The RW Forum Six - The Pitch Thread

The wait is over ... get your bids in !!

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M...eldy    pirate
18/12/2013 at 07:42


Have you been shunned by Asics?

Stuck in a training rut?

Got a marathon place and can only run round the block??

Busy busy busy and no time to train??

I have six lovely mentors all lined up and chomping at their Mizunos to get involved

All you have to do is to tell us why you should be given the prize of the millenium


Should not threaten to harm small animals
Should not send people to sleep or need a screen break

It will contain your hopes for a marathon time
It will contain your marathon entry confirmed
It will contain a brief running history of recent times and pb's

We would love to hear all about YOU, strengths, weaknesses and limitations


This thread will close at Midnight on 22nd December and then Kittenkat and her esteemed Adjudicator(s) will cogitate the pitches and we will then announce the LUCKY SIX on 28th December for a cracking start to someones New Year

Asics 6??  As they said on Channel 4 ... thanks for the warm up    

M...eldy    pirate
18/12/2013 at 07:42

Sorry for the cut n paste from last years thread but .... get pitching !!

18/12/2013 at 08:21

Edited: 18/12/2013 at 08:21
18/12/2013 at 08:26

Is that your pitch Minni ??

18/12/2013 at 08:31

She's got my vote. Short and sweet. 

M...eldy    pirate
18/12/2013 at 08:35

Get spreading the word guys n gals .... no harm in a bit of spamming in this case 

18/12/2013 at 08:51

I'll get it on twitter and facebook.

18/12/2013 at 09:36

Err umm, errr maybe! squeezing a couple of marathons in between a couple of ultras. Not sure if that means my training will be a bit screwed up and i'm a bit slowwwwww.  Not exactly the pitch of the century.... Oh and i'm injured and out of running for a couple of weeks.

18/12/2013 at 09:38
I work for a massive company, if I get everyone to vote for me does that mean i win?
seren nos    pirate
18/12/2013 at 09:42

right here I go.......

was lucky enough to be picked for the forum 6,  3 years ago...with the help of my brilliant mentor I managed to smash by PB by 28 mins.( it had taken me 4 years to take 8 mins off )......and the icing on the cherry was I went sub 4

2 days later I broke my big toe and my running stopped and never got going again properly as I was focused on the bike and going longer and longer....

so fast forward to now and I started concentrating on running after IMW and am starting to get some good improvements....

I am thinking of getting back to sub 4 standard and even go for GFA 4:50.......looking at the rock and roll marathon


ran a 24:43 5k in training this morning.seasons best

M...eldy    pirate
18/12/2013 at 09:49

Good to get the ball rolling Seren, thank you

18/12/2013 at 09:50

Oh and I forgot to put any times.......

i think I have failed at the first hurdle.

current marathon time 4:36:59 want around 4:20 signed up to Milyon Keynes 5th May and LochNess 28th Sept.

have 3 ultras between them booked. That's it for my 2014.

18/12/2013 at 09:51

i'll get writing and be back. . . 

M...eldy    pirate
18/12/2013 at 10:01

Its all about the pitches guys ...  sell yourselves 

18/12/2013 at 10:05
That's my weakness, selling myself!
I'll do my best. . .
18/12/2013 at 10:13

Just tell it as it is MM

18/12/2013 at 10:22

Seren Nos - please could you describe what type of poster you are and what we can expect if you have your own training thread.

18/12/2013 at 10:22

I vote for all of the above. Does the final selection partly depend on what mentors there happen to be and what their experience is?

Nurse Ratched    pirate
18/12/2013 at 10:23

What the hell, might as well ...

I started running 5 years ago, but have never been a racer as I'm not competitive and just run for my own enjoyment and health.  Have only ever done a local 10 k a few times, PB for that 55:46, but never had any desire to run a marathon.  I think I've always felt it was beyond me. 
This year, however, I made it round the Outlaw.  The 'run' took me 6½ hours but it planted a seed, and made me think that I actually could do 26.2, and put in a decent effort.
Had a massive falling-out-of-love with running after Outlaw, scaled things right back and have started to build up gradually again.  I was convinced that I'm a 10min/miler, but the big surprise has been that, having started to use Chrissie W's interval sessions, I've taken 45sec off that pace.
I think my biggest limiter is psychological.

I've entered the Loch Ness Marathon (September 28th)

Stubborn old mare seeks mentor to get her round her first (stand-alone) marathon in 4:15/4:30


Edited: 18/12/2013 at 10:25
M...eldy    pirate
18/12/2013 at 10:24

Lol Max ...    .....   

Literatin, the usual format is the same as the Asics times, the sub 3 down to the Just Finish, thats not to say that we would rigidly stick to those times, its a rough outline

The final selection is down to selling yourself, showing that you are motivated and committed

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