Sub 3:15 - FLM 2009

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02/05/2006 at 09:36
This is early I know but after a near miss this year I'm determined to break the elusive 3:15 barrier next time. May be this autumn, who knows?

So any sub 3:15'ers, GFA or Ladies championship aspirants, in the imortal words of Delia Smith:

Let's be 'avin you!
02/05/2006 at 09:56
Count me in!

Got loads to do and I know it - was going to be close to 3:15 in 2002 but got ill just before and had to defer, and have struggled with injuries.

Still - hopefully now I'm on my way back - here's to some good hard training :oD
02/05/2006 at 12:19
Hey, I found you. Look forward to lots of support. THIS time I SHALL beat 3.15!!
02/05/2006 at 13:22
Aberdonian - fancy meeting you here!

Second attempt for me: 3:22 to beat from this year's FLM, although still coping with the disappointment of no official finisher's photo. May get my sub 3:15 at Cardiff in October (I've heard great things about the championship start portaloos), failing which FLM 2007.
02/05/2006 at 15:27
Well, if I throw enough coconuts at the stall...;-)

Seriously though, there's no reason why I shouldn't achieve this target comfortably, providing I stay injury-free this year and keep training consistently through the summer. I've also recently moved to a vastly more competitive running club, which will be a big motivation.

I'm also considering testing the water at Cardiff. Humph, you probably won't be surprised to learn that, in sobriety, Halstead has lost its appeal!
02/05/2006 at 15:30
Well, managed it this year ('05) but will be going for it again next, as this time I WILL get a GFA for the following year!

I merrily aimed at 3:15 thinking it was GFA for a 40 year old, but it's not!! Arrgghhh!! It's for a 41 year old. How weird is that?!

See you there in 11.5 months, Humph!!
02/05/2006 at 15:31
Oh, and hopefully the RW pacers will be back for us next time, eh?!
02/05/2006 at 15:32
SB, oddly enough whilst quite drunk at the club dinner on Saturday night Halstead seemed like a good idea to me!! I have since however sobered up and might try the Frinton half instead.

What's the new club if you don't mind my asking?
02/05/2006 at 16:09
I've got a sense of deja vu, Susie!
03/05/2006 at 10:17
I'd better register my interest.
I know I can do it as I've done it in the past. It's like Susie says, it's staying injury free that counts.

Is Cardiff in time for the cut off this year?
03/05/2006 at 10:59
Hey Blackers,
do you think it's fair that GFA is the same for you at 41 as it is for me at 55? I'm sure you'll manage it again on the basis of this years stalwart peformance. I sincerely hope that I manage it sometime in the next 12 months either at or, better still, before FLM07.
Keep up the training folks, just over 11 months to go till the taper. He he.
K9
03/05/2006 at 12:07
Hello! Can I play?
Ran 3:15:49 this year at FLM. Was aiming for 3:20 - 3:30 so was over the moon with this time. However I guess the next goal has to be sub 3:15 and a championship start. Not too keen on an Autumn marathon, but definitely planning to run FLM 2007 on a GFA so hopefully that will be my chance...
03/05/2006 at 17:22
K9. Play? You call this play? LOL, Welcome aboard for all the hard work. Alway good to set your next target.
03/05/2006 at 18:52
Likewise, Bear!

Humph, well it's in 'London', and it's based on the 'side' of the 'Heath'!
03/05/2006 at 19:03
Go on then I`ll have another go.
03/05/2006 at 23:05
well up for it. did rotterdam in 3.15 and london in 3.18 this year. spot the hawaiian
03/05/2006 at 23:06
count me in, could be wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too optimistic
04/05/2006 at 08:12
Hi all, good to see so many committed souls already. Seem to be recovered from FLM as I managed a PB on the club 5 mile time trial last night. This is held on the very hilly old Dunmow 5 course, my time of 33:05 stacks up well against race PB of 32:15 on a flat route so hopefully that can be revised soon.

SB, thought it might be, no pressure intended but the last runner we had from there at one of our races ran sub 31 mins for the Felsted 10k :-)

04/05/2006 at 10:27
Go on then lets see if i can get through the ballet this time.

managed 3:44 in 2004 but had a terrible last 8 miles , u learn from yor mistakes.

my GNR 2005 was 1:34 so I shouldn't be to far off a 3:15 with all your help and motivation :)

cya later got to go for a run lol


04/05/2006 at 10:58
Fancy 3:15 but;
a) Did 3:32 this year (first mara finish though)
b) Not sure I'll do FLM 07 but probably do another spring mara. Maybe Paris or Rotterdam.

I'll pop in from time to time to see how folks are doing.

Bear, what's the best night to pop along to Sutton Runners to get a feel for it?
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