Catalin Bond

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Friendliest races

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 10:29
Hastings half was one if the best supported races I've done. Think my favorite moment was an old lady standing at her house banging her saucepan with a wooden spoon. There were also a church choir out, the firemen handing out oranges, loads of people handing out sweets, kids slapping your hand, and as you came through town a lots of the pubs has people out front cheering with a pint.

When I were a lass .......................

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 22:13

I did the mini marathon in 1993. I'd forgotton it finished on Westminster Bridge. Only run the full marathon once. Think I got beaten by a lot of characters (and rhinos!)

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 10:13
I read that too E mmy. But the difference pre cranberry and post was amazing. Maybe placebo, maybe something else, or maybe the cranberry!

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 23:21

Thanks Screamapillar. Things have been a lot better since I had a bottle of cranberry juice this afternoon!

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 14:44

F-off cystitis!

(ps can I use it as an excuse to have not pb-ing (50s too slow) in half Marathon on Sunday? I felt a bit off over the weekend, but only really come down with it today)

Rabies Jab

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 18:14

Not done the run, but I visited the great wall of china and did not have the rabies jab. I guess it depends if there are greater risks of an animal bite when doing the marathon rather than as an average tourist. As a tourist I spent the whole time walking along the wall with a group of people. I don't know how many are in the race, and whether you'll be surrounded by people or running a fair amount alone.

As for advice, I was surprised how much of the wall was up and down. The bit we walked there were a lot of steep staircases. Sometimes the steps were quite narrow too. Views were amazing. Looks an interesting run.



Garmin 305 Ascent / Descent figures

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 12:14

I used to have a 305. I felt that the elevation over estimated, I got similar readings - lots of ascent and decent - when I knew I'd basically run in the flat. I never found a fix, so I generally ignored the elevation data. When I looked at the elevation online it appeared to constantly be going up and down in little zigzags. I sometimes wondered if this was my arm swinging up and down as I ran! 

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 09/03/2014 at 14:49

I wish I hadn't moved to Leeds. Nothing against Leeds, it's a nice city but I don't really want to be here. when I applied for this job, I didn't fully think through starting again in a new city.  


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 23:05

I went 4 years ago on the Satrday afternoon. Got my number will minimal fuss/queuing (then found they'd sold out the of t shirt I wanted in my size, but that's another story!


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 11:39

I like bananas but I rarely eat them. I'm generally don''t have one on race day so they're certainly not a running necessity.

I tend to have a big breakfast before leaving home, and then not eat anything else before the race (or poss have some other fruit/dried fruit). I normally crave savory food after a long run, so usually have a sandwich for after (unless it's a hot day in which case I usually want icecream!)

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