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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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Posted: 15/07/2016 at 23:49
Hi list fairy could you please add me to Leeds 10K 2017 on 9th July 2017.

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Posted: 23/06/2016 at 23:13
Hope you had a nice birthday Steve Noddy Nodster

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Posted: 17/06/2016 at 22:06
Hi list fairy,

Could you please pop me down for Manchester Marathon on 2nd April 2017

I can always rely on this forum to help me make good decisions! (33 pounds BOOM!!!)

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Posted: 17/06/2016 at 20:19
Thanks Chris, thanks Jimbob.

Jimbob, that is very good advice especially re Leeds half and doing as marathon pace run.

Leeds isn't a PB course anyway but is a local club race. My half marathon PB is a flat and cold Brass Monkey (January in York), so I won't be desperately trying to get a half marathon PB at that time of year and I've run Leeds every year since 2010. It would be good to run it without killing myself ... It's s tad hilly in the first 7 miles then downhill most of the way back.

So basically it'd be Manchester plus three weeks recovery then London plus two weeks recovery Leeds half at MP the week after a 20 mile easy pace run then two week taper to Liverpool .... Sounds like a nice simple plan (would be a shame to defer London if I get the chance!!!!)

Chris - the early bird catches the worm ... Watch this space!!!

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Posted: 16/06/2016 at 20:49
Just been offered discount to run Manchester marathon 2nd April at 35 pounds due to running a short marathon in 2013.


However I am running Liverpool marathon end May. I did same this year with Paris then Liverpool finishing 3:32 and 3:30 respectively. The previous year I ran Liverpool in 3:26 (current PB) and wondering if running Paris impacted my performance. It was very hot on the day in Liverpool and only a few mins out so I'm not sure.

Then there's the possibility of also getting in London 3 weeks later which I've booked accommodation for, so entering would potentially mean Manchester, London, Leeds Half and Liverpool over an 8 week period ... Is this too much? Can I expect decent times if I put all into Manchester for a PB.

It would be my second marathon in London and 3rd successive marathon in Liverpool ... My first full distance marathon in Manchester as the previous course was 385 yards short.

Any advice if I get in all three (should I try). I was thinking hit Manchester hard, then soak up atmosphere in London for reasonable but not PB time then try and smash Liverpool without any real focus on distance training in between. I'm just worried if I don't PB in Manchester I'll feel I've spoilt my chances of a PB in Liverpool especially if I also get in London.

I'll stop rambling now and pause for advice off the machines that are out there on this forum.

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Posted: 02/06/2016 at 17:30
All the best Eggy

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Posted: 31/05/2016 at 16:21
Thanks and well done Orbutt, lots of appreciation to Mrs O . The first hill seemed more evil (longer) than last year even though I knew there was a down afterwards ... as did Upper parliament one. Last year I managed to tackle the hills faster. Although there are steady inclines before the evil one and I managed to do quite well up them. It was tough, thought that finish line was never going to come and took me a while to get back to normal (the pints helped and we went on the wheel again this year afterwards which was nice - Mrs W and the kids enjoyed it very much)

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Posted: 30/05/2016 at 23:21
Hi list fairy, after yesterday's 2nd Liverpool's Rock n Roll marathon @3:30:37 I'm wanting another crack at the whip. Last year I managed PB of 3:26:55 and although the first half was about a minute or so quicker, the heat got to me. Perhaps I needed a Nodster to chase after like last year. Although the last four miles were quicker this time! It's still 2 mins quicker than Paris this year (last month) so happy with that.

I remember at mile 7 or 8 someone shouting go Andy from BCRC which lifted my spirits Orbutts wife???) whoever it was thanks for the shout!

So anyway list fairy please add 28/5/17 Liverpool Rock n Roll marathon.
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