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well done everyone. finishing is an acievement in itself, so why am i soooooo dissapointed this morning. i found pen-y-pas easy and was flying down the old road until someone stepped in front of me and in avoiding them i felt a sharp pain under my ribs. the pain went away until the short hill back onto the new road at 8m. as we continued toward beddgelert i felt like i was jogging and i reached halfway in 1.32.
then as we climbed the pain came back with a vengence. i couldnt breath. my legs were fine but i was hurting. i got up the hill then at mile 17 the wheels fell off. i felt really dizzy. the pain was bad and i had to walk. waunfaur loomed. still very dizzy and feeling sick i got up it somehow (thanks to everyones support). i even managed a jog downhill back into llanberis to finish in 3.53.
i saw a doctor after the race and have prob. torn muscle.
today i feel fine, legs feel great. if it wasnt for the injury i could go out for a run now.
Superb race, well done to everyone! Had an OK run myself, running injured just snuck in under injury adjusted goal time at 4:29.
Well run everyone, great race even better party my sort of gig!
i did it woohoo 5hrs36m smashed my 6hr prediction. It was lovely to see PT6 halfway up that hill but once he said we'd only just done 5hrs i was on a mission and had to power walk off to the top. Loved the view of Llanberis then i ran all the way down. Noticed that the people that were pulling away from me on all the ups i caught and passed easily on the downs mind you my power walk got me past quite a few people on that last hill to.
Really didn't enjoy up Pen y Pass but then was ok to Beddgelet (though didn't enjoy the traffic dodging there at all) hit a low point on the hill out as i had to start power walking there and it felt like so long i was convinced i wouldn't make the cut off but my club mates were about 2/3 of the way up and they escorted me to the top and then i found i was fine running again and had a couple off really good miles to the cut off. Such a high going through that point but did get a little confused at 20 when there was no Waunfawr carried on and found it at 22 along with my friends again who got me started up the hill and just after i left them i totally started buzzing as i realised i was going to make it. Met up with everyone at the end and went for a cuppa then we had the journey home - i was feeling quite ill by the time we got back shivering uncontrollbly and feeling really sick took a couple of hours to warm up and manage to eat something and start feeling human again. Not to bad first thing apart from my quads but really starting to stiffen up now all over. Still it was so worth it
This picture sums up the whole experience for me
Great picture BVROB
Haven't really heard from the party-goers yet. This is worrying.
TDL results page has ran out of badwidth - serves them right for allowing 200 more to run than last year
And Jedwards has reached his word limit. Like it so far.
I had a race i would rather forget from begining to end.
My left foot was slightly inflamed last Thursday but gave me no pain or discomfort and what the heck this was to be my 18th Snowdon.
It was half way down that ridiculous miners track to Bryn Gwynant that the race decided to use four years ago that the first signs of discomfort began to show and from then on it was a lot of pain for the next 18 LONG MILES.
Surprisingly the race went quickly enough due to the fact that i know every twist and turn of it but those bloody High5 energy gels (total waste of time in my opinion) decided to make one huge mess down my front.
The whole thing exploded in my hand and even if they work they showed little effect on me but the mess was indescribeable.
I have no idea how long it took me because i was not wearing a watch or chip but i am happy just to beable to collect a rather disappointing slate coaster.
This was a special event the 30th Anniversary and it looked like all they had done was painted the no 30 with a small brush before the race.
When you consider the significant price increase for this year's race more effort could have been made on the coaster.
If this had been my first Snowdon i would have been most disappointed with it but the coaster was part of my set of 17 and is somewhat special..
At that point i had really had enough and all i can say is that thank god i do not have a clutch pedal on my car, because i waited till i got home before removing my shoe and it was balck and blue.
Also i have never seen Bwlch Yr Groes so dry in all the 18yrs of running the race.
We have had some rain but the place was bone dry, and my running shoes were immaculate from begining to end.
Definately a race to forget, so let's hope next years race is more enjoyable.
well done every another great weekend,i had a fairly decent race all things consideredhip held out to 23 miles then had to stop next 2 miles took 25mins
3hr 32 37 finishing time
Why weren't you wearing a chip, PJL? This means that you won't feature in the results and officially did not finish your 18th SNOD marathon.
Jedwards - those ??s make you sound very Welsh, that's all ... Get yourself a tent for next year and you'll sleep soundly - unless it collapses in a storm, is stolen, or becomes full of dogs, all experiences which have happened to me.
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