Report part 2 - iPad problem - I thought I'd bags of time ti get nder 5 hrs, but the terrain and wind buffeting slowed me a lot, coming back into Llanberis it was very close- 2mins to go by my watch, putting a slow sprint on I dipped under 5 hrs by 15 seconds.Emotional at end to finish. Congratulated others who were just finishing, I'd run with, then very welcome coffee and warm in the baggage hut, then a greabacked potato in cafe 90 high street. It was rainingheavenly when I cam out of the cafe , I was pitying anyone coming down from the top then . Great running everyone
What a great day, wow all those fast runners sub 4 hrs!! .
My time was almost precisely as last year but a few secondssat 4:59:46. Once again amazing scenery, great cameraderie from runners Marshalas and supporters alike. My goal was to try an knock 10 mins off last time , trying to go steady early on to keep some in reserve for the last hill. My running buddy was going a bit fast for me on the half mile to Pen y Pass so he went ahead and finished at 4:25 - 25min off last year, with Dublin to come he' s flying!
Comparing with last years on garmin connect compare - I was faster early on and slower late on - but still managed to give myself a good talking to after the Waenfawr feed station to try and keep jogging even though slowly - especialy as my walk was very slow. Near the top I stated calculating if I could get under 5 hrs
Getting excited now. Last pre race run ( for head training not legs) in a short while , then get kit ready and check x N . Gels check , wind jacket check, money for car park. Bin bag for race Start. Hmm what else ? Vaseline , plasters - after bleeding nips at rainy Oxford 1/2 2wk ago