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Posted: 31/10/2015 at 14:05

...and there you were worrying if you'd be too slow, why were you ever worried about it  Well done!

The good thing about starting off at 30+ is you have a sensible target to go for. If you'd done 29:59 then 24:59 is quite a challenge, whereas 29:59 from 34:xx isn't a doddle, but is reasonably achievable with a bit of application/practice.


Posted: 31/10/2015 at 02:39

The slowest person at our parkrun takes about 50mins, she jogs most of the way - I know that to those of us who have sub 30 times this sounds very slow, but if you see her finish you understand that she's giving it everything and we're quite happy for her to take that time.

If she was strolling round chatting and not putting any effort in it would be unfair on the volunteers who'd be hanging round (in the cold) to wait for her, but as it is she's more knackered than the 16 min lads.

If you can do 17min 2.5k you'll be fine; many parkrun courses are multiple laps, if you aren't up to doing 5k to start with you can just do 1 or 2 laps to start with (but don't cross the finish line please!)  and build up. 

Why aren't there parkruns in France, Germany, Spain, Italy etc?

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 06:31

Doctors note isn't required, probably because it's a run not a race.

Why aren't there parkruns in France, Germany, Spain, Italy etc?

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 19:46

The 1 runner in France isn't French, but he does live there - his wife is French.

Why aren't there parkruns in France, Germany, Spain, Italy etc?

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 11:42

Don't argue about your result if you run in Sicily, particularly if the RD is wearing shades, a black suit and has a violin case

Manchester marathon 2015 - short distance?

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 11:25

If you're looking for things to worry about, remember if you put the chip on your left foot you should cross the start line right foot first and the finish left foot first - it could make 0.2 of a second difference

I guess that one of the important things about the course length is that whether it's right or wrong it's the same for everyone! 

Manchester marathon 2015 - short distance?

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 10:10
cougie wrote (see)
The blue line isn't the fastest route in London - it's just a guide.

Hugh Jones said in his Marathon Talk interview the shortest route is closer to the edge than the blue line, the reason it isn't painted closer to the edge is because of the width of the vehicle that paints it, it goes as close as it can to the edge. 

Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 15:47

For the girls, if you aren't as high up in the results as you thought you should be, we've already spotted in the photos that 'Avril' and 'Lisa' who were in the top 4 W45-54 were men, so if you were near the top of your age cat it's probably worth checking.

Hope you're all recovering OK and looking forward to next year or depending on how you feel!  

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