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Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:37

DT - it also says on the 2017 GFA times that they are " subject to change "

Emails went out this year to say some race numbers had to change ( mine did ) as there were too many GFA runners.

The cuts i'm guessing at will get VLM16 GFA qualifications back to the same level as VLM14.

Overdone it?

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 16:09
DT19 wrote (see)
Skinny, bored of the speculation I have called them myself. The official line which will be announced soon is that two minutes will be added to everyone's time. So if you need 3.15 and you have 3.12 you are good to go..


That's the good news

I reckon the bad news will be that GFA times will come down by 10 mins for ages 18-39 and 40-44, with the rest ( up to age 60 ) coming down by 5 mins. For boys and girls. That assumes that this year's increase in the number of people running GFA times at London compared to 2014 is reflective of the overall improvement across all qualifying marathons.

Lit - personal choice i'd say. I can see why people would put them on ebay but it's not something i'd do, my preference is to get mine engraved with my name and time.

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Posted: 26/04/2016 at 13:58

McF - i'm done in after reading that I've suffered cramps previous 2 maras but didn't get any this time. If anything i'd have expected it more this year but nope ! There appears to be no rhyme or reason .... great time though, well done


NP - yep, great to meet again mate and i'm well pleased you got what your training deserves. I don't post much on the Mara thread now but i try to look in when i get chance and there's a few (including you) on there i like to watch out for. Keep flying that V50 flag, i'll be there soon


My legs aren't too bad, both calves a bit sore and quads have seen happier days but i can walk relatively normally down a flight of stairs. I have no desire to run whatsoever though and i think this time i will actually take the minimum 1 week break i promise every year.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 13:27

Hi Tek, Stewart

MG - nice running and pb

NP - great to see you at the start again mate and well ran. I said at the start i expected you'd hit 2:55 comfortably and that sounds like it was the case. I followed the red 3hr pacer until about 20 miles when i started to find it difficult to keep up. I realised at around 21-22 that i wouldn't make it and nursed myself home in 3:03:12. 11 minutes slower than last year but considering where i was at XMAS i'm happy with that.

Hope everyone's well ....

Overdone it?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 09:26

That's a sub 2:59 though and is just showing off    

My clubmate who did 3:00:xx last year followed that up with a 3:01:xx this year ... so close again !!

The one who did 3 training runs since January ( with a 2:58 pb ) managed a 1:38 / 2:37 split ... OOOOFFFFFFF !!!

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Posted: 24/04/2016 at 23:30
Well done all

Lit - I tend to be a little over ambitious in my predictions and have yet to hit my A target in a marathon. There was no way I was doing a 2:58, you massive sandbagger

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Posted: 24/04/2016 at 19:03
Nice one DT

3:03:13 which I'm ok with but doesn't quite have the same ring as a 2:xx.

I had 3 huge blisters which I only noticed when I crossed the finish line. My wife bent over and stuck a pin in the biggest and
It squirted her in the eye

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Posted: 22/04/2016 at 20:10

Good to hear from you, Big 

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Posted: 22/04/2016 at 13:14
Skinny Fetish Fan wrote (see)

 Gold TTT updated to reflect the new distance for Manchester - I decided the TTT should be based on the more exclusive 25.98 distance rather than the marathon which has become a bit devalued by the number of people who run them now.

So Mace loses his gold cell and I get the new 25.98 mile race gold cell.

Hope this is okay with everyone.




HAHAHA, brilliant !!! I nearly choked on my figs / mango / malt loaf / whatever else i'm shovelling in ... . BURRPPPP !!!

My pooh and wee is turning a nice shade of pink

Oh, i had a big bowl of porridge this morning ( the chunky oat stuff in the orange and white box, can't remember the name ) with bluberries, sunflower seeds, dried mango, figs and some flaxeed and goji berry stuff i picked up at the expo. Topped off with a light drizzle of honey ..... IMMENSE !!!

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Posted: 21/04/2016 at 18:14
380m !!!!!

So it wasn't even 26 miles. That's an horrendous cock up.
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