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Seaford Mince Pie Run

Posted: 24/11/2013 at 19:37

This will be my third time. Missed out last year since collided with another race i wanted to do. It is a great race. The hill at mile 6 can test your stamina, but just get through that and the rest is fine. The medal isnt brilliant, but the race itself is worth the effort.

Your Ideal/Dream Run

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 21:25
scott shurmer wrote (see)

North downs 30 k off road ran it in june this year absolutely loved it cant wait for 2014

Did the Farnham Pilgrim marathon over the downs.. now that was a killer, but enjoyed it..

Number of races you've done this year

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 21:20

I have done two marathons, two half marathons and a ten miler. The longer the distance, the less races i should normally think.. it takes a good few months to prepare for a marathon..

Man Collapses and Dies During Dublin Half Marathon

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 20:28
Redjeep! wrote (see)

Condolences to his family and friends. Deeply saddened by this.

Did you know him personally then sorry?

Marathon at short notice!

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 20:04

Rest up. This is your tapering period. Just run it, do the best you can, don't go too fast at the beginning, and drink plenty of fluid. You will be fine. Marathon running is 40% in the mind anyway...

Why pay to run?

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 20:01

Running is cheaper than other sports. Suck it up. I do three or four races a year, and there is great marshal support, and a lot of organisation. Go to smaller events. They charge, yes, but the costs are worth with it...

Goody bags in races

Posted: 21/09/2013 at 19:58

I get a medal at the end i'm happy. I have done two marathons this year. The reward was just getting through the finishing line, and shaking hands with my fellow runners who were there for that time in place. Goody bags, never interest me. I might get a t-shirt which I will happily pay for, if I am proud of my result, but I never expect it.

Lower back pain

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 09:19

I did my second marathon yesterday and for the second time I got lower back pain. Started about mile 21, and was very uncomfortable, if I stopped it went away, I ran it started up. It was worse this marathon. Lots of jarring from uneven surface going up and down hills didn't help.

Is this a common runners injury or problem?

Farnham Pilgrim Marathon Sep 15th..anyone?

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 09:15

Well I completed the Marathon yesterday. 4.05.55. I was looking for under 4 hours and was on course till about 21 when I had lower back pain which made running really uncomfortable. hey ho! I completed it, and in not too bad a time. It was a tough race. Uneven surface, narrow pathways, and some very hilly bits.

It was a very good race though, it deserves more credit. The marshals were amazing, and the medal etc at the end was spot on.

I felt the pain of a lot of people who crossed the line after me, but it was a great atmosphere, but my next marathon I am for it to be a bit flatter.

Farnham Pilgrim Marathon Sep 15th..anyone?

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 21:08
WiB wrote (see)

Yeah that will slow things down a little. Just found a profile of the course and it doesn't actually look too hilly.

You've made my day ha ha... Okay i admit i have done a few hilly races, but i am now in the mental mind game zone where i'm thinking, was all those runs enough, enough to get me through. Average 18-20 mile long runs, with some mild hills and 10 miles twice a week at race pace. But i guess i will see.

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