Snowdonia marathon 2013

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30/10/2012 at 11:02

At least we will know for definite what weather to plan for next year.  No way possible it could be that dry and sunny two years on the trot surely................?

...........crikey........sounds like I'm actually seriously considering this again.....

30/10/2012 at 13:18

T Rex, when you get that list going, put me down for sub 4. I continue to dream (or else I can train).  If I do it right I might get a PB as a new V50.

I ran to work again today and it wasn't comfortable in the cardiovascular sense. As for the legs, they felt normal, as if I hadn't done SNOD at all.

Greg, call me slow but I've just realised who you are. Get recovered soon matey. Might see you on Wuthering Hike if not before.

I've started to send out dry, sunny weather vibes for next year. Believe and it shall be so.

30/10/2012 at 14:30

Can anyone advise as to how quickly places get filled up? If I'm ready to enter when entries go live am I pretty certain of a place? Sounds too good to be missed, even if next year doesn't get the good weather!

30/10/2012 at 16:51

Thanks for the info John B - will get my entry in. Just need to decide between half and full!

I must be even slower BritNick because I haven't got a clue who you are!?

30/10/2012 at 17:25
Caity. - seems to be rush of nutters who can't wait to sign up in the New Year then the limit's reached gradually. But on the FB page there's plenty of people offloading their impetuosity, second thoughts or injuries. Transfers allowed until Sept sometime.
Just back from oop Nurth, loved our time there. We climbed Snowdon yesterday - could have climbed it 3 times! Planned to get train down as weather closed in..... Wrong! They don't take dogs so made as hasty a descent as my poor, sore legs could take. It was like toothache, every step. Dogs slept well as did we.
I'd really fancied the Ras Yr Wyddfa but not so sure now because of those large rock pavings- really slippery in the wet.
Off out later. I fancy Steak AND chips.
30/10/2012 at 20:28

Good interview with the winner below, apparantly three weetabix in the morning is the secret formula!

30/10/2012 at 20:48
Training has started. Gentle 3 mile run tonight.
Nice to see Brer at the Pantri today. Reydon Rover called for lunch yesterday as well.
Edited: 30/10/2012 at 20:51
30/10/2012 at 21:05
Count me in!! Loved 2011 and thought it couldn't get any better and then 2012 happened!! what a blast. TR - when you're ready put me down for 3:09 :-O. Although the small matter of UTMB which is at the end of August may hamper my chances.

FfRAN - so jealous of your hike up Snowdon. I was gutted to have to drive home for the 2nd year in a row after SNOD having not set one foot on snowdon. JD and I did momentary talk of hiking up first thing Sunday morning but that was the snowdonia ale talking!!
30/10/2012 at 21:06
Still lots of activity on the 2011 thread over
30/10/2012 at 21:17
UDS- I didn't mention hiking.....
30/10/2012 at 21:34
I'd love to take part. How soon do the entries fill? Tried the Grizzly this year but the were gone within the hour!!
30/10/2012 at 23:09

I'm in. 

31/10/2012 at 00:53

I'm in a dither. This year was unbeatable - not only my time but the weather, how I felt, how training had gone etc. I don't have a spring event planned and am unsure about coming back to Snod for a 4th time. Is my Midlife Crisis coming to an end I wonder

31/10/2012 at 10:08
Great to see you again SS, glad to hear training has commenced!
31/10/2012 at 10:13

For those of you who have done this before, what type of hills do you train on?  Elevation wise.  

31/10/2012 at 11:49

Good luck with the training SS. From a selfish viewpoint, will I be guaranteed as nice a coffee after the 2013 race if you are not there to serve it!? I guess as long as you have pre made the cawl and flapjack that will do for me - I can't recommend Y Pantri high enough - for those that are looking for a bite to eat or just a coffee & cake, walk past Pete's Eats!!

(No, I am not on commission!!)

31/10/2012 at 11:53

Leigh - I think it filled up within a month or so, although they then increased the numbers. That said, there were numbers being offered after the entries closed and "swaps" were allowed upto 30th September.

HeOw - I don't think it really matters what hills you train on - just as long you incorporate running up hill (particularly in the latter stages of runs) in your training. That said there is not much that can train/prepare you for arriving at Waunfawr (just over 22miles) with the 2.5mile Bwlch-y-Groes climb upto over 1200ft - it's almost as much a mental battle as to a physical one!

31/10/2012 at 12:37

Sorry Greg, I must have assumed the wrong Greg C. Ignore me, as you were!

UDS, you were discussing the Snowdon hike with me. Perhaps we should make more concrete plans to do it next year? I've only been up it once, nearly two decades ago. Must do it again.

JB, thanks for the hearty recommendation. SS, I will try your Pantri next year. I almost expired and disappeared between the floorboards while I waited for my food to arrive in Pete's Eats after SNOD. They weren't even packed out either, surprisingly. Perhaps people are cottoning on.

31/10/2012 at 13:02
UDS- we were talking about running up the following morning! That SnowdoniavAle is good stuff!
31/10/2012 at 13:05

HeOw - anything I can find is generally my hill training motto.  I live near the north and south downs, so they tend to feature quite prominently in events I use for training. I also run up and down the road outside the house as it's one of the few streets in my town with a gradient and also has a railway footbridge at the end for additional height and practice on steps. Boring but it's a means to a SNOD  !!

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