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The Wanna Blista Social Club.

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 13:11

Well that was tough. 16 miles in 3:07. It's not very runnable up there on't watershed but at least I survived the bog monsters.  Well done everyone else with your weekend running. How many did the Langley 7 then? Was it any good?

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Posted: 03/11/2014 at 12:45

UDS, a million thanks for organising next year's accommodation. I'm liking the sound of a week being available. I'd be up for a jaunt up the mountain, since it must be getting on for 20 years since my one and only walk up there. I'd also be up for a T Rex adventure. I really want to see the top lake at Dinorwic. Then there's a visit inside electric mountain, a trip down the mines we run past on the far side of Snowdon, ... Lots to do.

On Saturday I ran Grin 'n' Bear It - a 16 mile fell race from Langsett Barn around the watershed between Manchester and Barnsley. It was tough, leaving me feeling somewhat tired, such is the unrunnability of a lot of it. It took me 3hrs 7mins. My knees complained bitterly. I survived the bog monsters but returned home well and truly soiled by them. It was a lovely day for it, though.

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Posted: 31/10/2014 at 13:26

I agree with T Rex, book it. I bet Sir John a Lot will join us too. Sir John?

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Posted: 31/10/2014 at 13:23

T Rex that was an interesting adventure. If I didn't have to get back home to catch up with the pre-Monday chores you know I would have joined you. Perhaps next year I will book the Monday off work so I can.

The Wanna Blista Social Club.

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 13:11

For those not doing the Langley 7 tomorrow how about Grin 'n' Bear It? It'll be a lovely comeback from the Snowdonia Marathon. That's what I'm telling myself anyway. Beachwear's on the kit list.

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Posted: 29/10/2014 at 12:46

Stu I'm definitely in for the big house. Thanks for pursuing on our behalf once again.

I noticed the early arch as well and assumed it might have been a pre-warning / confirmation / back-up for the timing system just in case one of them doesn't register correctly?

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Posted: 29/10/2014 at 12:35

Chimney that's an excellent report. The finishing sprint sounded impressive. I couldn't do that even if my life depended on it.

I still haven't watched the S4C programme yet; hoping to get around to that some time after next weekend's race to capture some magical memories.

T Rex, I'm loving the story.

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Posted: 28/10/2014 at 12:24

Oo-er, T Rex.  Go on then.....

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Posted: 27/10/2014 at 21:14
brer rabbit wrote (see)
You were looking mightily happy when I saw you Nick????.

Of course, brer. How could I not be happy at such an event? Then when you appeared, delirium set in big time. 

T Rex, really glad the knee continued to hold up post-race. I'm waiting in eager anticipation for your post-race excursion report. I think wind might feature strongly, and I'm not being personal.

I'm loving the thought of the reverse SNOD preceding the real SNOD, but who needs support? It's only 50+ miles of easy terrain. We'll set off with our well stocked rucksacks and we won't cast them off half way through our challenge. We'll need them even more in the main race to carry food supplies to keep the fires burning. Pork pies and ham sandwiches sound just right. T Rex, how will you survive?

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Posted: 27/10/2014 at 13:37

Just on the forum for first time since the weekend, and what a weekend! This race just gets better every year. So much support, camaraderie, fun and laughter over the whole weekend. It was good to meet up with so many forumites. Special mention must go to fellow Stockport Harrier Sir John a Lot on his first SNOD. You must have chased me down that hill to the finish like an animal, with your Welsh flag at the ready. You should take up fell racing.

Many thanks to T Rex, Chimney and UDS for good company throughout the weekend. UDS, brilliant result by you once again. Not bad on no running training.

Pete, good to see you again. See you same place same time next year for my 10th and your much more than that'th.

JD, really sad you had to retire. I was surprised to see you on the track after the first peak. Repair soon, and glad you're not the slightest bit depressed by it.

I always secretly hope for a sub-4 and thought it might just have been on the cards this year at halfway, but my usual extreme positive split between 1st and 2nd half put paid to that. In the end I was pleased with 4:09 and some change. Best part for me once again was the final climb and descent to the finish. I must have overtaken scores of runners on that bit. Looking at the electronic timing mins/mile, mine were 10:30 from halfway to 23 miles and 10:39 from 23 miles to the finish.

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