Alastair Simpson

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Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 19:55

Less than 9 weeks to go. I don't feel as fit as this time last year, but I have had to deal with a few injuries. I'm getting the miles in but feel like my steady pace is 30sec/mile slower. Still can't wait to do Nessie again. 

I think I'm heading for 4:00-4:15. Where does everyone else think they are?

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 06:59

Managed an extremely gentle 18 miles Saturday with not too much drama. I'll drop down to 13 next weekend as I'm doing my first 50k the following weekend.

Sheesh: Mapmyrun tends to under-estimate how far you run as it leaves large gaps between registering where you are and then drawing a straight line. So if you run a wiggly bit, it can miss chunks out. My run this weekend. MMR said 17.55 and my GPS watch said 18.25.

Race to the stones 2014

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 18:51

Just signed up for Day 1 only. I just want to see what all this ultra running is about. I'm an ultra virgin so still a little worried even though I've done a few marathons. My plan is to walks bits of it and see how it goes. Sorry if this sounds a bit wimpy to all you seasoned nutters out there!

BHF Swindon Half Marathon

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 07:00

Who's doing the 2014 event?

Severn Bridge Half Marathon (rogueruns)

Posted: 18/06/2014 at 19:09

Any update on numbers Paul101?

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 06:52

Did my 11 mile leg of the Ridgeway yesterday, taking 1:36. I was very pleased with that considering how tough the course is and I'm far from fully fit. 

Booktrunk: There were a few muddy areas but on way enough to wear anything but road shoes.

Next up: the Severn Bridge half marathon in August. Should be an interesting event as you have to cross the Old Severn Bridge twice. That's 4 miles of bridge running. could be blowy!

Keep on plodding everyone!

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 14:49

Hi Booktrunk. I have now run about 30 miles of the Ridgeway (Not in one go though. Total respect for that). As long as it hasn't rained heavily before your event standard road shoes are fine. I have run on there when it was wet and it was a bit muddy in places but the track is pretty good especially the further west you are.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:15

I'm doing leg 1 of the Ridgeway relay this weekend. Some some serious hill work for me. Hopefully there's no rain as the course will be very muddy. This is the first week of a 16 week plan. Here we go again!

Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 07:04

Hurray! I signed up before it sold out! Missed out last year. I'm kicking off my training for the.Loch Ness marathon with the first leg of the Ridgeway relay on Sunday. I hope my long build up to Brighton goes OK as I've been struggling with a sore back. Slow and steady will make you ready.


Severn Bridge Half Marathon (rogueruns)

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 07:09

I agree with you Paul. I'm comming from Swindon so it will be an early start for me, but it's nice to get it done. That means I'll be In my bath with a beer an hour earlier!


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