Trail Marathon Wales 2012

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02/11/2011 at 19:23
For all of you who have entered or are thinking of entering next years trail marathon in Coed Y Brenin , north wales .
02/11/2011 at 19:26
http://www.trailmarathonwales.com/

I've not done much if any trail running but thought that this looks just too good a race to pass on .
02/11/2011 at 19:28
Oooh I reckon that could be right up my street - I'm running the Paris marathon in April but really fancy doing the Half!
02/11/2011 at 20:11
I'm also hopefully going to do a spring marathon on top of this. I have signed up for the full marathon .

It's something a bit different from the usual road marathons . Really looking forward to it. Stunning location.
02/11/2011 at 20:16
Yep, I feel a weekend of camping coming on....
04/11/2011 at 09:09
This should be brilliant, i did Kielder trail marathon at the beginning of October, fantastic scenery around Kielder water. The course was challenging with plenty of hills to drain the legs and mind! but the organisation was first class, with good support throughout in miserable weather. Definitely worth doing again.

Looks like it could be 2 trail marathons next year then....
12/11/2011 at 08:47

This is one for me, sounds fantastic.

12/11/2011 at 16:05
Ive booked this one, just looked too good to miss out so me & the misses are staying for long weekend,me thinks its going to be very picturesque....ive done some great marathons but 2012 is all about quality challenging ones....and this looks like it fits the bill..lol
12/11/2011 at 21:38

I booked this early on in the week. Have been wanting to do something like this for ages. Will be 2 marathons for me too.

London in April then this. Can't wait for it. Definitely be a long weekend for the wife and me.

18/11/2011 at 21:58
I'm in too, love the off road sections in Snowdonia marathon so entering this will give me the motivation to run more trails!! ........best invest in some trail shoes now!
13/01/2012 at 18:08
hi,I have just entered this as my first marathon.i like the idea of beautiful scenery to distract from any discomfort. I'm not sure if its going to be too big a challenge as a 1st marathon,with the 4.30 cut off for 20 miles. I did 4hrs for a 20 mile off road race (Nine Edges)so hope to achieve this. iv already put mileage in my diary and feel nervous just looking at it.I'm hoping its going to be a memorable weekend,for the right reasons and have booked at the local Cadair log cabins with the family.Does anyone know the area well? will the tracks be similar to fell running in the Peak District, my home turf? thanks
15/01/2012 at 21:18
Im in on the half!
20/01/2012 at 14:42
I've signed up too.. this will be my first trail marathon but didn't realise about the cutoff at 4:30 for 20 miles!! Fingers crossed Il be okay at that point )
24/01/2012 at 11:20

Really tempted by this, definitely want to do the half but now considering the full instead ... 

Does anyone have any idea what the course will be like in terms of elevation? I'm guessing hilly ...

24/01/2012 at 11:43

Just realised how stupid that sounds. Of course Snowdonia is hilly, but I'm wondering if the route is going to be "even hillier"  

I've emailed the organisers to see if the routes are available yet, then I'll decide whether to enter the half or full. I love Snowdonia, can't wait to spend another weekend there

24/01/2012 at 13:59

Melbow - not sure how it compares to Peak District but i've done a couple of fell races and the trails are no where near as scary as that.

xine267 - it says on the website that the route will be out in the spring, thinkng where the course is likely to go there are going to be some good climbs but the views at the top will be worth it i often get to around 1000ft on easy runs but am hoping to go up a new route that i think will be part of the course this weekend will let you know how high i end up

I've decided not to worry about the cut off - i'm going to be cutting it fine but as long as i'm in 1 piece at only 6 miles from home i will know my way and will finish unoffically if i have to (she says confidently )

24/01/2012 at 14:45
Thanks Chrissi! I will see how much trail work I can incorporate into my training over next couple of months, and have a look at the route!, before I make a decision
25/01/2012 at 08:31
Chrissi, thanks for that. my friend and I had the same idea that as long as we get to 20 ,we will get back even if marshals are gone. The pics on the website look fab. I noticed it is now classed as the Welsh long trail running championship race, so should be a good mix of novice and experienced runners.
Will be good to see a race profile but I prefer the varied routes to flat tarmac anyday. it will be great.
25/01/2012 at 11:37
Cant wait for this one!
25/01/2012 at 21:26
Im in!
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