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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!

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

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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.

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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

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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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Posted: 15/09/2016 at 11:01
A great read Nodster ... Keep up the great work

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Posted: 12/09/2016 at 09:08
Well done Eggy.. I enjoyed GNR too. I started a little cautious with a sore lower core, slight groin dull pain. Anyway this paid off as I felt much stronger in the last few miles:

2014. 2015. 2016
(1:43:25). (98:58). (99:42)

1. 7:17. 6:49. 7:03
2. 7:46. 7:08. 7:21
3. 7:29. 7:12. 7:15
4. 8:05. 7:29. 7:34
5. 8:21. 7:48. 7:51
6. 7:52. 7:24. 7:39
7. 7:47. 7:23. 7:30
8. 7:38. 7:21. 7:45
9. 8:21. 7:42. 7:55
10. 8:05. 7:42. 7:40
11. 8:21. 7:58. 7:43
12. 8:03. 8:07. 7:43
13. 7:43. 7:34. 7:34

I have Chester in 3 weeks so considered going out at marathon pace but ended up quicker.

Nodster, I think I'm more of a Paris every other year so perhaps I'll be back in 2018 for third year (2014/16/18).

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Posted: 09/09/2016 at 09:11
Hi list fairy, can you please put me down for Pafos Marathon 5th March 2017 .... Excited!

We holidayed here this year and last but this is a combined trip 10 years since we were married in Cyprus .... Staying at the same hotel each time.

The kids aren't invited though ... My parents coming to stay, the oldest being in her GCSE year at school.

I might need some advice was thinking Pafos marathon (probably not PB course due to the heat @25 degrees) would be treated more as training run for Manchester marathon 4 weeks later. Then there's Liverpool 8 weeks after that (likely to defer London if I get in).

2017 running calendar shaping up nicely

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Posted: 28/07/2016 at 07:14
Lots of good advice with the belts guys. I can relate to the sis go belt and the SPIbelt is much better. I'll take a look at the high 5 one, assume you can still use sis go gels in it. Thanks all.

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Posted: 24/07/2016 at 21:49
Wanting to get a couple of long runs in preparation for Chester marathon 2nd Oct, I did 16 mile LSR last Sunday and 21 miler today.

Re energy gels (SIS GO Gel) last week I wore a flip belt (zipper version) carried 3, lost one (didn't flip the belt) and the two gels were really warm. It was hot. It was still quite warm today, just not as bright and I wore my SPI Endurance belt with room for 6 gels through hooks. I took four and didn't lose any. Because they were on hooks and not tucked in anywhere close to my body, they didn't get as warm and tasted better.

This means I'm more likely to wear the SPI belt in October like I did for Paris. I did wear the flipbelt (which is a really nice snug fit) in Liverpool and had 2 gels (carried water/lucozade more as it was a hot day).

Any advice or alternatives?
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