Snowdonia marathon 2013

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03/11/2012 at 15:40

Who's doing what this weekend?  I've got Bog and Bryn 20K tomorrow. 1700' ascent and plenty of mud.

May yet fit in a surprise unplanned marathon to replace SNOD (if anything can replace it ...)  Looking into it.

03/11/2012 at 15:58

Steady 18 miles in chiily sunshine for me. TRex, Portsmouth on Dec 23rd still have a few places I believe. Don't know if that is any good to you.

TR40 and Panad, are you joining me for annual pilgrimage to Conwy Half?

03/11/2012 at 16:26

wish I could Brer, but no go for me this year   You could join me and TR40 at excalibur on 23rd March though

03/11/2012 at 17:45
T Rex- enjoy tomorrow. Must admit to being tempted, but I'm being good and not racing. Got XC in Brecon next Saturday though
Right off out for a run in the dark.....
03/11/2012 at 18:35

Brer See you at Conwy matey  Just entered


03/11/2012 at 19:28

Back again! Plan was to do a 4m warm up then 4m tempo and 1m warm down. Did the 4m warm up before deciding to wait a bit longer before introducing speed again. legs feeling good, but don't want to push it after October's hammering Think I'll do 12 easy tomorrow

03/11/2012 at 19:52

Hey TR40,brilliant stuff. Am going to attempt to manage it without getting legged up this time, first time I've ended a race with blood streaming down my leg and lumps of gravel embedded in wound.

Er Panad, I would love to do it but I have an appointment with the queen in London the following month which is going to cost  a small fortune. First and last VLM for me I think.

JD...speed work...thud!!! My 18 miler was a 3 hr affair, no speed involved there. I cannot believe that Snod was only a week ago.Happy daze.....

03/11/2012 at 22:41

That must mean only 51 weeks to go?  Bring it on.


brer - can't make 23/12.  Several hours of carol playing lined up that day - a marathon of a different sort.

04/11/2012 at 00:01
Now Googled and toying with Bog and Bryn. Grrrrrrrr!
04/11/2012 at 07:10
TR: I am also doing Bog and Bryn, left it to this morning to decide as wanted to make sure legs were fully functional but they seem fine. Saw the pics last night of the course, should be good warmup for the Sodbury Slog next week!
04/11/2012 at 08:33
Decided to NOT race today
04/11/2012 at 10:29

Lovely unexpected run for me this morning, cold and sunny - perfect - with clear views across to the mountains (which look even better with snow on their tops )

Enjoy bog&bryn TRex and Laudy

Brer - Hope you're going to buy a posh frock and practice your curtseys ready for April

Edited: 04/11/2012 at 16:22
04/11/2012 at 17:18
TRex and Laudy- hope you had a good run. Not too much snow, I hope....
04/11/2012 at 17:20
No snow here, but plenty of rain! 10.03m of slow running and even slower wading through puddles and mud for me today. Legs still a bit heavy, so definitely the right decision not to race!
04/11/2012 at 18:42
Walked coastal trail from Criccieth to Pwllheli with 2 miles of running in hiking boots and full clothes when a runner passed me on a stretch of road.
04/11/2012 at 19:24
Pete- nice one!
No sign of T Rex or Laudy yet then?
04/11/2012 at 20:07

Survived in one piece and without falling over (unlike my other half!) but legs obviously weren't fully recovered from last week as found it really tough and pretty painful in places!  

Really cracking run, I really enjoyed it  The course was a real quagmire due to all the rain so it definitely lived up to the name, although Bog and Stile may have been more appropriate as there were millions of  sodding things  I will leave the full race review to T Rex as it will be a far more entertaining read than I could possibly manage.  

Great bunch of runners, really friendly atomsphere, had a nice chat with a few others who did SNOD last week.  Big thumbs up from me, how did you find it T Rex?  Only downside was the lack of showers for the ladies Trying to wash that much mud off in a sink with cold water was not much fun, especially when you come out to find the men had a nice hot shower!!!

Edited: 04/11/2012 at 20:08
04/11/2012 at 20:07

Oh, how cold is it?

Beautiful stretch of coastal walking along there Pete, hope you overtook him!!

Just booked Christmas hols post Portsmouth marathon. I nearly booked a Romany caravan but then noticed you don't have any toilet/washing facilities. So, a rural retreat with log burner and full cleansing facilities available somewhere near Brighton is the destination

Panad, when the queen buys a new dress for me and practises her curtsies back then I'll respond

04/11/2012 at 21:03
Laudy- well done! I saw a photo on the Facebook page for the Bog and Bryn that gave some idea of the conditions!
04/11/2012 at 21:04
Brer- sounds great!
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