Six of the Best
HERE IS YOUR CHANCE !!!!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 involvedAll you have to do is to tell us why you should be given the prize of the milleniumYOUR PITCH
Should not threaten to harm small animalsShould not send people to sleep or need a screen breakIt will contain your hopes for a marathon timeIt will contain your marathon entry confirmedIt will contain a brief running history of recent times and pb'sWe 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
Who will be the first to pitch?
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.
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
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!
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....
How old is old?
Is there a word limit?
Are physical bribes prefered to sexual ones?
keir - depends who you are bribing...
I'm spreading the word.
i love the marketing work you're putting in Minni
emmy.go on ... get your entry in........
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?
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
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.........
Sounds like Keir has already guaranteed his place!
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?
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
Keir - I'd put them down here. Great pitch!
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