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H. wrote (see)
What's everyone's next race then? I think I need my bumps felt... going for Comrades!? :-0
Dunno yet H. Would like to try a 10k before the years out, as never done one before, just full & ½ maras. Gonna have to let my body recover, espesh pesky achilles which is a real drag. Think I need to get it seen to really as it's been on/off for 5 years with that injury. Gonna be doing London mara next April, then Edinburgh 5 weeks later and Chicago in Oct, with halfys in and around all those. Can't wait for springtime already lol!!
musketeer wrote (see)
Yes I saw those geese - i was a bit wary of them as they can give you a nasty nip.Thanks to whoever put up the bit about the Hotel Fashion being the Secret deal on one of the hotel broker's sites - very good deal at about £32.00 per person per night (room only). A bit weird with a clear glass door into the bathroom, a window in the wall between the bathroom and the bedroom, and wetroom shower that flooded the whole bathroom.
Yes I saw those geese - i was a bit wary of them as they can give you a nasty nip.
Thanks to whoever put up the bit about the Hotel Fashion being the Secret deal on one of the hotel broker's sites - very good deal at about £32.00 per person per night (room only). A bit weird with a clear glass door into the bathroom, a window in the wall between the bathroom and the bedroom, and wetroom shower that flooded the whole bathroom.
Hmmm, weird. Suppose that's the price of Fashion then Muskers! Sorry, dreadful gag. Good deal that though, we were in the Ibis and that cost 280 euros for 2 of us for 3 nights, so 32quid a head is spot on for a trendy hotel.
What an awesome experience!!!! Was my first marathon and came in at 3:32:18, nearly bang on my pre race goal. Hoping to knock off a good 35 mins off this at my next marathon, my pre night preparations could of went much better, i.e. not partying till 3am along with my morning prep of just turning up and going which had its downfall, doing the last 3km in about 20 minutes but when in Amsterdam eh?
Massive thanks to the people who have posted on this thread as the advice was awesome . Looking forward to Edinburgh next year but want to find more marathons and try out some triathlons before then, any suggestions?
Well done MM!! Great time on yer 1st mara! Partying till 3am the night before as well, haha, top effort! Take it you didn't make the Ajax game then? We did, 13quid a head each, good game as well.
Dunno about any full maras before now and my hometown race, Edinburgh, most maras do only take place from spring to Autumn. Should be a few halfys before that though. I better get registerd for Ed actually, I've done it 5times, this year it'll only be 5weeks after london so will be able just to plod round and enjoy it more.
Mr Tiny Tina (Dave) says hi to all!
Well, there goes another marathon, managed my target sub 4 with 3.58, well pleased, being my first marathon in 5 years @42 and despite still a good stone heavier than last times 3.51pb at London. Cracking organisation and had a fun time at the expo too. The flat course was a plus, but must admit a bit disappointed with the route, not what I expected, however this was my first time away from the real big city events like London and New York, so have been spoilt a bit, the support was good overall and the Dutch are lovely people and couldn't be more helpful if you need them..And what a finish in the Olympic Stadium, a fantastic experience.
Tiny Tina made the half despite reservations and was glad she did, enjoyed it very much, I'm sure she'll say so herself sometime.
We've both taken the plunge and just entered Belfast Marathon for next May, there are very mixed reviews on this but it fits a schedule we can both make next year, I very much want to continue on the Marathon comeback trail and get that last stone off..I've had the mid life crisis with the booze, the car, and all the usual unmentionables, but have settled down now, got my trainers back on, and I am going to run into middle age instead..!!
Hey Neil, thanks for your kind words and encouragement, I'm sure we'll see your great laughing dog (Muttley?!) on a forum again somewhere cool..
And I just want to say hello to Musketeer, we twigged late on you are from round ere@Bristol, I was gonna shout "Would the real Musketeer please stand up" on ze plane but Tiny Tina made me behave, so a belated hello and maybe we'll cross swords at what will be our first sodbury slog, good luck in running..
Hows everyone after almost 2 weeks post race? I'm totally laid up with my left achilles, itching to get back and do some light jogging - went to the gym to do some light weights and core work, but it's D.U.L.L I want back on the road and cant wait for my next race of any sort!
Well done Mr&Mrs TT by way, top stuff!
Thanks to tiny tina for persuading Mr TT not to embarrass me
Did about 20 miles last week and will have done about the same this week before tapering for Cheddar half, which may be the last one that CRC do.
I am looking to do the Amsterdam marathon this year. Any ideas for cheap hotels?
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