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Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon 2014

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 20:57

I found the first 13 miles trending downwards, there was a bit of an uphill 8 miles I think but then down straight away, the first incline I felt was after the turnaround at Stamford bridge but still not that bad.  At the other out and back going out (miles 16-18) I took it easier expecting an uphill 18-20 but on the way back it didn't seem so bad. I struggled between miles 23 and 25 but overtook a few people uphill (using different muscles and just wanted to finish).  No where near as hilly as Chester though Chester has some nice downhills in the first 15 miles. I enjoyed the coolness (usually hot when running marathons) was shivering afterwards though, delighted with PB of 3:39:17, did first half in 1:46:50, second in 1:52:27, so potential to trim a few mins off in second half if I can hold onto the pace longer next time (was my 7th marathon since Oct 2011 but first Yorkshire marathon ... Loved it), what hills!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 22:25

Weedy, entered a number of new events, I'll give you an update after the York marathon next week

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/09/2014 at 00:34

Sorry I've not been on here much guys, just returned from Turkey, thanks for the birthday shout Weedy whilst I was on hols.  Managed 70 miles in Turkey, now that was hot!  All set for Great North Run at the weekend, I'll be sure to Pay closer attention to this forum, though its very active.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 21:19
Ran with a team today attempting to run 250 miles in a day, I was in the winning team, we completed 175 laps between us in our slot 11-12.

First time for me on a track and it was hard, surprised how fast I pushed myself ... Was it the springy outside. track at Spring Hall, Halifax or my first use of Pegasus 30s?

There were hourly slots and I also joined a team 4-5pm, we covered 172 laps (third place)

Overall 8.12 miles in 57:08 mins, with splits as follows ...

It was pretty consistent but the last 3 miles were faster. Each session consisted of relay with 3 runners at any one time, in the last 20 mins continuous running.

11-12 am 4-5pm

5 laps relay (excluding recovery time)
1:30. 1:29
1:28. 1:27
1:31. 1:30
1:30. 1:32
1:35. 1:34

1.29 miles. 1.28 miles
7:35 mins. 7:35 mins
5:53 avg pace 5:56 avg pace

Continuous running (11 laps)

7:55. 7:30
7:41. 7:23
5:34 (7:20) 5:52 (7:26)

2.76 (7:41) 21:12. 2.79 (7:27) 20:46

Total 32 laps / 8.12 miles for me and we all smashed the distance covering 401 miles in total.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/05/2014 at 07:20

Picklelilly, I would definitely recommend Leeds Half, I have done it every year since 2010.  It's got a few steep hills at mile 3 and mile 5 but a lot of good fast downhills too and downhill all the way to the finish from mile 7.  I saw my average pace go from 7:57 at my 6 to 7:47 at the finish.

it is my 3rd successive PB at Leeds Half going from 1:44:05 (2012), 1:43:11 (2013), 1:42:01 (2014).

Delighted as a little disheartened from recent form ... Splits below from last 3 Leeds Halfs.

Hill training at St Theresa's and Temple Newsam parkrun obviously helping...

2012. 2013. 2014.

1. 7:33. 7:18. 7:35

2. 7:41. 7:54. 7:44

3. 8:08. 8:04. 8:09

4. 8:55. 8:51. 8:25

5. 7:55. 7:48. 7:47

6. 8:16. 8:06. 7:50

7. 8:15. 8:06. 8:06

8. 7:38. 7:32. 7:31

9. 7:39. 7:35. 7:14

10. 7:43. 7:33. 7:36

11. 7:56. 7:51. 7:36

12. 7:44. 7:48. 7:43

13. 7:49. 7:47. 7:46

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 15:04
TD - I was very impressed by the Paris metro system.

But what's much more important is that I got a PB at Leeds Half today knocking off 1 min 10s from last year coming in 1:42:01. (About 10 mins quicker than first half in Paris marathon this year)

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 16:39
15W York will be my 7th marathon too. 3 Chester 2011, 2012, 2013 ... London 2012, Manchester 2013, Paris 2014

Not made mind up about 2015 yet, maybe London or Edinburgh. I combined Paris with Disney this year (a week Wenesday to Wednesday, taking wife and kids by car thru Chunnel), was fantastic holiday experience! If you're going on your own flight from Ringway might be best. Very easy to get around Paris on the Metro (Pseudo London Underground / Overground system).

I'm also Leeds half tomorrow, GNR, a couple of 10ks, weekly training, parkruns, 2014 miles in 2014 not as fast as you though

Great North Run 2014

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 22:36

Thanks for the warm welcome, everybody.  Ive been tapering this week for the Leeds Half this weekend. Legs feel all achy.  GNR will be my second half this year and on the run up to the Yorkshire marathon in October.  Think I'll need to go easy on the All Inclusive in Turkey (August)

Great North Run 2014

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:19

First time for me at GNR, looks really exciting, Leeds Hal this weekend (still recovering from Paris). Massage yesterday and legs really aching now. 3 rest days this week, hoping to peak as running form hast been as good as 2013. Feedback on GNR looks really good, is Mo going to win this time?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 23:13

im still here too, don't think I'll be doing Paris 2015 but such a great forum I'm sticking around

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