Snowdonia marathon 2013

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02/01/2013 at 21:28

Happy New Year to all

Entered last night; having done my very first SNOD last year I always saw myself coming back for more. Wish I'd looked hotels up earlier mind, some very keen/organised people out there! Couple of fellow Brummies also returning and I'm sure they will pop up on here in due course.

Decided over Christmas that I wanted to run 2,013 miles in 2013. On 14.2 miles two days in so well ahead of schedule . Did some parkrun tourism of my own at Hampstead Heath yesterday - rusty - and plodded in and out of work today.

More hills in this year's training methinks!

Edited: 02/01/2013 at 21:30
02/01/2013 at 21:55

Yeah my Loch Ness was PB too, a huge improvement from previous year's marathons which I got round in just under and just over 5 hours. Wasn't expecting that at all.... and it may sound silly but I think the hills helped. I'm much more used to running hilly courses than flat ones. Too much flat tires out my muscles, where as with hills I find I use different parts of my legs going up and down and doing the flats in between so I last longer.

I know for this one though I'll need to do a lot more than I have done for the previous marathons. Thinking of some hill walking as well. I don't live that far from the Yorkshire three peaks so could go climb them a few times

02/01/2013 at 22:27
OH, steve, elli - I'm really pleased to see others with similar marathon PB as myself doing this. I'm sure with 10months to train we'll do ourselves proud! I'm planning some serious squats/lunges in the next 3 months to build up strength...then attack some hills!

Dennis. .I own up to being organised/keen. booked accommodation straight after entry. I'm making a long weekend break out of it
02/01/2013 at 22:28

I entered this race last night, oh goodness me!

02/01/2013 at 23:25

I can see you lot are going to be hard work, and it's still only January!


  • jason d (5th SNOD)
  • wayne mayer 2 (4th SNOD)


  • Greg C.
  • stephen kavanagh 4


  • Run Jono (7th SNOD)


  • BritNick
  • Kandinsky


  • touie 2


  • Other Half


  • Steve J

Also running

  • Banterful
  • brer rabbit
  • Caity
  • Cap66
  • ChefRunner31 (3rd SNOD)
  • Chrissi
  • Danster 999
  • Dennis Hussey (2nd SNOD)
  • Elli of the North
  • Fenland Runner
  • ffRAN
  • Fiona Evs 7
  • HeOw
  • jenf
  • joe 26.2 (3rd SNOD)
  • John Bach
  • KingKenny
  • Laudy
  • Leigh C-H
  • mcs
  • Mr Ben
  • Mr panad
  • panad
  • paulsamchrimbo
  • Pete Thomas 6 (2nd SNOD)
  • pinkbug (1st SNOD)
  • Reydon Rover (5th SNOD)
  • slimswannie (1st SNOD)
  • Snowdonia Snail
  • stilldreaming
  • Tattooed Runner41
  • The Lazy Greyhound
  • T Rex
  • Ultra Disco Stu
  • Wabo


  • Fellrunner
  • T Rex (100th mara)
03/01/2013 at 09:27

Blimey, it's going to be a record year all round re the race - 1024 entries already, 466 messages on the thread and a list on the thread within 3 days of the race entries being opened. 7 successive Snowdonia for me - that is all I'd like to add to this list at this stage - I'll see how the training goes, but if I can stay clear of the plantar fasciitis and get a few more 20+milers under my belt next time (just did one before last years race) I hope to get close to the 2h54m I ran in 2011!

Serious respect TR for planning to do your 100th marathon an Snowdonia 2004. At the rate I've done marathons since taking up this running lark back in 2007, I'd be 82 to clock my 100th!!

03/01/2013 at 11:09
JB- plenty of time then
03/01/2013 at 13:09

Booked up marathon New Years Day... Me & Mrs Lemmy... She wants the full SNOD experience, what with it being nice last year (2012), so fingers crossed for gales, storms, hail, sleet, wind & rain... And she wants Sub 5:00, so put us down for that T-Rex,

To be honest I slowed us up due to ITB problems (we did 5:22), came back from SNOD saw sports massagist and he sorted it out... Should've done this earlier... Since then I've sprained ankle twice OFF ROAD (last Saturday in XC most recent!), so Strictly Tarmac for me until VLM...

Booked Caernarfon Travelodge for Friday & Saturday, 25th & 26th October... Came to £50. Worth looking at, PremierInn is £120!!

Hope to dip in & out of here & remain injury free for rest of year...

03/01/2013 at 13:14

2nd SNOD for me & Mrs Lemmy...

03/01/2013 at 17:32

Lemmy - think I preferred the rain/sleet/thunder/lightning and howling winds 

Sixth Snod for me TRex (all things being equal/everything crossed!).

Looks like the thread is going to be even livelier than last year  .........

03/01/2013 at 19:30

Hi all, I've just entered and like Lemmy, booked the Travelodge in Caernarfon. This will be my first time at Snowdonia! Hopefully the sore throat, phlegmy chest and sore achilles will clear up soon!  

Jason D - recognise your name from browsing through the Chester Marathon thread this year. Evening and happy new year to all!


03/01/2013 at 19:36
Blue moon- Hi! Yeah, done Chester for the last 2 years and PBd both times. Plan this year is to go into Snod without another marathon in my legs from 3 weeks earlier! Got to help!
03/01/2013 at 19:50

Hi Jason! I'm about to start my training for Lake Annecy Marathon in the French Alps (completely flat contrary to popular opinion!). Fortunately we've plenty of hills here around West Yorkshire to get me readied for Snowdonia come October! How difficult is this race?!

03/01/2013 at 20:03
BM- it was my first ever mara and it's a great race. As long as you train for it, it's not too bad at all. I won't lie to you- the last ascent is a beast, but there's a fab atmosphere and stunning scenery all the way As a guide, the difference between my Chester and Snod times were 17 mins in 2011 and 19 in 2012. Bearing in mind that there were only 3 weeks between the races and Snod wasn't a full out effort on either occasion .....
Edited: 03/01/2013 at 20:04
03/01/2013 at 20:10
1099 entries now
03/01/2013 at 20:30

Damn didnt realise to check travelodge!!

I booked B&B in Llanberis. £120 for two nights for two people. I wish I'd realised that I could have saved over half! Oh well at least I'm right at the doorstep.

03/01/2013 at 20:31

Do the entries usually sell out pretty quick?

03/01/2013 at 20:37
Elli - you get what you pay for though....
Apparently the FB link says half the places are now gone!
03/01/2013 at 20:58

Hey, it's banging on this forum again..let's get the party started

Hi SD..good holiday?

John Bach..desperate to get back to to God's country before do you rate the Anglesey Half marathon over the bridge event?

03/01/2013 at 20:59
I've booked Premier Inn Bangor. Stayed there 3 times before. Only 15 minute drive to llanberis, nice early continental ( or full english if you prefer) breakfast. . Can't wait , my favourite race of the year. Just got to stay injury free.
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