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Great Welsh Marathon

Posted: Yesterday at 21:58

Will look out for you Chris! 

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 18:14

Thanks Steve - aim is to stay as close to sub 3 pace for as long as possible and see how far I can get

Nerves picking up here too. Worried about my knee but then it could be maranoia. We will see tomorrow!

Cheers Sorequads! Have a great one.

Hoping KR does the business too.

Great Welsh Marathon

Posted: Yesterday at 17:49

So how are we all feeling with the big day nearly upon us? 

Hope to bump into a few of you either before, afterwards or even during

I'll have a white NCCA vest on with Malc on the front and back, please do say hello. 

Runner Jonnie, we may see each other at the start. 

Best of luck. Weather doesn't look too bad. Bit of sunshine but some cloud too and no rain!


Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Yesterday at 17:37

Tim - crikey moses, that's a blinding 5K result! Well done! Definitely puts you in 3:15 territory from a speed perspective. Can't believe you've done this just a week after Paris, just amazing stuff!

I never thought I'd say this but I am now sick of the sight of Jaffa cakes

Weather looks to be ok ish for tomorrow here in West Wales. Maybe a bit too sunny for my liking but there is some cloud coming in  over the morning.

My knee is a worry but maybe it's just the old maranoia setting in. 

Thanks for the good luck wishes. Hope the the Manc massive have great races. Best of luck to you too Martin.

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 11:46

Saffa Mark - wow, that's an absolutely awesome result! Well done!

Sorequads - are you carbo loading today? I seem to be getting through the food mountain a bit too easily Best of luck on Sunday!

Tom - I had a similar arch/base of pos tib issue post York. I ran through it and ended up taking 2 months to get rid of it so don't make the same mistake, get it sorted before you dive back into training.

I found the biggest help was switching shoes to ones with some support. That way I could still run as it healed up without making it any worse.

However, you're already in support shoes aren't you? Did you use the more minimal ones for Paris? Could be that doing that big effort in shoes with less support caused the problem and all you need is a bit of massage and rest. Returning to your other shoes may be enough to help nurse it back. 

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 11:38

Tim - very sorry to hear about your friend. What a lovely gesture running London in his memory - a pile of spare coppers have been gladly sent your way.

Many thanks for the the tips on the mental game. Those will come in very handy this weekend!

Hope the recovery/London prep is going well. How do you structure that? Just rest then a few build up runs next week? 

Carbo load in full swing here. Is it wrong that I seem to be coping very easily with this volume of food?

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 16:20

SK - London Bridge is usually swamped. You will get on the trains ok so if you have to go by that route don't worry - just be prepared for a bit of a squash!

Lewisham is never mentioned in the VLM literature but it's a great option if you can use it. 

No idea what Charing Cross is like. 


Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 11:00

The bench is directly opposite the church Fairyclogs. Btw. very well done on your 3rd placing, that's awesome!

SK -  sense is right, there's not much in it re. stations. I'll be coming up from Orpington so to avoid the scrummage at London Bridge I always go to Lewisham. It's much easier travel wise and the walk doesn't seem that long even going up the hill. I've used that station the last two times I've done London.

Here's a map showing the bench and I've marked in the start areas. All of them are close to the bench. Would be great to see everyone - you'll be within easy reach of all the starts. And of course you need to come so you can get a glimpse of the infamous swiss flag so you know what to look out for at mile 10

Tim - would love to see you at York! I think it's full although there is a waiting list I believe.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 00:04

Wow, that was epic Tim! I feel honoured to be reading it as it went live

Totally love your report. I had no idea how tough it had got for you at the end. What an amazing finish!

I'll say it again, you've been an absolute superstar. I'm so glad you got a shot at this.

I think we all deserved it last year - it's one of the few downsides of this competition that unfortunately there can only be 5 who get to live the dream.

The key thing is that if you're the one who gets the nod you have to throw the kitchen sink at it. No question that you did that. In fact you lobbed in the fridge freezer, oven and dishwasher as well

Congratulations again - looking forward to the race for 3:15!

Sub 4 Amy: #asics262

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 17:09

Amy - congratulations on an excellent result in Paris!

And very well done on your campaign too. It's a lot of hard work and you got through it brilliantly.  

Very best of luck for your future running!

Iain - that's really bad luck for the hypo to hit you like that. The marathon is such a tricky beast to tame, everything has to go right over 16 weeks and then you need things that are completely out of your control to go your way on the day.

Very well done on finishing. You have a great fighting spirit - I have no doubt you'll get what you deserve next time.


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