2012 Marathon thread

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28/09/2012 at 21:30

Good luck to everyone this weekend! Hope the weather is good to you all.

29/09/2012 at 08:27

Good luck with everyone's races this weekend.

29/09/2012 at 08:48

YC - hope everything has cleared up

Jason & Fiona - Well done on getting your GFA places

Si - Hardlines, I got rejected in the ballot too

Kaz - Nice run

Tek - Well done


I'm feeling like a kid at Xmas now, really exciting. The thought of going into the wide unknown for the last 10k is slightly worrying right enough. Oh well I'll know soon enough

Good luck to everyone else this weekend!

29/09/2012 at 09:10
SM6 TX F_C Hope all goes well tomorrow
Just heading down to Inverness ...
Good luck to anyone else racing this weekend
29/09/2012 at 10:58

Good luck for loch ness guys....have a stormer !!

I lovely sunny autumn morning in Leamington. A did the park run with the wife. I started at the back of the field and started slowy. Gradually sped up overtaking folk. splits 9:13, 8:28, 7:33, + a little bit at the end. 6 mins behind my PB but a lovely run. Its nice to enjoy a run when you have been missing it !!!

Enjoy your weekend guys !!

29/09/2012 at 11:14

Good news AGF!

6m with the club this morning, fast and hilly. Long run tomorrow...

Best of luck to everyone for tomorrow...can't wait to hear the reports!

29/09/2012 at 11:48

Nicely Done teknik, You seem to be in the form of your life.....lots of hard work and dedication/commitment !!....I see a big PB looming

29/09/2012 at 12:08

Thanks AGF...just two more big runs

29/09/2012 at 13:10
Bl@@dy smartie phones earlier msg should have been YC not TX!
Now having smoother ride on train
29/09/2012 at 14:31

AGF & Tek,

Well done.


3.11 miles done. Plan indicates 5 miles tomorrow however it's going to be easier to make it 6 miles and the weather looks okay.

29/09/2012 at 20:45

Well done HM...hope tomorrow's 6 goes ok

29/09/2012 at 21:23
Si - got my rejection today. Though I'd have deferred anyway as I'm entered for Brighton next April, accommodation sorted. Will try again for London next year.

Fiona- well done on the GFA

SM6 - kid at Xmas just about sums me up at the moment as well
Thought I'd be nervous but not at all ... Maybe that will come in the morning ?

Tek - rested well thanks, last run was thurs am. So I'm ready to go !!

Good luck to everyone racing this weekend
30/09/2012 at 06:13

Good luck everyone!!

30/09/2012 at 08:25

A breezy day here but should be the right direction for the marathoners, seems to have calmed down a bit since early on. Planning to park my car at the office and jog to the start then back from the finish - should get 12 miles or so. Only problen is I got VIP passes to the hospitality tent so may have to partake in that . Hope all marathoners have a great run.

Happy running to everyone else doing the usual training today. Great to see you getting back to it AGF, hope no ill effects today.

Only 2 more LSRs Teknik, a great feeling!

mace great that you have your 2013 marathon sorted, I started looking at plans for VLM yesterday.

The plan seems to be going well HM4, well done.

Looking forward to my fun run!  Will be interesting to see how fit/unfit I am, thinking about entering the Aviemore 10k in 2 weeks for a change of scenery.


30/09/2012 at 08:59

10 very cold and windy miles D&D this morning.

Taper time!!!

Plans for next year are taking shape now too - Inverness half in March, Paris in April, probably the New Perthshire Marathon in June(as a training run) and then the Devil o the Highlands Footrace in August, and if all going well either Berlin or Loch Ness in September. Nothing like forward planning!!

Happy running everyone!!

30/09/2012 at 09:06


Good luck.


I thought I was known for my forward planning!  Although I did have an idea of the races I'd be doing next year in August this year.

30/09/2012 at 14:32

Nice planning kaz!

Back home and it was overall a good day. Parked at the office and jogged the 3 miles to the start with my rucksack. Had my usual porridge for breakfast but did not feel like anything else. By the time I got to the start I was regretting not eating my banana - too late and not like I was running the marathon so not an issue. A weird start for such a big race; no gun or klaxon, almost just a bloke saying go. From the start my legs felt as if they had nothing in them but it was an ok run apart from the gale! Must get used to pre race nutrition etc again and finding what works.

Anyway came in 150th in 42:51, 4th old bird (F40), really faded in the last 1k or so. Headed for the hospitlity tent that was at the finish line and watched the marathon winner (I always want to cry when I see the winner come in!). He was so far ahead of the others it must have been a tough run. Then packed the contents of my goody bag and fab hospitality goody bag into my rucksack and jogged back to the office - rucksack weighed 14lbs so a struggle. Sorry NP I'm a real lightweight . Really pleased I did it and now to enter my next one!  Overall 12 miles done today.

Hope the other runners got what they were after & looking forward to the proper race reports!


30/09/2012 at 14:42


I never know if I should say well done or sorry when someone says they've come 4th .  Either way it's still a good time.


4.97 miles done in just over 55 min.  I thought with the lack of running I've done recently it was more sensible to stick to what the plan said.

30/09/2012 at 14:43

Fiona,  good to see a scottish lass eating her porridge oats !!  Congrats in a very tidy run indeed.  Nice to be in the top 150 too. Congrats. Really nice to see you coming back from injury earlier in the year so well.  Sounds like the hospitality was a treat as well. Keep up the good work. This speed will only help come next spring. 

Its possible that I will enter the Jurrasic Coast challenge laster today. Justa few minor details to Iron out with MRS AGF - whom also may take part in at least 1 day of the event.  Fingers crossed !

30/09/2012 at 16:21
Just back at b+b

Well pleased with 40 minute PB - 4h26m09 - at Nessie today

Sent from Android so reports will have to wait
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