Snowdonia Marathon 2012

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28/10/2012 at 21:34
UDS, BN and NQ all at the start line
28/10/2012 at 21:36

yes nice day for a walk,i did my share


28/10/2012 at 21:38
not sure how my post got Reposted. Must have been the excitement of getting on tv. Hehe.

Heulwen was also interviewed a hundred times!! But I can't speak Welsh so didn't understand a word...

Only thing I don't think the coverage quite captures is the emormousity of the finl climb....
28/10/2012 at 21:42
UDS- umm, subtitles???
Looking at the coverage, I have now decided on. 2 training points for next year:
1. Practise running downhill
2. Run more offload in the build up
28/10/2012 at 21:42

Hahaha I made it on, not running, but grabbing a bottle of water, not looking great!!   Still better than swearing on the final descent

28/10/2012 at 21:47

I finished the snowdonia marathon in 5 hours 8. although this is a slow time for me, i managed to injure my knee in the livepool marahon 2 weeks ago and couldnt have chosen a worse marathon to attempt not fully fit.

it was my first snowdonia race, and im glad i experienced the run, and a nice coaster at the end is a good change from a medal like every other event. 

All in all, a well organised event with friendly volunteers and marshalls. I'll be back!

28/10/2012 at 21:50

Hello and well done again, everyone  

Chrissi - I am so very, very chuffed for you

Snowdonia Snail - Mr F and I very much enjoyed Pantri. Sorry we didn't introduce ourselves, but you were always so busy! (I was the odd one who kept asking for hot milk - I'm not allowed caffeine at the moment)
We didn't make it to the pub as I was truly exhausted (and borderline hypothermic) from our day cheering - good job I chose not to run!

Hopefully see some of you in 2014  

28/10/2012 at 22:03

As somebody has very kindly pointed out, although I was 11 seconds slower in 2012, than 2011, according to WAVA it was nearly 0.5% improvement   Yet another positive from a totally marvellous day

Edited: 28/10/2012 at 22:03
28/10/2012 at 22:03
Thanks Frodo.
We were extremely busy and I recall making a couple of hot milks.
Training starts this week.
28/10/2012 at 22:10

LAUDY cracking pic

28/10/2012 at 22:53
Great watching the highlights earlier, brilliant. What an amazing intro to marathon running, unbeatable experience! Posted 4:45:18, content. First half on two good legs, second half on one, grrr! But still 'ran' from waunfawr right to the top. Then limped down to level terrain. Gutted I can't go next year, but defo for 2015, with TWO decent durable legs I hope!

Snowdonia Snail, great to meet you. Fab porridge and stunningly good coffee! Til next time, July next year... ...?

ffRAN, how did you get on!? Shame not to have bumped into you en route or at Pantri.
28/10/2012 at 22:54
#411, Andrew
28/10/2012 at 23:31

When I saw the Snowdonia Marathon coverage in 2006 having just done (at the request of my then 3 year old daughter) our villages hilly 12.5k race I said to my wife  that I wanted to do it next year - midlife crisis she thought. Well, it gave me the kick up the backsied that, perhaps, I needed. A Garmin 305 for Xmas and I was away!

I never expected to go sub 3h in the race - when I ran sunb 2h55m this year I was gobsmacked. I didn't think I'd go sub 3h again after this years "issues" but after a decent perfoemance in a Snowdonia 30k race I was determined to give it a go - a high risk decision (given max 30miles pw) but worth a try!?

Really chuffed to get a couple of prizes yesterday but the best prizes were the couple of texts which my daughter/wife got about freinds who had seen me on the TV! Priceless!?

28/10/2012 at 23:41

After missing it through injury I'd palnned to watch tonight, but having just changed to Virgin we have no S4C. Will catch it on the S4C website when it's available.

29/10/2012 at 00:29

Ah, party-goers are trickling back. 

UDS - Sounds like it wasn't such a good do as usual.  Where was the place that served dirty burgers again?  Perhaps we should go there earlier? Not that I'm interested in burgers, unless they do some of those vegetarian, silly burgers.

You're quite right - the closest to your target, the good side of it.  I want to know what happened in NDW100.  You're much faster than me.

Fenland R - you haven't told us your time yet.  Just wondering if you got that sub-4?

29/10/2012 at 01:01
Evening all,
Well done to all of you. I had major goosepimples when the winner went past. Would love to take part again in 2013.
Feel as if I have run the Marathon twice over. Busy day at Pantri yesterday. Had a visit from Pete Thomas, actually, popped in 5 times. He actually feels that the Porridge cured his leg problem.. John Bach called in for Cawl, flapjack and Coffee. Ffran also and Megalily called in twice today. Bumped into Nicola Quinn's hubby on way to work this morning, he remembered me from 2 years ago!!
Was a fantastic weekend all round. Pity I missed the other forumites.
29/10/2012 at 07:14
Who ever returned my knees last night, thank you, now I can drive back to Cardiff!
29/10/2012 at 07:18
Huge congrats John Bach, fantastic achievement! At 51 I can only dream.
29/10/2012 at 09:10

Sportsphotoscymru has been asked to remove his photos


I hope the sluggish, illiterate and expensive aren't behind this!!!

29/10/2012 at 09:41

I can't find a finish line pic of me

Gutted as id of loved one
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