2013 Marathon Thread

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23/04/2013 at 12:20

Sophie- added.  Frankfurt!.  Flat, fast, not too packed, usually cold...

23/04/2013 at 13:08

Argh sorry Teknik That's 6 July for Harris HM - got wrong month


23/04/2013 at 13:27


23/04/2013 at 14:19
Tek- can you add me to Chester? oh and Lake Vyrnwy Half on Sept 15th ta
23/04/2013 at 14:23

Just parking my backside in here on NP's advice!  Hello all.  Jason, did you do London?  How did you get on? (sorry, having trouble scrolling back through thread).

23/04/2013 at 15:23

Jason already had you down for Lake no-syllable; Chester added.

HeOw welcome

23/04/2013 at 16:48
Still in London and what a great day 20+c today blue sky's lots of walking done now know Bond St and Oxford St like the back of my hand. Fly out tomorrow morning so got to repack a few things tonight after we have been out for something to eat.
Fiona did you fly home today?
NN I have a few half marathons that I will be taking on but with my PB at 1:20:20 don't think I could get anywhere near the time required for VLM. Will look at getting my GFA time back towards the end of year I think but next year will be out

HeOw welcome I'm sure Teknik will add you to the marathon list
23/04/2013 at 18:17
Tek- lol! The ys are syllables in Welsh
NP- sounds ideal weather for walking, rather than running! Glad you enjoyed yourselves. Safe journey home
Chester hotel booked!
23/04/2013 at 18:18
HeOw- hi! ok, considering- 2.50
Edited: 23/04/2013 at 18:18
23/04/2013 at 19:11


I'm fine.  There's going to be an addition to the race list as I've got a 5 miler in June.  Not checked the date yet or even entered!  However it is a permanent fixture on the list.

One Gear,

Great report & well done.


Heard some really good news today.  A friend who has been out of work for nearly a year has got a new job!  

I'm beginning to get my training back on track and plan to go running tomorrow night.

23/04/2013 at 19:46
Hi Guys. I too am enjoying the sunny weather

Last week was my first 50+ miler for a while so am pleased. Today was my first speed session for a while too. I use that term loosely. 3 mile warm up(was hot before leaving) the 4x800m with 250m recovery and then 3+miles home. The 800's were a shock to the system

22.5 weeks to Berlin

Hope everyone is recovering from weekend antics

Welcome to the new guys. Will be great for you to stick around
23/04/2013 at 20:33
AGF nice miles nice to see you back into 50+ a week
Jason jet out to Grand Cayman tomorrow so up and out at dark o'clock to get across London to Heathrow

Ok here is my plan up to Christmas

Holiday and a bit of running along a beach and much swimming
Back home and into training.
Half Marathons 8th June Larne Half, 28th June Ards Half, 4th August WPFG 5000m, 6th August WPFG Half Marathon, 8th WPFG Biathlon. Sept 8 Titanic 10k.
28th Oct Dublin marathon to get back my FGFA place for 2015

NN it only took a day to get my head straight lol and I have to meet up with you guys again
23/04/2013 at 21:21
NP glad your feeling better, that's a big schedule ahead of you for the summer.
AGF well done on miles this week

Now officially entered the Jersey M on the 6 th of Oct, so something to aim for again, Sophie it might be race to enter, I am combining it with a break over there, ??35 entry
23/04/2013 at 22:26

So pleased to hear you are back on form NP! No wonder with the holiday coming up!   It was a beautiful day in London, just about got blown off the plane steps at Inverness.

I have to get a plan as feeling a bit lost now, just arrived home and I need to focus on something. I'll be interested to hear what sort of half training you will be doing.

AGF great to see you are getting back to it for Berlin!

MG1 nice that Jersey is on the calendar.

Best go unpack now, work tomorrow. 

Will catch up properly later.


23/04/2013 at 22:48

Hi guys hope everyone is recovering well from there races over the past few weeks and those still to run I hope the taper madness is not too severe.

HeOw, welcome to the thread

AGF, well done getting into the 50+ miles again, got to love the 800 repeats

NP, that's some list of races for the summer and Autumn, good to see you've put the bad experience behind you

HM4, glad to see the mojo is returning good luck with your planned races

MG1, good to see you've got an autumn race lined up

OH, Harris is a beautiful Island I remember visiting it in my youth, the beaches on the west coast are stunning

Tek, you've been busy updating the race list and if I may can you add Nairn Half Marathon 17th Aug and Elgin Half Marathon 1st September, thanks

4 mile JS run this evening, starting to feel looser and stronger as each day passes, I'm enjoying running for fun with any luck I'll be refreshed fit and raring too go

23/04/2013 at 22:51

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Fiona, It has been a little windy here for a few days and I bet a few degrees cooler than London, hope you're recovering well and I'll see you at JS soon

24/04/2013 at 09:18
Well in the departure lounge and just called to the gate next ATP Grand Cayman. Looking forward to this
24/04/2013 at 09:18

HeOw - welcome to the thread  how's the training going for Manchester ? Hope your recent problems are all behind you now

Tek - impressive stats on the recovery run

Stewart - sounds like you're in a great place, enjoy

NP - that's a proper shitter on the GFA, you don't deserve that. But i have to say your attitude after the disappointment is top drawer mate, all the best to you and i hope you have a fantastic holiday.

Fiona - funny you say that as i'm starting to feel a bit lost as well now it's all over. I think i need to get some races lined up but i have no idea what to go for .... i could go for the same ones i did last year but that's a bit boring

Couple of recovery runs so far this week, 4.5 yesterday and 5 this morning. I'm keeping HR below 70% but legs are still feeling a little heavy and telling me that 5 is far enough for now.

24/04/2013 at 10:50

NP enjoy your holiday!!

HM great news for your friend. Let me know the June race and I'll add it

AGF good to hear you're back up to 50m.  Nice speed session.

MG well done for committing to another race

Fiona you need to get a schedule sorted quick

Stewart nice JS run - glad you're enjoying it

mace well done on the recovery runs - good that you're taking it easy.  Maras...Frankfurt? Leicester? Bournemouth?  Halfs - Kent Coastal, Tunbridge, Maidenhead, Ealing?

All races added...link is herehttp://www.fetcheveryone.com/blog-view.php?id=53497.  I'll do the Skydrive update for the non-Fetchies later.


Another little 3m bimble at 70%maxHR for me this morning.  10 miles at MP tomorrow, then the last MP 10m test on Sunday.


24/04/2013 at 12:48

Tek - that's the problem, i feel like a kid in a sweetshop, there's so many

Overseas races really appeal to me but i'd want to take Mrs m and the kids - what did Frankfurt set you back last year including travel, hotel ?

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