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26/01/2016 at 18:11

Hi all. Always nice to see the odd post on this thread. Hope you are all well. 

Back to Manchester for me this year, training going well and up to 18 miles on the long run. I've got a HM on 21/02 and another HM on 20/03 so enough to keep me busy. 

27/01/2016 at 07:54

Hi Bigeater ooo lots of running with you then ? I can only dream of 18 miles at the moment.  When is Manchester ? I am going to try for London next year I want to do it one more time, just to prove to myself I can . Just short runs for me at the moment then on to a training plan for Swansea .? really looking forward to that.


Speak soon ???????




27/01/2016 at 12:05

Hi pip, Manchester is 10/04 so only 10 weeks from this weekend. I'll feel better prepared when I have the first 20 miler done. 

I'll be trying for London next year also, don't hold out much hope but who knows it may be my lucky year!!

31/01/2016 at 21:56

Keep trying Bigeater. You never know. 2 people here I run with got in by the ballot. Well done on the 18 miles. When is Swansea Pip ? 


31/01/2016 at 22:26

Hi Kiwi

Swansea half is in June.  So loads of time.  I feel so unfit even though I ride three times a week and walk a lot .  But I suppose it's going to take a  bit of time. 

07/02/2016 at 22:24

Sure. Just take your time PIp. As you say you have plenty of time to get up to speed. Unlike the marathons it is not so time consuming and as big a schedule.Just be careful. I have just been facebook messaging a runner I know who was supposed to run a marathon today, but has overdone it ( after being told not to) and ended up with pes planus ( collapsed arches) !! 

Did you say you will try for London again next year ?

07/02/2016 at 22:53

Hi Kiwi

Yes going to try for London next year. I enjoyed the training, but probably had a lot to do with the fun and advice and occasiinal good humoured tellings off from yourself that we had on this forum.

."That's must be so disappointing and frustrating for your running friend.  Have you had notification about these special shirts they are doing for everyone who has done London.






08/02/2016 at 21:58

No I haven't PIp. Where was this ?

08/02/2016 at 22:30

I got sent an email from virgin London marathon go on the website it's a ' one in a million shirt ' I am getting one.


10/02/2016 at 23:02

Ok PIp. Will have a look.

10/02/2016 at 23:04

You on Facebook Kiwi ?


03/03/2016 at 23:18

Hi PIp. Yes I am ?

20/03/2016 at 22:46

Just checking in. Anyone home !!

21/03/2016 at 07:42

I am around ???

21/03/2016 at 20:38
Hello everyone! Can't believe the forum is still going!

Pip - hope you are managing to stay healthy and the knee is okay so that you can do the running you want to.
Kiwi - good to hear you're still there advising!
Big Eater - good luck in Manchester! Let me know what it's like. I want to do another marathon one day and am thinking Manchester 2017 may be the one!
21/03/2016 at 22:44

Hi PIp, Aber Snail. Yes we come back into this thread when we can. It has been a while Aber Snail. Good to touch base again.

London in 5 weeks !!!!!!


22/04/2016 at 20:32

Good luck everyone doing London on Sunday ,going to try the ballot for next year ....hopefully I will be lucky again ....fingers crossed ????????????

22/04/2016 at 22:03

Thanks Pip. Looking forward to it. Just to think this thread is over 4 years old now. Good luck for the ballot.

25/04/2016 at 21:53

How did you get on Kiwi ??  I can't believe we have been 'chatting' for four years.  I have been given new asthma treatment and it has made such a huge difference, up and running again and enjoying it!  Nine weeks to go before Swansea half so hopefully all will be well.  Let me know how you got on ????

02/05/2016 at 07:21

Yes, Kiwi - how did you get on?  And Big Eater - how was Manchester?

Decided to do an autumn marathon.  Quite prepared for it to make me go crazy!  I may do Swansea half too, Pip.  Have you done it before?  I did it last year but didn't run well.  I blame the hayfever meds!

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