Day 40 – Snowdonia Rainathon

It’s the last Saturday in October, so that means it’s Snowdonia Marathon day. It also means it’s guaranteed to rain. I kid you not. I didn’t manage to get to see any of the race as I was working this morning and then running errands this afternoon, but it’s been monsoon wet all day. Apparently, it was a record field this year with over 2000 starters. That’s pretty good for a race that’s billed and the UK’s toughest marathon.

When I headed out for my 40th run, the rain was starting to ease and it felt reasonably warm out of the rain. So off came the rain jacket as I tend to get rather warm when running. Ten minutes later and the heavens opened with another bout of rain that would not be out of place in a David Attenborough documentary in the jungles of South America. When it rains like this, there’s nothing to do except bow to the inevitable and prepare to get thoroughly soaked.

Today’s shoes: Orange Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultras
Miles today: 3.14
Miles to date: 129.16
Miles to go: 965.84

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