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Yesterday at 19:42

Yes it's not fast Poacher but very scenic and I like hills

 

Yesterday at 19:59

LB70 - I've had bespoke plans for my last few marathons and managed to knock 15 minutes off my time although I had a DNF this time around.  I'm also doing Yorkshire but I'm planning to completely change things over the next 6 months and do a relatively short build up to the marathon.   I've also used P&D in the past and that served me well too.

Is anyone running a marathon this weekend???

 

 

 

 

Yesterday at 20:31

May 3 – 50k Causeway Crossing Ultra Marathon – Badbark – Finish
May 5 – Belfast Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30
May 25 – Newry Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 after 20+ miles the day before
May 10 - Marlborough Downs Challenge 20 miler - MsE
May 11 - Fred Whitton Challenge - SJ - no crashes 
May 18 - Richmond Park marathon - Marrows no target
May 31 - Kent Roadrunner - Gul Darr 3:08
May 31 - Stockholm Marathon - Lorenzo more evenly paced than London

Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher TBA - Bike It sub 8:20 
Jun 1 - Walled city marathon - Leslie H 
Jun ? - Swim length of Ullswater - SJ - no drowning
June 8 – Run Jersey half marathon - GM sub 1:28
June 14 – 100k Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon – Finish


July 20 - Northumberland Coastal Run - Minni? - OO - Poacher
July 20 - Dundee Adventure Marathon - Rich26 - sub 3:59:xx
July 26 - Thunder Run - Minni, MsE
July 27 - St Andrews Olympic triathlon - Rich26 - Finish middle 1/3. 
July 27 - Outlaw - SJ - 10:xx 

September 6 - Perthshire Highland Marathon - Rich26 - 3:45ish
September 28 - Loch Ness - Rich26 sub 3:10

October 5 - Jersey marathon - GM sub 3:10.
October 12 - Yorkshire marathon - Poacher, Minni TBC
October 19 - Abingdon - Moof sub 2.55 - Poacher

Yesterday at 20:43

May 3 – 50k Causeway Crossing Ultra Marathon – Badbark – Finish
May 5 – Belfast Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30
May 25 – Newry Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 after 20+ miles the day before
May 10 - Marlborough Downs Challenge 20 miler - MsE
May 11 - Fred Whitton Challenge - SJ - no crashes 
May 18 - Richmond Park marathon - Marrows no target
May 31 - Kent Roadrunner - Gul Darr 3:08
May 31 - Stockholm Marathon - Lorenzo more evenly paced than London


Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher TBA - Bike It sub 8:20 
Jun 1 - Walled city marathon - Leslie H 
Jun ? - Swim length of Ullswater - SJ - no drowning
June 8 – Run Jersey half marathon - GM sub 1:28
June 14 – 100k Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon – Finish
July 20 - Northumberland Coastal Run - Minni - OO - Poacher
July 20 - Dundee Adventure Marathon - Rich26 - sub 3:59:xx
July 26 - Thunder Run - Minni, MsE (team mates)
July 27 - St Andrews Olympic triathlon - Rich26 - Finish middle 1/3. 
July 27 - Outlaw - SJ - 10:xx 

September 6 - Perthshire Highland Marathon - Rich26 - 3:45ish
September 6 - half marathon (not sure which one yet) - Minni - sub 1:30
September 28 - Loch Ness - Rich26 sub 3:10

October 5 - Jersey marathon - GM sub 3:10.
October 12 - Yorkshire marathon - Poacher, Minni TBC
October 19 - Abingdon - Moof sub 2.55 - Poacher

Edited: 16/04/2014 at 20:54
Yesterday at 22:03

May 3 – 50k Causeway Crossing Ultra Marathon – Badbark – Finish 
May 5 – Belfast Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 
May 25 – Newry Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 after 20+ miles the day before
May 10 - Marlborough Downs Challenge 20 miler - MsE 
May 11 - Fred Whitton Challenge - SJ - no crashes  
May 18 - Richmond Park marathon - Marrows no target 
May 31 - Kent Roadrunner - Gul Darr 3:08 
May 31 - Stockholm Marathon - Lorenzo more evenly paced than London


Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher TBA - Bike It sub 8:20  
Jun 1 - Walled city marathon - Leslie H  
Jun ? - Swim length of Ullswater - SJ - no drowning 
June 8 – Run Jersey half marathon - GM sub 1:28 
June 14 – 100k Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon – Finish
July 20 - Northumberland Coastal Run - Minni - OO - Poacher 
July 20 - Dundee Adventure Marathon - Rich26 - sub 3:59:xx 
July 26 - Thunder Run - Minni, MsE (team mates)
July 27 - St Andrews Olympic triathlon - Rich26 - Finish middle 1/3.  
July 27 - Outlaw - SJ - 10:xx 

September 6 - Perthshire Highland Marathon - Rich26 - 3:45ish 
September 6 - half marathon (not sure which one yet) - Minni - sub 1:30
September 28 - Loch Ness - Rich26 sub 3:10

October 5 - Jersey marathon - GM sub 3:10. 
October 12 - Yorkshire marathon - Poacher, Minni TBC 
October 12 - Great Eastern Run - knight rider sub 1:25
October 19 - Abingdon - Moof sub 2.55 - Poacher

Looks like my GER run got missed off on the reformatting?

