im doing Belfast. Got number and chip but no tshirt. Not sure with massage.
Good luck to everyone running Belfast.
I went against my own advice and have now blagged myself a place on Monday......a friend of a friend of a friend can't run and I've managed to transfer my name onto their place. Temptation just got the better of me!
Good luck everyone on Monday
John , I do believe Belfast is going all Dublin and you will receive a "Finishers" shirt with your medal and a goody bag, which is a nice touch ( my Dublin Finishers top is still my favourite)
Louise , panic not you haven't got a stalker !! My sons in your class ( Jesus how old does that make me sound) He's the 17 year old Calvin Klein model called Curtis and I was his guinea pig for his mock training day at L.A Fitness, I'm going on Friday to do his real one that should be a nice wee warm up for Saturday Though you do need to work on those chin ups
Natty-that's the way to do it
John-sports massage 2 days before a race-don't do it
Good-luck to all the Belfast mara runners
Louise ,his mock was over 2 hours , the things you do for your children ! It wasn't the next day it was 2 days later I was busted , so I think this weekend coupled with a 50 k, I'm thinking Monday I'm gonna be a train wreck, have a sports massage booked for Tuesday morning In fairness I can't even do 1 chin up
I looked hard at the Mournes but bottled it and thought see what Causeway is like, but closing dates tomorrow so that's one for the future, will keep an eye out for you on Saturday let me know if you're on a particular station and I will try and remember through the delirium , c u Saturday
Thanks for the info I will do without a sport massage as I did think it was a bit close but reassurrance has confirmed it.
I look forward to seeing some of you on Monday I am wearing a yellow Action Duannne charity top with my name on it so please say hi.
Good luck to everyone racing this weekend and on Monday, I look forward to the gossip on Tuesdays forum.
Cheers Peter, sorry not to be doing Belfast but a 2 day window is a bit tight, good luck getting all your ducks in a row , the 4:30 group all looked to be having fun last year so Jim and yourself will just have to up the entertainment
All the best tomorrow Martin, looking forward to hearing all about it.
I'm for Belfast on Monday. If I finish ahead of HMM & crew, it will be a nice bonus.
Good luck to all taking part on the day. I'm hoping to get to the mini expo over the weekend.
Paul, best of luck for Monday , I managed to stay in front of Jim and Peter last year (just)
Does anyone have a place for Belfast Marathon they wont be using?
I'll buy it if it's going to waste.
Good luck to all the forumites running on Monday. I know you're all sensible folks who will be resting and enjoying the last couple of days of tapering. I've decided to use this weekend as my big training weekend for the Celtman triathlon next month. This afternoon I swam a 3.8k Ironman distance swim in Bangor. Tomorrow I'm doing the 225km Gran Fondo stage of the Big Italian Bike Ride from Belfast to Portrush, along the north coast to Ballycastle and back down the coast to Belfast, and on Monday I'll be running the Belfast Marathon. Slowly! If any of you are out and about on the bike route tomorrow please do give me a shout out, I'll need all the support I can get. I'll be in blue Peninsula Tri kit and on Monday I'll be wearing a light grey Willow Foundation "will of iron" vest.
As well as using these events as part of my training for a one day event I'm fundraising for the Willow Foundation's fantastic work with young adults who have life threatening conditions. I know that at spring marathon time every runner is inundated with good causes, but any support for https://www.justgiving.com/donaldsmith-will-of-iron would be fantastic.
Enjoy marathon day and remember to give me a big cheer as you overtake me.
No Peter - nothing yet. I got close as my neighbours boyfriend had a place but cant find the chip and bib.
Need any backup pacers?
How did you get on Martin you were going well at Portbalintrae like LH I had to leave before you finished.
15.7K this morning I went OK until the last couple of mile when yesterday and a bit of dehydration caught up with me. Used the old tip of counting to 100 over and over again to get me to the finish.
Good luck to all running tomorrow. I won't promise you'll see me but I'll see how I get on this evening getting some work cleared up.
Two fellas running barefoot tomorrow:
all the best to everyone running in Belfast today. a great event.
Is anyone taking part in the Surf and Turf North in Co Derry a week on saturday? I'm in Portrush on holiday and fancied it. is it a good event?
Also considered maybe the Lee Jones Memorial 10K in belfast on the friday night.
Dude , Les Jones is a great race , Surf n turf North is a new race but I train on Benone Strand a lot and it's a fabulous place to run , i might have a crack at it if I'm not working .
Louise , Kenny , Thankyou for your support on Saturday it was greatly appreciated , I had an absolute ball and loved every bit of it , I followed Paul's advice and didn't try anything fancy I just wanted to get round , so it took me over 7:30 hours, how much more I have no idea yet as I purposefully left my Garmin at home. I would recommend having a crack at this race to anyone ,nice bunch of people , breathtaking views of our fabulous coastline and beer at the finish line !!!
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