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Portsmouth duathlon May 2014

Posted: 16/02/2014 at 07:17
White Pele wrote (see)

What date is this please?


May 11    distances are 10km or 5km Run – 23km Bike – 5km Run, not quite sure why it's a choice of 10 or 5 km initially.

Portsmouth duathlon May 2014

Posted: 15/02/2014 at 17:53

Hi everyone,

thinking about entering this event in May, anyone done it before or know anything about please?

thanks in advance.


Posted: 04/12/2013 at 11:04

When I had ITB/TFL problems I had no knee pain but only pain in the hip on the top of the pelvic girdle. It was directly linked to poor quad strength because I have a 'pre-arthritic' knee. So I focussed on strengthening quads, foam rolling stretching piriformis etc and after a few weeks signs of improvement!

However, I then met an athlete who also works as a sports biomechanics (not sure of exact title) and he suggested strengthening glutes rather than quads and this has certainly helped more.

I have only recently started cycling but find after a cycle my running form is much better and no pain - even though I do a good warm up and stretch before a run by itself.

I appreciate financially there may be issues - but if you carry on without knowing 100% what is wrong you could be doing more harm than good. Do some places offer a discount for students perhaps? Good Luck though.

Berlin Marathon 2014 and I am in!

Posted: 20/11/2013 at 13:47

Didn't get a ballot place, but just bought my ticket; 3 days travel; chip etc for £189.00.

Managed to book direct flights to Berlin from Birmingham (cost less than the flights  coming to the UK from Jersey!) and apartment booked! Overall, much cheaper than hotels and package tours etc 


Auto multi sport Garmin 305

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 20:19

Having just ventured into the world of duathlon, my biggest problem seems to be the Garmin! I set it for auto multisport so that just the Lap button pressed changed to running, but then it only downloaded onto the old Garmin TC and not the current Garmin Connect.

On investigating further this seems to be a problem with Garmin 305's - I can't seem to export it from TC to Connect; and the download that you have to buy seems really complicated for my old computer (and brain) to deal with!

My only other option seems to be to change sports manually, but this seems to be wasting time doesn't it?


Anyone any thoughts or ideas would be much appreciated please! Thanks in anticipation

Bupa Great South Run

Posted: 26/10/2013 at 20:38

Just to say Good Luck to everyone for tomorrow, hope it all goes well and the weather isn't too bad! I'm not doing it this year as I've not long done a marathon and am now training for the jurassic coast 10km.

I'll be thinking of you all tomorrow morning I really enjoyed my last 2 years of running it so perhaps next year I'll be back.   

Glow in the dark tops

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 10:17

I use a small reflective bib (had to adapt it to fit me as they all seem to be enormous!), and also use a LED clip on strip of lights that I can adjust to stay on or flash etc to the back of the waist band  of whatever bottoms I'm wearing. I think they're designed for cyclists but its great! I also use a headtorch  it there's no street lights.....

you can also get hand held lights specifically to run with not sure what they are called but I'm sure someone on here will know!  

Brooks small sizing - All shoes?

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 10:08

My Brooks Green Silence are small - had to go up a whole size for them, whereas most running shoes I go up half size at the most (if they do them!)

Vivibarefoot don't do half sizes in the ones I wanted so have to wear thicker socks

Foam Rollers

Posted: 21/10/2013 at 10:05

I use a foam roller for ITB issues and it's great (even with the pain!),  but someone told me that they're not so good for hamstring issues - and that stretching is better........

I've never had hamstring problems so can't help with that directly I'm afraid but I do love my foam roller!

1/2 marathons/ marathons abroad.

Posted: 08/10/2013 at 13:58

I've done a 10k in Amsterdam (Ladies only run!), and a   HM in Lisbon - not problems there as my sister lives there, but it was VERY hot even in March (I think unusually hot that year). Not great necessarily for sight seeing etc beforehand and I found the food a bit of an issue (bit to ritualistic for my own good pre race!), but really glad I did them both. Not much English spoken on Portugal but my sister is able to help, Amsterdam no problems.

Just done Jersey  Marathon a couple of days ago (that's home ground for me though), and did Brighton in April, but looking at applying through the new ballot system for Berlin next autumn or perhaps Amsterdam - Copenhagen looks nice as Little Miss Happy says but not so easy travel wise for me.

Good Luck and happy hunting - you could always come to Jersey - HM next month and in June lovely course and full marathon in July (new trail one) or road in October next year.....

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