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Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 20:48

Oh, I posted the other night! Obviously didnt hit submit!

Rexy, ace report matey. You know how to rock n roll my friend. Final countdown to 100, well done.

Good one Chriss, keep smiling girl.

LG, route for Much Wenlock was really straightforward but the hills caught me out a bit. It was a lovely, low key event with loads of free cake at the end. The turn out was poor so no, I dont think it will figure in 100 marathon acceptance.

Chucked in a last minute entry into Huddersfield marathon for tomorrow, last training run before London and far more enjoyable.

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Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:47

Hello Team, IF, how was Sheffield? Bet there was no water shortage this year

Panad, wow things seem to be moving at a pace and big changes ahead. Please find me a job in Betws too

SD, it was a really great day at Worcester and well done matey. I did it last year, cheap as chips and really friendly. I nearly canned it because I have a bad cold cold, done 80 miles of running in the week and got dreaded London coming up. Saw the forecast and just went for a training running. Howvever, all went well timing-wise except for having to deal with a girl who had collapsed so was well happy with 3.37. Felt good at the end so bodes well for that REAL MARATHON ..HO, HO, HO...ONLY JOKING!!

C'mon then Mr Rex, full report required..and are we still on target for Stroud Celebration?

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Posted: 11/04/2015 at 20:12

Ouch Chrissi, have you had a look at your trainers recently? It may be a case of they are dying without you realising it. Other than that, try calf stretches which my physio recommends-lie on back with leg upwards. Have a towel around your foot to act as a kind of sling then push against it whilst moving leg to side. Bit difficult to describe really!

Cheers LG, I did Much Wenlock last year..blimey, that caught me out well and truly! Some cracking hills!

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Posted: 09/04/2015 at 20:42

Well hello gang, I don't know what has happened to the last 2 weeks. It has been manic! Hope all had a splendid Easter; John Bach that may seem inappropriate and I sincerely feel for your family yet again, take care my friend.

The official 100th happened in hellish conditions at the Port of Dover Race Festival. I really thought it would be an anti-climax given that I'd done the 100 unofficially, but the fabulous RD and Team made sure I was made to feel special. I had dark moments at mile 6 when my little 7 stone body struggled against the 50 mile gusts of wind. At mile 19, on the pier, an angler had to grab me to prevent me ending up in the Channel. All in all, a very memorable day-a presentation of shirt and a lovely engraved plaque, champers, bling for coming second-yeh

Back home, then on to an ultramarathon which was fabulous. No pressure to complete a number, came first and got lovely prize. Then on to Scarboro for jollies with my little family and just some superb coastal running and fish n chips. Home, reality check-work-then this weekend I'm supposed to be doing 2 marathons but am feeling slightly knackered so may have to cut back to one!

Well done FR, we must have met at some point at Enigma.

So, any news team? Rexy, are you back yet?

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Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:24

ps Trex, doing an ultra next week

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Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:23

Thank you again for your kind words, I've written the first paragraph and got a title for it

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Posted: 23/03/2015 at 21:06

Diolch, Fish out of Waterxx

Thank you so much for your messages team, I am totally knackered from the whole build up, organisation and delivery of the whole thing. Kids bought me a 100 marathon Cutly Wurly cake in today which reduced me to tears. I plan to write a book based on my lunacy and it may feature some of you guys (with your permission obviously) but dont have time yet.

Trex...you next

Thanks SD, seen your like on FB. Hope you are very well, must catch up with you on some mad fell race some time soon

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Posted: 22/03/2015 at 20:25

Thankyou to you all for your best wishes, I can honestly say that yesterday was the most nerve wracking experience ever. Everyone was asking me if I was going for a win..I had forgotten how to run let alone have any tactics in mind. Anyway, it was a beautiful day, low key event with loads of fantastic people I have met over the years and with no time in mind other than to finish it, off I went.

All going well until mile 9 when I suffered the most horrendous stomach cramps, bimbled on for another couple of miles then had to dive into a copse of bushes. Phew, deed done but felt a bit rubbish as I don't really like to do that where people walk around. Anyway, pressed on along the Bridgewater Canal which was splendid in the glorious sunshine.

All was going well until mile 20 when the signage disappeared. As it was, it was just straight on but brain a bit addled by now..another runner put me right so was off again. By now, I was getting a grip on things. I had kept a conservative pace because I didn't want to dnf from a blow out or a trip on some tree root. Slung a extra strong mint down my neck and went for it..until mile 24.5. Oh, deep mud..ploughed straight through it and thrashed the last bit, came 2nd lady.

Although the RD had been informed it was an unofficial 100-he still gave me the 100 number and when I went into the clubhouse there were banners for me and cake. Everyone was congratulating me and well I had to fetch the shirt from the car, it felt right to call it yesterday and have a nano second of shirt on back. Not had official presentation yet, that will happen after marathon next weekend.

Not sunk in yet..100 Marathon Club. Who would have thought this old fart could have done this

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Posted: 20/03/2015 at 21:13
Hey team,you are all in good banter mode.JD..track laps are the ultimate in crazed distance running..big respect mate. Trex,are you doing Snowdon trail marathon in July? Anyway gang,early night for me..the blue and gold shirt beckons..tomorrow ????

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Posted: 18/03/2015 at 17:12

Hello all. LG, thought it would blow your mind on that track!!  Wrexham went well, just took it steady so as to not do further damage! Regarding my unofficial 100th..I have complete OCD and fear that the nerves will get to me if I dont get a sneaky one in before the official presentation/party marathon However, on Saturday I will legally be able to wear my vest!! Hopefully!!!

Good luck FR

Another one to smash JD !!

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