the Marathon of the North

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25/01/2013 at 19:26
I'm a big fan of the tablets made by the 'for goodness shake' company. Can't remember the name - have a google and it will pop up. Athlete store I think the web page is called. Top product and reduced my need to drink loads due to salt loss (I'm a salty runner!! Lol)
25/01/2013 at 19:29
Thank you
25/01/2013 at 22:03
There you go. Not a huge fan of the orange but like the black current and the fruits (I think)....

http://www.athletestore.co.uk/nectar-hydro-hydration-tablets

The gels are pretty good as well. Not cheap mind
26/01/2013 at 21:18
Anyone hoping to do a sub 3:15? Thinking of getting a group together as its easier running in groups.
27/01/2013 at 09:38

thanks for the info Adrian, will look into it. Good luck Richard. I did my first mara at Manchester last year in 5hrs 17. I am hoping for my next one to be 5hrs. I read on the facebook page there were only 800 ish entrants so far! Quite surprised by that.

28/01/2013 at 22:07

I did this race last year, two weeks after achieving a PB in London of 3:07. I managed 3:09 in Sunderland. It was a very friendly affair but I did not find it that flat, in fact the penultimate mile was a cruel climb.

I would have done this race again without hesitation had it not now being scheduled for the week after London.

I even saw Steve Cram on route last year and managed to have a brief chat with him whilst he passed me in the race car!

 

29/01/2013 at 07:50
Lily - it does seem quite slow to fill. Did it sell out last year? Think it was over 1k participants. Sure I read that somewhere...
Keyboard - tell me about it! I've been bantering in with the organisers on twitter about the hills. Almost the same route as last year so they're still in....bah
29/01/2013 at 13:34
Thanks keyboard for hill warning. I train a lot on hills so hopefully will help Adrian quite like the idea of smaller run and I understand that there are other races going on at same time.
30/01/2013 at 14:38

I didn't mind the lack of crowds. It was friendly amongst the runners but I do remember running through a park and having to ask some pedestrians whether they had seen some runners go by just to make sure I was on the right route. The field had become so strung out I could not see anyone in front of me. (I came about 48th I think)

 

30/01/2013 at 17:26
I am following my beginners plan again from the Manchester marathon from last year. Today was 10 miles and managed to knock a few mins off same run 2 weeks ago. It was tough, hilly, windy and rainy and took me 1hr 56mins. I am exhausted and trying to keep up my water intake to avoid a headache. I sometimes find the long runs hard going but I run in beautiful North Yorkshire and know it will be worth it in the end how is everyone else getting on?
02/02/2013 at 13:15
Good over her Lily. Just completed my lsr for the weekend - 21 miles in icy but ok ish conditions. Pleased as felt strong and good at the end - could defo have carried on. Looking at sub 4hrs there/there abouts and I'd be VERY pleased if I do that.
I'm ignoring the fact I have two others to run around the MOTN though!

Can definitely feel the benefits of speed work during the week as well.

How's your training Lily ? (And anyone else!)
04/02/2013 at 14:09

Glad training going well Adrian. How close together are your marathons? Training ok. Great to get out this morning in sunshine, wind but no ice. Did 6 miles with some speed work and actually feel quite energised. Plan to do some hill work Weds, 13 miles Thurs then 4-5 Saturday. Just working my way through my training plan that worked well for me last year when I ran Manchester.

Hope everyone's training going well

05/02/2013 at 12:51

Been hit with a terrible chest-infection type thing. Feel like shit. Determined this isn't going to knock my training after I battled through all the snow but my run tomorrow is in jeopardy. 

Heartbroken if so....

06/02/2013 at 09:01

oh no poor you, hope you are feeling better Adrian. I wonder if you have managed your run today?

06/02/2013 at 09:04
Sat here with a coffee Lily. Bit of a headache but my chest feels better. Going to go out in a bit and see....need to get the legs moving but will listen to my body.
Marathon training eh?
06/02/2013 at 13:53

Back. Lived and as usual, after a couple of warm up miles chest was fine. Completed my planned 10 miler and instantly coughed. Lol. 

Onwards and upwards...

06/02/2013 at 13:58

Good work.  10 miles in the bag!!

I'm sitting here trying to motivate myself for 7 miles, with strides.  I'm sure my legs are aching more and more with every minute that passes..........

06/02/2013 at 20:27
Indeed. It was my midweek 'short' but with pace. Perversely I'm looking forward to my 21 miler this weekend. Will be an interesting run as I ran 21 last Sunday so this will give me a good indication of what my Sunderland/London double header will make me feel like....
Lol.

Been meaning to ask. Anyone use Garmin on here? If so, wanna 'connect' so we can see each others runs etc?
07/02/2013 at 08:23

great, Adrian and Richard, really good to have ths forum to encourage each other I am following a plan from Manchester that worked for me last year again. So I am just about to set off for a 13 miler. I always find it tough to get going but love it once I start and feel great afterwards. But my house is so warm and it is so cold outside! I don't have a garmin (yet!), just my stopwatch! Wow, 2 marathons in a week Adrian. Good idea to practice with 2 long runs close together. Let us know how it goes

07/02/2013 at 08:37
Will do! And loving this forum. Top stuff! Hope your 13 miler goes ok....I'm drinking a coffee looking at the entry form for the Northumberland coastal marathon in march lol!!!
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