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Oh heck, I'm sure I said "never again" ..... but maybe that was last year?
Also doing Coed y Brenin again. Did half this year and really loved it. Hoping to go all the way in 2013 .....
Was I the only one to miss the "weather" this year?
I'd love to do it.
How does the application process work? Is it first come first served or do you have to be "accepted" (i would think the event would be over subscribed but having never run this before i might be talking total nonsense).
Thanks very much. Nervous at the thought of entering let alone running the thing
Count me in. Best race in the land!
How quickly does it fill up ?
Will probably do this one next year, looks a good one. It's either Snowdon or Beachy, Snowdon is a lot closer to me though so that's probably what I'll do.
At least we will know for definite what weather to plan for next year. No way possible it could be that dry and sunny two years on the trot surely................?
...........crikey........sounds like I'm actually seriously considering this again.....
T Rex, when you get that list going, put me down for sub 4. I continue to dream (or else I can train). If I do it right I might get a PB as a new V50.
I ran to work again today and it wasn't comfortable in the cardiovascular sense. As for the legs, they felt normal, as if I hadn't done SNOD at all.
Greg, call me slow but I've just realised who you are. Get recovered soon matey. Might see you on Wuthering Hike if not before.
I've started to send out dry, sunny weather vibes for next year. Believe and it shall be so.
Can anyone advise as to how quickly places get filled up? If I'm ready to enter when entries go live am I pretty certain of a place? Sounds too good to be missed, even if next year doesn't get the good weather!
Thanks for the info John B - will get my entry in. Just need to decide between half and full!
I must be even slower BritNick because I haven't got a clue who you are!?
Good interview with the winner below, apparantly three weetabix in the morning is the secret formula!
I'm in a dither. This year was unbeatable - not only my time but the weather, how I felt, how training had gone etc. I don't have a spring event planned and am unsure about coming back to Snod for a 4th time. Is my Midlife Crisis coming to an end I wonder
For those of you who have done this before, what type of hills do you train on? Elevation wise.
Good luck with the training SS. From a selfish viewpoint, will I be guaranteed as nice a coffee after the 2013 race if you are not there to serve it!? I guess as long as you have pre made the cawl and flapjack that will do for me - I can't recommend Y Pantri high enough - for those that are looking for a bite to eat or just a coffee & cake, walk past Pete's Eats!!
(No, I am not on commission!!)
Leigh - I think it filled up within a month or so, although they then increased the numbers. That said, there were numbers being offered after the entries closed and "swaps" were allowed upto 30th September.
HeOw - I don't think it really matters what hills you train on - just as long you incorporate running up hill (particularly in the latter stages of runs) in your training. That said there is not much that can train/prepare you for arriving at Waunfawr (just over 22miles) with the 2.5mile Bwlch-y-Groes climb upto over 1200ft - it's almost as much a mental battle as to a physical one!
Sorry Greg, I must have assumed the wrong Greg C. Ignore me, as you were!
UDS, you were discussing the Snowdon hike with me. Perhaps we should make more concrete plans to do it next year? I've only been up it once, nearly two decades ago. Must do it again.
JB, thanks for the hearty recommendation. SS, I will try your Pantri next year. I almost expired and disappeared between the floorboards while I waited for my food to arrive in Pete's Eats after SNOD. They weren't even packed out either, surprisingly. Perhaps people are cottoning on.
HeOw - anything I can find is generally my hill training motto. I live near the north and south downs, so they tend to feature quite prominently in events I use for training. I also run up and down the road outside the house as it's one of the few streets in my town with a gradient and also has a railway footbridge at the end for additional height and practice on steps. Boring but it's a means to a SNOD !!
Could be tempted by SNOD - but it's only a week after Caesars Camp.... hmmmm