The 25th Anniversary
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.
so sorry i didnt get to meet a few of you as i was really hoping to do so!!But then i met LUNA MAN!!!Thanks to thoseR @C badges!!I so loved this marathon as hard as it was but a very special oneI was hoping for 3.45-4.00 but finished in 3.32 so Thanks to LM( who pipped me at the post!!!! )I managed a really good time which was not expected.This forum has been brill and see you all next year!!!!
Flying ant, remember you at the finish now, carrot top introduced us.
Yes i paced Debbie from the start, and its a good job too otherwise she would have gone off way to fast. set out to run at 7 min mile pace and got it bang on
She kept looking back at me like i was mad! She has been doing a lot of 3k s so running that slow was strange for her. We hadn't done much training for this one and just wanted to enjoy the run.
We did our 1st marathon together at London 05 and she stayed at my pace up to about the 13 mile point. i got my 2:52 and she got 2:58.
Your aiming for 2:45 next year, so am i ( again ! ) i'm on the good for age at London and so is carrot top. come and have a chat on the 2:45 thread.
My big toe is going black!
Forget to tell you my F***ing Quads are killing and walking Like i S**t myself But it was well worth it!!!!LM see you in Rhayader next year!
Rhayder top run see you next year hope the weather is as wet as it was this year.
I will go now could`nt resist a quick look in on a top off road event
Just watched the race on tv. what a let down, I thought it was about the marathon!!!.
Quick shot of mr phil putting himself straight, in the beginning, and a bit of carot top in the end. Did any one else see any one?
Fully agree with you mate, what a loada shite ! Its supposed to be an unbiased coverage of ALL the runners participating (or as many as possible), i don't personally mind if i'm on tv or not, but it should show a bit more of the race and the course, and perhaps a bit more of the rest of the population that aren't welsh speakers !
Was also hoping to see a mention of UH 100th marathon, as if thats not special in itself !
Dim hapus iawn
yes, i also saw carrot top and karl wbh, and a quick snap of Mr.Phil (pre-race).
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