WOW... its £65 to enter Brighton next year!! got to the checkout and chickened out!
That's expensive. Enter the London ballot Susan.
London is £32. and is on your doorstep!
Well done at Brighton Ickle & Susan - brilliant running & race reports! Your race sounds like my last Brighton in 2011 where I ran/walked from mile 20 onwards.
Will be at London on Sunday but cheering at Macmillan cheerpoint on Embankment at mile 25 rather than running, so will look out for Wabo, Martin & FRC. #1 son is running - his first (& last) Mara. He's been training since Xmas but different schedule to my usual - only done 2 x 20's whereas I usually do 5. Hope he will be OK. He's 23 & fit but always a worry... Has raised nearly £700 for Macmillan - for his mum.
Actually signed up for a race! Local 10k in Oxfordshire in June. OH is running it too so doing some coaching with her as she normally only does treadmill. Up to 2.5 miles, 3 this weekend.
Stay safe VLM peeps. Time for Howard's poem?
Good Luck to Wabo, Martin, Khanivore and FRC. Hope you get the times you want.
Did just over 9M last night. Hopefully get another 3Hr run in over the weekend.
Wow £65 for Brighton. That’s a lot when you need 2 entries and stop over for a couple of nights.
Still got to have a word with Mrs Eskimo about maybe doing Chester Marathon, just got to get round Windermere in one piece and then see how I feel.
Good luck to Wabo, Martin, Khanivore and FRC this weekend! I'll be along the route somewhere cheering you on £65 is super expensive! + trains + hotels.. I'm going to enter the London Ballot and search for a backup if I don't make it in.
Great report Susan - like that sign.
Not long for London runners now. Anyone been to the expo yet?
Went to the expo yesterday. It is my first time at a marathon expo and i was shocked at how commercial it is. Also the quality of some of the stalls was much lower than I thought they would allow. I managed to avoid getting sucked in to buying anything much - I did buy a roller called 'The Stick' but I am still glad I bought it the following morning I managed to sample every single type of energy food at least twice I think Cliff had the widest array on offer for sampling and it was quite yummy.
I had a gait analysis on the puma stand which just told me what i already knew. However, it was my first time trying 4mm heel drop shoes and i loved them. I was able to mid foot strike with ease and will buy a pair (not necessarily the ones i tried) after the marathon. I also spent a long time talking with a nutritionist at Lucozade which was a real eye opener. I'm way under budget for carbo loading it seems She did help me work out a race nutrition strategy.
There are pace bands available at the lucozade stand. Also, if you visit the runners world stand you can find out about the pacers and which pens they will be in. Red pen 5 has a sub-4 pacer in it who I will try to follow.
and I'm that very pacer Khanivore....! See you on the start, and good luck.
And I really wouldnt worry about the carb loading and being "under budget", I think people make far too big a deal of it and generally over load. An important strategy for fuelling during the race is the important one....
Bartholomew - are you the 9 min mile pacer in Red 5? The name on the card I have is Alistair Mitchell. He has the most awesome mantra too - pacers have tasers lol. Is that you under a different name?
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