Camaraderie Rules ;o)
Cup of tea, anyone?
Very sorry for all DNSs. But far better that than a DNF. Heavy legs, I don't think I knew you weren't running - gone down with something?
Eric Davies wrote (see)BritNick, I'll be leaving my warm-up stuff with my partner at the start......I'm sure she wouldn't mind taking some of your stuff back to Llanberis as well.....
Eric Davies wrote (see)
BritNick, I'll be leaving my warm-up stuff with my partner at the start......I'm sure she wouldn't mind taking some of your stuff back to Llanberis as well.....
BritNick, I'll be leaving my warm-up stuff with my partner at the start.
.....I'm sure she wouldn't mind taking some of your stuff back to Llanberis as well.....
Thanks very much for your kind offer, Eric. I think I'll keep it simple and fend for myself because I know what it's like trying to find people at that event. The chances of me finding you or your girlfriend are virtually zero. I usually can't even find T Rex for the 4-hour pacing group, and I know what he looks like! Thanks again but I'll take a bumbag and stuff what I don't want to wear in that. I'm used to carrying far more on the events I usually do (although I would not be running so fast so consistently).
I'm gutted to hear of all the lurgies that are afflicting peeps and forcing these DNSs. You really are making the right choice to not start. It can be dangerous to race when your body is fighting infection because it can force the infection into places where you would never want it to go, like critical organs, and you might not even realise it until weird and possibly life-threatening symptoms start to occur. So, to all the lurgy sufferers, rest, keep warm and look after yourselves to come back strong next year.
Peter, your obvious enthusiasm for this marathon is shining through, and I don't blame you. For a road marathon the scenery is more like what you might get on trail and fell events. SNOD is the only road marathon I run each year for that reason, and get to 'enjoy' a rare bit of 'speed'.
Think work was slightly easier
Well thats it on the work fonrt for me this week...could have done with a quiet one but hey ho life is there to test us .....nothing like a brain battering to bring it all home to you that you are running a marathon in just over a days time
Sorry to hear about the DNS for a few of us ..... at the end of the day you all know yourselves better than anyone so you will have made the right choice, and ..........................there is always next year ....that mountain will still be there think of us as we make our way up it those last few miles
Jason ....I'll have a cuppa with sugar please
Well packing coming along nicely so all being well and no major disater strikes down at home.....which is no joke as it is a regular occurance when we go away we will be leving in the morning and heading Llanberis way
Good luck one and all ....oh and 1958 for me ....right near the last of the numbers
I hatter laugh at that last post of yours, jason.
Nettle for me, please. No milk or sugar.
T Rex, I've just noticed. jason [in the style of Dick Emery character] "You are awful, but I like you".
T Rex, on the matter of spelling, you might like to correct Mr Gardiner's name. You'd never be able to outrun him if he found out you'd been calling him a gardener. While you're doing that, please could you add 6th SNOD beside my name? Ta muchly. BTW I'm 627.
Kit packed, will be all in black and, I think the only Ely Runner. See you all Saturday, if I'm lucky. Might make it to registration tomorrow. Forecast to be a cracking day tomorrow!
Blustery only late on northwest. Cloud confined to higher tops W.
Southwesterly, 5 to 10mph strengthening to 15 to 25 through the afternoon, the strongest winds in ranges toward the northwest.
Small in morning, but then from west significant buffeting will begin to develop on the hills.
Isolated, if any showers
One or two showers will come in off the Irish Sea in morning, but most or all areas completely dry.
Near showers, cloud base typically 700m, locally 500m. Otherwise, only scattered cloud on higher areas well inland, but cloud often above 800m western hills.
90% east to 30% west
Bright sunshine intermittently, mainly east, although areas of thin high level cloud will come in. The air very clear.
3 or 4C, but slight frost in some valleys and corries at first.
Above the summits.
3rd Snod for me
Hi, sp. I keep up a few road marathons and shorter races in order to prevent turning into a bimbler. I think one helps performance in the other. I've certainly noticed my strength in the last few miles of a marathon has improved since doing "over-distance" runs.
Well, it's now just about a year since I did my injury, at SNOD 2010. I've had an extremely frustrating year with achilles tendonitis. Even today, still, my ankle is sore. It doesn't like extensive periods of sitting still or driving and usually loosens up a lot once out running. But speed, especially downhill, is hampered.
I have the quandary of whether to do my shoes up tight and have the back dig into the tendon, or have them loose only for the back of the shoe to keep rubbing up and down the tendon. Either way it can get imflamed. I usually go for the loose option.
#477 for me.
Good luck all.
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