The 25th Anniversary
(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
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.
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