Haha Khanivore, I was going thru the same process as you a few weeks ago. Then I did as Lit suggested to you and entered anyway. I'd heard the shopping was good. My challenge is not so much the weekend in Chester itself as fitting the training in without impacting the family too much. Good luck with your discussion anyway!
Thanks 15W - if I even throw in a decent hotel (last couple of times its been the Travelodge) and get the training quietly under way in the early hours / at lunchtime before making the announcement then how can she object You're right - key is to try and fit the training in when nobody's looking!
afternoon all, i'm really hoping to enter this one too. Your recent comments 15W and ACP made me laugh - the reason I haven't entered yet is because I'm trying to find the right time to tell the wife I'll be out training all summer! Anyone got any top tips for selling the idea to your family? I figure Chester is a lovely place to spend the morning in while your OH is out on the course, and it must be at it's best in early October.
Hi HeOw, I'm in but a friend of mine is interested - I've passed him on your email. His name is Matt (just in case you see an unexpected name in your inbox) - and of course unless you've changed your mind or you've already found a new home for it. thanks
Hi, would love to join you once I've cleared my plans for Chester with the wife. Did Stratford on Sunday after P&D up to 55 mile 12 weeker, after which she hopefully asked if I was retiring from running marathons. Aiming to use the 18 week plan this time round, and goal is to go under 3:20 (well - dream goal would be to go under 3:15 but when I set out to do 3.15 at Abingdon in 2011 it all went HeOw's way ie 'shit')