Alistair Fitzgerald

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Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 14:33

Lainey-What a great report. I will be definitely applying for a ballot place next week for London and hopefully have a very good chance of a club place.You must get a picture for your 1st marathon.

MC-Great picture and so pleased for you. The picture of joy on your face is great to see. 

Nandy-12 in 12 is a fairly easy challenge I think I have done a race every month since at least December 2012. If your GF is running it would be great to run with her.

Franny-Please do not worry about being too slow. You AREN'T and I do have several speeds. I suspect when I go for runs on my own my average speed is about 8.45 minute miles and I am sure you aren't dissimilar. I do expect good weather however!!

I will contact you via Facebook over the next week week with contact details.

Ecky-Get well soon.

Jude-Hope you are still enjoying your post race glory and had a good gym session.

Where's Chilli?

Hi DJ.

6.5 miles yesterday and 7.1 today...and I have just entered an ultra....38 miler in October!!!



Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 18:42

MC-Yes I am keen on the Sussex Marathon,but, for the last 3 years it has coincided with our club 10k and it is a three line whip to help out on.  

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 15:10

Well done Lainey,MC,Nandy and Jude you are all stars.....

Definitely going to enter the ballot for London next year.

Did 8.7 miles yesterday and we are now formulating plans for what next to do?  

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 16:53

Franny-Happy 23 rd wedding anniversary- I assume Mr Franny is a very luck man? That is an achievement I am up to 9 with Mrs AF the 3rd!!!

RE Running plans I am still thinking about what to do next. The ultra that I was considering is the day before we go up to Edinburgh so I think it may be not wise to run 30 miles the day before I fly or more importantly I eventually meet someone from this thread!!! By the way really looking forward to a run in Scotland with you.

What I would like to do is mainly off road races...possibly a 1/2 on the May Bank Holiday....or may be a marathon & then the South Downs marathon in June is quite likely.......the Bewl 15 mile race in July is one of my favouties so quite likelt to do that.

Then when i went for my 5.5 mile run this morning I thought could I do Brighton Marathon one weekend in 2015 and the London the following weekend...ummm!!  . Everyone from the club says I should do London (most of them have already done it) & I would almost certainly get the club place.   

Anyway good luck tomorrow marathoners....I am just going to do a little 10 miler in the sun...

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 13:44

All of these marathoners this weekend....good luck to all of you. 

I think Franny can be in charge at sorting out a virtual party over the Easter weekend.

4.2 mile club run this morning + perhaps a 10 miler on Sunday...bored of resting after last weekend.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 10:11


MC,Nandy & Lainey-Good luck for your marathons. Nnady- hope you get around 3.30 a great effort and something I know I could never achieve!!! perhaps sub 3.50 one day..although time is running out for an old boy like me.MC as Franny says finshing your 1st marathon is such an achievement- I hope all of your family will be proud of you. We certainly are.

Well I took the plunge this morning and ran 5.2 semi achey miles.Did 25 minutes on the treadmill yesterday too loosen everything up.

So I think I have virtually recovered and now will have to decide what to do next...

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 10:07

Yes well done too Franny as well.

Still achey so no running today...maybe tomorrow.

MC-Have a good hols. Haven't played risk for years.

Bye for now.



Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 10:32


Flying visit..thanks for everyones support.

Managed the Brighton Marathon in 3.55.32 beating my PB by 30 seconds. Could have been quicker but blew up a bit in miles 22-23 and walked foe a bit. Great day, great atmosphere and no rain!! A good turn out from our club and 5 out of 6 runners got PB's. The beers in the pub afterwards were truly appreciated.

Resting today...may see if I can do a lttle run tomorrow.

Just a Little Bit Further - 2014

Posted: 05/04/2014 at 17:53


Thanks for everyone's support.I am in rest mode & will have a pasta bake in a couple of hours.Nervous & frustrated as weather forecast for tomorrow is rubbish.

Will report back tomorrow.My deeds can be followed on the Brighton marathon app.

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 14:28

Regency Square car park £1 if you are under an hour. I was in and out in 58 minutes despite having to queue to get in.

Expo is fine,but, i just wanted to get my numbers + 2 friends and go.So for quick visits Regency Square is the place. Those going on Saturday should be aware that the shoppers use the same car parks as the Brighton Centre so I would get there early or after 4pm.

Fingers crossed for better weather. What I enjoyed about this last year was the crowds and I guess they will be a lot lower with rubbish weather.

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