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MBNA Chester Marathon 2015

Posted: 26/04/2015 at 12:56

Hoping to do this despite a bad month on the training front. And it's right near the inlaws too. Judging by last year's numbers I shouldn't have to enter till I'm sure the old legs are going to perform - does this one ever fill up?

Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 23/10/2014 at 21:06

Garmins can indeed be wrong, but if your entire perception of distance is based upon what your Garmin has always told you, especially when training for your marathon (!), then if it says you're half a mile further on than you should be, then your mind and legs will probably believe it, just as they have for the last 16 weeks of a training schedule. That's a very long sentence ... (half a mile too long?)

Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 08:16

Well considering the re routing they had to do and the loops we had to do 3 times, I thought that was great! Hylands park was particularly pretty (sunshine helped), and the crowd support was excellent. Gold stars to the marshals and to whoever thought of handing out bananas and jelly babies. And I did manage a PB 4.56.23, nearly a half hour improvement on my 1st effort. my garmin measured the course at 26.62 miles. A day on my sofa today! 


Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 12:40

As far as I'm concerned weather on the day is almost perfect (a bit hot) but sooo much better than last time (5 hour monsoon). And as I don't know Chelmsford at all, wherever they route it will be interesting. Looking forward to staggering round any bit of park they fancy!

Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 18:46


Save some bottles and bananas for the people at the back (that'll be me). I will do my best to wave cheerily 

Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 18:02

Forecast is saying dry and even some sun from Thursday. On the big day we are scheduled dry but cloudy. So with any luck the mud will have dried out a bit!

Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 19:10

Has anyone manage to decipher the new version of the map yet? All pray for SERIOUSLY good directions and marshalling!


Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 05/10/2014 at 06:47

Depends on the headphones! I don't usually have any trouble hearing what's going on around me, while having some musical distraction from my aches and pains, not to mention a rhythm to follow when it's all going horribly wrong at mile 21

Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 28/09/2014 at 20:35

Just done the big 20 miler (ouch). 3 weeks to go! 

Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 20:57

Dunno, but I do know they just mean water (and no goodies - bring your own gels and jelly babies)


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