Rachael, you will do well to get a room in Newcastle at this stage, you may need to stay near Durham which is 20mins away. On the morning of the GNR you can park at a metro station near the airport and travel to the start on the metro.
Thanks Madbee & Vixx, yes I've taken a different approach to this years training & running and it appears to be showing an improvement. I am also helping my wife train for the Race for Life which is good so I do a long run one day and we walk 7 miles the next, somehow we still find lots to talk about!!
I am thinking of running part of the course if I get the opportunity. In the meantime my training is going to one fast run 3-5miles, a track session or steady 7 and a 10. I've even planned a 13mile run which has a long uphill section at 11-12 to replicate that part of GNR!! We have a Friday5 series down here starting in 2 weeks so entered 4 of the 5, missed one as I have a 10k planned where aiming to beat my pb.hope you all stay fit & happy running. h
Hello all, reading as much as I can to catch up and some great running going on as usual, particularly well done CC2 on the track 2nd....Only 17 weeks until GNR!! Sounds crazy but this weekend I started my longer run training rather than leaving it until late July I want to be more confident this year. Been doing some faster stuff at the track but sometimes struggle with breathing although 2 weeks ago found myself hanging in with the faster blokes on 1st of 3 session. I then did an awful 10k on Bank Holiday Sunday but followed up with a good 10k training that was 2mins quicker!! Set out yesterday to run 8.5miles and somehow without pushing too hard did it in 1:13:44 which is 4mins quicker than when triaing for last years GNR, maybe that sub 2 hour could happen if I keep it going, definitely want to beat my 2:05:17pb. Anyhow, I am up in Stockton in June and may take a trip to Newcastle
Well reading yup on here and after going to London last week to support the runners from my club and all runners I must say that I am full of admiration for everyone who takes part in a marathon. After last year I entered the ballot but this year my head is saying wait a bit longer until the halves become easier, I didn't see too many people enjoying the last 5 miles although one young lady who trains with my club did it in 2:46 which is ridiculous. Will I get tempted to enter the ballot tomorrow?