Running mate of mine did the full marathon last year. V. small event, only 30 pre-registered runners for the full marathon last year (most were running the 6 or 13 mile events).
He said of the event "There were few marshals and no well wishers along the route, only walkers offering encouragement as you ran past them. You had to follow the red arrows along the course and there were twelve drink stations with a choice of water, orange or lemon and a digestive biscuit. The coastal section was extremely windy, and there were several sections where you ran on sand which was heavy going. For most of the race I was running alone. On completion of the race, no goody bag, just a small medal which said on it ‘Heritage coastal run/walk’ not even confirmation that I had just ran 26.2 miles! (the complete antithesis of a big city marathon)
Cressida Cowell she wrote How to Train Your Dragon. There are now 8 (?) books in this series. The books are BRILLIANT, don't go on the film. Even better get the CDs read by David Tennant,. we love them for long car journeys, you will laugh out loud at his voices!
I can't recommend these books enough, I love reading them even more than my daughter. Although your daughter may be a bit old for them if she has already read HP.
Haven't read the rest of this thread. How about Spiderwick Chronicles? Quite dark in places.
Great race. Thanks to all the Haverhill RC for their marshalling and pre and post race support. Good challenging course which has boosted my hopes for a PB at Stebbing. I will be recommending this one for Saffron Striders championship races next year
I have just found this on the runnersworld training page under motivation
Is there any way Runner's World could provide a way of downloading this playlist (and others) for those who don't possess iPods or subscribe to iTunes? It's really unfair - not everyone chooses to own Apple Mac products...! Posted: 05/10/2010 at 14:58