Hallam Blue


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P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 13:59

Hi there everyone. I'm following the 35-55mile P&D schedule for Manchester. Third marathon, but first time on P&D. Running Stockport 10 on December 8th, then start after that. Wilmslow Half entered as a tune-up.

In the meantime, upping the miles after a disappointing Chester marathon, caused by a injury disrupted training plan. Looking for a PB at Stockport: well, TBH always looking for a PB!

Falkirk Parkrun

Posted: 05/11/2013 at 14:36

Go - you will wonder why you ever questioned going. 

Affordable shoes for overweight female

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 07:22

Might be worth checking out Decathlon's Kalenji range. They have improved considerably over the past few years and have been well reviewed recently. The weight issue isn't as important as the over pronation - ask Decathlon to do a gait analysis and get the appropriate shoes. The price range is tight, but you might get something there. Weight is more likely to affect how long your shoes last.

Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 12:27

I'm going to follow it for Manchester: it is very highly rated by pretty much every experienced marathon runner I know. And there is a dedicated forum thread!

Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 17:54

I'm in, with the explicit aim of pacing the race properly. If I do, I reckon 4.20, possibly 4.15 is possible: let's see. (Oh, and HeOw: ducking out of FB doesn't mean you can sneak back on here )

 

 

MBNA Chester Marathon 2013

Posted: 10/10/2013 at 14:20

While I agree with Tony' general sentiment, I did think some of the bottle drops could have been a bit further on after the bottle pick-ups. I had only taken a sip of two, and there it was. Maybe have another drop a bit further on, or make it clear where people should drop them if they have to e.g. at the bottom of road signs which might make it easier to clear up. That said, if that is what we are complaining about, it shows what a fabulously well organised race it was on Sunday. I'll be back.

How long is an average piece of string?

Posted: 04/10/2013 at 12:00

I used this question in a lecture once on empiricism. The question does actually have an answer. There are a finite number of pieces of string in the world at any one point in time, and each has a length, so an average length of a piece of string does exist. Its just that we can't know it. An example of the limitations of empiricism. 

MBNA Chester Marathon 2013

Posted: 12/09/2013 at 10:48

I got some Lucozade Sport Elite Citrus Gels in Sweatshop, and tried them out this weekend in a HM. I found them quite pleasant (relatively) - a nice citrus bitterness to counteract the sweetness.

 

I'm planning on carrying a couple with me as back-ups, but basically using the ones provided.

Chatting up girls

Posted: 05/08/2013 at 10:49

I love the "age/2 +7" formula. That means (were I single), as a 44 year old, I could approach women aged over 29, but that I would be 'fair game' for women aged 74. I leave you to draw your own conclusions.

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