Camaraderie Rules ;o)
Can help here a bit:
Shakespeare - excellent marathon, one of my favourites. Although in April, always hot! There is a legendary 5-mile stretch of cindery cycle track in the latter stages called The Greenway which has been known to turn into a furnace, a crucible of suffering. Fills up very quickly, so get entering asap. Traffic is bad getting to it and parking very expensive - suggest use P&R.
Abingdon - south of Oxford, mid-October. A PB course which always has a fast field - everybody chasing PBs, I suppose. A club runner's marathon. Extremely well-organised, starts and finishes on a running track. Fills up very quickly.
Gloucester - after a dull few miles of housing estates, 3 laps of an attractive rural loop (or 4 if you're doing the 50K!!), two minor hills each lap. PB course.
All three of these I would rate as fast courses.
Frodo Hope your run went great
DE keep ultra talk alive.......haven't come over to the darkside yet but get closer every time you and the rest of the ultra nutters put up a report!!! I think Frodo is closer than me to turning...........
T-rex Looking at doing a fast mara next year will take a look at those. Now I have a PB to beat
Well back to running at silly o clock for the next week or so getting into half mara mode ready for Conwy. 0530 start in morning for a steady 6miler.
Did my first ever proper off roader today, not sure of distance as left Garmin at home, was out for a good 2 hours. Really enjoyed it, even though I had to hose myself down in the garden when I got home
You all turning into the crazies, ultras, was 26.2 not bad enough???
Fantastic Frodo no that feeling well!!!
Bloody hell, I get waylaid with work and next thing I know you lot have been jibber-jabbing away and its taken ages to try and catch up! You even changed threads lol!
Hello to all, new and not so new
* Frodo * wrote (see)
Stret, have you looked at the Race the Train event in Twywn? 14 miles of off road madness in August. Great fun Brer, Chrissi and I ran it this summer, and I definitely hope to give it another go this next year.
Have had this one in my diary since you lot did it last time - sounded waaay too much fun!!
I'm afraid off road and mud are my first passions - spent most of my long runs for SNOD on trail or fell
If you think you are going to spend time off road I'd recommend investing in some suitable footwear, makes life a lot more pleasant! Inov-8's for me every time but there are loads of good shoes out there.
Glad you are up and running Frodo, nothing worse than them gumpy hobbitses
stret - have you ignored yourself accidentally??
Yes, time to start looking forward now rather than back.
New posters are always very welcome as we start cranking up towards SNOD11. I've ordered the snow. I wonder if any more offroad bits are possible, just to close up the last bit of the loop ... Perhaps ignore Waunfawr village and go straight up the hillside?
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