I am used to running off road so I liked the changes in pace the hills give you. It is a lot easier than most off road events i have done

They reckon about 20 minutes on your road time and that was about right for me
Woj
14/02/2005 at 23:06
Too late!!!
I have just entered!
I'll catch up with everyone later.
See you all, 'happy runnings!'
14/02/2005 at 23:11
Think i'll leave this one for a few years. It is a seriously tough event. Makes London look like a stroll in the park.
15/02/2005 at 10:13
Did the Vyrnwy marathon last June - very flat in comparison! But it was my first. decided I needed a challenge this year so have entered Snowdon. What will be the worst/best bit?
15/02/2005 at 10:24
I think the best bit is the final run down into the town. if you are able to do it you will feel like you are flying. i love donwhills though. Most peole find the undulations at about 15 miles the hardest as you are more geared up for the two steep climbs at the start and 21 miles -this can take you by surprise

The views are stunning thoough and on a good day you could not ask to run in a better place. You just feel so lucky to be alive and fit enough to run it.

Do it it is a lovely race very friendly and time really does not matter which means you can just enjoy running
15/02/2005 at 12:33
snowdon's a great run - my first marathon and loved almost every minute of it, except for the last downhill bit where i almost cried.

As for 'hardest in the uk' and all that stuff - it has to depend on the individual and the day. London in the hail, wind and snow would be harder than snowdon when the sunshines I'm sure

This Picnic run should be grand too - I came up with the name so I feel something of an affinity for it, though can't run as I have IM austria the next day....

They guy offered me a free place tho which I've not had takers for - if anyone wants it, let me know.

15/02/2005 at 15:41
It's a possibliltiy I might opt for this one. I like the idea of doing a marathon where time isn't so important. Although at the moment I can't think past doing FLM:o)
15/02/2005 at 16:33
I am thinking about this one too. I had decided to do it this year, but am now toying with the idea of an off-road marathon instead - possibly Clarendon Way - and saving Snowdonia for next year. Decisions, decisions...
16/02/2005 at 11:08
thanks for the replies. I am looking forward to Snowdon and just hope that the weather will be good as I agree with My Left knee - it is the weather that can be a deciding factor in how tough a marathon will be. I must admit that in the Snowdon the bit that I am least looking forward to is the hill at 21 miles as it was at that stage that I felt awful in my first marathon - still i came through that. I'm sure that I will get through the snowdon - and enjoy it. i only remember the good things about my only other marathon now!
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