Moonwalk Marathon 20th May 2006

Power Walking for Breast Cancer

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29/11/2005 at 16:24
Too late for this year so will try again for next.
29/11/2005 at 16:25
Yes, I,m going to try or it. Will probably try and enter online early tomorrow.
29/11/2005 at 20:56
I would really like to do this.

I just have a few questions for anyone who's done it before -- Does everyone walk?, about how long does it take?, what sort of training would be involved? I can currently run 10K and am training for half mara in April - would anything extra be necessary to help me walk the 26 miles?
29/11/2005 at 20:59

5-7/8 hours

some long walks (up to 20-24miles)would help you with the extra 13 miles after the half mara

there are some training schedules on the website

walking 26 miles thu the night is a challenge ( especially if you havent done the distance before)
29/11/2005 at 21:27
too much on
30/11/2005 at 07:10
Tried to enter, but application process not starting until this afternoon.
Mrs Viking    pirate
30/11/2005 at 09:11
Me and my mate are doing it, sat here now waiting for entries to open
30/11/2005 at 11:37
30/11/2005 at 12:54
Anyone fancy a walking partner? None of my so called friends want to do it (26 miles through the night - can't think why!)Don't fancy going it alone though. Where's Victoria Wood when you need her...

Oh have done a few marathons circa 4 hours so am at decent? fitness level...
30/11/2005 at 13:22
I'm trying (unsuccessfully) to convince various friends that this would be fun... (most of them are non-runners, and I'm sure they think I'm some kind of crazy woman for wanting to do such a thing!)

I might enrol anyway and use it as a good chance to meet some other forumites, and as EP says, with 12000 people there I'm not going to be short of company!
Mrs Viking    pirate
30/11/2005 at 13:38
Still waiting for entries to open.

I have looked at the Training plan on the walkthe walk website and it looks ok but I am also doing Liverpool half this year so I am hoping the training for that will help carry me through!

It would be great to have a forumite meet prior to the start.

Is it too early to start a list yet????
30/11/2005 at 13:42
Read a news article this morning that was advertising a Scottish Moonwalk to take place in June next year.
Mrs Viking    pirate
30/11/2005 at 14:21
EP sounds good, I reckoned on 8 hours anyway so the half marathon training should help be achieve that anyway.

I think the notes say we meet in Hyde park around 7pm, I think that is a bit of an early get together before the start of a race but the photos on the site certainly look like its a party atmosphere.

Is it warm enough to warm round in our bra all evening or do you wear a t-shirt under it?

Im not a good/fast runner or proper race either but you will see that when we are at Trailplus lol!
Ye Olde Dragon    pirate
30/11/2005 at 14:46
'lo guys!!!!

I'm going to do this, this year. I am 'running' Paris Mara on April 9th, so should be right for this. Should stand me in good stead for the Trailwalk.

The entries are still not open - I'll keep trying. I'm thinking that if I get the train up on the day and can catch up with some sleep on the train home the following day.

Do we have a team??
30/11/2005 at 14:57
Sounds good. £35 bit steep though, does any go to charity?

Anyone going down from the Manchester area?
30/11/2005 at 15:07
I think the website said £40 entry this year, and you have pledge to raise £100.

Earlier this year I enquired about doing a 16 mile night walk around London for the 'Maggies' cancer charity. They were asking for about £100 entry fee, and a pledge to raise £250 - I declined....
30/11/2005 at 15:24
The flapjacks may just have swung it....
30/11/2005 at 16:07
I might go for this this year! I'v realy slacked on my training, struggled badly on a 10k run 3 weeks ago and done nothing since. Need something to get me going again and as I'l be on a course for 3 months at the begining of next year without much time to train this sounds pretty good to start me off again.
30/11/2005 at 16:09
Anybody any idea what time we can register.
Seems strange that its say's this afternoon but still not live. Is this what happened last year? Would love to have a go at this, atmosphere must be amazing. Is it hard to get a place?
Mrs Viking    pirate
30/11/2005 at 17:09
im not getting that message???

I just get the same one saying that entries will open this afternoon
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