Snowdonia Marathon

The 25th Anniversary

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30/10/2007 at 09:15
Watched the coverage last night, managed to get the subtitles working on the skybox, really enjoyed it, brought back good memories of the run. Loved the comment by one commentator, "oh dear, hes vommiting his disapointment into the ditch!"as the fella leading came to a halt,  brilliant. Exactly how I felt struggling round the course for the first time. Really enjoyed it though, pretty sure I will be back next year to struggle round. Will know what to expect next time round.
30/10/2007 at 17:35

Really enjoyed the race again. Did 4.18, 6 mins better than i've done there before so pretty pleased. Looking forward to next year already !

Good seeing CD, SZ, and T Rex on sat nite and meeting one blue leg earlier.

Re-assuring seeing that the leader at Wanfawr can blow up on the hill - best bit of the prog apart from the guy with his collection of coasters !!!

Enjoyed this forum - very entertaining. Moving over to the Luton mara one soon.

30/10/2007 at 19:29

Well done safety pin, that is an excellent time. I heard you and your friend finished at different times - the men were watching and had a long wait for us girls!

See you at Luton then.  It is a bit different from Snowdonia, but still a good event.  Snowdonia will remain my favourite marathon to date and I cannot imagine anything else coming close.

31/10/2007 at 05:53
safety pin - may see you at the roaches
31/10/2007 at 10:47

see you all, its been a pleasure, and a great race

my emphasis now turns to London, although i fancy running one as a bit of a warm up (but not sure which one yet).

take care hopefully see you 2009, i am probably doing NY next year.

31/10/2007 at 11:24

CD - yeh see u at the roaches and some other fell races - should be good.

One Blue leg - congrats to you and your friend on another marathon - Is that 15 this year ? Much Respect.

Looking forward to Luton, did it last year, quite a nice rural event. Agree with you about Snowdonia - its the best most enjoyable marathon i've done, and I'm looking forward to some more coasters !!

31/10/2007 at 20:35

Now pursuaded OH to do Windermere with me next year, means I can also plan then on Snowdonia 08 !

CD (if you're still there) - Osmotherly last year, was it the Lyke Wake 42 ?  If so, can you let me have any tips on amount / kind of training an event like this requires (assume practically most people part run part walk ?) and what kind of kit is worn / carried on an event like this ? Think I must have been drinking too much as it suddenly sounds an exciting challenge..... Anyone else who does events like this, grateful for your thoughts....

TV - I guess my half Welshness wasn't enough then to be featured boyo ee by gum

Iron Tractor Boy    pirate
31/10/2007 at 21:19

I will watch the highlights later tonight, I may be spotted easy due to the green bin bag I wore for most of the race (due to wind and rain).

Did this in 4:49 and Dublin in 4:30 (no bin bag required).

31/10/2007 at 22:07

Hello safety pin

Yes, 15 so far this year with 2 to go.  Looking forward to seeing how many we can do next year now!

See you in Snowdonia, if not before.

Best wishes

One Blue Leg

31/10/2007 at 22:12

Windermere..... a very good race ....ran it this year (as my first marathon) but was told by some 'charlatans' from my running club that Windermere was harder than Snowdonia....oooooo how they lied.........

still I managed to get round  and unbelievably relish the thought of doing this again......a truly great run it is ! Just wish there was a bit more off-road in it . See you all same time next year !

31/10/2007 at 22:27
Anyone eat at Pete's Eats over the weekend?  Was it me or have his legendary portion sizes gone down a lot?
31/10/2007 at 22:41
Hiya All and Hiya Ultra Minnie (if you're still on this thread)
Sorry I missed you after the race did you get to the party after? we did but only briefly. Got to see the results list you did well again glad you enjoyed the race. I also had a great race not far behind you. To my surprise I was first V45 but dissapointingly I was down as Fopen so missed out on a prize. Not that I am bothered about the prize just the glory of it, shame. But have managed to get the results updated for my own satisfaction since. Mr slow Jacks didnt have such a good run (lack of training didnt help) I had to wait 40mins soaking wet as he had the car keys where all my dry clothes were. He enjoyed running with UH on such a great occasion. Hope to see you soon where is the ultra in January? Mr Slow Jacks glutton for punisment
Bye for now!
Slow Jacks x

Iron Tractor Boy    pirate
31/10/2007 at 22:42
I got there on Friday before they stopped cooking and the portion sizes where large.
01/11/2007 at 08:26
Yep, also had tea in Pete's Eats and could only eat half of mine.  Even after all that running!!!
01/11/2007 at 10:25
piccies are up on the website folks!
01/11/2007 at 10:34
www.marathon-photos.com
01/11/2007 at 10:52

thanks Paul! I'd been checking the Snowdonia site, but nothing there.

TD - you really were only 2 seconds behind me !! 

Iron Tractor Boy    pirate
01/11/2007 at 12:32
Bugger, on the photos they got my number through the bin liner at the place where I was eating a mars bar and two drinks.
Iron Tractor Boy    pirate
01/11/2007 at 12:46
Snowdonia highlights available online now at here, if you missed it on S4C last night.
02/11/2007 at 10:13

Everyone gone then? 

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