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London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 14:42

red number with yellow background - we start in our own area at the front of the red pen

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 16:45

all done and paid for - now been told i will get my acceptance mag in october

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/07/2015 at 15:01

training ok - did the hilly potteries marathon on sunday dressed in a minion mascot costume as a bet to my 9 year old - and funnily enough i may have set a world record of Fastest Marathon as a Minion Maascot - 4h 13m - sent of application to GWR. 

Went for a easy 5 miles last night and legs ok still - now going to start ramping it up seriously now got that daft one out of the way.

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 01/07/2015 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.

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