Alistair Fitzgerald

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Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 17:12

Hi Franny- I am feeling a lot better & saw my osteopath again who was pleased with my improvement. 6.1 miles this morning which felt ok. Can you text me your number and let me know what you are wearing on the day so that I can find you. Could be a bit noisy to here phones ringing!! Looking forward to it,but, may struggle to keep up with you!!  

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 12:10


Well I saw the Osteopath and got all taped up last week and am back tomorrow.

Managed a couple of runs and 100% certain that I will do London,but, aim to enjoy the occasion rather than getting fixed on a time. My Osteopath seems confident that I should be ok. So feeling happier than I was.

Had a good day at the Brighton Marathon yesterday supporting loads of friends running it. Incredible atmosphere & made me wish I was running it!! At least it helped me make up my mind that London is going to happen for me and am now looking forward to enjoying the atmosphere!!! 

So Franny I shall see you there and hope to be able to keep up with you!!!        

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 11:32


Franny- I have only done one 20 miler. The training for this marathon has been really dispiriting. One niggle after another. Now have my back and backside taped up and another osteoptah appointment on Tuesday. She thinks I should be ok for London!! I feel very underprepared...but, will get to the start line and will finish come hell or high water. Had hoped to go our for a long run over easter but couldn't as in a lot of pain when I ran on Friday. Getting old is no fun!! So if I can keep up with you in London I will be a very happy man!!

MC-Love the Peak District.


Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 12:33

Hi Franny. Think I will be traveling up on the day. I would be happy to run with you- need to work out how to find you & hopefully be in the same starting pen. RE speed at the moment I am really slow and think I will struggle to go sub 4 hours! However, I would like to run with someone as only one other person from the club is running. 

I hate running in the afternoon!! Not sure what to do with my long runs now as everyone I have been training with is doing Brighton 2 weeks before and therefore no one to do long runs with.

How many more long runs are you planning?

DId 10 yesterday and may just do a couple of 15 miles in the next couple of weeks.

MC-How are things?



Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 17/03/2015 at 12:55

Hello All,

Managed 20 miles yesterday in 3.07 so similar pace to Franny. Somewhat hilly, but had the company of 4 ladies from my club!! Not sure when my next long run is all of the people I am training with our doing Brighton Marathon on 13/4 so they have done their long runs. May have to man up and do a long one myself.

Franny-Well done for all of your training you will be flying in London!

MC- RE Manchester- I guess it is whether you are wanting a time or not? Still have a little time left for a long run.Not sure where you have got upto.

At least I am more positive with my running now.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 11:47


Jude-Hope you get some time to do some running again.

MC-Well done for your half I hope you had a great time in Barcelona.

Ecky- Did you do a Park Run at the weekend.

Well I decided to do a long run on Sunday with 4 of my ladies. 16.3 miles achieved and finding it easier- although we seem to be very slow!!

So will ease back this week and my long run will be the Brighton 1/2 on Sunday.

Bye for now.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 16:42


Seem to be forgetting about this thread at the moment.

MC-Have a great time in Barcelona- look forward to the race report.

Ecky- well done on your park run.

Franny- 7 miles in just over an hour. Impressive speed!!

Well I managed to do 42 miles last week including 15 on Sunday. Have done three runs this week and will run with the ladies tomorrow. Not sure how far I will run on Sunday as have the Brighton 1/2 marathon on the 22/2. So need to decide when I will do my next long run.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 02/02/2015 at 12:51


Sorry for my absence.. 

Managed 8.7 Friday, 4 yesterday and 14.1 this morning with some of my ladies from my club. Longest I have run since that damn ultra of mine!! Really useful being self-employed.Still seems a long way 26.2!!

I have also entered another marathon - Beachy Head marathon in October.

111 miles for me in January which is more than I ran in November and December combined.

Franny-Well done on your icy 14 miler.

MC-Yes treadmill's are full...but at least you did it!!

Hi everyone...bye for now.   

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 27/01/2015 at 15:33

Franny-Well done on your 11 miler.

Ecky-You deserve an odd treat after all of your hard work in January.

MC-You put me to shame with all of the different types of exercise that you do.

Jude-Hope the bum ache has gone!! Have a great break.

4.00 miles and then bootcamp this morning. A bit quicker this morning just over 9 minute miles. 

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 18:03


Sorry quick visit...

Ecky-Good to here from you here. Really impressed with your achievements in 2015. Keep going!!

Jude-Have a great break.

Franny-It has been cold down south as well.

MC-Hope youa re ok?

This week did a 4 miler on Tuesday and managed to get my wallet stolen where I parked- £30 ish fault as stupid old man forgot to look his car!! 3 miles Thursday,7 Friday and 12.7 today. But....I am still so slow..9.10 minute miles today and it was hard work!! Telling myself I will get quikcer and that will get used to long distances again!!

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