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Gels have a best before date?

Posted: Yesterday at 20:31

I brought a few months supply from my local Sainsbury as they were only 25 pence each as they were close to their use by date. Didn't notice any difference at all and the last ones were around 4 months out of date.

Ealing Half Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 20:28

Gideon I did the half. I had hardly ran in the 4 weeks leading up to Ealing due to a cold and then food poisoning and promptly got another cold after it so ended up running just a handful of times in a 6 week period. Stevenage was so wet I'm glad I bailed on the full!

Ealing Half Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 17:52

I loved it this year. And yes it is steep but it;s worth it. I run several halves a year and some for as little as a tenner. It all averages out over the year and it's nice to do a couple of big closed road events of which there aren;t many in London

Why are so few races on Saturdays ?

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 18:18

For anybody relying on public transport Saturday events are a godsend. It's also nice to have some weekend left after running. But I can fully understand why organisationally Sunday's are often more practical

How much benefit from drugs

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 12:40

I have a friend that was an olmpic standard cyclist in the 80's and his view is the EPO could turn a donkey in to a racehorse and claoms to have witnessed as much.

Biarne Ris is the obvious example, went from non-entity to TDF winner and gained the nickname Mr 60%. See also all of the Gewiss team that embaraced EPO sooner than most and were dominant for an 18 month period. Berzin won the giro but was nowhere when the rest of the peloton used the same gear.


Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 11:44

Not posted on this thread for an age. But things are moving steadily in the right way for me. Did the Dirt Half at Leighton Buzzard yesterday and Stevenage half yesterday, Plan for both was steady 10 minutes miles, Stevenage saw me do 2.09 on a fairly undulating course and yesterday 2.11 which considering the hill and mud I'm well happy with. Managed negative splits in both for the first time in a long time. 

Next stop Portsmouth coastal marathon when I will hopefully beat this ridiculous mental block on stepping up from half to full

Portsmouth Coastal 2014

Posted: 16/11/2014 at 11:32

So an important question - are there mince pies and alcohol at all the water points?

Garmin Forerunner - just a bad product?

Posted: 06/11/2014 at 11:45

I'm struggling to see why anyone would have loyality to a brand that has seen 11 replacement products?

I had the same problem with my second garmin as I did the first. I now use a Polar RC3 and have no complaints, it's not like there aren't alternative manufacturers

Sub 3:30 Stevenage Marathon 2 November

Posted: 02/11/2014 at 20:35

Shame you didn't start Basher.

I was quite happy with my half a 6 week spell around September saw me have 2 colds and food poisoning so i lost a load of training. Planned to treat it as an LSR at 10 min/mile pace, and finished in 2.09 so a little better than that and felt good (if wet) throughout.

I thought it was a cracking event, the marshalls did an excellent job in that weather but pretty much without exception were smiling and full of support, I'd definitely do it again.

Sub 3:30 Stevenage Marathon 2 November

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 10:30

Thanks Gideon - and same to you I bailed on the full weeks ago so it's a nice steady half for me

I'm not sure they can divert round it, though on Gunnells there are cycle paths both sides so it is possible we'll be on the opposite side - here's hoping it's dry and not an issue!

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