Gloucester Marathon

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06/10/2010 at 20:01
Can't even start thinking about next year yet!  Snowdonia will be my last marathon this year - usually an epic event what with the hills and weather - and then I will be able to turn my thoughts to this nice trot around Gloucestershire country lanes under a watery blue sky and with the weak January sunshine casting its long rays over the meadows, and the rooks croaking around the church towers.
07/10/2010 at 12:24
Hi KP. Training has started nicely in my opinion. I am steadily trying to build the miles back from around 30/week at the moment. Once i've got an average of 50/week i'll start adding in some speed sessions. Fingers crossed for the time being.
07/10/2010 at 17:07

I have entered this. What is the course profile like? Flatish I am reliably informed.

All being well I hope to go sub 3 hours. Hopefully, nearer to 2:55. Training is going well.

Edited: 07/10/2010 at 17:07
07/10/2010 at 23:45
Hi Gary W - Two smallish rises I think at opposite ends of each loop - feel less smallish by lap 3 (or 4 ) - otherwise course very flat.  Defintely a PB course I would have thought, but perhaps not in January.
08/10/2010 at 08:28
Agree with T-rex. Definitely a PB course. A day like last year will be good.
08/10/2010 at 13:08
Thanks for the info. It's a bit far to recce the course, being up in Mancehster. Nice to know it's flat.
12/10/2010 at 12:15
Hi all. I've not completed a full marathon yet but have won a place in VLM. I have completed many half marathons including Leicester on 10/10/10 in 1.51 and regularly do 20 mile training runs. Would you recommend this course as a first time or is there a different option you can think of in Jan-March timescale in prep for VLM.
12/10/2010 at 16:30
There isn't a lot in Jan and Feb and you will be pushing it in recovery terms to run in March and agin at VLM.
12/10/2010 at 22:44
Andrew N - I can't think of any other road marathons in UK Jan/Feb.  If you feel you're up to two marathons within 3 months, go for it.  But you might be better off having a fast tune-up 20-mile race instead e.g. Gloucester (different course to this) usually first Sunday in March.
12/10/2010 at 23:00

it's close to home

just an hour drive

another go at it

12/10/2010 at 23:00
Going to do the 50k this year this year. Got a nice pb on this course last year
12/10/2010 at 23:24
50K Mick?
14/10/2010 at 02:18
What pace is everyone running the 50k. Dont wanna do the whole 50k on my own
14/10/2010 at 19:32
I shall be doing about 8:45 miling, frank.  That will land me a PB if I can keep it up.
14/10/2010 at 21:31
Hi Frank, I'll probably be doing 9:30-9:40ish miles, I fully expect to be one of the last people to finish.
14/10/2010 at 22:45
I'm in! Target: PB!
16/10/2010 at 18:59
Anyone going to try for about 8.15 for the 50k?
18/10/2010 at 11:35

Who trained at the weekend?

I got a 12 miler in. 1.43. Felt great throughout.

18/10/2010 at 11:43
Not a lot 4.2 cycle + 4.2 easy run
18/10/2010 at 23:27

Hi all,

Well done le-runner, great run.  I did a 30 mile ride and a 5.5ish mile run yesterday.  Was meant to go to the track tonight but missed it because I was stuck at work.  Got the Dublin marathon next Monday so it's a taper week for me.

How's everyone else going?

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