Alastair Simpson

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Swindon Shin Splints

Posted: Today at 06:03

So Pipski, how did it go. Are you able to walk properly now?

Milton Keynes 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 19:53

Scrobbler: Some good advice there. I have now done 11 marathons and trust me, at some point after 18 miles it will get very difficult. Judging by your half time you should be able to do 3:50ish. But there are many factors that are out of your control so don't get to hung up on sticking rigidly to a pace. Concentrate more on how you feel. As Booktrunk says be cautious for the first half then see how you feel. It will be very difficult to increase your pace very much after 20 miles.

I hope you have a great taper and an even better race.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 19:29

Welcome to the insanity Big Mama. Does this mean your joining us for the Loch Ness marathon?

Come on Nothe, I remember you posting for last years event. You'll be missed if you don't sign up.

Milton Keynes 2014

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 16:17

Hurray! Got the last long one done and boy do I need a taper like never before. Had 6 weeks off running over Christmas with a bad back. (At time I was struggling to walk, let alone run)

There's going to be no land speed records from me, I will just be glad to stand at the start thinking I stand a chance of getting around.

Does anyone know if the marathon runners and half marathon runners will start and run together?

AndyP: Glad to see a fellow Royal will be out there.

Keep up the good work guys and gals and enjoy your tapers. I know I will!!!!!

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 15:55

Took a couple of days off from running during the week, which seems to let my ankle settle down enough to get my last long run in without too much discomfort. So I was pleased with that. Hopefully the taper will help before Milton Keynes.

How did Lochaber go guys?

Swindon Shin Splints

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 19:54

That's OK Pipski, you can be an honoury member. Or better still come and join us one day. We're a friendly bunch.

And what's more, thank's for being the first person to post something.

Hope Sunday goes well and you enjoy the experience. Remember to look up and around and suck it all in you deserve it.

Swindon Shin Splints

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 19:46

Come-on Splinters, leave a message, I know your out there..........somewhere.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 19:22

Thank Booktrunk, that's cleared that up!

Did the most dreadful twenty miler yesterday.Left foot and ankle are hurting and I tried out a new rucksack which was a bad idea, as it rubbed my neck.

I'm thinking about taking a couple of days off from running to let my foot settle down. But I don't want to disrupt my plan in the last week before the taper. 

Any suggestions? 

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 19:31

Alright enough bragging. I'm in Swindon actually. Just used Slough as somewhere that may have less wildlife than Swindon!!!!

I have to make do with a couple of trips a year to my brother who lives just north of the Cairngorms. Hence my entry to the Loch Ness marathon.

Andi: I assume you have run The Mull of Kintyre half a few times. Is it as good as the reports suggest?

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 19:56

That's just bragging! The best I can manage is being repeatedly dive bombed by a buzzard. The proper wild life doesn't venture south of the border (he says bracing himself from an onslaught of "I've a wild tiger in my back garden and I live in Slough"!)


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Swindon Shin Splints

For anyone who runs with or is thinking of running with SSS 
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