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Comrades 2017

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 13:31

Good luck to everyone running and qualifying this weekend. May the running Gods be on your side.

Sorry to hear that Debra. Hope its just a minor setback and come January you will be raring to go again.

Lowrez - please can i have 3 of those amazing patches if you have enough. Same address as last time. Cheers.

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Posted: 19/10/2016 at 19:57

Brilliant work on the patch again Lowrez - thanks.

BI - nice to hear about the job and baby steps with the running. I am sure come January when the schedule starts you will be fine.

And i would almost guarantee anyone who says i will just do one, will soon change their mind once they cross the finishing in PM next June

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Posted: 17/10/2016 at 19:37

Top work lowrez. Thanks for organising again. My vote would be for the year plus direction. But they both look ace!!!!

Mr Z - The hills on their own don't kill you, its where they come in the race, particularly this year with Pollys at about 80k. Haven't yet been able to run one step up that hill - maybe this year will be the time

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Posted: 13/10/2016 at 19:05

Have to say the race itself at Manchester was fine exactly as Mr Z says. It was all the other stuff you take for granted they cocked up!!

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Posted: 13/10/2016 at 17:46

Well done Mac, Becca and Matt. Nice to have that d&d.

hmmm Manchester eh. Did that last year and have to say it was worst race experience ever. Route is flat so fast times are doable. But having to wait 2 hours for bag after race is my abiding memory.....

Debra - Beachy head is a fun trail marathon. Look out for the huge sausage rolls at one checkpoint and a cup of tea made to order at another. All very prim and proper!!!

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Posted: 07/10/2016 at 18:00

Kielder Marathon Report

What a great place for a lovely trail marathon. You run round the entire water expanse with excellent views all the time. The organisation was spot on. You have to park in a car park away from the start but they then bus you in. Worked seamlessly. The bag drop was was the easiest i have ever encountered. Find your relevant number section, leave your bag there. At then end they funneled us back through the tent to collect your bags. Easy and so simple. The race was good as well. The trails were good bike trails and the surface easy on the limbs. The course though is not a PB course. Its uppy downy most of the way but all runnable if you wanted. No really steep hills but they just kept coming. Guess its all good practice. I ran the entire race with my friends from my club and for most of the way we chatted and treated it as a long Sunday run. Finish time was 3.49 so safely in pen D but hopefully should be able to upgrade to my usual C pen in a month or so. A marathon i would recommend if you like trails and views. Certainly a lovely part of the country.

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Posted: 07/10/2016 at 17:53

lowrez - unfortunately there is no way around the eater flight problem at TO. On the up side though Cape Town is lovely at Easter

Good luck becca and matt at Chicago. Great city, flat course, amazing support and i expect the weather should be good as well. Hope you check out the bean in the park at some point... Have fun at Munich as well Mac3.

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Posted: 05/10/2016 at 19:35

The gloucester marathon is also making a return on the 4th Feb next year. I can recommend the heartbreaker and will probably be there next year. Nicely undulating but surprisingly quick as well.

Kilder was great. Will post a report in due course.

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Posted: 30/09/2016 at 17:24

Thanks everyone. Running with friends so nice and chilled and all being well a sub 4. The weather looks promising so running round the expanse of water with some lovely views should be fun. Will post a report on my return!!!

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Posted: 25/09/2016 at 19:31

oooh exciting. I think i paid for one last year so look forward to receiving it in the post.

Thanks for posting that strava link lowrez. I signed up to strava earlier in the year and joined the group this week. Will be interested to see peoples training patterns to try and glean some information of how to run the race properly!!!!

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