V-rap that is outrageous! Actually, it has been know for me to purchase the odd tin of fizzy e-numbers, although its always the 'skinny' stuff. But yes, it will cause all manner of nasty things to happen to you - eeeeek!
Hello - was checking out this thread, and fantastic came across someone who did the Oban 1/2. I come from Oban! I did GNR on Sunday. Wondered if anyone on the site would be doing Oban. What was the course? How many folks did it? I'm in London, but was up home for a wedding and saw the ads for it.
Cath - been trying to follow what's been going on with you - hope your still smiling.
I did the GNR for the first time, also first 1/2 marathon. I absolutely loved it and have pre-registered for next year. I did it at 10 min/mile pace, and lined up at the start on that marker. I finished in 2.13 so am very happy, but am sure it would have been quicker if it hadn't been so busy. I am sure more experience and quicker runners found it frustrating having to dodge us plodders and those mad people with inflatable dinghys, but for me, that was all part of the fun. I've only done it once, but I agree with the folks saying that GNR is not the time for PBs. I reckon its about the taking part, meeting loads of brilliant people and soaking up the fantastic atmosphere. I travelled up from London and made a long weekend of it, saw the milers on Saturday, ran on Sunday, did boozy lunch on Monday with fellow runners. I had a brillant weekend. The organisers did a brilliant job given there was so many of us. Can't wait for next year.
Hi all, just got back to work today after the GNR. Wow, I had a brillaint time. Been trawling through forums to see how everyone else got on. I did it in 2.13. Can't believe I managed it, knee was sore and got a blister at 6 miles that could have its own life its so huge. I didn't see any forumites, which was a shame, so maybe next year. Am afraid that good eating habits flew out the window, massive curry with beer on Sunday night, and long boozy lunch yesterday before returning to London. Am back on the healthy eating plan today. Haven't been to gym to weigh myself, but will report in later in the week.