2013 Marathon Thread

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11/05/2013 at 10:07

It will probably read along the lines of slow and s*** 

11/05/2013 at 10:13

MG hope you get out for that run today

HM hope that clears the lurgy

Fiona I hear you - it's all easy runs for a few weeks.  Nice 6 miler last night.

Stewart well done on the wet 4 miles.  Good luck at Benromach this afternoon


Early morning 4m recovery jog for me.  Sunny but cold.  HR definitely back to normal - averaged 66%maxHR.

11/05/2013 at 10:32

Glad to hear you're recovering well, Tek; that race took a fair bit out of me on the day, but I was able to run each day this week, except resting Wedesday and today, which are my usual days off!

Steady 12 tomorrow with my Ediburgh-tapering clubmates. Should be an easy pace for me, so it'll tell if I am still tired!

Good luck anyone racing this weekend!

11/05/2013 at 10:44

Thanks guys & good luck to anyone racing this weekend.


Hope so.

11/05/2013 at 11:02

Well done Tek and good runs tomorrow IJ and Stewart.

Parkrun today 6:55, 6:40, 6:17, 0:28 for a rather aesthetically pleasing 20:20


Edited: 11/05/2013 at 11:04
11/05/2013 at 11:37

IJ good week...take it easy tomorrow

Mace nice parkrun splits. Enjoy the footie!

11/05/2013 at 11:43

Mace - Nice parkrun

IJ - Enjoy the 12 tomorrow

Tek - Nice running, good that your HR is back to normal

Stewart - Good luck today


Gym early doors then straight into 4.4 miles including 29.03 parkrun. Plodded along with a slower mate, still managed to get my HR much higher than desired by tearing past a few people at the end

Long run (10 maybe?) tomorrow hopefully.

11/05/2013 at 12:04

Hi Peeps, well back home to the cold, wet grey mornings and whats worse than just suffering from jet lag? suffering from jet lag with a sore hip/piriformis. Went to mylocal park run this morning and did just over a mile warm up started out ok but after a mile or so had to stop so now on the bench, its down to all that sitting.......

Anyway here is a couple of photos of our big day..





11/05/2013 at 12:06




I don't think you can run in heels.

11/05/2013 at 12:21

Teknik nice to see your HR is back to normal.

Mace nice parkrun like the splits.

SM6 nice days training.


11/05/2013 at 12:55

NP smashing pics!!...hope your hip eases off quickly

Stuart well done on the gym and parkrun double

11/05/2013 at 13:45

NP great photos looks Idilyc 

SM6 nice double effort

Mace good  effort on that park run

Tek glad you are back out there again

14 m at 8.32 av for earlier, rainy and cold by the end, further than I anticipated I would go but felt good so pushed for the last 5

11/05/2013 at 13:56

MG1 well done on the 14 miles

11/05/2013 at 15:34

Good Man NP - Love the photos. Some very happy memories for you.  You look very relaxed - yet smart....... Love it !!     I also hope that the pain in the ass dissapears for you soon !!

Nice running MG

Mace - thats a very good time too - Almost Sub 20 - something to aim for

I ran 15 earlier at 8:23 Pace. I want to do a few of these before I have to hit the 20 Miles in July and August   Also saw Jools Holland + guests last night at warwick Arts Centre - super night !!

Have a good weekend Folks

11/05/2013 at 18:01


Love the photos.  Hope the hip improves quickly.


Well done on everyones training

11/05/2013 at 19:10

Hi guys,

NP, loving the photos, once again congrats, hope the hip doesn't keep you on the bench long,

Tek, nice to see you back and the recovery was quick

SM6, nice run today and almost kept to the 30 min pace, hope the 10 goes well tomorrow

MG1, great running again

AGF, Nice run earlier and it sounds like you enjoyed the concert

HM, hope you're feeling better today


Benromach 10k report

I didn't have much expectations about getting a good time today, so decided to run it as hard as possible and see what I could get.

Arrived in Forres at around 1pm and it was tipping down and a bit breezy, signed up for the event and got myself over to the distillery in good time, after a gentle warmup we got our instructions and we were off.

As the race was hand timed I just started the watch before crossing the line, it took all of 5 seconds to get there, so in the grand scheme of things it didn't really matter.  As per usual got off to a quick start and I was pleasantly suprised to see numbers starting with 7  I was working hard the breathing was a little laboured but decided just to keep going and see how it would pan out.

The route itself is very flat along country single track lanes and with all the rain there were some hugh puddles to negotiate. 

Once we were passed half way there was a section of out and back for two miles, this gave us an opertunity to see the leaders go by and boy they were flying.   By mile four the pace had dropped and I decided it was time to to pick it back up again, fortunetly there were a few targets ahead and I decided to try and pick them off, by mile 5 I could see two Jog Scotties ahead, Lyn was about 150 yards and Mike our Group Leader a further 60 ahead, I dug deep and managed to catch Lyn just after the 6 mile marker, but by then I was spent and there was no chance I could catch Mike, although I did pick up the pace in the final .2 crossing the line in a very suprising 50:32. a huge 5 minute PB.

Stats: 6.22mi, 50:32, 8:07mm avgHR178(94%) maxHR183(96%) 

Splits: 7:44, 7;54, 8:13, 8:25, 8:21, 8:10, 1:45 (0.22)@7:55mm



11/05/2013 at 19:16


Thanks.  I'm feeling more human.  Well done on the pb.

11/05/2013 at 19:19

Brilliant PB...... Well done Stewart. Slow miles in traiNing = smiles in races !!!

11/05/2013 at 19:36

Hi not been here for a couple of days, been so busy at work so just sleeping and running (a bit) in between shifts.

Firsly NP those photos are gorgeous beats a registry office in the rain any day, Anita looks beautiful, and you don't scrub up too badly.. congratulations again, and sorry to hear you are benched, take it easy,

Tek nice to see you have put last week behind you, its hard at times when we take our "hobby" so seriously , but we must put things into perspective and  move on...

Mace nice park run and great time, did the boys run again ?

Stewart well well well ...that is a massive PB over 10k super running and great report

AGF impressive pace for the 15 its nice to see you have fully recovered from all the niggles, it just takes time and patience, remind me are you doing Berlin?

MG1 nice 14 miles in the bank , good pace too. rainy and cold ?? there's a surprise 

SM6 looks like we are in the same frame of mind, I am debating on how far to push it tomorrow ..hoping for 10/11 myself

Iccle jim looks like you are enjoying a purple patch well done on the PBS

Fiona nice running and miles have a good walk..hope its not too windy.


Easy 6 for me today keeping HR nice and low 70%  pace not was it was a few weeks ago , but it has been 6 weeks since the injury so lots of reduced mileage..not sure what to do re Abingdon.. I am not sure I want to push my luck and train for another marathon this year after the injury, which although is improving isnt 100% mileage has been 30s for a couple of weeks now, I will see if I can build to 50 by mid june then decide..


11/05/2013 at 20:28

Thanks peeps.

AGF great 15 miles, assure a good few of these will also help with the speed, would love to see Jools Holland big fan 

SC great race report and a fantastic 5 min PB  well done sir.

NN Anita said it took a lot of work to scrub me up well done on your run today, a bit in the same position as you but only just over 13 weeks to the half marathon for me in the WPFG. So will go easy and do lots of turbo and stretching.


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