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Posted: Yesterday at 09:02

Take them back and they'll swap them no problem at all, especially if you've still got the till receipt. I work at one of their stores. Seriously, there won't be any issue whatsoever. You can return them to any store too - doesn't have to be where you made the purchase from.

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Posted: 20/04/2014 at 19:48

bainspj - club places are off blue start as stated. On the form you need to state your predicted time. A lad who got one of our places this year wrote sub-3 and was put in Pen 2. A lad last year wrote 3'30 and was put in Pen 9 (I kid you not!) So you should be ok, but I'd take a print out of your Pof10 profile or something to the Expo, just in case there's an issue - if there is try and get em to upgrade you.

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Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:19

wardi, HR, JH1, TR, selbs and PP - cheers! That run was a long time in coming!! Three years in fact, so selbs - keep the faith mate! There were lots of times during this past few years that I wasn't even sure I'd run a Mara again, and sub-3 seemed a pipe dream. So to be back running very close to my best is great really. I'm chuffed!

And wardi - £240 at Specsavers, and as she was waiting for them to make the glasses we got a call to say they'd found her original pair after all, totally unscathed...... Great! So that made a quite expensive weekend into a very expensive weekend. I'm almost tempted to drive to Leeds just to get a free burger and bottle of fizz.

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Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:52

Anyway, my race. I was delighted with my second quickest time ever, running 2'51'50. I've worked bloomin' hard over the past few months to get into that shape, so I'm chuffed!

I was fairly relaxed re the race TBH. I went for a short warm-up on the road outside the FGFA area and didn't get in the pen until pretty late. So it took me 35 seconds or so to cross the line. I just ran to feel, but wanted to set off sensibly and try and crank it up. My first mile was a 6'42, so I was bang on really.

Caught up to TR around the 10 mile mark and had a brief chat, and also passed RB at 17ish. Don't think I saw anyone else though!

I just ran totally by feel and occasionally checked the time on the mile markers.My 5k splits were 20'29, 20'16, 20'09, 19'56, 19'43, 19'59 and 20'14 to 35k. I then lost a little bit of time in the last 3-4 miles (maybe a minute or so?) but I was going as quickly as I could!! I glanced at my watch at the '800m to go' sign and knew I had to run a 3'05 800m rep to sneak under 2'52. As it was I managed a 2'55 rep by the looks, so I was pleased!!

Briefly saw TR, Dan and JH1 immediately afterwards, but couldn't make the Red Lion as I had family with me. I did get out for a beer Sunday evening with njord, Caz (Mrs. njord) and HR which was great.

Oh aye, and I saw wardi out for a little pootle along the South Bank on Saturday morning. Really sorry about you getting clipped

All in all a top weekend away. I really enjoyed it!

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Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:44

Blimey that was one hell of a read back. It's honestly taken me longer to catch up on here than it did to run the race on Sunday!! I didn't get back til late Monday, and with work and other stuff I've caught up with the thread bit by bit.

Anyway, some superb performances as ever.  Marigold - wow, simply amazing!! Likewise from bufo, Ryan S, LukeS, Spirun, OldNo7, HR, CL and DS2.

But a special mention for CC2 for nailing what the thread is all about. Fantastic!! Really pleased for you!!

Really solid runs from CD, Lev, coro, CW, OS, postie, Al_P, SL and TR too.

And top pacing duties from PP and Bedders!

Sorry to hear that others had a bad day for various reasons - Ode, wardi, sweedo, bainspj, runningeye, Dachs, JH1, AW, Yasanuga, Toro, jonny and Mr. B

And really sorry to hear about selbs' injury woes again

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Posted: 01/04/2014 at 16:27
OS wrote (see)

Do we all get a wee cushion to rest it on too?


Not sure? Are Tena Lady sponsoring this year's event?

London Marathon 2015

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 12:55

Tuesday 22nd April - printed on page 2 of this year's 'Race Instructions' magazine thing

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Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:31

Dachs - I set my 5k PB 8 days prior to the last Mara I ran (Abo, 2012). Mara went ok too, so if you feel it would help crack on. That said I'll not be doing one this time round. Saving all my matches for the 13th.

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Posted: 28/03/2014 at 12:47

And re what to do/how far to run this/next weekend. I honestly think folk should just go with their instinct. Loads of things come into play really. Some have done 16 weeks of P+D already, others are coming in off maybe 6-8 weeks prep, some feel a bit short on endurance, others would get a boost from a fast 5k time etc. Whatever you feel would give YOU the most confidence is the way to go in my opinion. 

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Posted: 28/03/2014 at 12:44

Dids - yes good point. I suppose I do have an idea of where I'm at, and I'll keep an eye on my heart rate for the first half (to stop me going off too quickly). I guess I don't really want to set a definitive target cos my main focus is to try and have a strong run and to enjoy it. The time will be what it is type thing. I've had a pretty ropey 3 years or so, so it's nice just to be looking forward to the weekend without me worrying too much about other stuff. I'm fairly relaxed about it, but will be definitely giving it my all. I'm in far better shape than I thought possible about 6 weeks ago, so we'll see. 

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