Lucozade Sport Super Six: BellyBoyBarnes (sub-3:00)

Follow BellyBoyBarnes as he embarks on his sub-3:00 FLM campaign (Mentor: Steve Smythe)

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22/12/2008 at 17:18

Introducing the first member of our Lucozade Sport Super Six… Nigel (aka BellyBoyBarnes).

Nigel’s goal is to run sub-3:00. He’s already clocked 3:02 and 3:04 (twice) in the past, but despite training harder and harder, he’s not yet broken the elusive three-hour barrier.

Nigel will be using our sub-3:00 Garmin-ready schedule (devised by former London Marathon winner Mike Gratton) as a basis for his training and will be mentored by Steve Smythe directly on this thread (starting January 5).

He’ll be posting his training progress on a regular basis, and feedback the fuel and hydration advice given to him by the team at Lucozade Sport so make sure you check back regularly to find out how he gets on.

You can read more about Nigel’s running background and goals by clicking on the article link at the top of the thread.

Good luck Nigel!

Edited: 22/12/2008 at 17:35
22/12/2008 at 17:47

The very best of luck to you Nigel!

As a former Super Six (Great North Run 2008) I know first hand how great the help and support of the Lucozade/RW team are. Together with Steve and Liz you have the best people to help you achieve your goal.

I will be following your progress closely as I share your goal - although I will hopefully achieve mine a week earlier at the Lochaber Marathon.

Congrats and once again - all the best. 

22/12/2008 at 20:07

Hooray!  Go BellyBoy!

22/12/2008 at 20:08
Good luck Belly Boy Barns. I'll help you with the long runs. You can do a few with me and Spikey. Hope to be with you when you go sub 3.
22/12/2008 at 20:37

hi saintjason

thanks 4 your support and i hope u reach your goal with the lochaber marathon

thank nigel

22/12/2008 at 20:47

hi chris

i was going 2 have a chat with u about the scehdule

i think it wil be good for both of us and anyone else who would like 2 follow this

i have not checked yet but i believe we should cut down on milage and do more quality work

e g shorter faster races

22/12/2008 at 21:14

  Hello Belly boy Barnes

 Good luck for your sub 3, I will be following your schedule with great interest, i am doing the edinburgh in May and hopefully going for a sub 3. Who will be putting your programme together? How mant miles are running at the moment?



22/12/2008 at 21:17

  Hello Belly boy Barnes

 Good luck for your sub 3, I will be following your schedule with great interest, i am doing the edinburgh in May and hopefully going for a sub 3. Who will be putting your programme together? How many miles are you running at the moment?



22/12/2008 at 21:18
Good luck fellow lucky winner!
22/12/2008 at 21:49

Hi zenith

thank for your support

i believe that we are following the mike gratton sub 3 hour schedule

at the moment im doing very little in milage i run the new york marathon and pick up an injury

at one stage this year i was running 100 mile a week but ive been told to concentrate more on my speed rather than distance

im on 1:23 for the half marathon ive been told i need 1:21 which would make things a lot easier

i done edinbough 2008 it gets very windy on the beach frount finished with 3:04

all the best with your training thank


23/12/2008 at 00:49

It's all go !

seren nos    pirate
23/12/2008 at 09:42
good luck............your representing RW Wales now
23/12/2008 at 10:47

  Hi Nigel

  I have checked the schedule and it looks that you are going to half your mileage, should be interesting for you


23/12/2008 at 11:48

 hello zenith

yes the milage is very interesting what it means is that i will have more rest

my speed is a problem at the moment im on 39.30 for 10 k ive got 2 bring that down to 37.30


23/12/2008 at 11:51

hi welsh alex and

seren nos yn canu

thanks for your support guys


23/12/2008 at 12:30
best of luck with it  - sub 3 is yours!
23/12/2008 at 13:10
Good luck- I'll be watching closely, to bring my 3:02 down to the sub-3 as well. That's the plan, anyhow!

I'm not sure about Steve's thoughts on your half marathon current pb. Past comments, including those on the RW Schedules, suggest a sub 1:23 (and sub 38 10k) as the right sort of level for a sub-3 marathon. If we need to be able to bang out a 1:21 half then I'm sunk...
23/12/2008 at 13:12

hi phil thanks for support

we ve prob been racing against each other in past and future as im only down the road in port talbot  which club u with as i run sometimes around the village near fords

thanks again phil 

23/12/2008 at 13:25

hi ex-pat scot

its interesting checking your 5 - 10 k and half marathon times against mine i ve never done sub 39 for 10 k but jet ive done 1:23 and 1:24 for the half marathon keep in touch and post your times

thanks for your support


23/12/2008 at 13:26
Belly Boy, when do you plan to start your training? Myself and the lads are starting on New years day. Steve Rees is my new coach.
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