The 25th Anniversary
CT, I take my hat off to you mate, well run. Nice to meet you. Yes there was a strong side wind on top of Waunfawr, there seemed to be a swirling wind through out the course, one minuet there was a great tail wind then next a nightmare of a head wind.
Waunfawr I will never underestimate a hill again, it went on for ever.
My Garmin was 26.42miles.
I thought you were stood next to me at the start Dave. I saw the kayanos, and 'DAVE' plastered on the front of the vest, but The Dave I was talking to didnt have a dog. The guy did give me a strange luck when I said "Are you collie Dave?"
By my calculations I should win the Snowdon Marathon in the year 2014
That was a great weekend!
Really nice to meet you steve.
3:09:59. sprinted at the finish to get under 3:10
ran well and paced Debie walters round and she was first lady.
legs are a bit sore now!
organisation was spot on, loved every minute of it.
Well done everyone.
Chris 22, fantastic time for you, fab ! pick a flat fast course and with some dedication you'll certainly go sub 3
Nice to catch up with some of you, ie, Shades, UH, UM, T-Rex, Carrot Top, and also Karl wbh at the finish, i also made a similar mistake to CT and tried to claw back time in a short space, suffered at 15 miles even though still at 2.55 mara pace, finished in 3.13.05 so in general quite happy, deliberatley stayed around lead lady just to get on TV (bit sad ain't i), although had to run hard to catch her.
S4C tomorrow night 9pm, can't wait
Karl, I paced Jenny Moore for the last 10 miles and she came in second lady. Or should I say she paced me in and got me 10th in the V40 cat.
How was Debie's leg, when she passed me at Beddgeled she said she had a problem with here calf.
Well done on going sub 3:10. we must have met some where along the road.
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.
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