I'm doing Goofy whats your choice

101 to 120 of 158 messages
05/11/2010 at 12:48
does anyone know how strict they are on the keeping above the 16 minute mileing all the way round?
05/11/2010 at 16:15

after the last person crosses the start line, then some guys on bikes follow everyone. you just have to stay in front of them.

lots of people walk (briskly) the entire thing.

05/11/2010 at 16:50
Orlys mum wrote (see)
how much was it last year for the goofy challange? 

Looking back at my confirmation email it was $304.03. 

It is a lot of money but we got 3 really good quality long sleeve shirts plus you do get all that bling

06/11/2010 at 15:34

thanks runlozrun. times that by 2 and its a bargain,lol.

Talking about tshirts, dad you guys manage to get any merchandise of the net , i seen cool tshirts, that say Im in training for disney marathon or something like that, I tried to see how much but the stupid web site just kept going around in circles.

p.s we are flying out on the 4th this year with virgin from london, any body else going?

06/11/2010 at 18:19

I've got one of the 'In training for the Disney half marathon' shirts, but I could only find it on the American Disney Store website, so I got it sent to a friend who lives in America who posted it over to me. I'm afraid I couldn't find them on the UK website. I seem to remember that it was possible when ordering using the American website to have them shipped straight to the UK, but it was very expensive so I saved a lot of money sending them to my friend.

Hope that helps and you manage to get hold of one, I love training in my official Disney shirt!

07/11/2010 at 20:11
Thanks Anna, I can do that too,good idea.
07/11/2010 at 20:19
I will be going over on december 30th. Maybe closer to the day we can see who is around for a pre race meet up? Do people usually just jog around the streets if they arrive early? Dont plan on not running for 10 days before the race.
21/11/2010 at 10:36

Depends where you are staying? villas are good, but  a lot of the hotels are surronded by busy roads, would be stopping ALL the time, where you staying, Ive probably been,lol,

 APART from that...how is the training going?

26/11/2010 at 08:46

Will be staying in Best Western Orlando centre or suites or something like that.

Training is going ok so far. Hve a marathon on sunday. Havent run in the last 4 days so feeling a bit nervous about slowing down too much. Want to go for a pb.

Hve another marathon 2 weeks after that and then its pretty much fun running til Disney I reckon.

11/12/2010 at 16:17
Goofy and Donald are full. Just the marathon with spots left.
15/12/2010 at 14:28

BUmp up here.

Nearly there folks. Is there another board or has evenyone just gone quiet? THis

day 4 weeks and it will all be over.

How is everyone getting on  with preparations?

I have a few alamo vouchers for car rental. up to 30$ off per rental. I have extra. If nayone wants them.

15/12/2010 at 17:50

I've had a bit of a mare preparing for this. I fractured my fibula at the beginning of June so training went into reverse for a couple of months , ever since then i've been playing catch up and unfortunately my rickety old body has really struggled.

 I've currently got what appears to be hip bursitis and have been trying to shake it since early November. I had a groin (adductor?) strain just prior to it and unfortuantely it seems I didnt stop soon enough, I can only assume this has cause irritation and inflammation in the surrounding area, ie, the hip

I've not been to the physio as quite simply, money is tight. I'm currently not running but walking couple of miles every other day with a 6 mile walk at the weekend. Sad i know but I have to at least keep moving!

At the moment the plan is to walk / run the Donald HM and take it from there. Times are absolutely off the radar, i would just like to get round any way I can. If that means run / walking and taking 7 hours, then if possible i'll do it. However, to do this I need to be pain free after the HM.

Not quite as I planned it but hey ho, got a family holiday to look forward to and hopefully will be able to at least take some part in the marathon weekend.

16/12/2010 at 10:01


I'm doing the Goofy challenge in 2011 and am now very excited

Have wanted to go to Disney Florida since I was a kid so thought I would combine the visit with a little run

We are staying outside the resort but driving in, hoping the traffic isn't too bad.

16/12/2010 at 13:53

Griffster, thats terribly tough news.

Keep at it though, with medication if necessary. You should pressure your GP into seeing if you can see a physio as an urgent thing. Dont  emphasize the marathon thing, just that your hip is bad post fracture. Then when they get the referral , see if they can squeeze you in before you travel.

I couldnt recomment THE BOWEN TECHNIQUE for alignmnet issues after injury. There are lots of courses about and the trainee therapists dont usually charge for case histories which they need for exams.They are often glad to get the practice if you throw them even a few quid.

17/12/2010 at 18:04

Been struck down by flu all week so my plans for a long run this weekend have gone to pot by hopefully get some runs in next week

Fizz wouldn't mind the details of the alamo vouchers if you still have them  thax

18/12/2010 at 19:09
A patient of mine had a puncture and other difficulty when she rented a car last year. Not the fault of the car or the company but they felt so bad about her experience that they gave her about 10 vouchers or maybe more for 10dollars discount each. YOu can only use 3 per rental so I was going to rent my car twice and use 6 vouchers or whatever way I can work it for best discount. YOu are welcome to the others. Just let me know where to post them to. They have to be used before February when they expire. Thats why she gave them to me , as she wont be going back before then.
18/12/2010 at 19:55

Forgot to ask. The expo...when and where is it on? Do we get more emails from the organisers? Have heard precious little from them since they took my money

MUst check the weather they are having now. MIght give me an idea what temperatures to expect.

19/12/2010 at 20:38

Boy am I glad that I decided not to go for the cheap option of going out via the UK. After last year I wasnt going to take the chance, but 400 euro saving makes it worth considering. PHew. Am pretty sure we will get out ok.  HOw is everyone else fixeed for travel? Any disasters like last year?

19/12/2010 at 22:52


You need to go the Disney website and download your race waiver go your number etc.

 You can also download a programme which has some useful information, but an interesting point about the programme most of the photo's in it are faked.

As for the weather whatever happens happens I had an 8hour delay last year so will take a good book to the airport.

Edited: 19/12/2010 at 22:53
22/12/2010 at 21:09

Ok. Waiver sorted. Directions t expo sorted.

At the risk of driving you all mad with my posts... I was wondering what the usual temperatures have been the previous years - before they had the colder than usual one last year?

101 to 120 of 158 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums