Kevin Payne

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The Elsecar Skelter

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 13:52

Looks good - I may do it as a post birthday run   Terry, being on the 100MC site isn't a requirement for inclusion in their count. There are quite a few runs which aren't, either because they don't ask or don't want to be...


Stour Valley Marathon

Posted: 05/03/2015 at 18:22

Transfers are allowed, and deferrals may free a few places up - I would expect April to be the best bet as people often drop if a spring marathon didn't go according to plan.  The Facebook page will be the best way of grabbing one as quite a few people have asked so they won't hang around long.

Istanbul Marathon 2014

Posted: 09/02/2015 at 13:54

Its a good event - easy to get there using the huge numbers of buses they supply at Taksim Square, which has excellent connections. There is another bus pick up point too - its not worth trying to get to the start independently. Although lots of good hotels around Taksim so that would be a good spot for a stay anyway.   Not a great deal of crowd support, but that doesn't bother me - plenty of water, services, etc.  Pretty flat apart from the last half a mile but I really liked having to work hard at that point, esp as thats where most of the support was.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 13:16
I got in too, so pleased about that and have booked hotel a few miles away hoping wife can drop me near the start. I can't see the start time on the website but the countdown clock suggests it's 10.30, which seems late ?

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 09:41

I assume you organised people pre-registered.....  For the rest of us I believe it opens tomorrow and I'm guessing tomorrow starts at midnight ?  No idea how many places left but I'm guessing it won't take long to fill.

Thames Path 100

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 13:00

I wouldn't worry about pacers. The checkpoints are good and you will never be far from another runner if you really need the company. I never normally run with music but an iPod loaded with your preferred tracks will see you through the night - reggae works for me - relaxed, happy music.

Western States 100 Qualifier

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 13:40

Its not too late but it doesn't really appeal to me.... I'm on the NDW waitlist but the Polish one appeals, and if I screwed it up there might still be time for an emergency Winter 100 - or elsewhere - if needed

Western States 100 Qualifier

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 13:05

My 4 tickets stayed carefully hidden, so I now need to work on getting 8 next year.  Actually a good thing, as I need to get quicker anyway.  I had a SDW 100 place but have just had to withdraw due to a family wedding. All other UK qualifiers are full but there are some new ones in Europe.  The 100k options in Poland and Czech Rep look significantly easier to qualify than what look like similar options in Germany and Austria. The Spanish one looks interesting but there is nothing in English....   All are hillier than even the NDW so look like a good way of getting some climbing experience without pushing the distance at the same time - looks like I will be checking out cheap flights once they open......  I assume no one has run any of these ?  Obviously the UTMB series is full, so it needs to be one of the lesser known ones.

Western States 100 Qualifier

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 17:12

Thanks - as has been said before, WS does have something special to some of us - it was also what got me back running again, so I'm only going to aim at that given the huge expense of a US 100m. I've got 4 tickets this time and will do the SDW if I don't get in - the new process makes it far more likely in the next few years. Sounds like sub-24 at SDW would be a good goal if I get the chance for aa longer training period

Western States 100 Qualifier

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 13:22

Hopefully reviving a dormant thread, but curious about qualifiers. I've run 3 but I'm sure my times wouldn't actually translate to a WS finish without further improvement. Having done a bit of research, I'm inclined to think that it would take about a 20hr finish at SDW 100 to get in to the WS bronze zone.  I know countless other factors would come in to play but as a very general feel, any comments ?

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