Great North Run 2013

Come one, come all; everyone welcome on this year long build up to the GNR

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02/05/2013 at 13:14

OK I am officially not crazy, Vixx is

02/05/2013 at 13:44

Totally agree - however respect due. I suppose if you keep going you just end up using each race as your training schedule for the next one

02/05/2013 at 16:09

I've been seen by 4 psychiatrists. I'm officially sane!

I entered Luxembourg over Christmas. I have also been given permission to enter Loch Ness and I am also considering the Northumberland Coastal Marathon and Amsterdam.

02/05/2013 at 18:07

How many out of the 100 will that be?

02/05/2013 at 18:44

Vixx - the Loch Ness is one I want to do some day. Amsterdam would be a good one for me as we have an office in Holland only about 1hr away. You are making me jealous - I could never get permission to do that many marathons (well not the training required anyway). I have had time to think about my time last Sunday now and have decided that I can definitely go quicker with alot more hard hill work to build the leg strength up. I know it will have probably lowered in next 4 years but the qualifying time for a 55 year old for Boston is 3:40 so I am aiming to try and get my time down to 3:35 by 2017 mto see if I can get in - it the one race I have always wanted to do. I haven't told the OH this yet as she thinks I train too much as it is - but my logic is no extra training just harder training including alot more hill running to build up strength. If I don't get into London next year I quite fancy the Windemere Marathon as a good tough race.

02/05/2013 at 22:28

Well, I am already booked for Luxembourg and Giant's Head in June, so they will be 15 and 16. Loch Ness would be 17 and Amsterdam 18. I need 2 more for the year.

02/05/2013 at 22:56

Bear - you are NEVER in your 50s?

I am doing all these things for a reason. I may appear crazy (happily so), but after wasting last year waiting for other people to make decisions about my life that never happened, I just thought "life's too short". I'm doing what I can this year because if things go to plan, the next two years are going to be frustrating in regards to running (and if it doesn't happen then I haven't wasted more time). I'm doing what I can, while I can and I am fortunate in that I can work when I want and so can adjust my working week to have the time. 

I don't want to make people envious (and Bear - I really want to do Boston. I might qualify when I am 70), but I wasted 34 years, and I am not going to waste any more

02/05/2013 at 23:05

So that's 20 down, only 80 to go. cos that's you're goal isn't it. Are you fitting in Thunder run as well?

Bear - the training does eat into your time a lot.

02/05/2013 at 23:20

Yes Fiona, I am still going to TR24 - can't wait!!!!! (I can't count that even if I ran 5 laps as 100 club say events must be done as a soloist).

Are there any marathons you have your eye on?

03/05/2013 at 09:09

Vixx - Yes I am 51 at end of this month

03/05/2013 at 11:02

Vixx - that's unfortunate. I have not even looked at any marathons, that way I can't be tempted!  I quite fancy the Goofy challenge at Disney, but I'll have to do a bit of saving before that can be considered.  I've entered the VLM ballot and will wait and see what happens before I plan any others.

03/05/2013 at 11:21

Fiona - The Goofy challenge is on my list as we are a mad Disney family and my daughter wants to do the 1/2 and wants me to do the 1/2 with her as part of the Goofy. We are DVC Members so go out at least every other year to a Villa in our home resort of Animal Kingdom Lodge. I think it will probably be 3 years before I do it as we are booked into Disney for December this year so wont be 2014.

03/05/2013 at 11:54

Well, if I could find the airfare for 4 we could go whenever, cos my Aunt and Uncle live in Ocala.  Unfortunately airfares for 4 adults is a tad expensive for us when we are trying to save as much as possible for a new house at the moment and I don't think we could really go without the boys or there would be a riot!

03/05/2013 at 12:08

Yes the airfares are not cheap - and not taking boys would lead to a linching me thinks. My 2 are 23 and 21 and still come with us

03/05/2013 at 14:35

Apparently they are starting a new Disney challenge from what someone has said. A 5k, 10k, Half and Full over 4 days.

If that's true I'm going for that

03/05/2013 at 16:09

Vixx - me too

Bear - mine are (well actually they aren't but you know what I mean) 21 and 17 so not much younger

03/05/2013 at 20:01

Vixx - yep it's true I think it's alled the Dopey there is a forum on here about it. It would be a great challenge but doing Isley afterwards may be an issue

03/05/2013 at 20:51

Ooh its been busy on here- lots to catch up on.  Not helped by me not receiving notifications for some reason.  But at least I missed out on the detail of Shielsy's gut rot- so pleased its settled!

mr sj wrote (see)
See people are already dropping TR24 into their posts ! Is it time for us to start getting excited again ??

Definitely it is mr sj!


MeShell wrote (see)

yea Fiona, defs only doing 1 marathon.


Yeah right- that's what we all say!

Bearstead- if you want to get a good time in a marathon, you could always do our one (Abingdon) in 2014.  Its about as flat as they come but it fills up very quickly

Its our parkrun's second birthday tomorrow so we are hoping for a good turnout- I've only done 18 so far but have probably been run director or marshal for another 20 but sadly they don't count to my 50.



Edited: 03/05/2013 at 20:51
04/05/2013 at 07:18

Yes OS I'm not getting notifications either there must be something wrong

04/05/2013 at 07:58

Good morning everyone - it's STAR WARS day

MAY the FOURTH be with you

Just off to parkrun

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