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Talkback: London Marathon ballot back-up races

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 17:35

And the last one has a maximum entry of 100. Hardly suitable as an alternative to an event that is likely to have 100,000+ unhappy rejected runners


Posted: 02/09/2014 at 18:21

That fee is quite often supported by local councils / NHS etc - it seldom has to be found in its entirity by the local team. And the £3000 pays all startup costs, all equipment and lifetime support - there will never be anything else to pay.

How many times have you dialled 999 in your life?

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 20:03

Turned out it was the husband of one of the bank employees who had come to pick her up, and the gun was a pretty realistic toy replica that their child had left in the car. They got a shock when a bunch of police cars screeched up to their house.

How many times have you dialled 999 in your life?

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 12:06

Once, to report a man with a gun sitting in a car outside a bank.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 02:00

Lorenzo, these are the current road running rules regarding distances - at least here the boys and girls are allowed to do the same:


(3) The maximum distances permitted in Open Competition for runners are as follows:
Over 11 – Under 13 5000 metres
Over 13 – Under 15 6000 metres
Aged 15 years 10000 metres
Aged 16 years 15000 metres
Aged 17 years 25000 metres
Over 18 – Under 20 Marathon
Seniors Unlimited
Masters Unlimited

Overdone it?

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 01:41
Stevie G wrote (see)

Like football clubs, road running clubs our way seem to have a cyclical nature, and Datchet seem to have the highest concentration in faster runners at the moment. For years i can only remember them really having one fastie...He's still around, and is one of those infuriating types who will claim he hasn't run in 4months, is semi disabled, and will still beat you at a canter

Actually there were two of them, but they're nearly identical twin brothers

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Posted: 18/04/2014 at 13:15

A very strange run at the Maidenhead 10 today. I went into it worried that the remnants of this cold would be the problem, but it turned out to be something completely different - the legs. They felt a bit heavy warming up, but then when we started by half a mile they were feeling tired and by 2 miles they felt like they normally would at the end of a race, and so it was just a battle all the way round from there. It often takes me a few miles to get warmed up and feeling like I'm running freely, but today it just never happened. Until we hit the uphill at 8 miles I was barely breathing, and it wasn't until the last half mile that I really started to feel like I was actually working aerobically, but all the way round I just had nothing in the legs and couldn't have gone any faster. Ended up with 68:50 on my watch, my slowest time at this race and nearly 6 minutes slower than my best.

Met Joolska before the start, and it looks like she ran a stormer. Good job she resisted the rest of the bottle last night

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Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:49

Maidenhead Easter 10 tomorrow, but still not fully shaken off this cold so it's going to be a bit plodtastic I think. Anybody else going to be there?

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Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:39

SFF - many club members end up in results without a club showing, be it a mistake when entering, entering before they joined a club etc. If you've done the time then I don't see why you shoudn't be able to enter. I'd look at accomodation straight away though - getting a hotel room nearby is almost impossible around race time.

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Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:41

May 3 – 50k Causeway Crossing Ultra Marathon – Badbark – Finish 
May 5 – Belfast Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 
May 25 – Newry Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 after 20+ miles the day before
May 10 - Marlborough Downs Challenge 20 miler - MsE 
May 11 - Fred Whitton Challenge - SJ - no crashes  
May 18 - Richmond Park marathon - Marrows no target 
May 31 - Kent Roadrunner - Gul Darr 3:08 
May 31 - Stockholm Marathon - Lorenzo more evenly paced than London

Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher TBA - Bike It sub 8:20  
Jun 1 - Walled city marathon - Leslie H  
Jun ? - Swim length of Ullswater - SJ - no drowning 
June 8 – Run Jersey half marathon - GM sub 1:28 
June 14 – 100k Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon – Finish
July 20 - Northumberland Coastal Run - Minni - OO - Poacher 
July 20 - Dundee Adventure Marathon - Rich26 - sub 3:59:xx 
July 26 - Thunder Run - Minni, MsE (team mates)
July 27 - St Andrews Olympic triathlon - Rich26 - Finish middle 1/3.  
July 27 - Outlaw - SJ - 10:xx 

September 6 - Perthshire Highland Marathon - Rich26 - 3:45ish 
September 6 - half marathon (not sure which one yet) - Minni - sub 1:30
September 7 - Great North Run - CC2 - sub 1.24
September 28 - Loch Ness - Rich26 sub 3:10

October 5 - Jersey marathon - GM sub 3:10. 
October 5 - Chester marathon - CC2 - TBC
October 12 - Yorkshire marathon - Poacher, Minni TBC 
October 12 - Great Eastern Run - knight rider sub 1:25
October 19 - Abingdon - Moof sub 2.55 - Poacher - BOTF 2:59:59 - MsE

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