Badbark - You are a bit mental!

Yesterday at 22:19

LB, I used a 20 week Hanson's plan. First time following a schedule and I have to say I 'enjoyed' the first 15 weeks until I came a cropper to injury. I didn't get to see the result. It needs a minimum of 6 days per week which is probably too much commitment for me. Next time (?) I will go back to do my own thing, but will use plenty of the sessions from Hanson's.

Quite a contrast for me compared to last years VLM. The day after I was running on a treadmill in the Asics store. This year I'm hobbling about, and have two dogs extremely miffed with me as their walks have been severely reduced.  

 

Yesterday at 22:23

May 3 – 50k Causeway Crossing Ultra Marathon – Badbark – Finish 
May 5 – Belfast Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 
May 25 – Newry Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 after 20+ miles the day before
May 10 - Marlborough Downs Challenge 20 miler - MsE 
May 11 - Fred Whitton Challenge - SJ - no crashes  
May 18 - Richmond Park marathon - Marrows no target 
May 31 - Kent Roadrunner - Gul Darr 3:08 
May 31 - Stockholm Marathon - Lorenzo more evenly paced than London


Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher TBA - Bike It sub 8:20  
Jun 1 - Walled city marathon - Leslie H  
Jun ? - Swim length of Ullswater - SJ - no drowning 
June 8 – Run Jersey half marathon - GM sub 1:28 
June 14 – 100k Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon – Finish
July 20 - Northumberland Coastal Run - Minni - OO - Poacher 
July 20 - Dundee Adventure Marathon - Rich26 - sub 3:59:xx 
July 26 - Thunder Run - Minni, MsE (team mates)
July 27 - St Andrews Olympic triathlon - Rich26 - Finish middle 1/3.  
July 27 - Outlaw - SJ - 10:xx 

September 6 - Perthshire Highland Marathon - Rich26 - 3:45ish 
September 6 - half marathon (not sure which one yet) - Minni - sub 1:30
September 7 - Great North Run - CC2 - sub 1.24
September 28 - Loch Ness - Rich26 sub 3:10

October 5 - Jersey marathon - GM sub 3:10. 
October 5 - Chester marathon - CC2 - TBC
October 12 - Yorkshire marathon - Poacher, Minni TBC 
October 12 - Great Eastern Run - knight rider sub 1:25
October 19 - Abingdon - Moof sub 2.55 - Poacher

Yesterday at 22:24

Minni, you can still enter the GNR without going through the ballot. I recently discovered they have places for 'fast paced club runners' that you can just email them for (wish I'd known earlier!) You only need a 10k of 45 mins or half of 1.35. Go to the elite entry page on the website and it's right at the bottom. 

Yesterday at 22:33
Really Speedy? I always thought it was sub 1:28 or something. Off to check!
Yesterday at 22:38

http://www.greatrun.org/events/Information.aspx?ctid=318&id=1

Fast pace club entries

Distance    Men    Women
10km    40.00    45.00
Half M    85.00    95.00

Yesterday at 22:41

May 3 – 50k Causeway Crossing Ultra Marathon – Badbark – Finish 
May 5 – Belfast Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 
May 25 – Newry Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 after 20+ miles the day before
May 10 - Marlborough Downs Challenge 20 miler - MsE 
May 11 - Fred Whitton Challenge - SJ - no crashes  
May 18 - Richmond Park marathon - Marrows no target 
May 31 - Kent Roadrunner - Gul Darr 3:08 
May 31 - Stockholm Marathon - Lorenzo more evenly paced than London


Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher TBA - Bike It sub 8:20  
Jun 1 - Walled city marathon - Leslie H  
Jun ? - Swim length of Ullswater - SJ - no drowning 
June 8 – Run Jersey half marathon - GM sub 1:28 
June 14 – 100k Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon – Finish
July 20 - Northumberland Coastal Run - Minni - OO - Poacher 
July 20 - Dundee Adventure Marathon - Rich26 - sub 3:59:xx 
July 26 - Thunder Run - Minni, MsE (team mates)
July 27 - St Andrews Olympic triathlon - Rich26 - Finish middle 1/3.  
July 27 - Outlaw - SJ - 10:xx 

September 6 - Perthshire Highland Marathon - Rich26 - 3:45ish 
September 6 - half marathon (not sure which one yet) - Minni - sub 1:30
September 7 - Great North Run - CC2 - sub 1.24
September 28 - Loch Ness - Rich26 sub 3:10

October 5 - Jersey marathon - GM sub 3:10. 
October 5 - Chester marathon - CC2 - TBC
October 12 - Yorkshire marathon - Poacher, Minni TBC 
October 12 - Great Eastern Run - knight rider sub 1:25
October 19 - Abingdon - Moof sub 2.55 - Poacher - BOTF 2:59:59 - MsE

Yesterday at 22:42

 found it and tried to send an email and the email address is not recognised!!!  Grrrr

 

Edit - got it now. 

