Asics262/Sub4/Sophie Ruffles/VOTE FOR ME!

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03/12/2013 at 19:04

For all those applicants to this awesome comp, and other savvy forumites, it looks like you're going to be pestered for your votes for the next week.  I'm starting the campaign now.

Having had the pleasure of meeting the other 3 in my category at bootcamp, and finding them to be lovely, I feel bad asking for you to pick me but that's the game.

I ran London last year and loved every minute of it.  I'd love to smash my 4:21 time with the help of the Asics262 team.

I love running generally having taken it up properly 5 years ago. Along the way I've seen some great places and met some fab people. 

My running patch is Bristol, often the downs and mostly with Hugo in tow.

If you want more in return for your vote, I'm all ears!

Vote now!!

seren nos    pirate
03/12/2013 at 19:09

so first found the forums in april 2012 and got involved...............but then didn't post at all until this competition.......

how can we know that you will post regular on your thread when you win......

03/12/2013 at 21:47

Fair question Seren nos. I found the thread for support during my first marathon and it was great to find support and like minded people. I haven't faced such a big challenge since, hence the radio silence.

Like the rest of the finalists, I see this comp as not only a great prize but a chance to engage with the running community as a whole. I think I'll enjoy the chatting about running as much as the running itself.  Knowing there might be people interested will be lovely!

04/12/2013 at 07:14
This touting for votes is nerve wracking stuff ! Plus all my non runner friends aren't sure this isn't punishment rather than a competition!
Am full of nervous energy and as I have some time this morning due to a dentist appt, I'll be coaxing my Jack Russell, Hugo, out for a quick run around the Bristol downs to see the sun rise over the city.
04/12/2013 at 09:38

Hello! How did the run go this morning? 

My non runner friends (and even some of the runner ones) would agree - but it''ll definitely be worth it!

I noticed your marathon PB time on the finalists section yesterday - it's listed as 4:17. I remember you saying that it was 4:21 as it's a minute quicker than mine. Maybe a typo but worth getting corrected - when you get sub 4 you want to get the 22 minute PB, not the 18!

04/12/2013 at 10:12

Ooh good spot keysersuze!  It's all about the time and the PB!

I managed a 3.3 mile run this morning but I don't normally run on an empty stomach so it didn't feel too good.  Hugo wasn't keen either, he doesn't like drizzle so much!

04/12/2013 at 10:13

I have since taken Mara Yamauchi's advice and eaten a huge bowl of greek yoghurt with banana and buleberries.  Greek yoghurt is my new favourite food...with honey!

04/12/2013 at 14:27

Hi Sophie,

Congratulations! You said youu have done some triathlons- what have you done, and what made you want to come back to running? how will you manage the time and commitment of training for a marathon over the winter?.

04/12/2013 at 14:55

Hi Clive gold rings

I have done a few sprint triathlons and managed to smash some PBs as a result.  I'm still a runner at heart as rather than drop my running I've just added in swimming and cycling as well, so am generally fitter all round. Probably explains the PBs!

I've found by swimming before work or at lunch and adding 2 bike rides/spin classes, I can squeeze it all in.  I think tri is more of a summer thing though so while I'm keeping my base swim/bike fitness ticking over during the winter, I won't ramp it up until after the marathon.

Pudge    pirate
04/12/2013 at 14:56

I have a question....

Is Sophie Ruffles your actual name?

04/12/2013 at 15:24

Pudge. It is, does it sound made up?!

I'm getting married next year and I think my other half would like me to change it.  No way Jose!

Pudge    pirate
04/12/2013 at 15:37

Well, it kinda does, but I think it's a great name.  You're right not to change it when you get married.  

If you have kids, make sure you call them Ronnie, Robbie, Rupert or Ruby.

Oh, and you get my vote, as long as you're not in the same category as that cross dressing Malcolm chap, as I've already promised him my vote.

04/12/2013 at 15:39

Thanks Pudge, I do get a lot of comments on my name.  Makes for an easy nickname too!

 Am safe on your vote then, Malcs is way faster than me.  Am in the sub 4 group!

Pudge    pirate
04/12/2013 at 15:50


04/12/2013 at 16:03

Thanks Pudge!

04/12/2013 at 19:53

How to make yourself even more tired after a pre-work run? A post work spin sesh with a brutal instructor! Apparently I burnt 480 calories. Maybe that was just sweat? I've undone your good work already with a caramel biccie and haven't even hit the shower yet!

on a plus point, am pretty sure spinning has made me a quicker runner. Just maybe not tomorrow!

04/12/2013 at 21:42

I'm going to decide who to vote for by asking one question and the person with the best answer gets it.

What's you favourite Star Wars character ??

04/12/2013 at 23:10

I'm sure you'll judge but Hans Solo all the way!

05/12/2013 at 06:24

Ah, sound answer

05/12/2013 at 08:58

Does that mean I get your vote Flat Footed?

If anyone's interested, I am sitting down to coffee having almost swum 2k in an evil swimfit class.  Apparently swimming has no impact on running, so there'll be room for a nice run this evening.  Which will be fun as it's blowing a hooley!


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