Snowdonia Marathon

The 25th Anniversary

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05/03/2007 at 16:29
I dont remember if you can remember the bloke who was sat with his girlfriend in the bar or not? He was the one wearing the Ron Hills with the bottle of red wine! He DID finish the bottle, and he DID break 3.30 the following morning.

Makes you sick doesnt it!

That might have to be included in my taper for this years event.
05/03/2007 at 18:41
Been away for a week working in Cumbria, unfortunately no runs to be had at all...good to see some regular names on the forum...rooms booked in a hotel in Llanberis.
05/03/2007 at 22:11
MP: Yes, they were great, Natalie and ? (can't remember !) . They came from Ely, which is fairly near to me.
red wine is going to be my secret training tool!

Natalie and Sorry-I-Can't -remember-Your --Name, I hope you are out there in the ether on this thread!
07/03/2007 at 09:32
Fellrunner - not quite a cave...I was working long night shifts so run time just wasn't possible and, to be honest, I wasn't expecting to get any runs in. The scenery was amazing even though I didn't see much of it.
07/03/2007 at 15:50
Snowdonia is my local marathon and after taking up running again about 18 months ago will be my first marathon.
07/03/2007 at 21:06
Hipps - please do it.. I'm sure all us idiot first timers need all the shoving along we can get.. :)
08/03/2007 at 09:50
Just spoken to Elfyn (Nat Trust) regarding the different entry prices. The entry price shown on the Runners World Race Profile is incorrect and is to be updated.

The entry fee is £20 (affiliated) and £21 (unaffiliated) as per the downloadable entry form.
09/03/2007 at 00:01
Snowdonia was my first marathon last year and the aim was to complete it. I shuffled in at 5H42mins, with a few more behind me, and i managed to get some tea (but only the broken biscuits were left). A great experience - but wise words from Fellrunner and Mister Plod, pace yourself on the downhills and flats.
15/03/2007 at 22:06
This was my first marathon ever last year and it was such a beautiful experiance that I will be back again this year.

I did hill work in training which was essential and I paced myself even on the downhill sections but when you are trying to run up the last big hill and the person next to you is walking at the same pace I found it best to walk. I still managed it in 4 hours 9 minutes which I am very proud of.

The Saturday is good for me as my kids half term is the next week and will be going over to Ireland for the week. And "No" I am not tempted by Dublin. The €60 entry fee is enough to put me off.
22/03/2007 at 20:05
Entry finally went in the post today. Can't wait!

22/03/2007 at 20:11
Flatters - this was my 1st marathon 3 years ago too. Nothing like starting with a toughie eh? But the views do take your mind off the pain (almost!) Haven't done it since but not doing the OMM this year so I think it's time...
22/03/2007 at 22:50
Will be my 1st one, though being a "local" I do a lot of my training in the hills and enjoy running up them (more so than running down them, strange as it may sound!). I take the views for granted so not sure what will take my mind off the pain!

27/03/2007 at 20:03
Last year's Snowdonia was my first marathon and I staggered up the last hill (the 10' one in Llanberis!!) - not to mention the quite big one before it. Not doing any marathon training didn't help so this year I'm starting earlier! Hoping to get round at least half an hour quicker this year and hopefully under 3:30.

02/04/2007 at 08:21
I have started putting in the miles over the last few months, all with Snowdonia in mind - will only be my 2nd race in 2007 (the other one starts/finishes in the village we live). Have done a couple of training runs which include the Llanberis Pass. If training carries on as at present I'm really hoping I can get close to 3hours. A long time to go though!
02/04/2007 at 09:07
Snowdonia was my second marathon a few years ago (1995) and I've done 7 of them so far, haven't run it for a few years. This years should be my 100th marathon (well, not quite- there are some ultras on that list too) so it'll be nice to be back again.
3 hours would be a good time at Snowdonia John, good luck. I used to be a student at Bangor and cycled round the area a lot before I was a runner.
02/04/2007 at 20:54
Thanks UH - didn't get many good luck messages from Bangor students when I was a student at Aberystwyth (1988-91)! I had contemplated doing Anglesey as my 1st marathon, but Snowdonia is my "local" one and I really enjoy running up hills - view may change when going up the Waunfawr climb on race day!
02/04/2007 at 22:09
Do you get a medal for finishing it?
04/04/2007 at 14:22
Applications in...

I'm nervous already!
06/04/2007 at 11:31
You usually get a lovely slate coaster for finishing, but I see this year you get a commemorative 25th yr t-shirt. I hope that the shirt is in addition to the coaster, cos they are a very nice souvenir.

Application also gone, cant wait!!!!
06/04/2007 at 23:33
About to apply, but this'll be my first marathon.
Is there usually plenty of places or do they have a ballot?
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