I can't believe I passed anyone T Rex between miles 22 and 24. I was moving at snail's pace. Maybe I went past you before then. It would have been nice to say hello, though I'd done most of my chatting by then and was searching my inner soul for inspiration.
Got to admit I think you lot on here are all mental. A double Snod - one straight after the other going in the opposite direction. I know people who have been sectioned and they seem normal compared to some of you crazy fools. My first words to Mrs Dodger when I fell in her arms was "I'm never doing Snowdonia again". Okay I'm already changing my mind about that .... but two in a day, you have got to be kidding.
And I'm on telly while crawling up Pen Y Pass next to a bloke dressed in an orange suit. The kids have been warned that if they delete it, I will pack their bags for them.
More good helpful tips - thanks very much to everyone. I will be definitely making a visit to the Snowdonia Parc after the race clutching my slate coaster like gold.
Okay, last question I promise, about directions. Say Mrs D watches me start in Llanberis, then hops into the car and drives to Beddgelert in the opposite direction that we run (heading south along the A4085 going past the Parc). Is she then stuck or can she go back along the A4085 north heading towards the pub and Waunfawr as we run in the same direction. Or will the the road be closed completely to traffic by then for the benefit of us athletes!!!?
Cheers Martin, I'll buy you a tomato juice if I see you!
To be fair I consider myself an above average hill runner - obviously not in the same league as yourself and the other North Wales boys.
I remember running up the Orme in the Conwy half last year and very few went past me. But encountering a much, much steeper one after about 22 miles when you are practically dead on your feet is something I cant even come to think about.