Paul Addicott


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London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 30/05/2013 at 14:44

Thanks rob...

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 16:52

I could have run 03:05, in fact I think I could potentially run sub 3 if I ran as fast as I could. But I would be foulish to run faster and risk the gfa (which was my priority). The way I see it, I had more in reserve for another pb next year, and I would fulfil my target... Do for all you nah Sayers, it is perfectly logical to run a structured well paced race to reach your desired targets. Vlm have really not thought through their communication strategy on this one I'm afraid

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 02/05/2013 at 16:48

There are many people missing the point in this thread... Yes vlm can change the times, but to not give sufficient notice leaving people training and focusing on a set time is disappointing to say the least.

i find it highly amusing the number of people who have said 'you should just run as fast as you can'. That us ridiculous, if running London next year is your goal, then pacing yourself to ensure you achieve this is a sensible tactic.

I ran 03:08:53... I could have run 03:05, but I slowed, enjoyed the atmosphere, ensured I got the advertised gfa (and may i add times were confirmed to me by vlm staff at the expo)

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 06:47

Minnie I see what you are saying, but although I have fast half/ 10 k times, prior to this month I had only ever ran one marathon. London 2 years ago in 5:33. To be fair I was wearing a rhino costume and was under prepared. I did not get a place last year and it was too late to get into another, so this year for my second and third marathon I did Brighton and London in consecutive weekends.

achieving 3:08:53 was a big deal for me. I know I have sub 3 there for next year, then who knows, but for now I thought, why push myself to risk injury or failure... All I wanted was to get my place in London, so I prioritised that, and I finished feeling great!

 

i think if the times were sub 3 this year, I would have struggled to reach that, but 3:05 I could have done, genuinely... I know there is nothing I can do, but I feel really let down. I've been telling everyone what I was working towards, then that I achieved it. With a baby on the way in 3 weeks, completing another before July is very unlikely

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 20:35

Minni. Many could run better if they target for it. I ran Brighton then london. I knew I could do this and get 3:10, in London my legs were not fresh and I ran it to do what I needed, I could have run 3:00, but going all out would risk failure, I knew 3:10 was enough, and I wanted to leave more to come for future! For me it's all about the jack of notice!

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 17:46

Well said squirrell

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 17:33

@runnerman until after the run they had last years times on display. This us the issue, they can, and will need to change times according to need. However, there was nothing posted on their official website until after the race. The issue for me and many others is we structured our run accordingly... If they gave notice (as with other majors) then at least we would know what to aim for!

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 17:24

I likewise had no joy when phoning them, after finally getting through after trying all day!

unsure if  I can do a run in the summer before cut off, considering I have a baby coming in 3 weeks  

 

im just so disappointed... If they had advertised 3:05 I would have went for it, and at least now I would either have made it or not, but at least tried! I did what I had to do, and enjoyed the run... It's a real shame and a real let down by vlm

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 06:30

Ridiculous, not the time, but to tell me now when u ran London safely to ensure I got 3:10

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 27/04/2013 at 10:55

I started in blue 2 this year, filtered in to mix at the back of blue 1 (elite), considering this should be the fastest field it wasn't a particularly fast start, many with a slower start... But with that many you come to expect a slower start I suppose 

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