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Annoyances when out running

Posted: 27/07/2014 at 19:49

All of the above but mainly miserable runners (it's nearly always the ones with headphones on but that's another topic)



2014 Bristol Half Marathon

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 08:03
Anyone got any comments on this, ratings seem ok to good.

Just completed my first marathon in Geneva last weekend and whilst glad I've done one think I'll drop back to Half's as a more enjoyable race .

So planning to take May off then look at an autumn half and this seems to fit, anyone else entering , also does it sell out?

Geneva marathon 2014

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 23:23

Well done Steve 1:46 is a pretty good time (about 20 mins better than my PB), if you can put the training in go for the big one next year.

Have to say it's hell (and I won't be doing another) but the sense of achievement at the end just can't be described.

Geneva marathon 2014

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:52

Thanks Mel and same for you, as you say massive achievement.

I don't think I've ever felt that physically drained before in my life, think it was a bit mean making us run so close to the finish line before doing the 3 mile or so loop up to the park and back.

Mind you the steak & chips in Cafe de paris afterwards was really good

Good luck for the future

Geneva marathon 2014

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:32

True it is a black ribbon rather than blue and it is a bit bigger. But as I say that really is a very minor gripe from a great weekend (apart from the 2 hours from mid day sunday !!!)

If anyone's looking at this page in future thinking about doing this event then I would recommend it, just save up before you go


Geneva marathon 2014

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:21

How did it go for everyone?

I finished which was main objective being my first (only) marathon. Time was a little slower than was aiming for 4:58 as opposed to 4:30 but I'm blaming the wind (and actually more importantly) the fact due to worries about last years achilles problem I took physio's advice and did it on a 3 day a week training plan to give more recovery time (and he was right as I got around).

Thought the organisation was excellent on for all the races (my wife did the 10k saturday night as well). Only very slight gripe is that the medals don't distinguish which race (the marathon one is a bit bigger than the 10k one but apart from that they are the same).

Gone take a month off now to see how body recovers then see how I can get myself motivated again. But don't think it will be anything this long again, glad I've nor done a marathon but I think half is probably my limit as an ENJOYABLE race


PS: Mell hope you are on a good salary, lovely city but OMG it's true what everyone said about how expensive everything is out there!!!!


Geneva marathon 2014

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 11:34

Hi Mel, yes feeling existed but very apprehensive as well. Just did a 4 mile loosen up my last before sunday and everything seems to ache or tweak, I'm sure it's all in my mind.

Flying out at 8 tomorrow morning, got bib collection so will wander down to the village tomorrow afternoon, my wife is doing the 10k night run on saturday, so need to make sure I get good sleep tomorrow as won't get much by the time we get back to hotel saturday night (although not sure i'd have slept much anyway) 26 miles still seems like a very long way. What the local weather forecast for Sunday The BBC one keeps changing between sunny & Raining!!!!



Geneva marathon 2014

Posted: 28/04/2014 at 21:11

How's everyone feeling? Combination of excitement & worry for me. Did I read somewhere that we should get an e-mail this week that we need to bring with us too get our race bibs?


Breathing at 400m

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 09:16

Thanks guys much appreciated, one less thing to worry about and the smell of chocolate could be just what I need to get through to the end 

Breathing at 400m

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 21:23

It's probably as I'm in to taper for my first marathon that I'm starting to panic about the slightest thing.

But someone mentioned in another thread that Geneva is at about 400m altitude and does that effect breathing whilst running. I hadn't even given this a thought, now I'm trying every combination of words on google to find an answer. Basically will I notice any problems (I current live at about 70m).

(I'm just begging to realise why people say taper can make you a mental wreck  )



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