Jamie Russell

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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

20 miles or more?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 08:54
Sub17ParkRun wrote (see)

I would stick to sports drink and water to get through your long runs and the marathon itself. Be very careful of using energy gels,  more water must be consumed to counteract the dehydrating effect of energy gels. 

In regards to mileage and long runs. The long run should not be more than 33% of your weekly mileage. For 17 to 20 mile long runs you would be running 50 to 60 miles per week. More conservative plans have the long run at 25% of weekly mileage. To run 17 to 20 mile long runs you must be running 70 to 80 miles per week.


Sorry but that's rubbish, so you're saying that anyone who is running less than 70 to 80 miles a week shouldn't run anything longer than 16 miles for their long run?  I better rethink my whole strategy in that case.

I would say a high percentage of runners will never get anywhere near 70-80 miles a week for various reasons.  Most of the plans I've seen, even the conservative lower mileage ones will have long runs up to and including 20 miles.



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

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 08:37

No I'm in Sidcup so not local to either unfortunately.  I'd like to have spent some time out on the course but it's unlikely I'll get a chance.

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