Abingdon Marathon

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15/10/2012 at 20:48

O.K.....I'm going to join in.

Number 306 - no idea what I'll be wearing as it will be weather dependant and I am rubbish at planning what to wear for anything let alone running. Might have an orange cap on or a black beanie with plaits.....my own plaits and not some crazy stick on ones.

Will say I am going for 3.59.....yeah....will give that a go. 


Edited: 15/10/2012 at 20:48
16/10/2012 at 00:23

Rob Phillips - I don't know what the early trains are like from Reading to Waterloo, but if it fits I can make a small detour and pick you up outside Bracknell Station before 7:30

16/10/2012 at 00:32

Rob Phillips - either that, or I will be driving down the M4 past Junction 11 - I can pull off there and pick you up?

16/10/2012 at 07:47


As Im the only one without a time,I am going to say 4.30 as I would love to get well under the 5h. It may just be wishful thinking but I should have something to aim for.

I did say I was a slow one.

16/10/2012 at 09:21

Chillies - That would be great,  I can certainly get to M4 Junction 11 as early as you like -

Im not quite sure of the layout of junction 11 but I can investigate and suggest a meeting point (unless you already know of something suitable)



16/10/2012 at 09:28

I dont know if anyone would be interested in my blog but I will be writing about Abo next week and would love some of you to be in it. Its just my ramblings of my running and a bit about my reasons. I wont be offended if you dont want to. Oh and I am not a crazy stalker or anything



16/10/2012 at 09:44

Hi Ecky - just jhad a quick looksee at your blog as I sit here at work having first coffee of the day. It has me hooked and i will read some more later. Just wanted to say well done you on what you have done and why you started to do it. Impressive stuff.

Good luck on Sunday and I will try to get my pea brain into gear to try and spot you.

16/10/2012 at 09:59

Hi PH. Thanks for taking a look. I am not a natural athlete and I just wanted to have a bit of fun with it and show others that they can do it too and be a daft bugger like me.

Just look for the C.R.A.C team accompanied by a big pile of Cakes.

16/10/2012 at 10:12

Rob  - If I pull off the M4 at J11 and head towards Reading on the A33, there is a round building on the left with a lake in front of it (only about 200m from the motorway)- I can pick you up in front of that at  some time close to 7.30? message me with your phone number might be an idea

16/10/2012 at 15:33
Treadmill today 3 miles at MP sandwiched between a mile warm up/down, circuits tonight. Not much else to add lol getting excited now tho and today's run (as it should) felt really easy! No more caffeine after tonight (boo) and a day before carb loading (hooray).
16/10/2012 at 15:51

Good luck and pb wishes to all who are running on Sunday. If you haven't run it before - prepare for the subway mountain around mile 23! 

Might see you all again next year (if I am not marathoned out after VLM).

16/10/2012 at 18:34

Chillies -   Good racing at the weekend and congrats on the course PB.

Martin -  Nice 10K, that is quick.

Keir -  Cheers for the good wishes.  How's the running/cycling going?

3 miles recovery yesterday, 10 x 200 reps today, having my tooth hopefully sorted out tomorrow so no running probably, maybe 4 to 5 miles thursday and that will be it for me til Sunday.  I'll update the list later.

Edited: 16/10/2012 at 18:35
16/10/2012 at 19:17

Barry - had my fillings done today - no anaesthetic for me, so I got an "I've been brave" sticker.

Just popping out for a 4 mile bimble - a little bit of stiffness in whatever the muscles on the outside of the shins are called, so hopefully I'll shake that out over a couple of short easy runs.

16/10/2012 at 19:25

NumberName               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                                  4:30
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
306       Possum              Orange cap/black beanie?          3:59
846       Barry B              White vest, black shorts              3:15

16/10/2012 at 19:29

I think i've got everyone on the list with the correct detail,  apologies  if not.  Best way to spot me though will be blue KT tape down my right shin.

16/10/2012 at 19:44

6 miles for me today with 1 mile at marathon pace. Rest tomorrow then 4 on Thursday, 3 on Friday and rest on Saturday. Also looking forward to carbo loading soon but have stuffed my face with rice and chicken curry so maybe carbo loading has sort of started already


16/10/2012 at 20:23
Anterior Tibialis CFB... I know this cos mine was really sore in March!

Hey Keir! Long time no see. Hope you are well.

Good luck to you all on Sunday. I've had to pull out I'm afraid with a grizzly case of plantar fasciitis. I'll track your reports over the weekend though so "AVIT", "don't be shit" and "do the thread proud" etc

Don't overdo the carbo- loading - always seems to slow me down ?!
Good luck!
16/10/2012 at 20:25

Just had a good read back, nice HM from you Barry a couple of weeks ago, real turn around from a few months ago, things looking good. Also a much better showing from AC and Chillies, was watching some of the Henley half Sunday near the bridge, shame i didnt know about the red black vest as would have cheered you on!

Would have expected nothing else from your 10k Martin! Everyone seems to be going well with some good and hopefully achievable goals for Sunday! Haven't looked at the weather yet, just no strong winds please..

16/10/2012 at 20:34

I wonder what everyone thinks of doing a circuits class on Weds. Its a tough one as its one of those Boot camp type thingys. I am thinking of maybe giving it a miss as Im not sure if it will hinder me on Sun. I also run a Running club on Thurs so have to run that too and cant get out of it.

16/10/2012 at 20:37

Sorry to hear that Slokeyjoe, hope you still do the carb loading at least, always makes me feel better

NumberName               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                                        4:30                       294       WarrenK78       Black vest yellow/red hoops                2:59                      359        Aching Calves   Red Braintree AC vest,Black shorts    3.20                994       Dart More       &

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