Edinburgh marathoners past and present

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09/06/2009 at 14:28

Bedshaped, the Guy Fawkes race at Ripley is partly sponsorded by Nestle so you get a carrier bag rammed full of chocolate and other goodies!  You also get a t-shirt, but you have to remeber to ask for a size bigger than normal because you need it after stuffing your face with all the choclates!

09/06/2009 at 14:41

Hi everyone.  

Hope Smout got on okay with her midwife appointment.  Bedhspaed - you say 3 is enough time - once is definitely enough for me! 

Bungee - how's your daughter doing?

The Ripley race is the one I suggested some of you might like to venture south for.  Have you entered for this year yet SCharm?  Got mine in early - I will need that chocolate by November!

A lady who works at Up and Running in Leeds was telling me that Harrogate Harriers have a good juniors section which my daughter would like, but living in the other side of Leeds, it would take too long to get there .

The children at school are all fired up about triathlon today after my friends came in to talk to them about Ironman this morning.  We are having a healthy week at school this week.  Well, the children are anyway!  The staff seem to have been eating carrot cake and cookies and a glass of fizzy wine to toast our cook's daughter being born safely today...

09/06/2009 at 14:43
Hi Dippycat - yes I have entered Ripley, don't want to miss it as its one of my fav races (and not just because of the chocolate!)
09/06/2009 at 14:46
Dippycat - I might be biased (as I am Harrogate Harriers club secretary) but yes, we do have a good juniors section so if you do find you can get over this way I can definitely recommend it!I didnt know GF10 entries were open - better get my entry in.
09/06/2009 at 15:18
Triple S www.justgiving.co.uk/sophster wrote

 isn't creosote banned????  I used to love the smell of that stuff.

Soph that may not be the best way to preserve those lungs of yours

Adie see here, for the front two pens proof of performance is needed. From 3hr 30min down prediction is all that is needed.  I started in blue (predicted 3:30 to 3:15) and ran 3:20 but would get further forward if at all possible next time.  I need that elusive 3:15 in Berlin !!!

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09/06/2009 at 15:22
Cheers have been on marathonparis page to see if entries open i think it will be sept time though
09/06/2009 at 15:26

might to GF10 not done sine '07 and ran 80mins so would be hoping to take some time off of that. For any Yorks runners can i suggest Selby Striders Wistow 10m it will be the first year of it following the demise of our Half, link below, it will be flat and fast but friendly, ask for more details


09/06/2009 at 15:27
i will need 3:15 in Abingdon then DCB should be on unless its 25+degrees again......
09/06/2009 at 16:11

Hello all!

Wow, 10 pages in already and I've only just found this thread   Well done Can on creating it!  Great idea

It seems I missed Smout's big news - congratulations!!!

I hope you all had a fab time doing Edinburgh - I didn't get back onto the thread to say hi.

Bungee - my plan is to do Dublin in October, but  I'm injured at the moment and have a physio appointment tomorrow night.  Given I should really be starting marathon training again next week, I will need to wait and see if I can before I decide to enter.  I have a feeling my marathon days may be over.

No news really, and no running either

09/06/2009 at 16:13
Hey Jac, what have you done to yourself Mrs.??  Never say never about marathons.
09/06/2009 at 16:18

Hurrah, I'm back after a prob with my account! 

Haven't time to read this thread properly, but seems like a jolly old idea for people to have a good old wag of the chins! I've yet to meet any of the people on here, but always enjoy the banter. Having said that, I do know that Smout gave me an encouraging cheer towards the end of the Edi ½ mara - and on the subject of the Smoutster - BIG CONGRATS on yer news, haven't been able to say so due to probs accessing the forums.

All best to everybody.

 NM (off for 1st run tonight since Edinburgh 26mile torture last week!)

09/06/2009 at 19:40

Soph, I have no idea!!!  I think I maybe posted a while back about a pain in my foot that went up my leg in an odd kind of fashion?  Well, it's still there and has got worse.  Probably not helped by me doing the Belfast marathon on very little training and a longest run of 13.1 miles   The pain is on the outside underneath my foot just on the opposite side of the arch.  It runs up my ankle, into the back of my calf, up the outside of my knee, into my hamstring/adductor and then my hip.  It's worse now though as I feel it up my back and into my shoulder and neck.  Any ideas?  Fizz will tell me tomorrow but you asked.....!

Contemplating going to the gym now, but also very tempted just to veg!

Welcome back NM!

09/06/2009 at 20:13

Evening all,

Finally made it out for a run today, first since Edinburgh, 7 miles steady, found it tough going but I'm hoping it will get easier over the next week or two.

I hope everyone's running is getting back to normal after the hot 26 miles.

09/06/2009 at 20:45

Ran 7.33 with old workmate today, had to go faster as didn't want to hold him back. 

Was a little mean though and chose route with some good hills  7.33 miles ave 7:39mm pleased with that.  Was struggling to run 4 miles at 8:30mm on dreadmill

Got to get tip top for Berlin

09/06/2009 at 20:59
Aw (((((Jac))))) really hope you get sorted an haven;t actually damaged a bone in there or something I really have no idea and will be very interested in what fizz comes up with. I agree with Soph tho - never say never

Thanks folks Midwifey appointment went fine. Dunno what I was worrying about. She seemed really nice an didn't scare or intimidate me Stole some blood wee an checked my blood pressure which was apparently normal (I;m glad - I'd cycled there and thought I might get told off LOL!)

I;m feeling good today although a little more tired than yesterday but 2 days in a row cycled to an from work (plus the trip to the midwife and back). Tis only about 12 miles in total but it's something Also 2 days in a row I haven;t fallen asleep after work! Was gonna run tonight but decided against it and will see how I feel tomorrow night!

I still keep laughing at the thought of Bedshaped hiding in the bushes - it was fabulous to see you then! Although you did look a little confused when I started yelling what time is it LOL

Thanks Neil M - I can't quite remember now Is there a photo of you somewhere I can remind myself!

Ooo - I;ve forgotten what else I read... well other than that mad speedy Smifffie woman - look out Berlin (and any other target that may be there )

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09/06/2009 at 21:23

Xan Are you chinese?

Bedshaped ,If we come to an agreement.IF YOU DO THE EDINBURGH MARATHON I WILL HAVE A PHAL,the night after the race with my friends from Lockerbie.DEAL!! GET TRAINING GIRL!!!!!!!!!.

09/06/2009 at 21:45

Evening guys,

 Jac my dear, sounds like you've damaged a tendon in your foot.  But, because you are a pig-headed Scot who has continued running, you have then run awkwardly and fooked practically everything in your leg and this has then worked it's way up into your back from all the awkward movements.  I really hope the physio gets you on the right track and you are to do what you're told.

Glad the appointment went well Smout, had a wee chuckle about you cycling there.

I met Flos off Fetch this eve for a wee run down at the park.  I came straight from work, so had my work backpack on for the whole 5.5miles.  It was really hard work, but we were faster than a lot of the girls round the park even dragging half my body weight on my back.  LoL.  Great training though huh.  Totally bushed now....

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