Holy hell, that is grim picture. Hope Snowdonia Snail is ok at The Pantri. Thoughts are with all facing that situation tonight.
Video footage on Beeb shows a river where Llanberis High St should be, such a shame for the locals.
I saw a couple of pics/videos which SS posted - didn't look great - I am sure that it is the "clean up" operation which will no doubt be taking place today which will be hard. Really feel for him after building up such a cracking business in its 1st year or so. Hopefully he will be opening again very soon and I will definately be going out of my way to pop in for the best coffee & flapjack in Wales!!
Quite a number of villages in the Snowdonia area have been badly affected. My father in law who has lived near the Nantlle Valley for most of his life said that he has never seen it so bad - we are used to the wet weather here and some roads being flooded, but nothing on the scale of yesterday
John, give him my best wishes when you see SS. Gutted for him as it is such a great cafe.
How is everyone else? Calm here at the moment, 20 miles tomorrow in whatever weather is thrown at us..why did I think Portsmouth marathon on 23rd December was a good idea?
Nothing like a morning track session to blow away the cobwebs 1m warm up, 5k with 20 secs recovery after mile 1 and mile 2 (hard and hurt!) and 1 m warm down. 5k was in 17.33- happy I could have held that in a race, which would have given me a shiny new PB Breakfast now! More slow miles later
Have a great day everyone-weather forecast's looking worrying again...
JD--crazy as ever!
TR40, is it rough your way too?
I managed my 21 miles today in full Portsmouth marathon kit and rucksack to see how it fared weight-wise as am anticipating it will be rather cold on 23rd September. All well, in fact I didnt even know I had the backpack on. Good recommendation from someone on here I believe.. Got back at 2pm and the sky went black as night..very eerie.
Well done Brer
JD i think we're probably all as crazy as each other over here, just in our own ways
ditto TR40 6miles yesterday and sod all today (other than freezing on a football pitch)
Bl@@dy christmas shopping, just spent 3 hrs doing it on Amazon and the site has crashed before I placed order...should have gone runnin'
Powell, sounds a belter of an adventure.
..did get side-tracked a bit though whilst shopping to considering Santa list. Have my old faithful Garmin 305 but it is like a brick. Anyone have better recommendations? It must be good for techno-phobe though.
@Brer - ouch!! Soooooo frustrating!
Clowne half marathon for me today - three attempts to get there, due to impassible flooded roads close to home (could be a speeding penalty in the post), but conditions good at Clowne, if a bit breezy. Crossed finish line just 2 seconds slower than last time I ran (3 years ago) in 2:01:42
sssshhhhh don't mention christmas shopping, no ideas and no motivation to do it either
Bath Hilly Half today, tough as last year but with Snowdonia hill training in my legs felt a lot easier and managed to knock about 16 mins off last years time, despite the course being in a far worse condition. Probably could have gone a bit quicker had I not caught my trailing leg on a stick running down a hill on the second lap, truly went ar*e over t*t, probably looked a cracking fall, but think I maybe really feeling it tomorrow as the bruises seem to be appearing now!!! Anyway took the wind out of my sails a bit
Well done Powell1 on the Sleepwalker, looking out the window last night at the weather, thats brave!
Sorry that you're lovely cafe has been damaged, SS - but glad it seems you've saved so much. Hope the assessor/insurance is processed quickly
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