Running Rodent

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Comrades 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 22:27
That's me signed up for Malaga on 4th December - which is apparently only 10 weeks away, so time to get my finger out and back into training.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 19:46
Hope the race went well Jokeybhoy. There's an article about your Japanese pensioners on the race website

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 09:24
Nodster - even if your legs fall off you're coming anyway and we'll roll you round.

Porto half marathon for me last weekend, followed by an actual holiday (what's one of those?). I'd recommend the race - for 15 euros you get a big city race, fast, flat course, elite runners, medal and a technical t. GNR, take note!

100k in 10 Days - Best Route in Europe?

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 10:10
Coast to coast Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh is 85 miles. Some stunning off-road running through the glens, although weather could be anything from boiling hot to arctic. There are some nice hotels and campsites, and a very remote youth hostel at Glen Affric.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 17:17
Hi Rata (like the name ). Tell us more about yourself - what are your goals, how long have you been running? There are others on here with all kinds of experience of marathons, from none to loads. I bet there's someone in the same place as you.

Comrades 2017

Posted: 17/09/2016 at 19:26

Aha - I was thinking about Malaga for my qualifier too. Becca - have you done it before? Know anything about it? Flights look pretty cheap.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 20:03
Hello new people. You've picked a good one. Paris is still my favourite - run it five times, supported twice, back supporting again next year. Anything you need to know - have a look at the first two pages here, there's lots of factual stuff. Or if that doesn't answer your questions, ask away. There's bound to be someone here who can help, and is only too keen to go on and on about Paris to anyone who's interested

Ethiopia 10k 2017

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 17:21
Ethiopia is fabulous and a great place to run. It's a bit scary to travel in though (the roads are terrifying, I wouldn't drive myself) so a tour is probably a good idea. Try contacting the organisers, they might have partners.

You'll probably be flying Ethiopian Airlines, there's not much choice, but they're good. You also need to think about what shots you need, and get them done in plenty of time, as well as malaria tablets. The altitude in Addis Ababa takes a bit of getting used to, but it's great training (even more so if you can arrange a trip up to the hills at Entoto where the elites train, that's at about 10,000 feet). I'm not trying to put you off, it's a fascinating place - but it does require a bit more organisation than your normal race!

Comrades 2017

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 08:18
Woohoo - looks like there's a posse forming at the Belaire Suites .

First Marathon this Sunday

Posted: 13/09/2016 at 18:53
Agree with Cougie, the worst thing you can do is go off too fast. I'd start with the 4:30 pacemaker and see how you feel at mile 20. If it feels like you've still got plenty left you can pick up the pace from that point.
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