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Sub 3h15

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:41

May 3 – 50k Causeway Crossing Ultra Marathon – Badbark – Finish
May 5 – Belfast Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30
May 25 – Newry Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 after 20+ miles the day before
May 10 - Marlborough Downs Challenge 20 miler - MsE
May 11 - Fred Whitton Challenge - SJ - no crashes 
May 18 - Richmond Park marathon - Marrows no target
May 31 - Kent Roadrunner - Gul Darr 3:08
May 31 - Stockholm Marathon - Lorenzo more evenly paced than London

Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher TBA - Bike It sub 8:20 
Jun 1 - Walled city marathon - Leslie H 
Jun ? - Swim length of Ullswater - SJ - no drowning
June 8 – Run Jersey half marathon - GM sub 1:28
June 14 – 100k Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon – Finish

July 20 - Northumberland Coastal Run - Minni - OO - Poacher
July 20 - Dundee Adventure Marathon - Rich26 - sub 3:59:xx
July 26 - Thunder Run - Minni, MsE (team mates)
July 27 - St Andrews Olympic triathlon - Rich26 - Finish middle 1/3. 
July 27 - Outlaw - SJ - 10:xx

September 6 - Perthshire Highland Marathon - Rich26 - 3:45ish
September 6 - half marathon (not sure which one yet) - Minni - sub 1:30
September 7 - Great North Run - CC2 - sub 1.24
September 28 - Loch Ness - Rich26 sub 3:10

October 5 - Jersey marathon - GM sub 3:10.
October 5 - Chester marathon - CC2 - TBC
October 12 - Yorkshire marathon - Poacher, Minni TBC
October 12 - Great Eastern Run - knight rider sub 1:25
October 19 - Abingdon - Moof sub 2.55 - Poacher - BOTF 2:59:59 - MsE - FINgers TBC
October 26 - GSR - FINgers sub 6x.xx

Sub 3h15

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:31

Morning all,

Just an easy 3miles to the station this morning. It is nearly Easter after all - roll on the chocolate!

Mmmm, GNR - I've never really thought about entering as there are so many other good halfs and was a little put off by tales of over crowding and trampling! But if there is an option to avoid the ballot then it may be worth considering - does that mean you get up to the sharp end somewhere?

LB70 -  I've always tried to follow a published plan as I've found it gives me confidence that someone knows what they are doing has written it - perhaps a little naïvely maybe. Good success with P&D (hasn't everyone) and I trained using the "Fast Marathon" plan from Paula R's latest book for VLM2013 and got a good PB. That is a hard but very good plan.

Minni - No marathon for me this weekend! A snickers maybe.... Groan

Congrats Gul on the 21 years!  and a good session to celebrate!

Will update race list in a separate post.

Have a great Easter all.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 16:31
Lol, love the irony of the word "proof" across the photo...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 12:59

The wanderer returns... It's been a while.

Hey peeps. Just wanted to drop back in to say hi and Well done on the PBs - it looks like a good number of the thread had a good VLM. For those of you who it didn't quite work out for - there's always next time.

I'll not clog up the posts with my various woes over the last few months right now but suffice to say Brighton didn't happen but it looks like the mojo has now returned, not least watching how well you all have done. I did manage to struggle through Jantastic and after some pleading with them, I got the week restored that I missed the posting deadline for. The team did ok I thought....

Will check back in soon with all my news, and details on the ultimate Mojo restoration trip.

See yas all soon!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 15:21
Philip_M_Jones wrote (see)
FINgers wrote (see)

FINgers - Are you after PMJ's crown as King Statto?


Wouldn't dream of going after that crown...


I had the same thoughts but could not find a way to prove it. After FINgers has offered up a stat I can then counter stat with a single counter example (to prove something is always true is hard as it can be countered with one counter)

So for January:

MARATHON MOFOS, 8 members, 202 runs, average 25.25
THE CONSISTENTLY CONSISTENT SUB-3:15 TEAM, 22 members, 551 runs, average 25.05

This team does have Jason Dickinson in who I recall from other mileage comps and he did 500 in January 2012 ( and did London in 3:09

Ahhhh, but for a large team?......

Sub 3h15

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 12:44
Ant van Oviedo wrote (see)

FINgers - Are you after PMJ's crown as King Statto?

It's a b**ger, this, as it was all going so well! Hopefully this will be the last of any niggles and setbacks.

Wouldn't dream of going after that crown...

And remember - stay positive, it's never a set back, its just a slower rate of progress forward.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 10:37

Cheers Abbers!


Abingdon now open for entry - just so you know.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 04/02/2014 at 09:19

Morning All,

Just thought all you Jantastic people would be interested...

It has occurred to me that between the 22 of us we've done a stack of runs. So whilst sat here contemplating the bodies ability to produce inconceivable amounts of snot I've done a bit of number crunching on the Jantastic scores.

In fact, if you take the team members vs number of runs average, most of the top teams are scoring around 16.x but we, as the CCS315 team, come in at a massive 25.4 runs per person. Way out in front.

So, whilst we are currently sitting 3rd= due to a few teams with low targets already posting, pushing their scores up, take heart as I think that would put us top, way in front of everyone else...

It's all in the stats you see....

Will pop back in a bit.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 03/02/2014 at 09:23

Morning all,

Urgh. MegaLurgy here.

Miserable week just gone, the FINgers household has fully succumbed.  I won't dwell too much as I don't want to bring down the general optimism on the thread, but lets just say mileage the last few days has been very low.

Don't worry, I've managed to log my prerequisite on Jantastic but any long running has been canned in favour of a short easy or just a lemsip.

Consequently, my Brighton campaign is in stormy waters, and I'm toying with the idea of maybe using it as a stepping stone to and Autumn faster effort - maybe Abingdon (although it looks like the entry has been deferred through lack of race permit).

Sorry to be a little negative.

Keep up the good work everyone, Go Team!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 20:32
Very quick pop by tonight as just sat feeding the baby milk before bed...

Life has been in the way still with lots on at w*rk but finally managed to get out for my intervals today at lunch 6x6mins of 2min recovery. Hard session but still felt quite strong at the end. I've not looked at the splits yet but I'm not sure they will tell me much as it was pretty windy by the Thames today, I ran therefore primarily on effort.

Still just about on target for Jantastic this week as long as I double tomorrow.

Mmmm, Comrades, I'm not sure the good will of Mrs Fin will stretch that far currently, but some day.

Abbers, not sure where you are but I think that there is a parkrun in Eastleigh, and the other way over in Brockenhurst. They might be closer for you.

Enjoyed the LT thoughts - I'm always working too hard up front in those sessions, so generally have to work a little too hard towards the end. It's all about discipline - I remember once I finally ran one properly and got to the end feeling great, it was a big penny that dropped!

Right, bed time for the little un, keep running y'all!
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