Posted: Yesterday at 17:58
Another Manchester runner here signing on to the thread.
I have started a 18 week training programme this week and am looking to finish this flat course in around 3:20 down from my previous PB of 3:39. Its a big ask, but that 3:39 came out of no structured training and just attending club sessions on a weekly basis.
So, my plan is to follow my schedule which starts at 33 miles per week and peaks at 55 miles per week.
Ive got some friends who ran in Manchester 2 or 3 years ago and they said it rained non stop the whole day and was the most miserable experiences of their lives. Apparently the race went down in running folklore for those who survived it. Heres to hoping for a sunny yet mild and calm day on April 19th anyway.
It rained, it snowed, it hailed. Coming to the finesh line it looked like some sort of disaster area with the baggage area a shambles. I was convinced I had hyperthermia at the end and was a gibbering idiot more than normal.
The weather was to blame for the situation mostly but the organisation on the day wasn't has good as it should have been to react to the problem. As Rockin said above the organiser's learnt from what went wrong and if the same freak weather ever happen's again sure it won't be as bad a issue.