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Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 17/08/2015 at 12:34

New half marathon PB yesterday in a small inter-club championship race. 18 miler planned for later this week which will have a long incline from mile 10-14. Good luck to everyone with the crazy exploits.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/08/2015 at 13:53

Big mileage tonight.. a one mile race! The 'Murder Mile'. It does ascend 670 feet in that mile though. The course record is 8:11 and pretty sure that's by someone who is a sub 5 minute on the flat runner. For the non-elite it's suggested most will take at least twice as long as their fastest flat mile time.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/08/2015 at 15:35

Yes, that 100 route is impressive. It passes within a mile of my house and I've ran the route from mile 18 to about 27 which makes up the first major climb.. there's about 10 more big climbs after that though looking at the elevation graph.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 31/07/2015 at 13:38

Tempted to sign up for a marathon to do one of my 42K training runs. Can't imagine doing that sort of distance and it not officially counting towards how many marathons I've done. I am a bit event / race obsessed though. Would have to make sure I didn't get carried away and just plod round.

Running event on New Year's Eve?

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 14:12

It's not at midnight, but the Nos Galan races in Mountain Ash, South Wales are on the evening of New Years Eve and normally sell out every year. Kids race, Elite Race, Fireworks and then the main 5k fun run to finish.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 09:45

Entered for my first Ultra next April - Vale Coastal Ultra 32 miler so roughly 50K. Probably qualifies as reasonably flat in the Ultra world although there are a couple of inclines towards the end. Seems quite beginner friendly with a very generous time limit.

Training for Snowdon marathon in October so like DoubleOhDave it'll probably be a case of keeping the mileage up for the 5 months in between. Looked at a couple of training plans which seem a little bit scary. My aim (as I'm sure it is for 99.9% of first time Ultra runners) is to just get round.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/07/2015 at 08:37

T-Rex - not sure if you seen, but the same company who do the Vale Coastal Ultra are doing a South Wales 100 miler next year! 6500m of elevation and mostly off road.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/07/2015 at 11:45
You can register interest for next year's Snowdon trail marathon now on the website. It says that this guarantees you a place?? So must be a pre sale entry for those that register first or something

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 11:45

Looks like they were understandably quite lenient with the 6:30 cut off time yesterday as looking at results pretty much half the field were over that time. Really fancy doing the half  (sorry hardcore marathoners) next year so will be keeping an eye on when entries open. It does already say registration to open soon for TBC date in July 2016.

In other news I've signed up for my first Ultra! The Vale Coastal Ultra 32 miler next April. Can't wait.

Training sort of started for Snowdonia marathon but only around 13 miles on LSR's so far. Brecon 10 miler planned for this weekend then get into some proper mileage on the LSR's after that.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 20:36
Question for the Snowdon regulars.What's the advice on trainers? Get away with the usual road marathon trainers, trail definitely required, some sort of trail / road hybrid?

I've watched the highlights programs from the past few years and it always suprises me how little off road there is.. or is this because it's easier to film the road sections and they miss a lot of the off road? Any idea roughly how much is road / off road mileage or percentage wise?

Obviously asking early enough so that if a purchase of new trainers is required then I can start training in them now or soon anyway.
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