2013 Marathon Thread

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31/12/2012 at 10:43

*throws hat into the ring*

not sure how the sky drive works so do we just list here and someone updates?

10 Feb - Wokingham HM

17 March - Readiing HM

7 Apr - Paddock Wood HM

21 Apr - VLM

8 Sept - Maidenhead HM

22 Sept - Tonbridge HM

6 Oct - Royal Parks HM

27 Oct - Frankfurt Marathon

31/12/2012 at 10:46

 Cracking race diary Johnas!

6 halfs and 2 marathons!  Are Reading and Tonbridge halfs your flat our efforts, and the rest MP affairs?

31/12/2012 at 10:46

Hi guys

Did have my races planned for 2013 but the first one (Alloa HM) is a non starter at the minute due to the metatarsal fracture.

Still keeping up the medicine ball/core work most days ,the pain in my foot is gradually easing off which is a good sign as its only just over a week since it happened.Was going to do my usual hobble on crutches to the shop and back this morning but the gale force winds and rain put paid to that.

Im hoping when i go back to the orthopedic consultant in February that all is well with the injury and i can return to some non impact training ie bike for a few weeks then hopefully test the foot with a short run.

Im still confident of getting my fitness back up and then plan to run Loch Ness again in September.

How much fitness should i expect to lose with a 6-8 week lay off?

31/12/2012 at 11:07

SG- Cheers fella. Reading will be the only effort and all the rest are purely MP/tempo runs for marathon training.

Cowboy - I was always under the impression fitness starts to wain after 2 weeks of non activity. Maybe see what pain free cross training you can do in the meantime?

31/12/2012 at 11:39
For me , Rotterdam M in April, Birmingham half October and maybe Jersey M in October
31/12/2012 at 11:44

Tek - Not familiar with SkyDrive but I think there may be a feature that allows others to alter contents. If this is totally open public write access then I suspect this would be a bad idea. If you could set up password based access this would be ideal (keep the timewasters out) but otherwise I suspect it might be us keeping you informed.

I've not committed yet but being ambitious, marathons possibly 1.  Loch Katrine (new see Scottish Runners thread) in March, 2. Cape Wrath week probably including the Marathon in May and 3. Snowdonia in October.
Certainly intend doing Hoy HM and Langdale HM again probably Kirkwall - all depends on what else is happening ...

31/12/2012 at 12:25

Hi Fiona and Jason D!

I'm due for a few marathons next year. Current list is:

  • 5-6/01/2013 Enigma Winter Double 
  • 24/02/2013 Malta Marathon
  • 16-17/03/2013 Eco Trail de Paris - 30k or 50km     
  • 30.03.13 Cretes de Spa 21km 
  • 07/04/2013 Paris Marathon 
  • 21/04/2013 Antwerp Marathon 
  • 28/04/2012 Loop van Vlaanderen 25km
  • 26.05.13 Mittelrhein marathon 
  • 08.06.13 Luxembourg Marathon 
  • 21.06.12 Nacht van vlaanderen marathon 
  • 29/06/2013 Giantshead marathon 
  • Aug Thames Meander    
  • 29.09.13 Berlin Marathon 
  • 13.10.13 Cologne Half Marathon 
  • 27.10.13 Frankfurt Marathon
I've tried putting it into the list above but I seem to keep messing it up!
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31/12/2012 at 12:47
Edited: 31/12/2012 at 12:56
31/12/2012 at 13:18

Tek - looks like the ID changes every time you edit the file


31/12/2012 at 13:19

OH - damn.  Is it easy to explain how to shorten / name the hyperlink?

31/12/2012 at 13:30

Race List click the link


Edited: 31/12/2012 at 13:32
31/12/2012 at 13:42
Lots of marathons
Nice run this morning Jason, I managed to get 50x25m front crawl done before the kids club got in the pool, out later for a nice 6 mile recovery run.
Fiona sounds like you enjoyed the shopping.
31/12/2012 at 14:01

Just in from 4 miles easy  

Emmy that must cost a fortune in flights and hotels!

Hope everyone gets a good last run of 2012. Nice swimming NP, is the arm any better?


31/12/2012 at 14:14
Do you need to create an account to access the race list?
31/12/2012 at 14:21

Tek - That link now just takes you to a Microsoft Account login screen

I know how to do what you're attempting on FB if that's any help


31/12/2012 at 14:45

Don't know why it keeps failing...

race list

If this doesn't work, I'll paste the whole list on here, and maybe OH you could post it, as you say, onto FB?

...you might need to control - click it

Edited: 31/12/2012 at 14:47
31/12/2012 at 15:13
Fiona C wrote (see)

Just in from 4 miles easy  

Emmy that must cost a fortune in flights and hotels!

Hope everyone gets a good last run of 2012. Nice swimming NP, is the arm any better?


Hey Fiona, Well I live in Belgium so it's not too hard to race on the continent as I can drive there and stay pretty cheaply. My biggest expense so far is Malta as although the registration was cheap - the hotels werent


31/12/2012 at 15:25
31/12/2012 at 16:02

 That makes sense Emmy! Great list of races!  Have you done Frankfurt before? I'm looking at either Amsterdam (again) or Frankfurt at the moment.


31/12/2012 at 16:27

Just in from 3 mile easy

Emmy - we're at the other extreme where even a UK mainland race means a ferry/flight with consequent expense in time and money. But Orkney's a beautiful place to live

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