John Bach

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Snowdonia Marathon 2017

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 09:22

Awesome brer, just awesome!

My clubmate would be jealous re your ability to do so many marathons - he's limited to just weekends and school holidays - he had hoped to rack up his 26th so far this year (52nd in total) yesterday - he had travelled to take part in the Malaga marathon, but it was cancelled as a result of torrential rain!!

Snowdonia Marathon 2017

Posted: 02/12/2016 at 07:51

Dal i fynd/keep going brer. Quite inspirational - time to lace up my trainers & start running again me thinks - have just been keeping fit with long walks with my dog!!

Snowdonia Marathon 2017

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 17:50

That'll be him Jimbob - I know he paced there. He was the 2hr pacer in Sunday's Conwy half- brought them in just under the 2hr mark - quite a fete given it ain't a flat half! He's now up to his 28th marathon for 2016, having run in Phoenix marathon in Surrey the day before Conwy! The bloke is nuts!

Snowdonia Marathon 2017

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 10:04

Last year was the 1st time I did the full - I'd entered it before but felt I needed to drop down to the half de to the lack of training! This year I was determined to do the full despite not being able to do the training - a decision I questioned quite a few times in the 2nd half of the event this year!! I've entered the full again - determined to give it a good crack this time!! All the Coed-y-Brenin trail events are excellent - put on by a top team there who really care about the event/the runners! Thankfully it isn't 3hours+ away for me - it's probably only 40 minutes away

Snowdonia Marathon 2017

Posted: 17/11/2016 at 08:06

Sorry to hear about the illness brer - must have been serious for you to miss a marathon - hope you are better for this weekend! A clubmate has got the marathon bug now - I think he has racked up 26 (so far) this year (50 in total) - it seems to be an addiction for him - don't suppose you guys have come across him (he ain't shy!) - Jon Evans - usually wears his club vest (North Wales Road Runners). Before I met him to say he was a bit overweight would be a bit of an understatement - the transformation since he took up this running lark is amazing.I've total admiration for him/his commitment - although I think he's nuts!!

My daughter has got more into her football this year - no more events for me now, so just the 5 events for me this year, although that included the Trail marathon Wales (got to be the best trail marathon in the UK) and, of course, Snowdonia!! 

Snowdonia Marathon 2017

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 08:53

Everyone I've spoken to about the Snowdonia 50 (I think it's actually 58 miles) have raved about it. The mother of the organiser has been trying to persuade me to do it each year, but (as with the thought of any ultra & the training required) I keep telling her the desire to remain married is stronger. Hoping to do it in a few years time to mark my 50th!  

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 13:05

Well done Sorequads - I'm sure that time would have won the ladies race in the past - top 3 next year!!

Another great event - fantastic support as always on the course. It wasn't as comfortable (& as quick) as I'd thought given my training/past experience. 2 minutes slower to the top of the pass and quite a few walk/stretch stops after Rhyd Ddu! Finished just in front of the 1st lady in just under 3.04. Hopefully sub 3 again for no.11 next year!

Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 11:46

50 in 50, with a 3.46 finish - wow! I've got a clubmate who is really into racking up marathons - he has done 21  so far this year and has done 5 in the last 5 weeks, including 3.44 in Abingdon yesterday - I'm not sure if he'd say he bimbled around

Unable to pick up my number on Friday (which I normally like to do) - have to go down to Newport with my daughter for some football trials. Thankfully going down on the train - wouldn't have wanted to go there & back in a day in the car the day before Snowdonia!

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

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