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Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 10:45

Been doing more paddling than running this last week or so but have had some really good fun

Impressive plan for the holidays BritNick nearly as good as Brers.

I'm just going to be enjoying being able to get out in the daylight a bit more nothing too major but always bearing in mind first half of the year is 24th Jan  


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Posted: 10/12/2014 at 09:28

Well done Jono amazing achievement


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Posted: 08/12/2014 at 13:05

Brer - hope you survived

RJ - didn't realise Sunday was the 100 hope it went ok ???

Aberystwyth 10K yesterday and I did it in 63 mins  wasn't expecting anything that fast at all so very pleased and it didn't feel like I was killing myself.

Now if only I could do that on trails or uphills ....................

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Posted: 06/12/2014 at 14:48

Good luck McHilly and Run Jono

Brer - wow only 10 to go to the magic 100. Though i imagine your going to find Christmas shopping harder than a marathon  

Going to keep longer runs in the 8-10 bracket probably until Winter Trail - think i'll benefit more than keep pushing pushing after all tis the season of colds and flu and all that and so far i;ve been unusally prone this year so far

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 09:43

Morning Snodders hope we're all out training and not stuck into the mince pies yet.

Been taking it a bit easier here as ankle playing up a little since Conwy.  10K in Aberystwyth on Sunday I've never done a race this late in the year normally wind it down completely in December  can't do that this year Winter Trail Half booked for 24th Jan what was I thinking

Have a great weekend everyone

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Posted: 24/11/2014 at 14:03

Brer - wow

Conwy was gorgeous I plodded in happily at 2.26 having had a lovely time.  Wasn't brilliant up to start I'd completely blocked up, the loo queue was huge (they really need to look at having a lot more in future) and the start was a bit chaotic.  The first couple of miles were messy as I alternated between blocked and snot and I was finding breathing hard so did think I'd have to walk the Orme but my friend stayed with me and we'd got chatting to a couple in the same facebook group as me so I didn't get chance to worry about it.  The route out to Llandudno was all road (couldn't use the seafront path as not repaired after storms) and this made it a bit hiller than before but nothing that would of normally bothered me.  Great support in Llandudno then turned up the Orme a bit of a bracing sea breeze as we rounded the first corner but no wonder those Victorians used to go there to take the sea air it sorted me out a treat and I unblocked dried up and odd I went no walking for me today. Sun came out and we had sparkling blue sea, amazing views and the noise of waves and seabirds to accompany us, then an RAF SeaKing appeared around the headland tucked right into the shoreline at just above road height and gave us the most amazing flyby the guys all waving at us and us all waving back.

Anyway made the top of the Orme then carried on down and back to the road home had no idea how I was doing as I'd purposely left my watch at home and it was so nice not worrying about was I too fast (ha) or slow definitely going to race this way again. Chatted to a few people for short spells and started passing a few who were walking then met another lady from my group and ran the last half mile with her till she practically ground to a halt in sight of the finish line - I told her no way was I letting her stop and we went over the line screaming and shouting together. Met up with Elly my friend who'd come in 2 mins ahead of me and Mr C who'd done a fabulous 2hr 17 despite his hip playing up most of the way round.

Felt fine after, Mr C and Elly were holding each other up and staggering together up the hill back to the carpark when I spotted a couple from club so I sprinted off to say hello then ran back up the hill to find my two who'd collapsed on a wall and were just shaking their heads that I was still running about.  Did seize up once I'd stopped and sat in the car though we all hobbled out back at home.

Such a confidence boost though as I know now I can run a half without killing myself as I'd got a bit of a mental block on over that distance in training. 

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Posted: 22/11/2014 at 16:14

I'm alive - took all of your advice re vitamins, medicine cabinets and hot toddys and rested so will definately make the start line - thanks.  Going to leave my Garmin at home and just bimble around at whatever pace happens and enjoy a nice run by the seaside.

JB - hope your injury heals quickly


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Posted: 18/11/2014 at 11:11

Chimney - putting it in black and white just scares me  

RJ - glad your marathoning again

JD - glad your mended

Well just typical Conwy is on Sunday so last night I started sniffling and today i have sinus head arrrhhhhh  I refuse to be ill

Race Photos, Fells and Food

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 16:49

Hi Warbs

The fell runner you have a pic of in full flight (with 745 number on) is a friend of mine and he is something else on a downhill - don't be put off fell running they are a great bunch and will encourage anyone who's giving it a go.

Can't help with the weight sorry as mine is stuck and doesn't seem to change no matter how much I do.

Think about doing core strength maybe if your getting twinges it may help and watch how fast your building your long runs. 




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Posted: 14/11/2014 at 13:58

Great little film FOOW

Chimney - that's a pretty detailed plan you've got there and I'm with you on hoping for another winter with no snow and ice

2nd night run at Coed y Brenin last night and I love love love it, much more fun than slogging around the roads. 

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