Sub 3

For anyone trying to crack the 3 in any marathon anywhere in the world

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07/06/2006 at 16:57
Current Rankings

2006 Apr 2:44:20 London JEJ
2006 Apr 2:44:25 London CY
2006 Apr 2:46:46 Paris Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:48:43 London B&R
2006 Apr 2:52:33 London davidt
2006 Apr 2:52:38 London nigelj
2006 Apr 2:52:46 London Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:54:33 London Tmap
2006 Apr 2:55:23 London OuchOuch
2006 Apr 2:56:05 London batfink
2006 Apr 2:56:06 London hilly
2006 Apr 2:56:24 London Gold Rush
2006 Apr 2:56:36 London OMFA
2006 Apr 2:58:44 London Mrs Tricks
2006 Apr 2:58:49 London Vassy
2006 Apr 2:59:10 London ScottyB
2006 May 3:02:04 Vienna Dull Napoleon
2006 Apr 3:03:09 London Bubblecop
2006 May 3:04:18 Halstead That Boy Sure Is A Running Fool
2006 Apr 3:04:48 Paris CRAB
2006 Apr 3:06:44 London NL
2006 Apr 3:06:51 London nichs2
2006 May 3:08:42 Vienna Aitch S
2006 Apr 3:10:44 London DanA
2006 Apr 3:11:15 London Blisters
2006 Apr 3:12:47 London NDOW
2006 Apr 3:16:31 Rotterdam nrg-b


Forthcoming Events in 2006

2006 Jun Edinburgh Running Bhoy
2006 Jun Edinburgh Odeon1085
2006 Jun Edinburgh Mystery Guest
2006 Jun Pennine 100 Dan A
2006 Jul IMDE Toucan
2006 Jul IMDE Cartman
2006 Oct Cardiff NM2
2006 Oct Cardiff NDOW
2006 Oct Cardiff CRAB
2006 Oct Abingdon Dull Napoleon
2006 Oct Abingdon Blisters
2006 Oct Dublin Cartman
2006 Oct Dublin CRAB






07/06/2006 at 17:23
just checking in at reception for the new 'Sub 3' thread.

Wow, didn't think I'd be in the top 10 list for the year. Given that I'm not marathoning again this year, I expect to bumped out in the autumn.

the (migrating) bat
07/06/2006 at 19:53
S'pose an ALL TIME LIST or 2005 one is out of the question is it?

Thought so - I'll get me shell.

Got to say it feels a bit disloyal being in here.
07/06/2006 at 20:39
hello to the sub 3 thread,


help please


i have a question....someone suggested that i try yassos in preparation for my next marathon. prviously i have built up to 8 reps 2:58....does this mean i will break 3 hours

if this is any help, i am 22/25ths the age of dn
07/06/2006 at 21:15
nichs2,
you are clearly too old to be using modern technologies such as a stop watch. I suggest you apply for a special coffin dodging entry to FLM.


Crab,
as I've pointed out earlier, this is a year agnostic fred, so I think the league table should be an annual rolling one, and only have your best time. Not that that suits me or anything..

any objections ???
07/06/2006 at 21:27
I'll take that as a no then..

Current Rankings (best performance in the last year)

2006 Apr 2:44:20 London JEJ
2006 Apr 2:44:25 London CY
2006 Apr 2:46:46 Paris Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:48:43 London B&R
2006 Apr 2:52:33 London davidt
2006 Apr 2:52:38 London nigelj
2006 Apr 2:52:46 London Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:54:33 London Tmap
2006 Apr 2:55:23 London OuchOuch
2006 Apr 2:56:05 London batfink
2006 Apr 2:56:06 London hilly
2006 Apr 2:56:24 London Gold Rush
2006 Apr 2:56:36 London OMFA
2005 Dec 2:58:18 Luton Cartman
2006 Apr 2:58:44 London Mrs Tricks
2006 Apr 2:58:49 London Vassy
2006 Apr 2:59:10 London ScottyB
2006 May 3:02:04 Vienna Dull Napoleon
2006 Apr 3:03:09 London Bubblecop
2006 May 3:04:18 Halstead That Boy Sure Is A Running Fool
2006 Apr 3:04:48 Paris CRAB
2006 Apr 3:06:44 London NL
2006 Apr 3:06:51 London nichs2
2006 May 3:08:42 Vienna Aitch S
2006 Apr 3:10:44 London DanA
2006 Apr 3:11:15 London Blisters
2006 Apr 3:12:47 London NDOW
2006 Apr 3:16:31 Rotterdam nrg-b

