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21/10/2013 at 14:59

RR - You've qualified for Boston ! You didn't take the short cut ?

21/10/2013 at 15:15

Afternoons all. back home and pleased to hear HS is still alive  Sounds like it was a laugh

Sounds like fun all round - Ekiden, Kent. How did everyone else get on?

Had a great time in Amsterdam - love that city, love the course. We bumped into Brix on the start line (she's v nice) so the three of us ran the first few k together, before Emmy left us for dust. Brix and I ran together till about halfway, then got separated at a drinks station. My Garmin went a bit mad - lost satellite three times during the run, so I didn't have a clue what my pace was, but Imaginary Kaz saved the day - telling me when to pick the pace up and when to hold back. She brought me home two minutes under my target time - think she's my guardian angel

And I even managed to avoid getting a tattoo or a piercing while I was over there, mainly because it would have cut into the drinking time available.

21/10/2013 at 15:16

Oct 20-25: Inverness to Skye 136k - TP.
Oct 26: Beachy Head Marathon - RR, RS, Yer Maj. Great South Run - Smelly Melly.
Oct 27: Bois de Vincennes Half - ATM. Frankfurt Marathon - Emmy. Great South Run - CLR. Marine Corps Marathon - Fanfan, Rick. Northumberland Castles Marathon - Weedy. Venice Marathon - Elizabeth.
Oct 28: Dublin Marathon - Carl D.
Oct 29: Bois de Vincennes Half - ATM.
Nov 2: CLR's birthday. Glen Ogle 3-mile ultra - Brendix.
Nov 3: Derwentwater 10 - OO. New York Marathon - Tiddy. Templeton 10-miler - Eggy.
Nov 6: Danni's birthday.
Nov 8-10: BCRC Cumbria weekender - Jimbob, RR, Yer Maj.
Nov 9: Winter Ballbuster - Engineer.
Nov 9-10: Enigma Fireworks Double - Emmy, Weedy.
Nov 10: Athens Marathon - Wohlf. Louisville Half - Lawyer Aaron. Nice-Cannes Marathon - Elizabeth. Grand Union Canal Half - Odie85. Stade Francais 18k - TP.
Nov 17: Boulogne-Billancourt Half - TP. Kasterlee Marathon - Emmy. Leeds Abbey Dash 10k - CLR. Marathon d'Orleans - PC91. Valencia Marathon - Jimbob, Pottermoss.
Nov 24: Adnams 10k - Keyser Suze. Northumberland 10-miler - Iain.
Nov 25: Jimbob's birthday.
Nov 30-Dec 1: Saxon Shore Double - Emmy.
Dec 1: James B's birthday.
Dec 8: Newcastle Racecourse Marathon - Weedy.
Dec 12: Enigma Marathon - Weedy.
Dec 14: Enigma Christmas Marathon - Emmy.
Dec 15: Corrida de Noel 10k - TP. Weston Super Mare 10k - Matty Warr.
Dec 27: Wiola's birthday.
Dec 31: TD's birthday.
Jan 3: OO's birthday.
Jan 4-5: Enigma Double - Emmy, Weedy.
Jan 9-12: Disney Dopey - BRF, Danni.
Jan 10: Tiberias Marathon - Stewart.
Jan 11: Great Winter Run 5k - ATM, Defender Jo, Defender Ken, HS, Scott.
Jan 12: Orbutt's birthday.
Jan 15: Yer Maj's birthday.
Jan 19: DV's birthday. Naples Half - Lawyer Aaron.
Jan 26-27: Paris-Mantes Overnight 54k - TP.
Jan 29: Kaz's ginormous dog's birthday.
Feb 3: TP's birthday.
Feb 6-9: Quadzilla - Emmy.
Feb 9: Longleat 10k - Benign Murmuring.
Feb 10: Emmy's birthday.
Feb 23: Blackpool Half - Orbutt.
Feb 28: Iain M's birthday.
Mar 1: RS's birthday. Nothumberland Coast Ultra - Weedy.
Mar 2: Paris Half - PF, Suzy M. Silverstone Half - CLR, HS, Iain, Jimbob, Wohlf, Yer Maj.
Mar 8: Jus T's birthday.
Mar 9: Grizzly 20-miler - TrevO
Mar 16: Barcelona Marathon - Emmy, 1T, RR, RS.
Mar 23: Brentwood Half - NGUG. Liverpool Half - James B, Orbutt. Richmond Half - Smelly Melly.
Mar 29: Eco Trail de Paris 30k - TP. Troi Rocs - 1T.
Apr 6: Brighton Marathon - Iain M. Paris Marathon - Will, Chuckie.
Apr 10: Kaz's birthday.
Apr 13 London Marathon - Danni, OO, RaRa, TD, Wiola. Rotterdam Marathon - Emmy.
Apr 21: Boston Marathon - RR.
Apr 24: Audrey's birthday.
May 15: Scott W's birthday.
May 17: Simon Mac's birthday.
May 23: Suzy M's birthday.
May 25: Liverpool Rock 'n' Roll Marathon - Orbutt.
May 26: London 10K -Jimbob.
Jun 1: Comrades - Danni, RR.
Jun 21-22: Hadrian's Wall - Weedy. Wales Trail Marathon - TP.
Jun 25: Keyser Suze's birthday.
Jul 4-5: Enigma Double - Weedy.
Jul 10: RR's birthday.
Jul 20: Wohlf's birthday.
Jul 28: ATM's birthday.
Jul 30: Maus' birthday.
Sep 8: Elizabeth's birthday.
Sep 16: PC's birthday, Mrs O's birthday.
Sep 26: NGUG's birthday.
Sep 28: Loch Ness Marathon/10k/5k - Audrey, Eggy, HS, Kaz, Keyser Suze, RR, Simon Mac, Suzy M, TP, Weedy.
Oct 6: Onetit's birthday.
Oct 8: Albuturkey trip: Eggy, Danni, DV, Iain, Maus, TD, Yer Maj.
Oct 12: PF's birthday.


