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London Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/09/2014 at 12:29

Well said Safety!! I made a similar comment a few pages back but a couple of regular posters on here shot me down.  It's as if you don't count as a runner unless you are elite. 

Yesterday I saw a T-shirt that said " a 12 minute mile isn't any shorter than a six minute mile". I think it may be my new mantra...

I can report that there are other, very active, threads which are far, far more inclusive and supportive so don't give up on the whole site  Congrats for the Ironman too!

London Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 13:34

Beginning of October. 

Specials on Garmin

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 12:29

Hello all! 

I'm looking to buy a Garmin FR 220. Please does anyone have a code/ cheap site/ secondhand one to sell? 

I'm in Australia if it matters. 


Specials on Garmins

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 12:23

Hello! I'm looking for a Garmin FR 220. Anybody know of any specials, codes, ebay trustworthies etc please? I'm in Australia if it matters. 

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 12:20

Thanks folks,

good information.

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 12:31

Just for interest, which races qualify you for a GFA time? Does it have to be a big, internationally recognised race or does any marathon count? If you ran a local marathon, small field, more of a "race for fun" than a serious event, no chip timing,  would that still count? 

Just what proof do you need to give to claim a GFA place?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 23:38

Dannir, good point.  Surely they will all go home in honor of my arrival?! I thought mid Jan was meant to be the off season. I guess Disney don't really do "off season".  Looks like a Disney hotel for a couple of nights and then off to something else.  Either that or I let teen daughter loose on the costume and look such a  weirdo that everyone moves away from us! 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 09:35

Thanks Eggy, I think we may do a Disney hotel just for those two nights - might be easier for husband and daughter while they're waiting, then again, I haven't checked prices yet and that could change everything....

but much bigger Thanks for the optimism. If it can be done in six months from scratch, maybe I will manage to complete. This will be my first marathon and I'm just casually planning to walk /jiggle a half the day before. Ignorance is bliss as they say! Think I could be in for a rude awakening sometime before Jan 12th.  Does sound like a really fun race though. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 06:55

Thanks for this. It really sounds a lot of fun. At the moment I'm thinking I'll see how the training goes, especially as it will be our summer. Then if it's gone well I will take the half super steady and try to go for the marathon. If the training hasn't been so good iI'll target the half more and try to just get round the marathon inside cut off time.

Im definitely planning lots of photo breaks but I'm also looking at the Jeff Galloway Goofy programme on the RunDisney site. I've been having a play with his run,walk,run theory lately and my legs seem to quite like it. Plus this is a programme specific to the Goofy which makes me feel a bit more confident. 

Costume, in hands of teen daughter, seems to be getting wilder and it's still 29 weeks away!!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/06/2014 at 03:57

Brilliant Dannirr, exactly what I was looking for! I'm really looking forward to this one. Probably a bit out of my league to be doing the Goofy but it was the only entry that wasn't sold out. I figure I'll try to run semi properly on one day and just jiggle round and take lots of photos on the other! The cut off times look pretty generous and I'm only trying to complete and survive not achieve an amazing time. 

Thanks for the expo tips, that changes the itinerary a bit. 

How many run in costume? Daughter has ideas to dress me up.....

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