which marathon's to do?
have a great hol HMUK - going anywhere nice?
@HMUK have a great holiday.
Good luck to Ulen and Way2slow in the thames meander on Sunday,
@Way2slow - glad to see your back in the game.
I'll be in Guernsey Sunday - hope my left IT band doesn't play up.
Just noticed this thread again.
After a crap month in May / June when I had to put my dog down I'm now at 15 Marathons for the year and approx £1200 in sponsorship.
Aiming to complete as many as possible from the following list:-
Will be spectacularly slow in all of them, but hoping to complete a minimun of 25 events in 2012.
And then put my feet up next year
cheers for that SSQ. Thames meander was ok - organisation wasn't the best (when i got to the last but one water station they'd just about run out of water and there was something like 130 runners still behind me - hope they managed to get more for them) but the route itself was lovely and managed my quickest time of the year so far.....
Ulen - how did you get on? was great to see you again. sorry didn't see you after
miserable bleeder - good luck with the rest of your challenge - you're certainly doing better than me on the sponsorship front - may see you at leicester.....
Just seen this thread........good luck you guys with you 12 in 12. I did it in 2010 and it was just a great feeling to finish that last one - which was Portsmouth inaugral in December.
Last year was pretty much a recovery year for me after my 2010 shenaingans and I only did 5 - this year I am up to 10 with a further 5 entered and a possible 2 others.
Latest one was Thames Meander which was a good run apart from the teething problems already discussed in length on other posts...I will go back next year as it was most enjoyable. Next one is New Forest - one of my favs and have had good and bad runs there so am not biased. Then poss Clarendon, Abingdon (entered), Beachy Head (entered), A20 Trail poss, Enigma (entered) and finishing off with Portsmouth.
Have just entered Comrades on Saturday so I have the blessed relief - if you could call it that - as my marathons now 'only' being training runs. That 26.2 mile distance is to be respected tho and I have had an up and down year with some niggles. Each time I finish one I am very thankful and good luck to you 12 in 12'ers with your quests.....it will all be worth it in the end. Am now just hoping my body will just carry that massive bit further and I can complete Comrades next year. Massive ask of it tho but if you don't ask / try....you will just never know..
Oh and hopefully see some of you at Portsmouth.
cheers Possum Hopper - good luck with training for comrades - all the guys at my running club are now on at me to do an ultra so any training tips you can throw in my direction would be much appreciated
Nu Nu nice to see u here at last lol How are u, you have Pilgrims this weekend yes?Thames meander sounded lovely I really wanted to do that one but just the wrong time of the year for me with the school holidays MB i'm doing the Staffs Enigma one too, look out for me i'll be the one that will be at the very back so hopefully all the 24 of the people running it may stay on the finish line and cheer me in, hopefully you will high 5 me as we are going past each other seeing as its out and backs but i'm looking forward to itThe Bacchus event was brilliant, although very very hilly, only did the HM but the heat didnt help, it was so hot in those vineyards but have to say that the organisation was the best i've ever seen at any marathon so far ( and i've been to a few now thanks to supporting someone in this 12 in 12 challenge lol ) Loads of marshalls on route, every wine station ( as well as the wine ) had water, bananas, raisins, oranges, jelly babies other sweets, crisps prezels, never seen so much and they werent short of anything either, they were very generous even with the wine they kept filling you up once u had finshed ( well didnt take long to drink a thimble of wine ) and the medal was really nice, my favourite medal so far a PW time tho, so if anyone wants to do it next year dont consider it to be a PB lolEG you still doing Chester? how's the injury going?Chris didnt realise the MW was on youtube, will have to go and have a look now, I bet I look a right sight coming in caked in mud lolSo what is everyone's next marathon then?
Hya HMuk Injury is not gone, total running break for a couple of months unless I get a miracle by the looks of it. will probably go to Chester anyway how about you what are you doing?
HMuk, I shall be plodding along behind you on day 1, and helping Marshal the event on Day 2 - so should get to say "Hello".
