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Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 14:04

Bit about the front runners on Welsh Athletics site today. Also mentions Iorwerth Roberts who will be running it again at 72 years old and has run every Snowdonia Marathon!


London Marathon Ballot system is a joke.

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 09:16

Very unimpressed reading about the reduction in club places. My club has worked really hard to double it's membership over the past year from 50 to 100 and whilst the main reason is that we obviously want as many members as possible getting active and representing the club, thinking that getting to 100 would mean an extra VLM place was a big incentive.

It seems some of the regular club runners (i.e. not super speedy ones) are being even further penalised by VLM.

London marathon mags

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 11:13

Just received e-mail saying I was unsuccessful. Few others saying the same so check your inboxes if you haven't found out already

London marathon mags

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 09:16

You can run dressed as your dog (see page 37)

London marathon mags

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 08:20

Nothing for me yet either - starting to think I may be included in the 50% that get rejected by e-mail. As far as I know, the e-mails haven't been sent out - I'm guessing they want the postal magazines to go out first?

cardiff half marathon 2015

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 08:16

6th year in a row for me and this was my first ever race back in 2010. Definitely a PB course but I'm pacing one of my club mates as I have Snowdon Marathon in 3 weeks time. The 'hill' at 12.1 miles isn't too bad but will cost you a few seconds. Similarly with the one at 3 miles.

23,000 runners quoted but need to remember that up to a third won't turn up due to injury / not trained for it / other, so I'd expect more like 16,000 actually running. Just looking at last years results and there were 15889 finishers (just over 16000 started) so should be around the same. Last year it was congested for first mile or two but fine after that. Getting in the right start position obviously helps minimise the impact so just hope people are sensible.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 12:47

I think you posted something like that before T Rex but I'd be interested to see again. Have to admit I'm a bit clueless how to approach it and to what sort of extent pace will change during the race.

London marathon mags

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 12:43

Several of my running club have received their result today.. all rejection magazines. Wondering if being in a running club makes it more likely you'll get the magazine rejection rather than e-mail rejection based on the adverts being likely to be aimed more at them?

London marathon mags

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 12:40

Very true Fido2Dogs - my running even mention the London places to try and get people to sign up!

We've only been going 3 years but I got the place the first year as there were only 3 of us going for it and the other two wanted me to have it. Last year there were 2 places available with 4 in contention so pretty decent odds again. As we've got a lot of runners who haven't done a marathon yet and we've grown quite a bit we're expecting about 12 eligible for 3 places this year but still hugely better odds than initial ballot and another chance. As you say - in a more established club, a few will be good enough for GFA or a lot will have run it / not be interested.

London marathon mags

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 11:27

Probably not piscator - lots of weaving in and out of people in London so you end up doing extra distance

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