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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


Comrades 2016

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 22:47

McHilly- I'm on leg 10 which co-incidentally, like Leg 5, has a pub at the end of it .  Leg 5 is lovely- apart from the 1st climb.  Running down Grim's Dyke is a real treat but watch out for the tree roots. Our team is in it for the running, not the racing too.

My speed has gone too- i was a minute slower on each lap at Endure compared to last year.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 17:46

Finger's and toes crossed for you


Comrades 2016

Posted: 15/06/2016 at 12:20

I didn't run for 2 weeks after Comrades but ran as part of a team of 8 at Endure 24 last weekend. We each did 4 laps of 5 miles and my legs and blisters held up OK although I'm a bit stiff now.  I did the club run last night and then am doing a 9 mile leg of the Ridgeway Relay on Sunday.  All good practice for the Lakeland 50 at the end of July....

Comrades 2017

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 20:14

Thanks for the photos Debra- even if it does make me look like an alcoholic!  My legs are fine but my feet felt like someone had been hitting them with hammers and i think I have a tendonitis under my big toe.  We'll see what Endure 24 does for that this weekend .  I have no plans to go for a back to back next year- fantastic experience and surpassed my hoped for time so I'll happily watch from home.  But hope to see some of you at Abingdon- I'll wear my Comrades t shirt .

Comrades 2016

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 00:32

Well done Lowrez- I doubt many runners, even at the pointy end of the race, got a negative split.

I don't think the lady who couldn't stand made it.

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