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Guys, are any of you brave enough to admit

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:26

Local races my aim is to finish ahead of 1st lady as that is about the pace I aim at. Bigger races not so much - although London I was ahead of 99% . Local races anyone who gets past and stays ahead gets encouragement and a well done. It is racing after all so whoever is around me I will try and beat.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:14

I usually do some hill repeats - once a week intervals and hill repeats on alternate weeks and then try and add as many hills into medium and long runs as I can. Some gym work can strengthen legs which can help with the downhills as well.

Sub 3 hour London Marathon 2014 VLM

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 13:48

For me, another marathon next month, then June is Dartmoor discovery(32miles) and a 24hr race! Shall be back at London next year too.

London Marathon chip malfunction

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:11

DT I'm sure if he explains and adds his garmin trace on the GFA application he should still be ok

London Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:17

No refunds, paying upfront no better. GFA is guaranteed - not guaranteed they won't move the goalposts again so best to get well within. Lots of other lovely UK marathons   . did London Sunday and must admit it was a great atmosphere and ran a GFA so I will go back.

How many years of running before attempting a marathon

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:11

If you're inspired then go for it. If you have already managed a HM with no problem another year or so of consistent training and you can certainly finish a marathon if time is not the main aim. That inspiration will see you through the training. you will be v lucky to get in via ballot first time so look at having a backup if you want to do one next year.

i dived in at the deep end at VLM 2010 (not recommended!) my running career started with training for that - got round in 4:43. Returned on Sunday to run 3:07.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 19:44

carterusm for a 50k I don't generally do back to backs. Basically follow a marathon program and have a max long run of 22-24. With your target race you would be better of doing specific hill training rather than back to backs. I generally only add in those for 50 miles +. Seems like you are in good shape anyway so a hilly 50k is well within your ability.

Sub 3 hour London Marathon 2014 VLM

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 13:27
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Phil was the one with the really shit orange flag.

that was the one, must be a pain running with that strapped to you

London Marathon chip malfunction

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 12:04

There is video feed on the finish line so they should be able to pick you up if you give them you finish time.

Sub 3 hour London Marathon 2014 VLM

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 11:00

Sounds grim Wenty, hope it heals up quick.
Well done John - good to see some of us made it!
Unlucky Marky - similar happened to a mate running it - he took 44min for the last 5k.

Just after the merge there was a pacer about 200m ahead of me from Blue start which must have been Phil. I was on pace and the gap was the same until I had to stop and by the finish time he got it right - as we'd all expect. Don't know about the red start ones but I think being a pacer is pretty tricky and tough to please everyone so kudos to anyone who volunteers.
I also kind of think that anyone aiming for sub 3 should be more than capable of pacing their own race

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