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London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: Yesterday at 15:11
I'm in - got confirmation email today - happy days - let the training begin

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 09:03

i'm done - again!  - now the wait, hotels booked already so just got to get Chicago done then let the training begin

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 10:04

i have a few in fact - i have another room booked at Hotel Rush that i do not need now as the wife and kids aren't coming. I also have a room at the travelodge and a room at Monaco Chicago. I am sure i can change the names on the bookings over.

All are 9th to the 13th (should be able to alter these) and range from $758 to $916 dollars - and all are family rooms.

I have flights from Manchester on Friday 9th - returning sunday night on the 11th - £510 - thought coming back the night of the race will make it easier to sleep on a night flight.

Hotel Rush - $400 for the two nights

Trains and buses around the town and from the airport seem really cheap.

Just completed my Esta form so i can get in the country

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 09:56
Well done on getting in - I booked flights for ??500 and I have a couple of hotels booked being honest - did them a while ago - I have a room at the travelodge on grant park that may be available that was cheap that I will not use now - going with hotel rush now. Let me check my Booking account. I expect a few will be available for those who where unsuccessful cancelling rooms

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 15:24

I have the same idea about the majors - loved the wall at VLM expo with a list of every person who has run a major marathon and saw how few have done all 6 - no doubt because Tokyo is so new to the list - i have done 3 so far (lucky to have done Boston so got the hard one out of the way) - so over the next few years would like to tick off the rest. Stated watching videos of the route on Youtube and it looks plum flat, wide and smooth - could be a fast race if training goes ok. 

Good luck in the ballot.

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 16:40

Has anyone else put their name down in the ballot or qualifying for this? I got my acceptance a few weeks back for the automatic qualifying and have now booked flights and hotel so all ready to go. Changed hotel to Hotel Rush which was cheaper and looked better. First marathon in the States that i have been allowed to go alone (no wife or kids) - flying out Friday from Manchester on a day flight and then night flight home on the Sunday night so hopefully i will sleep on the flight straight after running - at least that's the plan. Need a sub 3 after missing out again by 2 minutes at London yesterday. Is the course as fast as Berlin? 

Sub 3

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 12:54

cannot fault the fit on them - i used the Energy Boost for my sub 3 Berlin run and i think they did help. They where a little lighter than the Ultraboost at around 270g but the fit around the top was always tight - in fact one pair destroyed my feet at Frankfurt through being too tight - but these Ultraboost with the Flyknit top makes a huge difference, they are light and airy, certainly do not notice the extra weight. Recently ran a 2.49 24 miler in training in them so they may help me to a PB. I cannot fault them.

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:15

Good luck to all flying out for Boston this week - particularly those crazies doing the Boston/London double - i did the reverse last year and the whilst i thought i had recovered from London that downhill first 3 miles destroyed my legs. Enjoy it - that finish is so full of emotion given recent events - i'll never forget it.

Sub 3

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:11

PhilPub - are you going to buy the Ultraboost at the expo then run the sunday? I have two pairs already and can say they ARE gods gift to running - in my first pair i did a 23 miler on only the third time wearing them with no trouble. My toenails are now breathing a sigh of relief - they are the answer to no more black toenails

Pain on front of ankle

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 19:20
Leigh - good luck at VLM you should get round if you are at 20 miles already . Went to a physio who said my tendon is strained but then so is the tendons under the foot, my arch has dropped, my Achilles is strained, my calf is tight and so are my hamstrings all on the same leg - any one want to swap a leg? Managed 5 miles Friday after physio and it feels a little better today - using a hand held massage machine about 4 times a day - it's race day tomorrow at Wilmslow so I'll see how it goes
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