Manchester Marathon 2013

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04/05/2013 at 18:47

LOL...Just filled in my race survey!

04/05/2013 at 19:18

Maybe my last post on here. Are everyone's results correct now ? I have not been running yet since the marathon but I've done a couple of 25 milers on the bike - last Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday was hard work but Thursday in the sun was great. A load of beer for next couple of days I reckon and then start running again next week - I will probably spend a lot of time on the fells over the summer and then pick up some weight training in the late Autumn and early Winter before the marathon training starts again for London - fingers cross they'll accept my GFA from Manc.

Its' been good following this thread and I'm grateful to the tips and advice I've picked up - sometimes just a casual comment here and there was useful to me - eg someone mentioned getting some new trainers before the marathon and getting 100 miles in them - well I did the same about three weeks before and got 50 miles in them and used them in the marathon and they were perfect.

There were some great performances too especially by the first timers and Red Panda - while preggers Wow !

So Long Folks..............



04/05/2013 at 19:23

Ah, best of luck with everything.  It's been lovely talking to you too.

I agree, these forums are really useful and even if you just learn one thing it's worth it.

Enjoy your beer, have one for me!

Panda xx

05/05/2013 at 00:16

Best of luck Pure Manic/Magic/Maniac

I am a fell runner myself, so I will be back on the fells myself. Will be a shock to the system after all these road miles. 

Im sure all our names will crop up again on the other forums  

Edited: 05/05/2013 at 01:08
31/07/2013 at 15:30

The official email arrived today, entires open for 2014 using the same course. I really liked the course, so for me that is a good decision.

They have gone for a new 3 week earlier date of 6th April. So it looks like the serious training will have to get underway in December  and here's hoping for a slightly less cold and "windy" February/March when the really long ones will be done. That wind seemed to be there on just about every run; but thinking positively, I guess that just makes you stronger for the race.....

I hope a few of the old names crop up again for 2014 to keep the thread lively and give everyone a moral boost .....


Edited: 31/07/2013 at 15:31
31/07/2013 at 16:10

Doing this in 2014 will be the first marathon i've done had a lot of people tell me it's a good flat course so really looking forward to April can't wait to complete the first one  

31/07/2013 at 18:13

Hi there. Entered for the 2014 marathon today and booked the Salford Quays Travelodge for just £20 a night for two nights (Saturday and Sunday). Might be handy for those who arn't local! Wasn't really overly looking to do another marathon next spring...more in the autumn next year after running Brighton this year! However, I only literally saw yesterday that the race details were confirmed for next year and just went for it having recently concluded that I ran a lot of my better times off marathon training this's obviously quite a long way off at the moment but looking forward to hearing how everyone's training goes in the lead up to it.

Edited: 31/07/2013 at 18:14
02/08/2013 at 15:51

Booked this today will be my first marathon so really looking forward to it.

02/08/2013 at 16:14

booked it up this week. My first marathon too.

If I dont hit the wall, I'll have to deal with seeing Manchester United all over the finish line.

Edited: 02/08/2013 at 16:15
03/08/2013 at 17:51

I've signed up for this next year. It's going to be my first marathon and I'm pretty nervous already :/

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