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!
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
I entered this race last night, oh goodness me!
I can see you lot are going to be hard work, and it's still only January!
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!!
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...
2nd SNOD for me & Mrs Lemmy...
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 .........
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!
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?!
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.
Do the entries usually sell out pretty quick?
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 then..how do you rate the Anglesey Half marathon over the bridge event?
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