I am heading out for this one on my own too, too exoensive for the Mrs, eldest and baby to go too. Leaving Newcastle to Heathrow Thursday, heading out via Oslo on Friday and returning on Monday. Awaiting re-confirmation of hotel as it has awfully gone quiet via MSM organisers, but staying at Hotel Thon.
Lokking forward to it. Let me know if you wish to meet up.
That was an amazing marathon. Extremely tough and where did they find that climb from at mile 21 ?? Bloody nora that was some hill. Equally after turning the dam wall, what a shock with that wind in your face for the last 8 miles, extremely tough but made it around in 3:48.
Well done to all the organisers, fora first event I thought you did pretty damn well. I did start to worry before the start as I got caught up in the jams along the dam wall and parking up, but it turned out pretty well in the end.
Lastly, well done Steve Cram. Ran a little with him after 21 miles and he shook my hand at the finish Good sport matey.
Ten out of Ten for me !!!!
Ooh, please please get some decent medals please, Re-score 9.75 out of ten !!!
Hope youir run went well and I take my hat off to you to achieve a 2:53 so going for a 2:45 you are some runner. My best was in Edinburgh 2005 - 3:23, i was on course for 3:09 and then it all went tits up with 2 mile to go. I just wish I had the time to belong to a club so someone could coach me, but I am 40 the day after Toronto so I guess I am on the downward spiral.
I have an 8 yr old daughter and tried to push running in the summer but she wasn't having anything of it, however she is heavily into dancing 3 x a week, so as long as she enjoys something I am happy.
I live in North Shields, Newcastle, so it doesn't take me long to get back after the GNR, I ran 1:34 yesterday but apart from a little stiffness, I think I have came out of the run OK so just packing now. I fly out of Newcastle and then fly into Gatwick with Air Transat, are you flying with them ??
5pm is fine for meet up in reception, i guess I will plump for a purple checky shirt and am 5'7". What time are you planning for eats on Saturday, as I guess it is an early start. If you want, I can check out any pasta places, but if you want to go it alone, it is OK by me.