Snowdonia Marathon

The 25th Anniversary

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27/04/2007 at 08:36
am - belper's in derbyshire. stark contrast to norfolk. around belper you struggle to find flat bits!

mp- i think i did it in 3.20 with my dog a lead which means essentially running one handed. last year my best half was 1.40 and my mara 4.07 with snowdon at 4.29 to put some perspective (or too much detail)on it!
27/04/2007 at 09:12
Belper does sound good, not too far for me. I am very slow (Snowdonia mara 5.40 best half 2.20). I will need to check out if there is a cut of time.

Cd- Is Charlie doing it woth you again this year?

MP- Is your erratic mileage work related? Ther joys of shifts! On which note, night all.
27/04/2007 at 09:27
am - i'm hoping he will. been a bit lame recently after his runs so have cut down his mileage but fingers crossed he'll be back!

worth checking the website as its got last years results on it. really friendly race. glorious scenery.
27/04/2007 at 09:53
as soon as the entrance fee that I pay for Abingdon gets refunded then il enter belper.

Yes Moggy, cos of work my milage is very erratic. although today for the first time in ages I have the day to myself, and the last thing i feel like doing is going for a run! I know i should make the most of it and do a half decent 12-15m effort, maybe il feel a bit more motivated when the sun comes out a little later. or maybe il just put my feet up with a cup of coffee and a chocolate hob nob! its difficult with shifts cos I know that from tomorrow i have got 4 hard days coming up so half of me thinks i should make the most of the time to chill out a bit and catch up.
I wonder what it will be.... run or hob nobs!
27/04/2007 at 10:02
mp - run. then double hob nobs.
27/04/2007 at 10:21
Aunty Moggy - let me know if you find out if there is a cut off time - I quite fancy doing this, but got to be realistic as my half time is 2.30! Well I'm only 5ft with little legs, so you can't expect much!
27/04/2007 at 16:22
Too much- Hey, you are my kind of runner. I can't actual find the event listed on this site? Or am I being dumb? When I do track it down I will let you know about cut of times. If we are both doing it i will race you to last place! :-)

mp- Collie is right. Run then chocolate shaped reward. I find the exercise helps me get through the shifts.
27/04/2007 at 21:12
am - just type in 'belper' in the event search and it'll appear 'belper rugby rover' then off you go....
27/04/2007 at 22:12
Anyone who fancies doing some hill training/race running in advance of the Snodonia Marathon, there is a great 12.5km hill race which starts/finishes in the village where I live (Llanddoged). I remember reading one reviewer of the race who said that it was the hardest start to any race he/she had done (and he/she had done Snowdonia before) - there is about a 600ft climb in the first mile or so
28/04/2007 at 05:54
Sounds good john! is the event listed on here? or is it a litttle local club one? thats a lot of climbing in a mile! Certainly a lot more than I come up against around here!


Managed to 10m hilly (ish!) off road run yesterday. Its footy day today, so another busy day ahead!!
28/04/2007 at 07:29
Morning MP (boy, you were up early this morning!)

Type in Ras Fawr Llanddoged in the RW events search facility to get the details. It's a local event, which is staged by the village, though it is pretty well supported by the local clubs - about 70 runners last year I think. Winner did it, I seem to recall, in 48mins last year. I ran it last year after a "challenge" from my then 2year old daughter when we were helping out in the previous years event - she asked if I could run it - I did after taking up running again and really surprised myself by coming 7th in just under 52mins.
28/04/2007 at 09:19
LOL - Moggy - I'll take you up on that one.. :)
30/04/2007 at 13:30
Ok if I join in?

Just sent my cheque, booked a travelodge in Bangor for the Friday night. Only £26!

Ran this for the first time last year. Glorious sunshine and scenery that was so beautiful I thought I had reached heaven!

Can't remember my time, INXS of five hours. But did not give a jot. Going to train properly this year and try and get under 4.30. My pb is 3.58 but I dont think that will be under threat here!
30/04/2007 at 13:36
gj - with the climb near the end i think we did reach heaven
30/04/2007 at 20:52
How steep is Waunfawr and does it really last 3 miles ?? Have kicked off my hill training but be good to know how close I can get to it - some steep hills round here but generally only around 1-1.5 miles long. Am sure I have been round that area on bike / foot / car but not for a long time so can't picture it.
30/04/2007 at 22:10
Collie- cheers for info. I think I will do Belper. Just need to find out about cut off times.

MP- My brother was on the footie too this weekend. Shifts eh. Rhyme with something else when it comes to training. No way could I do anything after 12 hours on my feet!
30/04/2007 at 22:14
Awesome run, done it 5 times but can't get this year :(
Have a great day!
01/05/2007 at 04:20
wp - i've got some pretty exact info somewhere. i'll look it up for you.
01/05/2007 at 04:20
wp - i've got some pretty exact info somewhere. i'll look it up for you.
01/05/2007 at 06:23
Dave, you get up earlier than I do!

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