Brer - no first time. What's the loop like? Looks like there is a bit of a hill.Not SNOD size but repeated 31ish times could get tough. I always fancied the dawn till dusk challenge he does at Xmas but Mrs LG wasn't happy about me disappearing over the holiday period for a whole day.
Brer - sounds like you are off to Telford for the Pumpkin/Spooky marathons on Sat? I am doing the afternoon/evening one as quite like the novelty of a marathon mostly in the dark. The 31 laps might be a test though. You done one on this course before?
Back at my desk today after another great weekend in the mountains. SNOD number 9 completed in 3.38 which I was really pleased with after the struggle at Abingdon the week before. The organisation was spot on and the support around the course and especially at the finish was the best I can remember. Roll on 2015.
Sir John - I have entered TMW next year. I did it this year and it is a beast. It is a fair bit tougher than SNOD so get plenty of hill training in your legs. It took me 4.49 and I was happy with that. A great race though but don't forget your insect repellent!
Some great running from everyone on here and even those who missed their targets seem to have enjoyed it. It is a very special race.
Last visit here before setting off for our digs in Beddgelert. I wish everyone a successful and enjoyable day round the mountain. Hope to bump into a few of you on Sat and hear the tales on here next week. Happy SNODDing!
Roger, as Martin says, it isn't as bad as it sounds, honest! For all the talk of hills there is a fair bit of fast course. My advice would be not to get carried away on the long down hill section from the 5 mile mark down to Beddgelert at about 13. There is a really long up hill drag from 13 to about 15 mile mark which can really take it out of you.
As for the question about the pub I would say it was about 21/22 miles mark and yes, to add to your pain as you pass, I think they brew their own ale!