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10 top marathons

Posted: Yesterday at 17:15

I've only done two: Purbeck and London (about as different from each other as you can get). I'd do both again and will probably try again for London in 2024 (10 years after my first).

Not mega keen on road marathons but am doing the first Bristol to Bath Marathon in October and would quite like a crack at Snowdonia one year because it sounds flipping hard! Medoc sounds fun but I just can't see how heat, red wine and marathon running could possibly end well!

Trail wise, I'm doing Stroud in 6 weeks, which is a local one to me and quite fancy the look of some of the endurance life coastal ones for future years. I'll be sticking mainly to trail races unless something special catches my eye.

Don't discount trail marathons Andy, there are some really beautiful ones out there.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 12:59

Car parking and shuttle bus email arrived this morning. I'm booked into a B and B near the finish for the night before, then have parking at the finish and a shuttle from Avebury to the start booked for 5am on the Sat morning.

I have an estate car so am planning on throwing a sleeping bag and mat in, and can then sleep in the back if I find I need to before driving home. Being as I expect to finish in the middle of the night, I think it's likely that I will need it!

What do you need to buy before a race?

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 09:26

I do see people selling running gear but would probably only buy any of that if it was quite heavily discounted and it never is.

Only thing I've ever bought before a race is a coffee. I'd probably buy stuff I actually needed for the race ahead if I happened to have forgotten it (gels, plasters, vaseline - all for longer races above 1/2 mara).

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 14:33

No, I don't want to pay £20 to do a 5K colour run. If it's such a worthy fucking cause, you bloody do it, you lard arse!

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 14:31

This morning, I got up before you, made us both tea, made our sons breakfast, tidied the kitchen, stacked the dishwasher, put a load of washing on, made my lunch, ate my breakfast, got changed, dressed our son, took him to nursery and left for work, while you drank your tea, ate a bowl of cereal and got dressed.

But, yes, you are the one who is "stressed out" because you've got so much on. You have my eternal sympathy.

You are becoming more like your Mother every day, and frankly, it scares the shit out of me.

If I had actually said that last bit, I'd be divorced by now!

Bristol to Bath Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 14:04

I did get the email. Not signed up yet because I was waiting for pay day. Will do before 26th though.

Saw the route. Some people moaning about going out and back on portway but I quite like that as it's the same as the bristol half, which was my first ever event and I like going under the bridge.

Hills are good!

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 13:47

No, I can't actually feel how ill you are but, whenever we both pick up a bug at the same time, it somehow always seems to affect you much worse, meaning I have to do all the childcare while you collapse in bed. Maybe these things do affect you more, I don't know. But if they do, eating better and doing some exercise would probably help!

Bristol to Bath Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 19:12

Just heard about this new event on Marathon Talk and, although I said I'd never run another road marathon, I think I'll make an exception for this one, being a local and former Bristolian, and I like the idea of a point to point marathon.

Closed roads, taking place in October.

Thought I'd mention it in case anyone else was interested and hadn't heard about it.

What Films make you cry?

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 09:40


However, Toy Story 3, Les Miserables, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, have all led to there being something in my eye and the end of Captain Phillips where Tom Hanks breaks down brought on a delayed reaction to the onions I had chopped earlier.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 05/12/2014 at 15:03

You have been hassling me for two days about this "problem" which:

a) really isn't a big deal and can easily wait until I'm back in the office on Monday 

b) is only an issue because of your own stupidity

until I finally gave in and looked into it from home, on a day I don't work. I did as much as I could my end, and emailed you full instructions on what to do your end.

For you to then reply saying that you're far too busy to "mess around" trying to sort it out and that it will have to wait until monday when I'm back is seriously f**king annoying. You can definitely forget me ever trying to sort out any of your problems in my own time again.

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Discussions started by CotswoldRunner

Bristol to Bath Marathon 2015

Brand new event 
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Race to the Stones 2015

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Mens shorts with zipped side pockets

Can't find any anywhere 
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Time for some new shoes

New shoes for London 
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Map my run - gain

Not calculating gain correctly? 
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40 mile training

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Races during marathon training

How many? 
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The Purbeck Marathon 2013

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Difference between taking EPO and high altitude training

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Cotswold 10km Run

Anyone run this? 
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Good shoe for mud that isn't terrible on the road

Need some advice 
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Don't want to stop running! 
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Running Podcasts

Any I should know about? 
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Realistic 10k target time

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Taper driving me mad!

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