legend777


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Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 12:47
Chrissi - I've messaged you. Sorry to hear you'll be pulling out.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 08:25

Seen a program earlier this year about former Welsh Rugby player turned adventurer Richard Parks doing the double Brutal. Program is still available on http://www.channel5.com/shows/race-to-the-pole if anyone interested - episode 3. I missed the Peru Ultra episode (2) so might go back and watch that one as well.

Did any of the Ultra runners on here do the inaugral Vale Coastal Ultra from Penarth to Ogmore by Sea this year? I went along to watch and really hoping they repeat it again next year. The company that organised it have the Brecon to Cardiff Ultra this weekend so hoping they might open entries for Vale one once that's out of the way.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 21:30
Yeah, have looked in Snowdon FB page... loads of people asking for spare places so any that are available snapped up very quickly. Last year there were plenty near the date though. Great to see so many want to do it though. Sell out in 24 hours next year?

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 15:16

Someone got in there before me. Never mind. Like I said, if anyone else knows of any places going.

Wonder if they'll consider increasing the numbers in future years for this race given the record sell out time or is it not feasable given the course? Suppose getting accomodation anywhere near would be an issue if they say doubled the entries as well.

Our club race (a hilly 5 miler) was yesterday. Great turnout including the first Welsh female finisher at Cardiff Half and male / overall winner of Swansea Half running. Not bad for a small valley event.

As there seems to be at least a couple of Ultra runners on here, has anyone done the JW Ultra from Stratford upon Avon to Birmingham? First-timer friendly? Well marshalled / signposted? Ultra was the aim for 2016 but I'm tempted to give this one a go!?

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 09:16

Yes please Antz - will send you private message now

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 15:07

If anyone knows of any more Snowdon marathon places going - please let me know. It seems half the running club wants to do it know there's a few of us signed up.

I did Stroud Trail last year but only the Half so well done to those who did the Full - especially T-Rex for the 100th.

Doing lots of short races at the moment and haven't done anything runs in double figure mileage in the past month so need to get back on it.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 14:35

Wow - read the last few pages and loving the 100 marathon quests, ultra's and various other achievements. It was actually someone who is also very near his 100th marathon that convinced me to sign up for Snowdon, and a club mate who ran a couple of years ago recommended having a look at this thread and said you were a friendly bunch.

For a bit of background - did my 3rd marathon a couple of weeks ago in Manchester with a massive PB coming in at 3:50. My other marathons were London 2014 and Great Welsh 2011 so I've probably done 3 of the flattest marathons in the UK which this one certainly isn't. The good news is, I live in a valley so most of my training runs are hilly, my last race was a 7 mile hilly off roader on Tuesday (Pentyrch Hill Race) and I've done a few other hilly races as well so far from completely new to the mountains.

Plan is to keep up half marathon sort of distance runs over the next couple of months before upping the mileage for Snowdon.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 20:15
Boom. Previous PB 4:31:54... Target time 4:15... decided to try and stay in front of 3:58 pacer on the day and didn't see him throughout. Chip time 3:50:34... FORTY ONE minute PB. Beyond excited. Definitely my proudest running result to date at any distance.


Great course. Great support. Will I be back? Never say never.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:17

Caz - I think your Edinburgh marathon buddy Fiona is keen to go for a drink afterwards so we might be popping in.

Idiot-proof watch

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:15

They beep / vibrate at each mile or kilometer depending on what setting you have it on to indicate what your split is and you can display pace you're running at. Pretty sure most versions have the beep / vibrate function to indicate going to fast / slow if setting it to a particular pace.

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