Forthcoming Events

2006 Jun Edinburgh Running Bhoy
2006 Jun Edinburgh Odeon1085
2006 Jun Edinburgh Mystery Guest
2006 Jun Pennine 100 Dan A
2006 Jul IMDE Toucan
2006 Jul IMDE Cartman
2006 Oct Cardiff NM2
2006 Oct Cardiff NDOW
2006 Oct Cardiff CRAB
2006 Oct Abingdon Dull Napoleon
2006 Oct Abingdon Blisters
2006 Oct Dublin Cartman
2006 Oct Dublin CRAB
07/06/2006 at 22:22
CM Blimey what have we done. Wait until DN finds out. BTW I heard you first time I just don't understand terms such as year agnostic. You really are a product manager aren't you all full of demonstrable features and GUI-based WYSIWYG's I'd wager.

DN FYI He started it and he made me do it. Sincerest apologies your floppiness.

Current Rankings (best performance in the last year)

2006 Apr 2:44:20 London JEJ
2006 Apr 2:44:25 London CY
2006 Apr 2:46:46 Paris Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:48:43 London B&R
2006 Apr 2:52:33 London davidt
2006 Apr 2:52:38 London nigelj
2006 Apr 2:52:46 London Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:54:33 London Tmap
2006 Apr 2:55:23 London OuchOuch
2005 Oct 2:55:51 Cardiff CRAB
2006 Apr 2:56:05 London batfink
2006 Apr 2:56:06 London hilly
2006 Apr 2:56:24 London Gold Rush
2006 Apr 2:56:36 London OMFA
2005 Dec 2:58:18 Luton Cartman
2006 Apr 2:58:44 London Mrs Tricks
2006 Apr 2:58:49 London Vassy
2006 Apr 2:59:10 London ScottyB
2006 May 3:02:04 Vienna Dull Napoleon
2006 Apr 3:03:09 London Bubblecop
2006 May 3:04:18 Halstead That Boy Sure Is A Running Fool
2006 Apr 3:06:44 London NL
2006 Apr 3:06:51 London nichs2
2006 May 3:08:42 Vienna Aitch S
2006 Apr 3:10:44 London DanA
2006 Apr 3:11:15 London Blisters
2006 Apr 3:12:47 London NDOW
2006 Apr 3:16:31 Rotterdam nrg-b

Forthcoming Events

2006 Jun Edinburgh Running Bhoy
2006 Jun Edinburgh Odeon1085
2006 Jun Edinburgh Mystery Guest
2006 Jun Pennine 100 Dan A
2006 Jul IMDE Toucan
2006 Jul IMDE Cartman
2006 Oct Cardiff NM2
2006 Oct Cardiff NDOW
2006 Oct Cardiff CRAB
2006 Oct Abingdon Dull Napoleon
2006 Oct Abingdon Blisters
2006 Oct Dublin Cartman
2006 Oct Dublin CRAB
07/06/2006 at 22:34
Hail Hail

Oh go on then. Better show face I suppose.

