Well spotted Flat Footed!
Before and After
I think I'm entering this anyway. But 100 words isn't very much.
Soup Dragon wrote (see)
But 100 words isn't very much.
M...eldy wrote (see)
Lol so they did !! Can of red spray paint at the ready!
So, a fall out with Lucozade do you think?
Moraghan wrote (see)
This looks like a really great opportunity assuming the coaches won't be tied into an off the shelf schedule, a more realistic marathon day goal setting process is used and a more thorough vetting of the candidates is put in place (which looks like happening).Someone is going to be very fortunate to be coached by Bud Baldaro. If this is done properly this has the potential to be excellent, it really does.
This looks like a really great opportunity assuming the coaches won't be tied into an off the shelf schedule, a more realistic marathon day goal setting process is used and a more thorough vetting of the candidates is put in place (which looks like happening).
Someone is going to be very fortunate to be coached by Bud Baldaro.
If this is done properly this has the potential to be excellent, it really does.
I've entered, I always enter. I just feel as soon as I put my forum name on it, game over.
I'm going to pretend to be someone else next year.
(Disclaimer: I'm joking about 2 out of 3 of those comments above)
Interesting! I like the idea of the boot camp to assess fitness, discuss injury history and your target time.
I'd consider entering but I'm sure it would end up being an injury curse (I'm a bit fragile at the moment as it is), especially if my only choice of lightweight support shoe for the race was the DS Trainer.
Best of luck to all. Last year was awesome, an experience I still treasure, and I expect this year will be even better.
With the benefit of hindsight the best advice I can give to all the newer runners (ie like me last year) thinking of applying is you need to build the mile base now. Don't think of a mara as 16 weeks training only if you want to avoid injury and fulfil your potential.
I've entered already. what a fantastic opportunity to learn from such experienced people. I've not been a member on here for long, and i have not made that many posts, but i follow the site avidly, i'd love to win this. I've never done a marathon before, but it's been a goal for a long while now.
As much as i'm sure the London is "The" marathon so many people want to run, i'm sure that the Paris marathon will be every bit as good.
As Super Gibo say's!
I am planing to do my first Marathon in 2011 anyway so this has really come at the right time for me!
My form was sent in on Friday so fingers crossed I at least get to see some of you in Birmingham or Manchester on the 4th.
i think this sounds like a fantastic opportunity to learn from experienced runners, nutritionists, etc
time to download the application form....
As usual at this time of the year, when an application comes to me via email I fill it in and hope for the best. Actually I do that with any competition and the number I have won are very low, or close to zero in reality. But perhaps this time...
However the opportunity to work with a professional sports team is not to be missed
Me and my friend are going to do the New York in 2011, so this comes at a very good time to get professional help.
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