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Snowdonia Marathon

Sat October 24 2009 Listed by Krukers
59 Entrants Club PB SB Pred Time WAVA
Android Shropshire Shufflers 3:58:05 4:11:26 4:11:26 53.64
angleseyal 1st Marathon so not really sure if 5 hour prediction is realistic or not for Snowdonia Cybi Striders 4:34:34 5:14:10 5:00:00 5:14:10 39.14
Becfleck Ampthill & Flitwick Flyers RC 3:51:54 4:32:47 5:08:30 43.90
BGW/PK Gruffalo 1ST TIME C HOW I GO............................

DE BRIEF ..DID A NEGATIVE 2ND HALF FELT STRONG ON THE LAST 3 MILES>>>>> rrws 3:39:03 3:59:53 4:00:00 3:59:53 53.07
Bottom Trotter Unaffiliated 3:31:24 3:36:16 4:18:12 59.32
Cando Unaffiliated 4:05:00 0 0.00
carrot top Wirral AC 2:44:05 3:36:18 3:36:18 57.52
Casares Pacer Newport & District RC 0 0 0.00
clairster Stockport Harriers & AC 3:53:47 3:58:34 6:00:00 4:54:37 46.18
Dina Mo Stubbington Green Runners 4:07:56 4:25:12 5:00:00 4:25:12 51.44
Dogtanian Really looking forward to this. First marathon so guaranteed a PB :-) Just aiming not to blow up on the drag up to Pen-y-Pass and hoping the sunshine gods are good to us. Delamere Spartans 4:20:00 4:22:53 4:20:00 4:22:53 46.90
DylanWales First marathon - not sure what to expect. The first 20 went really well. Was looking at sub 4 hour and felt fantastic....until i lost all energy on the Waunfawr hill...was gutted - had to walk some of it...knew my chances were getting shortening for the sub 4 hour...but all in all...have to be pleased... Eryri Harriers, Skelmersdale Boundary Harriers 4:05:03 4:05:03 4:05:03 50.77
eL Bee! It would appear that I have entered this!!!
I have unfinished business with Waunfawr - Very much looking forward to this race again :)
► The Race ◄

I had a great time today
Ran with and chatted to Markyslee (10 in 10 bod) from the start until about 11 miles.
Then ran into Welsh Alex (who I knew from RWF but had never met) and chatted to him through Beddgelert
Then along the interminable bit from the top of the climb out of Beddgelert to Waunfawr, found myself chatting to a fella I don't know, but who'd followed our 10 in 10 progress (sorry, I didn't ask your name :() for another 3 miles.

I made friends with the climb to Bwlch-y-Groes (LOVED that bit - passed LOADS of people)

Finished in a respectable 3:30:11 considering the fact I wasn't sure even last night whether I'd run this today

Cracking day out - met a whole bunch of Fetchie folk who were simply awesome once again.

Stopped for a Cuppa at the Conwy Falls Cafe (awesome find!!!)and had a nice chat with a young lady who'd been out on her Trail Bike (with a motor) and it turned out we had a few life experiences in common.

