The 25th Anniversary
Chees for that Ant.
For those with SKY TV its channel 134
PF-my garmin said 26.42 as well, but they should always read a little long plus never race perfect racing line. i am surprised they say exactly the same though.
JB- if you press certain buttons at the same time it resets them, not sure which one i just press as many as i can together an it springs back to life.
Mmm, just been comparing last years results with this years and for the ones I can find all times are down best by 1:17, worst by 14:18, average is 6:28 (for 5). Conditions were worst than i thought. Well that's what I am going to tell everyone.
Forgot to say excellent race, no complaints, grate organisation, lives up to its reputation, a must for every serious marathon runner 10 out of 10. I will be back
Wellcome home FA, hope you and Mr phil left north Wales some beer.
Well run mate, nice to see you helping out the young ladies too. Think jenny stayed with me to help an old man home.
I'm home!! What a fantastic race!! Yet again Snowdon brings a lump in my throat, whether that is sheer emotion of finishing or the pain that goes with it.
Great to see Shades at the start. And then in the evening I spied two characters in Rhoobard and Custard 'T' shirts - CD and SZ no less who then introduced me to the master of lists - T Rex! So good to put faces to names.
Snowdon just gets better and better and better...no a bad word to be said. Jayne Lloyd has done a terrific job in the organising and everyone involved, the marshals, stewards, cadets, St Johns, the crowd, the nice ladies serving tea and biscuits - EVERYONE deserves a mention.
Yesterday was why Snowdon has been voted and continues to be voted the best. Everyone who crossed that line was a winner. I will now end my emotional rant!
(Over to you FR!) (Stuff emotions!) 3h 58m. Happy!
paulf - no that wasn't me. i don't know whether i was in front from the start or passed you at some point - maybe when you were doing your 'bear in the woods' routine!
come on fellrunner, show yourself just one more time.
rgr - make sure you have the final post on here
TJ, must agree with you on the gel wrappers being dumped, if you can Carrie them full I'm sure you can Carrie them empty.
As far as the race, I think one word sums it all up,ARDDERCHOG
i only drank 1 small glass of red wine all weekend (post-race), then 1 sml bottle of beer with my chinese tonight, Mr.Phil had a few though (and deserved them after his acrobatics) !
1st lady ran very well considering it was only her 2nd mara, spoke to her during the final descent and her first mara was a 2.58
On the whole Snowdonia is a tough marathon, and anyone who finished deserves praise.
Funny though, after the race i watched a few hundred or so runners cross the line and then went back to hotel, got unpacked, stretched for about half hour, and had a long hot bath, then as 'mad runners' usually do i decided to go for a recovery run in my running tights and club t-shirt (via Spar shop to get more water), on my return to the hotel people were clapping at me and shouting 'well done', 'you're nearly there', i didn't have a clue what they were on about until i passed the road opposite the finishing clock and saw the timer still working and showing 6hrs 41 mins, then as i prepared to cross the road 2 runners came towards me heading for the finish line, by this time it was getting dark and all the support had gone. They must've been well and trully knackered !
What did everyone think of the party ??? in electric mountain, i thought it a bit quiet myself and left about 8.30 (or thereabouts) to get some supper. It didn't seem that crowded either.
FA, when the first lady passed me she said her leg was giving her problems, wish I could run that fast with a bad leg.
I didn't go to the do in the night, I drove straight home, done it in 3:30, hope there were no cameras.
Last man home 7:48, now that's commitment, well done to him.
Hi all, back home now.
Great fun, felt good until a small cramp attack around mile 20, then Ok run most of the way up W (apart from the steep bits) and started down with circa 25 mins to hit my target of 4.30, down hill all the way and started to think I was going to do it.... cramp hit, think it was the cold in the more exposed area, sat on a rock for a few mins and could barely walk down the hill. Got to the more sheltered bottom and found I could run again up the small hill round the back of the village. Frustrating. Still - 4.46 for my first marathon in such conditions etc. (and being an old fart) I can't be too unhappy !
Thanks to those who said hello on the way round and those supporting on the route. Didn't hang around much at the end as the family were a little drenched (waited quite a while in case I had a flyer) - brought a bag of roobarb and custard sweets to share out but guess I'll have to eat them all myself
hmm... Windermere, Smowdonia 08 .... maybe I can improve.
Well done everyone !!!!!
Reasonably pleased with my time of 3:27. All went fairly well - given the wind! - until the descent at mile 24. Legs completely seized up & I really struggled coming off the slopes, particularly the tarmac at the top. Probably serves me right for running up the hill at Waunfawr in the first place!
Garmin tells me it was 25.32 miles. Any advance on 4045 feet of ascent?
JB: if you're still struggling to unlock Garmin: "To power the unit back on, press the "Mode" and "Reset" buttons at the same time. Let go of those two buttons, press the power button, and the unit will turn back on."
Trust the R&R is going well for all....
Deb, the 1st lady was just being a wimp! had to keep moaning at her all the way up that massive hill if she would have stopped and walked she may not have started running again! I left her at the top and flew down the other side, must have overtaken about 10 runners. couldn't slow down it was hurting my toes every time i tried to put the breaks on! so if you saw a maroon vest hurtling past it was me, sorry i didn't stop to chat
On the subject of jell wrappers i threw mine to spectators and asked them to bin them for me, no one minded.
Felt ok at the end and sprinted over the line to get under 3:10, someone on the course told me it was the qualifying time for the Boston marathon ( not that i'm doing it )
my legs are hurting!!
Qualifying time for Boston is sub 3.15 i believe (for us young guns)
I remember you now...... recall a guy stopping and turning back with the 1st lady runner, then carrying on running, i remember the maroon vest too !
You both passed me just before the top of the hill, not that you'd recall but i did say 'well done 1st lady runner' (that wasn't aimed at you btw)
You did very well to get sub 3.10 then from that point on ( 3 mins quicker than me ) as i too pushed down the hill with the lady runner alongside. She didn't moan to me, so perhaps you didn't 'charm' her enough ! LoL
It was me moaning at her.
I can't remember the last time i made a woman moan
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