SFC I share your sentiments about the exploding white disc!
I finished in 1:58.48 which was not what I hoped for - mainly because of problems with Lucozade Gels, stomach cramps and more than anticipated time in the portaloos. I'm hoping to get another half marathon in before the end of the year because I know I can run better.
Thanks G and D for the link. Fascinating reading. 1 55 59 for me, tad faster than expected so that will do. Glasgow half sorted. My half marathon caravan now moves to Jedburgh and Fort William where I hope not to be the only green ribbon bod about.
SFC and Greg, yeh a frisbie ?? I'm 48. Surely some mistake !!
I think I will finish off this year with Jedburgh. It will be my 10th half and it would be nice to get into double figures.
When I did it last year it was my 2nd. The 11m hill is a killer eh!
So I'll green up for then! and see you there.
I just entered today as well - though if I had known in advance about the killer hill at mile eleven I might have changed my mind!
Is the rest of it hilly as well?
Karen it was nice to see you even if it was after you had past
Looks like Foxxy got 1hr 50min 25sec which he is gutted about, he felt he ran a good race yet came in 3min slower than last year when he walked some of the course...but hey theres always next year !
My official time was exactly as my watch 2hrs 25min 1sec - every second counts !!
Hi everyone! Congratulations to everyone who got round! Some really good times in there as well! Weather seemed quite good for it up North, take it it was cloudy and cool in Glasgow too?
Sorry to hear you had to join the non-starters' club, Debstir and Mick, at least you were in good company! You'll be super determined next year and I'll be there with you! Leg coming along nicely, still strapped up for another few weeks yet but the pain's gone at least.
Gillian, no rest for some! Impressive time and hope you do just as well at Jedburgh and Fort William!
Does anyone have any tips for when to start running again after the half marathon? i usually run Tuesday, Thursday and then a long run at the weekend...but not sure how much rest i should give my weary body (I worked quite hard yesterday!!)
Also, what is the fort William half like? is it quite hilly?
Ahah that's what the white thingy is for. Sorry I didn't spot your green ribbon ladyfox - I was looking out for them. I'm 3 minutes slower this year but hurtling towards the dreaded 40 year old mark so that might by why!! Talking of age there is no way you are 48 Gillian.
Gayle you might find a "bimble" tomorrow will actually loosen your muscles if you're a bit sore. Just go slow and see how you feel. I take a milk and egg protein shake after long runs now just to repair my muscles, not the type that turns you into "Arnie" tho - I did ask the guy in Health Food shop if he had female version as I didn't want to end up looking like the guy on the tub - he laughed and said it's unisex!!
StephenT Thanks I'll do any distance within travelling distance. It's a day out with a purpose. Pleased your leg is doing ok. We all get our share of it.
SFG and Greg that's good news. We now have the beginning of a team for each event !! G and D Fort Williams flat and scenic. Cracking wee race.
I'm on r and r till Wed when there's a 5k in the meadows Edinburgh. Will put my green ribbon on just in case.
Karen D tis true, didn't even start running till 2001. I had a very debauched youth !
You lot have got me looking at this Fort William race now. 12 o'clock start looks interesting. Checked how long would take me to get there and only 2 hours I'll ponder!
I drink more since I started running Gillian - helps stop the jumpy legs at night after a long run-me and wine don't get along too well tho!!
It is actually the Jedburgh Half I've entered, seemed a lot easier to get to from Edinburgh.
Oh well, looks like some Arthur's Seat practice may be in order.
The Jed half is quite civilized till mile 11 then there is a mile long hill, not too steep, but seems to go on for ever!. Up and down the Seat once a week and you will bound up it!
Nice friendly race, plenty of convenient car parking, not crowded and a nice medal.
I drove down from Bothwell in the morning, 8am start, and drove home afterwards, is nicely doable. Especially as the clocks change and you get an extra hours kip the night before.
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