The A20 Pathway 17.3

Good training run for FLM

41 to 60 of 113 messages
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  


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


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


 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


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

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.
41 to 60 of 113 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums