After my illness I have been struggling to get back on the running wagon, however today i manage to head out into the rain and run a good distance (about 12km from a breif look at a map!)c over clegyr road to the beacon road, up past the beacon and then over the last hill that the marathon will tackle. Whilst totally knacker I still managed to run the whole way round. Whether that will be possible after 21 gruelling miles needs to be experience.
The route is a punishing one as it has three majors hills the first right out of the house before a short descent to Llanrug, before the road to Waunfawr where the up hill kicks in again, you get a flat section to the Cefn Ddu road, where a good mile and a half of constant up hill punishes you.
I virtually fell back downhill to the village, where a nice bath was the order of the day.
I might do the telegraph valley, down the ranger path to waunfawr and back over Cefn Ddu next week. Which should be a good test as I would have to complete the whole up hill section of the marathon that hits you at miles 21 to 23. Whilst i won’t have done the whole distance to reach there it is a good 12 miler with two massive up hill section.