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Comrades 2017

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 09:25

Today was supposed to be my qualifier in Malaga, but I cancelled the trip a few weeks ago because I'm only just back running again because of injury. I hear this morning it's been cancelled because of flooding and the city centre is on red alert. Keep your feet dry Becca, stay safe!

Comrades 2017

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 21:05

Me too - thanks lowrez, these are ace . We can wear them before the race, can't we - it's not like wearing the finishers' t-shirt before race day, is it?

Venice Marathon

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 12:43
For Italian races such as the Venice marathon, if you're a member of a club affiliated to your national body (e.g. English/Scottish Athletics), or directly a member of that body, you can present your membership card (or confirmation email, or something like that) instead of a medical certificate. Double check with the organisers, but this is generally the case with races up to marathon distance.

Should i sign up for a marathon?

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 09:00
All that stuff above, I totally agree. In addition - I think your main consideration should be, can you fit in your weekly long run? This will be your key session every week, and the one you really cannot afford to miss. Eventually this could be three hours or more - can you fit this into your schedule? Bear in mind that it's not just the running time you need to think about but also fuelling up, recovery and possibly travelling to and from your running route, so in the later stages of your training you can expect it to take up a big chunk of your day. If you can work that into your schedule, I don't see why you shouldn't be able to have a good crack at a marathon. Having done a half already you're well ahead of many first timers at this stage.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 21:47
Oh, I thought I'd posted earlier but the forum ate my post. Thanks for organising, Natty - looking forward to the long sleeved version this year

Comrades 2017

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 11:32
Becca - Beirut sounds like an interesting one. Long live marathon tourism!

I'm cautiously optimistic after 2 x 8 mile runs at the weekend. I have 5 weeks until Portsmouth, it's not ideal but I might be able to squeak under qualifying time then try to upgrade some time next year. I suspect the last 6 miles will be more than usually unpleasant, but at least nothing's hurting in the Achilles department any more.

Dark and dangerous street lights

Posted: 12/11/2016 at 14:33
I agree that the new lights are a safety hazard. Edinburgh Council has been installing them and last winter there were definitely areas of pavement, even next to main roads, where you can't see the surface properly. Yes, runners can wear a head torch, but it's a real problem for the elderly, especially combined with poor pavement maintenance. I suspect they will find themselves in court eventually when someone ends up faceplanting.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 11/11/2016 at 16:01
Hi TT. Paris is where all the cool kids are . I ran my PB there, 3:49. It is crowded in places, especially around the pace you're targeting, but the start pens are pretty well managed, so it's not impossible to put in a good time, and the course itself is pretty flat and fast.

Nutrition in Marathon Running

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 12:48
Link broken?

Comrades 2017

Posted: 10/11/2016 at 12:44
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