Alastair Simpson

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Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 19:34

Permission to come aboard. (or should I say, jump ship from Loch Ness marathon forum)

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 19:27

Iron Pingu: How about Brathay Windermere marathon. 

Anyone doing Brighton next year?

Next up: Swindon half in a couple of weeks (More hills)

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 20:23

Oh dear, wheels fell off. 4:13. 3 positives. 1 I didn't walk (some how) 2 I've completed another marathon and 3 nice to meet up with some of you before. Well done to everyone and look forward to bumping into you in abother forum of on an event sometime in the future. Good luck in whatever you have planned.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 26/09/2014 at 07:05


Just about to set off for Bristol airport. I'll see you guys and gals on the other side. Stay safe and stay relaxed. Remember we do this because we enjoy it.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 20:39


Finished up with a funky 4. All done now till Sunday. Miles or kilometres......I work in units of it's a long way.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 24/09/2014 at 19:32

Peteinthehills: last year the tea/coffee was free.

I'm taking throw away clothes and foil blankets. It's quite exposed up there at the start (OK I know I'm a southern softy) and your hanging around for a while.

Two busy days of work to come, so I can't wait for Friday to catch the plane up north.

Booktrunk: your a total legend if not a bit crazy.


Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 23/09/2014 at 20:01


I have an admission. I actually like beetroot juice and will be drinking it in the days running up to the event.

Just did 4.5 miles at marathon pace and it felt good. Just need to maintain that speed/effort for another 22 miles.

So is the flag idea a go go?

Watch out for those pot holes and kerbs everyone. Don't wanna turned ankle now.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 20:05

WTF everyone: Ultramarathons, Spas and % Heart rates! Sounds like I'm doing a different event on Sunday. Is anyone else doing the Loch Ness marathon?

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 06:37


Booktrunk: no permission required.We're all looking to you for advice!

Munter: I always try to imagine I'm running the first 5miles with the hand break on. So you feel like your being held back.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 10:52


Managed to do a fairly gentle 10 today. Saw lots of other runners out as it is our local half marathon in 3 weeks. It's strange seeing other out training knowing I have the small matter of Nessie to do first. 

I'm now looking forward to a nice gentle week.

I hope everyone gets through this week unscathed. 


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