Jamie Russell

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Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 09:13

DNF for me.  Dropped at Reigate hill, I managed to make a slight detour so ran about 33.5 miles.  My legs were knackered and I was barely able to run/shuffle more than a few hundred metres at a time before walking.  I couldn't face another 19 miles which probably would have been around 4 hours of that so I dropped.  

Bit gutted as I went through 24 miles in 27th position but by the time I got to Reigate I'd been passed by about 60 people which shows the level of my suffering.



Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 13:37

My legs feel ok after SDW50 and VLM, although since London I've only be doing single digit runs up to a maximum of 8 miles so there is no telling what they'll be like after 20-30 miles. 

I'm just going to go for it and see what happens, I'll be aiming (as always) to finish around 8 hours but I suspect I can add at least an hour on to that if not more.

The weather looks good, cloudy and cool-ish so conditions should be ideal.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 10:33

Neil - That marathon you've mentioned isn't being run this year.  I think they had quite a few complaints from local residents so are hoping to revise it and do it again in 2017.

Chester is a great marathon, pretty much flat except for a hill at mile 23/24, nice route through the countryside.  It's a beautiful city as well, lots of pubs for post race refreshment.  I stayed in the Holiday inn at the racecourse which is where it starts and finishes.

Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 13:02

3.11.48 at London yesterday.  Legs started complaining about half way and I just got slower.  Was aiming for sub 3 but by half way I knew that wasn't happening.  No surprise I suppose with only 2 weeks recovery after SDW50.

3 weeks to recover before NDW50

Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 07:21

Millsy, yes we do seem to have the same schedule, I'm also doing the Kent Roadrunner marathon two weeks after NDW 50, not sure what condition my legs will be in.

Anyone been out for a run yet?  My legs feel ready but I'm on baby sitting duties tonight so will go out tomorrow for a run of some sort.

Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 20:18

8.45 for me.  Was very optimistically aiming for sub 8 but by half way I knew that was never going to happen.  Still a PB over the distance by 2&3/4 hours.

Another well organised event from centurion and I'll be back next year to have another go.

London in 2 weeks then the NDW50 where I'll have another crack at getting down towards 8hrs

Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 11:00

All my kit is sorted (I think), I've now got a spare headtorch which was the only thing I was lacking.

Training has gone pretty well overall, longest run was a 3.22 marathon last weekend but all other runs have been 18-21 miles.  I've got one more long run (20-22) this weekend then I'll start the taper.

Just got to figure out how I'm getting to the start, I don't really want to drive and leave the car knowing that I'll have an hours drive back to collect it at the end.  Got a couple of weeks to sort it out.

Brighton Marathon Place Available

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 09:59

Why is it an unfair system?

You paid for a place to run a marathon, if you for whatever reason cannot run the marathon this year, that isn't the fault of Brighton Marathon is it?  Why should they miss out on the money for an entry when it's not their fault?

Not all races will even let you defer your place so to call it an unfair system is wrong.

Brighton Marathon Place Available

Posted: 14/03/2016 at 15:19

Against the rules, why doesn't she just defer until next year?


The deadline for accommodating requests of this nature is 9th June 2015. Transfers after that date are not possible; you will need to defer your place if you are unable to run. It is against race rules to transfer your number to another person.  If you are found to gift or sell your place to another runner your entry will be deleted and you will not be allowed to enter Brighton Marathon in the future.


Posted: 14/03/2016 at 13:33

So there's a charity specifically set up for pharmacists?

Is it just me or does that seem a bit odd?

Next thing you'll be telling me there are charities for road sweepers, lollipop ladies/men and shop assistants.

Don't get me wrong I'm not knocking it, just seems a bit strange.

Good luck

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