Great South Run 2012

28/10/2012 - Portsmouth

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08/10/2012 at 20:14
Well done Green Fairy and a great way to simulate race day (note to self - remember that....). Thanks for the tip about the train - we normally travel from Woking so will need to replan it a little

@nelly - great to hear that your ankle is better.

How is everyone else getting on? All ready for race day?
08/10/2012 at 20:25

Emmy_H - I think if you're travelling by train from Woking you'll miss the engineering works. Hope so

Have contacted my local running club this evening so hopefully they will be running at least a minibus.

09/10/2012 at 22:06

Really annoyed that I didn't win any money after buying a certain brand of tea bags.  I'll get that monkey!

10/10/2012 at 07:48

Lol, there's always next time Green Fairy!

Did anyone else receive the email that the race packs have been sent? It's all getting very close!

10/10/2012 at 09:36

I did one ten mile run last week, have not run yet this week due to work so hopefully will go for a run on saturday, not long now!

I am also taking my 6 year old to do the kids race on the saturday

10/10/2012 at 10:19
Emmy_H wrote (see)
Well done Green Fairy and a great way to simulate race day (note to self - remember that....). Thanks for the tip about the train - we normally travel from Woking so will need to replan it a little

@nelly - great to hear that your ankle is better.

How is everyone else getting on? All ready for race day?

Emmy_h I was thinking of getting train from woking to but when i looked at time table it would get me there in time. Which train were u thinking of catching or what time arrival? 

10/10/2012 at 10:44

@Jac's -i'll have a look and get back to you. I know that last year we arrived *just* in time but will need to check.

10/10/2012 at 10:59

@emmy_h  sorry was meant to say wouldn't get there in time unless i caught late train night before. thanks

10/10/2012 at 17:30

Ok now I'm really feeling paranoid!!! Went for easy 3 mile run last night and about an hour later got terrible pain in my shins (assume this is the dreaded shin splints) kept me awake most of the night but has calmed down today.

So the dilema is to rest or train for the last two weeks

10/10/2012 at 21:21

Emma_H - I received the email about my race pack being with me within the next 5 working days - amesome

First train from Horsham (at 8:08) on 28th will arrive at Portsmouth and Southsea station (1.3 miles from start) at 10:11 after the hour on the bus.  I expect to be in Green coral which has a starting time of 11:05 so if I get to the Pyramids bag drop-off by 10:45 I should be ok.  But the female elite will have started by then and it may be tricky getting through crowds and across race route.  Am I sounding nervous or paranoid or both!.  Alternative would be to go down saturday and stay in b&b if I can find one.  Hope Horsham Joggers take me under their wing.  Yes definitely both!!

NellyP - get some info on shin splints to see if that is what you have and then sort out any treatment necessary.  I'm sure you'll be ok.  Maybe just a rest for a few days will do the trick

Edited: 10/10/2012 at 21:56
11/10/2012 at 10:02

hi, i have a place for great south run but unable to take part, if anybody wants please contact me nessradford@hotmail.com 

11/10/2012 at 21:17

Wot no e-mail for me, now I'm really feeling paranoid 

11/10/2012 at 21:43

I've had the email earlier today, so I'll be keeping an eye open for the postman. I've been up in Avonmouth working this week, so went out for 9 miles on Tuesday followed by 5 miles on Weds after work. Thats the great thing about my job... Every week, I'm running somewhere different!. It will be a shock running on my home patch for a change!

12/10/2012 at 07:29

Hi David, well done! I'm the same with my job. I'm "lucky" that I get to explore many european cities by running them!

12/10/2012 at 18:50

Got my race pack today, white wave!

12/10/2012 at 19:23
Zoe, what did you put as your estimated time?
12/10/2012 at 19:51

I did it in 1:37:00 last year so I think I actually put 1:40:00 for this years time

12/10/2012 at 20:05
I had never done 10 miles when i signed up so I put 1:45.. But did it on 1:35 last week... Hope I'm not in the green wave..
12/10/2012 at 20:20
@clarinho - what's wrong with the green wave?
12/10/2012 at 20:23
Apparently if you are trying to get a "good" time it's not ideal to be in the green wave as a lot of people in the green wave are running a bit slower .. Nothing wrong just want to try to do it in 1:30
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