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GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 22:17
I have raised in the past but you have earned your place not bought it or won it - years of hard work has got you to this - I am sorry but I intend to enjoy this one for me - selfish I know charity did not earn this place. I just say to people if they want to use my name to raise money then fine - I have probably raised thousands I do not know about

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 15:48

yes i think thats it - ballot is gone, GFA is done now - sorry but its only the charity and tour routes left now. 

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 08:47

i just like the fact we can all plan well in advance without having to wait for October and then panic with only 5 months training. 

Ah the negative split - lost track of the amount of times people say you have to do it to get a fast time - run under 3 hours before and fastest london is 3.00.28 this year - and never done a negative split - gunned the first half and held on for the second - so i average 1:26 and 1:30ish for my splits - i find as long as i train long i can sustain my pace further into the second half and not struggle too much at the end - i know many will say it wrong but it works for me - i do at least 5 or 6 20 milers in training so my body knows what its like to hang on at the end. Bonus for me is i have just turned 40 so next year its 3:15 - happy days

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/07/2014 at 08:44

so what happens in the green start? it looks like quite a small start from the magazines etc. is this the one the celebs all start from - i take it they start graded by time as well and not just get the front because of who they are? This will complete my set of start zones for VLM 

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 14:58

i got a reply email within a few days but i  was probably one of the first through as i was hitting F5 all day

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 14:03

Well done! I do like this GFA stuff - saves all the waiting for October 

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:04

happy days - all paid for and done - officially in the race now  

Help after naive Sports Direct purchase

Posted: 20/06/2014 at 11:27

stood looking at the shoes in a DW Sports the other day whilst waiting for my daughter to finish a dance class and there was a guy behind me being 'advised' on his first pair of running shoes by the young sales lad who had put him on a treadmill etc to 'analyse' his running style. Poor guy - i so wanted to just turn around and tell him that he was being told absolute tripe. The best bit was when the guy asked the difference between two shoes and the sales guy said there was not a lot of difference and either would be fine - never pointing out the true difference that one was a stability and the other a neutral shoe. Never really know what to say in those situations or do i just keep quiet. I am happy to say i am an adidas snob, always run in them and will always pay the money for them, but i would always advise people when getting their first pair always go to a proper shop - don't buy cheap as its these first steps in running that are going to make you decide if its for you - the last thing you want is to experience injuries and niggles brought about by the wrong type of shoe, you will become one of those that decide to try running, don't enjoy it and never do it again. The guys at these type of cheaper, high volume stores really have no idea and are just worried about the sale.

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 14:47

but you got the one about 'they are going to check it'?

i was on straight away with my details so possibly one of the first in. Was hitting F5 all day 

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/06/2014 at 13:51
Cheers hopefully yours will be here soon - they turned it around quick
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