Talkback: Win the ultimate spring marathon experience

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18/11/2010 at 11:52
Just entered. yay! 
18/11/2010 at 11:57

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.

18/11/2010 at 12:43

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.

18/11/2010 at 13:14

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

18/11/2010 at 13:23
Yep but not over 45 surely.............hence my comment over 45................not over interesting to see how old the supersix are this year.................
seren nos    pirate
18/11/2010 at 13:27
year before last there was a mature lady I believe
18/11/2010 at 13:31
Well I'm plumping for the mature guy this year, well I guess older if mature doesn't fit!!
Tommygun2    pirate
18/11/2010 at 13:34
Well if I get in i'll be 46
18/11/2010 at 13:42
I hit 57 in January which used to look so old when I was younger!  When you run most races though there are still an amazing number of mature runners, probably more than say under 25s, and some of them are hammering out great times.  I  guess what you have to accept is that you lose some pace so your half marathon and 10km pace become much closer.  Whether this is a negative factor in the eyes of the Asics selection team look at who knows. 
18/11/2010 at 14:06
I am still getting PBs and I'm easing down towards 50
18/11/2010 at 14:47

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 ...

18/11/2010 at 14:49
Wagner is still in the X FACTOR, so I guess there is hope for us all !!!
18/11/2010 at 15:17

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???

18/11/2010 at 15:20
I play a bit of guitar, sing really badly though slightly better than Wagner, but struggle with both when I am going quicker than my steady pace!
18/11/2010 at 15:26
I can't see for looking, but who do you email your application to, the editor? (sorry if i'm being a bit of a dumbass!)
18/11/2010 at 15:34

Here's the line of info you need: 

Thank you for taking the time to complete this application form. To submit your details, please now email this document to, including “ASICS Super Six 2011 Application” in the subject line of your email. Entries close midday, November 19, 2010.
18/11/2010 at 15:38
Blimey, blind as a bat!! Thank you John
18/11/2010 at 16:10

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 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!

18/11/2010 at 16:22
Aw man, I listed my home number and not my mobile...! 
18/11/2010 at 16:25

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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