Great North Run 2011

come on...who's with me !!!

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19/09/2010 at 09:31

well just over an hour to go before the start of GNR 2010 and thought i'd jump right on in there and start the thread in anticipation of next year  

so if you fancy taking part in teh greatest race you around with the most amazing atmosphere then register here once info is updated and 2011 and come along and enjoy the fun.

see you all in 12 months time

19/09/2010 at 09:38

Gosh youre efficient (or have nothing better to do...)! 

 I missed out on the GNR this year in the lottery.  I'll try again for 2011 - maybe if I'm the first one to enter they'll let me in for sure....

19/09/2010 at 10:02

HI, Mr sj - you'll be in big trouble for this.

I made the mistake of starting the thread a couple of years ago, and Vicki was not impressed.

19/09/2010 at 10:16

XL, you'd best get your breakdown on here while it's still the first page!
19/09/2010 at 10:23

Just registered   Thanks for the link Mr SJ, am watching the coverage & was just thinking about doing it again.  Can't believe it's a lottery, wasn't like that in my day.

Did the GNR in 2000 and 2001.  OH is always telling me how he could do it, now I've registered, I might wave the entry form under his nose & see if he bites.

19/09/2010 at 10:53

Hi, CC2 - as you wish. But, it feels a bit strange posting this before 2010 is done, in fact watching the BBC, some folk haven't crossed the start line yet.

XL's 4 run plan

Run 1 - 5 miles. (DON'T think about anything further) Huge crowds, great atmosphere, bands. Take it steady, not too fast, you've run five miles or further loads of times. Enjoy the spectacle, and remember you are part of it. Those inspirational pictures of thousands running across the Tyne Bridge? Red arrows trailing the red, white and blue vapours. You're in them this year. Yes, you're in the Great North Run, the world's biggest half marathon. Enjoy!

Run 2 - 3 miles. Forget the 5 behind you, they're done. Think only of the next three. Three miles? Piece of cake, you've done 9, 10, 11 .. much more in training. These three are all downhill, wheeeeeee !! Great news for those of you after PBs for the event, or even if it's your first time and you have a target. Go for it here, within reason. Unfortnately, the road narrows, so you may notice it feeling a little more congested. Be careful.

Run 3 - 3 miles. SLOW DOWN. This is where you need your mental toughness and/or your MP3 player. It's a bit of a slog up the John Reid Road etc and there's not much to enjoy, but hey, if it was easy, the medal wouldn't be as important to you would it? If you're a run/walk person this is where you may want to be taking extra walks, and psych yourself up, but don't start thinking about the finish yet. Just get to 11 miles

Run4 - 2.1 miles That's nowt! Of course you're tired but you're nearly there. Now, start to tell yourself that you've done it (almost) the goody bag is waiting for you, go and get it. The last mile and a bit up the sea front is fantastic. Huge crowds yelling at you, the end is nigh. Let your spirits fly, even if you're knackered. You can stop soon. If you're after a time, push, you know you are fit, you have prepared well, and as knackered as you will feel when you cross the line, the elation will speed your recovery. Well done, you've finished the GREAT NORTH RUN 2011

19/09/2010 at 11:33

Looks to busy to be honest up to 40 minutes to just get to start line but may aswell do it just to get in under belt,

see you next year )

19/09/2010 at 11:53
XL - im not scared of vicki  well not when she's in the pink dress anyway !
LIVERBIRD    pirate
19/09/2010 at 13:08

I would be!

So are you having a year off next year then Mr SJ? I thought the curse of the thread starter was that they usually don't manage to run it?

Have you SEEN that pink dress by the way? Blimey!!

19/09/2010 at 13:45
bloody hell lb, dont say that !!
19/09/2010 at 15:07
hi folks!  a deserving start to the 2011 thread Mr SJ - lets hope the good luck thread fairy brings you some healing fairy dust!
19/09/2010 at 15:11

The dress was bloody fantastic btw, what great support from everyone round the course.  If I only had a pound for every time someone said 'come on fairy / princess / tinkerbell / ballerina' *delete as appropriate, then I'd be a rich woman this afternoon.


pretty bloomin happy with that considering the dress

19/09/2010 at 15:13

Hi, Vicki

Glad you made it onto the front page of the thread

Well done you - sub-2 in that outfit. Do you think Start Fitness will be stocking them next season ?

19/09/2010 at 15:53
yeah, with go faster stripes, seriouslyt though, what a great way to inpire people to run, if just one person saw me in the dress . and thought 'I could do that' then its a jobs a good 'un
19/09/2010 at 16:02

Well Done Vicki,fantastic time in the best costume i saw all day,certainly made me smile when i saw you this morning<img /><img /><img />

Sorry to Shrek,I had to do a toilet stop and couldnt catch you back up mate,hope you enjoyed the race

It was great to meet up with everyone befre the race and hope you all enjoyed your day.Look forward to seeing you all again next year

I got round in a really slow time,once id stopped for the toilet i seemed to want to go all the time,I dont think my body agrees with powerade at all,will have to remember that for next year.

19/09/2010 at 16:10

HI, Spongecake - well done on getting round.

So, was there a good turn out at the footbridge?

Great stuff, Vicki - so what will you do to inspire the masses next year ?

Edited: 19/09/2010 at 16:11
19/09/2010 at 16:12
prolly wont be doing it next year mate, will have to see
19/09/2010 at 16:20

Concentrating on shorter distances and the track?

Don't think the dress will help your 400m time

Good luck with whatever you're doing - but you do realise you're not allowed to leave the thread, don't you?

19/09/2010 at 16:27

i'll be here don't worry!

This year I was ranked 36th for 200m, and 41st for 400m in the V35 category nationally ,  so I'm hoping to improve on that next year.  Will have to be a pretty good reason to get me round 13.1 miles again right at the end of the track season (and with the low mileage I do in the summer).

If I can crack 34 secs for 200m, and 76 for 400m I'll be a happy bunny

19/09/2010 at 16:31
Phew - you can't call yourself a Graceless whippet at those speeds, you could be sued for misrepresentation or something
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