If you guys dont hear from me on Sun afternoon (either by text or by this spanking new gleaming thread), then take it as read that I have
i) DNFed and am ashamed to be seen again
ii) gone sub 2.45 and am busy drinking magnums of champers
iii) died through heat exhaustion and dehydration (thanks to ineptitude of EM organisers failing to get extra drinks/water)
08/06/2006 at 08:10
Hail Hail

2 day countdown to meltdown is on. FYI interested in the score predictions....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.shtml?id=1808
08/06/2006 at 08:19
Just thought I'd Wander in to say hello.
Good luck RB.
Adding little old me to the list as I'm entered for Cardiff:

Current Rankings (best performance in the last year)

2006 Apr 2:44:20 London JEJ
2006 Apr 2:44:25 London CY
2006 Apr 2:46:46 Paris Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:48:43 London B&R
2006 Apr 2:52:33 London davidt
2006 Apr 2:52:38 London nigelj
2006 Apr 2:52:46 London Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:54:33 London Tmap
2006 Apr 2:55:23 London OuchOuch
2005 Oct 2:55:51 Cardiff CRAB
2006 Apr 2:56:05 London batfink
2006 Apr 2:56:06 London hilly
2006 Apr 2:56:24 London Gold Rush
2006 Apr 2:56:36 London OMFA
2005 Dec 2:58:18 Luton Cartman
2006 Apr 2:58:44 London Mrs Tricks
2006 Apr 2:58:49 London Vassy
2006 Apr 2:59:10 London ScottyB
2006 May 3:02:04 Vienna Dull Napoleon
2006 Apr 3:03:09 London Bubblecop
2006 May 3:04:18 Halstead That Boy Sure Is A Running Fool
2006 Apr 3:06:44 London NL
2006 Apr 3:06:51 London nichs2
2006 May 3:08:42 Vienna Aitch S
2006 Apr 3:10:44 London DanA
2006 Apr 3:11:15 London Blisters
2006 Apr 3:12:47 London NDOW
2006 Apr 3:16:31 Rotterdam nrg-b

Forthcoming Events

2006 Jun Edinburgh Running Bhoy
2006 Jun Edinburgh Odeon1085
2006 Jun Edinburgh Mystery Guest
2006 Jun Pennine 100 Dan A
2006 Jul IMDE Toucan
2006 Jul IMDE Cartman
2006 Oct Cardiff NM2
2006 Oct Cardiff NDOW
2006 Oct Cardiff CRAB
2006 Oct Cardiff WW
2006 Oct Abingdon Dull Napoleon
2006 Oct Abingdon Blisters
2006 Oct Dublin Cartman
2006 Oct Dublin CRAB
08/06/2006 at 08:52
Morning all,

D.N - You are the Kerry Packer of the sub 3 thread.....What's in it for me if i decide to join this rebel party?

A bit of a disappointing run-out last night for me in the first Yateley 10k managed a 37.15 ish, the conditions were pretty fierce with torrential rain at the start however no excuses,just felt as though i lacked basic speed.

JH1- Did you run it?

08/06/2006 at 09:21
GR

Yes did Yateley last night and it was pretty fierce rain for the 1st few k's. Had some bloke next to me splashing right in the puddles and getting my feet soaked. Managed 36.25 and felt knackered even b4 the start. Think the heat during the day just tends to drain you. Much prefer morning races. Got to 5k in 17.52 but think it's a tougher last 5k. Still hope to do sub 36 by the next one. So need a month of speedwork but am training triathlon from now on so it could get busy.

I have been missed out on the mara performance so added as below.

Current Rankings (best performance in the last year)

