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)....

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....

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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