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Torrington Christmas Caper 21st December

Posted: 23/12/2008 at 15:47

I was there, but only just spotted this thread

Big Pink Fairy running with a barking (literally a lot of the time) mad Springer Spanial that is a lot faster than me.

Cornish Marathon

Posted: 18/11/2008 at 17:37

Glad I wasn't there now. You might have beaten me and I wouldn't be able to show my face around here again

Nice racing Jimmy.

Cornish Marathon

Posted: 16/11/2008 at 09:51

Head has ruled this morning so I'm still sat at home.

Hope everyone has a good one.

Cornish Marathon

Posted: 15/11/2008 at 19:15

If you see a bloke there with ever so slightly odd hair (you won't miss it) it'll be me .

If you don't then it probably means I've listened to my body and stayed at home. I expect I'll be there then.

Cornish Marathon

Posted: 14/11/2008 at 18:30

I've no idea what time I'll do. If I go (still not sure yet) and my legs work I'll be aiming between 3:15 - 3:30. If my legs don't work then it could be a long day.

Todays 7miler hasn't filled me with confidence.

Cornish Marathon

Posted: 11/11/2008 at 22:22
Muzza wrote (see)

PS. well done on the Ironman m8 wot was ya time? club record??

Nah, messed up again (10:55). Another Marathon with 5miles of walking and an hour longer than it should have been .

Back (again!!!) next year. Can't afford many more botched attempts.

Cornish Marathon

Posted: 11/11/2008 at 18:16


Wanna lift? (presuming I can get in on the day of course).

 2 weeks after IM Florida is never a good idea as I've found out the last couple of times I raced it. Gives the legs something to think about though

Ironman Florida

Posted: 11/11/2008 at 00:04

Damn I screwed up Florida and got my butt kicked by a Pirate yet again. At least this time it wasn't Candy . (Yes Candy, I still keep an eye on here, even if my typing fingers rarely venture to the keyboard)

 Well Done all. Awesome time Jo.

 I did shout out to a Pirate on the run course and made it back to the Finish Chute to cheer Barly in but that Mike Reilly bloke was stood right in front of me shouting "You are an Ironman" and his microphone was louder than my knacered voice box. Well Done Carl you flaming nutcase, or as they say over there (all the time) Good Job!!!

Carver Wolverhampton City Marathon

Posted: 10/09/2008 at 21:19

Forgot to say.... I've trolled my way through Brian, Bryan and Micks photos. Fantastic snaps lads, you deserve full praise. I'm obviously very shy (or a blatent drafter) because I always seem to be hiding behind someone

 There's a very very very long winded race report on my blog here if anybody's got an hour they want to kill  - http://imfl-3rdtimelucky.blogspot.com/

Carver Wolverhampton City Marathon

Posted: 10/09/2008 at 21:10

Hi All,

First things first!! MicknPhil, you're blooming legends. Total respect is due.

 Now for the bad points.

Did anybody hear anything to signify that the race had started? I just noticed everybody else moving forwards and followed.

There were goody bags? I certainly didn't see any.

Timing chips will be an improvement if they want to mix it with the other 'City Marathons'. I was also amazed at the lack of trade stands. With all that space inside the park surely they're missing a trick here.

There seemed to be photographers everywhere which was great, but I've no idea who they were (Bryan, Mick, Express and Star. I'm sure there were more) . Somebody took a pre race pic of me with my dog and my nephew who was doing the kids race. No idea who it was or where I'm likely to find it though

The Good points

The race itself (once past the start confusion) was great for me. I know it doesn't exactly use Wolverhamptons most scenic areas but the people I saw out supporting were great and the marshalls always seemed full of enthusiasm. Even the ASBO boys out on their BMX's on the 2nd lap just wanted to High5 everybody, which I was more than happy to do as I was going well.

Now I need to apologise to anybody I passed in the last 5 miles of the race (orange tee-shirt, grey cap and bottle belt). It didn't click until after I'd finished that people may not have appreciated me running past then and saying Hi when they were struggling through mile 24. I've been there enough times myself so I should have known to keep my gob shut. Sorry if I annoyed anyone.

To explain that last point I have to admit that I was chuffed to bits with my run and had the total opposite experience to pug. My splits for each consecutive 6 mile stretch (up to 24miles when I simply hammered it) were 44:39, 43:25, 42:11 & 40:23 and I was flying at the end. I even eased off as we hit the park for the finish so that I could run in with my nephew and keep out of the way of the 2nd placed woman.

Not a pb, the first half was much to slow for that but my best Marathon 'performance' ever. Official time was 1:08 but my Garmin showed 1:05 so I guess it took 3mins to reach the start line. I'm not going to lose any sleep over the time though.

Lets see some timing chips, trade stands and goodie bags next year please and there's a chance that it could become a decent race.

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