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Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:55

Hi JD, good to hear you're on the mend

Brer, yep Rock'n'Roll. Training has started to make sense again. RHR has dropped 10 beats in a fortnight. Doing a 10k this weekend, if all goes well I may leave Mrs C to dance along and aim for sub 1:50. it's nice to at least feel I'm confident I can get that (even if I can't!). 

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Posted: 11/05/2016 at 19:37

Evening all,

Very much more the latter T Rex......

just started back training this week. Mrs C wanted to get her HM PB at Sheffield, (3rd HM). Only has north of 1000' of ascent, nothing much.....  The fact that she set her PB at Vale of York, (2nd HM), few years back (Makes mill ponds look mountainous) made it quite a challenge. 

I could have done my own running (Lazy, didn't) Mrs C wanted me to run with her. 2 mid week runs and a Sunday run. I picked the route, she picked the speed. Spent the winter doing 12min miles ( more on that in a bit). 

Worked for her. Went from 2:43 on a very flat course to 2:26 on a very hilly (well, one hill but a biggy) course. 

And on to Leeds on Sunday. Thought I was going round with Mrs C again but on the day she said she wasn't feeling like racing as it was so hot so sent me off to the blue pen. 

I just wanted to go under 2hrs as I knew I wasn't in any shape after so little training at (for me) slower speed. Looked for the 1:55 pacer, couldn't see one so started with the 1:45 on the basis of use it as training and stick with him up the hills to about the 6m mark then jog home. 

Where it wrong was losing sight of him in the early stages then realising he was a bit ahead, but not so far that I couldn't close the distance. Which I did, but struggled which should really have been a clue. The biggest clue was seeing that the pacer I had just run hard up hill to catch was the 1:40........ Ah well, stuck with him for a couple of miles but had taken too much out of myself, especially in the heat we had. Let him go and not much longer after that the 1:45 went by. Eventually came in 1:56.

going out for a 10m run in the peak the day before certainly didn't help, not a recommended preparation!

Doing two more races with Mrs C this year, Liverpool in a couple of weeks where she just wants to boogie to the bands so close on 3 hours I reckon, and back to Vale of York in September as she wants to know what she can do on a flat course.

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Posted: 06/04/2016 at 05:14
It may be a case of being able to stand after drinks.

Perhaps I should take my hip flask round with me.

Have fun on Saturday.

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Posted: 04/04/2016 at 23:30
No wibbles. But there will certainly be some wobbles afterwards. If I can stand...

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Posted: 03/04/2016 at 00:04
All too soon the mud will be gone now

Roll on the Autumn....

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 06:03

Hi all, just checking in to say hello.

best wishes to you Brer.

feel like my head is changing, running is starting to excite me again. Looking forward to starting at 5amish in October.

no time plans for me this year, just time on feet I think.

finally got around to getting an entry in for the Snowdon race in July. Been meaning to do that for years.

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 06:01

Spine makes some on here seem positively sane. You really would have to pay me to do it, not the other way round......

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Posted: 06/01/2016 at 08:43
Morning all. Think I have to stop taking one of my terriers out with me. She's definetely feeling her age now (12). Well, maybe only take ger up to 7 miles, and only if I'm going slow. The other one (9) is Duracell dog. It doesn't matter how far or how fast he always wants to go further and faster.

My next race, sort of, is the Northern XC.

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Posted: 01/01/2016 at 11:41
Over 2500 now. 1800 finishers last year, 1700 in 2014. Means a large number don't start? (I was one last year).

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Posted: 01/01/2016 at 00:43

Morning, Happy New Year to you all.

I'm in.

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