Snowdonia marathon 2013

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13/11/2012 at 09:21

Good to be back and mega focused on next year.

You lot still impress me with the amount of running you do, oh and while I'm at it well done to you all for this year. I was in Bangor on race day but deliberately stayed as far away as possible and did my best to shut myself away from it as I was so p££d off about not running. I could have done maybe 10 mile and later found out some people who don't think they will complete it only do half of it so at least they have joined in - wish I had now.


13/11/2012 at 09:23

A request if I may: if anybody sees some orange men's running shorts please let me know as I'm really struggling to find a pair. Thanks.

13/11/2012 at 12:00

Know a chap who did solo Thunder Run this year came fourth and did 100 miles but he has not run since injured..........ouch. Snowden looks like might be an option for me next year. Got Grindleford Gallop a 21 mile fell race around the Edges of Derbyshire above Chatsworth and Coniston 14 and as I love Saturday runs a Snowden mara might be good. Been up the mountain about 14 times over the decades time to do the marathon here I reckon. It would be my third.....only and yet to crack sub four. Did 4.08 this year at Edinburgh after 4.35 in London in 2010, the heat got to me as got round to 20 miles in three hours then blew up a lot.......not that Snowden would be a pb attempt just an effort and achievement with the hills involved.

13/11/2012 at 17:19

Hi mcs.  Don't be disappointed if you don't crack 4:00 on this one!  It is hilly.  But with a year of good training you may be able to bring your PB down a lot - who knows?  I'd suggest a 21-mile fell race is more strenuous than any road marathon.

13/11/2012 at 20:21

Thanks TRex for looking for info for me, I have to be realistic about time available so I'm aiming for 10 laps of the course=60 miles which will be well beyond my comfort zone in terms of mileage and then just plod/walk if I have anything left! I do want to enjoy the event as it really had a great party atmosphere to it when I did it as part of a team of 7 this year.

mcs-go for it. Are you a Derbyshire resident?

Mr Ben..why orange shorts???

13/11/2012 at 21:09
brer rabbit wrote (see)
Mr Ben..why orange shorts???

I'm sure there are other runners like me who have a psychological running colour and mine is orange. For some reason it just feels right. Can't find orange shorts though.

Edit: would you believe now I mention it on here I've found some.

Edited: 13/11/2012 at 21:32
14/11/2012 at 10:35

Very interesting training tips for that 24hr run TRex. Can't wait to hear how you get on with it Brer Rabbit. Having read the report of last years race on the TR24 thread it sounds quite a testing course with a fair bit of climbing. I wish you the best of luck.

Off to enjoy the "scenery" of the Luton Marathon this weekend

14/11/2012 at 10:56

Mr Ben - I totally understand - orange is my daughter's favourite colour (& my football team's 1st team strip colour) and I used to always try and get orange shoes. I've got an orange vest (wore it at Snowdonia 2011), but the shorts I've seen in the past clashed horrendously!!

15/11/2012 at 07:52
John Bach wrote (see)

Mr Ben - I totally understand - orange is my daughter's favourite colour (& my football team's 1st team strip colour) and I used to always try and get orange shoes. I've got an orange vest (wore it at Snowdonia 2011), but the shorts I've seen in the past clashed horrendously!!

I'm an Oldham fan and when I was growing up they always played in Orange so that's where I think it comes from for me. Anyway you have to look good don't you as it's like 'go faster stripes' on a car, it make you run faster.



15/11/2012 at 10:46

Brer yep I am a Derbyshire resident, near to Bakewell, bootiful part of the world and great for running of course. I have the best commute in the country in my opinion down the Monsal Trail to my office.
My daughters fav colour is pink and she is just getting into run loves her sport, hockey, netball and did the junior GNR last year.....she has been doing a mile and a half the last couple of nights in readiness for cross country at school her first year at senior school. Most of my running stuff is black........not sure what that says!

15/11/2012 at 22:27

Hello team, are we all out training tonight?

mcs, I live in Derbyshire too but not in half as nice a place as you!

My fave colour is purple.. am now on a search for purple shorts

15/11/2012 at 22:56

Mr Ben, I think I have an orange pair knocking around in the bottom of my drawer. I seem to recall wearing them in 2009 on Rombald's Stride during the first in our recent run of cold winters. Apparently they stood out like a beacon across the moors.

If you're really stuck I'll sell you mine - for a price.

16/11/2012 at 19:31
Think that when the school Xmas holidays get here, I might try an overnight run, no need for speed, just for fun, refuelling at fast food outlets along the way Just to see how far I get. Realised that, despite a couple of mini ultras, I still haven't run for longer than 4 hrs 45.....
Edited: 16/11/2012 at 19:35
16/11/2012 at 20:08

Holy hell Jason...a dirty burger on a training run  Sounds like a great challenge though especially if it's a crispy night and no-one else is around. Liking your plan

Off to Conwy in the morning for Half on Sunday...see you there TR40. I reckon you'll get a PB on Sunday if Snod is anything to go by.

16/11/2012 at 20:24
Brer- I'll pick a nice night if possible. Good luck with the half. You too, TR40
16/11/2012 at 21:43
Good luck in conwy Brer and TR40 gutted to be missing it this year, have fun!
17/11/2012 at 07:32
Just decided to run the Elan Valley 10 today
17/11/2012 at 12:20
JD good luck mate
panad thanks matey
Brer you all set?
17/11/2012 at 14:03

Have a good time in those races. 

Had an imensely enjoyable 3-hour run on the forest trails and hilltops near me on Thursday.  Found one or two new paths.  Beech trees seem particularly stunning this autumn.  It was good to be out.

Just as well I went out when I did because I came off my bike yesterday evening on the commute to work and broke my collarbone .

17/11/2012 at 16:11

Oh heck, TRex, you're not having much luck this year are you?    How long does it take a collar bone to get sorted out?   I can imagine that it must be pretty horrendous.    Hope you're coping ok .

Good luck to those running at Conwy tomorrow.   Looks like a fab course - will have to earmark it for next year!



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