That'll be him Jimbob - I know he paced there. He was the 2hr pacer in Sunday's Conwy half- brought them in just under the 2hr mark - quite a fete given it ain't a flat half! He's now up to his 28th marathon for 2016, having run in Phoenix marathon in Surrey the day before Conwy! The bloke is nuts!
Last year was the 1st time I did the full - I'd entered it before but felt I needed to drop down to the half de to the lack of training! This year I was determined to do the full despite not being able to do the training - a decision I questioned quite a few times in the 2nd half of the event this year!! I've entered the full again - determined to give it a good crack this time!! All the Coed-y-Brenin trail events are excellent - put on by a top team there who really care about the event/the runners! Thankfully it isn't 3hours+ away for me - it's probably only 40 minutes away
Sorry to hear about the illness brer - must have been serious for you to miss a marathon - hope you are better for this weekend! A clubmate has got the marathon bug now - I think he has racked up 26 (so far) this year (50 in total) - it seems to be an addiction for him - don't suppose you guys have come across him (he ain't shy!) - Jon Evans - usually wears his club vest (North Wales Road Runners). Before I met him to say he was a bit overweight would be a bit of an understatement - the transformation since he took up this running lark is amazing.I've total admiration for him/his commitment - although I think he's nuts!!
My daughter has got more into her football this year - no more events for me now, so just the 5 events for me this year, although that included the Trail marathon Wales (got to be the best trail marathon in the UK) and, of course, Snowdonia!!
Everyone I've spoken to about the Snowdonia 50 (I think it's actually 58 miles) have raved about it. The mother of the organiser has been trying to persuade me to do it each year, but (as with the thought of any ultra & the training required) I keep telling her the desire to remain married is stronger. Hoping to do it in a few years time to mark my 50th!