Hayley - I am not sure I could do 4:30 but if I am up to it by then I am 100% with you - to be honest I would like to get under 5:15 next year - am going to work on hill reps in advance and concentrate on speed work as I have to admit I haven't done much of that and don't really know where to start with it.
Tracey - thank you - your right i was ready to pull out was in tears and having a bit of a flakey moment - I am not used to running on my own and just felt fed up but the wonderful marshalls got me through it and the support at the Fetch point was excellent I felt like a celebrity running through there
Great race and great organisation. Congratulations to everyone that made it. (I felt like quitting too - I think it is was partly the weather and partly the course - why run when you could sunbathe in one of those lovely fields?!)
Also, any spectators - sorry if the grumpy runner in the blue vest blanked you. It was nothing personal, I just get tunnel vision and still really appreciated the support!
(Waves to Fido)
(Waves to Tracey G)
(Waves to Amanda - Excellent Spirit there...)
(Waves to EVERYONE WHO DID HALSTEAD, SUPPORTED, MARSHALLED, HELPED & ORGANIZED)
Anyone else still buzzing from this? Walked dogs Sunday evening, am/pm Monday and this morning and legs doing OK. Thanks again HRR and see you all out there...
thank you I just wish next year would hurry up so i could try again - have edinburgh marahton in 2 weeks though so am looking forward to that just to try and get a better time.
Loved this one though will be recommending it to the club
One for the organisers.....how about tech t-shirts instead of cotton ones next year?
So many events are doing them now (Marathon of the North, Mablethorpe, Abingdon, South Downs, New Forest, Trionium Greensands to name a few)
Hi everyone - im amanda's mum! I managed to finish in 5.34 despite having an IT band injury so very very pleased. Maybe next time I can do it a bit quicker although must practice more hills or undulations as Matt put it!!! The weather was fab (got a sunburned head!), the marshals were amazing, (thank you for saving me a mini mars bar) and the cheering point was excellent. Its the first time ive run so far on my own but the scenery was beautiful and I never missed my ipod for a minute !! Very well organised, will definitely be back next year
Thanks Tracey -xx
Hi all, well done to all those that competed in the Halstead and Essex, I was unfortunately crocked by a chesty cough / cold, couldn't risk competing... I am desperate to use all of my training however, and am looking for any marathon's within say 50 miles of Colchester in Essex, or Hythe in Kent, any ideas? I am hoping there may be some local races that are not online, looking for something in say 2-6 weeks time so I can get another long training run in before the race. Any ideas? Thanks Ash
Kent Road Runner - Multiple laps of a cycle track, I've heard good things about it...
The Picnic - HARD AS NAILS!!!
Thanks Lemmy, I don't mind something a bit more challenging than just flat, but "the picnic" looks a little challenging for my first.. Regrettably I cannot make the Kent Road runner either...
So... can't make Gravesend 04062012 or the South Downs 09062012 (unavailable for both) , Tenby 10062012 is too far.. Bury St Edmunds 16062012 would have been ok, but not 4 marathons back to back.. Same with Colworth 22062012 which is three back to back.. So unless something is not online, I am left with 08072012 Chichester or Margate on 02092012.. Didn't really want to wait long, or do 200+ miles to get somewhere.. (such as Lancaster, Anglesey, Devon etc.)
Thanks for coming back with ideas
Ash Carden wrote (see)
Thanks Lemmy, I don't mind something a bit more challenging than just flat, but "the picnic" looks a little challenging for my first.. Regrettably I cannot make the Kent Road runner either... So... can't make Gravesend 04062012 or the South Downs 09062012 (unavailable for both) , Tenby 10062012 is too far.. Bury St Edmunds 16062012 would have been ok, but not 4 marathons back to back.. Same with Colworth 22062012 which is three back to back.. So unless something is not online, I am left with 08072012 Chichester or Margate on 02092012.. Didn't really want to wait long, or do 200+ miles to get somewhere.. (such as Lancaster, Anglesey, Devon etc.) Thanks for coming back with ideas
Did you read any of the blurb associated with these events above?
If Bury St Edmonds on the 16th is the Great Barrow Challenge then it is only a 2 day event and you can enter either or both days. However, it will be multi-terrain and some degree of self-navigate with a map and instructions provided. The 4 day back to back is in September.
Colworth is running a total of marathon distance over 3 days. 5 miles on the Friday evening, 8.1 miles on Saturday am and then 13.1 miles on the Sunday. Total distance over 3 days = 26.2 miles.
Ok, thanks, it is possible I missed some information. I will take a greater look on the Bury item and see if it fits. I don't mind a bit of rough terrain, but the thought of navigating with a tired mind and body scares me a bit.
Check cheap flights from Stansted - you never know...
I did the Barrow Spring Challenge and the navigation was really negligible. Maps were provided as a back-up, but the course was very well marked, so don't let that put you off. I am doing Saturday - would do Sunday, but am off on hols then.
May do both days of the Barrow Summer Challenge. Don't know yet. Still got some minor calf issues that I hope will be better by then.
My first marathon, and thoroughly 'enjoyed' it. The support was great, everyone was so friendly and helpful - even though I wasn't presented with my age group prize at least I got it to bring back to Bristol. Thanks everyone.
well done teresa, enjoyed meeting you and your husband in drapers hotel. i 'enjoyed' it too!! just scraping in my target time so very pleased. you should be very happy. lin says hi as well!
Hi Adrian, Really glad you made it - we did wonder how you got on! Any more marathons in mind or is it "never again" ?
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