Calling all Virgin London Marathon 2010 hopefuls

Let the search for our six-strong team begin...

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seren nos    pirate
09/11/2009 at 15:40

trick to climb the most active ladder...................just do a review of gear and the next day you you will shoot up the table...............

Edited: 09/11/2009 at 15:41
09/11/2009 at 15:43
Thanks Seren, a nods as good as a wink to a blind man
09/11/2009 at 15:43
seren nos    pirate
09/11/2009 at 15:47

yes...............i was in the hundreds till I reviewed some shoes and socks last week and suddenly I was at the top till lurker overtook me.............the guy who is 6th for the month has only ever posted 24 times but reviews kit.............

its a mixed formula but is heavy biased towards kit reviews.................the all time list is more accurate to postings

09/11/2009 at 15:56
Now the cats out the bag I wonder how many reviews will stream in over the next couple of days?
09/11/2009 at 17:13
This seems a better offer than the one offered on Virgin website, as I read that you have to promise to raise £500 for charity and pay the entry fee! Still you get to run alongside branson, thats unlucky
LIVERBIRD    pirate
09/11/2009 at 17:37
Jay Snizzel wrote (see)


(and how we know there are some people on here who can talk - not looking in anyones direction LB )

Whatever do you MEAN Mr Snizzel?
09/11/2009 at 17:57

well, I entered days ago, but its now occurred to me with all this talking of having to follow strict training plans that I might be in a spot of trouble. If I was to miraculously get a spot, I have a two week holiday to florida booked in Jan.

Admittedly I am going there specifically to run the disney goofy challenge, so I will be doing some running...

A note to everyone who is reading but to nervous to post, please post. It took me a while to pluck up courage to post my first few times, but there are some great threads out there.  Last year I joined the Just Get Round thread, and met some lovely people. Turns out one lived around the corner, so we met up and did some training runs!!

And its not just London Marathon threads either. The Bath Half thread has some very supportive runners too, they had to listen to all my blister woes last year.

09/11/2009 at 18:07

I am really confused now, is it a compitition for a running event or to take on the eggheads. If it is on grammar and text talk i will struggle. I might not be too old to run, but i am for text stuff like m8, lol and omg.

09/11/2009 at 18:46

2 dayz 2 go...or should I say two days to go.... not long now

09/11/2009 at 18:56
I want to do it so much need to run as fast as my husband!
Camlo    pirate
09/11/2009 at 18:57

Hmmm  I've just entered but wondering if I should have changed my username to Jedward to improve my chances?? (I noticed Colin from the North has already been taken......).

Noticed text speak seems to be an advantage but I'm thinking I could woo the judges with my impressive use of smilies   or after a run

09/11/2009 at 19:22
even if (or rather when I dont win) this comp Im going to train for for a late spring marathon South Downs was nice might do that one or the Neolithic....hmmm ponder
09/11/2009 at 19:42

just had a look at the schedules the RW team has set I reckon a sub 3.30 plan would be good and almost do able

then I had a look at my entry form again ....hmm perhaps I was a bit too honest

aaaah well might go to Spain instead in April

09/11/2009 at 20:01

Yes, another one studying the schedules here.

Has anyone worked out what races they would enter to fit in with the plan?

Week 1 and week 3 have XC races on the Saturday which would fit in with the Yorkshire XC Championships and then the Northerns.  Week 4 has a 10k which usually fits in with the Dewsbury 10k - fast and flat.  Week 6 has another XC race - would need to seek one out here or swap it for a hilly road race - maybe the Liversedge HM.  Week 8 has a 5m-HM race - I would choose the National XC championships for this as they're in Leeds this year, or perhaps the Snake Lane 10 if I felt in great shape.

The HM in week 10 would need looking at, then it's light on races from then on.  Basically an adapted Mike Gratton schedule which many on these forums have used to great effect in recent years.  I'm sure the mentors will be using their expertise to make minor tweaks as appropriate to the individual.

I do like the fact that the one I've been looking at is virtually devoid of rest days, needing the consistent commitment the programme requires.

09/11/2009 at 20:16
goldbeetle - SD marathon is a really nice one.  Tough, but worth it.  I've done it twice, got lost on the first one losing my lead, but regained it again at about 15 miles.  Think I covered over 27 miles for that one
09/11/2009 at 20:35
I did the second south downs you and BR did it, it started raining after about 2 hours and the bloke I was running with could not stop farting because of the SiS drink  we were given it was good fun in a strange way
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09/11/2009 at 20:40
BR I suppose for the half at week 10 in 3.30 schedule I was looking maybe Reading or Siverstone Bath Fleet I suppsoe they want you to get used to running in a big crowd and taking on fluids etc
09/11/2009 at 20:41
Pixie the race goes from Arundle to Petersfield
09/11/2009 at 20:54
Surely you're used to running in a big crowd if you've done the Poole 10k
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