Pretty much as previous posts,easy to start too quick!! A couple of sneaky short sharp hills but I found the main hill around 18 miles is the deciding factor. Managed 3.50 but was on course for around 3.30 such was the constant downhill momentum till the Loch. Exceptional organisation ,don't be late busses won't wait!!! Inverness I found a little drab off the river views and book early if eating out pre race as not much choice and most places get busy. GLA I will back in 2016 for the rematch.i think Nessie shaded it last year!!!
Apology if any previous subject, but regarding after the Marathon ,is Lanberis worth stopping overnight ? I have the option of traveling home on the Saturday but would be miffed if a missed a runners buzz drinkypoo in the town !!!
Hi Guys,,can anyone give me some advise regarding transport, accommodation, to and from the race. Travelling via train to Bangor then I assume taxi/bus to Llanberis? Im more concerned about after the event regarding a way back to Bangor, as it will be easier travelling home on a Saturday. Any other options regarding rooms if I decide to stay locally?
With you Munter. I wondered what all the fuss was about until THAT hill.. Having made it up THAT hill, I assumed it would be plain sailing, however I didn't anticipate so many small continual undulations.
As for running downhill I find it easier to keep my strde the same and free wheel.I rarely feel any different tired wise when the ground levels out, but you easily pass more runners than you would imagine
. My problem in general is when I do slow up I slow up quickly.At one point yesterday i was looking at 3.30 but ended up as a 3.50 ,such was the state I was in..My only other marathon was a 4.20, so although I should have been elated, I was annoyed for finshing in so much distress..
A big pat on the back for the organisers .Logistically you could not ask for a more unusual start but everything they stated on their timetable was done to a tee.
Congratulations to anyone who completed, it truly is a test which creeps up on you very quickly.