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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.

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 12:15

Super flat Swansea Half Marathon for me last weekend. Doing a hilly trail session with club tonight - around 1,500 feet elevation over 6 miles. Only realised this week that Snowdon Weekend is also the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup. First semi-final is a 4pm on the Saturday so have already told club mates they best be back in 5 hours so we can all get to a pub in time. Of course, not as important if Wales are not playing and given the group of death that may very well be the case.

Port Talbot harriers

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 08:51
Yes, I've joined the Facebook group. Seems to be new posts every 5 minutes.

Port Talbot harriers

Posted: 12/06/2015 at 07:38
I heard the Swansea one is from the 360 cafe and is out and back along the coastal path. The Neath one is somewhere around Gnoll park.. no doubt start / finishing near a cafe. Not sure if the Aberavon one is just a rumour although clearly they have a 5K course ready with the recent Run for All series and surely enough from their humongous club to run it.

Caerphilly starting 27th June plus second Cardiff parkrun to start in grangemore within the next couple of months.

Port Talbot harriers

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 12:27

Hope you don't mind me chipping in. Great to see a load of Port Talbot Harriers at our Cwm Ogwr 5 miler last month. Hoping a few of us will come along for your Afan Argoed HM run (I did it last year) and heard something about a Hilly 5 miler later in the year?

Did Aberavon 5K last night and got Swansea HM on Sunday.

Anyone have more details on a potential Neath parkrun at the Gnoll? Also heard Swansea parkrun should be starting up soon and also heard a rumour of a Port Talbot / Aberavon one as well?!

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 09:56

Hi Kate. I would be interested in the place on behalf of someone in my running club if still available. Can't find option to message you privately. Missed out on a few places on here so really hoping you still have it.

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!?

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