Tiny Runner 85

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Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 10:00

*waves hello at a couple of familiar faces*

Fantastic running everyone, congratulations marathoners! My, my there are some very speedy finishing times on here.

I was at Manchester supporting and I've done a little post about seeing it from the other side here

(Apologies if that's a bit spammy of me....I am a regular poster here, just not on this thread and thought you might like to see just how much we enjoyed cheering you all on, you were amazing!)

Also, people were asking about the bottle of beer - unfortunately he pulled out at about mile 16.  Don't know how he got as far as he did in that costume!

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 09:08

the bottle of beer pulled out at mile 17.  There were some great costumes out there.  Bananaman/ironman/zippy/bungle etc. It must have been a fiery furnace of hell in those types of costumes.

Best bit of the day for me was the reaction to some runners who were in Bee costumes.  We cheered them all on through mile 7, making buzzing noises and chanting "bee, bee, bee, bee!!" like football hooligans.  We saw them again at mile 17 and did they same.  They loved it and lapped up the extra attention.  With the exception of the last bee who looked at us and said "We're wasps actually."  

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 08:41
Not So Great North Runner wrote (see)

The support was brilliant and I'm sure I saw Tiny Runner jumping up and down like a mad thing in a group at one point. About mile 6 or 7 I think. 


Yep, that was me! Brought about 10 of my friends and family and had flags and bells.  Went absolutely mental all day! Was at the 7 mile point and 17 too. You were all amazing! Had such fun shouting everyone's names, having a bit of banter with the runners, high fiving, singing football chants etc. You had a brilliant run!

Also saw HeOw, who was looking incredibly strong at the 17 mile point (despite what she said to me!).

Seriously, you were all fantastic. I was so, so desperate to be running but I'm pretty sure I expended just as much energy .  Well done, all of you.

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:32
literatin wrote (see)

Oh, that's true - everything did kind of seize up a bit. Nothing a cold bath, two paracetemol, three cups of coffee and copious amounts of prosecco couldn't fix though.

prosecco......that's where I went wrong. Will remedy that for the next one.

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 13:27

Have to agree with Lit - the actual running bit didn't hurt in the least.  Stopping however was fucking agony.

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 11:41

The second half won't necessarily start to hurt though .  Sounds like a good plan - I just think you'll surprise yourself.

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 11:13
Hoping to get to mile 7ish for a bit, then across the road to mile 17, then hopefully get tram back to somewhere near the finish.  Wearing my running trainers just incase!

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 10:45

Morning all.

Hope those of you that are racing this weekend are getting plenty of rest?!  Just wanted to let those of you who are running at Manchester what you are in for on Sunday - if carlsberg did marathon supporters

AG - hopefully this doesn't come across as too stalkerish, but I remember you from a thread last year (can't remember whether I was lurking on a P&D thread or a sub-4 thread), but with your training times from last year you should have absolutely got a sub-4.  I was gutted that it went a bit pete tong on the day for you, but you've easily got it in you for Sunday.  Don't doubt yourself.

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 10:03

Bike is a great idea 15W. Unfortunately there'll be about 6 or 7 of us supporting together and we won't all be able to get the bikes there.  Will ring my bell at any cyclists I see 

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 10:01

NSGNR - route is pretty poor for spectators - start/finish area is great and there'll be loads of crowds.  The rest of it is pretty awkward to get to, even the tram stops only cover the first/last quarter of the race.  Will try and get somewhere further afield where there's a lack of support if I can (I'll definitely be wearing my trainers!).

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