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Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 10:51

 Well done Brer

That is so sweet that the kids got you a cake hopefully you've inspired them all to get out and have a go at achieving their dreams. Looking forward to the book can I pre-order a signed copy please.


Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 09:59


JD - leave your trainers on then if the demo kicks off you can run away fast or leave your kit on and if you do get caught you can just say honestly officer I was just doing my daily run and I got caught up in all this - joking aside hope it goes well good cause

FR - have a good race

I did a nearly 7 mile hill session at CyB on Thursday night OMG loved every second but boy oh boy could I feel it yesterday. 

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 13:45

Marathon/Ultra training has commenced - that is I've finally managed to move my butt over the half marathon distance and did 15 miles yesterday.  The Ultra bit was managing to eat 1/2 a 9 bar en route and not throwing it up or worse  oh and walking up the steep bits which there were a few of - remembered when we were still going up after what seemed like hours why I hadn't done this route for a year (it's blinkin tough) but the views from the top are amazing so will not be leaving it a year again 


Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 09/03/2015 at 10:06

T-Rex - well done an adventure free weekend

FR - well done

JD - not sure I could go once round a track never mind 160 times

Brer - well done I did wonder what the course would be like Wrexham isn't the prettiest town. Only 1 to go (bouncing slightly in excitement)

First night back on the trails since Winter Half in January on Thursday night and we did a speed session I managed 6 reps of the loop which surprised me I'd anticipated about 4.  Yesterday I struggled around a hungover (I celebrated Mr C's birthday for him rather too well) 8 miles then treated him to lunch in the forest café


Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 12:13

Brer - well done I've seen some pics of the mud

T-Rex - you don't like doing stuff the easy way do you

Well quite a weekend here.  Had to rush our oldest dog to the vets Friday evening she was in so much pain and going down fast vet decided it was very bad colic so she had a massive pain killer injection and anti spasmodic tablets so a pretty grim night.  A lot better Sat am and continued to improve (though a bit messy) so despite another disturbed night Saturday we got up Sunday and decided Anglesey was back on

Had trouble finding registration (no signs and it was all quite spread out with start, finish and reg all in different places) but got there in the end.  Freezing cold at start line but with the sun out and wind behind us quite pleasant once we set out.  The cold and stress had left me really tense and I was starting to hurt after mile 1 so I went with Hetties run/walk setting and after a couple of run 2 min walk 30sec intervals I relaxed and decided to stick with it for the entire run.  On the way back we turned into the wind on Beaumaris sea front and it had picked up by then so on the exposed prom bit I ended up being blown into the wall  soon back to slightly more shelter but the cold wind did start to aggravate my chest a little so cough re-emerged .  Still the R/W worked wonders and I only slowed a little and was able to keep the intervals going coming in at 2.37 so about my usual time for a road half .  Straight home as weather started to deteriorate as we made the long walk back to the car and Mr C was hurting somewhat after shooting off like a bat out of hell to get a new pb of 2.12  and we wanted to get back to the dogs.  So home by 2pm for food and snooze.

Feel fine today except for a bit of a stiff ankle so a good end to a bad weekend

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:51

Looks like Hettie will be getting a baptism of fire tomorrow at Anglesey half. Starts been moved off the bridge and weather forecast is interesting I may end up running in reverse.

Isle of Anglesey Half Marathon

Posted: 28/02/2015 at 17:49

This is going to be interesting - kicking up a storm here in Dolgellau. 

I'm a slow runner anyway may end up going backwards on way home 

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/02/2015 at 09:38

Was planning on plodding very slowly around Anglesey half on Sunday morning and just found out there is a 2hr15 cut off at 10 miles.  While normally this wouldn't worry me after nearly 6 weeks of hardly any training due to injury/illness and the forecast strong sideways wind it could be close.  Oh well what will be will be  

On a sad note my beloved Garmin has had several hissy fits the last few times used (and his battery life in GPS isn't going to get me through a marathon let alone an ultra) so yesterday I decided it was time to retire him (though Mr C is quite interested in adopting him).  So Hettie my new purple Forerunner 220 with an impressive 10 hrs GPS life is happily (though not for my credit card) rushing my way via the 1st class delivery option.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/02/2015 at 14:14

Never made the trails yesterday, the weather was so hideous and as it was forecast to get worse we ran from home to save 20mins or so of weather worsening as we drove up plus the thought of all those tree branches that could fall on my head was a bit off putting.  So headed up from home on first loop (not too high about 600ft) and was soaked through practically as soon as set out.  Icy sleety rain blowing in every way imaginable, it was actually quite interesting to see bands of rain going in completely opposite directions at different levels against the mountains.  At 3.5ish there was an option to drop back down to home or carry on up on next loop (about 1000ft) we weren't feeling too cold so carried on up.  The climb was quite sheltered but once we popped out onto the top road we were back in the wind but it was thankfully mostly behind us.  Had to have a moment up here and that was when I realised how cold my legs actually were, completely numb and painful to touch but we decided it was pretty much flat and then down for rest of this loop so we'd warm up once going again.  We were wrong the sleety rain got more and more snowy and the temperature was dropping so even once we were heading down we weren't warning up.  So decided to head home and not add on loop 3 so did about 6.5 miles in the end.  Even after a shower my legs still felt numb and icy so put on a billion layers and spent the rest of the day eating and drinking tea.

LG & Brer - well done both looked like a good day

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/02/2015 at 09:25

LG & Brer - have a great day really like the look of that one in the summer but think it's a bit far for going there and back in a day

Am still a bit under the weather but just sinusis a bit blocked now which is playing havoc with my hearing.  Couple of short runs in the week that felt almost normal. Hoping to do a 8.5 mile trail run tomorrow then will hopefully be ok to run Anglesey half next Sunday.


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