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first half marathon lots of people passing out, is that normal??

Posted: Today at 13:25

It has been quite warm, but I think inexperience has alot to do with it. I think it is likely to increase as the 'general public' have a tendancy to start running a few miles one week and then start entering half marathons instead of building up the distances slowly.

I felt well rough after the Portland 10 one year - pins and needles in the head, finishing funnel wobbling about etc etc. Lesson leant? Never have 'a few pints' the night before!

Have you ever been last in an event?

Posted: Yesterday at 13:47

My brother got overtaken by a crisp packet in the London Marathon. As my niece reminded him as they met him after..... in the hot sun...after he had just missed out on sub 4..

Families eh

Berlin Marathon 2014

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 13:19

Well done all - PP with another blinder, superb work!!. Got my arm twisted to enter Berlin next year, first one since 2004 London..if I get in of course!

the 2004 FLM experience is sounding very much like Spirun's 2014 Berlin, albeit a little slower in 2.49 and no stitich...just went off too fast

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:54
robT wrote (see)

Has the Southern relays always had a vets race? we don't have that in the Northern version!!

Yep - starts about an hour earlier! Good to watch as you are arriving for the main event. Shame it was moved to Sunday though, much prefer saturday..

Room 101

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:52

Cookery - just stop it. Boring!

'Can I get?' - Doesn't make sense, intensely annoying Yank-speak.

Losing footie matches - I'm a Bournemouth fan. I'm not going back there, been there before, don't like it..done my time.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:42

Nice to drop in on the proper training group again - alhtough the last time was probably a year ago!

Saw Aldershot mentioned - I'm a frustrated V40 stuck in the Seniors, especially after Herne Hill had won the V40 for about 7 years in a row..typical..

Anyway, any times in mind? Me and Phil Pub are looking for sub 19.30 - did 19.23 once out of the blue a few years back. Bloody tough course though, totally buggered at the end of it...

What's the general level of fitness

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:56

I'm probably the fittest - a few do a bit of running to keep fit, one cycles barmy races for charity like to Rome, on his own...

Exercise good

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:53

Too bloody dangerous - you should see the poor souls cycling along Euston road with assorted Lorries and buses up their behind.

I went on that comment thread on the BBC site. Usual bully boy drivers on there..

Audio devices banned 1 week before event

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 13:09

Good luck with it..look at it as an introduction to running without the headphones - i'm sure it won't be as bad as you thought.

You can be a born again 'phones free racer

Great South Run

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 13:05

Ugh. Flat course, but just got blown around once too many times! Not enough toilets too. Last time I realised i'm not a 'big events' person


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