PC - great piece, cheers I will pay heed to that. You had a tough finish and still brought it home in a great time.
Jake when last we met you were talking about your ultrarunning - glad that's going well.
Nicole - Valencia is a faster course than London - it's not so congested, I had a good race. The pressure was off my Boston hopes as I had a BQ about 6 weeks before at Berlin so I just went out around pb pace and see what happened, at 39k I was passing loads of people and had a strong finish. You never know, you could crack the BQ this time, although you would more likely need a 3.53 to get in as its so popular these days. Just keep chipping away at the PB and it will come.
Hello there everyone, I'm in aswell. That wait was definitely not fun. Seems that running Tokyo made my verification a bit more drawn out. I emailed them my bib number in the end as it didn't just come up with my name on the Japanese website. Fortunately the wait is over now! How exciting for us all, boston!!!
Top tip emailing the bib number to help them verify Wendy. It is VERY exciting. Just have a small matter of Winter training.
It's agony over there on facebook for the squeakers. 24,000 places for BQ-ers and I wonder how many extras - can't be many?!
City Fan - NO WAY to the UKAA licence instead of Le Med Cert. You need signed and stamped Med Cert from the paris website or you won't get in. The Italian races accept the UKA licence but not anything in France.
Whaqatac. Yes I did Reigate and had a steady 1.25.10 - ran out of steam on mile 11/12 but I am in OK form. Yes awful about the runner. What can one say. Well sad.
Have a great time in Berlin. fantastic race / atmosphere / BEER. Glad to see you are back in Paris next year, I'm not as I'm in Boston, but in the words of Arnie- i'll be back.(in 2016). The wife n spoglets are good - taking them all to Paris for the marathon and a bit of a faff when you really want to concentrate on a marathon and then hang out with your running pals. We made the best of it, did some touristy stuff on the Monday and had a bit of an adventure. It was the start of the School hols for them so they were pretty knackered but we weren't bothered about the late nights.
Whaqatac - get in touch through private message, we'll chat more - maybe see you down Hyde Pk to trot out a couple of laps.
Mattywar. Just plain beautiful running mate. 1.35 and knocking on the door of a sub3.30. It's doable - if you have the miles in the legs, keep it steady. The 12 minute PB is a big old chunk and a testament to the dedication you are putting in. That result does not come from sitting on your back side. You are in your up-curve of improving - like HIAHS - you guys will feed off your PBs, which drive you on to train smarter, eat better and make huge leaps forward. Enjoy the ride! I'll be looking for your data on Strava
Hello All - just dropping in. Did this last year and then spent the afternoon at the pub with last year's thread. It's a great course for a PB - I ran my PB- which I have used as a qualifying time to get me into Boston 2015. JakeUK is back for his 3rd year, he can't get enough!. I'll come back at some point. It's a cheap and easy city to navigate. Good atmosphere for the race. Top tip - if you stay in the Expo Hotel and you like a porridge pot on the morning of your run - take a travel kettle!
ha ha, yeah either that or just on the verge of having a meltdown. Right in the heart of my training plan - 2 big weeks of mileage ahead before a 2 week taper. You know when you are training and it's running on tired legs? You need to get the miles in there but after a while it gets a bit tough and then tougher. I need the taper so my poor stumpies can get refreshed!
have you booked your flight - I think BA has a sale on USA flights that is ending imminently. (like the next day or two or something)