Dull Napoleon


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Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:09
Just popping in to say a big well done to Marigold. I hope you make a sackful of cash from your new found fame. Saw the TV coverage but sadly missed the post race interviews.

I thought that the race on TV was awful. The only check point I could make out on the course was halfway, and the guy who kept appearing telling us what was available on the red button was most annoying. Worst of all was them not getting Marigold crossing the finish line. He may have been 10th but it was a V40 British record for god sakes.

Went on to Powerof10 this morning and got a real idea how good his V40 performance was. Ahead of Nick Rose, Hugh Jones, Eamonn Martin, Paul Evans and of course the legendary Ron Hill. Does make you think what might have happened had he listened to his teacher and tried a bit harder in his school cross country runs?

Anyway inspirational stuff but not inpirational enough for me to dust of my trainers and shoot for a V60 marathon British record in 2016. Lots of achillies problems. I can run but anything over 2 hours and I'm generally limping the next day. Such is life.

Dull

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Posted: 28/10/2013 at 13:56
Just popped in say a special well done to Jools A great example to us all of never giving up. Also a word for Wardi and Blisters, I ran 3.33 before I jacked it in after VLM 2011, however that doesn't mean you have to do the same.

Not running at the moment due to jarred metatarsal bones in my right foot. Not a running related injury you'll be pleased to hear.
Should be operational again by December.

Regards to All

Dull

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Posted: 28/12/2011 at 09:52
Just popping in to say well done to jools both on the fund raising front and in the running. I hope the high mileage translates next year into a much deserved sub 3. Certainly 26 miles won't seem quite so far in future.

Wardi not lost my mojo to train. I did 7.5 hours running over the festive four days with a rare 3 hour stint on Christmas Eve. I must have covered around 50 miles. Surprisingly no cramp and I felt pretty good.

Did make me think briefly about moving up to an ultra, but I came to my senses eventually.

Dull






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Posted: 22/12/2011 at 12:47
Not been on for a bit as I've had trouble logging myself in. Clueless how I managed it today.

Good to see Wardi up and operational and nailing the big mileage once more. I hope you crack the 3 next year, you deserve it as you're considerably more committed than me. I've opted for early retirement from marathon running due to total idleness.

Happy Birthday Mr Boat we share the same birthday except I'm now a V55.

Main reason I'm on is to wish jools all the best in her fund raising ultra. A great cause. I hope the body holds up to the punishment. I'll be following your progress with great interest on your blog.

Dull

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Posted: 20/10/2011 at 19:39
Oh I forgot!

Belated Happy Birthday to Wardi

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Posted: 20/10/2011 at 19:33
So we'll have an old codger race-off at VLM then tigerrunner. Me, you, Wardi, Dull? Any others?

Running Bear I'm now in semi retirement. I've started cramping in my LSR for the first time and now realise the long stuff has to go. Still not 100% certain though. So no VLM for me next year.

Brian Stonking performance from you at Abingdon. The first V50 to come through the ranks of the thread and do the Sub 3. Mega stuff.

Tiger Runner good luck with your next sub 3 attempt. I think UR a bit older than me so a V55 sub would be remarkable.

Magic score from marders in Berlin. You have been noticed now in NZ. I spotted that they have you there at the top of the NZ 2011 marathon rankings for the first time. Second best is 2.23 and he is even older than you so the Olympics beckons. Rest assured if you make I'll be there in town to support.

Sorry I'm not here as much as I should cannot get on at work any more.

I did notice Running Bears MHR of 192. I did mention my recent health scare which I wont bore you with, but I did finish on a treadmill at a local hospital and found out my RHR was 58 and my supposed max was 171 although they took me off before I could pop into my race pace coma so it might be a couple of beats higher than that.
As it turns out there was nothing wrong with me at all.

Still running around 30mpw average but with little or no desire to race.

As ever best wishes to you all and massive apologies to those I may have missed.

Dull








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Posted: 18/09/2011 at 17:51
Lost for words Matt. Really shocked and sorry to hear the news

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Posted: 18/09/2011 at 16:46
I did my 18 miles y'day but skipped today to watch the rugby, do some gardening and play with the kids. I haven't spent enough time with them over the last few years and much as I've tried to coax then into running they haven't shown any interest in it.

Still running OK but I can feel myself slowing as I get fatter and older. Good to see {b]Running Bear back on the thread but sorry to see he wont be doing Abingdon.

MtR I hope things work out for your mum. LS21 sorry too to hear about your hip problems. I hope you get back to the big mileage very soon.

Sorry to anyone that I've missed.

Dull

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Posted: 01/09/2011 at 18:53
A great report Dan. Unlike others on here I have no desire whatsoever to do it myself as your report conveyed the enormity of the whole event, something I had never realised before.

I have to agree with others though that you looked very well as you came in through the finish. A bit like the marathon, even if you've had a bad one the final photo with the medal always seems to be a good one. I guess the smile after 170km is four times bigger than the usual.

Sorry about my spoof posting I couldn't resist it.


My Abingdon entry is up for grabs for anyone that wants it. I had a bit of a health scare last month which furter setback training, but after a couple of tests it appears there was nothing wrong with me. Still spooked me a bit though.

Not quite at the jack it in stage but no more marathons this year at any rate.

Dull


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Posted: 31/08/2011 at 16:50
UTMB (part2)

So with weather reports for the region were looking bad, and the UTMB race start being postponed by 5 hours until 23:30, and with the course was being changed due to some parts being inaccessible with it being even longer (170km) with more climbing and having been wide awake since about 6am, and with the rain starting early evening, and being soaked to the skin. I decided to go to the pub for a good session with my mate and not bother running it at all.

Part 3 ten pints in a Fench pub coming soon.

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