Question for the Snowdon regulars.What's the advice on trainers? Get away with the usual road marathon trainers, trail definitely required, some sort of trail / road hybrid?
I've watched the highlights programs from the past few years and it always suprises me how little off road there is.. or is this because it's easier to film the road sections and they miss a lot of the off road? Any idea roughly how much is road / off road mileage or percentage wise?
Obviously asking early enough so that if a purchase of new trainers is required then I can start training in them now or soon anyway.
Super flat Swansea Half Marathon for me last weekend. Doing a hilly trail session with club tonight - around 1,500 feet elevation over 6 miles. Only realised this week that Snowdon Weekend is also the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup. First semi-final is a 4pm on the Saturday so have already told club mates they best be back in 5 hours so we can all get to a pub in time. Of course, not as important if Wales are not playing and given the group of death that may very well be the case.
I heard the Swansea one is from the 360 cafe and is out and back along the coastal path. The Neath one is somewhere around Gnoll park.. no doubt start / finishing near a cafe. Not sure if the Aberavon one is just a rumour although clearly they have a 5K course ready with the recent Run for All series and surely enough from their humongous club to run it.
Caerphilly starting 27th June plus second Cardiff parkrun to start in grangemore within the next couple of months.
Hope you don't mind me chipping in. Great to see a load of Port Talbot Harriers at our Cwm Ogwr 5 miler last month. Hoping a few of us will come along for your Afan Argoed HM run (I did it last year) and heard something about a Hilly 5 miler later in the year?
Did Aberavon 5K last night and got Swansea HM on Sunday.
Anyone have more details on a potential Neath parkrun at the Gnoll? Also heard Swansea parkrun should be starting up soon and also heard a rumour of a Port Talbot / Aberavon one as well?!