Abingdon Marathon

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14/10/2012 at 19:27

Well done the racers this weekend. It was a lovely day for a run and I would have liked to enjoyed along tun today but the plan said 12 so that is what I stuck to. Did one at MP and felt ok. Three more runs for me all pretty easy.

Dart More - I have done Abo 5 times and can't remember there be any problems with the mile markers so I thing they are ok. Also they have a clock at half-way which is nice. It is along a but of trail through the woods but the ground is nice and flat and easy to run along.

14/10/2012 at 19:31

Right time for a list for those who want to look out for each other! In the past I have ended up spotting other forumites mid-run and it is nice to have a quick chat (depending on how you feel!)

Number   Name                  Wearing                                 Target
844          TickTock              Orange vest/grey shorts              2:57

14/10/2012 at 20:02
187
2:50ish
Black Adidas vest shorts, black calf guards
Pre race (I'll be knocking around a while at the start please come and say hello) grey north Wales roadrunners hoody or if its raining black and white north Wales roadrunners coat
14/10/2012 at 20:15

Number   Name                  Wearing                                 Target
844          TickTock              Orange vest/grey shorts               2:57
187           MG15                  Black vest,shorts and socks        2:50

14/10/2012 at 20:37

Can someone add me to the slow end of the list please.

810 white & blue caerleon running club vest, black shorts, target 3:58

thanks Jo.

 

SR3
14/10/2012 at 20:45
I'm hoping for 3.58 too but think this could be a bit ambitious for a first marathon!
No 107, yellow stragglers running club vest over white t.
14/10/2012 at 21:03

My Number is 389, Im Ecky and will be wearing a vest with C.R.A.C (Cake runners ac) and I want to finish before they all go home

14/10/2012 at 21:20

Number   Name                  Wearing                                 Target

187           MG15                  Black vest,shorts and socks        2:50
844          TickTock              Orange vest/grey shorts               2:57
                Postie                 Navy vest, blue/grey shorts          3:00

 



14/10/2012 at 23:41

141 - red/black vest, black/green shorts, eyebags like Droopy the cartoon dog, short dark hair that inexplicably refuses to go properly grey or fall out - I ought to get round under 3:30, but I'm far from confident this time. I respond to Chillies or Guy

Postie, or Tick Tock, very happy for you to tab out the list

15/10/2012 at 10:41

Number   Name                  Wearing                                 Target
187           MG15                  Black vest,shorts and socks        2:50
844          TickTock              Orange vest/grey shorts               2:57
???          Postie                 Navy vest, blue/grey shorts           3:00
141          Chillies FB           Red/Black vest                           3:30
810          Joe Peacook        white & blue caerleon vest            3:58
107          SR3                     yellow stragglers vest                  3:58
389         EckyThump           CRAC vest                                 ??

 

15/10/2012 at 10:42

i think the above is the latest list but sorry if I have missed anyone off by accident or populated with dodgy data

15/10/2012 at 11:48

Number   Name                  Wearing                                 Target
187           MG15                  Black vest,shorts and socks        2:50
844          TickTock              Orange vest/grey shorts               2:57
???          Postie                 Navy vest, blue/grey shorts           3:00
141          Chillies FB           Red/Black vest                           3:30
810          Joe Peacook        white & blue caerleon vest            3:58
107          SR3                     yellow stragglers vest                  3:58
389         EckyThump           CRAC vest                                 ??
294         WarrenK78           Black vest yellow/red hoops       2:59

Great running on the weekend MG15 and CFB. I did Henley in 2008 as my first race after a 5 year break from running. That hill was a stinker!

Last meaningful run of 11 miles yesterday with a few MP miles thrown in. Still unsure of estimated time so I'll be on the conservative side and say 2:59

15/10/2012 at 13:00

Am also hoping to dip just under sub 4 but will never remember what you are wearing, numbers, names etc so I will remain incognito. 

It will be my 13th mara this year so I hope that is not unlucky - second Abo - last did it in 2010. Am pretty shagged out and will try my hardest to get a sub 4 but as long as I beat my 2010 time of 4.05 I'll be pretty happy. Lots of speedies on here - but then Abo is a speedy run and I have NO idea why on earth I entered it !!

I'd forgotten about the turkeys..........and the horrid small slope up out of the sub way at mile 23/24ish. Knackering it was for such a small slope !!

Warren - aren't you on the Comrades thread ?? If so...SNAP !!

Edited: 15/10/2012 at 13:10
15/10/2012 at 13:55

Martin - fantastic 10K, all you need to do now is to take it easy before Abo.

6 miles easy for me Tues, then 4 miles easy Weds, and 5 miles Thurs (with 50m strides). May knock out a couple of easy miles on Saturday, just to keep myself loose. 

 Number   Name                  Wearing                                 Target
187           MG15                  Black vest,shorts and socks        2:50
844          TickTock              Orange vest/grey shorts               2:57
???          Postie                 Navy vest, blue/grey shorts           3:00
141          Chillies FB           Red/Black vest                           3:30
810          Joe Peacook        white & blue caerleon vest            3:58
107          SR3                     yellow stragglers vest                  3:58
389         EckyThump           CRAC vest                                 ??
294         WarrenK78           Black vest yellow/red hoops       2:59                            359       Aching Calves   Red Braintree AC vest,Black shorts  3.20

Edited: 15/10/2012 at 14:04
15/10/2012 at 16:44

Tick Tock - thanks for pulling the list together and I'm reassured that you also did a 12 miler at MP - tells me I perhaps wasn't too irresponsible

MG - you're on fire ! Doesn't feel like I should have the same target as you - worrying !

5 miles for me tonight, 4 tomorrow and Weds (with a few strides thrown in tomorrow), 3 Thursday, Rest Friday and 2 Saturday

Number   Name                  Wearing                                 Target
187           MG15                  Black vest,shorts and socks        2:50
844          TickTock              Orange vest/grey shorts               2:57
???          Postie                 Navy vest, blue/grey shorts           3:00
141          Chillies FB           Red/Black vest                           3:30
810          Joe Peacook        white & blue caerleon vest            3:58
107          SR3                     yellow stragglers vest                  3:58
389         EckyThump           CRAC vest                                 ??
294         WarrenK78           Black vest yellow/red hoops       2:59                            359       Aching Calves   Red Braintree AC vest,Black shorts  3.20

994        Dart More             White/purple/blue Erme Valley vest  2.50


15/10/2012 at 16:58

Would anyone be driving to Abingdon from Reading ???

I would be happy to share petrol money for a lift if so,

Last time I did this race I got a train to Didcot then taxi, but now the first train to Didcot gets in 0846!!

(I wouldnt need a lift back)

15/10/2012 at 17:48
Dart more I bet I'm worrying as much as you lol
Forecast is getting better every time I look so I'm not going to look again
Caf
15/10/2012 at 19:50

Hi All

Just in case anyone's looking for nice, easy-print course map, there is one on the website but it's not in a very obvious place - look under the "Archive" tab and select "Past results", then click on the "course" icon for 2012.

Good luck for Sunday

15/10/2012 at 20:40

Caf - That's really useful, thanks

15/10/2012 at 20:47
Yes. Where are people planning on sending their spectators? Apparently there's a pub by 5 miles or something. I'm hoping o have them dish out bottles of water as I pass a couple of times
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