Snowdonia marathon 2013

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22/11/2012 at 20:44

Holy hell, that is grim picture. Hope Snowdonia Snail is ok at The Pantri. Thoughts are with all facing that situation tonight.

22/11/2012 at 22:23

Hi folks

Video footage on Beeb shows a river where Llanberis High St should be, such a shame for the locals. 

23/11/2012 at 10:25

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

23/11/2012 at 20:26

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?

24/11/2012 at 09:36

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...

24/11/2012 at 12:05
SS and all in llanberis you are in our thoughts.
Panad you were right bike stayed in garage
JD good going mate.

6 miles yesterday and been a complete lazy arse today
24/11/2012 at 17:59

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.

24/11/2012 at 19:24
Brer- you're calling me crazy?
TR40- good running and lazing!
6.5m recovery run through wind and rain this evening
24/11/2012 at 20:06

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)

24/11/2012 at 22:00
Brer lots of rain but we been lucky no floods. Good run matey
Panad freezing round rhyl Christmas shopping!
25/11/2012 at 10:21
Good run for you snod nutters after next years Mara.sleepwalker20 night race did it last night.what an experience Running round talybont on Forest trails and over the mountains.weather wasn't the best as you can imagine.one for your dairy
25/11/2012 at 14:50
Powell- well done. Weather wasn't the best last night!
Uneventful 12.03m with 200m ascent in 1.24.54 for me this morning, although my legs could still feel yesterday's 5k. Splits: 7:28 7:22 7:26 7:26 7:28 7:22 6:45 6:40 6:45 6:44 6:40 6:36 11
Weather turning nasty here again now....
25/11/2012 at 20:35

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.

25/11/2012 at 20:38

..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.

25/11/2012 at 20:43

@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 

25/11/2012 at 21:10

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!

26/11/2012 at 23:21
Laudy well done at bath
SD
Powell like the sound of sleepwalked.

20 miles on bike today, 10 along coastal track then police had shut it down due to sea flooding it, I was rather enjoying the waves crashing over me anyway turned round in Colwyn Bay and rode back on roads to Rhyl, 247 m assent. Legs feeling it now.
27/11/2012 at 12:48
Afternoon all,
Thank you everyone for the messages. We were indeed flooded. Our lovely oak flooring has had it but thankfully everything else was saved, as far as I know anyway. Insurance assessor coming out tomorrow so can see us being closed for another week at least. Nothing much I can do until the assessor has been, very frustrating.
Could go running I suppose but with water nearly everywhere on my preferred running routes, that is not a very good idea either.
Take care everyone.
SS
27/11/2012 at 13:05

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

27/11/2012 at 22:16

Hey all, good evening. SD-big respect for turning out for Clowne, I woke up on Sunday morning to lashing wind and rain and...thought thank goodness I gave it a miss.

Laudy, how are your bruises?

TR40, your area is having it a bit bad from what I see on news, take care on that bike bud.

Oh, Snowdonia Snail. Great to hear from you and that things may be better than could have been under the circumstances. Good luck with the clean up/insurance etc.

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