seren nos - i hoped to gain some advice from joining the forum which i am learning from you all!
Steve - thank you for your support mate.
also ran, the marathon does give me the best option of qualification, the 5k and 10k times being 13:38 and 29:00 which are absolutely rapid! Wales have not released a B standard but at the last commonwealth games they had 2:19:40 in place!
Tenjiso - I know what you mean, I would class myself as a first timer for marathon with 10years of running behind me !
Also with seeing the Asics training schedule, it would have to be changed in my case as yea it would have me runnnig 3-4 times per week where I am already training 7 days a week at 60-70 as it is! as you say seren nos 40mpw certainly is not enough for the bulk and training is expect to do for a marathon!!
Hi shady ady - thank you for the good luck, but with your comment about Christmas parties, my job is in hospitality and at this time of year it's the running of Christmas parties
It's insanely difficult to gain lottery funding or any sort of sponsorship, I know iv reached a high level with Great Britain representation but still do not get considered for any! Welsh athletics and sport Wales have shown no interest in sponsorship, the only chance I had was when Puma asked me to run Armargh 5k earlier this year and they did give me some kit for representing them!
I really appreciate your comment about elite support and thank you for wishing me luck!
Hi minni unfortunately I do not qualify for championship entry, the alternative I have in mind is Manchester ( As long as the weather is better than last years torrential conditions)