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Up & Running Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 22:04

Comment for the organisers and marshalls, re-iterating the point above. I found the race well organised and conducted. Always tricky working with the elements mid-December but it was done very well. I was impressed by the local support all along the route too for cold winters day.

Minor addition: a one-pager of the event in the race pack would be much appreciated for the overall event. Great online material but some very basic information on car parks and local map would be handy. I'm obviously not a local....


Royal Windsor Half Marathon Trail Run

Posted: 26/05/2014 at 00:55

I put some more detailed comments in the Rating section. I won't be doing this race again.

I'm not sure about the measurements either. I did the Half and I measured it at 21.5K. Some of the KM markers were several hundred metres off. Most noticable with the 18, 19, 20 and 21 KM markers.

And to top it off, I got an email to say that the chip start time failed so there are no proper results.




Shoe mileage and running style

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 14:01

SR - that's a pretty fast wearing shoe. I presume you've tried other brands?

Shoe mileage and running style

Posted: 13/11/2012 at 11:07

I seem to have tempted fate by starting this thread. My uppers started tearing in the last couple days and so bought another pair. I guess I'll start rotating them, using the new pair for the longer distances.

Shoe mileage and running style

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 09:45

I've been running regularly for about 7 years and changed my shoes after 500 miles or so. In the last year I switched from a heel landing to mid-foot landing (along with faster and shorter strides). I've now covered more than 1300 miles in my current pair and they are absolutely fine and achieved good PBs at 10K, half and full marathons. Question is: has anyone else had a similar experience with their shoe mileage? I use Asics 21*0 (currently 2160).

I must confess that I've read "Born to Run", "Running with Kenyans" and "Eat & Run" which have influenced but not dictated my changes.


Marlow Half Marathon

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 09:35

Hmmm... put it like that, maybe I've been underrating my potential.

Or everyone has underrated their shoes. Topic for another forum I guess.


Marlow Half Marathon

Posted: 07/11/2012 at 10:51

A tiny shoekeeping hint: a quick wash in a regular washing machine soon after a muddy race should return shoes to their former state or better. I've defied the recommendations about mileage and washing and now clocked up 1300 miles in my current pair and they've survived 3 washes to date (including the damp MK marathon). Asics 2160 by the way.


Marlow Half Marathon

Posted: 06/11/2012 at 08:47

Many thanks for the link, really captured it well - the flood was even worse than I remembered!


Marlow Half Marathon

Posted: 05/11/2012 at 12:33

SR - I saw him too and I was several mins behind you it seems.

I never expected to be riding waves in a road race but that's what happened when the water was at it's deepest, I was hopping over the waves created by the runner in front. Makes for a good yarn anyway.

Only gripe which The Bus raised was the t-shirt. I was looking forward to another of those long sleeved cotton ones. Apologies to the person(s) whose expectations had been raised. Yesterday's t-shirt wasn't enough of a medal-substitute.

I finished around 1:46 so was somewhere in the vicinity of runlozrun.


Marlow Half Marathon

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 11:24

Gottobeinittowinit - it's a t-shirt, no medal. But the t-shirt is really TOP quality. My family members have claimed all of mine so far. My medals are stuck in a cupboard, but my Marlow t-shirts are all out and about.

Chillies: methinks that the bump was at the 8 mile mark


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