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Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 07:24

ps Trex, doing an ultra next week

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

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

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

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. 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

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

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

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

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 ????

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

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 !!

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 20:29

Ok team, the final countdown is a bit random due to OCD! Unofficial 100th is in 2 weeks time at Gin Pit marathon but the official presentation of shirt and p*** up is at Dover Running Festival on March 29th. I will be found shortly after on a park bench drinking 2 litres of White Lightning Cider in a state of utter shock that I have got to this point. I was more nervous on the eve of the 99th than I was on the eve of my first marathon-how bonkers is that?

SD, superb area for running. Nice marathon there in July if you fancy it-see 'How hard can it be' site (CODRC)

Trex, are you still on schedule for your 100th? Have you submitted your data for analysis? I was surprised at how thorough a job they do!

Chrissi, will you stop reminding me of the beautiful place you live in!

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 08:28

Hey Jason, that is magnificent-well done buddy

Trex, an exciting weekend for you too I see. Did he manage without his phone?

Number 99 done at Wrexham yesterday As usual with Chris' events-very well organised, marshalled etc but not a very inspiring route. It was not assisted much by the hideous conditions, I almost put shorts on, so glad I didnt. Anyway, bimbled in at 3.45, 8th lady and 2nd in age group. Foot not happy but dosed up on painkillers and just gritted my teeth.

LG how did you get on at Groundhog? You certainly had the better of the weekend.

Fish, thanks for info..will be interesting to see the outcome.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

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Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 20:31

Hells bells Chrissi, well done for getting to start line after that drama. Beaumaris is always windy even on a lovely summer's day so I can imagine the effort you had to muster

LG-wont see you for Groundhog as am doing Wrexham marathon on Sunday. I have on-going issues with my foot..eekkk..planter..and suspect that 105 laps will do more harm than the undulations of Wrexham. I need to get this 99th out of the way then I can take it easy until the BIGGY!

Jason..just the 80 miles this week then ? I still dont get how you maintain this mileage every week. I did 3 weeks of 80 miles plus and am now suffering for it. I may be doing it wrong. Going to physio on Wed for a major overhaul..yikes

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