Yorkshire marathon 2013

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27/06/2013 at 19:48

Hi Guys, Thanks for the support Tiny, Swoody and Lily, 12 miles in the heat well done.

An easy 9 miles today, just getting ready for Hols for 2 weeks, Flying to Corfu, then round the Eastern Med, it's our silver wedding anniversary treat, the day is actually September. Wahoooo!!

Training plan ?

See you all soon, happy running. 


27/06/2013 at 21:32

How is everybody doing? Seems like most people are into double figures on the long run. I know it's early days but I've not done a run over 8 miles yet, so think I need to up the mileage this weekend.

All the best. Gazza.

27/06/2013 at 22:24

I'm going to stick my neck out and say 3:29:29 but not entirely convinced as I've never run further than about 15 miles in my life!  Stuck on a plateau of around 30 miles a week at the moment over 3/4 runs and longest run of 12 miles.  All my runs are pretty steady around 9 min/mile pace so not sure if I should introduce some tempo runs or just aim to increase the mileage.

28/06/2013 at 08:54

skd14 - sounds like a brilliant holiday, bet you can't wait?!  You won't lose much fitness in a fortnight, just go for the occasional run if you can. 

NG - don't worry about what others are doing.  Do you have a training schedule?  If you do, then stick to it.  It will see you through.  Still well over 3 months to go until race day.

hills - same question, do you have a training plan?  A good plan will already have you running different types of sessions throughout the week.  You need to run your long runs sloooowwwww.  But you also need to get a tempo session in once a week too.  Plus maybe some medium runs with marathon paced miles in there.  Recovery runs are good too.  In short: get a plan! (and stick to it)

28/06/2013 at 11:21

Lily of the Valley 4.59

AP66                 3.59

TR85                 3.59

 SKD14.             3.49

Swoody.             3.49

Born Again Runner 4.15

Northern Gazza   3.29.

WATH 3.29


think thats everyone.....Some very positive sub 3.30 runners !!!

28/06/2013 at 13:44

Hi everyone - been absent a bit due to lots of school events with the boys, but still squeezing in the runs. I did 12 miles last Sunday but found it hard, humid and a bit hilly. I'm also training for the Thunder Run in July, so two days this week I've run morning and evening. I'm hoping there's some form of marathon training in there!

Target time for York? Hmm Hmmm dunno. PB 4.57 but I'm not feeling the love right now! I'd be happy to achieve that again.

Swoody I was at Halstead supporting a friend who ran 3.57! I was at Pebmarsh with a very large tub of sweeties. Had a great day spectating for a change!

30/06/2013 at 09:43

Lily of the Valley   4.59

AP66                   3.59

TR85                    3.59

 SKD14.               3.49

Swoody.               3.49

Born Again Runner 4.15

Northern Gazza     3.29

WATH                   3.29

 Johnnybike           3:29

30/06/2013 at 09:45

Looking for 3:30 at York - current long runs are 15M at MP (yes, I know too fast but I just run at a comfortable pace) .  No drink, no nutrition. I am thinking that as I increase distance I am going to have to start taking something with me as I am quite dehydrated after 2 hours of running.


Does anybody know what will be provided on race-day in terms of drinks or anything else as I might as well get used to having the same thing on long runs.

30/06/2013 at 13:41

How did you get on at the Humber Half today swoody?  I thought it was pretty tough - hills, undulating bits, headwind, but fortunately not too hot. I was way slower than I'd hoped, but kept telling myself it was just a training run! 

30/06/2013 at 17:50

Thought I'd say hello as my training plan starts next week for this race.

30/06/2013 at 18:30

Welcome Jonah. Now the training plans are kicking in, it all seems very real, and not long away! What have I let myself in for? 

30/06/2013 at 18:54

BAR .sounds like you finished , well done. Ignore the time

jonah 8, welcome think all our plans start tomorrow. Good luck



30/06/2013 at 19:11

Yep, I finished, with a smile on my face too. You're right about ignoring the time - it isn't a PB type of course. Garmin said 293 m of climb! Good training run! Eccup 10 mile race next Sunday - anyone know what that's like?

30/06/2013 at 22:14

Eccup is undulating at most. I ran 77 at Otley 10 and hope to be 72-74 at Eccup

01/07/2013 at 01:38

I was well pleased to get a half marathon pb at the Humber today, especially in the conditions! The hills weren't as bad as I was expecting, Otley 10... they were proper hills;)

Eccup is another tough course next up!

01/07/2013 at 09:54

I'm race-stalking you Bornagainrunner, I'm doing Eccup 10 too. 

It was definitely tougher than it should have been for a race in the flatlands of Hull. Funny one for me as I was pacing my husband round his first ever race, he wanted to do it in under 2 hours and we crossed the line in 1.59.04. You may have seen him - he was wearing a pink tutu...

What times did you do BAR and Chr1s?

Welcome Jonah, what time are you aiming for at Yorkshire? 


01/07/2013 at 10:27

Yes swoody, I saw him! Couldn't miss him In that outfit! I was a tad disappointed with my time - 2:04, my PB is 1:56, but I know I haven't been doing enough speed work this year, so can't complain. Eccup sounds tough, eek! It's a club run, so there should be a lot of our club there. Will need to up my pace a bit I think! 

Well done on your PB Chr1s - some achievement on that course. 

Reckon we should all wear pink carnations on Sunday - sounds like quite a few of us are going, we could all say hi to each other! 

01/07/2013 at 10:32

Most important run of the year today...Its the dads race at school !!!

01/07/2013 at 10:47

Thanks for the welcomes

Swoody-  Looking at 2.50ish

Been doing loads of long slow runs up in the hills before I start my schedule, Edale to Buxton last Saturday, fantastic views.

01/07/2013 at 11:07

Ha ha, brilliant. I was the embarrassed woman in a purple top next to him

Well done on your PB Chris.

Long runs up beautiful hills sounds like fab base training, no wonder you're looking at 2.50 with that in your legs Jonah. 

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