Marathon Hill Training

Moel Famau  is the highest hill within the Clwydian Range, formally Flintshire Range, on the border between Denbighshire and Flintshire in Wales. The hill, which also gives its name to the Moel Famau country park, has been classed as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since 1985. It is also surrounded by several well-preserved Iron-Age hill forts.

This is the place where I have been training for The Glencoe Marathon. I’m doing the race with a good friend of mine and we have both been out running in The Lake District and more closer to home in North Wales. It is fantastic to be able to run in this enviroment.

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Comments (3)

  • Shoey


    I too have entered the Glencoe, and rather cunningly have booked the family summer holiday near Fort William so I can get out on my MTB & recce the route as I am a bit nervous about just how evil some of the climbs will be! and unfortunately where I live decent hills are at a premium when it comes to practicing.

    Keep on with the blogging, there are plenty of us out there who read it!.. I started mine to keep myself honest & accountable over a silly personal challenge to run 12 trail marathons in 12 months having never even run an organised half in my life before. Since then I’ve got the bug for trail running & trail marathons well and truly!

  • Phil


    Cunning indeed. Thanks. I will see you there :)

  • Jack Arnold


    I was looking at the Glencoe Marathon too. Not signed up yet although a few pals have done so. Could be an interesting one!

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