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Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 20:41
On a rugby tour in Devon. Now that's some serious carb loading.

Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:02

(Hi Cougie)

B82, if you live in a hilly area, Yorkshire Mara is flat, if you lived in the fens there's a few undulations. The worst up comes about 18 miles in ( if the same route as last year). No need to take water to the race, plenty available. 

As the start is a few feet higher than the finish, you could argue that the route goes downhill......

Snowdonia Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 08:13

Hi all, popping in to say hello, see how everyone's going.

As always, I am in awe of the feats and performances shown, feeling humbled and in their presence.

Best wishes Gringo, will be odd not to see your shirt, 

My winter hasn't been fantastic, for no other reason than CBA. Since SNOD last year I've done a grand total of 423 miles, a large proportion of which have been races.

To give you an idea, so far this month I've done 69 miles. A Parkrun, Sheffield HM (1:49), Manchester Mara with Mrs C (5:44), and Blackpool Mara (4:12). Really need to get my act together.

still going to try 3:15 at Yorkshire, and 3:30 at SNOD. Well, you gotta have aims haven't you!

off on a rugby tour to the West Country on Thursday, back Tuesday. It will take me longer to recover from that than any race I've done......

Next race is Leeds Half the weekend after, I'll still be suffering from a hangover,

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 07:46

Well done Gary. 3:18, and stopping to chat! 

Did Blackpool Mara yesterday. I didn't 'run' Manchester as such, went round with the wife as it was her first (and probably only) Mara. 

I had intended to go for a decentish time at Blackpool. I had naively thought that going round with the wife (She did 5:44, I usually do 3:40) wouldn't take much out of me. 

It did. There were times I could have walked fast to keep up with her but I maintained a running gait, to give an idea, I took 40% more strides with the wife than I usually do for that distance. It killed me. Could hardly walk for the first couple of days, took me back to after my first Mara! 

Blackpool, flat as you like, took me 4:12, and that was as fast as I could go.......

Abingdon Marthon v Yorshire Marathon

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 07:33

Hiya, done both. 

Abingdon is flatter, but not by much. For me though Yorkshire is quicker.

My reasons:

support is a lot better all round the course

less twists/turns/bottlenecks

better underfoot surface 

far, far better scenery

that there is some minor undulation on the Yorkshire course means you're not always using the same muscles/stride pattern for the whole distance, helps reduce fatigue accumulation.

hope that helps.

Vote for policies

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 18:55

2/9 equal Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem, & UKIP. 1/9 Green

Crime - Green

Education and Environment - Conservative

Health and Economy - Lib Dem

Democracy and Welfare - UKIP

Immigration and Europe - Labour.

Quite a mix, so basically I shouldn't vote for anyone as no-one stands for even a third of what I picked! 

Cheers for the link Muttley.

Agree with Gideon, anyone who says they can trust their government is a tad naive......  

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 13:01
Used to love getting out in the morning, but new job starts about 7. I can still get out for a few, it just means getting up halfway through the night to get my act together!

It has been a real struggle to get out in the evening.

Very white in the Peak yesterday. 10m of snow, ice, and Heather hopping. Should have been longer (Manchester & Blackpool mara in April). The amount of effort though was equivalent to a lot longer!

The Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon-Sheffield

Posted: 15/01/2015 at 19:30

On the doorstep, be rude not to. Toddle up Eccy Road, have a quick half or three at the Norfolk Arms and roll back down to the finish.

Sounds good to me.....

I already have an excuse for not racing it, doing Manchester Mara the following weekend, and Blackpool Mara the weekend after that. I can just relax and have fun. 

Yes, running up Eccy Road is apparently fun in my mind, think it must have been all the head impacts from a lifetime of rugby......

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 23:00

What do I like about the training? 

Gets me out of doing housework, amongst other things I would prefer not to be doing....... Have a very understanding Mrs C 

I'm good with the climbing, live just outside Chesterfield so have a multitude of walls close to me for winter, and Gritstone/Limestone for warmer times ( Fairweather climber).

Rooo, I'm in for Leeds half, and Sheffield. Hopefully this year with this crew running it there won't be quite the same issues! 

Sitting here now, I can't really remember the first Out & Back, but I sure remember the second, lost the pacer at the top just couldn't get the legs to respond. 

Garmin 620- Race prediction times

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 18:38

Hiya, for me it's pretty spot on with my pb's set last year, though I'm not quite in that shape at the mo. 

You could read that as it's unlikely to be psychic and as it's basing it on what it knows about me it's over egged it, or, they've got some pretty hot software in there and based on what it's seen knows better than me what I'm currently capable of.

Take your pick!

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