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Masters athletics world championships. 2016

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 14:04
The World Champs are being held in Perth, Western Australia this year. Just wondered if any of you are making the journey to go and compete, looks like it'll be quite an event. Events from 100m to marathon.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 16/07/2016 at 13:52
Just wondered if any of you are venturing Down Under for the Masters Athletics World Championships? There's a lot of events including marathon. Anyone done masters athletics before?

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 12:23

Hi from WA Alilee!!

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 12:12

Hi there Your Pace Or Mine, just wondering if your charity might possibly need any more runners? I'm travelling in from Oz and would love to run London! Didn't know I was going to be in England at that time so I've missed entries for Paris / London through the usual channels.  Fingers crossed!

VLM 2016 - First timers?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 16:13

Hang in there! At least you've found Galloway's program which will give you the best chance of completing. 

VLM 2016 - First timers?

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 18:50

Congratulations Midlands Lass! Sending you a virtual half marathon  medal!!

London Marathon places

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 06:15

What are the fees?

VLM 2016 - First timers?

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 13:12

sounds like a wise move! Physio may be able to sort it out easily if you get there soon enough instead of waiting until it's really bad. Of course, you could just ignore all the advice and keep going. My GP always asks if I want the best answer to an ache or pain enquiry, or do I want the runners answer! 

VLM 2016 - First timers?

Posted: 07/01/2016 at 00:27

The trust is a big thing. I spend the first half of each race muttering about how I must get off this stupid plan and get back to continuous running. The ego does not cope well with walking 30 seconds after the start..... But then I spend the second half of the race feeling fab, overtaking loads of people and thinking what a wonderful way to run a race! I'm just tapering for my first ultra marathon and will be taking walk breaks ( but also hoping to be speedy !) 

Have you tried ice and compression after a big run for your knees? My calves are rather partial to an ice pack each and a sit in the recliner! 

VLM 2016 - First timers?

Posted: 05/01/2016 at 23:29

That's funny , my knees do the same thing! I asked Galloway and he said to practise the acceleration gliders ( on his website or you tube) so that you transition more gently. It's almost like you can't quite pick the moment that you go from run to walk and vice versa. My knees don't do it any more. 

When I do most races I keep to the left when I'm going to walk, raise a hand just before I walk and then walk. In America you have to keep to the right!  However, I found London was more than a little crazy and pretty congested in places. There's also a lot of first time or "one and done" runners who end up taking random walk breaks all over the show so the whole keep left thing becomes totally unnecessary! I did try hard to glance over my shoulder before I walked, just so that I didn't end up with someone in a dinosaur suit falling over me! I was worried about it but I really didn't need to be. 

Make sure you have your name on your shirt. There's nothing like the feeling of London screaming just for you!!

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