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Edinburgh Marathon 2105

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 13:05

Yes 1st march. I also have a place going spare if you know anyone who might want it...

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 11:01

Yeah, Wenty it is quite demoralising, but in a way I’m used to it now – I’ve been injured one way or another since November 2013 (hip, then hamstring tear, then leg break/dislocation), so I’ve forgotten what it’s like to run well (for me ). I’d like to get back to marathons, but I am realistic in that it might not happen. I anticipate further issues as a result of me compensating for the injured side. I’m in no rush, what will be will be. I plucked up the courage to get back on my bike earlier in the week, so imagine I’ll do a bit more of that too.

RunCat – good point! I don’t want to ‘beat’ beat my sister…but we’ll probably run together and I don’t want her having to wait for me

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 10:07

Marrows – Thanks for asking. I’m ‘running’ very short distances (less than a mile) around 3 times a week. I feel like I could handle a bit further but my injured side feels clumpy/weak so I’m running with a limp and therefore scared to increase it too much for fear of getting an injury elsewhere! I’m hoping the clumpy/limpy (technical term ) thing will lessen as my calf and ankle gets a bit stronger/springier.


My short term goal is to manage 10K by early May as I’ve entered a race with my non running sister and I don’t want her showing me up

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 09:20

Fergster, if it's the Liverpool Rock n Roll Mara, my friend did it last year and loved it. According to her, great party atmosphere at the finish. Bit undulating, so not PB friendly. Also, there were a few minor issues with the route signage/directions, but nothing major. it was the first year, so hopefully they've learned from it. But why do Liverpool when you could do Edinburgh?


P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 00:27

OK, I shall hang my head in shame for mentioning my Edinburgh place ...only wanted to my give my old P+D pals first refusal. 

BTW, does anyone know off top of their head if you can defer Chicago places? I qualify on GFA for this year's race but not sure if I'll be ready. And I won't qualify next year, so I'm half thinking enter this year with the fall back of deferring if necessary. 

Edinburgh Marathon 2015 place available

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 21:22

Any takers? Name transfers can be done legitimately before 1 March. 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 17:05

Going off topic slightly, does anyone want to relieve me of my Edinburgh Mara place? You heard it here first!

The new runner has to pay £15 registration fee to EMF, not me. I paid £57ish for the place, but would take £40…which means no one pays more than face value for the place. Hope this makes sense – the new runner would pay a total of £55

 Anyone interested?

Good time to aim for - first HM?

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 16:34

A mix of what Boo & PSC say. Three runs a week is sufficient to get you round the HM. Use the fourth session to cross train, perhaps? I did my first HM massively under prepared (one 11 miler the week before!), but took it nice and steady and really enjoyed it (well, except the last mile or so ).

Good luck

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 16:17

Ahhem, Wenty, I already have a very nice GFA London place but I will be deferring. I am nowhere near running properly – I can barely string 400m together. Young Tiny was getting excited for me

I’ve been doing naff all, Marrows. When I first broke it (end August) I was determined I would do core, upper body, blah blah. The reality was I sat on my arse for 11 weeks until the cast came off. And got fat!  Then I had minor surgery on it and was walking like Frankenstein until just before Christmas. Since joining a gym at Christmas I have come on massively. I have about 97% range of movement in it, just working on the ‘springy’ strength stuff now in order to get running without a limp.

I’ve missed you lot!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 30/01/2015 at 14:20

Ramjet, I once had to do an 18 miler round the perimeter path of my local running track because it was the only snow-free ground I could find. It's a half mile loop, so 36 times round and round and round with not a soul in sight, as the Island had gone into snow shut down. Not my happiest running memory!

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