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london to brighton

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 07:01

Hi William- that's really good news about the medal. Gosh- it sounds like I'm a bit hung up about the medal....but I do love my bling! 

Dips I really do like your strategy of adopting a run/walk from the outset and I'm aiming to discipline myself to do that There is so much conflicting advice around though- I saw a comment in Trail Magazine from an ultra runner who says something like " Well as we are all going to tire in the second half anyway, we might as well go as fast as possible in the first half of an ultra event! "  

I guess we only ever learn through trial and error and what works on one course maybe disastrous on another course ! 

Re training- I run to - and often from- work. This is really my main way of getting my mileage in.  I've been running with my backpack recently to get used to it. I' haven't done much this week - will be 23 miles up until today then a longer run this weekend. I seem to have recovered from Milton Keynes marathon but don't want to push it! 

Last lot of shopping this weekend ..and then that's it 

*Logs on yet again to the long term weather forecast...*

london to brighton

Posted: 14/05/2013 at 07:20

Number etc on the door mat last night! So so real now. Anyone else going to be obsessed with monitoring the weather reports over the next week??  I really really do hope that we get a medal if a few minutes after the cut-off! Obviously I'm aiming for the cut-off but it's untried territory! However the worst outcome would be to DNF. My 2 goals are these:

A : Finish before the Cut off

B: Finish!  ( medal or not)    

No other time related goals at all unlike in marathons.

Will definitely be leaving some shoes in the drop bag plus an abundance of foot-care materials.

My aim it to inject regular walking breaks into the first half as well. I'm a devil for going off too fast in a marathon but I know this strategy simply won't work. Self-Discipline is the name of the game I say 


london to brighton

Posted: 12/05/2013 at 18:33

Hi guys- I'm running it too and getting so nervous now. Does anyone know if they are going to be very strict about the 15 hour cut-off?  I assume that if we don't make this cut off we will be allowed to finish but not get a medal?  

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 12:07

I'm not going to enter the ballot - I'm  just assuming/hoping  that my GFA of 3:41:37 is a big enough margin for the required sub 4 for Female 50-54!  I just wish there was greater clarification about the process now. My hope is that it will be online rather than snail mail as that creates too much angst...

Helly Hansen Beauty and the Beast

Posted: 24/09/2012 at 16:18

I can't believe how sore my quads are still today- it is years since I suffered like this after a marathon. I feel fine in myself but it is still very very painful going up and down stairs. Maybe I've lost some strength in my legs as I don't cycle as much as I used to or maybe it's simply the inexperience of down-hill running! 

Helly Hansen Beauty and the Beast

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 21:59

Ha WiB!  *hopes it wasn't me...*

Just seen the results and in those immortal words of Simon Cowell I was 'distinctly average'  at place number 60! Interesting set of results with only 10 below 4 hours. Shows how tough it was I guess

Although my quads feel extremely tender I feel really well in myself and tentatively thinking of trying another trail run. One day. Not quite yet..... Dreading tomorrow though. I left my bike at work and have a long walk in the morning . And all the classes that I teach at work are on upper storeys...

Helly Hansen Beauty and the Beast

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 15:57

I certainly underestimated it.It was quite funny because as we got out of the car we just went quiet when it dawned on us what was ahead!  Wasn't quite prepared for ALL of it to be off road! The Beast was a killer but I expected that. I did try and run a few feet up it in the last lap but not much alas. I found the toughest part- and the least enjoyable- was going ACROSS the open slopes as my feet kept on slipping sideways in my shoes due to the camber.. I didn't mind the woods but found it difficult to run in due to the roots etc- but I guess that's my inexperience in trail running. I went over on my ankle a few times..On the road I can go sub 4 ( 3:50 ish). This one took me over 5 hours!  Today my quads feel like they've been bashed by a hammer and I guess that's due to the downhills. I did pluck up courage and tried to run down the big hill in not so tiptoey a fashion as I did in the first lap and I quite enjoyed that bit but I'm still a bit lily -livered when it comes to going down at full speed as I was scared of tripping over the long grass! . A very well organised event though with fantastic marshalls and feed stations and of course a great goody bag

Kent Roadrunner Marathon

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 07:56

......sorry Tehnik- I was the one in the union jack cap and t-shirt


Kent Roadrunner Marathon

Posted: 05/06/2012 at 07:44

Tehnik- I started off running with SeanG as well!. Were you by any chance one of the guys either wearing a green Macmillan top or a red top?  The three of us were with Sean for a while!  I began to fade though- no way could I keep up with Sean's speed- he didn't even slow down at the water stop . I came in finally at 3:51 so very pleased to get my sub 4.


Kent Roadrunner Marathon

Posted: 04/06/2012 at 17:58

An excellent event. Weather turned out to be perfect for running in which was a bonus as my heart had sunk when I leapt out of bed this morning and opened the curtains to see rain rain rain . Hillier than I expected though. However that makes sense considering it is a Cyclopark- after all cyclists can't train on the flat all the time. The worse hill was the one towards the end of each lap! Not steep by any means but steep enough when you've done it umpteen times!  Excellent organisation- and wonderful to be able to sit in the cafe afterwards and chat to other runners.

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