21/10/2013 at 15:34
Emmy H wrote (see)

Boston Qualifier? Are you smoking something Jimbob?

i'm like Morpheous - i believe ......

21/10/2013 at 15:37
Running Rodent wrote (see)

Orbutt - or the other option is a sex change. The women's qualifying times are much, much easier than the men's. There are several women on this thread who could do GFA times - I reckon anyone who's done sub 4 is within striking distance for London (3:45 for 40 and under, 3:50 for 41-49, sub 4 for 50-59).


21/10/2013 at 18:17

Hey all, congrats to all that ran at the weekend. HS, that zombie run sounds fun!

I decided it was probably wise to get my medical certificate signed with plenty of time to spare so I made an appointment at the doctors today. I went in and he signed it right away. Unfortunately he then decided to check my blood pressure. Turns out I have a rather high blood pressure for someone my age. I've been given a blood pressure monitor to check every morning and evening for the next 7 days. The doctor said to keep the certificate but if the readings are high when i return in 2 weeks there is a chance he won't allow me to race and will send me to a cardiologist!

Fingers crossed for normal results. Anyone else had any problems with their medical certificates?

21/10/2013 at 19:14

Steve. This could actually be a good thing. 

The blood pressure may be a blip but if it is something that needs looking into it then be grateful it was spotted.


21/10/2013 at 20:10

Weedy - could you add 3 races to your marvellous list please?

May 11th - Port Sunlight 10k

June 8th - Mersey Tunnel 10k

September 21st - Warrington Half


21/10/2013 at 20:45

Great running at the weekend folks . Well done y'all.

I had our club triathlon in Lossiemoth yesterday. Great fun. And I did a 10K interval session tonight so feeling very pleased with myself.

Weedy - could you update the list please : Glen Moray Distillery 10 mile (me) and 10K (Alison), both 9 November. Thanks.

21/10/2013 at 20:48

So......and I really really can't believe I'm actually asking this......has anyone ever done a tough mudder?

21/10/2013 at 21:14

HS - my daughter did one last year and loved it. She did Total Warrier this year. Mad as a hatter!

21/10/2013 at 21:43

Well I've been persuaded to pre-register for next year's scottish one. I've watched the videos and am now terrified! I think I'm going to need to start strength training now!

Dark Vader    pirate
21/10/2013 at 21:49

Chuckie?  The doll thing from that horror film..?


Dark Vader    pirate
21/10/2013 at 21:50

MacPerky..  well done on sticking with the tri...  


21/10/2013 at 21:56

HS - a mate of mine did Tough Mudder recently and loved it. He's a gym freak but he thought that there should have been more strength based elements.

You'll be fine. 

21/10/2013 at 21:56

HS - DV has a tyre and a bit of rope you may wish  to borrow?

21/10/2013 at 22:03

Hahaha it may come to that! It will be fine. Won't It. It will. I won't regret it at all....

21/10/2013 at 22:05

A few folk from here did  the Scottish Tough Mudder this year, and all managed it fine - but then again I had trained them!!  I am sure with some strength training and your running abilities you will do grand HS! 


22/10/2013 at 04:55

I thought 'Tough Mud' was what hapened when the ground froze. Shouldn't be a problem HS, just wear trail shoes with good grips. I expect you get lots of frozen ground up there, coming anytime soon. Weather is crazy at the moment. We are expecting 22C here today in Brussels. Hope I get time to take advantage of that with a lunchtime run.

22/10/2013 at 07:51

Too much hillwalking in my misspent youth has given me more than enough experience of mud - but, er, have fun.

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