Snowdonia marathon 2013

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09/03/2013 at 15:32
Brer same here off road running becoming my thing love it B-)
09/03/2013 at 21:37

Oh dear, so many people going over to the dark side on this thread.  Offroad, ultras, or worse still, both ...

Might Contain Nuts Black Mountains 33 in two weeks for me.  Hope I'm up to it.



10/03/2013 at 01:11

Jenson Button: Cannes half marathon 24/2/13: 1:19:07 for 19/946.




What are you like at driving an F1 car, who shall I pick on, jason?

10/03/2013 at 15:50

T Rex- No idea, but I wouldn't mind finding out

Really thought I would have to cut my 24m short and turn back at 9-10m due to not being able to feel any of my fiongers at all despite wearing 2 pairs of gloves, but ploughed on- glad I decided to wear tights today though! The only 2 long run routes around here involve either running along a flat, exposed coastline, or inland uphill for the first half and downhill on the way back. No prizes for guessing which it was today- the hills! Pretty pleased considering the weather as it turned out: 24m in 2.50.35 (7.06 av) splits: 7:24 7:30 7:26 7:25 7:27 7:20 7:19 7:20 7:24 7:23 7:17 7:18 7:15 7:14 7:10 7:11 7:04 7:06 6:55 6:40 6:38 6:28 6:11 6:11

10/03/2013 at 16:48
JD great run mate in cold conditions!!
T-Rex Yep darkside well and truly got me love it when i can get out in the mountains and trails
Well just spent the afternoon in the kitchen with my 18 year old daughter making a mothers day dinner, lovely curry and a fresh strawberry tart
10/03/2013 at 18:12 bleak are the Pennines? Snow fell over night leaving an attractive covering but the wind chill was something else. Likewise JD, I didnt actually feel my hands for 26.2 miles. My shoelaces came undone and it took all I had to tie them up again. At about mile 8, the wind was so strong coming towards us that it reminded me of another stretch of a race where I was literally lifted off my feet.

Anyway, Bolton Hill marathon, cracking event, only about 1/2 mile on road...legs well and truly smashed and a grand old time of 4hrs 23 mins. London will be a jolly jog after these gruelling couple of off-road marathons

TR41, you had far more sensible plans on such a cold day. Can you sling me some of that curry and tart over to Derbyshire. Had to stop for a Mcdirty burger on the way home as desperation set in. Not good refuelling nutrition.

Trex..I wonder if I could squeeze that event in before London..ha ha, straitjacket has just arrived.

10/03/2013 at 19:06
Brer- well done, nutter!
TR41- far more sensible than either Brer or myself! Making curry here as it happens- a nice vindaloo
10/03/2013 at 19:12

What is happening in Wales today? Is it national curry day?

10/03/2013 at 19:23
Brer- most days are curry days here Yesterday it was chicken phall! No curry Wednesday though- chilli con carne planned
All low fat versions, of course
Edited: 10/03/2013 at 19:24
Camlo    pirate
10/03/2013 at 22:13
wow I am truly out of my depth..... guess my 10 miler in a smidgen under 1:30 isn't worth mentioning against your efforts Brer and JD...?
No fair that a man with a decent career, income, street cred etc can also run that fast. I know drivers have to be 'fit' but Bah!
10/03/2013 at 22:49

Hi Camlo.  Are you talking about Jenson, now, or jason??  Not sure if jason's income is as decent as Jenson's ...  I know mine isn't.

No, we're all interested in your 10-milers.  A useful distance.

brer - I'll borrow that straitjacket after you.  Would be just the job to keep my arm still when I'm running!


Reminds me of something that happened once. I was painter and decorator in a former life and I was just coming down a long flight of stairs in a big house that had dust sheets on.  Fairly near the top I slipped unfortunately but my hands were so firmly wedged in my pockets I couldn't get them out to save myself.  I took out my boss who was half way up the stairs varnishing the bannisters and we and the pot of varnish landed in a heap at the bottom.

11/03/2013 at 19:20
T Rex- why doesn't that surprise me? Wasn't there also that incident with you hanging onto the back of a bus in a pair of roller skates, and the time when your car was hanging over the edge of a cliff? Or was that someone else?

6m recovery this morning in minus 1 degrees without the windchill- and there was A LOT of wind chill with a 50 mph arctic gale! Sports massage tonight, so no running
I want the spring back! One positive on the am run- first time this year without a headtorch at 6 am
11/03/2013 at 19:35

Mr Rex...will send straitjacket over to you when absolutely sure I don't require it any more  JD...that scene in Some Mothers Do Have em makes me scream with laughter every time.  Nothing could have prised me into a pair of trainers today. Legs not too bad, all things considered but still feel chilled to the bone. On the plus side, managed 5th lady overall in my little canter.

Camlo, all efforts are worth mentioning. It's 10 more miles in the bank and can never be taken away

11/03/2013 at 20:54

Well done on all the crazy stuff, particularly Brer ... totally certifiable    

Well, I was supposed to be doing a 10k road race yesterday, but as I haven't got any speed in my legs at the moment and just  couldn't raise any enthusiasm, I decided to take dog on a 10 mile (very muddy!) trail run instead!   Think it was the right decision and certainly had to laugh at the state we both ended up in    The dark side has its advantages 

11/03/2013 at 21:23

Camio watch yourself the madness on this thread is infectious!! and all runs worth mentioning!!

Brer you need sectioning, well done on weekend!!

SD Trail run sounded great...the darkside's call is strong!!

A very cold wind here today bottled prom run in favour of 6 speedy miles on dread mill in gym!!! good session on weights after


11/03/2013 at 23:24

Do you want another painting story?


We'd been in a very large house for several months and by the time we had got to the ground floor and finished, parts of the top floors were a little grubby in places from electricians and other workmen, etc.  My boss told me to touch up the grubby areas, but that I couldn't use new paint straight out of the tin because it would show up.  "Just dirty the paint a bit," was his remark as went out the door.

"Hmm, how do you do that?" I thought.

So I swept the floor and tipped the contents of the dustpan into the paint.  It didn't have the desired effect at all. It didn't change the colour in the slightest, but it certainly changed the consistency.  And a 5L tin of white gloss had to be thrown away.

12/03/2013 at 13:43
Camlo wrote (see)
wow I am truly out of my depth..... guess my 10 miler in a smidgen under 1:30 isn't worth mentioning against your efforts Brer and JD...?
No fair that a man with a decent career, income, street cred etc can also run that fast. I know drivers have to be 'fit' but Bah!

It's OK Camlo if I'm honest this thread terrifies me which is why I only pop up now and again, hopefully when nobody is looking.

I did my longest run of the year (so far) on Sunday and that was a smidge under 15 miles so not everybody here is cranking out 100 mile weeks or racing a marathon every three days!

12/03/2013 at 20:01

T Rex- And the RAF reunion do!

Kandinsky- indeedy! Well done on the 15

6m this morning and 10m this evening- all cold and deliberately nice and slow, but good

12/03/2013 at 21:21

Camlo - There are more slow runners entered and lurking 
(aiming , perhaps optimistically at 4:45)

13/03/2013 at 01:45

Lurk no more!  All contributions gratefully accepted.

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