All in all a very pleasant day :-) Cumberland AC 2:59:43 2:59:43 3:30:11 61.04
gareth richards Unaffiliated 0 0 0.00
hitthebar Witney Road Runners 4:26:48 4:26:48 4:26:48 46.08
Janegirl Fantatstic but very tough race Unaffiliated 3:57:00 4:19:00 5:00:00 4:26:00 55.20
jasond Llanelli Athletic Club 2:49:24 3:37:40 3:40:00 3:37:40 58.49
jeomorris Les Croupiers RC 2:51:53 3:15:31 3:15:31 62.88
Jo_Rae Ochil Hill Runners 3:26:50 3:26:50 3:55:00 4:05:16 56.03
Jogging Jon 100 Marathon Club, Wrekin Road Runners 3:44:35 4:24:20 5:00:25 43.41
Justonemorehill Mumbles Milers 4:19:46 4:50:31 4:45:00 4:50:31 48.06
ken.c Witney Road Runners 3:06:05 3:06:05 3:42:03 63.44
Krukers Tough race again! Lack of training miles told. First half ok, 1hr40 dead, then legs started to suffer. Had a nice chat with el bee mile 18/19 , but couldn't stay with him. Cold legs on way up WaunFawr,very stiff.Lovely cup of tea at the finish. Swansea Harriers AC 3:08:47 3:15:07 3:42:06 62.31
Lethargic Long Eaton Running Club 2:34:27 2:34:27 2:48:03 73.75
lightweight toughest marathon i have ever done Sphinx AC 3:26:54 3:45:00 3:45:00 57.48
lizogical A very bad bad bad couple of days preceeded this race; my birthday the day before, had massive fallings out with family, slept on a friend's sofa, drove myself in the pouring rain - was amazed to even get there :D sooo overall, it cleared my head - but this years will be better! Ellesmere Port Running Club 3:58:43 4:00:06 4:34:55 49.26
Malc26.2 Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners 3:06:03 3:26:15 3:58:15 53.06
Markyslee Totley AC 3:00:39 3:00:39 3:33:00 57.72
MISERABLEMRGILES Witney Road Runners 3:06:30 3:06:30 3:15:35 62.86
Mrs Gandhi Tough, but loved every minute of it.:) Coltishall Jaguars 4:37:10 4:59:23 5:16:47 55.54
Night..Nurse South West Road Runners 3:39:47 3:43:00 4:28:00 55.39
nogy Wrexham AAC 0 0 0.00
panad Unaffiliated 3:47:27 4:31:16 4:31:16 50.05
paulsamcymru Did too much carbo loading day before, so felt sluggish at start, then waunfawr killed me Wrexham AAC 3:59:13 4:59:00 4:30:00 4:59:00 41.17
PostmanPlod Wet, windy, very tough hills, no tea at the end due to power cut!  But so pleased to have done it! Northbrook AC 3:28:20 4:05:43 4:10:00 4:05:43 57.85
Rich963 Soaking wet and shivering at the start, finally warmed up about 4 miles in (running up Llanberis pass will do that to you!).  Really strong winds down towards Bedgellert on the never ending descent.  Kept the pace fairly gentle and that was definitely the right decision - only just managed to keep running up the final climb after 21 miles - the descent was very painful on the legs though.  Very pleased with the day's work and will definitely be back. Stilton Striders RC 3:11:22 3:53:33 3:53:33 52.65
Richard Peevor Celtic Tri Club 0 0 0.00
RocketRoy Dagenham 88 Runners 3:15:43 3:15:43 0.00
Rogb Unaffiliated 3:50:02 3:50:02 4:26:34 51.47
RunningCoventry Massey Ferguson RC 3:44:55 4:05:37 3:59:57 4:05:37 50.07
RunToTheHills Amazing Feet Running Club 0 0 0.00
sebby Dudley Kingswinford RC 4:30:10 5:04:51 5:17:41 42.63
Shadow Getting slower - conditions almost as bad as last year 100 Marathon Club, Cybi Striders 3:58:17 4:24:00 4:44:08 52.86
Shortcut Cam LDWA, Southern Navigators 3:21:07 3:44:32 3:59:59 3:57:12 52.98
simpleeeee Unaffiliated 3:49:03 3:49:03 4:21:18 48.72
ste Vale Royal AC 3:58:12 4:13:18 4:13:18 50.26
Stewey 100 Marathon Club, Roadhoggs Leicester AC 3:37:26 3:40:41 4:25:00 4:33:52 50.98
stilldreaming Peel Road Runners 4:22:19 4:43:39 4:43:39 54.28
stone monkey no sub 3 again, but decided at the start just to go for it and see how long I could last. Pleased with how long I kept it together then all the wheels feel off!! back next year for more fun I think. Well done to Paul a cracking run. Swansea Harriers AC 2:42:08 2:53:00 3:13:16 63.94
The Juicer Had a good run at the Yorkshireman, so hoping I might be able to knock a few minutes off my last time for this. UPDATE - 16 minutes off, bloody delighted!! :-)
Todmorden Harriers & AC 3:52:55 4:38:21 4:45:00 4:38:21 50.49
the kid Stourbridge RC 3:17:14 3:39:06 3:39:06 59.03
travelling man Aberdare Valley AAC 3:02:45 3:06:00 3:21:12 67.03
Tuck in a decent run in challenging conditions Wrexham AAC 2:45:15 2:55:09 2:59:59 3:04:31 68.10
turbotony Unaffiliated 4:47:02 5:04:39 5:04:39 47.51
TweetiePie Sospan Road Runners 5:38:00 5:38:00 5:38:00 40.50
UltraDunc Salford Metropolitan AC 3:17:35 3:17:35 3:55:00 4:01:05 55.94
Uniqua The Pink Knight Unaffiliated 3:49:00 3:49:38 0.00
Velociraptor I quite fancy a PB attempt here, if the weather conditions permit :o) 
Change of plan 3/10/09 - not in PB form but hope to be fit for sub-4. 
*RACE REPORT* We had a generous dollop of weather, and I ran like a pork pie. Usual friendly, slightly gremlin-infested organisation, beautiful course, enthusiastic support and plentiful water stations with isotonic pop and energy bars. I'd probably be quite happy with.my time had I not been much faster last year in even worse weather conditions. Cumberland AC, FERC 3:36:39 3:36:39 3:59:59 4:57:59 48.77
Welsh Alex Port Talbot 3:11:55 3:12:26 3:30:00 3:32:11 60.00

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  • On 13th Jan 2009 at 11:13am, chelsian wrote: Cant wait for this one, did it a couple of years back, nearly killed, back for some more!

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