Talkback: Win the ultimate spring marathon experience

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16/11/2010 at 12:05

Hi folks,

Apologies - just to clarify, the selection day will take place in Birmingham (not Manchester). Looking forward to reading all your applications (it may take a while..!)

Alice

16/11/2010 at 13:45

This is an amazing opportunity! I hadn't heard about it last year, but will definitely be applying.

Can anyone advise on how comprehensive my application should be, especially with regard to the strenghts and weaknesses boxes?

 Thanks,

K

16/11/2010 at 16:34

I think this sounds like a well thought out competition prize this year.  It will be interesting to see what the improved schedules bring, and, maybe the schedules will be tailor made for the individuals. 

Also, the selection days seem like a good idea.   A good chance for the lucky participants to learn exactly what is involved and what is expected of them in return for the coaching, as well as the coaches getting to see the hopefuls at work. 

This is a very valuable prize: personalised dietary, physio and sports psychology support from the ASICS PRO Team throughout the training, schedules, training days, all the gear.  Its every marathon runners dream! 

16/11/2010 at 16:43
Kryptonite -  I am no expert but I would say keep to the point and be honest. 
16/11/2010 at 22:27

Well I have entered. 

I don't mind that its not London, in fact it will give me a chance to use my CSE French !! LOL

I never win any competitions so would be well surprised if I get the call !!  good luck to everyone who enters.

17/11/2010 at 01:10
This looks like another great opportunity for 6 lucky people. I entered last year but didn't get anywhere like most people. I followed AndyV on the sub4 schedule and it was very helpful and motivational, and helped me hit my sub4 time (just). Andy, all of the forumites and Steve MC were great (seren nos) I see you're on here already.
I'm definately going to apply again later today
Simon
17/11/2010 at 01:24

This is my first actual post on here - done lots of searches on here for advice, events and plans and posted reviews of races over the last couple of years, but not actually put fingers to keyboard on the forum.  Not because I haven't wanted too though, just a time thing with being a single working parent of two teenagers.

A friend and I had been looking for a Spring Marathon and we've not long signed up for Edinburgh in May, but this opportunity to get coaching for Paris is too good to miss.  I hope not having been a regular poster won't go too much against me -  I wouldn't be surprised if once I get started you all want me to shut up.

 Oh well the entries in now, so fingers crossed

17/11/2010 at 02:10
Entry in, but am not holding my breath.
seren nos    pirate
17/11/2010 at 07:54
Alli Bongo wrote (see)

This is my first actual post on here - done lots of searches on here for advice, events and plans and posted reviews of races over the last couple of years, but not actually put fingers to keyboard on the forum.  Not because I haven't wanted too though, just a time thing with being a single working parent of two teenagers.

A friend and I had been looking for a Spring Marathon and we've not long signed up for Edinburgh in May, but this opportunity to get coaching for Paris is too good to miss.  I hope not having been a regular poster won't go too much against me -  I wouldn't be surprised if once I get started you all want me to shut up.

 Oh well the entries in now, so fingers crossed


Alli Bongo.................you will have to kick the teenagers out so that you will have the time to post.............part of the prize is that you have to kepp the rest of us informed and entertained............night and day.............

17/11/2010 at 08:42
Having entered the same process the last couple of years, but of course for the London Marathon, there is definitely less chatter on this competition which I suppose could indicate less people have entered which I suppose is because shifting it a few miles further puts people off.  I reckon that if next year it shifts to Australia I will definitely get a place! 
17/11/2010 at 10:01
I like your thinking John! 
17/11/2010 at 10:22

I could be thinking too deep about this Minni.  Perhaps its because of my profile, I'm too old, they don't think they could ever do anything for me, I'm too slow they don't think they could ever do anything for me, I can't write a compelling reason on my application to pick me.

Or perhaps that's just paranoia as opposed to deep thinking.  Perhaps they don't select people with paranoia though I don't think I mentioned it anywhere.  Its a worry isn't it?

17/11/2010 at 10:23

Andy,

Dont worry about holding your breath, but you should be tucked up in bed t 2.10AM !!  

17/11/2010 at 10:39

I just recieved the email and i must say it sounds tempting. I have just ran the Snowdon 3-4 weeks ago and found it really hard near the end, it actually took me 1hour an 16 mins to run the last 4 mile over the hill down to the finish. With a finishing time of 4:13

but after the run i want more lots more. My aim now is to run a hundred marathons before am 50.

I have only wrote on the forum 3 or 4 times. but would love the oppotunity to get professional help with all aspects of running.

Good luck to all that enter sounds a great package.
17/11/2010 at 11:02
Perhaps I won't get a place because I normally wear Nike shoes, though if anybody from Asics is reading these I have had a pair, two I think, of Asics before.  And of course if anybody from RW is reading these they will know I enter every competition (and I haven't won one yet, wink, wink) so they know I would wear anything to run in, especially in Paris, currently my favourite city.
Edited: 17/11/2010 at 11:06
Tommygun2    pirate
17/11/2010 at 11:10

Well I have entered the competition but if I'm as successful as all the other comp I enter on here I'm not holding out much hope  

Unless post count is taken into consideration then I may be in with a shout.

ie. bog off newbies

17/11/2010 at 11:16
Tommygun I believe they go mainly on your event reviews count!
Tommygun2    pirate
17/11/2010 at 11:19
 oh well it was worth a try
17/11/2010 at 11:27
Nah just kidding, haven't really got a clue on what gives you the edge to hit that boot camp.
17/11/2010 at 12:09
Tommygun2: I think john ford 5 was just trying to top trump you, as that was the only thing he had done more than you. If it was top trumps I'd be the 1st one sent packing though, so let's hope they're not going for a retro 70's game option.
Good luck to everyone Si
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