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Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 16/01/2017 at 22:13
Eggy it was actually a typo ... should've been 2013 in 2013. That was far enough lol

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 21:39
95 mins at Brass Monkey half today ... good time but no PB (last year 92 mins, year before 94).

You guys talking about many LSRs ... OMG! My strategy this year is to do as little as possible in prep... so prep for Pafos will be a 16-18 miler and my prep for Manchester (four weeks later) is, err, Pafos marathon of course. Think it will be steady(ish) pace at Pafos with Manchester being the priority for a good time. I do plan on getting to 20 for Liverpool, just the one but will have done Pafos and Manchester so hoping for a good base given the races.

No idea if it'll work but I've experienced doing lots of miles 2012 in 2012, 3013 in 2013 and 2014 in 2014 and it wasn't until I really cut back my miles did my times improve to the 3:30 mark (3:26 in Liverpool that year from 3:39 in 2014).

Everyone's different and it's trial and error so good luck all and look forward to sharing experiences.

No Paris this year but (non running related) will be going back to Disneyland Paris in August so you might see some runs on Strava.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 22:17
Happy New Year all. First race ticked off with Temple Newsam Ten (a hilly muddy trail in Leeds)

Took it easy in first mile which paid off later on with proper hills at mile 7.5-8.5 and then between 9.5-10.

Knocked 5 mins off last year's time. Although weather conditions were better this time I felt much better and enjoyed it throughout.

Next week is Brass Monkey half marathon in York ... nice n flat road race, the way I like them.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 16:24
Good luck to all doing NYC

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 06/11/2016 at 16:23
PB today at the Abbey Dash means apart from marathon distance I've PBs at all distances this year:

5k 21:01
10k 42:52
Half 92:43

3 marathons this year in 3:32, 3:30 and 3:32 ... 3:26:55 to beat!!! 4 marathons planned for 2017 (Pafos, Manchester, Liverpool & York)

Got to be happy with that.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 20:40
Hi list fairy, could you please put me down for Brass Monkey (HM) on 15/1/17. Had to get up at 5 am this morning to enter - I was 851 in the queue when it opened at 6am and all 1750 places sold within 35 minutes of opening. More nerve racking than the actual race .... one of my favourites too in York, flat, PB there is 92:43 and usually -2degrees and doubtful (they hire their own gritters) sometimes. Great shirts and can hang indoors inside the racecourse pavilion with toilets 15 mins before start.

So on being up early today managed an all time PB at parkrun!

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 21:15
Hi list fairy could you put me down for Dewsbury 10K on 5th February

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 13/10/2016 at 21:10
Rejected from London 6th year running and relieved as already running Pafos start March, Manchester start April, Liverpool end May, York start October.

List fairy can you please add Temple Newsam 10 (TNT) 8th January, York 10K on 6th August.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 30/09/2016 at 21:47
Christopher, half times should get you well under sub 3:45 on a flat Amsterdam on a good day. York's a good marathon- did 2014/2015 and stayed over both times ... although not a long commute from Leeds

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 20:08
Hey list fairy ... please put me down for the York marathon 8th October 2017 (early bird catches the worm)
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