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Valencia Marathon 2014

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 14:00

i was looking from manchester or liverpool - probably explains it then

Valencia Marathon 2014

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 12:52

was looking at doing this before signing up for Frankfurt but struggled with the flights - what flights have people managed to get to Valencia - i could not find anything going direct? Maybe i was just looking wrong

Frankfurt Marathon 2014

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 15:02

got the first 20+ miler in the bag this weekend - 23.4 miles on saturday (3h 10mins). Its always a big psychological barrier that first 20+ mile run in training - hoping to get another 3 or 4 in before the taper starts. 

on the subject of hotels etc in case anyone is on the same : flying from Manchester on Lufthansa Friday lunchtime - staying at Holiday Inn Express. 

Frankfurt Marathon 2014

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 12:16

i have booked the holiday inn about 20 minute walk from start but near main train station - found out though after booking that its slap bang in the Red light District...shhhh dont tell the missus

my fun bit is my flight back is sunday at 4.30pm so its a quick dash back to the airport after the race

Frankfurt Marathon 2014

Posted: 31/07/2014 at 11:30

2 hours is a good starting point - my max so far is an 18 mile route which has been done three times now which includes a mile long fourth steepest road in Britain at mile 14 - makes the last few miles fun . Hoping to stop the hills soon and stick to flat 20 mile plus routes soon. Did do a 42 minute 7 miler last night that was fun with one nice hill in the middle so i know the pace is there. 

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

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