2006 Apr 2:44:20 London JEJ
2006 Apr 2:44:25 London CY
2006 Apr 2:46:46 Paris Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:48:43 London B&R
2006 Apr 2:52:33 London davidt
2006 Apr 2:52:38 London nigelj
2006 Apr 2:52:46 London Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:54:33 London Tmap
2006 Apr 2:55:23 London OuchOuch
2005 Oct 2:55:51 Cardiff CRAB
2006 Apr 2:56:05 London batfink
2006 Apr 2:56:06 London hilly
2006 Apr 2:56:24 London Gold Rush
2006 Apr 2:56:36 London OMFA
2005 Dec 2:58:18 Luton Cartman
2006 Apr 2:58:44 London Mrs Tricks
2006 Apr 2:58:49 London Vassy
2006 Apr 2:59:10 London ScottyB
2006 Apr 2:59:36 London Jason Harris 1
2006 May 3:02:04 Vienna Dull Napoleon
2006 Apr 3:03:09 London Bubblecop
2006 May 3:04:18 Halstead That Boy Sure Is A Running Fool
2006 Apr 3:06:44 London NL
2006 Apr 3:06:51 London nichs2
2006 May 3:08:42 Vienna Aitch S
2006 Apr 3:10:44 London DanA
2006 Apr 3:11:15 London Blisters
2006 Apr 3:12:47 London NDOW
2006 Apr 3:16:31 Rotterdam nrg-b

Forthcoming Events

2006 Jun Edinburgh Running Bhoy
2006 Jun Edinburgh Odeon1085
2006 Jun Edinburgh Mystery Guest
2006 Jun Pennine 100 Dan A
2006 Jul IMDE Toucan
2006 Jul IMDE Cartman
2006 Oct Cardiff NM2
2006 Oct Cardiff NDOW
2006 Oct Cardiff CRAB
2006 Oct Abingdon Dull Napoleon
2006 Oct Abingdon Blisters
2006 Oct Dublin Cartman
2006 Oct Dublin CRAB
08/06/2006 at 09:23
Just checking in to this thread, really. My sub 3 is going to come easter 2007 or early autumn 2007 in order to get GFA for London 2008. At least that's the plan.


Current Rankings (best performance in the last year)

2006 Apr 2:44:20 London JEJ
2006 Apr 2:44:25 London CY
2006 Apr 2:46:46 Paris Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:48:43 London B&R
2006 Apr 2:52:33 London davidt
2006 Apr 2:52:38 London nigelj
2006 Apr 2:52:46 London Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:54:33 London Tmap
2006 Apr 2:55:23 London OuchOuch
2005 Oct 2:55:51 Cardiff CRAB
2006 Apr 2:56:05 London batfink
2006 Apr 2:56:06 London hilly
2006 Apr 2:56:24 London Gold Rush
2006 Apr 2:56:36 London OMFA
2005 Dec 2:58:18 Luton Cartman
2006 Apr 2:58:44 London Mrs Tricks
2006 Apr 2:58:49 London Vassy
2006 Apr 2:59:10 London ScottyB
2006 May 3:02:04 Vienna Dull Napoleon
2006 Apr 3:03:09 London Bubblecop
2006 May 3:04:18 Halstead That Boy Sure Is A Running Fool
2006 Apr 3:06:44 London NL
2006 Apr 3:06:51 London nichs2
2006 May 3:08:42 Vienna Aitch S
2006 Apr 3:10:44 London DanA
2006 Apr 3:11:15 London Blisters
2006 Apr 3:12:47 London NDOW
2006 Apr 3:15:01 London Impossible is Nothing
2006 Apr 3:16:31 Rotterdam nrg-b

Forthcoming Events

2006 Jun Edinburgh Running Bhoy
2006 Jun Edinburgh Odeon1085
2006 Jun Edinburgh Mystery Guest
2006 Jun Pennine 100 Dan A
2006 Jul IMDE Toucan
2006 Jul IMDE Cartman
2006 Oct Cardiff NM2
2006 Oct Cardiff NDOW
2006 Oct Cardiff CRAB
2006 Oct Cardiff WW
2006 Oct Abingdon Dull Napoleon
2006 Oct Abingdon Blisters
2006 Oct Dublin Cartman
2006 Oct Dublin CRAB
08/06/2006 at 09:24
Just dealing with the cross post!!

