Bupa Great North Run 2007

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03/10/2006 at 07:44
Hi Folks - thought I'd start the ball rolling for next years race which is on September 30th

You can check out the 2006 thread forumite prediction list here

Register for the reminder service for the Great North Run 2007 here

and if you're feeling psychic - post your prediction of your time for next years race and I'll add it to the new list of GNR '07

Have posted twice incase the first post vanishes
03/10/2006 at 08:02
Hi Folks - thought I'd start the ball rolling for next years race which is on September 30th

You can check out the 2006 thread forumite prediction list here

Register for the reminder service for the Great North Run 2007 here

and if you're feeling psychic - post your prediction of your time for next years race and I'll add it to the new list of GNR '07

Have posted twice in case the first post vanishes
03/10/2006 at 08:05
Vicki, you are just so organised!
03/10/2006 at 08:29
well i'd post on here to get my email notifications but there's no point cos i dont get any notifications anymore anyway ;o)

thanks for all that vicki!

hi heads xxx
03/10/2006 at 08:45
Hi Vicki,

Could you please explain how you do the links as contained in your message.

How do get the links to say what you want?

Cheers.

keith
03/10/2006 at 08:46
I guess i may as well say hello, think i'll be visiting this thread quite a lot with the amount of training i'm going to need to do for the next one!

Hello one and all!
03/10/2006 at 10:17
Hi folks,

Pulls up a chair and gets comfy.

How is everyone feeling on day 2? I'm still very very very sore indeed. Not going to even think about running til next week.

I've entered the Abbey Dash, 10k in Leeds on 26th November.

What are everybody elses plans?
03/10/2006 at 11:08
Hi Rhino and everyone, PP, does the Abbey Dash fill up qucik? Im looking to do a race a month in Nov-Feb to try and keep fitness up over Winter
03/10/2006 at 11:41
Hi Headsgone, I've heard that there has been a record entry this year which is why I signed up today, but I had no probs getting a place http://www.helptheaged.org.uk/dashregistration/Page1.aspx

03/10/2006 at 14:04
hurrah 2007 cant wait hope I get in when the ballot opens.

Vicki I intend for a 2hr 30 next year against my 3hr 21 in '06. Weight drop and some serious preparation will help and I now know what to expect.
03/10/2006 at 14:20
Hi all
Vicki- V well organised. Brilliant!
Hoping to do at leats four halfs next year-Brass Monkey in Jan, Leeds in May, Yorkshireman in September and gnr (30th september! less than a year). So hopefully will be able to get 2:10 by then, but given the crowds Ill predict 2:20.
Cheers.

Purple Plodder- really must get social sorted for Abbey Dash. Will post on abbey dash thread with some ideas. Lets face it its only 7 weeks away!!
03/10/2006 at 14:39
Thats quick off the mark Vicky!

I have absolutely no idea at the moment what I'll be going for this time next year. I really want to crack 2.15.

I did 2.22 for GNR which was my first half, and did feel as if at least the heart and lungs had something in the tank, even if legs were mashed!

But I have a couple of other halfs planned for next year, where hopefully I'll get my 2.15 there...so....

Lets say 2.10 - testing but doable:-)

can't believe I'm planning to do this again...amazing how you forget the bad bits isn't it!
03/10/2006 at 15:09
heya folks - the new list is updated :0

keith type: (url=http://whatever.com)whatever(/url) and replace the ( ) with [ ]

easy as pie
03/10/2006 at 16:40
Cheers Vicki.
03/10/2006 at 16:48
I put my name down for a reminder on Sunday evening. I want to break 2 hours - actually my aim is for nearer 1:50 by that time but from this weeks experience and the number of runners I had to get past, that might be ambitious. I'll go for 1:59!!
03/10/2006 at 18:27
Hi guys. 2007 will be my fifth GNR, but my first as a veteran, as i turn 40 this month!

Are any North Easteners on here doing the Derwentside 10 at Stanley this Sunday ??
03/10/2006 at 18:39
Ah, this is where youse are hiding! :-)

Vicki, can I have a prediction of 2hr and 30 mins for next year please? Possibly a bit ambitious but should be training most of the year, for a change, after what went in the post this afternoon!

===:-o
03/10/2006 at 18:42
Nearly didn't make it onto the front page.
03/10/2006 at 18:45
For Mandie,
(still friends)

13.1 miles is too far to run. We are all mad. So don't do it. Instead do four runs, one after another.

Run 1 - 5 miles. (DON'T think about anything further) Huge crowds, great atmosphere, bands. Take it steady, not too fast, you've run five miles or further loads of times. Enjoy the spectacle, and remember you are part of it. Those inspirational pictures of thousands running across the Tyne Bridge? You're in them this year. Yes, you're in the Great North Run, the world's biggest half marathon. Enjoy!

Run 2 - 3 miles. Forget the 5 behind you, they're done. Think only of the next three. Three miles? Piece of cake, you've done 9, 10, 11 .. much more in training. These three are all downhill, wheeeeeee !! Great news for those of you after PBs for the event, or even if it's your first time and you have a target. Go for it here, within reason. Unfortnately, the road narrows, so you may notice it feeling a little more congested. Be careful.

Run 3 - 3 miles. SLOW DOWN. This is where you need your mental toughness and/or your MP3 player. It's a bit of a slog up the John Reid Road etc and there's not much to enjoy, but hey, if it was easy, the medal wouldn't be as important to you would it? If you're a run/walk person this is where you may want to be taking extra walks, and psych yourself up, but don't start thinking about the finish yet. Just get to 11 miles

Run4 - 2.1 miles That's nowt! Of course you're tired but you're nearly there. Now, start to tell yourself that you've done it (almost) the goody bag is waiting for you, go and get it. The last mile and a bit up the sea front is fantastic. Huge crowds yelling at you, the end is nigh. Let your spirits fly, even if you're knackered. You can stop soon. If you're after a time, push, you know you are fit, you have prepared well, and as knackered as you will feel when you cross the line, the elation will speed your recovery. Well done, you've finished the GREAT NORTH RUN 2007
03/10/2006 at 18:50
Hi XL

I must admit I missed the downhill part of run 2 (miles 6,7,8) There seemed to be alot of uphill to go along with the tiny amounts of down!!

Stoxy, I'll head over to the Abbey Dash thread and check it out
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