helly d

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Milton Keynes Marathon 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 14:23

Hi All. Is anyone driving up from London with space for two small(ish) ones in their car.

I got there with no problems last year by train but this year the dreaded words rail replacement bus have reared their ugly heads  

Country to Capital 2014

Posted: 09/01/2014 at 20:16

C2C express for me too. Italian cafe opposite Marylebone station entrance should be open for coffee etc. even if nothing is open in the station itself.

Re. shoes - the canal bit can be wearing on wet feet / trail shoes but I wouldn't dream of wearing pure road shoes for the first half. Memories are starting to come back of precisely how wet this might be. On the plus side there is a pub right by the finish and they have yet to object to the fairly rank state I've been in after completing this race.




Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon

Posted: 20/12/2013 at 20:58

Hello All. I am also slightly  at the 1600 starters, this isn't going to be a fast one. On the other hand we might actually outnumber the pedestrians in the last two miles to the extent that they do get out of our way.

I've got a slightly dodgy heel and I haven't run for ages so will be trying to treat it as an end of year, pre-beer Christmas workout.

It's my fourth year at this and I believe possum hopper may have missed one toilet opportunity  - top end of the Hayling road bridge, outside the Ship(?) pub is a public toilet.

Beachy Head Marathon

Posted: 25/10/2013 at 11:38

Weather looking good though suspect it will be squishy underfoot. anytime you come down from the Downs .Hybrid / light trail shoes for me as ever.

6th year for me. Looking forward to my pre-race fish and chips.  and possibly a swift half...

Trionium Greensand Marathon

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 20:48

Huge thanks to all the marshalls out there in the rain.. This was one day when I think us runners got off lightly despite being soaked through and it must have been hard to keep spirits up (which you did admirably).

With food, drink and warmth I am now comfortably numb but suspect I may be paying the price tomorrow.

NDW100 2013

Posted: 12/08/2013 at 19:39

Hey, I've also rolled back time . I won't tell them if you don't.



NDW100 2013

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 20:37

Another thank you to Debra, Sheila (is she on here?) and all other volunteer peeps who helped me out whilst I alternated between moaning and vomiting. Hauled myself through by walking 90% of the second half and will see what my thankfully un-witnessed faceplant at about mile 65 has done to me tomorrow.

Well done all, even if you didn't finish, the NDW100 is no small undertaking.

NDW100 2013

Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:34

Everyone ready ?

Fairlands Valley Challenge Ultra Marathon 50K (plus 12M, 18M, 26.2M options)

Posted: 22/07/2013 at 22:35

Hot! . Even though it wasn't exactly hilly it still took me a while. Did you find your way alright? Most of the directions were pretty good and there's often someone in sight or a walker with a better idea of the route.

New Forest 10

Posted: 13/07/2013 at 19:48

Course is undulating and hot even in cooler years so be prepared. I've always left my stuff in the info tent. Hopefully geogab who wrote that great review of last year's race will be back to enjoy it.

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