Forum 6

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07/12/2012 at 12:41

HERE IS YOUR CHANCE !!!!

Have you been shunned by Asics?

Stuck in a training rut?

Got a marathon place and can only run round the block??

Busy busy busy and no time to train??

I have six lovely mentors all lined up and chomping at their Mizunos to get involved

All you have to do is to tell us why you should be given the prize of the millenium

YOUR PITCH

Should not threaten to harm small animals
Should not send people to sleep or need a screen break

It will contain your hopes for a marathon time
It will contain your marathon entry confirmed
It will contain a brief running history of recent times and pb's

We would love to hear all about YOU, strengths, weaknesses and limitations

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This thread will close on Monday 17th December and then Kittenkat and her esteemed Adjudicator(s) will cogitate the pitches and we will then announce the LUCKY SIX on Christmas Eve


Asics 6??  As they said on Channel 4 ... thanks for the warm up    

Click on the link below to be taken to the pitching page.....

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/spring-marathon/the-rw-forum-six/234971.html

seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 21:05

Minni.if we keep quiet and no one applies then maybe we can have another crack

07/12/2012 at 21:14
Good thinking Seren!

Do you think you could knock another 28 minutes off your pb AND beat your mentors pb with another crack? That was so impressive!
seren nos    pirate
07/12/2012 at 21:16

I was only 7 mins off a GFA in the end....but my running is a lot slower again than it was.hoping to improve again over the next few months

 If I never run another marathon i will be pleased as my martahon time starts with a 3

TR
07/12/2012 at 21:17

flipping heck Minni, you're relentless ! and as for Seren beating her Mentors PB, shocking behaviour !

07/12/2012 at 22:20
07/12/2012 at 22:21
I'm just doing my bit TR!
TR
07/12/2012 at 22:45

you're a good egg, your enthusiam is top notch, impressive early door running this week too. Next time I need a mentor..................

M...eldy    pirate
08/12/2012 at 00:32

She is doing a stirling job !!!    

08/12/2012 at 08:39
TR - I don't want to be running at that time of the morning but needs must.

There's some great pitches coming in for the Forum 6. We also need some first timers and 'just get around' runners.

Don't be shy.
08/12/2012 at 09:39

Go on, apply TR. You might learn a thing or two 

08/12/2012 at 12:42

Hmm. I'm a bit tempted as a first timer with a marathon lined up next year, but what exactly would I be signing up for? Is it basically getting training advice from a more experienced person and posting updates (how regular?) about training progress on the forums?

TR
08/12/2012 at 13:21

Minni - agreed, I see plenty of early mornings and stare at my garage door when others wouldnt. Whatever it takes to get it done.

Keir - not sure anyone would take me on, I dont do schedules and structure. Funny that as I'm forever trying to build it into my little lads (cricket) winter training.

08/12/2012 at 14:08
TR wrote (see)

Next time I need a mentor..................

I'll mentor you TR.  Now where's my whip....

TR
08/12/2012 at 15:02

flipping heck !

08/12/2012 at 21:56
literatin wrote (see)

Hmm. I'm a bit tempted as a first timer with a marathon lined up next year, but what exactly would I be signing up for? Is it basically getting training advice from a more experienced person and posting updates (how regular?) about training progress on the forums?

Literatin -  I'm sorry I missed your post earlier.  

Runners who are interested post a pitch on the marathon thread then after the closing date an independent person selects 6 people across the board to be matched up with mentors.  The mentors have already been chosen from the forum.  They are not coaches (although they might be) but rather very experienced runners who know exactly what you need to do to reach your target.  More often that not you will have already chosen your schedule or have a very good idea of what you want/are able to do training wise.  Your mentor will guide, encourage and advise you via your own thread on the marathon page.  They may tweak schedules to suit you. 

There are no hard and fast rules and every thread will be individual. 

In your pitch you should be completely honest and about your training, your current pbs, and your targets.  

Hope this helps and hope you go ahead and pitch.

I was mentored in 2011 and found it to be a very positive and enjoyable experience.

08/12/2012 at 22:18

extremely interesting

M...eldy    pirate
08/12/2012 at 23:34

Literatin .. you have nothing to lose   

08/12/2012 at 23:43

How's Meldy

11/12/2012 at 21:50

6 days to go.  Click the link at the top of the page to pitch. 

We could do with more pitches from the first timers, slower end, or 'just get around'.

Literatin.... its waiting for you.

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