Nice one panad - loads of great trails on the doorstep. Now I'm "fixed" I've been hitting the Gwydir forest trails at least once a week! I think there were 20+ NWRRC members at the Race the Train (at Caernarfon) last night - over half were ladies - one of whom was 1st lady overall and another has a B&B in Betws (I think she PB'd - just under 21.45 I think). My daughter will be playing for Llandudno Under 14s this year and she'll no doubt be playing football at Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy, so I guess your daughter will come across her at some point.
I enjoyed the Snowdon coverage - excellent as always (I resisted the temptation of taking part!) - Carrot top featured a few times - most notably on the finish line where he was involved in a hotly contested sprint finish!
Nice one panad! I hope you are settled in Betws-y-Coed. I am not sure if you are a member of a running club, but if you are considering joining one in the area I would recommend the North Wales Road Runners Club - there are quite a few ladies in the club, many of whom regularly run off road/do local fell races - one actually lives in Betws (& another just outside). Also, if your daughter should be considering a football club closer to home I'd recommend Llandudno - a very good set up and the girls side is thriving.
Gutted I missed TMW (again!) - have entered it every year - only been able to do it twice. It's got to be one of the best trail races in the UK!
I can sympathise with the plantar injury IF - the calf injury I picked up towards the end of last years Snowdonia marathon was (finally) put down to a foot issue - ultimately sorted (touch wood!) by custom made orthotics! Have you seen a podiatrist about your issue - I'm glad I did!
1st full race for me last week (having been "misdirected" in the Snowdonia half marathon last month) - the Deiniolen 10k, billed as the toughest road 10k race in the UK. Cracking little village organised race!