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Maidstone Half-Marathon

Posted: 08/09/2007 at 22:58

Hi there.

 I did this race last year, It's a good course, although I'm not sure I agree with the "not many hills" comment.  Basically, from the 6 mile point to the 11 mile point it's pretty much all up hill.  Then it's a very steep downhill from 11 to just short of 12, then an other uphill bit.

 I thought it was a tough course, but a good challenge.  Well worth it.  Just don't go mad in the early stages, you may need your energy.

I'm also booked to do it this year.

If your looking for a PB course, run the paddock wood 1/2.  It's normally at the start of April, and the course is almost completely flat.


Posted: 22/05/2007 at 22:39
Thanks to every one. StuT, the symptoms you describe are identical to what I'm getting, including the top of my calf. I'm not sure I like the idea of no running for six weeks! But I guess I may have to.

I will go and see someone this week, can you describe the exercise that the physio asked you do?

Thanks again.

Training with a cold

Posted: 22/05/2007 at 17:33
I just completed a Marathon with a cold I had for 2 weeks!

Them sponges they hand out to cool you down, I needed one of them to keep my shirt clean (Yes, it was that bad!!)

Honestly, just listen to you body, if you don't feel good. Stop!


Posted: 22/05/2007 at 17:31

I have seen a bunch of threads on Sciatica problems, and I am sure this is what I have, but for me the pain is not in my back, but in my right butt, and I feel it down my leg.

I have been running very regularly now for about 18mths, and just completed my first Marathon (in 3:17 :-)). I’m loving it, but now, and shortly before the marathon, I stared to get this pain.

Is this sciatica? Should I lay off for a while? After the Marathon I did rest for 2 weeks (a couple of very small runs, that’s all.) What is the best way to deal with it?

Thanks for you help.

Beachy Head Marathon - getting in early

Posted: 08/05/2007 at 22:49
PH... Did you not run the Rotary Shakespeare Marathon?

I'm sure you complained about the "little Hill" at 18 Miles...

And then you run this too! From what i read, this IS a hilly course.... Shakespeare should have been a walk in the Park for you.

Anyway, this sounds like a real challange... I'm going to book it I think.

Beachy Head Marathon - getting in early

Posted: 08/05/2007 at 22:18
Is there anyone here who has done this race before?

I have a question, what shoes do I need?
I'm reading the discription and it says that the surface is Fell....

Having never run on anything but road, I'm a little lost as to what to use.



Rotary Shakespeare Marathon 2007

Posted: 29/04/2007 at 20:51
That was a good Marathon! Well done to the organisers. It was my first Marathon, and I am well pleased with my time. 3:17 (by my watch, yet to see the official results.)

Found it tough between 21 and 24 miles, then managed to pick it up again. I think greenways is a very tough bit of the course, and the little hill at 18 miles ;-)

So, yes, well please. Look forward to my next one.

Does anyone know when the results get posted?

Rotary Shakespeare Marathon 2007

Posted: 28/03/2007 at 20:16
Does anyone know what drink stops they have? I know that there will be water stops, but what about Lucozade stations (maybe wishful thinking!).

If there are not, I'm thinking about my wife handing me a bottle at the halfway point or something....

What is everyone else doing?

Rotary Shakespeare Marathon 2007

Posted: 28/03/2007 at 06:57
Thanks for the tips.

I think I'm luck to aviod injury, so an easy week will let me over come my aches and pains.. Ran a 4.5mile lastnight, and my legs are begining to loosen up. Should be good by the weekend.

Just one more 22 miler, then it's time to taper.

Thanks again, and see you there!

Rotary Shakespeare Marathon 2007

Posted: 27/03/2007 at 22:37
Ok, Who's going to help me out here? I have entered this marathon, and I can't wait. It's my first marathon.

So far training seems to be going well, I think... Ran a 21 mile on Sunday in 2:41mins. I have to say though, my legs were in total agony!

Is this normal? So far for my long runs this month I have run a 14, 15, 17, 19 and now the 21. Is it a case that I may need a rest? I am taking it very easy this week, I have a 1/2 Marathoin at the end of the week, but other than that I will be bring my miles down for this week. Is this a good idea?

Anyway, I guess I'll see you all there.... Does anyone know how many have entered?

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