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Comrades 2015

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 09:02

Jacquie - good healing thoughts from me as well. Keep a positive outlook and i am sure you will be ready to toe the start line in May.

Welcome WW. Always good to hear of new recruits to the race

Garth - I am sure now that you can run again and get some consistent training, your running memory in your muscles will return soon enough.

Stephen - cracking run at Valencia and always great to get a new PB.

I have just got back from Valencia as well. Totally agree with Stephen, great course, great organisation and at the end it was like walking through the fruit section at a supermarket!! Goody bag was ace with lots of food!! I had a fantastic race and definitely my best marathon by far. I got my fueling spot on and my pace judgement was pretty good. Went through half way in about 1.40 (ish) but came back feeling really strong to post 3.18.11. So new PB at long last by about 5 and a half minutes. First time i have ever posted a negative split on a race as well. Was obviously very very happy and now can i join the Pen B gang for Comrades please?!!!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 19:43

I shall be experiencing the buses back for the first time this year as well. So where do you buy the bus tickets? Are they at the expo somewhere? And have just booked into the city lodge so shall be there along with a few others on here i think.

I am aiming for a qualifying time at Valencia in a weeks time. Do i dare think about joining Pen B for the first time?

Chicago marathon 2014

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 11:18

Back home for me as well. Simply beautifull city and amazing race. Probably one of the best i have done. I did 4.04.12, nice and chilled and evjoyed every minute of it!!

Nice running jonah8. Certainly a fast course and perfect weather conditions which you clearly took full advantage of. Nice one

Comrades 2015

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 11:14

Interesting idea about running back to back marathons near to end of April. Do people think thats its helpfull and beneficial?

Nice running Poacher, at least you managed to better those 3 seconds and get your sub 3.20. Nice.

Well, back from Chiacgo. One of the best races i have ever run for atmosphere, weather and friendlyness and people. Simply stunning. Had great time and at least worst case i can now run the race next may. Finished in 4.04.12. Dont think Beachy will be quicker but hopefully Valencia will be!!

And cheers for the links Booktrunk.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 19:51

Cracking runs there SW3 and Mc Hilly. Nice to have that qualifying time sorted already. As you say, keep up the motivavtion and the 31st May will be here in no time at all!!

Chicago marathon 2014

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 19:49

Woo hoo, counting down the days till i fly. Hope everyone is still in one piece and raring to go. I cant wait to see Chicago and what it has to offer.

Have a good run everyone...

Comrades 2015

Posted: 04/10/2014 at 11:36

Thanks RR - running with friends so with defo be some chilling for views at certain points along the course. Plus of course the food stops looks yummy as well. Particuarly looking forward to the one that contains tea and buns!!!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 01/10/2014 at 19:09

Stephen - sounds like a plan, although imagine you will have had a couple by the time i rock up!!!!

Enjoy chester on sunday, hope the weather is kind. Lovely though to be able to get your required seeding as a training run!!!

Comrades 2015

Posted: 30/09/2014 at 20:55

Excellent qualifying muzza and baljc. Nice to have baaged an A seeding.

And unlucky with those 3 seconds poacher, i am sure you will get them at York. And yes, i have read that Chicago is indeed flat but when i booked it early this year, i had every intention of enjoying the race and not racing it. Even though my running is going well at the moment, i think another month of training plus the "easy" running at the couple of marathons will give me a better shot at my seeding in Valencia. I am trying to be sensible and not get carried away with myself when race day arrives....

Comrades 2015

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 20:42

Was thinking about starting a list of races where i shall be attending to hopefully have a chat with a few and glean some info, so here goes.

Chicago Marathon - 12th Oct
Beachy Head Marathon - 25th Oct
Valencia Marathon - 16th Nov
Portsmouth Marathon - 21st Dec

Obviously not racing all of these, Valencia is my planned seeding race.

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