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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 10:24
RunClaire - your legs will definitely remember what a hill is when you get going at Ranscombe . It was a nice course in the spring, it'll be lovely this weekend.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:16

I'll get back in my 'eccentric' corner, then 

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 19:26

Am I the only person who actually quite enjoys running in the heat?  I like the feeling of warm air on my knees.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 22:35

PG3 my qualifier was 4 hours 7 this year. You'll be fine.

Er, can someone explain why I'm here? 

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 11:13

Charlie4 - if you can try them out, that's ideal. In the UK there are so few stockists you generally have to buy by mail order, so it's tricky to try out several styles.

This is an interesting read (it's slightly old and therefore doesn't mention the newer super-lightweight Cliftons).


Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 00:23

I've had good and bad Hoka experiences. Had the Bondi 3 last year, which were great - lots of cushioning,really saved my legs on long runs. I alternated with low drop Adidas Adios 2, and had no problems with my calves (I'm prone to calf issues). This year I tried the Cliftons, which are very light but still cushioned. Also super comfortable, but the physio pointed out they didn't give me enough support and were allowing my knee to collapse inwards, causing problems. After switching back to the Bondis, no problems.

So in summary, they can be very good, but you have to get a style that suits you. 

Comrades 2016

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 22:50

I think it might be that City Lodge aren't taking bookings that far in advance, rather than that they're full. Try again in a few weeks?

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/06/2015 at 12:16
six year old smackdown - ouch!

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 21/06/2015 at 11:37

Heather - sounds like fun in a hope-I-don't-break-an-ankle sort of a way .

Logistical fail for me yesterday - visiting Edinburgh had planned to do the parkrun but forgot my shoes. Which I realised only after I'd got up early and porridged up . Good to see Meadower showing most of the rest of the field a clean pair of heels. Also saw a few of the Seven Hills runners charging about this morning. Few things more irritating than not being able to run because of your own stupidity though!

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 21:33

Kenno - I did that one too and stayed to watch the family races. It was excellent fun - some really determined little faces as they were hurtling over the line. And some of them were seriously fast, too .

List fairy - can you put me down for the Dunoon Toward for a Tenner half marathon on 1st August. Ta.

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