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Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 31/10/2016 at 11:26

@fish-out-of-water : Ahhhh yes. I remember now. It's funny how after 5 hours I couldn't remember anything. Do you work for the TV company? Do you speak Welsh? I would have given an interview - but instead you grabbed Shane. LOL.

Thank you for the blanket though. Appreciated.

As for the programme last night - I thought there could have been a few more shots of 'normal runners' - in addition to the Elite.

Gutted I cannot take part next year,



Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 22:21

Hiya everyone - firstly - apologies for not making the drinks. I was going to but fell asleep on the caravan sofa after a pie and chips supper. I think a pint would have downed me.

This was my first Snowdonia run and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It may sound odd, but never has 5 hours passed so quickly (does that make sense?). I didn't make my Sub 5 time and had some small hamstring niggles from around mile 16. Thank you to whoever worked out the sub 5 hour pacing on here (TRex?) - I went out to quickly and struggled to slow down. It's a problem I have faced during training. I seem to train at 10min/mile and struggled to slow to 11:30/mile as advised. Inexperience I think - I will learn.

I hit 23 miles at 4:13 so was on time for the sub 5 but struggled coming down the hill at the end. I was in agony. My stomach muscles were sore and I fell into a puddle and as I went down I grabbed out and found barbed wire. Agony - but at least my hamstring didn't hurt. The path down was slippy so I lost a lot of time, crossing the line in 5:07 - I am slightly gutted but at the same time delighted, but gutted, but delighted, but gutted blah blah - do you know what I mean? I completed it. I should be happy.

So 5:07#

Already planning on signing up for next year but on checking the date it's the beginning of school half term and not the end. No way will I be able to finish school at 3:20 and get to Llanberis ready for the run on the Saturday morning without suffering. Nevermind.

So there we are - third marathon done. This thread has been great to read - thank you everyone.

Two final questions - who was the lady who passed me the foil blanket at the end? She knew me from this forum or was it Asics 262?

I also spoke to one of last years Bootcampers - but not sure who it was. Are you here?


Cardiff marathon

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 15:48
Oh bugger


Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 14:33

It's half term for me so I'm travelling up on the Monday with the caravan and staying in a site in Llanberris - going to be lovely. Not looking forward to towing the van back on the Sunday.

Anyone know of a nice place to have food (family of four) after the event?


Cardiff marathon

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 13:14

"An announcement from organisers the Great Run Company, in conjunction with Run4Wales, said they had agreed to work alongside Cardiff council and the Vale of Glamorgan council with the aim of staging the event in 2018.

Instead there will what has been called a "stepping stone event" in Cardiff Bay on April 2 next year."

What the heck is a 'stepping stone event'? They had better announce that soon so people have time to plan.

I think I'll give Manchester a go.

Cardiff marathon

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 13:02
Oh bugger


Snowdonia Marathon 2016

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 10:41

Hiya - started joining back into these forums now after a break. I'm running my first Snowdonia this year (3rd marathon) and have been training pretty well. I am worried about the hills but have decided that the goal is to finish and not worry about the time.

I do like the Sub 5 pacing chart that was on here. If I managed Sub 5 I would be chuffed - so thanks for posting that. It looks achievable.

Enjoyed reading peoples experiences - so good luck everyone.


Cardiff marathon

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 08:14
Are they not the same organisers?

Cardiff marathon

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 07:25
Hiya - it is expensive but the information was taken down pretty quickly so maybe itvwas a mistake.

Worth running the first one.


Cardiff marathon

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 22:18

Hiya Everyone - been a while since I've joined in and spoken on here. The Marathon details appeared online today but where taken down quite quickly. Here is the screenshot I was sent earlier.



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