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The Yorkshire Marathon 2016

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 12:10

Simo429 - bloody hell! Presumably you've seen your GP in order to get the antibiotics? Has the vomiting stopped now? Any other symptoms - headaches for example? I'm not a medic but that sounds like it needs attention. 

kev1n - well that is spooky! Yes indeed, will see you at VLM - looking forward to it already, although no idea why because I still can't get down the stairs without pain!

The Yorkshire Marathon 2016

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 09:19

JT71 - aha, I understand now. Well, it's never easy training for and running a marathon. Many people struggle to make the start line on their first attempt so to not only get there but also log a fantastic time is quite something!

Aber - that is the perfect way to run a marathon, even splits all the way. I wish I could do that! Most people fade at the end but you ran it superbly, well done! Just keep an eye on that foot. It will most likely be purely down to the huge race effort and will sort itself with rest. I wouldn't even think about running on it until the pain has subsided. 

I usually have a whole week of no running to let everything settle and then only do the odd little jog in the second week. Never has any noticeable effect on fitness.

Cardiff marathon is new isn't it? I had heard rumours about it.

lol - levitating, love it! Thanks Gill   Next one is London for me - just 20 mins on the train to the start line so no need to worry about travelling! 

I would have had the same reaction as you to sub 3 pace a few years back. In Sept 2012 I ran 3:59:45 at the Kent Coastal, crossing the line "looking like death" as my good lady wife put it. 

That was the 3rd marathon in a row where I'd only just scraped under 4hrs and my 5th marathon in 3 years so I was no newbie but I just couldn't seem to get any faster. Then I discovered these forums, followed and met some top people through the Target 26.2 competition and got loads of amazing advice on how to structure my training. It has made a massive difference. 

So if you really want to push to race faster I bet you can do it - all you need is the right training and, crucially, belief! Then I have no doubt it won't be long before those faster paces suddenly seem very achievable.

Levitation is a whole different ball game though

The Yorkshire Marathon 2016

Posted: 11/10/2016 at 08:53

Great spot Wardi - that is indeed me, once again looking like I'm walking - what an awful picture!

One day I'll get a race photo where it actually looks like I'm running!

Agree with you re. the 10K, by far my least favourite distance - all the pain of a 5K for twice the duration

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Posted: 10/10/2016 at 18:51

JT19 - wow, that's an amazing time, particularly for a first marathon! Why a one-off if you enjoyed it so much? 

Puddy tat - excellent, official time sorted! Fantastic effort!

kev1n - many thanks and massive congrats to you too. Can't remember how many marathons you've done or what age cat you are? Sub 3:15 must surely be within your reach!

Gill - sounds like you ran the perfect race! I'm sure you'll get that half down and be cruising into GFA heaven - very well done!  

Re. the bath - I'd just go for it. Can't believe you went for an ice bath!!! You can pamper yourself now. Forget what google says! 

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Posted: 10/10/2016 at 08:38

Loubella - wow, totally smashed it out the park - what the hell was in those things? Very well done!

Wardi - sterling effort there!

Aber - that's brilliant! Forget speed - personally I think it's alot harder to be on your feet for longer - that takes some real mental strength. 

Puddy tat - massive congrats! That's strange you didn't get a time. Are you not on the results list at all? Did you hear the beeps as you went over the tracking mats?

Perfect conditions yesterday. I feel a bit guilty because the hill I described at 25 miles turned out to be much flatter than I remembered it. Or maybe I was just in so much pain I didn't notice. Anyway, better that way round I guess

3 hrs and.....29 pesky seconds for me. Really wanted to sneak under 3 for the first time but can't complain - it's a 2 and a half min PB and 14 mins off my time at York in 2014. I also earned the honour of being the 1st person to fall outside of 3hrs - yay!  

Well done to you all - annoyed that I didn't spot any of you but it was pretty busy! See you all next year?

The Yorkshire Marathon 2016

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 20:56

Good to hear everyone has arrived safely. We've ended up in the middle of a 3 year olds birthday party today so I'm knackered now  

Hope you all sleep well. I'm number 1440 and will have a grey vest with a big yellow/orange 'V' on the back and (cryptically) the name 'malcs' on the front. 

That said, before the race I'll have a blue top with black trackies and a blue Nike rucksack.

Do say hello if you spot me! 

Very best of luck, and don't forget to enjoy it!


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Posted: 07/10/2016 at 23:24

lol - there is NO chance of me doing two laps Wardi! Once I'm over that hill that's it!

Gill - 6 hours!!! Was that traffic? Where did you set out from? Fruit juice is a great way to get the carbs in I've found. Certainly easier to get down. Milkshakes are good too. Fingers crossed for Fido as well!

Aber - totally understand your packing issues. Hope you can fit it all in!

Driving up from Kent early doors - hoping for less traffic than on a Friday night!

The Yorkshire Marathon 2016

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 19:38

It's all gone quiet. Hope everyone is holding up ok, or are you all too busy eating?

Puddy tat - so sorry to hear that the lurgy has struck. How are you feeling now? You should have enough time to get it out of your system before Sunday. A friend of mine went to Berlin last year and came down with a cold on the Saturday before. He spent the day resting up in his hotel room and was much better come Sunday morning. Fingers crossed for you!

All this sugar is starting to get to me now. I've done 1.3 litres of fruit juice and I am sick of the sight of the stuff. 

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Posted: 07/10/2016 at 09:51

lol Gotta love that one Loubella!

If you haven't seen it before, this is brilliant:

Making in roads into the sugar mountain here. Bagels and jam at 10:30

The Yorkshire Marathon 2016

Posted: 06/10/2016 at 21:03

Ha ha - no need to worry Gill, it'll be brilliant!

Puddy Tat - blimey, that's an early start! You might be there before the organisers!

Wardi - fingers crossed it holds.

I'm just back from Morrisons with about 23 quids worth of what is effectively sugar, albeit in different forms

Looking forward to breakfast already!

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