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Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 13:26

Tom, very good tempo run, I can just about manage 800m reps at that pace. LMH, good luck with the tapering next week, I am sure it will be worth it.

17 miles this morning (8.39av) for me, still very warm when not in the shade. With my easy 5 or 6 tomorrow, this should just tip it over 60 for the week.

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 20/07/2016 at 13:16

Serious speed already Tom, I agree, if you are steady around 6.15 to 6.20, then your MP might be sub 6.00 come October.

Got out at 7.30am this morning, the thermometer on the garden fence said 32 degrees, gulp!. Oh well, a steady 10 miles at 8.50av was therefore more than OK for me. 30min tempo run yesterday in the heat. It will be club efforts tomorrow night, when hopefully it should be cooler.


Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 01/07/2016 at 13:56

Sounds like there is some great training/racing going on already.

I also several weeks into my plan and everything seems to ticking over nicely. I completed an off road HM last weekend (along a disused railway - which worked out at 13.8 miles!), and finished 4th in 1.43.24,

I am aiming for sub 3:20 at Abo, which I have achieved twice before in previous years, however this was before I was diagnosed a Type 1 Diabetic in April 2015 (and now on insulin). This year will be my first time back since then, and only my second marathon since April 2015, having achieved 3:24 back in March.


Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 27/02/2016 at 13:19

Just booked accommodation for me and the Mrs for the night before the marathon at Premier Inn (South Didcot). Always stayed there for previous Abo marathons, although the last one was 2012.

They always use to do an early breakfast for the marathon runners, does any one know whether this is still the case

The Groundhog Marathon Race 2016

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 16:55

Did this last year, and doing again this year.

They also call out on the PA system every time a runner notches up 10 laps, saying how many laps that runner has done, so you have a good idea how you are doing. They also say when you have 1 lap to go.. the best part 

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/02/2016 at 13:52

Just entered Abo 2016, first time since 2012, after major health issues

It will be great to be back.


Abingdon Marathon

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 13:53

Some great stories, I have spent the last 15mins reading them. Special mention to Barry to have turned it around in just 2 months, from HM pw to a marathon PB!

Spent the whole of my race running with a club mate, who was running a similar pace to mine and was going for pb (around 3.25). Unfortunately, was not able to help him along to his pb, as we both finished in just over 3.34, well outside our targets, Despite the time, really enjoyed the race, and cannot wait until next year.

Well organised race as usual and my thanks to the fantastic marshals as usual. Only downside was running through the muddy/flooded field in last mile. I thought I was going to get away with dry feet!

Abingdon Marathon

Posted: 20/10/2012 at 11:37

Done my 2 mile jog this morning, felt very sluggish... hope I feel better tomorrow.

Just off very soon too. Staying at Premier Inn at Didcot

Best of luck everyone, and remember try and enjoy the race as much you are able.

Abingdon Marathon

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 16:45

Shadwell - welcome back, hope the race goes better for you this year. With the race signs going up, we must be getting close to race day now

Micknphil - the best summary of how to approach a marathon I have ever heard. Wish I heard this when I ran my first marathon.

seesteverun - hope everything clears for you. Its all our worse nightmares coming down with something just before race day.

Was raining here this morning, so an easy 45 mins on the treadmill. Fingers crossed, the blocked up nose I had on Sunday has not developed into anything further. Club night tomorrow, which will be an easy 5 with 5 x 50m strides, then just a very slow 2 on Saturday and I am done.

Abingdon Marathon

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 13:55

Martin - fantastic 10K, all you need to do now is to take it easy before Abo.

6 miles easy for me Tues, then 4 miles easy Weds, and 5 miles Thurs (with 50m strides). May knock out a couple of easy miles on Saturday, just to keep myself loose. 

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187           MG15                  Black vest,shorts and socks        2:50
844          TickTock              Orange vest/grey shorts               2:57
???          Postie                 Navy vest, blue/grey shorts           3:00
141          Chillies FB           Red/Black vest                           3:30
810          Joe Peacook        white & blue caerleon vest            3:58
107          SR3                     yellow stragglers vest                  3:58
389         EckyThump           CRAC vest                                 ??
294         WarrenK78           Black vest yellow/red hoops       2:59                            359       Aching Calves   Red Braintree AC vest,Black shorts  3.20

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