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03/05/2013 at 11:35

Grendel - sorry to here about your mum. My father in law has it quite bad and its not a nice thing to witness

B2B sorry cant be anymore help, I think it was a knitted teddy or something runners used to hand it round all over the world to take wit them on race. Really cant remember where I read about it now

03/05/2013 at 11:54

Seems we all know someone with some kind of dementia. Its a tough thing to watch as Gammineez has said. My nan has got to the point where she doesnt really recognise us anymore. I havnt really gone to visit properly for about 4 years now as it seems to hinder and stress her out more than help. My mum, auntie and sister go regularly but still she has a tough time remembering them and sometimes just ignores them completely. Im just really glad that she has the support of the care home that she is in for her own safety.

I shall do some research 3:30 and see what I can find!

I really like the idea of a well travelled object, ive seen lots of things like sisters who take a picture together ever year for like 36 years or something so you can see them over the ages!

03/05/2013 at 11:55

Grendel you got the 3000th post!! 

03/05/2013 at 12:43

600 miles and 3000th post - what a week eh?

03/05/2013 at 15:03

 Well done Grendel........

B2B.....what spam?

03/05/2013 at 15:35

Blokes been round got all my old date back I have seen for years so just because I can heres a list of my marathon exploits -


94 - 3.57

95 3.43

96 3.59

97 - 4.02

98 -  3.57

99 -  3.43

2001 - 3.56

2003 -  3.56

2004 - 3.53

2006 - 3.54

Dublin 2000 - 4.13

All in all I have done 91 races of various distance

Sorrty to bore you but I am so happy having tot this data back !!



03/05/2013 at 15:52

You've done far more marathons than me - 3:30 will have to have a look back at my medals and work them out as I lost all my data.

03/05/2013 at 16:00

wow thats great going 3:30! After my ultra I might try and bring my mara time down to sub 4. Ive only done the one and it was 4.45.46

03/05/2013 at 16:25

B2B go for it we can work at that together. Whens the Ultra ?

Grendel - look forward to your list. - I have made sure I backed the data up this time. Computer geek mentioned something about saving it in a cloud ? Last time I had this data it was backed up on a floppy disc !!

03/05/2013 at 17:52

Well, that was an adventure absolutely bucketing it down in Helensburgh, but as my lady wife once said "if you don't go out in the rain in Scotland you will never go out"

So galvanised by those wise words the running tights jacket and FLM 2006 cap came out and off I went - running back up the main drag was like running up a river water was running over the top of my shoes. !! Still another 4 bagged - only my second 4 of the comeback !! Time : 42:13

2013 - 51.2 That's half a century not out

Edited: 03/05/2013 at 17:52
03/05/2013 at 22:07

Here you go 3:30

London 87 - 3:16

Malta 88 - 2:56

Berlin 88 - DNF

London 89 - 2:41

London 92 - 2:55

London 94 - 2:56

Harlow 95 DNF

London 96 2:54

London 98 3:03


The last one was an absolute disaster - I was looking to run 2:36 - missed the target by a long way!!!


03/05/2013 at 23:05


Some very impressive times there mate - respect

Thnking about doing another one ? b2b looks up for it and I am but mine will need to be 2015 I think. As I said previously if I do another one want to be well prepared to give it my best shot

Edited: 03/05/2013 at 23:07
04/05/2013 at 10:17

Just a wimpy 2.2 for me today - off to Ibrox for footie

04/05/2013 at 21:31

It's on the 18th 3:30

Wow great times Grendel! 

maybe we should work towards doing one together? 

04/05/2013 at 21:35

3:30 - I did do the entry for London - but would perhaps like to just trot round, but not in flip flops!!!! Just to enjoy it!!!!

10 for me today very slow just to get round - averaged 10:03 so trying to do the B2B shuffle - quite hilly too as I went up off the coast inland a bit - although I am conscious that hilly in Essex is different to where some of you guys run!!!!

Are you a Rangers man 3:30 - if so are they going to go through the divisions

Edited: 04/05/2013 at 21:36
04/05/2013 at 21:44

Ha ha ha the b2b shuffle though the 10m/m is a little quick 

04/05/2013 at 22:13


Yes mate got season ticket at Ibrox - good day today. Yes in SFL2 next season although 11 teams have resigned from SFL (or so being reported) so possibility could be SPL2 next year but nothing certain has been said as yet

A bit surreal at times !!

05/05/2013 at 13:18

Morning gents....Nice easy 6 miles this morning @ 10:11 pace so another B2B shuffler here!

A hilly course too, and none of those Essex hills around here Grendel One of the hills, although very short, brought me to a walk, hands on thighs and staring at the ground in front until I reached the top.

Some very impressive marathon times listed there, and although time wise a little beyond me very inspiring and interesting to see how addictive the marathon became for you both, going back year after year. It must have been a huge part of your lives.

My canal 'mini marathon', in which I planned to run the 11 mile length out and back is a non starter as part of the tow path is completely closed about half way along and any detour will take in a dangerous section of road.

With this in mind and the fact £5million  has been pledged to the scheme another target is required. I am running my local (Killerton) park run in a few weeks time and I have found three 10k races in July/August to choose from. Need a race to target and keep me focused.

Month - 13.57

2013 - 141.23




Edited: 05/05/2013 at 13:20
05/05/2013 at 16:50

Just Run

Mate, I became obsessed but unfortunately not enough to get my 3.30 - I took it for granted and regret it big time

I am enjoying running again and feel so much better in my everyday life for getting back into it - and you guys I have to thank for that.

So hope I can get back to doing another one

06/05/2013 at 12:23

morning all!

very impressive list of marathons 

JR Killerton is my local park run too, although I still haven't actually managed to get there for 9.30.  What are the local 10ks?  Now I have decided not to run the Blackdeath next week, I have the half marathon in oct and another Rock Solid in Aug.  but, I'd like a regular 10k to aim for in the interim.  I was thinking the Kent trailblazer but if there's a good one more locally.....

Ran a 5k, nice and easy, toot still you happy but not a 4/10.  Beautiful run though..

happy bank holiday everyone


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