DG - Snowdonia is certainly one to enjoy. I've done 8 different marathons and Snowdonia is, in my opinion, easily the best!!
Jimbo - congrats on the 10min PB/1st sub 4. Blackpool is one of the marathons I've done & one of the few I'd do again - a nice low key, no frills marathon - a fraction of the price of, say, Manchester (and none of the issues with distance, baggage and mile signs!?). I'll be doing the Snowdonia half - mainly because it starts/finishes in my home town - if you want any info re the race let me know!
Nice one TR - I like the way you call it the Llanelli marathon rather than what the organisers call it - Great Welsh Marathon my ar$e!!
NOT London!? The only time I've said never again re a race was in London - have done it twice and my quickest time is over 15 minutes slower than my best Snowdonia time! That said I've mellowed a wee bit re London and may do it again one day!!
Hope you weren't badly affected by the baggage issue at Manchester brer. What a cracking way to spend your 50th! It will be my 1st trail marathon (and my 14th marathon in about 10 years!) - looking forward to it, particularly after getting back into my running - aided by my daily 6am runs with our Border Collie, which has sen me hit my highest weekly mileage for a long time - just started the 3rd week of my training for it!
Loads of numbers will become available nearer the time as people realise they have not done the training or are injured, so I wouldn't worry about not getting a place (the organisers are very good re transfers - can easily do up to 3 weeks'ish before race day)
I saw a Facebook post before about a 33 week training plan for Snowdonia!! I haven't done much running - need to start up again, particularly given that it is less than 15 weeks till I pop my trail marathon cherry at the Trail Marathon Wales! Have gained what I expect will be a new training partner in the form a 3yo rescue Border Collie!