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Harmander,think you know what you're going to do & I've no doubt will achieve.
So better race report from The Narbeth Nobbler...great race (easier to say that after a couple of days and a slurp of the of the rather nice Mantle Brewery special race edition Growler beer.
It's only 45minutes from home to race so decent get up of 6 o'clock for porridge & coffee before trundle down to register....rain started much earlier than I did. Bargain £1:50 for parking all day & go to sign on & collect race Wolf T Shirt...rain get heavier.
Race briefing (short & sweet) followed by send off with Elvis Preseli sending us off to Blue Suede "runnin" Shoes...small ish field of runners (about 40) for the full marathon distance...odd that...rain gets to monsoon level.
Half Marathon started quarter of hour after us & 10k quarter of an hour later, so a few crossed paths here & there but all the better for seeing more people out there in the mud...rain continues and trails now resemble streams of gloopy fake tan.
After many loops and twists of woodland trails and muddy single track with marshals dressed as wildlife (with smoke flares) & scuba divers (best choice of outfit as it turned out) the marathon route headed out along the river until we got to the actual river crossing....waist deep by this time with a couple of truck straps across to hang onto....awesome event, nice wolfy medal, tea and cake at the finish.
Not a fast race, 3000ft of climbing and 27miles long...4hrs 54mins but very happy with 16th overall.
Recovery shuffle of 3.5 miles yesterday.
985 miles YTD
Steven - yes thanks, was nothing crazy though what with being on a work night!
David - 15 marathons in just over a year?! that sounds hardcore to me, not sure about lightweight!
Did a 4 mile session last night, including a couple of miles a bit quicker (at 7.14 average pace).
Donnie - yes, I have earmarked a 5 mile race at the end of this month, and then a target 10k in mid November. I will probably also do a target parkrun at the end of October and maybe a warm up 10k before the target one.
Currently on 549 YTD
Cardiff Half number arrived in the post last night & very conscious of approaching Snowdonia Marathon.
Managed to sneak 3 loops from home down to the village & back up what is known as "Punishment Hill"
5.5 miles & nearly 1000ft climbed.
1020 miles YTD