John Bach

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Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 10:47

DG - Snowdonia is certainly one to enjoy. I've done 8 different marathons and Snowdonia is, in my opinion, easily the best!!

Jimbo - congrats on the 10min PB/1st sub 4. Blackpool is one of the marathons I've done & one of the few I'd do again - a nice low key, no frills marathon - a fraction of the price of, say, Manchester (and none of the issues with distance, baggage and mile signs!?). I'll be doing the Snowdonia half - mainly because it starts/finishes in my home town - if you want any info re the race let me know!

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 09:09

Nice one TR - I like the way you call it the Llanelli marathon rather than what the organisers call it - Great Welsh Marathon my ar$e!!

NOT London!? The only time I've said never again re a race was in London - have done it twice and my quickest time is over 15 minutes slower than my best Snowdonia time! That said I've mellowed a wee bit re London and may do it again one day!!

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 20:39

Hope you weren't badly affected by the baggage issue at Manchester brer. What a cracking way to spend your 50th! It will be my 1st trail marathon (and my 14th marathon in about 10 years!) - looking forward to it, particularly after getting back into my running - aided by my daily 6am runs with our Border Collie, which has sen me hit my highest weekly mileage for a long time - just started the 3rd week of my training for it! 

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 08:23


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Loads of numbers will become available nearer the time as people realise they have not done the training or are injured, so I wouldn't worry about not getting a place (the organisers are very good re transfers - can easily do up to 3 weeks'ish before race day)


Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 11:16

I saw a Facebook post before about a 33 week training plan for Snowdonia!! I haven't done much running - need to start up again, particularly given that it is less than 15 weeks till I pop my trail marathon cherry at the Trail Marathon Wales! Have gained what I expect will be a new training partner in the form a 3yo rescue Border Collie!

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 20:32

I bet - lovely weather for running today - unfortunately didn't get the chance - had to pick up my lad from school at 4.30am this morning (he had been on a school trip visiting the WW1 battlefields) - would have loved to have done a long run today.

Enjoy Wrexham - it will be very well organised - I was asked to do some pacing duties but other stuff on. Fingers crossed with the weather - the last race RunWales did was somewhat spoilt by the wind!

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 28/02/2016 at 10:53

Sorry to hear that brer - puts my "woes" well and truly into perspective. Well done with the Kent double - running I found to be my therapy after my Dad died. Good luck with the interview - I'm sure you'll get the job (Karma!!)

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 16:41

Unfortunately zip in shorts must have opened itself (although perhaps I didn't zip it up enough!?) - retraced steps, but like looking for a needle in a haystack. Car finally opened by locksmith (took him over 2 hours to get in!) and new key made up/programmed. Lesson well & truely learnt and 2nd key to be obtained next week!

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 07:59

Re the Snowdonia half marathon, it starts/finishes in my hometown and is a cracking event. Challenging is an understatement, but great training for Snowdonia. Let me know if you want any further details Jimbo

I did a TRex yesterday - had a very enjoyable 8 mile early morning run around LlanfairPG whilst en route to a client in Menai Bridge  - at least it was enjoyable until I realised that my car key had dropped out of my pocket during the run! To cut a long story short, mobile auto locksmith coming out this morning to (hopefully) sort - an expensive mistake and one which has left me in the dog house!!

Rhyl 10Mile

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 19:29

Very well organised. Potential PB course, but dependent on the weather (wind along the prom)

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