Cardiff Marathon - who cares?

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31/03/2007 at 17:50
Keeping the petition on top

Mick n Phil, you can only do what you can do - and you are doing far more than most:)) For your own case, I see FLM's point - and it is rubbish! City marathons are not the property of the priviledged - the event must be open to all, several person long 'dragons' pose a far greater risk to all concerned than a runner pushing a wheelchair!

Support is all anyone can ask:)

Cardiff has not lost it's marathon, this year it has taken a novel form, next year will be a different story:)

WR, there are those that like laps... personally I hate the things!!! - Having said that, I can see the point for ultras and the like 'cos your support crew can be in the one spot...

However, the parks may well be shut so early in the morning added to that our presence may well interfere with the final course setting up of the Barnardos Half Marathon.

If we were aiming to be in opposition to the Barnardos Half then that would be a perfect plan; but Barnardos are in support of our arfnarf and I certainly have no intention of hampering the work Barnardos are doing:)

The route down the Taff Trail will have minimal, if any, impact on the Half marathon set up (certainly no impact on the race itself).

Bern, you are correct - loosing the trail is easy (even for those of us who hve run it many times!!). We will need to organise some amount of marshalling for much of the route.

Early days yet, but for the 9mm mile group and the 11mm group, both Sweetie and I know the route by heart, so will have no trouble navigating in the dark - Our groups will need to stick to pace or else we will arrive at the wrong time, so those two groups are OK.

STM and Duck Girl are currently either side of these groups, so we will make arrangements so they don't get lost!!
Duck Girl    pirate
31/03/2007 at 18:07
I will probably tag the slower group - I'm doing it as a training run anyway since I hope to be doing a fair bit of trail running either side.
Duck Girl    pirate
31/03/2007 at 18:17
Will be relying on parents for a lift in from Bridgend in the morning - hopefully can convince Dad to crew a drinks stop (should be doing the second half with Mum at her pace).
31/03/2007 at 19:05
Runner : Marathon pace : T- time

Alan W? : 9mm : 2:00:00
Bern : 9mm : 2:00:00
Boffin : 9mm : 2:00:00
STM : 8-9mm : 1:45:00

Sue : 11mm : 2:30:00
Sweetie : 11mm : 2:30:00
Duck Girl : 10mm : 2:15:00

Joe Peacock : ???

31/03/2007 at 19:22
I met these at reading

The London Marathon won't let them in for safety reasons

have a look at

then sign the petition

then cutnpast to any other forums you use

they let Jade Goody in
01/04/2007 at 14:18
Don't know how to add time to list ( but I,m sure someone will, please) 9mm : 2hrs.
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
01/04/2007 at 14:46
Duck Girl - I'll probably be able to give you a lift in. I have to pass Bridgend anyway, it's likely that I'll only be doing the arf and not the 'narf as, if all is well, I'll be doing Dublin two weeks later. I have to spend the summer rebuilding my endurance first. I'll definitely be supporting this arf at any rate.
01/04/2007 at 18:14
Runner : Marathon pace : T- time

Alan W? : 9mm : 2:00:00
Bern : 9mm : 2:00:00
Boffin : 9mm : 2:00:00
Joe Peacock : 9mm : 2:00:00
STM : 8-9mm : 1:45:00

Sue : 11mm : 2:30:00
Sweetie : 11mm : 2:30:00
Duck Girl : 10mm : 2:15:00

Duck Girl    pirate
01/04/2007 at 18:25
Sue - thanks for the offer, but hoping that Mum will be doing the 'official' half (have for past few yrs) so will need to drive in anyway.
06/10/2007 at 09:54

Howdo arfNarfers, I really hope training has gone better for you guys.

No surprises really given how quiet this thread has gone, but my running has taken a tumble; Bern's Six Nations in the one year remains a challenge up for grabs - I shan't be completing them this year.

Lots of reasons and excuses, but the simple fact is I have not done anywhere near the miles needed; if I ran more than 10 miles in September I would be amazed (my running has been so pants I haven't even logged it!).

I picked up a groin strain just after Edinburgh which has not cleared up, cross training was not consistent enough to help.

The great news is I am slowly improving and can now run about three miles without discomfort - Good news for my recovery, but well pants for marathon running!

So, the arfNarf... those of you who wanted to do it, what would you like to do? If you have trained for the 26.2 I can still help you guys by doing the arf route with you, no problems at all - It is a cycle route after all! I can even provide a mobile drinks station!!

As for publicity, I have deliberately kept quiet since my rubbish training as I didn't want to turn the event into a farse. - The upshot is the publicity angle for a Cardiff Marathon remains intact and untainted; ready for a better approach maybe next year.

I agree it's not what we wanted, but it's not all glum news either

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