Snowdonia Marathon 2014

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28/10/2013 at 20:27

Loving the list TRex   

28/10/2013 at 21:50
  • My first run on Saturday - what an awesome race - fairly new to running this was my 5th marathon in two years and was really happy with 3:57.39 even though my boring flat road PB is 3:21 (Manc 13)....

had a slight trip and tumble over the last top but no harm done. Made it onto TV too which was a bonus - can't wait to come back next year!!!! HOOKED! 3:30 -3:45 next year! 

Crowds, banter, marshals, drinks and gels, coasters, shirts, hills - all top class!

Edited: 28/10/2013 at 21:51
28/10/2013 at 21:57

Brer is a bad, bad influence. The 4 marathons that I really want to do next year are all within a few weeks of each other. Inverness, York, Snowdonia and Dublin. Hmmmm.

29/10/2013 at 03:31

Another nutter in the making ...

How does it happen?

29/10/2013 at 04:14

T Rex, you innocently join a thread about a little jog in North Wales, and you don't realise there is an embedded virus until it's too late..... 

29/10/2013 at 08:31

Bit (lot) more hill training and some luck with injuries and 4:15 is there for the taking.

Planning on doing Chester next year, it should work out as 3 weeks before Snowdon which could be ideal. Have a place in London also and 6 weeks later the Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon.

Anyone done the Trail Marathon Wales ? as that's on my list as well...had a place this year but pulled out due to injury.

29/10/2013 at 09:29

I did the half kk and very enjoyable it was too. 


29/10/2013 at 11:01

My first one this year - 4:08. Epic event.

Would love to come back for 2014 

Big decision before that though - to Grindleford Gallop again or not 

29/10/2013 at 11:23

I Grindleford, InsideForward - great event.

I'm impressed there is a list already, TRex! (I'm just lurking. Honest. For now...)

29/10/2013 at 11:40

Bring it on,oh..nearly a year to wait! Brilliant reports still coming in. Love Endures..get on with it! Just managed to sneak myself in for an evening marathon on Saturday. Welcome back Frodo,congrats to you both. Am in llandudno today building up to some sort of a trot in the wind x

29/10/2013 at 12:27

Stick me down for 3:45 (3rd SNOD) and Mrs Lemmy for sub-5:00 (2nd SNOD), she'll be back next year, here's to a great winter of cross country and spring flat-ish marathons before the main event in Autumn...

29/10/2013 at 12:37

Argh am I really following this thread
2013 is dead, Long Live 2014!

Edited: 29/10/2013 at 12:37
29/10/2013 at 13:27



Get on that list Other Half, there have been many who have said never again..and still we are here 5 years later,older and certainly no wiser

29/10/2013 at 13:44

KingKenny - if it's on you list you have to do it right? Anyway it's brill, hilly, tough, friendly, well organised and the last hill rivals Bwlch y Groes for hard. 

oh i do love a good list

29/10/2013 at 14:06

Brer - I blame this thread entirely for my running fixation (and associated foolishness) since I came across it 6 years ago! 

29/10/2013 at 14:22

That's very true Chrissi. I'll have to commit to it, sounds good. It's either that one or the Lakeland one.

How does Snowdon compare to Beachy ? for those that have done both.




29/10/2013 at 15:09

 Beachy is a little bit harder - almost all off road on the South Downs Way bridleways and paths, and more undulating (quite a few hills before all of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head for the last 7 miles), but a well-attended, well-run event.  The one time I did it (as it usually clashes with Snowdonia) I ran 4h25 and then ran 3h51 at Snowdonia a week later.  I'd like to do it again but keep coming back here for more, so unless the dates change I'll be committed (in all senses) to Snowdonia

29/10/2013 at 15:56


Just checked and couldn't find RW Race Listing for SNOD13... Which means it won't get rated and won't be voted #1 marathon in UK... How do we get a listing... listed?

29/10/2013 at 17:50

Haha Brer, I think it would be rude not to. However, I want to beat this years time at SNOD.I could just use the others as ummm training runs/ recovery. After all, Guinness is good for you.

I was speaking to a guy on Saturday who got a 3:16 after getting a 2:53 at York the week before, which must take some doing.

29/10/2013 at 18:32

*Frodo*!  At last, the real hobbit.  How have you been?

Lurk no more - you're going on the list.

Just finished a report on the 2013 thread.  Rather too long for the tiny expedition undertaken, but it was atmospheric and better than being sandblasted along the A5 to the Vaynol Arms and back that I had done earlier.

What time of year is the trail marathon?  Dare I do it?  Some dreadful mishap is bound to happen mid-race if you have me running in woods.

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