The A20 Pathway 17.3

Good training run for FLM

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16/03/2009 at 09:58
jamil - what time did you do at Silverstone yesterday? I had a lovely day there yesterday doing the baggage.
16/03/2009 at 11:04

Hi Tracey, Did it in a disappointing 2.29 had a toliet stop at 7 miles, was aiming for 2.20.

Did a 2.25 in MK last week so was hoping to beat it!

 Wish they started at 9.30ish rather than mid afternoon, I suppose u had fun with baggage ( probably sweated more than me on the track!!!

I am worried that after 13miles I might slow down to 15min miles so finish in around 3.30/4HR!!!

16/03/2009 at 12:41
jamil - you are quite welcome to run with me. I will be wearing a Dagenham 88 Runners vest, well that is if I wash it. What number were you on Sunday? Just wondering if you used our baggage garage. My half pb is 2.12.18, set at Sussex Beacon last month. I am hoping not to take longer than 3.5hrs.
16/03/2009 at 16:42

Is that 3hr 50min? or 3and half?

 I will prob start at the early time of 9 ( or before if allowed)., IF I do it!

I will be wearing a SCANNAPPEAL T shirt ( local Cancer charity)! my number on sunday was 6232! ( I had a Massive bag to carry aswell as I decided to Motorbike the 50miles to get to Silverstone!!

Will defo be driving to this race if I do it!

16/03/2009 at 18:37
Jamil - You was one of our bags. I remember one of our guys in our club saying something about pushing your helmet down into your bag so that it didn't fall out. I would like to finish in 3hrs 30min it could take longer.
16/03/2009 at 18:42

Tracey G - No. 58

16/03/2009 at 21:02
No need to worry about getting lost , all turns ( there are only actually 4 ) will have marshalls posted at them , in fact , 2 of them have water stations as well ,, no -one will get lost (unless they deliberately set out to do so ?) and we will know who is stiil out there by your timing chip , if you have finished it will be registered . The changing room is separate from the HQ , there are as many WC's as you can find in a large hotel , parking is ok for 1000+ cars , there will be in excess of 500 litres of bottled MINERAL water for the water stations , is there anything i have missed ? Dont forget the final race instructions are on the website for downloading , otherwise just turn up and enjoy !
17/03/2009 at 08:34

Hi All

Just paid through Runners world so "no going back now" !!!

Also realised that there is a big hill , there goes my target of finishing it in a "DAY" !!!

This will be the most I have ever run or walked!! and third sunday running over 13miles in a row  

"I MUST BE MAD or STUPID" 

Tracey, I had left my hemet on my bike, but because of my biker jacket & trousers as well as the rest of the junk I had I almost tore my bag aswell! 3hrs 30 is what I am aiming for, but the hill may KILL me off

I take it there will be no "FREE" Locozades on this run then?

17/03/2009 at 09:30

Jamil,

No chance of getting lost. I did the 'route' without reading the directions. I merely parked at the ramada hotel and ran down the A20 for 6 miles then up hubbards hill. After that I was just guessing. Now that I've read the directions it seems very straight forward.

 What I will say is the route is an ideal training run for the FLM as the undulation and big hill will really strengthen the legs!

 Looking forward to bottled water - much better than the plastic cups that you have to stop and walk in order to drink from.

I just did the Hasting half in 1:56.23. It was brutal as mostly uphill for 9 miles!! This run is basically flat/uphill for half and then downhill/flat for the second half so think will be much better. I am aiming for an ambitious 2:35 Sunday.

Good luck all,

17/03/2009 at 10:07

Thanks Kevin. 2.35!! Yo Go Kevin.

I just hope now that I am alive for the downhill/flat second half ( I REALLY do not get on well with HILLS)!

Are the Sauna etc facilities free to use then?

17/03/2009 at 10:39

Kevin - Hasting half is my PW.

Jamil - You will have a great time.

17/03/2009 at 10:48

Tracey,

 I'm new to this. PW? Is that a typo or personal worse? If you mean it is your PB then I salute you as those hills were so brutal I thought it was some kind of sick joke....

17/03/2009 at 12:04
Kevin - Hastings was my personal worst. Even when you thought it was going down hill you would turn a corner and go back up hill  I am not against hill or I would not be doing Beachy Head Marathon for the 4th time this year.
17/03/2009 at 21:19

Jamil,

Don't be scared of hills. My PB course is the T/Wells half and that has a brutal hill at 7 miles. I did my own half as part of my FLM training last week and it was a completley flat course and I was slower by 30 seconds. Hills will be your friend when your running the completley flat FLM.

I don't think its going to be a busy race on Sunday as I believe there are not yet 350 people signed up for it. I think I will have to take some energy gels on this one with me as im not carrying 2 bottles of energy drink with me.

Im looking forward to this though and im gonna try and run it at my FLM goal pace of 9 minute miles.

 Keep running

www.tommys.org/stevesmarathon

17/03/2009 at 21:48
353 and rising - Kevin , the water will come out of mineral bottles and then into plastic cups , sorry to disappoint but have you ever been to a race when bottles were handed out at water stations - most are swigged once or twice then flung , some a long way from the stations , Jamil , you will be up that hill before you know it and looking out over the downs before descending again .
17/03/2009 at 23:05
Multisport - how many water stations are there?
18/03/2009 at 00:41
Good luck everyone ... it's getting closer! Did MK Half in a PB 1-47 weekend before last but know I need to slow down for this one ... maybe that hill will help
18/03/2009 at 11:09

354,  just signed up.  lokking forward it.

Could do without this warm weather.  Come back rain , all is forgiven!!!!

18/03/2009 at 11:17

Stephen, easy for you to say !! 9 min miler

Tracey, I take it u would be willing to carry me then if I keel over up the hill!!!

Lets just hope my legs make it unfortuntley I am built for comfort not spped!! my average speed is 11.5min miles ( excluding hills)

 Lets hope marshalls are willing to stay out till 5pm ODD!

Is the Hotel facilities free then?

18/03/2009 at 11:42
has every one received there race number yet as i am still waiting and registered over a month ago.
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