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Neolithic Marathon 2014

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 10:04


Me and my other half are doing this (his first marathon, my second) and we are really looking forward to it as we live on Salisbury Plain and it'll be nice to see a bit more of it.

Just a question for those who have done this before....what happens with bag storage? Is there bag storage? We are getting the bus down to Avebury from Stonehenge.

Thank you.

What do you eat before the race?

Posted: 11/02/2014 at 15:16

I eat porridge with a bit of honey about 3-4 hours before and then a narna about 30 minutes before.

The one recommendation I will make is treat your long runs as marathon day training. Eat what you think and see what works for you. Its the only way to know that it won't upset you and what works for you.

Thigh injury

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 15:31

It sounds like a thigh strain possibly sartorious if you are getting pain in the hip.

If it is painful when moving your biggest problem is changes to your gait and body movements which will put stress onto other joints and muscles.

Depending on how you feel about it you could go and see a sports masseuse to work out some of the tear?

Desperate to finish

Posted: 29/01/2014 at 15:17

Hey, can I add my two-penneth? Ok I will.........

Don't forget to do some balancing exercises (literally standing on one leg) as this will improve the nerve responses to keep you from falling over and twisting it again so easily. http://www.rehab4runners.co.uk/running-injuries/lower-leg-pain/sprained-ankle/

LSR in distance or time?

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 15:31


In marathon training the LSR is about getting miles into your legs. When you are running 15+ miles you will be on your legs for a while thus achieving your goal however when I am running sub-15 miles the temptation is to go out too fast so I will make sure I slow my pace right down to ensure my body has to work harder (practice providing me with energy).

The distance one week, time the next, as Lee says, is a good idea if you get bored.

Rip-off races vs great value diamonds

Posted: 06/11/2013 at 15:30


Tadley XC 5.3 £11, memento and soup and friendly.

Tadley 10K £10, t-shirt and friendly.

Fleet Half £19, well organised, friendly, local parking, good PB course.

Braishfield Beer Race 5M, can't remember the price but cheap, homemade cake at the end and a pint of Ringwood or soft drink to all, very friendly, good mix of club and non-club runners.

Avebury 8: Great muddy fun, everyone gets covered and has a smile on their face.


Rip-offs: Great South Run (as a race but it is a fairly fun event and gets the people of Pompey out on the streets).

Good runner when young, want to get back into shape. Help?

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 14:16

You'll definately get your times down. Even as a middle of the road runner I am still knocking minutes off at the age of thirty.

Great lines from films

Posted: 15/07/2013 at 17:15

Help! We've gone on holiday by mistake!

(Or pretty much anything from that film.)

Just did my first race!!

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 14:55

Well done Clare on your first race and a sub-60 minutes too!

I echo all of the above and it is definately important to see what food you are eating (hidden fats, too much carb etc etc) but you also, quite peversely, need to make sure you are eating enough. I realise your training isn't going to need you eating 3000 calories a day but if you are eating too little your body will try and hold on to all the food you give it and will not want to give up the fat because when you are exercising it panics and thinks there are hard times up ahead so wants to hold onto fat for these "lean" times (some primeval thing i think).

You also need to keep an eye on when you eat to make sure your body is getting what it needs. Protein to help repair, carbs to prepare etc. I am no nutritionist but I take an interest so please take what I say with this in mind and check anything.

Getting fit for the Royal Marines

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 15:21

Hi Alastair,

Where are you at the moment fitness/running wise (taking into account your operation what were you like before the op)? That will probably depend on where you need to start from. Also how long before your fitness test do you expect to be able to exercise and then run?

12:30 for a 1.5 mile run is about 8:19 pace and 10:30 would be a 7 min/mile pace.

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