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Comrades 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 21:32

So, you're all gathering, and I bet it's getting exciting . Good luck to all of you running the greatest race in the world. Lots of more experienced people than me will be offering you advice, but I have one genuinely useful piece of information. There's a petrol station on the right hand side of the road at Hillcrest. It has clean, flush toilets. This may be important 

Take it easy for the next few days, you're all going to be grand,

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 22:45
Nodster - stop it - you'll set us off again

Good luck Dannir - I am horribly jealous of your trip to Comrades this year, to the point where I might have to exercise my signing-up finger again in September. I'm sure if I sit down for a while the feeling will go away. Although I haven't been missing the waking up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night feeling, round about March, when the whole thing feels impossible. You've done all the hard work, just coast downhill to Durban

Chest Infection

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 12:37
Your doctor has prescribed antibiotics for a chest infection. Not taking them will make you feel worse on Sunday, not better. Take the antibiotics and assess how how you feel on Friday. Exercise with an infection is not a good idea, especially marathon distance, so you should be seriously considering your options for pulling out - can you defer?

Race to the stones 2016

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 10:58
Dirty Girl gaiters are good for keeping stones out and come in all kinds of funky patterns. They're not waterproof in any way, but they do stay put.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 23:10
PG3 - good work with the nails . I did zebra print last year, it may not have made me any faster but it did keep me occupied on the Saturday afternoon.

I'd recommend Dogtag. They're not particularly cheap (the annual policy is much better value than single trip though) but they have specific policies that cover ultra runners - very few ordinary travel policies will cover you for races of more than marathon distance (and many won't even cover that). Also, they paid up very promptly when I lost my running watch last year.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 19:54
Another Copenhagen survivor with sunburn here! Forgot that when you're racing in a vest rather than a t-shirt you have to put sunscreen on your chest too - ow!
Nice race - very twisty course that doubles back on itself a lot, but that does mean it stays within the city. A lot of stretches with no shade though. I wasn't running this one flat out as it was a training run for later in the summer, but if I'm honest I think if I'd tried to run it quickly I would have blown up anyway. Good place for a weekend, though.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 09:15
POST run pastries? You mean we're not allowed to eat them till after?

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:11
Thanks Christopher. I'll be doing this one as a training race so not flat out - but that won't make it any shorter! I wonder if Denmark is ready for me and my mini kilt?

Welcome LenBhoy - you'll love Paris. It's a great first marathon - I've run it 5 times now and spectated twice. It kind of draws you back.

Edinburgh Marathon 2016 - Entry for swap or sale

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 08:32

The answer is transfers don't work if the window is closed. You swap privately with the other runner and your results are recorded in their name, gender and age group. If you get into difficulties it's their next of kin who are contacted. And if you run faster than they would have, they get a PB, not you. As a person who is never likely to win a race but who sometimes has a reasonable placing in my age category, it really irritates me when I see these kinds of posts. OK, I can cope with being, say, 11th in my age group, but if ahead of me is someone who's male and 10 years younger than me, running under a swapped number because they couldn't be bothered to apply within the application window, that really pees me off.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 21:43
Nodster - I think we're all dealing with it with that most useful of pre-marathon strategies - denial. Good work at the weekend. But you need to do some serious training on your cake eating. I know it's tough, but I have confidence you'll get there
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