Manchester Marathon 2013

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21/12/2012 at 16:58

£50 is a bargain for a good closed roads marathon

 

 

21/12/2012 at 17:14

Hey! I'm really thinking about doing Manchester, just can't quite decide!! Help!!

21/12/2012 at 19:15

Hi Santa's little tigger - I  asked the same question and still thinking about it. -  but someone said book it and be ready.  . .I reckon you really want to 

EP x

21/12/2012 at 19:56

I've booked this with 2 mates - done lots of 10ks, one half but never a full one!! A bit scared with fitting the training in as I'm a single mum. But lookign forward, We've booked our hotel rooms already just the trains to book now!!!

22/12/2012 at 08:11
Alicatty you'll be fine, just get those long SLOW runs in, gently building up.

Good luck!
25/12/2012 at 19:56

Entered today, the MEN5 code still works too.

25/12/2012 at 22:58
Jesus Christ I've put about a stone on over the last 3 days
27/12/2012 at 10:12

Hi Guys,

Been lurking on this forum for time. Signed up for this one and training is not yet in full swing, just been ticking over the last few weeks.

Santa has been really good to me and given me a Garmin and I'd like to get a training schedule onto it. Does anyone know if I have to type it all in or is there a quicker way of getting it on there via my mac? Not sure if this is the right forum but just thought I'd see if ther were any techy types out there!

I'm looking forward to being a part of this forum and contributing when I can.

27/12/2012 at 14:20
Not sure how you do that, what model you got? Mines 310xt and don't think you can do that on mine
27/12/2012 at 15:17

Its a 610 Jedwards. I thought there was some way I could download a file onto the watch that would magically add all the schedules to my watch.

28/12/2012 at 22:17
Cybarev - got 610 also and can't download runnersworld schedules don't know if there are any others you can but I couldn't find any.
JPenno    pirate
29/12/2012 at 22:15

You can download them to a 310 so should be able to do so to a 610 you need to download the plan into garmin sportracks and then synchonise with the watch and the plan should be in the training section

03/01/2013 at 13:18

Signed up in a rush of blood yesterday after impressing myself with a 13m training run on Tues. I think it's time I had a go at my first marathon.

I suppose I ought to look at plans and schedules and stuff, but what I'm doing now seems to work alright for me: 5k parkrun on Sat, LSR on Sun and a couple of midweek runs (along with a lot of cycling to work). If I look hard enough I'm sure I can find a plan that says that's the right thing to do.;)

Next thing to do is to look up my old friends in Manc...

 

 

03/01/2013 at 14:50

Did this last year and it was ok, weather didnt help, did liverpool as well and even though I am a manc I must admit liverpool was miles better. The whole organisation from start to finish was better and plus you dont have to go past old trafford (boo hiss). 

I have just signed up for the endurancelife sussex costal ultra then watched a bit of coverage on youtube and I am scared now, oh well better pull my finger out and do some proper training

03/01/2013 at 17:22

I am going to do the Greater Manchester Marathon, this will be my first one. I remember years ago watching the Marathon Runners in the 80s and thought they were supermen and women. Bolton hosted a hard one finishing on an hill, certainly not for the faint hearted and certainly wasnt a PB chaser either. I would love that one to be back. Now I am in my 50s I have decided to do this one as a starter  

I hope it more organised this year, and the weather did not help either. I am not going to work with a standard training program I am going to play it by ear. Let the road miles begin

03/01/2013 at 22:33

Welcome to all the "newcomers" to the thread.

 

Can I just confirm with anyone else following a P&D program that this Monday is the start of week 15 on the schedule? I've counted back a couple of times and it seems right but I just thought I'd check.

03/01/2013 at 22:41
What's a p&d programme?
03/01/2013 at 23:46

Did it last year and will again this. Had the weather not been so appalling, it would have been very enjoyable, luggage debacle notwithstanding. The support was the best I've ever seen, particularly given that it chucked it down all day long. Loos were great, water stations were great, marshalls were great, support was outstanding. Can't wait.

04/01/2013 at 10:23

What was the issue with luggage?  Did they leave bags in the street to get soaked like the Nike chancers at the British 10km did?

JPenno    pirate
04/01/2013 at 11:06
GazOC wrote (see)

Welcome to all the "newcomers" to the thread.

 

Can I just confirm with anyone else following a P&D program that this Monday is the start of week 15 on the schedule? I've counted back a couple of times and it seems right but I just thought I'd check.

The race date is the end of week 17 according to my diary so accoring to my calculations a 16 week plan should start on monday 7 Jan

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