Current Rankings (best performance in the last year)

2006 Apr 2:44:20 London JEJ
2006 Apr 2:44:25 London CY
2006 Apr 2:46:46 Paris Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:48:43 London B&R
2006 Apr 2:52:33 London davidt
2006 Apr 2:52:38 London nigelj
2006 Apr 2:52:46 London Running Bhoy
2006 Apr 2:54:33 London Tmap
2006 Apr 2:55:23 London OuchOuch
2005 Oct 2:55:51 Cardiff CRAB
2006 Apr 2:56:05 London batfink
2006 Apr 2:56:06 London hilly
2006 Apr 2:56:24 London Gold Rush
2006 Apr 2:56:36 London OMFA
2005 Dec 2:58:18 Luton Cartman
2006 Apr 2:58:44 London Mrs Tricks
2006 Apr 2:58:49 London Vassy
2006 Apr 2:59:10 London ScottyB
2006 Apr 2:59:36 London Jason Harris 1
2006 May 3:02:04 Vienna Dull Napoleon
2006 Apr 3:03:09 London Bubblecop
2006 May 3:04:18 Halstead That Boy Sure Is A Running Fool
2006 Apr 3:06:44 London NL
2006 Apr 3:06:51 London nichs2
2006 May 3:08:42 Vienna Aitch S
2006 Apr 3:10:44 London DanA
2006 Apr 3:11:15 London Blisters
2006 Apr 3:12:47 London NDOW
2006 Apr 3:15:01 London Impossible is Nothing
2006 Apr 3:16:31 Rotterdam nrg-b

Forthcoming Events

2006 Jun Edinburgh Running Bhoy
2006 Jun Edinburgh Odeon1085
2006 Jun Edinburgh Mystery Guest
2006 Jun Pennine 100 Dan A
2006 Jul IMDE Toucan
2006 Jul IMDE Cartman
2006 Oct Cardiff NM2
2006 Oct Cardiff NDOW
2006 Oct Cardiff CRAB
2006 Oct Abingdon Dull Napoleon
2006 Oct Abingdon Blisters
2006 Oct Dublin Cartman
2006 Oct Dublin CRAB
08/06/2006 at 09:31
I ran 3:05:40 in the Draycote 35 mile race. Can I count that. Plan is to try for Sub 3 at Boddington in the UK 50K champs.
08/06/2006 at 09:34
Crab, like most things in my day to day life, I don't understand them either, I just say them to try and make myself look good.. which I usually fail at..


punctured this AM and couldn't get the fck'in tyre off..
08/06/2006 at 09:43
Gobi- welcome aboard, with a 3.05 in an ultra you should comfortably manage a sub 3 mara.
08/06/2006 at 09:45
15 posts and we're gonna start the what counts as a PB debate? Hadd and Yasso's will have to wait ;o)

On the basis we're unlikely to have entrants for the mill or track marathon records the only potential issue is over-distance races. FWIW my vote is anyone daft enough to run an uber-marathon should be able to enter a 26.2mile split on the basis that accuracy to the nearest nano-NAD (that's what you end up with after a 3.8km open water swim I reckon) over 26.2miles is not as important as over shorter distances.

All those in favour say 'Aye!'.
08/06/2006 at 09:59
CRAB, not sure whether I agree. What if the split was 2:59:59 - how sure are we of the accuracy of these splits? Hmmm?

GR & JH1 - well done in Yately. We'll have to get the forum 10km rankings up once the results come through.

JH1 - keep working on that bike! I've cycled every day this week, including a 10+ miler - the endurance is starting to come back.

Also managed what I think is my first swim of the year. 40 lengths of my 12.5 meter pool. Although I started easy, I was pleasantly suprised how good it felt. Even pushing hard for the last 10 lengths it seemed that I didn't need as much air as last year. Having said that it was slow by my olde standards.
08/06/2006 at 10:03
These are the splits from my 10k race last night.

Yet another classic example of Dull even pacing.

00:03:46
00:03:38
00:03:42
00:04:00
00:04:16
00:03:42
00:04:44
00:04:29
00:03:37
00:03:39

00:39:33

I could make excuses about it being undulating, but I ran 3.06 over the same course in the Stevenage Marathon in 2004 (195 spams)

CRAB Aye

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