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Swansea Harriers Seaside 5K Series - Race 2

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 13:51

Well done Seren - amazing achievement.

VLM 2017 Good For Age

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 13:25

Can you use the same qualifying time twice? A friend of mine got a GFA qualifying time back in April 2015 and therefore got to run London this year... can he use that April 2015 time again to enter London 2017 under GFA as well.

Manchester Marathon measure short 2013 - 2015

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 15:29

Nooo! Marathon PB and only sub 4 hour time is from there in 2015.

Odd how it took so long to be discovered especially as I believe the majority of runners clocked it 0.1 or 0.2 short in previous years. 

Very little about the confirmation on forums / news articles etc considering the statement was 3 days ago.

Great Welsh Marathon

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 08:30

How was the BB race Mokshaeight? Quite fancy doing one of those next year - 10K, HM, M and Ultra options I believe?

Great Welsh Marathon

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 10:00

Had a bit of a nightmare and first ever DNF. Had thigh / hamstring issue from the start but tried to ignore it and hoped it would ease. Went off a PB pace and seen Seren twice on the first out and back.

Passed T-Rex around 3-4 miles - I was going to say hello but you were in conversation with another runner and didn't want to interrupt. I started struggling more with the issue from around mile 7 and encouraged my club mates to press on. I think T-Rex overtook me around mile 9 just after the bridge and I was slowing so you probably seen me quite a bit behind on the way back. Ducked out after one lap and after explaining the issue they still let me collect a Half Marathon medal and goodie bag so thank goodness there was a half marathon option.

Went for massage afterwards which confirmed issues with hamstring / quads. Appointment booked with my usual sports massage therapist on Wednesday.

Enjoyed supporting everyone else and stayed until our last club runner was in just after the 4:30 mark.

Great Welsh Marathon

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 13:42

T-Rex - really enjoyed the Ultra. A different experience for me having never gone beyond marathon and all of them being mostly road. Did recces of the course beforehand and mud ranged from what it was like on the day to bone dry. Lovely scenery and weather conditions were good after a drizzly start. I finished in 6:40 so we may have crossed paths at some point. I'm pretty sure I saw you in the early stages of Snowdonia Marathon - I'll make a note of your number and say hello this time.

Great Welsh was my first marathon back in 2011. Done a couple of halves on that course since plus a couple of the other Llanelli halves which use some of the course. Look forward to returning this weekend and to get a course best I need to beat 5:04:08 (PB is 3:50)

Great Welsh Marathon

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 12:11

Well, with less than 3 days to go it looks like I'm doing the full marathon.

Did my first Ultra (Vale Coastal 32 miler) two weeks ago so not sure legs are up to PB attempt but lots of club mates running so hoping to run with some of them and see the faster ones whizzing past on the out and backs. Excited.


Full Marathon

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Half Marathon

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Great Welsh Marathon

Posted: 14/04/2016 at 10:57

If it's the same as previous years they use the field to the right of the start / finish (as you look at it to start) for car parking. There's a small grass banking between the car park and the start area but only a short walk to go around it. 

Age categories

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 14:50

The v is for veteran which as discussed above is often 35 year old and over for female and 40 years old and over for men although this isn't always the case. 

Some races will split runners into several categories so if there's a V35, V45, V55, V65. In this case, you would be in the V35 if you are 35 or over but under 45. You would be in the V45 if 45 or over but under 55 and so on.

Some smaller races might only have a senior and veterans category, other events like parkrun split runners into 5 year categories.

Great Welsh Marathon

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 09:57

Don't suppose anyone has a spare HALF marathon place going for Sunday? Went to sign up yesterday but entries closed for half.

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