Great South Run 2012

28/10/2012 - Portsmouth

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02/01/2012 at 14:31

Roll up, roll up - who else is taking part in this fantastic 10 miler?

There are still places available if you're interested: Linky

After a cracking run by my mum in the last GSR; she persuaded me to take part again this year! This time I'm learning from experience that Jelly Babies at Mile 9 are never a good idea...

I know that it's a long way, off but just wanted to open a thread if anyone wants to chat/advice etc.

02/01/2012 at 16:33

I'll be doing it again this year, i've been doing it since 2007 and really enjoy it.

I'm also going to train properly for it this year so that i can get a decent time, The jelly babies help carry me through to the end.

If anyones got any good training advice i'm always willing to listen, 

02/01/2012 at 18:32

Hi Paul,

I find the people in pompey to be one fo the friendliest around.

For me, I've found speed work to be the key to the race. It's so flat that you can really make good time and as long as you dig in deep on the last mile along the seafront it's plain sailing.

My lesson's learned from last year is to take an earlier train. Our train took us to the start a little too close to the start time.

10/01/2012 at 15:32

Hi Emmy bug oragnised already for this year - very impressed!! Is your mum running with you again this year?

I'm undecided about whether to run or not - I did enjoy it but found it very crowded so didn't run as fast as I would have liked. But I raised money for charity which was more important than the time, and had  great support from this link, so you never know I may take up the challenge again this year......

10/01/2012 at 15:42

Hi Jelley,

She's the main push for this year. When I spoke to her - she was the one that really wanted to do it so i'm happy to run it with her!

I agree- it's very crowded but the support is first class and minus the last 2 miles against the seafront - it's a lovely run!

21/02/2012 at 11:39

Did my first GSR last year and loved it!

 Despite the drizzle, the streets were packed, which was a massive boost.

 Signed up pretty much straight away to this years one and am really looking forward to it - hopefully the sun will come out this year!

21/02/2012 at 12:12
@Matt - Congrats on doing it again! I'm hoping that it's sunny too but in my experience it's either been heavy rain or drizzle!
21/02/2012 at 12:18

@Emmy_bug I guess at that time of year it always will be!

21/02/2012 at 20:33
I am hoping to do it for the second time , ran 2 years ago , loved the distance , lack of hills , always enjoy jelly babies !!
I ran with a friend so slower than my usual pace but needed to get her round , raised money , would advise as many long runs as possible , cross train , and interval training !?!
Just ran the Brighton half on Sunday , had a great race ,need to line up some more races to keep me motivated !!
Happy training Xx
23/02/2012 at 11:05
Can't remember where but I read about some poor guy getting the jelly babies mixed up with the vaseline - don't think it tasted too good!
23/02/2012 at 14:16
I did it in 2005 i think and it was great and I am doing it this year running for the stroke association which I can't wait to do. If anyone can recommend a good hotel the night before I would appreciate it as I'm coming all the way from Manchester.
23/02/2012 at 15:03       Lovely Place.
23/02/2012 at 15:41
I ran the GSR last year, I really enjoyed it.

I can't wait to do it again this year!
01/05/2012 at 11:36
That's a good recommendation Loftus. I normally "commute" the distance but this year i'm going to stay around for a while to let the congestion clear.
01/05/2012 at 12:51

Hellooooo Emmy_bug .

I've entered this years run, I'm really looking forward to it.

01/05/2012 at 18:54
*waves* Hey Rebecca Thread's a little quiet at the moment but it'll pick up close to race day
10/05/2012 at 15:58

I've signed up too - it'll be my furthest distance to date, have only done 1 previous 10k. Hopefully the training will get me round the course!  - cant deny that I'm a little apprehensive about what I've let myself in for........

10/05/2012 at 16:07

@Lisa- its a great course with a lot of good support so you'll fly through! Just make sure that you train for the distance

10/05/2012 at 16:23

Hi all, I'm booked in for this one as well, it will be the 10th of my "12 in 12" and a great warm up (ha!) for my half in November!!  I think we're going to have to commute down on the morning (from Kent) as I can't find any reasonably priced hotels with space but that's ok, will be a nice day out for the family!!

Look forward to keeping up with everyone on this thread...

Laura x

Edited: 10/05/2012 at 16:23
10/05/2012 at 16:53

Thanks! My training so far is focused on running the British 10k in London on the 8th July. After this I will have 15 weeks to get myself running up to 10 miles - sounds so easy when written like that!!! Will decide at some point the best way to go from 10k to 10 miles.

Really looking forward to it though even if I am thinking I have lost the plot at the moment!

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