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marathon pace dilemma

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 18:38

This article and website are worth a look.  It is written by the world record holder for number of marathons in a year (114).


Valencia Marathon 2013

Posted: 04/11/2013 at 15:57

Hi all I am running the marathon too.  I have just got back from Valencia last night, and the weather was HOT ( 28 + every day ).  Bit worried about how it will be on the big day.  It is a lovely city and there were posters up already about the marathon. 

Event listings

Posted: 16/09/2013 at 15:54

For marathons and ultras the 100 Marathon Club website is very comprehensive.   

can anyone tell me why some people call a 10k race a 10km marathon?

Posted: 27/06/2013 at 09:44

This race calls itself a minimarathon but is infact a 10K.        


Family room hotels/b&bs in Brighton?

Posted: 31/05/2013 at 08:55

We have booked a family room at the Premier Inn right in the center near the theatre.  Good luck finding a room.

Hi everyone! Type 1 Diabetic and very new to running. Advice please :)

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 17:45

Sorry just spotted my mistake the website is

Hi everyone! Type 1 Diabetic and very new to running. Advice please :)

Posted: 09/04/2013 at 14:53

If you require specific information regarding managing your IDDM when running there is an amazing website called runningsweet.  This has loads of advice for diabetic athletes for all sports but specifically about running.  Fueling runs can be problematic especially initially your BMs can plummet afterwards, make sure you keep an eye on this and speak to your specialist nurse who may also be able to help.

Track me!

Posted: 08/04/2013 at 15:47

There is another app you can get called "find friends" which I use.  It works very well and you would be amazed how many times it is useful like timing dinner when husband on way home from work.  I also like the fact that he knows where I am on long runs as I have a habit of falling over ( 3 times recently)

Garmin Forerunner 410. To buy or not to buy?

Posted: 18/05/2012 at 12:29

I didn't like the soft strap so wear it over the top of a sweat band and it is very comfortable.  I absolutly love my 410.  I upgraded from a 305 that I had had for 4 years after it locked up on a marathon and gave me severe anxiety.  It finds satellites much quicker and is very easy to use when you get used to the bezel.

Pain Killers ?

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 09:27
As a GP who also runs marathons and the odd ultra hopefully I am in a good position to answer.  NSAIDs are not a good idea during any long distance event, and especially with ultras, for 3 days after.  During endurance events the kidneys are working harder than usual to get rid of waste materials whilst conserving water; also most people are moderatly dehydrated at then end.  NSAIDs can damage the kidneys and this is more likely if they are a bit knackered anyway.  NSAIDS can also cause inflammation in the stomach especially if not taken with food.  Paracetamol is safe.  I know nothing about the pain relieveing properties of root ginger but I cannot see it being harmful.
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