John Bach

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Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 17:26

Well spotted TLG. No. 10 for me - quite apt as it will be my 10th Snowdonia

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 17/10/2016 at 11:31

Fingers crossed for you UDS - sensible to get it looked at - hopefully they will confirm nothing serious and the enforced rest will see the legs "fresh as" come race day

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 08:24

Something I ate at Pete's Eats once didn't agree with me and I've not been back - the only place I go for something substantial to eat now is Y Pantri on the High Street - home made lobscouse followed by the best coffee and flapjack in Llanberis! [I'm pretty sure it was voted best coffee shop in North Wales]

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 09:19

I was at the Petzl Night race at Coed-y-Brenin on Saturday - a 3 hour event over a very challenging 3k course in the dark. I spoke to a few "solo" runners who were using the event as training for Snowodnia. I "just" did the team event to support my club (which I haven't been able to do much this year), although I'm considering doing the solo event next year. It is a great concept and a fantastic event - would highly recommend!

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 04/10/2016 at 15:11

Sorry to read that stilldreaming, although Snowdonia ain't the event to do if you are carrying a niggle or if you're under the weather - a local runner I know was hospitalised after falling ill at mile 17 in the Chester marathon.

That's the pace target re the Waunfawr climb TLG, but recent history may indicate it will end up being 9 minutes+ - in 2014, when I clocked my quickest time (2.50), miles 23+24 were probably 10mins+ after my calf started cramping

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 15:04

I can sympathise with the foot issue - I struggled for a while with mine - sorted after seeing podiatrist & getting orthotics - no foot issues (touch wood!) since then! I'm planning to take the 1st half a bit easier this year, so am hoping to be feeling better for the Waunfawr climb - hopefully average around 8m30s up there

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 03/10/2016 at 09:22

24 miles over to Plas y Brenin early yesterday morning - threw in some quicker miles in the 2nd half to make up for missing the 30k event, which I had hoped to do to gauge fitness/target time for Snowdonia. I think I'm in shape to go sub 3h - excluding 2007 (my 1st Snowdonia/marathon) & 2009 (pacing Ru) 2.59 would keep an average Snowdonia time of just under 2.59, so that's the target this year!

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 14:45

Entry form finally received & sent off and another hoody reserved! Unfortunately unable to enter this Sunday's Ras 4 Llyn 30k race- an ideal pre Snowdonia marathon event given the profile of the route and the fact that it takes in the Rhyd Ddu - Waunfawr section of the marathon course.

On the subject of books, given the number of marathons brer does, I think she should consider a review of each one 

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 07:44

I feel totally adequate on the race front - got my 1st road race since last year's Snowdonia marathon tomorrow - although that is mainly because I'm one of the organisers!! It's a challenging 12.5k race in the hills above the Conwy Valley which I bill as an ideal event for those training for the Snowdonia marathon!

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 16:18

Organisation is excellent. I cannot really comment re the congestion at the start although I've don't recall reading any complaints (given your Chester time I wouldn't start near the back). Quite a few car parks (more so than Conwy!), but they are pay as you display. Don't get there too late - get one near registration - closer to race time the car parks fill up & I've seen lots of cars parking on grass verges - all of which get ticketed (traffic wardens usually out in force!!)

Sitting down in the lake or in the stream near a car park is a pretty close thing to an ice bath. After the pounding the legs get (particularly on the final descent into Llanberis) it's a good idea

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