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P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 21/05/2016 at 01:09

Good news it's nothing serious  AWC.  

I still haven't run much since VLM. Lots of offroad biking though, which I'm enjoying again.

I'm taking part in a round the island's coastal footpath relay race  tomorrow, really looking forward to it.

Anyone racing this weekend? 

Races measured short

Posted: 16/05/2016 at 00:37
option wrote (see)
cougie wrote (see)
Option - have you just joined the forum to chip in on this measurement thing ? Had you run one of the short events ?

Sounds to me like they need to up their game to check that their calibration measurements are spot on - presumably all over the country ? You'd think all areas use the same mechanism ?


I've been reading the forums for a while.

Didnt run one of the events (so far) known to be affected, but having worked in regulated areas, I was interested in how they do measure them.

You don't need to justify yourself, Option - contributors and readers welcome. 

Im in agreement with Nose with using some kind of formula to make an adjustment. 

I had the same thoughts, Chris. Races might be extra long from now on 

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 20:53

Good stuff Milsy and Tom.

Hardly any running post-London for me. Have turned into a bit of a lardy arse. I have been out on my mountain bike a fair bit though (the cause of broken leg and helicopter ride to hospital). Had a long, technical, plantation ride yesterday which was a confidence booster. Getting the bug back (fingers crossed no more accidents).

Re the short courses, fiasco - I'd Wilmslow half affected? I can't see it on the list. I've never ran it, just idle curiosity as I know a few that have.

Brixton - I seem to have missed the flesh baring bit, can someone enlighten me?!


Posted: 14/05/2016 at 01:26
Yay! Chuffed for you Fenwick

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 21:12

Think my iPad fooks up my quotey thing ^^

i did my recce and hurrah - we have some sun as last on the IoM 


P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 21:04

Tommo81 wrote (see)

Shaz, I think there might have been a groin mix up. Tom13's groin was dodgy (but better?); my groin is resplendent. Just wanted to clear up any confusion. Maybe I should change my name to something random like 'Reg Wand' to avoid name confusion.  






Sorry Tommo. All these Toms/Tommos, too much for my senior brain.  


Can I run my longest training run two weeks before the Edinburgh Marathon?

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 20:49

You shouldn't need to defer, assuming you're on the mend. 

I tend to do 15/16 miles two weeks before a marathon (next weekend for you), but I've done 7 marathons. I can't remember what I did for my first one. I'd suggest seeing how you feel next weekend and don't do more than 15 if you feel up to it. As long as you then take it easy, especially in the final week, you should be ok. 

I also see no harm in aiming for a target time on your first marathon, so long as you're realistic. Obviously experience counts for a lot, especially in the final few miles, but it is possible to have a 'pleasurable' experience without sacrificing your goals. 

Good luck!

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 08/05/2016 at 12:01

Good luck to those racing to pacing today! 

My groin is still a bit niggly, but I have no option but to go out and recce my leg of a relay race I'm involved  in 2 weeks time. It's around the costal footpath of the island, 95 miles in total. Very pretty. My leg is about 7 miles. 

Still no sun on IoM, but I think it's stopped raining, at least. 

Have a great day everyone. Enjoy your nice weather. Not the least bit envious 

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 22:04

It was dull most of yesterday and it has rained all day on the Isle of Man 

Compression calf guards

Posted: 07/05/2016 at 21:20

I've got 2XU and Compressport ones. I like them equally and I find they help if my shins get twingey. They seem to hold everything together.

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