Kathy H

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London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 18:58

I have the compulsory half-marathon 4 weeks prior to London, Hampton Court half is already booked, and Battersea 10k in January.

Stylish, I hope you can work round your commitments and that your training won't suffer too much. Let us know how it goes.

London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 13:24

Good to hear, Stylish. Only 129 days to go for the big day! Or do you have other big races to prepare for?

Actually, soon after Christmas it will be time to roll out the 16-week training plans.

London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 13:30

Hi Stylish. Hope your calf heals up very soon.

My motivation got a well needed boost by running the Gordon's Christmas Dash. However, I wore my thin trail shoes and got a blister! So I will probably have a couple of days without running.

London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 11:15

I also got in through my running club. I have done Brighton and Edinburgh. But London is special, and I am hoping for a PB. Probably ought to start training now.

Edinburgh 2015

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 23:51

I ran the Edinburgh marathon this year.It was initially good, being well organised. But at the finish, it seemed like a nearly empty field and I was unsure where to go for my bag or the bus.

After Brighton, with its great reception at the end, this was quite a letdown.

The coaches at the finish were more expensive and further away than the public buses. But I was pleased to have booked because I fell asleep and woke up only when they had reached their destination,

How far to travel for events.

Posted: 17/11/2014 at 11:06

How many people would consider a youth hostel to stay in before/after a big race? I stayed in the hostel in Edinburgh and was in a shared dorm. with other marathon runners, and enjoyed talking running with them. If you are staying with family, then there are private ensuite rooms that you can book.

Andy, a quick look at the availability at Brighton youth hostel showed there were private and shared accommodation.

What do you like to find in a race?

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 23:31

I have run two marathons, Brighton and Edinburgh. Comparing the two, Brighton was the better one. It had a much better expo, pre-race drinks/gels, and also the finish was an event to itself. I felt Edinburgh's lack of post-race atmosphere keenly, and was not sure of the direction of the baggage or toliets at the end, although I did find them fairly quickly.

If you ask me what was the better event, I would say Brighton without hesitation. But Edinburgh was well organised (despite its ridiculous stance in printing the results initially). I would pay more for Brighton, but the things that made it better are an added on and not essential.


TUC-led 'Britain Needs a Pay rise' march

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 13:09

I have to agree that Labour aren't looking government-material. And the Blair government encouraged PPP, thereby making public bodies borrow money at an inflated cost and being tied in a contract that heavily favours the private businesses.

But the recession was not totally down to the government of the time. You could even argue that a Labour government would have much better than the Con-dems in recovery. That policies have been made because of the Conservative ideologies has been admitted by them. They want austerity policies to be made permanent. So the poor, disabled and young will lose out. That is not a Britain that I want.

Will Labour be better than this government? It can't do much worse.

TUC-led 'Britain Needs a Pay rise' march

Posted: 22/10/2014 at 07:50

Occams kat, I think you are on the wrong thread. What are your ideas on pay and equality in Britain?

TUC-led 'Britain Needs a Pay rise' march

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:22

I pleased that there has been a lot of discussion. I know no-one is going to change their minds, though. I read arguments against the ideas that I believe, and they did not persuade me  Some have even taken it as an opportunity to take the mickey.

But I am encouraged that some take the opinion that society needs to be fairer to be prosperous, and maybe we will not get a Conservative government in the May general election!

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