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Posted: 27/04/2016 at 14:56

CD - Good work by CD Jnr, nice medal haul!

CW - Photographic evidence below capturing my momentary annoyance at being unsuspectingly out-kicked to the line by the red flash of Reading RR...


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Posted: 27/04/2016 at 09:22

Dan - I think you are doing very well to sub-3 after 4 days of standing up and little natural light, hope you can bag a good result next year with just the race to focus on. It is a brilliant event regardless of how we actually do on the day. Nice photo and that's some impressive FV40 running from your team mate!

Muss - Great report, knowing what sporting governing bodies are like, you never know the rules make change again and you could be at Tokyo 2020 

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Posted: 26/04/2016 at 14:31

LJB - That's a tidy crop of spring marathon results to be proud of, topped off with a Sub-3 on Sunday, nice one!

Wardi - Sorry I missed you at the pub, I was around long enough to swap times with a few peps, consume a large pasty and wash it down with a pint before heading off with my folks.

Ryan - Kudos for having the balls to go for 2:30 even though you said you thought the HR was high early on in the opening miles. You have run an awesome set of marathons in recent months, 2:30 will come! FWIW I felt I did better this year by having no HR data visible at all, last year I had high HR backed off after 10k, when I reckon, looking back at me relative fitness compared to this year, I should have pushed on and would have probably PB'd (instead of been 20secs over). This year, not as fit, but still extracted a reasonable result (2015 +30sec) despite running the first half a bit hot, if I'd been HR-watching on Sunday it would have likely been the other side of 2:34...

SL - a decent training run then? 

Got out for first post London run at lunchtime, 6M nice & easy. Legs felt good, just a few aches from the quads and slightly tight calves, which a massage later should help sort out.


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Posted: 25/04/2016 at 11:50

Ticktock - good work getting under the 3 hour mark, that's a solid clocking, nice to say hi outside the pub afterwards too. Enjoy the burger!

TT - You're right, I would have done the same thing (well at least tried to!) if it had been me behind...

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Posted: 25/04/2016 at 09:25

Coro - Cheers, that was the classic marathon running experience yesterday, not been one to encourage the crowd on before, but pick the right places to do it and get the timing right and it doesn't half give you a lift! I'll ping you a message.

Padams - Marathon training obviously prepares you well for other types of endurance events too!

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Posted: 25/04/2016 at 08:29

Forgot to mention, well done Speedy for getting out and round yesterday, can't have been easy for you, sure you'll be back with vengeance next year!

Scores on the door for me was 2:33:37 with 76:05/77:32. Legs felt great throughout, just lacking the aerobic fitness to maintain the pace in the second half. I was on PB pace until 20/21M. Ran to feel with with no HR data visible on my Garmin, still averaged a very typical 165bpm, although the first half was probably a little spicy (169bpm) and hence the slower back 13.1... Overall it was a fantastic race, ran a decent chunk from 15k to just over halfway in the company of Coro feeling amazing and getting the crowds going. The last 5M were a bit of a toil, but managed to close the final 1.2 at solid sub 2:30 pace (5:40/M). Had my arms out for a bit of a celebratory line-crossing, only to see a familiar green/blue vest topped with a red barnet come sprinting past to nip me to the line, school boy error 

Great to catch up with lots of people in the 'Lion afterwards, same time next year 

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Posted: 25/04/2016 at 07:58

Some great times coming in from yesterday, reckon CW & Muss took the 'biggest smiles at the Red Lion' prize. Awesome runs from TT, Dachs, Selbs, CD and RyanS (full credit for a gutsy shot at sub 2:30 mate!). Such a shame you couldn't toe the line Jools, hope you can bag a good one at Chicago later in the year

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Posted: 23/04/2016 at 19:26

Speedy - That's so sad to hear

Jools - Got everything crossed that your niggle is taper induced and that it clears in time to toe the line.

LukeS - Nice to see you back on here again, one for enjoying the day tomorrow I guess then?

TR - Glad you you have got a diagnosis, hope it clears things up for you.

Had a pleasant run around Wycombe Rye Parkrun this morning, starting easy and progressing to MP in the last mile, feeling so much better for taking some carbs onboard 

Good luck to everyone for tomorrow, see some of you huddled in the champs start tent and then again (plus a few more) at the Red Lion free pint(s) of Pride in hand

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Posted: 21/04/2016 at 14:42

Right take 2, try not to f*ck it up this time....

Ryan Snell #864  A) Sub 2:30  B) PB (2:34:20)
Al_P #740 A) PB (2:32:51) B) sub 2:35 C) DBS
Dachs #1272 - A) 2:35 B) 2:37 C) 2:39:59
TippTop #754 (I think) - A) keep up with Dachs and unleash my stunning sprint finish up The Mall B) Just get it done and go to the pub
Muss #31767 (A) 2:37:19 dreaming (B) Sub 2:40 (C) Sub 2:45
CharlieW #762 (A) 2:39:59 (B) 2:42:00 (C) 2:44:59
Selbs (A) sub 2:40 (B) PB (C) sub 2:45
CD #773 - I'll put down my usual sub 2:40 target, but as long as I finish without running like a numpty I'll be OK with that.  If that turns out to be 2:4X then so be it.
Joolska #210 (A) 2.46.59 or better; (B) 2.47.59; (C) 2.48.59
PhilPub #22011 A) 2:58:59 B) 2:59:00 C) 2:59:01
The Jimbob #30926 A) 2.59.59 B) sub3.04.12sb C) sub3.05.22cb
TickTock #30655 (A) 2:54:59 (B) 2:57:29 (C) 2:59:59

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Posted: 21/04/2016 at 14:36

Dachs - Nice MP, get yourself on the RyanS train  I'm at the Expo tomorrow, probably around 2ish, will be popping by to see Dan while I'm there.

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