Latest posts by kaffeeg

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Rip rob berry

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 21:29

Completely agree. I donated too. Very sad indeed. 

Route planning advice please!

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 08:14

+1 for mapmyrun. It gives you a lot of information such as the gradient of any road, so you'll know if you're running up or down hill before setting out (this was super helpful when I was on holiday in the alps during my marathon training...didn't want to find myself running up a mountain!). 


Have you tried driving out on a route before running it? That way you'll get a feel for the level of traffic along that road. 


I run both in inner city during the week and in countryside at weekends. to make it safer (there are no pavements  and some roads are very tiny), I make sure that whatever the weather or time of day, I'm wearing visible clothing. I run on the same side of the road as on coming traffic (amazing how many people don't!). I don't wear headphones, so that I can hear any on coming traffic (usually hear it before I see it). 


Enjoy! And good luck for the half marathon! 

London Marathon

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 22:46

Good luck everyone! I'll be eating biscuits and watching on the tv. 


Mo Farah better win. £10 riding on it. 

VLM 2012 first timers???

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 22:38

Pip - thinking of you. Hope your mum is on the road to recovery. Xxxxxx

VLM 2012 first timers???

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 07:40

Pip - that's fab news! Fingers toes and everything crossed for you!

nicola - welcome! You'll be totally fine. Totally. Just remember to taper after your 20miler. You want fresh head, fresh mind for the start. Good luck!

VLM 2012 first timers???

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 18:15


pip - too bloody exciting - YOU WILL BE FAB. I'm so desperate to cheer you on in London! You've been here before. It's tough. So tough. But be sensible. Don't make any niggles worse. It's great ypu went to the Physio - they said you could run? So that's perfect. 

Hello to everyone - running sounds good!

me- I've hardly run since my 16 miler in October. Not out of injury but working 12 hour days 6 days a week! Too knackered to even tie shoelaces Never mind pacing the streets. This week I'll start again. Promise! (this isn't the first time I have said that....)


love  to you all! X xx x. X. 

VLM 2012 first timers???

Posted: 12/12/2013 at 19:17

Whooop pip! Exciting! Hopefully I can come andcheer you all on! 

VLM 2012 first timers???

Posted: 01/12/2013 at 18:28

Hello all!

Pip - how's the ore marathon training going?


Siony - to the injury

Kiwi - jeez, how many marathons are you going to do next year?! Big respect!


I've taken a little break from running after my 16 miler in October. Been in Cambodia for three weeks, fantastic country but utterlY poor. Will start running again next week. Might look for a few half marathons to do early next year. 

Hills or no hills?

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 07:49

I used to hate hills - couldn't do them for toffee.  But now I make sure I put hills in my long runs.  And after a lot of practice - I sometimes don't even notice that I've run up the hill.  I prefer flat races - find that hilly long training runs work really well then for flat races - seems so much easier!

VLM 2012 first timers???

Posted: 14/10/2013 at 07:46

hello all

Wellcome daffydd!


Did my 16 miler race yesterday (in the pouring pouring rain!  Took a tissue out of my 'waterproof' jacket half way through to blow my nose, and had to wring it dry!; my shoes are still drying out by the heater).  Came 11th from last!  Very serious race with no 'fun runners' and mostly club runners.  But I was really happy with my run - did 2 hours 50 (and didn't do great training), although my official time is 2 hours 45 (can't see how I would have been 5 minutes out with my garmin!).  And ran the second half 4 minutes faster than the first!

It was also the longest I've run since VLM 2012. 


I think I will now train for a 20 mile race (only another 4 miles - easy!).  Before I commit to another marathon. 


How was everyone's runs this weekend?


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Kingston Run Challenge

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Anyone doing the Shakespeare Raceways half marathon ?

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To celebrate being injury free!

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Groin strain?

If only I got it doing something slightly more thrilling. 
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How to pitch training after 1st marathon

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When the reality of the pain suddenly hit you.

Ignorance was bliss. 
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only water and shot bloks, is ok?

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