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Brer - I'm sure I will be I know where I went wrong, what I need to do to sort things out and, hopefully, next year will be better! We live and learn! (Also, very much enjoyed staying over at the Black Boy Inn, so got to go there again!!).
JB - Absolutely amazing and inspiring result Hadn't picked up on your finish time until just now. Just brilliant!
Has anyone started next year's thread yet?
caught a glimpse of myself on telly - I wont grow out of the, "Wow, look everyone, I'm on telly!" thing
morning hows everyones aches pains and smiles today
If any one wants my quads they can have them ow ow ow but i do still have a stupid grin on my face it's going to take a while for that to fade.
Can't believe they didn't put my triumphant finish on the telly though i did see JD,JB and Laudy on there. No finish pic's of me either yet i definately remember one being taken just across the line - luckily Mr C managed to get one just before the line thats ok and Alister got me on the way down the hill which is ok except i've got my eyes closed
TR40 - gutted not to of seen you and but i understand why i didn't now after seeing your fantastic time
SD sorry you didn't have a good day
Sorry so rude of me not to thank all the people who've said well done to me - don't know where my head is still out running around a mountain i think
What a fantastic weekend up in North Wales. Really enjoyed - met up with a few guys who I originally met in Edinburgh marathon 2010.
Wow to weather and hence the views were to die for. Infact it was only because the weather was so good that I didn't chuck the towel in at 13 miles. Felt rubbish from about 10 miles. Knew my prep wasn't good enough to cope with such a tough course. That combined with lack of sleep the night before, breakfast too early and then the AM on the loo left me very weak very quickly. totally stressed myself out beforehand. Took loads of gels to try and combat the lack of energy and it turned into a game of survival. Several times I fought with myself just to keep going. Finished in 4.58 officially but lost about 5 mins on a comfort break in a pub enroute - somewhere.....?
On reflection I am disappointed with my time but just glad to have finished. First time ever I have crossed the line and blubbed. Bit of muscle ache today but not too bad so guess I couldn't have worked hard enough.
Unfortunately - or fortunately - i definitely feel like I have unfinished business with this mountain.
Well done to all of you - some truely amazing performances and times. And Chrissi - after your disappointment of last year - I am so, so pleased for you. don't know you personally but you should be so proud of yourself. Awesome.
Well done all on some fantastic times - JB brilliant run!! Laudy & Panad you must have overtaken me on the last hill as you both finished just ahead of me. Sorry you weren't there camping as usual T-Rex - best wishes to Mrs T-Rex.
I think I went out too fast as I got to halfway 3 mins faster than ever before, and just got slower and slower through the second half, finally cramping up on the last hill before having to summon a sprint downhill running like a troll (couldn't straighten my legs as my calves felt like golf balls about to explode) down the high street to finish 41s faster than last year - but crucially 18s under my predicted 3:50 finish!!
Will have to try for sub 3:49 next year as I can;t seem to improve my time by more than about 45 seconds a year....
A fellow runner offered me his salty nuts as I was stationary with my legs cramped up just before mile 24 on the last hill - I declined, but nearly cramped a whole different set of muscles laughing at whether he had meant to say it like that....
Six mile recovery run at just sub-9 minute/mile pace, everything still works
Three photos I took on the way round:
BRER no rush i'm taking the week outyou atleast earnt that much
BRER i hope you well chuffed with your time you should behow did your injury hold out mine only troubled me from around waunfawr to end,overall i loved it
JD take a rest mate
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