Hi all, again.
Applied on-line today and looking forward to trynig once more to break the magical 4 hours (4:02 at Abo last year).
All is not well with the ScudULike body however and have not been able to run AT ALL since November. Ortho consultant last week reckons I have got compartment syndrome in my lower right leg - has booked me in for 2.5 hours worth of MRI scans tomorrow... will probably bet the long-term prognosis next week.
All the best.
That's why I applied.m It's a nice touch that Abo allow you to transfer your entry to another if you have to drop out...
Is expecially frustrating this year as I also got through the ballot for London (on the 5th attempt) - deferring that now til 2013...
HannahsmomUK wrote (see)
Loulabell, yes would be great to see you cheering at SStone, i'm still resting my ankle injury at moment and plan a gentle run next week Way i'm going its going to be run on 3 weeks training eek!!! but if i'm doing London i've got to just get on with itI am so excited about London, i am not giving it up for anyone lolIncidentally does anyone know if Abingdon has a medal??
Well ive decided () not to do Abo this year.... as I type this I am still not 100% sure but I think one marathon a year is enough for me! So London is the one. I could change my mind by tomorrow. Better decide soon with the etries filling fast!
I am in. I just posted my entry with cash enclosed as I don't have a chequebook.
I will always have fond memories of this race as it is where I ran my first sub 3, back in 2010. If Comrades goes according to plan (for once), a 2:39 at Abingdon will make me very happy with 2012.
To add to Fido2dogs description here's the route from my race last year:
The 2 loop part is the lower/bigger loop.I think I've got the list of where all the water stations were which I'll look out too. I'm not running it this year but will be marshalling it again hopefully at my usual spot just after mile 3
Hello everyone, I would urge anyone wavering on whether to enter Abingdon Marathon to do so now. You won't regret it - and don't forget, if you change your mind there is generally a waiting list so I think you can withdraw by the end of June and there'll be a pretty much guaranteed taker for your place.
This a great event and I thoroughly enjoyed running it last year. For first timers it's a great introduction to marathons. OK, it doesn't have the big city crowds of VLM and the like, but it's very friendly and welcoming and, therefore, not too scary. For those who have run marathons before and looking for a PB, then this is THE race to do.
I won't be running this year (training for two marathons last year takes it toll on my body) but I've volunteered to marshal so I'll be cheering you all on and dipping into this forum now and again.
Good luck everyone !!
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