Ikano Robin Hood Marathon and Half Marathon

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09/09/2013 at 20:28

REALLY??? Because I never got a t-shirt at all, having entered on the day and they told me there were none left! All I got was a co-op bag full of strange things.

Martin - sounds like you will smash it. Your 5k and 10k are noticeably better than mine and my marathon time is well under 3:15. And you've done all the long runs for this one...

brer - dunno, just thought you might look down on lightweight 1-marathon-a-year types... 

Edited: 09/09/2013 at 20:30
09/09/2013 at 20:36

I eod`ed to but fluttered my eyelashes a bit and now I have 2! I really wanted a memento for what was a tough race to me! Is a small one any use to you?

09/09/2013 at 20:39

Well... yes, as I am quite small. I should confess though that I wouldn't wear it much because white isn't really my colour, but I want it because it says '30km of pure pleasure' on it which I think is hilarious. 

09/09/2013 at 20:44

Cool. If you PM me your address I`ll try and send it to you (stamps weren`t franked so I ought to pass on the good will!).

09/09/2013 at 21:33

I'm leading the 3 hour bus at Nottingham if anyone is looking for 2.59

09/09/2013 at 22:40

The last bus I got in Nottingham was a Barton's to my school - I'm sure you will keep better time HD. I'm hoping to keep a few mins infront of you - we will see. If not  I will get on the back seat when you pass me.

10/09/2013 at 10:14

We're coming over from York for the half, girlfriends parents live in Leicester so only a 45 minute drive over from theirs on the morning. I'm similar to Martin, chasing new PB's across the year. So far I've managed to get my times down for other distances but haven't had a crack at a half (at least in a race) yet this year;

5K - 18.33 down to 17.58

10K - 38.38 down to 37.40

Half - Current best of 1.27.42

Marathon - 3.18 down to 3.06

We're both doing the GNR this weekend so the opportunity for a PB is there, but having done the race the last four years (I know it gets slated on here but we still love it), I'm well aware of the sheer mass of people that could hamper any such hopes. Nottingham is therefore a bit of a 'Plan B'.

Does anyone know the crack regards parking? There's a downloadable 'Race Guide' on the website now (which I assume will be sent out with the race numbers) which lists three car parks and detail's how they'll be incredibly busy! Does anyone know if the streets around Victoria Embankment are permit parking? Looking at Google Maps there seems to be plenty of houses around but with the cricket & football grounds so close I wondered if restrictions were in place? 

Cheers guys!

10/09/2013 at 23:43
I'm coming up from London for this. I'm hoping it's flat and friendly and there's somewhere decent I can get a guilt-free pie afterwards.
12/09/2013 at 17:54

Any sign of race packs?

And are there any marathon pacers? (think there are in the HM)

12/09/2013 at 19:58

Hd's post above suggests that there are pacers for the marathon; well a 3hr pacer if nothing else

I changed from the half to the full last week. At the time, the woman I spoke to said packs would be out within a couple of weeks - so maybe next week Toe.

One last long run for me to go - a very relaxed time on feet affair.  I'm taking the same 2 week taper I used for VLM - trying to balance the recovery with going stir crazy

16/09/2013 at 12:53

I'm doing this, I did it last in 2010 but the route has changed. I think this is a shame since the Uni / Wollaton Park bits were the best, even with the slight hills. Boots car park doesn't have the same appeal!

16/09/2013 at 12:56

M... you still get a bit of the uni, just not the same bit, though agree that Wollaton Park was a lot more scenic and better-supported than Boots.

So my race number arrived in the post today and so did my Belper 30k t-shirt - thanks ET! Fits perfectly and boasts of 30 kilometres of sheer enjoyment.  And the stamp still isn't postmarked - bonus!

16/09/2013 at 14:18

Glad it got there safely lit!

I`ve not done any running since Wednesday. Been ill, first time for ages but it shouldn`t do too much damage to the training I`ve already done,  should it?

Got a reply and they reckon there will be pace-makers for the full every 15 minutes. I guess I ought to follow the 3`45 pace.

No race pack here yet.

16/09/2013 at 14:23

RacePack arrived today

16/09/2013 at 14:55

ET - it'll be fine. You have to be ill during the taper. It's the law.

16/09/2013 at 14:57
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ET - it'll be fine. You have to be ill during the taper. It's the law.

lol. Thanks. I was so lucky with my build up to Shrewsbury but this one has not been exactly textbook.

16/09/2013 at 18:25

ET, while you are home feeling ill, just picture the rest of us overtraining and doing more harm than good.

16/09/2013 at 20:54

No race pack for me yet Number 17 of 2013 marathon completed yesterday in 3:39...trail marathon and loads of toilet issues. Not enough rice pud and too much bread.

ET, hope you feel better soon.

16/09/2013 at 21:42

Anyone know anyone with a spare bib? I've had to pull out of Chester on the following week due to work.... So fancy this one if at all possible?

16/09/2013 at 22:22

Thanks for the well wishes! It is helping. Feel very sorry for myself.

Simon - I reckon you might be able to eod if you ask nicely enough.

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