Abingdon Marathon

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19/04/2012 at 20:33
Cheers Steve, hope you continue to stay injury free. I'm beginning to bore myself with my moaning re injury,(I'm usually a happy & healthy runner, honest). Determined to be cautious/ careful with recovery tho, would prefer to get it right & then continue to run in the future.
19/04/2012 at 21:53
.. quick question...does anyone know how the bib numbers are allocated? just by first come first on the entry button ? or other?
20/04/2012 at 00:55
Loulabel, ad only 800+ runners not sure it really matters. It's each person for themselves at the start and most folk are sensible...
20/04/2012 at 05:53

Hello all, I am about to do VLM, was hoping to do Abingdon this year but missed the online entry. Is there a waiting list?

20/04/2012 at 08:31
MadWelshWoman: there is a waiting list, however I was told by someone at Brighton last Sunday that even that is full.
20/04/2012 at 21:25

MDW theres an unofficial waiting/swap list on FETCH

This has proved helpful for several freinds in the past.

20/04/2012 at 21:32

we have our home town Shakespeare marathon next weekend,

after not running ( because of benign prostate problems ) a marathon for over a year, i fully intend using it a tester to see exactly what i have and feel like

i'm under no illusions what so ever -  it may be there isnt another  marathon left in me, i dont know

plus Philip is now a 23 year old man and heavy -

20/04/2012 at 21:35
Hello Micknphil....good luck for Shakespeare
21/04/2012 at 06:24

Hi Mick,

Sorry to hear of your recent health issues, I hope you are on the mend now. 

We'll be saying hello to you next week Mick'n'Phil.  Legends of the local running scene - "EASY! EASY! EASY!"

21/04/2012 at 12:13
MWW: I did not know about the list on Fetch, so maybe hope yet.
24/04/2012 at 12:08
Hi Mick, did n't you lead off Stratford a couple of years ago, if I remember it was a very hot day and we all struggled, good luck for this weekend.
30/04/2012 at 19:59

Hello everyone!

Looking forward to this in October. I had to withdraw from VLM due to hamstring injury...it's healing now but been 7 weeks of little/no running. Boring!

Sorry to hear others are suffering with injury problems- they really get in the way of training/racing dont' they?!Be interested to hear what races everyone is planning to do in the build up to Abo -

Many thanks in advance and good luck with your training.

30/04/2012 at 20:04

we happily led off Shakepeare HM yesterday in which was our 238 th HM, 10 years of pushing Phillip around , and our almost 500 th race in total

 despite the conditions we ran it quietly and quite happily

30/04/2012 at 20:09
oh fuck wrong thread
30/04/2012 at 20:09

Hi Mick

I saw you at Gloucester marathon I think? Glad you enjoyed yesterday.

30/04/2012 at 20:20
louloubell- to answer your question from a few days ago, the bib numbers are allocated 1st come 1st served I think.  Being local to Abingdon, I had my cheque through the door of the organiser very very quickly and had a number between 1 and 10- can't remember but 'spose i could look it up on the results.
30/04/2012 at 23:09
Have rested after Brighton 2 weeks ago (1st marathon - 4:40:39, not bad seeing it was only a few days after my 50th!). Am now looking forward to training for October. Hope to improve my time and would love to run a sub 4:30, but most importantly am looking forward to the challenge of running a smaller marathon as from looking at past results I will be at the end of the pack.
01/05/2012 at 00:00

Lynda - well done with the Brighton run - the first marathon is always scary and no doubt you'll smash that time second time around. Now stop resting

I had a bit of a mare at Bracknell Half yesterday - 1:38:xx - in retrospect I psyched myself out of a decent time pre-race by preparing for a slow time in horrible conditions, and the weather just wasn't that bad. I'm now trying to convince myself that it's nice sometimes to run a race at 90% effort

50 years old and still learning, even from a race I've run 4 times

01/05/2012 at 00:09
Sequin - my Abingdon build-up may have gone a bit left-field this year, as I have agreed to do the London to Brighton Off-Road bike ride 4 weeks before and I have never ridden 75 miles, either on or off road. Should make for an interesting taper, as I am also doing Windsor Half 2 weeks before. Mind you, I have done Henley Half the week before Abingdon for the last 2 years (at marathon pace), and it seemed to work for me
01/05/2012 at 22:51
Chillies for Breakfast - rest time is officially over, after 8 miles in the woods tonight. It made a fantastic change, running for fun in puddles, streams and lots of mud rather than pavement pounding. There was even a Vicar of Dibley moment when 3 of my mates underestimated the depth of a puddle that they had jumped into.
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