Snowdonia marathon 2013

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13/01/2013 at 22:40

Your welcome Megalily, hope he sorts you out.  

Beat the Bore this morning at 8.15am, it was pretty nippy, first time I have had to get the thermal base layer out this winter.  The frozen ground was so rutted for a lot of the course it had serious ankle twisting potential but manged to get to the end unscathed, then ran back on the roads to get the mileage up.  Ankles and calves a bit sore but hoping they will have eased off by tomorrow!  Didn't beat the bore, think only one chap managed it, but did, just, get home as first lady albeit in a rubbish time! 

14/01/2013 at 11:09

Brer - logged off, finished cuppa and took the dog's out for a walk brill

All snow gone now just cold nasty rain and it's forecast to clear so will probably end up lethally icy  hopefully the Mawddach Trail will be safe (flat & rough) as lanes will be definately dodgy.

T-Rex - hope you haven't done to much damage swinging about.  Noticied i'm still on the list but 90% certain i won't be there, not 100% yet but it's looking that way. 

Laudy what was the Bore you were trying to beat? visions of lots of runners chasing a large hairy pig at the mo?

14/01/2013 at 12:22

I'm assuming tidal bore not porcine boar

14/01/2013 at 12:25

Or someone not particularly interesting?

14/01/2013 at 12:43
Edited: 14/01/2013 at 12:44
14/01/2013 at 18:12

Aye the Severn Bore rather than the porcine kind, although if one of those had been chasing me maybe I would have run a bit quicker!

14/01/2013 at 19:26

wayne- glad there's no damage except to your spikes that is...

Laudy- Beat the Bore sounds fun! I want to do it. That and Race the Train

Recovery day here today, so couple of plods and avoided the weather both times

14/01/2013 at 19:35

Mawdach Trail Chrissi...soooo jealous!

Beat the Bore sounds interesting. Jason, do Race the is fantastico. Those African drums beating a war cry before you set off gets your heart racing until you's just a train. You'd thrash it anyway if conditions were in your favour underfoot. I wasn't that far behind it at the end so I'd certainly rate your chances.

14/01/2013 at 20:53
Thanks Jason, only 2 xcountry races left for this season so I'll try and make my ripped spikes last. A friend of mine organises Beat the Bore. Never fancied doing it, although its right on my doorstep. Race the Train is a great race. Laudy, how many ran the Bore this year?
Nice gentle 5 mile recovery run for me tonight. Not too cold out neither.
15/01/2013 at 06:45
Just tried my morning run- postponed after several attempts at finding an area NOT covered in sheet ice!
15/01/2013 at 09:23

Managed negative split at parkrun Saturday (7:45 1st lap, 6:45 2nd lap!!),,, Then out for a cold 9 miler Sunday morning before taking the dogs to see mrs Lemmy do cross country with the club in South Essex league... 1st full week of training since mid December and that 9 miles is the furthest I've run since last SNOD...

Bottled out of Benfleet 15 (me Wankles - Weak Ankles) so me & the dogs will again be spectating & supporting Mrs Lemmy & chums this Sunday and I'm doing 1st Run Director for parkrun Saturday, so need to run Friday for 5 miles (I reckon run home from work) and early Sunday morning for 12...

Mrs Lemmy's in Halstead marathon now... some focus for her training...

Glad everyone's keeping well and training hard...

15/01/2013 at 09:24

I didn't do parkrun in 14:30 by the way, that was my average pace for each lap...

15/01/2013 at 11:18

Resurected my Good Run Guide Snowdonia Marathon route this morning.

If it's of interest it's here.

Snowdonia Route

I'm presuming it's still the same as 2010?

15/01/2013 at 12:42

What parkrun do you do Lemmy? 

I've been getting twitchy waiting for the Chelmsford Parkrun which starts this Saturday

I've also signed up for Halstead so you might want to warn Mrs Lemmy!

15/01/2013 at 13:54

Hi all,

been reading this thread for a while, thought I would say hello as I have now officially entered thsi for 2013.

Currently coming back from injury so only managing 5 miles, three times a weel. Plenty of time left yet....isnt there?

15/01/2013 at 18:50
Hi Mr 2. Is this your first Snod? If so you'll love it. Yeah plenty of time to crank up the miles yet. The good thing about an autumn marathon is that the bulk of your training is done in the summer, as opposed to a spring mararthon , where you got to get out in the dark cold wet ,windy depressing winter. Oh we'll suppose I better get out there and go for a run now.
15/01/2013 at 20:08

Hope weather stays dry morrow, I've taken the afternoon off work n I'm heading out for a nice hilly coastal path run. 

15/01/2013 at 20:43

JD-are you in rehab? I bet those Yaktrax have come out of the box by now

Mr Ben, same awesome route buddy. jenf..have fun, tis like the North Pole here so had to resort to dreadmill..aaarrrggghhh plus Spin Class with major bootcamp trainer..double aaaarrrrgggghh.

Wayne, you like some nice runs chap. Did you get out for your run?

15/01/2013 at 20:54

Lemmy- well done on the 5k

Mr2- hi!

brer- Yaktrax only useful in compacted snow or ice- grrr! But I will not be beaten....

After this morning's aborted effort, icy roads and darkness tonight saw me juggling my sessions and turning to the joys of running 15m on the track... A bit slippery, but at least it was free of frozen puddles and floodlit. Pleased with the run cos it felt really comfortable- just as well as I had to turn the brain off and get into a rhythm to keep my sanity while going round and round and round....15.01m in 1.42.41 (6.50 av) splits: 7:07 6:41 6:58 6:51 7:05 7:00 6:57 7:04 6:57 6:59 6:38 6:39 6:37 6:36 6:29 3 Woohoo!

15/01/2013 at 20:58

Bloody hell Jason, good going. BTW do you log your stuff on Fetch? You've some way to go to get to top position....

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