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Let me start by being clear about one thing, the weekend we had towards the end of June, of which Trail Marathon Wales was a part, was excellent. We caught up with good friends, the weather was great, the pre event party and actual TMW event was second to non in both atmosphere and organisation. Wendy’s birthday meal was excellent and even my little run the following day was good. In all we both had a great time, the only things that didn’t go according to plan were our races……

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I still find it hard to believe that just over a year ago I was standing on the start line about to run my first marathon, up some mountains, in Wales. It was one of the most memorable moments in my life so it was with some excitement that we set off once more towards the mountains of Snowdonia slightly more than 2 weeks ago to run the full and half Trail Marathon Wales races once more. The drive down from Lancashire through North Wales to the Crossed Foxes, Dolgellau…

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The weekend before The Anna Frost Big Trail Weekend was my last ‘proper’ long run before the gradual tapering down of distance and training intensity before the Trail Marathon Wales. The route followed nearly all the Rivington Marathon with the odd bit cut out making the distance 35.5 km (22½ miles) of fantastic undulating (hilly) countryside. The run went very well with no instances of cramp, no issue with the Torq gels or bars that I’m going to use in the race and a fairly even pace. As well as…

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The time had come and we set of from Lancashire towards Snowdonia for the Trail Marathon Wales. The drive down through North Wales’ mountains was beautiful, made even more so by bright blue skies with only the odd small cloud (thank goodness we’d packed sunscreen ). Arriving at the Coed-y-Brenin visitor centre around lunch time and after parking the car one of the first things we saw was a sign pointing towards registration. It was real, we were really here, I don’t think I could have been more excited if…

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