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Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/10/2016 at 17:00

Al- yes I do but photos not video.  Still haven't finished sorting them all out.  But message me you number and I'll have a look


Comrades 2017

Posted: 29/10/2016 at 00:10

No, Becca, I'm not doing it next year as I have other commitments, but maybe one day.  The food I found most problematic was the bananas that were cut into pieces but still had their skins on- they were slow slippery and then left your hands covered in banana mush.  I carried a Cliff bar in my flipbelt and had a 1/4 every 10k to start with and also a few gels, but otherwise grabbed fruit and potatoes etc along the way.

Good news Debra "just" a strain, not a fracture!

Comrades 2017

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 19:32

Becca7- don't forget the salted potatoes and crisps!

Debra- sorry to hear you are still broken!  I used the Malta marathon last year as my qualifier. Warm and slightly downhill, with plenty of time before Comrades to recover and switch training to ultra pace.

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 19:10


Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 20:17

Delighted you enjoyed the race- some great times.  And yet another world record set at Abingdon too- well done Pipes!

Nader- is this you?


 Well done for completing the last 200m though

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 21:44

Of course Pipes!  I did it for Jess B last year and got some of my photos of her published.

Abingdon Marathon 2016

Posted: 21/10/2016 at 20:20

Water is in cups, Lucozade (M14.5 and 23.3ish) in bottles.  Elliot- there is no parking at the south end of Peep o Day lane except on the course, but plenty at its north end.  Also be aware that there are road closures (for the race) at Dratyon rd/ Milton Rd junction.  Its a lethal place without them.

Pipes- I'll be at my usual spot with a camera.  See you Sunday!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 14:07

McHilly- if you come and do our parkrun when i'm there I can fill you in on the LL50.  I bought a Montane rucksack several years ago and there was a tag on it advertising the race so I decided to do it in my 50th year- but then had to delay by a year because we had tickets for the Commonwealth games

Comrades 2016

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 20:37

No, I've never done the Scafell mara although i have a friend who recce'd it last weekend.  I do indeed love the LL50 although I might not enter next year due to other commitments- plus it lets some others have a go at it!

Comrades 2016

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 00:40

Despite the wind and rain, I really enjoyed the Ridgeway Relay- it was such a different feel compared to Comrades and I was pleased with my pace.

I did the LL 50 last year for the 1st time- I did all the recce weekends for the 50 (and even one of the 100 recces just for the training it gave) and then I did the whole distance again over 3 days at Easter with my friend who I did the race with.  So by the the time I did the event, it was my 3rd time over the course.  I did the night recce again and the Buttermere to Dalemain recce this year for the training and am now looking forward to July.  And we are hoping to knock some time off our 11:49 effort last year- if my running buddy can avoid breaking his collar bone at the 1/2 way point, it might help!

McHilly- be aware that the race sold out in 6 minutes last September!  Nice to see you at the start and finish of my leg today


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