Mine's a Smooth! (formerly Gareth M)

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Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2010

Posted: 07/09/2010 at 12:13
Looks like I should 'push' and do a 21!

Good luck folks!

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2010

Posted: 07/09/2010 at 12:07


I am glad you asked that question as I was going to ask the same! I managed a 19 miler in 3hr 7 mins over the weekend (just under 10 min miles) and wondered do I start tapering now or push to 21 this weekend?

I ran my last marathon 2 years ago which was Loch Ness in 3hr 37mins but having suffered achilles injuries for the last 2 years (and still got bursitis!) I have not been doing any 'proper' training!

I will be taking it easy - the only thing I suffered really on my LSR last weekend was a bruised toe nail and a little tiredness!

Hope your training continues going to plan!

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2010

Posted: 31/08/2010 at 21:28

Hi all, Hope you all had a good weekend and long run! Me, I managed a 17 miler in a slow 2hr 50 mins although there were a few hills! I am planning to run round at 10 min mile pace so was happy with this! I wasn't too happy with the bloke in the white van shouting "run, fatboy, run!" though - cheeky bu***r!

And having been for a gait analysis, I was stunned to see that the Army physio that I have been using has given me an awful pair of orthotics! I have now purchased a pair of Asics GT 2150 and what an improvement!

Little Stoker, I too have suffered in the past but now learned my lesson! Plenty of vaseline on chest and legs before i venture out for my long run! I also have a camelpak! But won't have it in Inverness!

I plan on 19 miles this weekend then 21 the week after before tapering off! I won't be anywhere near my time of 3hrs 36mins 2 years ago though!

Regards to you all

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon 2010

Posted: 23/08/2010 at 16:26

Well folks, it's been a long time since I came on these forums having been out of running now for a good while!

 Anyhow, I am looking forward to completing th BLN marathon although will be some way off my time 2 years ago when I ran it in 3hr 37! I am now aiming to get round in under 5hrs due to some serious achilles injuries.  Still suffering with achilles bursitis now but popping 400mg Brufen 3 times a day!!!

I managed a slow 15 miles on Saturday in 2 hrs 30 although felt reasonably ok after it.  Now though, I can barely move.  I can't say I am looking forward to my 4 miler tomorrow. And I have 18 planned for next week - that is gonna be hard!!!

Well folks, I hope that your training is all going well and will see you all on 03 Oct.  Look for me coming in towards the end! I will get round though even if I have to crawl!


Northumberland Coastal Run

Posted: 01/05/2007 at 16:33
Ah, well, at least the 'other half' 'll be happy! She thought I might have to invest in some more suitable shoes!!

I am also looking forward to the beer! Just so long as I finish the run in one piece!

Might just put my Chris Brasher boots on and 'ramble' round the course instead!

Northumberland Coastal Run

Posted: 30/04/2007 at 23:08
Oh my word! Having just read some of the comments, I'm not sure that I want to do this now!

I have been out of the forums and running for quite a while now due to one reason and another but hopefully will soon(Hmmm.....?!) get back into the swing of things!

It's hard work but I think I am progressing! The last race I did was the GNR in Sept 05! Frightening really! I have entered the Liverpool 10km Tunnel Race in early June as a tester!

Anyhow, I have booked my accommodation and will be up there for the run. Just hope I complete it! Is a compass advised?! And what about shoes? By the sounds of things I should invest in some trail shoes as opposed to my Asics 1100 series that I swear by or isn't it this bad?


Liverpool Half Marathon (Roll Call!)

Posted: 01/02/2006 at 03:57
Hi all,

Hope you don't mind me joining this forum! I have been out of running now for just over 4 months; mainly due to a broken ankle from last Sept!
Anyhow, having just got back training - it's so bloody difficult!- I thought I would aim for something and enter this half marathon; with a view to the Blackpool Marathon in June! (Perhaps I am mad!)

Here's the updated list:-

Aardvark Loki
Aardvark Vicky Viking
Alison and Mummy Fraser
All Terrain
An Accelerating Tractor Boy
Beer & Lard
Craig Bond
Davey Muv
fat boy slim
Mine's a Smooth!
Mr Lunacy
Mr Happy
Phil 13.1
Pink Minnie
Racer Back
Red Mike
Rio Fair
sprinting toffee

Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Posted: 30/09/2005 at 23:02
Well,firstly thanks to all of you that have wished me a speedy recovery.

I went to the docs who immediately sent me to the hospital where it was confirmed that I have a broken ankle!! Now I have a large 'pot' on my left leg upto my knee for up to 6 weeks!!!! Not good news at all!

Anyhow, I will wish anybody else who has not yet travelled up there to Inverness all the best for Sunday!

Enjoy the weekend and hopefully, I'll see you next year!

There will now be a family room available at the Palace Spa if anybody needs it!



Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Posted: 29/09/2005 at 06:43
Hello all,

I unfortunately won't be running this year now. I slipped last night on some wet ground and now my left ankle area has now tripled in its normal size! Very bloody painful too! As soon as 8am comes, I will be going to see the doc! I imagine crutches will be issued!!

Anyhow - just wanted to wish you all the best!

I may still get up there to cheer you all on depending on whether the 'other half' fancies a 7hr drive !

Other than this - good luck and I hope that you all enjoy it!



Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

Posted: 30/08/2005 at 13:26
Hi all,

Went to the Docs today and was told just slight inflammation! Lets just so! To this end, I have got some Brufen and will just 'pill pop' for a week. I intend to do a 'very slow' 4 miler on Thursday and see how I go on!

Dave, I have never tried the Jelly Baby method - much prefer the Gels as I mentioned so can't comment there, I'm afraid!

And Shenders - Oh no!I do feel for you! Hope you soon recover - and yes you are right to take it easy - not that I am an expert, of course! But I'm sure you should!

Regards to all,

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