Snowdonia Marathon 2011

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03/11/2010 at 15:42
The Mighty P -  You must have been very near me as I was 5:11. See you at the back(ish) of the pack next year - IF I do it.
03/11/2010 at 16:23
If? I don't doubt for a moment that you'll be there Mr Benn. What else would one do in October?
03/11/2010 at 18:09
Its far to long having to wait 12 months to do it all over again!!!! 
03/11/2010 at 18:11

Trex-you will be pacer-of course. This year was a temporary blip caused by illness. Mr Ben-of course you will be there cos..''aint no mountain high enough, aint no river deep enough'' to keep you away.

I think I have gone mad, work is not a good idea post-marathon

03/11/2010 at 18:35

Hi all.

Ran snowdon for 3rd consecutive year and got round in 3.08,seven weeks after London to Brighton ultra . I said I was not going to do snowdon next year, but concentrate on L2B again, but here I am looking for next years entry forms. By far the best marathon I have done. Can't wait, and aim for sub 3 hours

Edited: 03/11/2010 at 18:39
03/11/2010 at 19:14

 BritNick wrote (see)

I've started my Karaoke list. I shall start with "It's Raining Again" by Supertramp.

 I can play Give A Little Bit on acoustic - we could have a Snodders band maybe.

03/11/2010 at 20:00

just looked at the website and they say they're not opening entries for next years race until jan 1st

03/11/2010 at 20:12

Hi all

Full of cold me!!!!  seen some of the pics, some good ones of T-rex, panad and me. Not saying how much they are yet.

Mr ben  Stop fighting.....you know you want to do it again you are as mad as the rest of us!!!

T-rex  You will get us round in sub4 next year it really was great running with you

Chimney We must of been very close to each other at end of race.

Never thought running down a mountain in a inch of mud getting pelted on by hail stones could be so much fun......bring on 2011!!!!

03/11/2010 at 20:24

lol tr38 people of work think i'm completely nuts, for a running 26.2miles, b doing it around snowdon and c for the massive smile that comes on my face when i talk about the weather during the race

03/11/2010 at 20:26

They think I'm mad as well!!!

04/11/2010 at 00:55

Such kind remarks - well, I'll have to see what I can do.  Found the S4C highlights very inspiring - I like that lead guy's style - very fluid.

At my work - a 16-mile commute - they ask how I am getting home: cycling, running, or (after my adventure of a couple of month's back) swimming.

Just ordering the snow for next year, then ...

04/11/2010 at 12:23

TR38 - I'm not going to make a descion on next year until the new year as now , when I'm going through post race blues, is not the right time. Also if I hadn't run all the way, albeit very slowly, I'd definately say yes now as for me doing a marathon means running all the way and that's what I would want to do.

On that point I think it really helps doing the walk up hills method. I ran all the way up the last hill and only ended up about 100meters infront of those walking, and then refreshed they ran past me.

If I'm perfectly honest I think I will almost definately do it as I think/know I can get well under 4:30.

I honestly thought before the race it would be my first and last, and it still maybe, but I doubt it.

If you'd asked me in the last 4 miles on Saturday you would have got a most emphatic NO WAY.

04/11/2010 at 12:35
I am definitely in, I am still beaming!!
SS
04/11/2010 at 12:53
First time running it this year (came in at 3:52) and will most definitely be back next year, aiming to break the 3:30 mark, fingers crossed.
04/11/2010 at 16:44
Unfinished business for me too.... after Abingdon though
04/11/2010 at 16:47

Fab report too by SS

Still recovering from legs and manflu at the mo- may venture out for a short toddle tonight though....

Edited: 04/11/2010 at 16:47
04/11/2010 at 17:38

I'll definitely be there (all things being equal, of course!!) .... would be nice to get a bit closer to 4.30 hrs.

Going to try my first run tonight ... it's Club night, but I'll take it very steady and see how things go.  I ached more this year than I remember last year, but I did push myself harder (even power-walked up Waenfawr and overtook a lot of people!!) so maybe that's why?

Anyway, best marathon in the UK, best thread on RW, what's not to like?

Edited: 04/11/2010 at 17:40
04/11/2010 at 18:03

T Rex...I'd never have beaten last years time if I hadn't ran the first 10 with you so don't beat yourself up over the 4hr thingy.

We can't all be mad...I'm claiming sanity...partly because I travel to Snowdon to run in harsh conditions and drive over bridges blatently stating they are 'weak'....I then travel back home to the sunny south and leave you lot living with them 24/7....thats nuts!!!

JD..you'll rip up Abingdon...its flat and two lapped..you should leave scorch marks!

Been for a few gentle runs with Stan and all seems well....next stop Saab Salomon Turbo X on 21st...bring on the mud

04/11/2010 at 18:35
On a new thread already???
04/11/2010 at 19:18

HTA - of course!  You can't keep a good thread down.

jason - so you're doing the Abingdon/SNOD double?  That's the way - I'll be doing that too.  I usually do Abingdon every other year (PB in 2008).  Was meant to do it this year but important work meeting on that day (17 Oct).

Thanks, Dina Mo.  I've got a feeling you'll want to come back for this - make it part of a longer break or walking holiday.

Meanwhile any budding ultrarunners out there - before the enthusiasm wanes get yourselves lined up for the High Peak 40 (Buxton, Derbs) in Sep.  Another good introduction is Marlborough Downs Challenge (33 miles, May).  I hope to do both of those since I have unfinished business with them - in three outings with them I have either missed the start, done a 2 1/2 -mile "detour", or ripped a quarter of my running shoe off on a hidden obstacle in the grass (with still 23 miles to go), i.e. my usual sorts of scrapes.

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