Sir John a Lot

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Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 16:35

Snowdon doesn't just tick all the boxes, it gets out
its crayons and book, draws a load of new boxes and ticks those too. Everything
from the faultless registration, to the freebie t-shirt and wonderful slate
finisher's coaster to the lovely hoody I bought helped to make this race so
special, and that's before I get onto the run itself. The humour and camaraderie
between the runners, knowing that you are setting off on reportedly the UK's
toughest marathon sets the scene for the most beautiful sights I've ever run
through. However, when they say its tough, good grief, they are not lying, it
was ball boucingly hard. The gain from mile 22-25 255 metres (that's not
including the other two monsters during the race). Even though it my slowest
time by far, this is by some distance, the best marathon I've ever done. It is
no wonder its been twice voted the UK's best marathon.

To top it all, met a lot of people from the forum last night and am pleased to say what a nice bunch !  Considering the talent from all assemble at Y Pantri, I felt (unintentionally) very inadequate.

See you this evening for proper food.  No dirty beer sadly as I'm driving

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 07:05
Up, showered, porridge. Nervous

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 24/10/2014 at 16:45
Registered, had a coffee in Y Pantri, now having a soak in beautiful farm house at Tyddyn Perthi before heading out for spot of tea at 6 ish.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 22:50

Got tomorrow off work, probably heading down from Stockport mid morning. Get to lodgings, get to registration and relax. 

My mobile is 07793214129 if anyone needs to get hold of me for meeting up for Y Pantri.

see you tomorrow. Very excited


Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 20:19

Pasta sounds great SS,

Every marathon I've done so far has been nice weather. Be nice to continue the theme.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 11:21

Last long run done. Couple easy 4s this week and I'm ready to race.

hoping for tea in Y Pantri on Friday. Do you have to book ?

Ah...looking on their Facebook page, they're a coffee shop. Any recommendations for places to eat in Llanberis ?

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 21:03
Having ran London twice, Berlin and Chester marathons am intrigued to see how Snod compares. Obviously going to be a completely different race but have been doing a lot of trail and fell running this year so really can't wait.

Thing I'm most concerned about is the weather . I always run in shorts, whatever the weather , with a concession, at the worst, to long sleeve top and gloves. I'd imagine if it's peeing down you'll need a running jacket ( thinking my parkrun 100 jacket.)

Hoping for a clear day, as I warm up quickly. Getting excited now.

Another note, do you have to book for Y Pantri ?

Probably be wearing Stockport Harriers vest , Welsh flag sown on it with shorts.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 11/10/2014 at 22:13

Last long run done. 17 (20 including morning's parkrun. 332m climb in 2.36. Felt good, great to have a good run on your last long 'un.

Brit Nick, I'll send you my mobile to see if you want to car share.

Is anyone  staying near Llanberis, can you recommend somewhere to eat night before ?

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 22:21

Like your thinking Chimney. Will run on feel and enjoy it. Ignore watch and have fun. 

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 21:53
4.10 would be dream land for something like Snod. Bought my gels today. Countdown begins. One last long run
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