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M...eldy    pirate
06/12/2012 at 22:56


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 on Monday 17th December and then Kittenkat and her esteemed Adjudicator(s) will cogitate the pitches and we will then announce the LUCKY SIX on Christmas Eve

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

M...eldy    pirate
07/12/2012 at 01:30

Who will be the first to pitch?

07/12/2012 at 06:50

Rock on Melds!  Well done for putting this together.  Judging by the quality of the Asics shortlist I reckon we're in for a bumper year.  So many good people out there.  

seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 08:38

I only did a pitch 2 years ago to get the ball rolling................wasn't really going to go for a PB that year.......but them when successful managed a massive 28 min PB............

so i would say that if you do the first pitch then the gods will reward you

07/12/2012 at 09:47

Oh well this is exciting isn't it.

Look at Minni above. She was completely rubbish, got mentored by Dubai Dave and now she's totally awesome!

M...eldy    pirate
07/12/2012 at 11:40
Get canvassing ????
07/12/2012 at 12:04

Lol Spoons! 

seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 12:08

on the other thread someone stated that this was for regulars..............can we just clarify that this is open to new regular posters as well as old regular posters....

07/12/2012 at 12:42

How old is old?

Is there a word limit? 

Are physical bribes prefered to sexual ones?

07/12/2012 at 12:44
Well done for starting Melds! I've followed the threads but never been lucky enough to get into the forum6 (it sounds like a bunch of escaped prisoners....)

Get involved and you've got to be in it to win it!
07/12/2012 at 13:16

keir -  depends who you are bribing...

I'm spreading the word.

Mr Zuvai    pirate
07/12/2012 at 13:18

i love the marketing work you're putting in Minni

seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 13:19

emmy.go on ... get your entry in........

07/12/2012 at 13:22

Zuvai - this has the potential to be the best one yet.  I mean, imaging running a pb marathon in the year the future King or Queen is born.  Mind blowing, eh?

Mr Zuvai    pirate
07/12/2012 at 13:27

hahaha - very true

i cant remember what the results of the Asics were last year - but the i remember that the year you were in the RW6 - all 6 achieved thier time target while only 1 or 2 from the Asics 6 achieved theirs

That wasn't posted with the intention to brag or belittle the others- it was posted for anyone dithering on posting to give them reassurances that the advice and mentoring really is top class

07/12/2012 at 13:44

Well I might throw myself in the hat, just off to get a marathon place. I have a March 9th 21 mile Fell Race which they say is harder than the marathon does that count?  I'll be back.........

07/12/2012 at 14:24

Sounds like Keir has already guaranteed his place!

07/12/2012 at 15:39

Nothing's certain until you make the fat lady sing Lorenzo!

Ok, as I’d like free coaching and a pair of M..eldy's old smelly trainers I’ll get the balls rolling.

I am a really busy person who has lots of kids and a really busy life and want lots of free Asics stuff! Vote for me. 

I’m a male in my late 30s and ran 2.54 at Abingdon in 2010. I have a place at VLM this year (I’m an excited VLM virgin). My target is to get under 2.50. Although I have a GFA place I will also be running for a charity as I enjoy making close family and friends feel uncomfortably guilty and giving me money. I’m considering a Guiness fancy dress WR, but struggling to find a light weight Rhino suit!

Over the past year I’ve had another child (well, not me personally, but I was partly responsible for her arrival) and rather than stress about marathon training on a lack of sleep, I’ve been working on my speed and cycling skills – resulting in a top 3 and a clutch of other reasonable duathlon results. However before I get persuaded to embrace the darkside and hit the pool, I’d like to have a couple more years of chasing marathon pbs.

For the past month or so I've been HADD base building between 50 – 60mpw and planning to run up to 80mpw for the campaign. I’m getting out for 1 ride of around 45m and would like to incorporate the odd bike session, just to keep those cycling legs for the summer months. My strength is my endurance, whilst my weakness is speedwork. I prefer the pain to be dialled down a notch for several hours rather than on max for a few minutes.

Before VLM I’ve a few build up races planned – including a night time 33m Ultra and would quite like a crack at a sub 80min HM in the spring. However the 2.49.xx is the A goal and everything else is flexible (dependant on mentor approval!).

Although In the past I’ve adapted P&D to fit my plans, my anal side really enjoys the planning constant rewriting involved marathon plan training. Where I feel a mentor could help me would be as a ‘critical friend’ who could guide and question some of my planned training sessions and help to identify areas for development (so long as it isn't intervals!). I would also like a thread all about me to fuel my already enormous ego. I promise this experience won’t change me and I’ll always sign autographs.

Opps. My pbs are in the 'More about me' on my profile. Is that acceptable judges or do I need to paste them here?

Edited: 07/12/2012 at 15:43
The Silent Assassin    pirate
07/12/2012 at 16:00

go on then

Manchester marathon 28th April (it dosen't have to be London does it)

Ran it this year in horrendous weather and clocked 4:23:56 gun and 4:20:01 chip

With better training want to get it down to 4 hours

Best time was 3:47 at London many years ago

I don't drink as much Guinness as Meldy, but then who does

But like the odd glass of wine

Not done much since Ironman Wales this year

I have the Stockport 10 race this weekend and have entered the 4 village half in January

Training will have to be tailored a little as I also have a half ironman on 5th May, which isn't ideal with the Marathon being a week earlier, but I do recover quickly and can do swim and bike sessions as recovery

07/12/2012 at 16:54

Keir - I'd put them down here. Great pitch! 

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