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trial HM Wales

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 15:59

i,m doing the full marathon budjude. theres no doubt this is tough running especially if your not used to hill running but if you walk the steeper climbs and run within yourself you will have a great time. the views from the top of the hills are spectacular.

word of warning though... forecast is not good. wet and very windy. it will be chilly so take a jacket to run in and trail shoes are a must. some of the decents are steep and rough and being wet make them extra difficult.

high legh 10k

Posted: 03/03/2013 at 20:11

i competed in the high legh 10k race for the 4th time today.

in its 5 year history it has built a loyal following of runners who love the slick organisation, snack bar and the cheshire countryside, but when the high speed rail link (HS2) is built the northern and manchester lines converge right through the middle of the race route.

its unbelievable that this beautiful rural race will cross the rail link at least 6 times and thats after years of disruption.

so whats the future for this little gem. maybe 10 years or 15 before its demise.

anyone know of other races that will be affected.

Snowdonia marathon 2013

Posted: 04/12/2012 at 16:23

definately not racing snowdonia marathon next year. really hurt this year. felt rough for weeks after and theres the getting up early and the travelling and getting the time off work and all the training and watching what i eat and the cold the rain and the wind.

oh sod it..bring it on 2013

Tatton half marathon

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 16:23

i really enjoyed it lily and we got lots of great banter from runners which is great. oh apart from one lady who by 13 miles was really tired and hurting and a comment from us went down like scaffolding in a storm.

i would just like to say that many runners got stuck in the traffic jam outside the park before the start. this was beyond the organisers control. tatton park (council and N.T.) quite rightly main objective is that there is minimal impact to the park and its customers. they wanted all the runners in the park before the park was open to the public hence the 9.30 start. unfortunately due to the early start everyone seemed to turn up at the same time.

hopefully the event will go ahead again next year where i'm sure the organisers and tatton authorities will come up with a soloution.

Tatton half marathon

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 16:03

hi all. i was one of the marshalls at the cattle grid near the start and finish. it was the other one who ran with you SEZZA and LILY OTV.

never had such fun marshalling. hard work though with cars, runners and pedestrians all using the same cattle grid. thanks for everyones patience in getting you through.

Hell Up North

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 14:41

wantefc..i didnt run hellrunner yesterday but i watch every year and chat to runners afterwards. many runners were saying that this year they made it too extreme. a second bog of doom was included and it was too deep and too long. this left runners feeling really cold for the bog of doom at the end and so the enjoyment was taken away.

you defo made the right decision not to run.

i'm sure the organisers will take runners comments on board for next year.

hell in the middle is not as extreme so dont worry and continue to look forward to it and enjoy.


Tatton half marathon

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 06:39

have a great race everyone. i will be there to cheer you all on. the whole race is on surfaced roads or tracks. a few in the park are a little rough especially the short out and back section in the middle of the park, oh and its on a slight hill aswell.

Snowdonia Marathon 2012

Posted: 28/10/2012 at 10:09

well done everyone. finishing is an acievement in itself, so why am i soooooo dissapointed this morning. i found pen-y-pas easy and was flying down the old road until someone stepped in front of me and in avoiding them i felt a sharp pain under my ribs. the pain went away until the short hill back onto the new road at 8m. as we continued toward beddgelert i felt like i was jogging and i reached halfway in 1.32.

then as we climbed the pain came back with a vengence. i couldnt breath. my legs were fine but i was hurting. i got up the hill then at mile 17 the wheels fell off. i felt really dizzy. the pain was bad and i had to walk. waunfaur loomed. still very dizzy and feeling sick i got up it somehow (thanks to everyones support). i even managed a jog downhill back into llanberis to finish in 3.53.

i saw a doctor after the race and have prob. torn muscle.

today i feel fine, legs feel great. if it wasnt for the injury i could go out for a run now.

Snowdonia Marathon 2012

Posted: 27/10/2012 at 04:45

good morning everyone. i'm sure i've got something to do today but i cant remember what.

Snowdonia Marathon 2012

Posted: 24/10/2012 at 16:05

anyone done any training in the sun. i was so prepared for the wind and rain.

wife and daughter sick of me talking about SNOD.

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