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05/10/2012 at 20:49

Good luck to Chester runners on Sunday hope you all achieve your targets, and all other racers.

GBM - Have you've shaken off the man virus and ready for your last long run.

05/10/2012 at 20:58
BHB - I've got a feeling that Bash's marathon club record will be beaten in the next 12 months but not this weekend and certainly not by me!
05/10/2012 at 21:29

Best of luck to all racers this weekend, glad I've got mine over and done with.

Off to Turkey on Monday for a well earned holiday.

05/10/2012 at 21:49

RC--Its still lingering but SARQs mind games have got me through Tuesdays and Thursdays sessions and will get me through tomorrow. Time for you to put your feet up. 


05/10/2012 at 22:26
...and hopefully through the streets of Amsterdam.
13 Sunday morning then easy next week.
05/10/2012 at 22:39
NI - very discreet of you not to mention me by name.
05/10/2012 at 23:30

RB-yes,i've had the 5 consecutive years rejection place 2 years ago which i think has now been withdrawn and a GFA place.

BB-the front cover of the magazine says "sorry" you didn't get a place but no leaflet, i think from memory (but could be wrong), the name and address used to be on the letter, but now it's ink jet printed on the cellophane wrapper. I'm thinking of doing 4 villages, trying to keep up with you, then sprinting the last 100 metres

NI-that was a conservative time quoted, i think if you pushed it, you could do better, you have the talent.

06/10/2012 at 09:17
ES / VL / BB / anyone - are you going to be hanging around in Chester after the race tomorrow? I'm planning to be in the Old Harker's Arms, CH3 5AL from about 2:30ish if you fancy a pint? It's been 8 weeks since my last one so not sure how many I will manage to drink though!
06/10/2012 at 09:24
TB - you're having a laugh aren't you? I would have to run two back to back half marathon pbs and even then I would still be nearly a minute over. It would be madness to even attempt it.

BHB - keep logging those miles. I'm having a week off after tomorrow.
06/10/2012 at 10:10

Great weather for running - hope it holds for tomorrow for you all.  

NI, you are in a taper and then having a week off.  Will I still be above at end October?  

06/10/2012 at 12:17

GBM / J8 - Thanks for the run. Last 20 miler before Snowdonia .

Hope everyone has a great race tomorrow. For Chester runners, the racecourse finish means that you won't feel tired furlong

06/10/2012 at 13:05
NI - you haven't fallen for one of Eric's overly optimistic predictions again have you?
06/10/2012 at 13:17
Looking forward to listening to tomorrow's race reports, have a great one. Weather seems perfect.

Ni, who are the main contenders in the elite field as there's no Ben fish or Normans on the start list. Some nice cash prizes too. And a good team prize.
06/10/2012 at 13:28

Good luck to all doing Chester. Hope everything goes to plan.

06/10/2012 at 14:00

JMC - Todays ride has completely wiped me out so I wont be joining you tomorrow. If you do go, stay off the course! Found this on the Chester marathon website....

Cycling on the course
Cycling on the course is not permitted. Cycling to support or accompany a runner is against UK Athletics rules and can lead to the disqualification of the runner.

I wouldn't like to be anywhere near NI in the event of having his £750 cheque confiscated. I don't think it would go down too well.

TB - The hip's not too bad, having physio on it. Although the other problem is now sorted I think it's going to take a little longer than I anticipated to get back running. Really enjoying cycling though so am happy enough.

SARQ - Did you get your X-ray results yesterday? I hope you got some answers as to what the problem is.

06/10/2012 at 14:22
SARQ - there's a separate 'elite' start list on the website but I'm not sure how up to date it is. They seem to be stretching the definition of 'elite' a little. I've looked everyone up:

Anthony Valentine (Bolton) - 70:13 Fleetwood in August, 52:56 10 miler last week(!), debut marathon.
Pumlani Bangani (Salford) - 2:25 pb from 2008, 70:53 HM in September.
Phill Taylor (Bridlington) - 2:35 VLM, 2:31 Hull
Ray Ward (Edinburgh) - 2:30 pb from 2009.
Eric Seagull (Stockport) - 22 minute 5 miler at the Olympic stadium.

Plus whoever else has entered since the list was updated.

No Ben Fish, he is doing Toronto next week running for England. Spoke to Dave Norman yesterday - he's not running either.

FOAR - hopefully none of us will have a 'mare.
06/10/2012 at 15:07

Ooh, horse gags! Erm....... hopefully no-one will have a bad fall, have to be shot then taken to the glue factory! 


FOAR/Jonah8--Thanks for the run earlier. Felt snotty and heavy-legged. 2 weeks to get rid of it!  It will be alright on the night! 

06/10/2012 at 15:39
Ni, that made me laugh .

Hopefully the novice guy will take it steady or blow up. So there's a great chance of a win. Would love to be there.

Js, got results, showed sod all, so I,ve got to see a specialist in a week or so.
I,ve started running as it doesn't hurt my back as much as cycling. But keen to get back into it.
06/10/2012 at 16:07

NI - no drink for me after.  Off to watch wrestling at the Stockport Guild Hall in the afternoon! 

Good luck to everyone running tomorrow.  It looks like perfect conditions for a marathon.  Any idea why most on here were a few minutes slower in the second half last year?

06/10/2012 at 18:57

NI - sorry but I can't hang around for a drink. I will quietly toast your victory at home later!

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