Thank you.  I was going to enter either York or Edinburgh on the 6th but would much rather do GNR.

 

Edited: 16/04/2014 at 22:44
Today at 06:31

Leslie - D'oh! Sorry, I should have remembered.
LB70 - hi, good to hear how you're getting on. Sorry it wasn't a great day for you in London, but good determination.
Badbark - that's some racing schedule!
Moof, Lorenzo and SB - Na, 66 was better.
11 miles @ 6:54 m/m d&d: 8:01, 7:30, 6:50, 6:48, 6:41, 6:38, 6:30, 6:26, 6:25, 6:20, 7:47. 21st wedding anniversary today and going away tomorrow for a day or so, so schedule will be rearranged and might not get to post for a couple of days. Have a great Easter everyone.

Edited: 17/04/2014 at 06:31
Today at 06:59

Go Gul. That is a pacey Royal flush, with a 1 mile cool down. You are running some great sessions.

Today at 09:31

Morning all,

Just an easy 3miles to the station this morning. It is nearly Easter after all - roll on the chocolate!

Mmmm, GNR - I've never really thought about entering as there are so many other good halfs and was a little put off by tales of over crowding and trampling! But if there is an option to avoid the ballot then it may be worth considering - does that mean you get up to the sharp end somewhere?

LB70 -  I've always tried to follow a published plan as I've found it gives me confidence that someone knows what they are doing has written it - perhaps a little naïvely maybe. Good success with P&D (hasn't everyone) and I trained using the "Fast Marathon" plan from Paula R's latest book for VLM2013 and got a good PB. That is a hard but very good plan.

Minni - No marathon for me this weekend! A snickers maybe.... Groan

Congrats Gul on the 21 years!  and a good session to celebrate!

Will update race list in a separate post.

Have a great Easter all.

Today at 09:41

May 3 – 50k Causeway Crossing Ultra Marathon – Badbark – Finish
May 5 – Belfast Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30
May 25 – Newry Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 after 20+ miles the day before
May 10 - Marlborough Downs Challenge 20 miler - MsE
May 11 - Fred Whitton Challenge - SJ - no crashes 
May 18 - Richmond Park marathon - Marrows no target
May 31 - Kent Roadrunner - Gul Darr 3:08
May 31 - Stockholm Marathon - Lorenzo more evenly paced than London

Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher TBA - Bike It sub 8:20 
Jun 1 - Walled city marathon - Leslie H 
Jun ? - Swim length of Ullswater - SJ - no drowning
June 8 – Run Jersey half marathon - GM sub 1:28
June 14 – 100k Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon – Finish

July 20 - Northumberland Coastal Run - Minni - OO - Poacher
July 20 - Dundee Adventure Marathon - Rich26 - sub 3:59:xx
July 26 - Thunder Run - Minni, MsE (team mates)
July 27 - St Andrews Olympic triathlon - Rich26 - Finish middle 1/3. 
July 27 - Outlaw - SJ - 10:xx

September 6 - Perthshire Highland Marathon - Rich26 - 3:45ish
September 6 - half marathon (not sure which one yet) - Minni - sub 1:30
September 7 - Great North Run - CC2 - sub 1.24
September 28 - Loch Ness - Rich26 sub 3:10

October 5 - Jersey marathon - GM sub 3:10.
October 5 - Chester marathon - CC2 - TBC
October 12 - Yorkshire marathon - Poacher, Minni TBC
October 12 - Great Eastern Run - knight rider sub 1:25
October 19 - Abingdon - Moof sub 2.55 - Poacher - BOTF 2:59:59 - MsE - FINgers TBC
October 26 - GSR - FINgers sub 6x.xx

Today at 11:13
Poacher wrote (see)

I still say Badbark is in danger of a podium finish in the ultras. Get ready to be lonely, at the sharp end of an ultra one can go literally hours without seeing another soul. 

 

Thanks for the vote of confidence but there is little chance I’ll be on the podium at either Ultra. The 50k is really only a training session were I intend to run at 8 m/m pace were possible. It’s along the causeway coast so there are plenty of beaches, hills and even rock sections to negotiate so my overall pace will be much slower. I’ve the Belfast marathon 2 days later so won’t be pushing the pace at all.

At the 100k my goal will be just to finish. I’ll be starting at around 8 m/m pace but expect a significant drop over the second half including walking/toilet breaks etc. If I break 9 hours (8:40) average I’ll be over the moon.

More significantly I already know that Keith Whyte the Irish 100k record holder will be racing and another 51 minute 10 mile runner too.  These guys and probably a few more will be about 2 hours ahead by the end!

I’m really only dipping into Ultras with these races to see how I enjoy them. If I do decide to race over the distances again then I certainly intend to race much harder and faster.

GM - Thanks for adding my scheduled races!


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