Miserable Bleeder wrote (see)
Just noticed this thread again. After a crap month in May / June when I had to put my dog down I'm now at 15 Marathons for the year and approx £1200 in sponsorship. Aiming to complete as many as possible from the following list:- Sandwell Six Towns (Walk) - Completed Pathfinder (W) - DNS Wolves - DNS Wistanstow (W) - Completed Open to Offa's (W) Loch Ness Where Raven's Dare (W) Dave Lewis Challenge (W) Snowdon Staffs Enigma (Day 1) Rutland Enigma Fox @ 40 Sundon Saunter (W) Broadmeadow Portsmouth Sunrise to Sunset Liverbird Will be spectacularly slow in all of them, but hoping to complete a minimun of 25 events in 2012. And then put my feet up next year
way2slow wrote (see)
cheers for that SSQ. Thames meander was ok - organisation wasn't the best (when i got to the last but one water station they'd just about run out of water and there was something like 130 runners still behind me - hope they managed to get more for them) but the route itself was lovely and managed my quickest time of the year so far..... Ulen - how did you get on? was great to see you again. sorry didn't see you after miserable bleeder - good luck with the rest of your challenge - you're certainly doing better than me on the sponsorship front - may see you at leicester.....
Thanks W2S.Decided not to do Leicester, but opt for the Dave Lewis Challenge instead.
I used up most of my spare hols adopting a new dog, so would have to go to work the day after (not good).Have a good race.
oooh - what dog did you get MB - i have a beagle who LOVES to come out running with me and certainly makes the miles go faster (though she doesn't quite understand she's supposed to pull me up the hills yet - lol). probably sensible to give leicester a miss if you're at work the next day and would involve lots of travelling too - must admit that one can be a bit dull (though the last mile uphill can be quite interesting!). i'm off to do the farnham pilgrim this weekend - my first ever off roader and i've got to go to work the next day too (not looking forward to that one)......
MBleeder your doing very well on sponsorship , any tips? and on the number of marathons - Brilliant.
I've raised £371 for Anthony Nolan charity , have quite a bit more to raise to reach my target of £1,800. I've completed 9 out 12/13 marathons so far.
Any donations are welcome http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/runwithc
Hopefully I would have completed 12 by end of October and will have a non running holiday in November.
I've always been back at work the day after most of my marathons so I'm sure MBleeder you will be ok too.
SSQ - i'll sponsor you if you sponsor me
Wow you are getting about, I'm going up to Loch Ness but my long lasting injury doesn't look good for it, still, will enjoy the break. SSQ hope the ITB sorted itself out for you
Hi everyone, long time since my last marathon and post.....numbers 8 to 11 on for the Barrow challenge next week 4 maras in 4 days to complete.....which will take me to 11 for the year with 4 left on the calender. looks likw alot of us are finishing at Portsmouth would be great to meet up!
Enigma running were talking of putting a 12/12/12 event on, something small obviously on the 12th december of 2012 nothing definite yet Would be fun but where it would be I dont know and its during the week too
EG i've booked in at chester, havent entered it as doing Staffs marathon, but have been offered a place from someone else who is out cos of injury, now i know u lot are experienced marathon runners lol and do alot of marathons close together but i'm not sure that doing 2 marathons for a newbie with 3 weeks apart with a couple of half marathons thrown in for good measure might be abit much for me yet, although i know when i get to Chester and see everyone run I will have wished I had done it :-/MB i'm running day 2 not day one on the Staffs one so u may well be picking up flags after me if you are marshalling hahaha You can probably run behind me and tell me to hurry up lol
Hi HMUK hoping to be at Chester running, but only a slim chance, so possibly be there as spectator. My year has gone off the rails this last couple of months
We got another Lurcher (Collie / Greyhound Cross), bit of a food thief at the moment but turning out nicely.
As for the Sponsorship I was lucky to be raising for a Greyhound Kennel with a Facebook Page so I post updates on there and quite a lot of money came that way.
Friends & Family have contributed quite a bit, but it's slowed down quite a bit now, so going to try emailing a few companies I know through work, and then when I get towards the end I will ask work for sponsorship matching.
On another note, only managed the 21mile route of the Open to Offa's walk yesterday. Got timed out for the 30mile route, but was secretly glad as some of the Clywydian Hills were absolute monsters, and I thought my legs would pop off.
Next Stop Loch Ness.
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