Light rain in Manchester today, quite cool too so im off to get some fabsil for my running jacket. Im just happy its not like a fortnight ago when the weather was pretty warm for Manchester, ive trained in rain n wind here all year so at least i know what to expect
I think i will run a few laps of the school while my son has his swim lesson this afternoon, im about to burst with nerves and im convinced every muscle and joint no longer works.
This time tomoro the winner will just be finishing and i will be half way ish
Lagerman, When i ran it in 2012 the shot blocks werent in the 'bar' they were on a plate all separate so i only took one single block, big mistake, this time i will take more as it didnt really work. The gel sachets were ok but were running low by the time i came thru and flavours were limited.
The pouches were good but like others have said, sometimes if they havent been torn properly you get a sudden gush which fires up your nose and everywhere ending up n a choking spluttering mess, but they are easier to carry than bottles. Just beware if the seal hasnt been pre-torn off dont think about doing it with your teeth as i cut my mouth open on them, the early water stations had pre torn them but towards the end it was a DIY job.
Nervous now, waiting for my black toenails to drop off and contemplating a visit to the podiatrist. Last beers tonight then water for a week. need to make an effort!
Hi, ive ran this before in 2012. I wore my headphones, even though not permitted i took a chance as the weather was so bad and nobody seemed to care anyway. Ive read in the race book that headphones are banned again, only the out of ear ones are acceptable - yeah at 50 quid i dont think so!
I know if i dont take my ipod i will be stood at the start gutted that so many others will have them. Do you think I would be DQ'd if i wear them?
As you can see the fortnight before nerves and worries are starting to appear