Snowdonia marathon 2013

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30/03/2013 at 21:15
Panad knew you wouldn't sit still for long
Jenf love it do the same
30/03/2013 at 23:35

Not really running properly at the moment.  Big problem with pain behind knee (gastrocnemius).


My first taste of racing this year is now is going to be a little 39.3-miler in Connemara next Sunday. A little apprehensive.


Those of you recceing for Snowdon race beware of 30' drifts.  Have you seen the pics in the news of diggers trying to clear the railway line but the surface of the snow is higher up than the bucket of the digger can reach so they had to give up.


How are those ribs, panad?

30/03/2013 at 23:36

Happy Easter, everybody.

31/03/2013 at 15:14

Happy Easter gang.

T-Rex Hope knee gets better, 39.3 miles........

Nice little 6 miler down prom this afternoon, going to start upping the mileage again next week.

31/03/2013 at 16:42

Happy Easter Team...hope you have had a fair share of chocolate

Blimey Mr's about just doing a little marathon instead? Hope it gets better soon buddy.

Well, what a glorious day for an 8 miler.....doh, it turned into 20 miles. Friday's 20 miles was supposed to be the last one before London but it was so ghastly, I needed a better performance. Wasn't planning it for today though, the miles just kept rolling by and it is such a beautiful day here

Off for a ramble with mad dog now before keeling over on the sofa!!

31/03/2013 at 16:50
Brer you are starting to make the rest of us look normal
31/03/2013 at 20:26
T Rex- I would suggest rest, but.....
Brer- well done, nutter!

I ran the undulating Teifi 10 today with an Arctic wind (yet again!). Not as fast as I would have hoped, but 63.01 was enough to take the Welsh Athletics bronze medal for M45 and our team won the team silver
Not sure at the moment about VLM...seriously considering skipping it, saving on recovery time and working at improving my speed over the next few months....
Just over 20m in total today and 324m for the month
Edited: 31/03/2013 at 20:27
31/03/2013 at 20:41

TR41-LOL-our most un-normal/supercharged chap has returned As ever Jason, bloody good going there chap!

VLM... I am dreading it, the chaos and need to be so organised about everything is totally out-weighing any 'feel good'factor. 18th marathon..I'm sure I'm going to hate this one, always enjoyed others. I hope I'm wrong. On the plus side, this is the only one I'm doing for sponsorship due to a child at school I work at. If anyone fancies chucking a couple of quid towards Macmillan Cancer Support, msge me, and I'll send you the link to 'just giving'

31/03/2013 at 20:53
Brer- London is great- fantastic atmosphere. But very noisy!
31/03/2013 at 21:05

Lol Brer - I'm going off "road" running (Snod excepted ) after today's 15 mile tarmac trek!   Seeing a large BMW approaching me and a pile of horse sh*t in the middle of the road, I kind of had a second sense that I was less important to the driver than his shiny car ..... luckily, I managed to leap onto the verge just in time .... I don't think my "wave" at him would be considered particularly friendly though     

JD - that's more than I've run this year 

01/04/2013 at 16:32

great race result Jason, congratulations!

I did another variation on fartlek today as part of a longer run, dodge the huge waves breaking over the sea wall!!! it was SO cold out there I have to admit with wimping out after 9 miles, returning home, curling up to watch a Disney film and eat chocolate.  

Will try again later in the week...

01/04/2013 at 18:30
Jenf- lol! Big spring tides this week!
SD- what a tosser! Glad you are ok!
Edited: 01/04/2013 at 18:32
01/04/2013 at 20:09

SD-I hope it was the one figure salute or something similar you waved to him-git! jenf...sounds like a good conclusion to that adventure.

Not a lot happening in Brer land...suspect my over zealous 2 x 20 milers in 2 days have caught up . Need to do a few more back to backs before Thunder Run though, I will be a shadow of my former self at this rate Troughed my way through chips, butternut squash lasagne and garlic bread to try to refuel today, but it aint working. Will try again tomorrow

Camlo    pirate
01/04/2013 at 21:37
oh lord, you are all nutters..... fast, strong, hardy but nutters all the same.
fab racing, fab back to backs and fab hand gestures!!!
Only a 7 today for me and like SD your monthly mileage Jason is v close to my yr total. Started off in long top, jacket, hat and gloves and peeled most off as warmed up nicely but couldn't get a good pace as just knackered!
Brer - I know exactly what you mean about mixed feelings about London, costs a bomb, takes tonnes of organising (kids, accommodation, travel to London, travel to start) and could easily fall apart on the day with congestion during the race itself but also after.
02/04/2013 at 16:13

jason - if you're ready to race head for London.  The streets are paved with gold, or at the very least 1000s of discarded lucosade sport pouches.


brer - there's no chaos, it's all very well organised.  I've done four of them and have enjoyed them all.  FLM 1999 was my first race.


I've got a marathon later, this Llanelli so-called Great Welsh marathon.


Camlo - nutters?  Us?     Beware, it's catching ...

02/04/2013 at 18:34
jason d wrote (see)

Just over 20m in total today and 324m for the month


 Sneaks off to check my totals, as I thought, I can definitely beat 324 meters this month

Edited: 02/04/2013 at 18:40
02/04/2013 at 19:42

OOOOHHH, just sneaked a look at my total for March..a measly 249, can't believe I couldn't round it up to 250...or 300

Thanks for reassurance about London, I'm sure it will be fantastico once I'm there..just a bit of a country bumpkin! On that note, just entered a marathon for this Saturday in rural Lincolnshire as the 'really, this is the last long one' before London! Loads of flapjack cps and pie and mash at the end

Camlo and JD, where are you staying when in London?

02/04/2013 at 20:40
TRex- hopefully not too many thousands of disposed bottles when I pass through! lol! That GW marathon is 2 laps of the half course- pray for good weather cos tis more than a tad exposed! Saying that, got my first GFA time there in its first year
Kandinsky- good luck with upping the metreage
Camlo- well done on the 7
Brer- staying with some clubmates at our usual haunt- about 3 min walk from the finish!
Only 1 outing today (taper starts....) and it was tough due to Sunday's 10m race, yesterday's sports massage and today's HORRENDOUS Arctic blast. Really looking forward to running when there isn't a gale blowing 13.01m in 1.33.33
02/04/2013 at 22:14

First "summer" Club run of 2013 tonight   6 miles of canal paths and back just before it got dark .... agtfsnod13 

Brer - didn't realise this was your first VLM!   You'll love the atmosphere and excitement of the race, but I'm guessing, will be glad to leave "the smoke" behind.   London was my first marathon (and run in 26 degrees of heat ), so I have mixed emotions about it, but reckon I'm happier running over fields and trails any day!    Glad you're taking your tapering seriously 

03/04/2013 at 17:28

is anyone else having problems with posts disappearing?? I'll try for a third time!!

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