MBNA Chester Marathon 2013

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23/03/2013 at 11:39

Well done both!! I wish I could do a half that fast. 2.06 with a dodgy hip, I can only dream of at the moment and my next target is 2 hours or under. 1.45 for me is a mega pipe dream, unless I start training properly and life don't get in the way!!! Marathon training for Giant's Head starts Tuesday. Just need to motivate me to get my butt out there in the lovely Devon weather (not). NellyP, I heard the medal was rubbish. No mention of the event or distance is BAD

Tavistock half for me tomorrow. Hilly and rain forecast, so no PB there either (unless I have a miracle run



23/03/2013 at 16:05

Good luck for that tomorrow Steve,

I had a trip to physio & a sports massage this week, going to take another two weeks off to try and put this hip finally to bed then the plan is braishfield 5 m in June and Thames meander half in Aug, then the big one in October.

Have to say the first thought that went through my mind when I finished Warwick last week was "not sure I could turn around and run that again!!!" but there is still a lot of training to get in until Chester creeps up.


24/03/2013 at 17:50
Near miracle run occurred. 2.18.13 unofficial time. I missed my PB by just under a minute, but it was a much more hilly course than Silverstone obviously, and I walked quite a bit due to issues with my lower back. Pleased and surprised this afternoon....
24/03/2013 at 18:31

Well done Steve, pretty good to get that close to a PB on a hilly course.

25/03/2013 at 19:44
I'm delighted with it. Thought I'd struggle to get under 2.30 as I've not really trained for hills but I think the glamorous lady runner I ran with was running faster than I expected. Had to keep up . I think undulating races are my thing, as at least you get a breather on the downhills...
25/03/2013 at 19:53
Hi folks, the half I was supposed to be doing was cancelled on sunday, due to the snow, gutted as I did a 10 mile run on Saturday in blizzard like conditions, all sub 8min miles, so I would have probably PB'd on Sunday!
26/03/2013 at 18:50
Bugger, Scott, that must have been hard to take.
30/03/2013 at 10:27

Bit quiet on here how's everyone doing, I'm actually enjoying my time off (trying to let the hip fully recover) another week off then it's back in training again (Braishfield 5M next event for me).

30/03/2013 at 16:42

i am starting to pick up after falling apart at spen 20   15 miles in   looking forward to Chester again    

races coming up

Sheffield 10k

Leeds Half

Eyam Half

Buxton half

30/03/2013 at 17:38

I wondered where you'd been Compo.


30/03/2013 at 19:20
I've got the Honiton Hippo on 14th April, Saltash half on 5th May, and the Bideford 10k on 12th May. Maybe one more to be confirmed but mostly training on my own.
30/03/2013 at 21:22

Hi All I've entered. I'm currently injury free after many months of one injury after another. I've decided to try the Hal Higdon 3 run a week programme so that i can fit in lots of core work too. Has anyone done this programme? it's 24 weeks so starts in just a few weeks.

30/03/2013 at 21:47
Hi folks, early night for me, up early and off to do 13.1 on my own tomorrow.
Compo, eyam and buxton? Sounds hilly! Do you live that way on? I am in castleton for a week in june, fancy a plod?
31/03/2013 at 21:03
Think I will be back for my third in a row! Looks like I am going to have unfinished mara business after VLM.....
04/04/2013 at 14:32

Don't tell me Jason - your 2:30 marathon plan isn't going to happen at VLM for some reason (why?!) so you're going to give it a shot at Chester instead.....?!

04/04/2013 at 14:55

Hi all.Ive signed up! Did Liverpool last year in 3.09. Is Chester a faster course? Do we run on the race course? I used to do that in the early 80s when I lived there-do they cut the grass short?

04/04/2013 at 15:09
Acp- lol!
04/04/2013 at 16:43
Signed up for Chester. Aiming as close to 2:45 as possible..
Ran a 1:19 in recent HM ..
04/04/2013 at 22:26
Gulp- looks like everyone doing this one is sub 3
04/04/2013 at 22:53
Doing Manchester Leeds half then Chester this year
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