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Topic - Welsh 3000ers - Food, getting it right

Katie86 - on 15 Apr 2014
For 3 years running I have done the Welsh 3000ers. This year will be my 4th. In my 1st and slowest year I did it in 15 hrs 55 mins. Last year I did it in 14 hrs 45.

This year I am aiming for under 14 hours. I am fitter this year, as well as working outdoors, my bike has seem more action.

My issue is food. All 3 years I have 'hit the wall' on Tryfan. Mars bars & scotch eggs have got me through...Last year my body was existing on cubes of chocolate for the last few summits as it was refusing to use the carbs I had given it at Ogwen Cottage.

This year I want to do it properly, I'll give you an idea with my times from 2012

Breakfast of pasta and pesto.
0622 - Summit of Crib Goch (Chocolate raisin bar)
0702 - Garnedd Ugain
0717 - Snowdon Summit (Nuts and Raisins/haribo trail mix)
0835 - Arrive Nant Peris
Cheese sandwich, banana, choc biscuit, pint of orange squash
0847 Leave Nant Peris
1035 Elidir Fawr (Choc/raisin bar/ & trail mix)
1137 Y Garn (trail mix)
1234 Glyder Fawr (Scotch Egg)
Castle of Thorns
1313 Glyder Fach
1420 Tryfan (Mars Bar)
1522 Arrive Ogwen Cottage (couscous, musili bar, pint of orange, soreen)
1544 Leave Ogwen Cottage
1710 Pen Yr Ole Wen
1810 Carnedd Daffydd (trail mix, chocolate, musili bars...until the end)
1826 Carnedd Llewelyn
1945 Yr Elen
2015 Foel Grach
2035 Garnedd Uchaf
2110 Foel-fras

In addition I carry water over all sections and refil at NP/Ogwen.

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