I've just entered with my fiancé, although he has only just started running. Thought would enter him before he changed his mind lol. Is 1 year doable to train for a marathon. He has built himself up to 5k quite quickly. It will be my first marathon too.
dan- welcome, I'm hoping for a half result under 2 hours too. My last and first one was 2.08.
Mungus- sounds like a lovely run, although hills aren't my favourite terrain lol.
Jr- nice long run, do you find it helpful to run longer than the half marathaon distance?
done a 7.5 mile run with my friend on Friday who is slightly faster than me so was good to try and match her pace. Long run was today 9.5 miles. Legs sore now, I'm doing t25 workout too, only two weeks left till finished the programme.
try marks and Spencer's although not a specialist running shops, I had issues with balcony style bras as they were rubbing and had sores under my breast line,, and they recommended a different style of bra which have been brilliant.
Neil- was running them at around 8.20 had a 3 minute rest in between them.
Mungus- glad you got some dry runs, weather has been awful.
Gaz- yeah their are some nice places to run, I live running along by the beach when the weather is nice. The purbecks is also nice. Bit hilly, oh and the new forest too.
Whiskey- maybe leave the fish and chips till after well done on keeping up with the fast groups.
Benign- hope your 3 miles went okay.
Justrunning- sports massages hurt but worth it after.
I went out out with a womens only running club tonight did 6 miles. Wanted to join a club for a while and glad I plucked up the courage and went out. weather was awful though hail stones and heavy rain. Felt good after Though. Kept quite a good pace, not sure of exact pace and didnt record it.