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Great North Run 2014

Posted: 09/05/2014 at 14:48

I'm a first time GNR-er too Have done a couple of HMs before, and am looking forward to upping my mileage again over the summer. My brother did the GNR 9 years ago and raved about it, so now it's my turn! 

Looking forward to having a good weekend in Newcastle. We're staying with friends in Gateshead so it shouldn't be too bad. 

Running belt - long runs/marathon

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 16:51

I've just bought a Karrimor one from sportsdirect (£4.99 I think) and was pleasantly surprised when I tried it yesterday with my phone in as it didn't bounce at all

Great North Run 2014

Posted: 25/02/2014 at 18:58

I'll join in on this now- hadn't spotted my email so found out when I looked at my credit card statement. Oops. Am going to book my accomodation at the weekend, think I'm just going to have to accept it will be overpriced. My brother did it in 2005 and ended up camping as he left it so late! Apparently it was a really good atsmosphere, but it wouldn't be my choice of pre-race prep

Lancashire Runners

Posted: 13/11/2013 at 14:54

I was also going to do Preston 10, but unfortunately have managed to hurt my foot 10 (in a non-running related incident). I rested it for a week, and did a slow parkrun on Saturday during which I decided I definitely would not be ready to race on Sunday and I'm now on full rest again as it was pretty painful. Really frustrating as I had been running well in October, but these things happen. I'm tailrunning at parkrun on Saturday so I'll see how that goes. I'd also just got information about joining a running club to help keep me motivated in the dark evenings, but obviously that is hold now too.

Enjoy your race tantrumbrean!

Lancashire Runners

Posted: 22/10/2013 at 22:09

eek, hope you are feeling ok about it. How's the weather looking? I can imagine you pouring over maps of the course working out your pacing


Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:11

Try veet for men? Excellent reviews on amazon

Choosing a charity for VLM ballot place entry

Posted: 19/10/2013 at 18:08

Like Dvjj I was going to suggesting asking family/friends. I have already decided that if I ever do a full marathon I will do it for a local organisation that provided support for a family friend with a rare cancer that she has had a couple of times 20 years apart (and is currently recovering from second bout, but is doing ok). She mentioned it to me a while ago that if ever I wanted to run for a charity that it is one very close to her heart so that is good enough for me. I also know that the rest of the group of friends would be generous because of this link. 

Lancashire Runners

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 11:57

Also I think you could probably claim 2nd in your category, as I know the person just in front of you (Kate) got the 1st prize as the 1st F35 was also the overall F winner so you were all bumped up one. I think at our pace we have to be grateful for any glory we can get! Similarly I'm always pleased after parkrun if I'm 1st or 2nd in my category- and then last week I was tailrunner and still managed 4th which has taken the shine off a bit...

Lancashire Runners

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 11:53

I know who you are now tantrumbean (in a non-stalker way, obviously...). I think Jane is doing herself a disservice saying I paced her- she started off quicker than me so I caught up with her after about 5 minutes to pace myself!

Hope the calves get on the mend quick. Have you run since? I find that the horrible recovery run does help with loosening up, as does warming up.

Being charged by charity NOT to run in VLM

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 11:24

Yeah that seemed to be the norm from replies others posted. Think this club must have been feeling a bit skint and thought this would be a good way to make a few hundred quid! 

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