The 25th Anniversary
Ultra Hamster - I met you at the ceremony. I was the woman with Ultra Minnie. Well done on getting your 100, and a lovely memento.
Don't think I'll make 100 myself. It's took me 4 years to do 4. And I always say 'never again'.
A final titter from me..
Tony Blair started jogging near his new home after he left Downing Street but on each run he happened to jog past a prostitute standing on the same street corner, day after day.With some apprehension he would brace himself as he approached her for what was most certainly to follow. "Fifty quid!" she would cry out from the curb. "No, a fiver !" fired back Blair . This ritual between Tony and the hooker continued for days. He'd run by and she'd yell, "Fifty quid!" And he'd yell back, "A Fiver!"One day however, Cherie decided that she wanted to accompany her husband on his jog! As the jogging couple neared the problematic street corner, Tony realised the "pro" would bark her £50 offer and Cherie would wonder what he'd really been doing on all his past outings.He realised he should have a good explanation for his wife. As they jogged into the turn that would take them past the corner, Tony became even more apprehensive than usual.Sure enough, there was the prostitute! Tony tried to avoid the tart's eyes as she watched the pair jog past. Then, from the pavement, she shouted... "See what you get for a bloody fiver
It's a few years since I did this marathon and I'd forgotten two things.....
quite how beautiful the scenery is (even in bad weather)
how long those hills were .
This is a fantastic marathon and I think the new RO did a great job. Lovely t-shirt and another slate coaster to my collection. Will be back next year.
Well done Hammie and welcome to the 100 club. Good to meet up with other forumites too.
The drive there on Friday was awful 7.30 hours, driving back after the race only took me 6 hours inc stops and the rain stopped exactly at the point I crossed the border back into England...spooky
Glad you had fun
Personally, i thought the route looked more scenic on sunday morning, as we were driving up pen-y-pass you could see the water cascading down the mountains, stunning scenery !
I met up with steve (100 club) before and after race, he also tried to 'talk' me into doing Cornwall, as well as the "10 in 10" next year !
Don't forget the coverage on S4C tonight btw ! (i hope its in english)
Sorry i missed UH presentation, i had circulation problems with my fingers which took nearly 3 hrs to work properly, may possibly be a case of VWF from previous years work, just as well i don't run on my hands !
What a great run! It had everything I could have wanted - great scenery, atmosphere, enthusiastic supporters, mars bars, hills, hill fog, strong winds, rain and cramp! I didn't see any of you distinctly, but I thought I saw someone in a black beanie with what looked like a roobarb and custard badge on his back, but as the rain was hammering on my glasses I couldn't really tell!
I managed to knock over 30 minutes off my previous PB and finished in 4h 03. I'll have to do it next year and see if I can shave those 3-ish minutes off my time and not cramp at the top of the steep hill in the fog.
Well done to everyone, and I'll miss the support and the giggles from the thread - thanks for keeping me so enthused. See you next year
I think i'll apply for the '10 in 10' in 2009, i'm really trying to focus on getting a sub 2.45 next year so that'll take up a couple of months hard training, i can't remember if Steve said if he was going to do it next year or not.
Its 10 maras in 10 days !! and it's at Lake Windemere around next May i believe.
RJ - yes it was me in the Beanie, think the badge was starting to run a little as well !
M62 - go for it !!!
... and FR said hello as he went past me, so he does exist - not just the phantom 'stuff anything' man.... I guess my description of him didn't help CD.
Here's a link to the official results
Congratulations to fall finishers
Thanks WP - I did wonder if I was imagining it! I hope it doesn't rain so much next year and I'll spot more insignia - either that or ditch the glasses!!
hello folks, sorry it took so long - only just home (literally) from Snowdonia. All I can say is ...
Walking up to the start was really atmospheric, though I probably talked too much. Caught up with someone with Rhubarb and Custard on their bum before mile 1, and it was taffyduck (hello taffy!). We ended up running practically the whole thing at the same pace, which was brilliant for me - can't speak for taffyduck - again I think I talked too much. Thanks to her I made it in 3:31, which if you count the hills (I make it three of them!) is basically a PB for me. Sorry I lost you on Waunfawr Taffy - I was kind of concentrating on the tarmac in front of me for a while . If I'd been able to fly downhill like some of the others who passed me I could have shaved off more time, but as it is I'm just grinning ear to ear still at the whole thing. Can't believe I did it and loved it so much, even the pretty incessant rain after Bedgellert.
Support was fantastic - even at the top after Waunfawr and most especially near the end pounding the quads down that blessed hill. I was smiling the whole way (except up and down the hill of course).
Sorry I didn't meet up with any other folks here, but I'm most definitely coming back next year. Taffy and I both agreed this forum has been the best to be involved in. Hang on, I'm off to have a good old cry!
Passed another 100th marathoner enroute, but it wasn't you UH, unless you were lying?!
Great job everyone, and most especially folks on their first marathon. I've got to learn to run downhill now.
Sorry about the above, here's the real race report:
So anyway, I was out running as usual on Saturday near Penypass and I noticed lots of other runners around. They said there was a marathon on - can you guys believe it! A marathon, in Snowdonia! The idiots.
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