MBNA Chester Marathon 2013

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18/04/2013 at 12:20




I put my time down as 4hr 30 on my entry form, but I hoep to break 4hrs.. 

18/04/2013 at 14:03
Last year's chester was my first marathon, I did it in 3h 57, looking to hack a decent chunk off of that time this year. I put my recent half mara time into RW race time predictor and it comes out that I should roll home in 3h 35! Now that I have seen that, I am hopi g to do sub 3h 30! I must be mad!
21/04/2013 at 15:18
VLM today- Well the perfect weather forecast went pear-shaped! Lol! Ran 2.50 which I think is a fair reflection of where I'm at allowing for the conditions. Happy enough- especially as I just found out that the pub at Paddington Station gives a free pint to everyone with a medal. Should have brought the rest of them along....
So..... Got to hunt that sub 2.45 in Chester. See you all in October
21/04/2013 at 15:44

Well done Jason

Have paid, entered and started training for Chester. This will be my second as did London last year. Hope I wont be last-lol Do have COPD and it slows me a bit.

Edited: 21/04/2013 at 15:45
21/04/2013 at 15:57
Well done Jason. I might get near that time for half of the GHM
21/04/2013 at 16:20
Well done jason, I just heard from my running buddy that did london, he was expecting to do it in around 3 15, the wheels came off and he limped home in a respectable 3 46, but says it was a wsrm one!
21/04/2013 at 16:38
I'm joining my local tri club for cross training purposes, as well as normal mara training Good idea or not?
21/04/2013 at 17:15
By the way Stu, you won't be last, coz I'm running
21/04/2013 at 18:52

Nice to hear Steve

21/04/2013 at 19:55
Last but one will be an achievement
21/04/2013 at 20:40
After watching vlm today, I can't wait to toe the start line at chester! I wont be fast, but am determined to smash last years time!
21/04/2013 at 20:50
Me too actually on the start line thing. Also feeling like entering the ballot...
21/04/2013 at 21:20
Steve, do it! Iwill se you there!
21/04/2013 at 21:36
Not even run my first marathon yet, and that's potentially my 4th one
21/04/2013 at 21:38
Steve, its my 40th inseptember and I am hatching a plan to run 40 races in my 40th year!
21/04/2013 at 23:00

scott- yeah yet another hot VLM. Gutted cos the forecast was for it to top out at 12 c which would have been PERFECT. Oh well!

22/04/2013 at 10:07

Start marathon training for Chester next week - eeeekkk! I'm going to be following the P&D 55mile plan but I've built in an extra 5 weeks to insure against illness, injury and holidays! My long runs will also start longer as I've already built up to 16 miles over the last few months. Really hoping to lay some marathon ghosts to rest with this one!

Jason - sorry to hear VLM didn't quite go as planned but 2:50 still sounds pretty good to me! Look forward to following your training for Chester.

Edited: 22/04/2013 at 10:09
22/04/2013 at 11:45
scott dutton 2 wrote (see)
Steve, its my 40th inseptember and I am hatching a plan to run 40 races in my 40th year!

Scott...  how many races have you done so far?  Because I hate to break it to you, but you only have about 5 months left of your 40th year!

22/04/2013 at 22:20
I did the vim yesterday. It was my first marathon. I'm signed up for Brighton in April 2014 but I honestly don't think I can wait that long. Looks like Chester is perfectly placed right in the middle of the two! Does Chester sell out or can I leave it until much closer to the time to decide?
23/04/2013 at 18:15
Acp- that's a long build up! I'm going to work on speed over short stuff over the next few months. Hope your effort pays off! Sure it will if you can avoid injury/ burnout
Hotel booked- Mill Hotel and Spa, Milton St. Apparently 10 min walk from Racecourse Any local knowledge?
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