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03/05/2014 at 14:48

Wow! Marigold, you're a star.

03/05/2014 at 15:42

Chuffing nora, that's awesome!

03/05/2014 at 15:57

Time to blow the cobwebs off my "I beat marigold tshirt"  stunning stuff.

03/05/2014 at 16:22

Wow!  Super to see such reward for true dedication and sheer hard work. Inspiring. 

03/05/2014 at 16:23

Amazing stuff steve. Seriously well done. Was following twitter compulsively from Berlin. Just wonderful. 

Cheerful Dave    pirate
03/05/2014 at 17:39

Great stuff, just phenomenal.

03/05/2014 at 17:42

Stunning performance from Marigold. I love the "2h40 pace for 6h19", also that it equals 10 consecutive sub 38min 10k. 100k British record less than 3 weeks after 2h16 at VLM. Wow. Just wow.

03/05/2014 at 18:08
Stuart Leaney wrote (see)

Time to blow the cobwebs off my "I beat marigold tshirt"  stunning stuff.

SL - was that Bramley? Funnily enough I was just thinking that I ran one of my best races that day with 6.06 miling. Steve has just matched that pace for over 62 miles!!!

03/05/2014 at 19:09

Just about on the reasonable side of not sh1t.

As you were.

03/05/2014 at 19:16

High praise indeed !

Well done Marigold, proud to have met you !

HR - I had a rare Saturday morning off work and remembered that I enjoyed a few long runs last Summer when I had an Abo number (I didnt intend to use) and fancied going for one today. Hopefully I can keep a reasonable mileage up year round. I have the Swashbuckler (approx 1/2 IM) in 8 or 9 weeks and teh usual 1/2IM in September. I'd also like to beat last yeas 1:22 at the IoW 1/2 in August. On top of that I have an Abo number (that I dodnt intend to use !).

03/05/2014 at 20:27

Just popping in to say a massive congrats to Marigold. I can't comprehend how it's possible to run that fast for that long!

3 hours on the bike this morning, very easy though in preparation for Monday.

03/05/2014 at 20:56

Yes it was Dan, he jogged the first 5 miles and then had a bad 15 but we'll ignore that bit.

04/05/2014 at 10:28

I was definitely shit on that occasion.

yesterday was slightly better though

Cheerful Dave    pirate
04/05/2014 at 10:42

Just slightly better! Great report on a fantastic performance.  Commonwealths next?

04/05/2014 at 11:00

Awesome blog, Marigold. Goosebumps reading that.....

Edited: 04/05/2014 at 11:00
04/05/2014 at 13:01

Simply awesome stuff Marigold

04/05/2014 at 15:10

Nice report marigold makes my 2.40.00 at Worcester seem bog average, at least I picked up £35 for winning, which I'm about to spend on alcohol.  

04/05/2014 at 15:15



04/05/2014 at 15:54

Take a bow Marigold, after VLM you go and set a 100km record!  Loved the blog too.  Splendid stuff, I hope you managed to source a cigar of suitable girth and a plentiful supply of Stella.

Top work on 1st place SL, enjoy the beers!

Pleased to get some pace in my legs post VLM, happy with 19:53 at the Park Run yesterday (I'm aware that this is a slower pace than Marigold's 100k!).  10.3m around the local lanes today.

If any of the Northern bunch fancy a fast half marathon, there is a new 'Vale of York' half-m happening on 7th Sept.  It's only a few miles from where I live and it is flatter than a billiard table around there.  I'm in!


04/05/2014 at 17:12

SL - top work mate.  Nice training run for you with added beer tokens

Superb solo run from Marders at the Red Bull WFL race.  Got sucked into watching the live feed as the 40,000+ runners in 32 countries fell away one by one.  Marders was one of the last five left running.  Not sure Tim Hutchings on commentary knew who he was at first until he'd googled him and found out a full bio.

While the world is being distracted by Marigold fever, I managed to get out for an hour yesterday and 90 mins today.  Bit of discomfort still and only steady pace, but about 80-85% better than previous.  Had to give away my Richmond half entry to a clubmate on strict orders from the resident overtraining prevention officer.

That's four consecutive races I've had to miss now (five if you count Wokingham being cancelled), and already withdrawn from the NDW50 in two weeks.  Costing me a fortune this injury.

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