Cameraderie Rules! SNOD
Mike, don't worry - last year's TV coverage had me assuming the vom position at the end, as well as attempting - and failing - to rip open a gel with my teeth. All in all a disgraceful lack of ladylike decorum!
Fortunately, not speaking a word of Welsh, despite JB's best efforts (Diolch), I remain in blissful ignorance of the commentary.....
wOW-loads more brill stories to read. Posted last night but had problems with internet dongle! Still on a high-I had a brilliant time-didnt want it to finish. Next year.....I'm going sub 4hrs if it kills me! Did I really say-next year?)
All that training and sinking to depths of despair is a distant memory, I chuckled away to myself as I remembered all your advice given over tha .last few months and can honestly say-weather apart, that it was one of the most life enhancing experiences ever. Thankyou again for all your help
FF -we bloody did it matey
Yay....well done you!
And I got to be on Welsh telly passing the finish line too!!!
Moose - ouch , I see what you mean, the funny thing is I have a metal rod the lenght of my femur (inside the marrow space bit) and it doesn't give me any gyp at all, it's the rest of my gait to correct the limp that is the problem.
What were they doing crowding the finish anyway filming? I don't remeber the camers just he leg seizing and me jumping forward to grab onto anyone or anything for support - there was some black chairs I made a grab for. When I stood up it went again soon after and thats when I grabbed the bloke with the coasters! See it all at 45:49 on the s4c show!!
Did anyone else get a coaster?
What a great race .I really enjoyed every step of it this year. Spent most of it yattering my head off to whoever was nearby, which was especially good on the long draggy bit after the climb out of Beddgelert.
Got to run up to Bwlch-y-Groes this year too which was a real highlight
Very happy with 3:30 and a few pennies (both chip and gun time) and the chance to run this a little more completely
Iestyn - watch the funny englishman collapsing over the line at 45.49; that's funny!! Didn't look like he could speak any language!!
Only joking, MH - chwarae teg!
I've just entered this.
The power of Cabernet Sauvignon and Visa! I'm sure I'll be laughing in the morning!
I'm passing the finish line behind the blokeys holding hands at approximately 42 mins I am smiling too!!!
FF - well done and good luck!! Good footage on the telly too!! How come you didn't manage the post SNOD debrief??
This one for me week Saturday: http://www.run-meirionnydd.co.uk/downloads/poster_rhobell.pdf
£4 entry AND a bowl of soup afterwards - i mean you can't say no, can you. part of a series of 3 winter runs - other 2 in Feb and march, progressively longer and harder, ending in Ras y Aran ( top of Aran Fawddwy) in March. Entries on day only - if anyone else here is interested let me know - good to meet up again. anyone coming from s Wales could share transport too!
I was at Pete's Eats hun.... and got all ready to meet at Padarn Lake...but Mr FF was starving and we passed a pub that looked nice...and decided to eat first....and then I sort of hit a wall and had to go sleep.....
Actually, I really disappointed I didn't make it now, but already felt I'd asked enough of the poor old bloke!
FF - very best of luck with the tri. Not sure that you'll get given a cuppa at T2 though, so perhaps you'll just have to join some of these lunatics on the ultras. Even better, you'll just about have recovered in time for SNOD 2010!
Hi all, I must be about last to report in. Internet access issues and not-time-to-report-at-work issues. As reported I finished in a Daymion / T-rex sandwich in just over 3:58 (or 3:59 from gun). Nice to run into a few people at finish line, missed everyone at start due to late arrival and deciding to walk to Nant Peris in rain. By time I arrived there was hundreds of people around meeting point. I thought I'd spied T-rex's distinctive top passing me just after halfway, and then saw again at finish.
Nice to meet a few new faces and Daymion again (apols didn't recognise at first, I think the wind/rain had effected my brain). Apologies I didn't join in the food/drink/entertainment. I stuck around to see Clairster finish and by this time I'd got superchilled in those winds despite being wrapped up like Kenny from South Park (over wet running gear) , so headed back To Llandudno for a hot shower and satyed local from beer and scram.
See you all next year - I hope - anyone fancy joining me in a sub 3:45 pace group? Also I'll try and stay in Llanberis to join festivities. See you on 2010 thread.
Some great reports and some fantastic times being posted. Have just caught up with the thread after having a few days extra in llanberis after the run and nearly being blown off the top of snowdon on the Sunday.
I had a fantastic weekend despite the 8 1/2 hr drive up on the Friday. Did not manage to see anybody at the start, had a look around but could not see any body fitting their avatars or description so went back to hiding beneath the wife's umbrella in my bin bag.
My first marathon so i am over the moon with my time, especially in those conditions.
Sorry for the delayed post on here, been reflecting on my effort for the last couple of days! I finished on 3hrs 52mins (a little frustrating after aiming for 3.45...though this was my first ever marathon!) - ...or... the one in a white vest and blue shorts who collapsed on my brother after crossing the line - one of the last highlights on S4C!!
Just thought I would communicate the fact that I thought this was an excellent event and was thoroughly welcoming by all organisers, supporters, marshalls, assistants and especially competitors / runners!
I'd like to say the most noticeable and impressive thing was the fact that most / if not all, whilst certainly doing their part for charities, organisations and others they wish to support given the excellent opportunity presented through undertaking such a challenge, was the lack of commercialism that we see so often surrounding other (in-comparable ) events. It was great to see everybody there for their own reason; that of the run and the challenge it presented against them.
Congrats to all those involved, and i'll chew over my 'failure' of missing my target by 7 mins for some years to come!!
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