John Bach

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Bring Back races

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 19:35

adrian - no new marathon on Anglesey - there's a half marathon which is organised by a professional company and which has become very popular - won by Andi Jones last year

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 17:21

Thanks brer - made appointment with GP for next Thursday, although I'm still hopeful that it might have improved by then - I understand bruised bones can take a while to heal. If it's no better by next Thursday I'll ask the GP (who I know has done a few races, so I'm hoping he'll be sympathetic!) to just refer me - I've got BUPA cover through work, so hopefully that will speed things up if needs be. No plans/targets until I'm 100%, although one of my goals next year were the World trail champs which are being held down the road from me in Betws-y-Coed

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 09:35

brer - if I could run I would, although would have been mindful (& respectful) that if I had have been able to run but nowhere near my best it would not have been fair on the team and, in particular, the reserve(s) who, like me, would have done anything to wear the red vest!?

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 16:01

Midnight 31st December Robzzz

Good stuff RJ & br. All the best with the rest of the races - 5 in 9 days!!!??? Bonkers!

My legs were not happy with me doing the Betws trail race so soon after Snowdonia. Not helped by the heavy fall I had going across a wooden walk way - carried on to the finish, but I haven't run since - looks like I've badly bruised near the top of my tibia bone. Unfortunately not the best timing for me as I was due to make my Welsh debut in the Masters XC event in Nottingham on Saturday.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/11/2014 at 07:44

To support Jayne Lloyd, the Snowdonia marathon organiser, after her kind gesture re my Dad's 1993 race number I thought it would be a good idea to enter her Betws-y-Coed 10k trail race. Unfortunately it is today, it involves 700ft of climbing in the 1st mile (upto Llyn Elsi) and my legs do not think it is such a good idea!!

Wrexham Marathon 2015

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 11:38

To be fair Shades, Chris Yorke puts on a good race and doesn't charge extortionate amounts for the "pleasure" (how much was the Brighton marathon???). I may consider doing the half as prep for London - 2 marathons a year (the 2nd being Snowdonia!) is enough for me - the desire to remain married remains stronger!! 

Wrexham Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 15:45

I'm fairly sure it's a road event. Same organisers as the inaugural Rhyl marathon this year. Will be well organised.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 08:25

I wondered how long it would take for the 2015 thread to start!! Needless to say, assuming my body permits I'll be on the start line on 24.10.15. It will be my 9th consecutive one and having finished 9th overall on Saturday I wonder if I should ask nicely to see if I can have race no.9!

In the meantime I look forward to reading the comments on this thread over the next 11+ months - hopefully it will be injury/niggle free for all concerned

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 18:47

I'm not ashamed to say that I shed a tear during the wonderful S4C coverage. Great to see that it again captured everything that is great about the event - the atmosphere/camaradarie amongst the runners, the awesome support from those watching the race and the sheer beauty of the race!!

Sorry PJL, but you should be ashamed to say you reached the Pen y Pass in just over 33 minutes - as you indicate, you started the race (well) before 10.30am - as also evidenced by the absence of chip timing (and based on what other runners, who passed you, told me!)

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 09:35

Diolch brer - yep, smashed it and my legs by the feel of them - how runners like your good self go out the next day/a few days later to knock out another marathon is beyond me!! As for the thought of doing a double Snowdonia!!!!??

After pulling out of Abingdon jd, serious kudos for starting Snowdonia - sorry that you had to pull out, but once again sensible decision. As I've mentioned before, get your legs/body 100% (you've had a pretty good year to say the least!!) before smashing 2015


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