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07/10/2012 at 09:24

FRC and Jovi, that really is amazing. I don't know why, FRC, but I hadn't really clocked the fact that you are an ultra runner too. And Jovi, you really are incredible. I still can't believe how you stormed back from injury.

I've been very good this morning and done squats, clams, sit ups and rollers already. Oh and 10 pop-ups in preparation for surfing next weekend.

Am looking forward to seeing how Scott and Dave get on today. A friend of mine from school is running the Royal Parks half today too.

And my brother, Cicerunner, ran a new 5K PB of 20:19 yesterday and now reckons he can get under 20. Exciting stuff all round! And I have lost a couple of pounds from cycling to school so much, because of all the crappy road works, so that's good too.

All good. Off to church to play piano in a minute. And it's a beautiful day for a marathon! =)

07/10/2012 at 13:15
Ikle it was my first one. Never run more than a marathon

Chester, Saw Scott at 17, looking good.

Missed DtF

How do you do a wink?
07/10/2012 at 13:44

Monsieur le Fleur has done rather well

Fab job by the ultra runners yesterday.  Thank goodness FRC didn't post a pic of his post-run socks

Ikle - you're right - woudl have been lovely with a wetsuit. Could have swum for a couple of hours which woudl be wonderful with flat sea and blue skies (no good for surfy types!).  But if I'm going to do the relay I've got to be able to swim for two hours in these temps by about May.  The horror of having to go 'naked' in Feb or March to be ready by May is just too awful to contemplate.  But god, the discomfort - burning - around the neck, chest and arms when you first start is horrid. No ice cream head yet, wierdly.

07/10/2012 at 14:19

I am excited to find out DtheF and SD times...

07/10/2012 at 14:32
Think I saw you to at mile 17 FRC. I am def sub 4! Did it in 3.57, will fill you in on the details after my massage! That was awsome!
07/10/2012 at 14:38
Well done Scott on joining the sib 4 club.

Are the results out anywhere yet? Can't wait to hear how DtF did.

My friend Mike came 6th in new PB so he is very happy.
07/10/2012 at 14:40
Wonder how Martin got on at Mablethorpe @ Susan at RP half? Not sure if cause looking on my phone but can't seem to find any results for anything?
07/10/2012 at 14:41
Off road stuff def the way ahead for me. A few times in road maras I've wondered why I'm doing it but never seem to get like that on off road the time just seems to whizz by.
07/10/2012 at 14:51
All according to my cunning plan......
Deliberately set off a bit quick (8:04 8:03) knowing that I will appreciate being "in credit" later... Settled into a steady pace that varied between 8:10 - 8:37 up to half way. 13 miles in 1:48
Second half was tougher, they have a habit of doing that, but clung on even up the hills - they were hills weren't they? - And despite miles 22-25 feeling really hard (as in the urge to just stop and stretch was massive) I had to keep talking to myself and urging myself on, it was great that your name is on the number, with people shouting your name out it certainly spurs you on. Last mile in 8:33.

Brand new 11 minute PB of 3:46.05 (unofficial)

So, a nice whopping big positive split but kinda knew that would be the case.

Scott - Well done mate, welcome to sub4!! I tried to find you at the Holiday Inn - in fact even used the toilet there - and looked for at baggage and at the start. Oh well, you did just fine without me!

Back in Manchster now with strangely aching shoulders... Not looking forward to the drive home later...
07/10/2012 at 15:00
Well done Dave cracking new PB
07/10/2012 at 15:14
Awesome running gents ! Huge well done Scott .. First one and sub 4 .. Respect.
Dave great PB ... A Mazing.
AH .. You are a brave woman that's for sure.
Jovi I don't know how you do it... You topped my 4 hour dance at mates party and a mere half marathon with TWO gigs ( we're you standing ??????) and an ultra?
And FRC ramps it up to an ultra ...
I may habpve to defect to a slow thread ... Sauntered round the Royal Parks, beautiful day , such a great course.. Some real muppets with head phones and no manners but 2 hours 7 mins later it was done. Chatted with my mate Lucy (Newcastle Jovi) all the wat round. Very nice medal ..
07/10/2012 at 15:18
Sounds lovely run Susan. We had seats at gig but stood for show but at least could sit until main act came on. I think we should count dancing as cross training.

We chatted most of the way round yesterday & the time just seemed to whizz by although I could tell at one point on a very steep road section that we all felt a bit tired as it all went quiet!
07/10/2012 at 15:57
Yes Scott, that was us. had 5 of my club there and we gave you big shouts.

Sorry, DtF mustve missed you in a block of people a few mins ahead, had your race number but couldn't spot you. We were at the bottom of the road / slight hill just before you turned left & went across the bridge in Farnedon. 5-6 people cheering every runner, at mile 17 ish.

Congrats to both, great times. Big PB for DtF. And super first marathon for bumble bee Scott. Scott got a photo of you too, post it later.

Susan, great run. Don't go anywhere, we love you. Agreed, saw 2 people today with big DJ headphones on at Chester honestly ridiculous. Felt like pulling them off. Wouldn't hear a thing. Made me mad.

AH, did you swim in that water today? Yikes. You are the iron lady.

Oh Jovi, re the 6 night 7 day run thing, I actually was thinking of doing it. Completely the opposite from what you thought! a marathon a day for 7 days. Sounds doable to me.

Any Word from Martin?
07/10/2012 at 16:53
Cheers FRC, have to say wouldn't have made it round with out all the support, especially on that last hill!
And just in case I haven't had enough pasta re entry, off to the Italian again at half six, will prob be asleep by eight!
07/10/2012 at 17:08

Well done Scott and Dave, that is brilliant. I want a sub 4 I want one!

Excuse my ignorance, FRC and Jovi, but how long was your ultra? I can't find a definitive distance and can't recall where it was.

07/10/2012 at 17:29

Good day all round

huge congrats to Dave for a massive pb and scott first attempt and sub 4 not many on the thread done that.

Well done Susan on yet another half and the 2 ultra runners from yesterday

Well I can also join the party as have just run my 2nd ever sub 3.50 with a 3.49.20.  Tried to run a negative split but went a little quick first half. Through in 1.52 and 21 miles in 3 hours. Did slow from there but slowest mile was still under 10. And for the 3rd time ever ran it all.

WHAT A GREAT THREAD WE ARE

07/10/2012 at 17:38
Thanks Martin. Well run you!
07/10/2012 at 17:42
Tramps like us, baby, we were born to run!
07/10/2012 at 18:18

Some great results this weekend. Well done everyone.

I've managed 6 runs this week.Pleased to be getting some miles in again. I know it won't count for anything if i don't back it up with another good week.

07/10/2012 at 19:13

Yes, Scott, first time. Cool. =) You must be so happy!

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