Mnweni Marathon

10 May 2017 08:31 #71530 by JonWells
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I foresee great problems for the marathon, if anything like this forecast actually occurs.

Currently 47cm of snow is forecast:

(note bold blue text indicates cm of snow)

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10 May 2017 08:49 #71531 by ghaznavid
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What altitude is that forecast at? Yr.no is forecasting similar snow, but much colder temperatures. A maximum of -4c in falling snow sounds very appealing when you are armed only with a fleece and rain coat. Perhaps the extra weight of gloves may help :lol:

I guess it is still too early to read much into the forecast. Curiously PMB has a pretty good forecast for Saturday - not sure how Elsa can be singing "Let it Go" (death metal variation, that is) at Mnweni while PMB is cold, but not even cloudy.

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10 May 2017 09:01 #71532 by JonWells
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Thats for the top of the pass at around 2900m. As it stands I reckon snow may fall even down to 2000m... Could be interesting!

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10 May 2017 09:07 #71533 by ghaznavid
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I won't make a call on whether or not I am still in till tomorrow afternoon - but if it is snowing that far down, I am pretty sure they will have to cancel the event because of safety considerations. If it does go ahead, 8h could be a winning time - partly because of a mass drop-out, and partly because of the fact that you can't run through knee deep fresh snow.

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10 May 2017 13:45 #71545 by WarrenM
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We are in the Berg at the moment, Champagne Valley area, and the weather is perfect...... what is ultimately going to transpire is going to be interesting, my wife and I are definitely still in, but we will not rule out making a sensible call closer to the time.

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11 May 2017 17:05 #71563 by ghaznavid
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Decided to take some man-up pills and avoid chickening out on Mnweni Marathon. Gonna be cold, but about time I do this.
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11 May 2017 17:56 #71564 by Dewrance
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Good on you ghaz! We will be there too. I've managed to borrow a decent down bag and the physio has given the go ahead so I'm gonna follow the tip I got for running through the snow: keep running!!! :laugh:
Would love to meet up. Perhaps at the race briefing!?

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11 May 2017 18:03 #71565 by Richard Hunt
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All the guys & gals....ghaznavid, WarrenM, GriffBaker, tonymarshall, MarkT, Dewrance, Rhinoandhedgehog, Macc...who have I left out???
All the best for an interesting 2017 Mnweni Marathon, looks like a repeat of 2013.
Will see each other at the start and give VE a thumbs up :thumbsup: :hike: :hike: :hike: :hike: :hike: :hike: :hike:
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11 May 2017 18:13 #71566 by intrepid
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Quite the build-up to this event. All the best to everyone taking part, and hope it all remains do-able even with the weather!

Take nothing but litter, leave nothing but a cleaner Drakensberg.
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12 May 2017 09:34 #71569 by ruthtbl
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It's definitely going to be an adventure! Looking forward to the experience :lol:

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