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07/12/2012 at 17:16

Here they are then Minni:

5k = 17.59 (Ashford 2012)
5m = 30.31 (Mid Kent 2012)
10k = 37.19 (Rye 2011)
10m = 63.32 (Folkestone 2011)
13.1 = 81.39 (Lydd 2012)
26.2 = 2.54.24 (Abingdon 2011)

07/12/2012 at 19:29

Go on then, all help gratefully recieved

Ive been running for 5 years. I started because I wanted to loose weight. (back to that later) I was 18 stone and clearly remember the day  got to the top of my stairs out of breath.

I ran my first marathon London that year but sub 4 was never on (4.21) It took 5 more goes but finaly ran sub 4 in Nottingham in 2009.

A fresh challenge was needed so off to South Africa to run Comrades in 2010. 10.23 and a bronze was achieved.

And now the future I have a place in London and want to set not only a pb but break 3.40 which will give me a C seeding for this years Comrades. I hope it may also the spring board to run a "bill Rowan" sub 9.

I still love bad food so no I need some help to achieve my target.

5k -21.20
10k - 44.02
13.1- 1.39.40
26,2 - 3.48.02
89k- 10.23 45

07/12/2012 at 19:51
Blimey Martin that's great progress. Very well done with all you've achieved so far and I'm sure there's more to come.
07/12/2012 at 20:46
Here we go then....

Been running since 2002 and not managed a sub 5 marathon yet I have places in London and Brighton in 2013 as I want to repeat last year's madness. Shortly after Loch Ness in 2011 I became I'll. I'd struggled with that one and couldn't understand why. I love that marathon but came away thinking I wouldn't bother withit again Turns out I had womb cancer A hysterectomy and radiotherapy later and I am on the comeback trail. Looking for a new set of pb's!

I have had one race since starting again - Brighton 10k which I did in 1hr15m although my pb is something like 59.21. My marathon pb is 5.05 but I would really love 4.45
07/12/2012 at 20:46
Hmmmm.....tough to choose already
Edited: 07/12/2012 at 20:47
seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 20:52

its starting to hot up.......i'mtempted to go and book a marathon

07/12/2012 at 20:56
Seren- I've got 3 and an ultra lined up
07/12/2012 at 20:59
Seren - I'm tempted to apply again myself!!

Jason - hello! Fancy pitching? You're a super fast man!

roobarb - great recovery! And great pitch.
seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 21:01

I'm not doing any ultras for a year jason........i am being very strict with myself next year and focusing......

07/12/2012 at 21:05

Keir - you have so much knowledge (and some pretty impressive PBs) - what could you possibly gain from having a RW Forum Mentor? 

07/12/2012 at 21:42
Out of interest.... Who are the mentors anyway?
Minni- hi there! Not sure I could commit to the regular updates on progress. Sub 2.45 is my target this year though. Either in April or October it WILL happen
Seren- only a mini ultra for me- Gloucester 50k in January and not really racing it, more of a 31m tempo run
seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 21:49

the mentors are secret until they are revealed

seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 21:51

jason i have done a 50miler and a 47 miler each year for the last 3 years as well as a few others...........

i'm concentrating on triathlons again next year.i need to change focus all the time as i get brored with the same training

07/12/2012 at 21:55
SN- best of luck with it!
07/12/2012 at 21:59

keir - I agree, you're too fast already. You could be mentor not mentee.

seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 22:00

i don't think he is to fast to be long as there is someone amongst teh mentors who can take him on........

 there are faster on the forums and its not all about speed

07/12/2012 at 22:03

agreed, its about improving the mentee, Keir knows a thing or 3 about endurance sports already, he'd be a good mentor.

07/12/2012 at 22:10
Seren beat her mentor's pb by half an hour so I guess they both learnt something. There had been sub 3 hr mentor in the past.
07/12/2012 at 22:11


I am a mum of 5 kids (16,15,12,11 and 7) and a full-time teacher who loves to run. 

After dabbling with running for 6 or so years, I upped my training game last year to smash my 10k target of 50 minutes. 

2012 has been a year of PBs for me:

  • 5K: 23:10 
  • 10K: 48:03
  • Half marathon: 1:51:21
  • Full marathon (and first marathon!) 4:04:30

I was delighted with all of the above other than the marathon as I was aiming for sub 4. I had an 18 week plan (too long?) running 5 days a week, which I stuck to like glue, even in the hottest of hot in the south of France. I didn't skip a single what went wrong? I didn't really speed train, I just went out and ran each session..fuelling...well, I did my best...nutrition...I DID try and read up...the reality is, I need some support and guidance to make sub 4. I know the potential is there (look at my times), it's the knowledge that's lacking...

I have a place in the Manchester Marathon

Oh..and I forgot to say...I have been sharing my marathon journey with the kids at I need your help to continue to inspire them to exercise and to be enthusiastic about sport..I've guaranteed them I'll run sub 4 in April!!


Edited: 07/12/2012 at 22:12
07/12/2012 at 22:17

Minni.....thanks for mentioning this on the Asics 26.2 forum thread. This is an excellent opportunity. I will have entered my marathon and applied for Forum Six by the end of next week if unsuccessful. 

Edited: 07/12/2012 at 22:18
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