Christian Fell 2

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Posted: 30/04/2013 at 17:58

I don't suppose anybody has a place they would like to sell for the Berlin Marathon this year? I had a bit of a disaster with the Manchester Marathon last week by setting off too quick and eager to rectify it on a flat course like Berlin. 

Pm or get back to me on here!



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Posted: 13/03/2013 at 21:08
Gramck you have my sympathy! I was hospitalised with pericarditis a couple of years back and felt a few other the early warning signs last week which sent me into a 7 day no training panic whilst I waited to get it checked out. Luckily seems to have been nothing so I managed to get out today but not running for seven days was hard to swallow.

Less than 15 weeks to go!

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Posted: 11/03/2013 at 14:45
Hi Mr X,

Thanks for getting back to me. My email is if you could get in touch to sort it out!


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Posted: 05/03/2013 at 22:14

Good Advice Foon - I managed to get out today but hopefully wont be making the same mistake for some time!

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Posted: 05/03/2013 at 10:06

Ive just taken almost a week off training after hardly being able to put any pressure on my right foot since my last session. Last weekend i ran back to back 15 milers as part of my training for the Wall. I intended to take the next day off but foolishly got caught up in the excitement of the event and at 8pm the following evening donned my running gear and headed out. Less than a mile in i could barely run and its taken until today to be able to feel good enough to get back out. My own stupidity!

To pick myself back up i went to the local running store yesterday for some new trainers. Ive been with New Balance for years but i was persuaded to give Nikes Stability shoe a try and i think its tread should provide a decent balance betweeen road and trail for the Wall.

 I find it incredibly difficult to stay positive and motivated when im having a few days forced rest through injury. Those missed days infiltrate my head as the catalyst for self doubt which is definitely not something you want when contemplating such a distance.

Time for me to lace my new trainers and hopefully make it past the second lamp post!

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Posted: 04/03/2013 at 17:33

Mr. X - I have a friend who would love to take the entry off you at a discounted rate! The only thing stopping him is the entry fee. Is it a 1 or 2 day ticket?

Gramck24 - I will also be doing the Manchester Marathon because of its sheer convenience to where i live. Should be a fun event. 

Tell me if you think my definition of running a marathon is 'correct' .....

Posted: 27/02/2013 at 20:44
Does this rule apply to 'Ultrarunning'. I'd hate to break the news to those poor fools that finished the 135 mile Badwater Ultra in searing heat that their buckle is be returned due to a self enforced rule by DB3. I suppose they only have themselves to blame for not getting in contact with this forum before setting off for their long walk.

It all come down to false advertising in my opinion. These so called Ultra-runners who claim to have completed these 100 mile runs are simply liars if they have even walked to the nearest portaloo. In fact, as DF3 stated, they should have trained themselves to forgo bathroom breaks.

Some clarification would be appreciated though. I'm training for the wall ultra in June and I was planning on walking when necessary but if it means my finish won't really count then I might not even bother turning up.

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 20:12
Does anybody have any advice on bringing a 'crew' along? It will be my first ultra and although I can see the benefits I'm just wondering how essential it is?

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Posted: 27/02/2013 at 10:55

Hi Chef - is this entry still for sale? I have a friend that is interested. Cheers

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Posted: 25/02/2013 at 19:53
Entered for the 100km one day event. It will be my first Ultra and 2 months after my first official marathon in Manchester which I guess i am going to use as a bit of a training run for the Wall.

The more I read the less certain I become but I am excited to face this challenge and hopefully will be lining up on race day feeling as prepared as possible for the 100k to come.

My biggest concern is regarding what running shoes would best suit the course? Does anyone with prior experience to the Wall or a similar event have any advice? If so - thank you!
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