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Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:25

Shhh don't tell anyone, I am properly nearly fixed.

be back soon.

But before I go. JD, I said it before, you are a legend, and each time you do something more. You are magnificent, representing your country, words cannot express my deep felt joy for you.

Brer, I'm sure the last time I was on here you were talking about taking it a bit easier this year....  ;-)

be back full time in a couple of weeks, bye for now.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 18:22

Phew Panad, was getting concerned for you & Mr Panad the way it was filling up. 

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 13:45

Afternoon IF, Prospect Road Old Whit. Either head up behind me to New Whit and off across the fields from there, drop down through Unstone or Dronfield up into the woods and back down, or head along the track beside the A61 to the bridge at the top, cross that and head in any direction from there (Barlow, Holmesfield, across to the resovoir etc). If I head along the road from mine and go through Barlow, Owler Bar r/bout is 7.5m from my house then play on the moors around there and meet Mrs C in the Peacock or head down to Frogget/Curbar and then back through Cutthorpe.

Or of course take the car and park somewhere around the moors for pure fun on the hills.

Graves Park is my local Park Run which I did for the very first time today. Nice course isn't it? Quite pleased with the result. Woke up at 8:20 after having a lovely lie in and decided to go play. Set out at a comfortable pace (average HR was 146, peaked at 165) calf behaved perfectly and came in at 25:30. 

Member of Totley AC, though haven't done much with them as joining and buggering calf were pretty simultaneous! 

Think that just about covers it. When I've got a bit more fitness and miles in my legs fancy joining for a toddle sometime? 

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 22:56

Hi all,

Welcome in to the thread Woody, it is a cracking race isn't it, made the better for the camaraderie on here.

Greg, if all goes according to plan I'll be there with you at 3:30. Hope your knee gives you a trouble free year.

Koiboy, my best SNOD came on the back of Greensand mara which was the week after Beachy, one person I was chatting to that day did Beachy, Greensand, and then SNOD (and no it wasn't Brer!).

TR41, be good to see you again. As long as I remember to enter I should be having a crack at the International in July so see you and various others there.

Brer, are you doing Yorkshire?

After last nights run went out for 4m Tonight. It's a short sharp little thing, 100' ascent for the first mile, 200' for the second, jeez was I breathing hard by the time I got to the top. Oddly it was loads better than last night, even had a sub 8 minute mile, ( ok so that was on the way down and not up!) Still not pushing it as such, all looking good. Still don't think I'll be ready to push it by Reading half but should be for Sheffield. Grindleford Gallop will just be for fun as an LSR. 

hope your weekend goes according to plan

Yorkshire Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 17:11

Mrs C asked me when I was planning on eating breakfast before the race. Good point, now booked into Blue Bridge For Friday & Saturday.

Convenient for the city, and a warm up jog to the university.

Yorkshire Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 16:26

I'm only 70 miles away and it gives me something to do in the morning between waking up and getting to the start other than nervously waiting in a hotel room.......

Yorkshire Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 09:22

Yep, that was the problem I think. It didn't ' Start at 9am sharp ' it started about 09:04..... There were more options when I went back after my post above.

Yorkshire Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 09:13

I'm in now too.

Yorkshire Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/01/2014 at 09:03

Grrr, 09:03 and still telling me the code (Copied directly from the email) is invalid.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 02/01/2014 at 21:20

Evening folks, looks like the initial rush of people very determined to be in has slowed, hopefully there'll still be time for Panad. Think Snowdonia Snail was off to the land of the free for a month or so, not sure when he was planning on getting back.

I have two admissions, firstly, I'm just a little bit scared of running at the mo in case I do myself in again. Ran on Monday, but didn't Tuesday or yesterday. Went out tonight with my roadies intending on 5 easy miles on the flatest Tarmac I could find. That plan went out the window within 5 minutes as I started up the steepest, muddiest path I have on my doorstep. Trust me, in my present state that was seriously hard. Yeah yeah, I know, scared of running in case I hurt myself so I do that. Doesn't make sense does it? Ah well, whatever doesn't kill me makes me stronger eh?

so 5 miles, up & down steep muddy hills, along bridlepaths ankle deep, but at a very easy pace. Well, a pace that would have been very easy a few months ago but one that I struggled to do tonight. 

Carrying an extra stone and a half isn't helping! It'll go, it'll go......

And the second admission? Well, that one is a little harder to admit to. And I know what you'll be thinking, nothing that I haven't already thought, and something which *should* be easier to deal with than last time.

I started smoking again.....


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