Hallam Blue

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London marathon accommodation

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 09:47

I know it's last minute, but I have a double hotel room booked for Saturday night that I can no longer use (injured ). It is at Carr-Saunders Hall, near the BT tower. I paid £57.50 for the room, but happy to accept £50. Any interest?



Running in London

Posted: 24/02/2016 at 12:59

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend any changing facilities in central London where I could change before/after a run? I normally use the Hub in Regents Park, which is excellent, but according to its website, it closes at 4pm at the moment, and this might be a little too early. Any alternatives?



Adidas Kanadia Trail Shoes

Posted: 03/01/2015 at 19:30

The last time I bought a pair of Adidas Kanadia (maybe 3 years ago), I needed a UK size 9, though usually take an 8 in road shoes.

Can anyone advise whether they still are quite small?

The bargain thread

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 14:19

Can anyone advise on Runners Need? Do they have a winter sale, or do they just have regular promotions?

(I have a Groupon voucher needing spent by the end of January, and I want to get my  full money's worth).

What Films make you cry?

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 14:00

The first 10 minutes of Up need to come with a health warning.


Xmas party

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 16:52

I've passed on the works do (only £20 a ticket, but £40 for a hotel room, or the same for a taxi home). Why pay for something that I will want to leave after about 15 minutes anyway? Pretty much the only thing I have in common with my colleagues is work, and I'm buggered if I am talking work to them all night (which would happen). 

The alternative is a pub meal with a running group I head out with from time to time. Nice people, happy to talk about running, and I can walk home (well, in theory, anyway).

Mizumo wave inspire 10

Posted: 19/10/2014 at 07:25
They've not split, but I'm having a related problem: the upper is "folding" as the foot flexes, resulting in rubbing and blistering on my second toe. It was doing it on both feet, but I've experimented with different lacing patterns (missing out one of the bottom lace holes) and that has helped a bit. Still having to tape up one toe though.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 17/09/2014 at 12:18

Rockinrockyrobin - I've PMd you.

Chester Marathon place available

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 12:31

Just in case anyone else is looking for a place, I similarly have a place that I cannot use, and will accept £30 as well. PM me if interested.


Best UK autumn marathon or half marathon

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 16:10

Chester is superb. Very well organised,  reasonably priced,  beautiful course,  great start/finish location. Generally flat, but a few inclines towards the end. 

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Discussions started by Hallam Blue

Running in London

Anywhere to change? 
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Adidas Kanadia Trail Shoes

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Regents park in winter

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Advice, please 
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What is realistic?

Half marathon in a month 
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