Snowdonia marathon 2013

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20/04/2013 at 15:09

Hey, jason, why don't you try this "half a marathon" idea and try to keep up with the leaders?


All the best to the VLM-ers.  I've only done FLMs.  Enjoy the music and the crowds.

21/04/2013 at 14:57
T Rex- lol!
Well the perfect weather forecast went pear-shaped! Lol! Ran 2.50 which I think is a fair reflection of where I'm at allowing for the conditions. Happy enough- especially as I just found out that the pub at Paddington Station gives a free pint to everyone with a medal. Should have brought the rest of them along....
Looking forward to hearing from Brer and the others
21/04/2013 at 15:26

Well done JD

and cracking result Brer - you really should try tapering sometime...

21/04/2013 at 16:50
Hi guys, still in London waiting for coach home! Cracking time Jason. Well, whay a brilliant, brilliant day! Managed 3: 34- could have aced 3:30 but just got stuck in a pack of runners and couldnt get through. Absolutely loved it...I may be back next year
21/04/2013 at 16:52

Great results from JD and Brer - can we have just a little of what you've got,please?

Looks like it's been a good day today 

21/04/2013 at 16:58
well done Brer n JD
21/04/2013 at 17:06
Brer/Jason outstanding both of you!!
Panad/brer will probably defer excalibur till next year.
Panad how's the ribs matey?

Well all been a mad couple of weeks here, from nearly splitting up with my wife to resigning from my job and having a health scare as well!! My wife and I are trying to work thingsa out, my job we kind of come to a compromise which has involved a big reduction in my hours and the health scare on going, loads of blood tests done. All very frustrating, but onegood thing is health scare not effecting my fittness or running yet!!
21/04/2013 at 18:29

woah TR41! That's more than a mad couple of weeks, no wonder you've been a bit quiet!!   Hope tests show some good news (or least an idea of what's going on) soon on the health front.  Take it easy with the work - compromise sounds like a good plan and hope you and mrsTR41 can come to a solution soon as well (whatever that may be).

I suggest with all that going on you definitely defer excalibur


I'm ok, fed up and frustrated more than anything else.  Drugs are keeping the pain under control happily, but my apparent lack of fitness (given I was marathon fit) is annoying... Hoping continuuing to go out several times a week for easy runs will soon remind my body what it can do!

21/04/2013 at 23:05

Cheers, guys! Back to the drawing board after next week

brer rabbit wrote (see)
Hi guys, still in London waiting for coach home! Cracking time Jason. Well, whay a brilliant, brilliant day! Managed 3: 34- could have aced 3:30 but just got stuck in a pack of runners and couldnt get through. Absolutely loved it...I may be back next year
See, told ya so!
TR41- hope things settle down now, mate
panad- wishing you a speedy recovery


22/04/2013 at 00:20

Good times had in the capital. What were the conditions there, then?

Llanelli waterfront area was very blowy but my day out there was a big boost to confidence.  My latest trip to the physio confirms something is drastically wrong with nerve pathways to muscles in my shoulder, hence the pain I'm getting and severe lack of movement.  It's exactly as if my shoulder muscles aren't strong enough to support the weight of the arm.  Been re-referred to a shoulder consultant.

My target for today was 1st half at 9:12 and 2nd at 9:05 leading to a comfortable 30s inside 4 hours. In the race the first half was done at 9:14 and at halfway I was having a few concerns about how things would pan out.  I needn't have worried since I seemed to be able to carry on strongly duoing the 2nd half at 8:57 miling for a negative split of 3:38.  Very pleased. 

22/04/2013 at 00:21

Also great to see a certain Niki Quinn of this thread getting a PB and 1st lady!  Hope she doesn't mind me saying.

22/04/2013 at 00:23

TR41 - rooting for you, mate.  Keep going.

22/04/2013 at 00:27

(-ve split of 3m38s - my time was 3:58:09)


22/04/2013 at 07:26
Well done TRex! Sounds like it was a really positive race for you hope you get dome answers soon about your shoulder.

A that's a great result NQ2!!
22/04/2013 at 08:52

Well done Trex! great running! you may have spotted me on the course supporting at various spots ( purple/pink jacket) clapping n shouting!

congratulations Niki you ran a strong race!

Panad, I'm sure your muscles have a long memory. Just get out there n take it slow.

TR41, sounds a tough month!  Hang in there.

JD, dread to think what your drawing board looks like!!

22/04/2013 at 13:37

(((((( TR41))))) hope your ok

Brer, JD, NQ2 and TRex well done all of you - JD did you get your free pint?

Panad - don't do too much too soon you'll get there

I did another 10 miles on Saturday in gorgeous weather but it felt harder than it probably was my head was all over the place just didn't get into the groove at all. Enjoyed watching VLM yesterday the crowds looked amazing and it was so moving the way 35,000 people went silent at the beginning. 


23/04/2013 at 20:17

Hey team..I'm back in the land of the living. Brain in complete fog yesterday due to city chaos/late Sunday night and work!

Thank you so much for all kind words..I had a ball and am in for next year. Who would have thought that then?

Now, had a great outing too buddy, well done chap-you are getting back on the road to recovery

Panad-you too girly, take care and we'll crack Excalibur next year if all is well. TR41, hope you get sorted in all respects. What will be, will be xxxxx

Chrissi, I blubbed during the speech and silence and that aint like me! many miles have you done this evening? Also, if you are still in contact with NQ, please pass on my congratulations to her and ask her to get in touch with me when she gets chance (if she wants to, that is!)

JenF and SD, what have got got planned event-wise for the next few months?

24/04/2013 at 16:04

glad you enjoyed Brer, I'm putting in an application for next year. Event wise I'm slogging at my 5k time, and have a series of 5k races lined up. No doubt you have an absolutely mad line up!

24/04/2013 at 16:36
TRex- well done!
Jenf- see you Saturday?
Going to try a short slow run later on
24/04/2013 at 19:28

Evening all 4m recovery plod for me- got easier as it went on Medicine ball session next, then stretches, then dinner- steamed chicken breast, samphire and sugar snap peas with mushrooms

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