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The Wanna Blista Social Club.

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 13:01

I'm off to Llanberis this afternoon for the Snowdonia Marathon. It's almost certain to be another non-PB year with last weekend's Round Rotherham in the legs. Oh to get a sub-4. I'll continue to dream on. Good luck to everyone else who's running it.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 12:51

Where's the post-race party going to be? Have I missed the notification?

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 12:50

I'll be setting off as soon after 2pm as I can manage. Journey takes me 2.5 hours. I'll go straight to the cottage and run down from there to get registered and meet everyone in Y Pantri for 6pm. I'll need to get some running in the legs before the race; haven't had a chance to run a step since last Saturday's Round Rotherham trudge. Sir John, I'll give you a call when I arrive so we can link up.

T Rex, I suspect my food might have been removed from the list because the buffet's off the menu. I'll make do with whatever's available. I'm easy - a gut bucket.

This will be my 9th consecutive SNOD. I'm looking forward to the mild, dry, breezy conditions. What's with the talk of rain or bad forecast? I only see dryness from now until well after it's all over.

I have my thinly cushioned trail shoes at the ready with an eye to a spot of fell racing towards the end. I love those final few miles. It's the only time I get to overtake.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 17:28

I've just read back a few pages. I like the sound of the stand-up buffet, Snowdonia Snail. Count me in if it goes ahead. I hope you'll have your chai latte available again. It was the best I've ever tasted.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 17:02

Greetings from Stockholm. I've just found my race number - 688. Really looking forward to this now I've recovered from the dehydration of the Round Rotherham 50-miler. Saturday's heat and humidity with no electrolytes really took it out of me and trashed the legs. Plenty of others suffered the same way. 10hrs 10mins was almost an hour slower than I would have liked.

Now the recovery wind-down for SNOD has commenced. I'm looking forward to hitting Y Pantri for a Friday evening gut bash, if there's space to get in.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 23:40

That'll do for race day fuelling but we'll have to take it up a notch for the post-race celebration - perhaps stretch to three courses with aperitifs and digestifs as well? Ideas anyone?

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 21:57

I'll be there as well, Chimney. I'll have whatever you're having.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 13:35

Greetings everyone. Sorry I've been out of contact since last year's SNOD. I've lurked on occasion but that's as far as it ever got. Everyone's been keeping busy I see, not least superwoman brer rabbit with the serial compulsive racing. It's still paying dividends, brer.

I got my 10th PB of the year last weekend at Congleton Half with 1:40 and a bit. That was 2 minutes off my Wilmslow Half time of 2004 (and yes, I have done a few 'Half's since then).

Next weekend as usual is the Round Rotherham 50-miler to begin my taper for SNOD.

Sir John a Lot, if you're aiming for 4:10 I think I should readjust my target to 4:20.  Will you be at the Park Run tomorrow?

Strangest Prize/Memento you've got from race running

Posted: 10/10/2014 at 13:06

jd17 I was going to mention that one. Stockport 10, by any chance? I left mine out for the birdies.

The Wanna Blista Social Club.

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 13:20

I enjoyed my first Congleton yesterday, and the post-race gathering in the pub. I was one of the PB-ers, by 2 minutes over Wilmslow 2004 (and yes, I have done a few HMs since then). I can still only dream of Big Tank's "only" 1:28 though.


BT, I hope you get repaired in time for next year's BSH. I don't want to be seeing you at Brand Top again.

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