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Marathon Eryri/ Brooks Snowdonia Marathon

I ran the above marathon in North Wales on Saturday morning. It's the first time I have repeated a marathon as I did it last year. It is such a beautiful route starting in Llanberis and running the (mostly) roads around Snowdon. Each time you look the scenery gets better and better even if it was a drizzly/ low cloud day.

I had back problems again like I did in Berlin a few weeks ago so they scuppered my second half unfortunately as the first half went so much better than last year. However, I had some really positive moments that I was pleased with. There are two sections on trail (both downhill) and I found myself "flying" down those sections, overtaking lots of people and enjoying myself. It appears that the trail experience is finally paying off 😀

Now to get the back sorted before Athens!

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Ps 4 minutes quicker than last year 5.16.47 and that includes a trip to the pub at mile 22 - I really needed the loo and wished that the trees still had leaves on them as it would have made it easier 😂

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Fantastic Michelle and really well done on another marathon I would like to do if, like Beachy Head, it wasn't on a Saturday and such a long drive... I no longer care if the trees have leaves - and weren't there plenty of convenient stone walls or is the truth that really you just fancied popping into a pub?

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No - the walls were not tall enough!

I admit during the Highland Fling the cover required got smaller and smaller as the distance between the convenient spot and the route became more and more of a factor but I hadn't got to that stage in the marathon yet!

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Well done

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Great effort Michelle. Looking nervously forward to trying the Snowdonia Trail Marathon next July. Beautifal area.

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Very well done Michelle. You have inspired me to enter the Trail Marathon Wales next year. It will be my first ever marathon in Wales!

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Sue - Paul mentioned that you had entered. There's room in the cottage if you want a bed 😀

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The marathon was shown on channel 4 Wales on Sunday. If anyone is interested in seeing how beautiful it is the link is here http://beta.s4c.cymru/clic/e_level2.shtml?programme_id=542129506

Entries open on the 1 December this year rather than the usual 1 January and usually sell out in hours...

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I also ran this. I'd forgotten how amazing the scenery is. Achilles tendonitis kicked in and meant I couldn't run as I wanted, so decided to ease off and enjoy the run. Finished in 3:09, some 15min slower than last time. However, I made the cut of the S4C highlights show and pop up several times through the programme! (in a blue and white vest...) Will be back next year.

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just been watching it, looks fantastic.
cant believe the leaders took only 30 mins to get to Pen-Y-pas.
well done all who ran, its a tough one but the location makes it worthwhile.