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The Middle Ground

Posted: 29/10/2015 at 10:13

Mr V - It's a while since we crossed paths, how are you ticking along?

The Middle Ground

Posted: 28/10/2015 at 16:37

Alehouse - 5th, 5th and 4th for the 3 years of Yorkshire, so she was more than happy with that one.

it's quite a break now - 4 weeks to San Sebastien, hopefully to have sunny weather and great scenery as a backdrop to have a crack at 10/10 sub 3s for the year. Might as well give it a go

 

Good luck on Friday down at Hyde Park but, firstly, hoping the collection of ailments heal quickly with no new additions in the meantime.......

 

WP - I'm not so sure that there will be much (if any) training benefit from getting a 10 miler in before next week so don't worry too much. Just do very short easy runs to keep bloodflow moving around and let your body prepare itself the best it can. Good luck.

The Middle Ground

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 20:54

Andrew - Congratulations

WJH - Nice to see someone taking a 'Run All The Races' approach. 

Alehouse - good to see you again last Saturday. That mileage is creeping nicely back towards serious mileage!

I'd agree that I had a tricky one at Yorkshire but Hannah had a good one with 2:53 for 4th. It can't be bad when Sunday's win at Leicester in 2:57 was her slowest of 9 marathons in 2015. 

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 16/10/2015 at 22:15

As one who doesn't generally like switchbacks I find the couple at Yorkshire no bother at all.

As far as marathon courses go you really can't get much better than this one for minimal disruption to momentum.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 08:55

That taxi driver needs a bit of customer service training!

A review of the race including guest appearances from Wardi, Njord and the very moment before the glass exploded ...........

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 13/10/2015 at 08:45

As one who doesn't generally like switchbacks I find the couple at Yorkshire no bother at all.

As far as marathon courses go you really can't get much better than this one for minimal disruption to momentum.

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 10:43

Yep, spilt blood literally - not mine but the OHs. We've just been to hospital to have it tidied up. As Wardi will confirm it was all a bit surreal, as if a glass just exploded causing a nasty wrist gash. Fortunately though escaped being too serious by millimetres.

Yep that is me in the line up with the Look North Team, the guy from Educating Whatever and Keith Senior - I'm pretty sure it was a case of mistaken identity, they must have been looking for some celebrity called Steve and instead they got me

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 12/10/2015 at 09:49

There is a Ch.4 highlights programme.

Having spent time running with 4th, 3rd and 2nd ladies at various points during the race the tv camera bike was pretty much always in close proximity - I can see why elites would get annoyed with it's presence. The OH didn't manage to avoid the pre-race 'in the can' interview with Katherine Merry but it is unlikely to be used, they'll probably use those of the first three finishers.

Reiki - Even if it wasn't pretty you still got pretty much the pre-race expectation sort of time. When you do nail a 'pretty' one you can look firward to a chunk of that.

Stimpy - Likewise, I reckon only 1 in 10 marathons go perfectly smoothly, the other 9 are the buildung blocks towards that day when you're due a cracker.

Wardi - As said yesterday before blood was spilt in the pub, 3:35 is quite some result considering the prospects 2 weeks ago.

 

As a result of the cautious running in the closing stages yesterday and the clear inducation that fitness levels are in good shape it has been decided to bring the next marathon forward, so Leicester Marathon in 13 days is next up. Can't wait

 

The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

Posted: 11/10/2015 at 19:50

Little calf problem between 18-20 miles which involved mostly walking. Got going again cautiously and dipped under sub 3, quite chuffed with that in the circumstances

OH came 4th in 2:53 and Wardi will be on soon no doubt to reveal all.

Njord was exemplary again pacing sub 3 and must have had 20-25 in his group at halfway, many had successful conclusions.

 

Newcastle Town Moor Marathon

Posted: 10/10/2015 at 21:03

Ran it last year - it is a mixture of smooth tarmac, gravel paths and a short section if grass on each lap. Not flat but quite comfortable inclines. The main thing to watch for is exposure to the wind, Town Moor can be windy at the best of times.

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