Snowdonia Marathon

The 25th Anniversary

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24/10/2007 at 18:45


I do run for NH, i just happen to live about 25 miles east of there 

I'm Confused ??????  Do you mean Alan is sharing with Colin ?   LOL

Work, whats work ?,  

I packed in work about 6 weeks ago now so i could train (properly), getting fed up of being labelled a 'semi-proffessional runner' though,   although being out of work does give me lots of time to run, then again other peoples expectations of me racing well are higher       If i run crap at Snowdon then my wife will make me go and look for another job on monday 

I think Phil wants to leave about 11am so we can get there for around 3pm , collect our numbers, then he can go find the nearest pie shop !  Oh, and check out the local pubs of course ( for post race rehydration)

24/10/2007 at 18:46
FA - Not quite but I made plenty of noise pottering around getting ready and as I was leaving I dropped my suitcase against their door when I was leaving.  How clumsy of me. 
24/10/2007 at 18:58

Ant, I'd be quite happy for you  to get my number for me as long as its allowed.  Depends if we have to sign anything I suppose.  I'd hope to get there early enough on the day anyway, never was one for leaving things to the last minute.

I'll get a medal afterwards but if I want a vest I'd have to order one. 

Shades, I thought you'd be staying in the travel Inn the other side of Bangor after our chat at Leicester.  I was sure that's where you meant.

Just remember to leave you're phone on Friday evening and we'll get in touch.

24/10/2007 at 19:01


I'm not leaving until about 4 or 5pm as i'm not as lucky as you and still have a business to run and kids to get rid of  ,so it maybe me making the noise getting in at 10pm.

Thanks for the number.

24/10/2007 at 19:02


If it was me, i'd have kicked the s@!> out of their door at 4.30am.


I'll email RO and see what they say, would be no problem for me and you'd get a lie in too 

24/10/2007 at 19:02


If it was me, i'd have kicked the s@!> out of their door at 4.30am.


I'll email RO and see what they say, would be no problem for me and you'd get a lie in too 

24/10/2007 at 19:05

Oooops, double posting....

OK, Chris, no probs, at least the traffic will be quieter for you at that time for travelling up north.

24/10/2007 at 19:16

pen-y- pass youth hostel for me

personally i think the hill to pen-y- pass, is worse than waunfawr, however i am sure that will change after running 20m

24/10/2007 at 19:47

My own bed the night before and the night of the race!!!  Travelling over from the Midlands with a friend - early start, but wouldn't sleep much in a "strange" bed anyway - otherwise, campiing would have been my first choice.   Can recommend Beddgelert Forestry Commission or Bryn Gloch at Waunfawr as good sites!

FR - you could stop by for a cup of tea en route and still be finished several hours before me!!  Put the kettle on!!

24/10/2007 at 20:10

Just looked up Saturday's weather forecast on bbc and wish I hadn't!!!

Wellies and brollies all round

24/10/2007 at 20:16
That minging dog of yours most likely FR!
24/10/2007 at 20:26

FA - Had a moment there! as I do drive an Audi Estate! but I looked out the curtains and you wern't there? 

Tell you what, Travel lodge looks a good trade for me at the minute as due to building works on my house we have no central heating this winter!

Runs on spot to keep warm! 

24/10/2007 at 21:02


Hope you didn't think i was a stalker !  

Yep, i also checked weather, looks like a rough one, wouldn't it be fun if we all lined up on the start line ready for the off and the announcer said it was cancelled      I can handle the rain, but no gales please !!!!  

Although at the end of the day its the same conditions for everyone, one tip though that i adopted from Edinburgh this year, if its a strong headwind - get running amongst a pack and stay close behind (that way you'll get shelter and save a lot of energy before you make your break for the finish) !

24/10/2007 at 21:10

I turned up when they cancelled it a few years ago. 

If it was and I ran it anyway would te 100 club count it Shades?  Personsally I wouldn't think so.

24/10/2007 at 22:00

UH - I look forward to your '100' presentation - where will that be held? (sorry if I've missed the info.)

Looking forward to meeting you all. Not so sure about the marathon, as I have a poorly left leg (hamstring and now my knee!).

Anyway looking forward to some stunning scenery and generally a nice break. We're (Mr UM and I, and the two boys) are travelling across Friday morning and staying in a nice apartment in Llanberis High St on Friday and Saturday evening.

I spoke to the owner of the apartment today, and he says the weather is brill at the moment and reckons it will be OK for the weekend. Here's hoping

24/10/2007 at 22:12

Hi UM,

Its always be nice and dry when i've run a mara, but it would be typical welsh weather if it rained on saturday as we've had a fair deal of sunshine so far this month.


You have email (from me)

* I see Mr.Phil is keeping a 'low profile' following tonights football fiasco 

24/10/2007 at 22:14
we want the uefa cup this year anyway - nice to win that one once in a while - we have no space in the trophy room for ANOTHER european cup!
24/10/2007 at 22:26

 Haha, you mean the 'useless cup',  perhaps you could win the Carling Cup this time around instead.

I have sent you an email btw regarding friday, no doubt i'll hear from you before then

24/10/2007 at 22:36

should have had  a return mail ant - all set for 11

bring back the milk cup, and the zenith data systems trophy

24/10/2007 at 22:42

Final moral boost before Saturday - went to see Run Fat Boy Run with the kids - had a good laugh and thought if he can do it, I definitely can !  (I know he was only pretending for the camera's but a bit of kid-ology never hurt...)

Anyone know anything about parking in Llanberis prior to the start, do they make lots of space available ?

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