The 25th Anniversary
sorry Karl, my mistake.
Did you pace her from the start ?
Btw, that guy calling out to runners at the finish was 'barking mad' !!!!
He'd be shouting daft things like "you've got 55 seconds to get a sub 5hr 15 min marathon, go on, you know you want to do it" ................. 'bloody crackpot'
Thoroughly enjoyed yesterday. Saw Shades and Hammie before the start and was introduced to flying ant. Stayed at the same place as safety pin - nice to meet you and your friend. Didn't see T Rex - but we did look for you at the start. Met you on the hill last year but no sign of you yesterday, and looking at the results I can see why.
My friend felt really ill from about mile 16 so we slowed down a lot from then on to ensure she could finish. She did really well as it must have been awful feeling like that for 10 miles! We finally finished in 5 hours and some seconds (chip). Last year was 4.41, so we will no doubt be back next year to give it another go.
Great experience thanks to the organisers, supporters, helpers and fellow runners. Well done to all finishers.
My Garmin, threw a wobbler just before Beddgelert and by the end it was reporting that i'd ran 37.38 miles. I uploaded the session to my computer this evening and after importing it into Sanoodi I could see where it had gone haywire. To resolve it I then exported it as an XML file before painstakingly reading through it to find the bogus trackpoint entries (3 in total). I deleted these and imported the session again. Hey presto, it is almost spot on now.
My Garmin is the Forunner 301, did anybody else get wacky measurements?
Great race. I went out too fast up Pen Y Pass and down the other side, got halfway in 1.45, but started struggling at 19/20, kept saying to myself, just 5 12 minute miles for an easy sub 4hr...just 4 11 minute miles...just 3 10 minute miles...and then gave up and came in at 4.02. Not bad for first marathon. But plenty of unfinished business to come back for next year!
Loved the descent into Llanberis - I'll keep some in the tank for it next year...
fh - 11nov 10.30 (£3.50 i think). here's some stuff
A 3700ft climb and 15 miles weren't all the runners tackling Roaches Fell Race, near Leek, in Staffordshire, had to endure on November 13 as the local cows ...www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/article.asp?UAN=2594&v=2 - 51k -
its looks as if you are able to watch the highlights on the S4C website after its been shown this evening.
Anyone see the nutter with the big army rucksack..it looked very heavy...must have been loads of jelly babies in there.....
I feel like doing this run next year. The furthest I have ran is half marathon (after which I vowed never to do a marathon) do you reckon I coul be ready for next years?
I think you're all crackers but I had a look at the photos, saw the results of some of my feloow club runners and feel inspired to give it a go. Should I do a crappy marathon like London first?
(sent on behalf of fr!)
Hi all, that was a lot of fun wasn't it!!
I was running with Mark my clubmate doing his first, he was looking for around 4 hours which suited me (did a pb at Leicester 2 weeks ago-didn't want to push it and 4 hours is about my average at Snowdonia). So we were on pace past halfway then he started struggling with back problems. Kept going though, and managed to finish in 4:14:38 while I was a few seconds in front (ok-I left Mark behind about 100 yards to go).
Really nice to meet up with people and I got presented with teh 100 marathon medal at the awards later on.
PaulF - so what was in the rucksack - a big thermos?
CD & FH - if you decide to do the Roaches I hope you get better weather than we did yesterday. I did the Passing Clouds FR which also goes through the roaches and on the paths you just had to wade through knee deep mud. Hardly any firm ground. Sore calves and quads today.
I dont think it helped much that I ran 6 miles of Snowdon and cycled over the last hill to support.
Huge congratulations Hammie. I am determined to join you one day (within the next 5 years). Sorry we missed your presentation, but we hope to see you soon. You know you have to work for the '200' pin now don't you?!?!
One Blue Leg & Co
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