Am I being stupid.
Jason - that will be the County Championships...Essex I guess. You are eligible if you were born in Essex or have lived there for the last 9 months. But you cannot enter any other county championships in any one year even if you're eligible (i.e born in one county but live in another).
Shall we use this thread as an opportunity to keep in touch with those intending to do this marathon? Be good to keep each other going!
Jason - good news that you've entered. It's a lovely marathon. Not sure if I'm doing it next year as it's a pig of drive from Devon
Hi Jason - I was a long time ago but because of circumstances it has been rather difficult. Just looking to rejoin now. I'm down in Kent (Rochester way) so have a few good options.
Here is a link that tells you quite a bit about me!!!
Vote for DS2 here....
very impressive pitch david hope you get through. youve got my vote!
nice time btw i hope to be in that region one day. hopefully you can just pick up where you left? like riding a bike as they say! or duck to water etc
thanks shades just a sper of the moment thing before i ventured out for me LSR.
been looking forward to a marathon the day i started running. (used to be a 20 a day smoker) just didnt think i would enter into one this quick
Jason - thanks, much appreciated!
A great story - giving up smoking will stand you in good stead for the mental strength you will need to prepare and run a marathon. It's always good to set a target - keeps you motivated in the winter!
Morning all on this frostie Essex morning Running tonight round the local route, should be around the 5 mile mark with 2hills included. Any tips on how I can vamp up the run, usually just run around 9-10mm get home, foam roll then down the pub but only the one
jason - only the one pub or one beer?
When ramping up the mileage follow the 10% rule both for weekly mileage and longest run. Adding on a mile at a time is best up to 10 miles if you aren't very experienced. How many times a week are you running and how many miles?
david-only the one cider for me, even then im pretty merry (i am only small)
well id like to say im experienced enough already i do anything from 15-20 miles a week. i run tuesday, wednesday (club), friday and sunday (LSR or race)
obviously in the new year ill have to think about hiking the mileage up for marathon training
Running 4 times a week is a good base. I'm sure you will find you are able to build up sensibly. Make sure you run the majority of the miles easily at first to build the endurance. Speed can come in later!
i hope so
my current races to date have been:
hatfield broad oak 10k- 46:00
great bardfield 10k-48:00 (very hot day)
tiptree 10 miler-1hr 12
stebbing rememberance 10 miler-1 hr 11
there was another 10k but cant remember the time off top of me head
hopefully (my goal) is to do a sub 10k at hatfield broad oak next year, it was a fantastic race and lovely scenery etc so id love to smash my P.B there.
oh and im currently in a run of XC events at the moment but dont time them because they are just so fun (very muddy and wet)
I did Halstead as my first marathon in May - well worth the 3 1/2 hour drive to get 1st place in my age group and good for age entry for London. I live in the country, much like the Halstead route, and can't go far without having to do some hill work which really helped on the day.
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