Swansea Harriers Seaside 5K Series - Race 2

12TH JULY 2005

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seren nos    pirate
29/10/2012 at 19:43

e3vening.

 I am home

 

 great racing Nutty

29/10/2012 at 20:29

Well done all who ran - it sounds an amazing race.

Glad you are on the up WA!

NR - you are going from strength to strength - very well done.

29/10/2012 at 20:58

Evening all

GraV - sorry to hear you suffered a bit but that hill is a nasty surprise at 22 miles!! Glad Carol enjoyed too.  The atmosphere in Llanberis always great.  I happily travelled and stayed on my own over the weekend. 

WA - excellent write up as always.  Alot of marathon running is having faith in yourself.  After years of successful marathon training, you can do it.

Hilly - life in Wales is good and has been since I moved back.  No regrets and running helps along the way.

Seren - it was good to see you after the race.  Hope you enjoyed your extra day there.

RK - cheers.  Perhaps we will see you at a race one day soon?

 

29/10/2012 at 21:41

NR - yes you sound very happy, which is good!  A guy from Barnsley we know did Snowdonia this year, he was 4th.  We have a few of us who are thinking of doing it next year.  It's one I've wanted to do for a long time, but just never got around to it.  I certainly won't be running it as fast as you though!

29/10/2012 at 22:26

Cheers Hilly - its a great marathon and I am sure you would do well.  Not sure if I will be there next year but you never know. 

 

29/10/2012 at 22:30

Evening folks,

Hilly, you have the right moniker for Snowdon that is for sure. Nutty is in good shape. She will never be a champion fell runner though and those two-ish miles of descent are very fast or very slow depending on how reckless you are able to be.

GraV, i bet there was nothing wrong with you. Go on, admit it, you just saw someone with a thermos and figured where there is a thermos there is also a cake ?

Kev, I really hope I am on the up. Will be back on the road tomorrow as am right as rain tonight. It's all go !

 

Edited: 29/10/2012 at 22:31
29/10/2012 at 22:51
Nutty Runner wrote (see)

 

RK - cheers.  Perhaps we will see you at a race one day soon?

 

Will do if you are at Llanelli HM - going to force my bulk over 13.1 miles again I'm afraid!

Welsh Alex wrote (see)

Kev, I really hope I am on the up. Will be back on the road tomorrow as am right as rain tonight. It's all go !

 

WA - you have the ability so as long as you have the 'mind over matter' you will be on the up. Put it in to focus. To run circa. 3:15 at V40 in Snowdon on the back of (in your words) poor training is obviously natural ability. Harness confidence with the abilty and you'll be unstoppable.

29/10/2012 at 22:52

Good job I didn't realise there was cake en route!!

30/10/2012 at 07:02

WA - I am much more a down than an up runner, but not on fells!  I did like the look of it though  Well done yourself, a good report written too!

Nutty - what's your next goal - after recovery and cake?

 

seren nos    pirate
30/10/2012 at 07:05

back to the painting and decorating for me...........its the eldests 19th today.not sure what his plans are yet........or if we are involved in them in anyway.......

i will try and remonnence proper training next week when the kids are in school

30/10/2012 at 07:25

Morning all

Gorgeous day today.

Will try a little run later

Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
30/10/2012 at 07:31

morning - 'tis indeed bootiful out there. Just back from my dawn plod 

Take it easy Claire, 

30/10/2012 at 07:47

Morning ... going to run today too. Feel 100 percent now.

Sue, I don't know how you do dawn plods, I really don't.

30/10/2012 at 08:24

Morning all

Great race report Alex, sounds like you ran the marathon 60% with your head and 40% with your legs.

Observed lesson cancelled at the last minute due to staff illness - don't know if it will go ahead today - bah!

Dawn plods - hmmm. Used to do them all the time but really struggle for the first few miles, even at 8.30 (earliest I attempt a run these days).

seren nos    pirate
30/10/2012 at 08:28

brilliant Sue

 

bad news tracey

30/10/2012 at 09:04

Morning

That is frustrating for you Tracey!

Great to hear you had an overall positive experience Alex - despite the adversity laden pre-marathon! - Do London and banish the demons forever

30/10/2012 at 20:50

WA - not only did I spy hot drinks at the top of the hill but I am now milking it to the full having suggested to Mrs Gra V that I need to replenish my vitamins, minerals, etc over the course of this week.

I have just eaten a bucket of homemade beef casserole with potatoes and cauliflower followed by homemade rhubarb crumble. I love recovering.

30/10/2012 at 21:44

Evening all

Bad news Tracey.  All that stress for nothing.

I like early morning running Sue.  Having the world to yourself before everyone wakes up

GraV - I know what you mean.  I had a midnight feast on Saturday night. 

Difficult staying awake and concentrating in work today.  Surely there's more to life?!

 

 

31/10/2012 at 01:13

Wide awake again.    Work will be a laugh tomorrow. 

 

31/10/2012 at 07:40

What are you like ! You must be a vampire ?

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