Who was the oldest super sixer last year? Dont remember anyone quite my age, shame if they are all junior members of the running fraternity as there are more over 40s running than any other age group. It would be nice if some living further north in the UK were able to get a place rather than being southern residents only.......good luck to all who have entered.
Whoever gets the opportunity to be trained by this team will have a great experience and a very busy six months. Listened to the Asics team at last years VLM expo and they were very professional and had some good tips.
Hope its me, never won a thing in my life!!! Managed a pb for Birmingham Half last month of 1.49 would love to go quicker for a full marathon than this years first effort at London where I dont think I fuelled up enough in the second half of the race. So much to learn, look forward to an email tomorrow.
Mark Street 2 I'm with you on the age thing, though in my case it had better be over 50. I can't remember a runner of that maturity being chosen before, are we too much of a challenge to have an effect on, don't know, though the previous super sixes effectively only ran over about a 16 week training span so it would be difficult to make any dramatic changes on somebody's running capability in that time.
Not certain whether there is a southern bias though by using Birmingham this time for boot camp and I presume the training days it evens it out a bit for most of us.
It is a great opportunity and I think a no brainer to enter assuming you can make the dates needed for the get togethers and the race.
The terms and conditions state you'll hear by Nov 27th (I think) so basically a week. Don't forget that they'll have lots of 100 forms to read. Also it states you'll be contacted by phone.
Mark - I think if you ask Hashette you'll discover that she fitted the over 40 bill
Last year there was a spread of ages and experience in those shortlisted. In the time band that I was shortlisted for, three of us were in our 40s and one was in her 20s. Those actually selected as supersixers is not down to RW - that was up to the voters. Strangely enough three of us in that group were also based within 20 miles of each other - I think a welsh bias was suggested, but was probably random!
I'm pleased it's in Birmingham this time as a statement, since many people seem to think that the whole world revolves around London ...
I can play guitar, piano, double bass and the washboard, not too good at singing anything other than bass though. My lungs can still run so got a chance and just done a pb for the half at Birmingham.
Here's hoping. Are they voting again this year or is it just boot camp stylee???
Here's the line of info you need:
On the age thing, there was someone aged 60 chosen in 2008. I remember cos I followed her thread and met up for a few training runs together.
My entry is in. Never won anything before but there has to be a first time..........so I'm thinking positive thoughts. Paris here I come! hmmmm, then again I don't buy lottery tickets because I'm always so sure that its the "one" but end up dissapointed.
Its going to be a long week folks. I can just imagine next Friday, everyone scrambling for their phone for every single call!
Yes the last two years when I have entered this the last week is actually quite humourous, as we try to stay cool but at the same time gather a circle of friends who might vote for us if we are one of the lucky chosen ones. Rumours will creep in about the selection procedure and how you can influence it!
Have you noticed I have used several words with the vowels ou together, I believe it draws people to your words!! Actually I should be thinking of how to use the letters a s i c s consecutively across two words in the blind hope that it will at a deeper level influence those really nice people at Asics
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