ASICS Target 26.2 - 2013

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14/11/2012 at 16:28

DS2, last year people moved between categories and I don't think you can get a look at your form again...last year the coaches had them in booklets and were taking notes which was a little unnerving

Seren, yours will be sent by royal messenger, look out for a carriage and knock at the door

Sticky, last time they didn't add people so 34 out of a possible 40 actually attended bootcamp

14/11/2012 at 16:30

I caught up on here with people getting shortlisted and heard the cheery "ping" of my email systems. I said "Runner's World..."....I opened...I paused.....It was a notification for this thread! BAH! Hee hee, still hoping...

14/11/2012 at 16:45

maybe a daft question but what actually happens at boot camp?

14/11/2012 at 16:49

No sticky88 I was just asked if Im free!


14/11/2012 at 17:01

Are people already finding out??? How chuffed must you lucky people be ! Good for all of the fortunate's makes me just a tad jealous!

Keep us mere mortals posted !

seren nos    pirate
14/11/2012 at 17:08

thew first one they have you doing some to you about what you would have to do and then go away and shortlist about 20 from the 50...........the 20 are then rekeased to the forums and then we vote...and between the votes and the opinions of the experts they pick the final 5 or 6

14/11/2012 at 17:24

 Do all the emails/calls go out on the same day? Are we to think that's it then? Trying not to be too disheartened!! Why do some people get an email and others get a phone call? Hey ho.....

14/11/2012 at 18:22

Not sure what'll happen this year but last year ... we were broken down into groups of roughly similar ability, and then each group had

  • a physio chat (sly assessment??) of core strength, 
  • gait analysis
  • track session working on pacing (roughly 5k in total)
  • 5k time trial
  • junk lunch!!! (lots of crisps, biscuits and some token fruit - not that I'm complaining - it was like a kids party and I snaffled everything I wouldn't normally allow myself )

You get plenty of rest between the 2 track sessions and there's lots of standing around having photos taken and chatting.

Everyone that went got a very generous goody bag from Asics & RW - I had a rucksack with a really nice long sleeve top and a RW complete guide, a waist belt and a few other bits and bobs.

Rachel - don't give up hope yet - maybe they'll ring this year, maybe they'll email subject to time and pairs of hands available.  If you haven't heard by Saturday I would say there's a fair chance you've missed out this year - but there's always next or the one after that

14/11/2012 at 19:11

Rachel, we'll all be put out of our misery by Saturday, only 2 days to go....

14/11/2012 at 19:35
It's worth noting that I was constantly on the forums, with all of my personal stuff on here. You end up forgetting that its not just the guys commenting on here that are reading (who you get to know really well *waves*) but other who never post. Had a look and I've got stuff about aches, pains, tummy trouble, job stress oh and every session I did in training... Every single mile... (More or less)

The only issue I really with comments was during the voting process... But after that the people were brilliant. At the 22 mile mark, it was proving that all the support, advice and good will got me to the end...

Bootcamp was exactly as SB described. On the same track as one Mr Bolt trained on too....

If you get to bootcamp, the pacing exercise is exactly that. Make sure you do it as asked. Oh, and expect to get photographed and filmed a lot. The RW people are also cool.

There is something else, but can't remember... And Mrs BoD is on the computer doing a work presentation...
14/11/2012 at 19:41

Hi, I confess to being a forum lurker who rarely posts... but.... I had a call today! I went straight out for a run to calm myself.

14/11/2012 at 19:46

I think my e-mail got lost in the post...

Well done to all those who have had their calling. Would be good to know what they were looking for.

Ah well! There's always next year.

I've already signed up to do the Milton Keynes marathon in May. Will have to get through without my goody bag and the experts.

14/11/2012 at 19:46

Just back in, after a long day, wondering .....

Need to catch up with all the posts.... 

Had a call from a numbner did not recognise while in a quiet car on a train. No message. Been wondering all day. Saw the posts about calls and began to panic. Just rang it back and found out it was Vodafone !!!!!

14/11/2012 at 19:47
Jenf, I had loads of calls today, none from RW!! Did you really get the call?

14/11/2012 at 19:52

Yes FH,  I was  told i'd made the shortlist, and will get another call if I make it to bootcamp.

14/11/2012 at 19:53
Jenf, that's great news well done and good luck. Were you not told to keep it hush hush ??

Edited: 14/11/2012 at 19:55
14/11/2012 at 19:55

Thank you.

14/11/2012 at 20:04

Jenf, I did too and the lady said the same! I do hope it doesnt go against us for being on here!!??

14/11/2012 at 20:09

She never said a word about keeping quiet,..? I thought i'd practice my typing skills as thats going to be needed also, I'm painfully slow!

14/11/2012 at 20:16

maybe hush hush applies to getting through to boot camp? although I think it would be really obvious if we did!


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