The 25th Anniversary
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
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?
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