In the early hours of New Year's Day 2016 I noticed on Facebook that friend, Robin Fox, had just entered the Snowdonia Marathon. This was one I'd wanted to do for a few years but the event fills up fast. As I wasn't out, I logged on and signed up - I'd finally attempt the challenging course!
At the outset it should be made clear that it is Snowdonia and not Snowdon! The route does a loop around Wales highest mountain but doesn't go up it!! I cajoled running mate/training partner, Kris, into coming along for the trip to support (and run some of it with me), so we headed to north Wales on the Friday night to stay with aforementioned Robin in Shotton, near Flint. Robin fuelled us appropriately and we discussed the route, Robin having run it a few times before. And so to bed, for an early departure the next morning.