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good for age

Posted: Yesterday at 16:41

London actually published the new GFA times at the same time as the ballot last year. I think the problem was that a lot of people didn't notice or didn't check so only realised after the ballot had closed.

London Marathon Cheat?

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 07:14

Old article detailing checks done to detect cheats. I guess we'll see this guy removed from the results.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:35

Wow! That's amazing. Will watch his interviews later.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:26

Big G, are you still seeing the physio for your injury? I can understand your frustrations, especially missing the structure and routine of running. This is just how I feel when I can't run. You WILL be OK soon but some injuries just need time to heal. The worst bit for me is when people just give me smug looks as if to say 'see I told you it's no good, better off not bothering'.

Beautiful day here again. Finding it a bit harder to get out for a run with kids off but have done a couple of 6-7 mile runs this week. Up to Yorkshire tomorrow - not looking forward to the hills up there!

Don't really understand why someone would want to cheat in a marathon but good to see from the thread that the charity is investigating it. It should be quite easy now with chip timing and photos to look into any anomalies. Interesting that he doesn't have many friends congratulating him on his FB page.

ITBS for over a year

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 14:05

I have had a few bouts of ITBS. The physio is not really sure what causes it for me (over pronation? Weak hips?) But I know from the most recent bout that trying to run through it, even short distances just prolongs the injury. For me, foam rollers didn't really help, apart from making me feel I was doing something. I think for me what got rid of it was complete rest for a few weeks whilst doing a daily session of strenghtening exercises for the hips.  As the physio above says, if you can find out the root cause, it is far easier to treat and prevent it coming back.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 09:16

Do you mean 2:05 Kenny?! Our fuel station was just before the Lucozade 30k part. But it just had the elites drinks so once these were all gone, all you could see were 6 white tables at the edge of the road. Michel R was running on the LHS as he came past at that point.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:26

Lily, enjoy the well deserved massage and hope you wore your medal with pride today. Enjoy Dorset, I bet that beach run was beautiful today.

Snap D, I had a look at your splits and you ran a perfectly paced race - congratulations! Hope the legs are OK.

Big G, I saw those sisters being interviewed too! Were they for real? All the Guinness WR attempters are usually in the green start but how on earth were they taken seriously?! Can't believe the interviewer didn't even flinch when they said sub 2:30, for goodness sake!! BTW thanks for the advise re parkrun. I've come to the conclusion that the only way for me to improve is to try another course!

I really felt for Mo. I get the feeling he really wants to be liked, especially after coming away from SPOTY with nothing after getting double Olympic and World Champ golds. I hope the public remain supportive and that he comes back to prove BF wrong. It can't have been easy running on his own for so long.

London Marathon deferrals and GFA place

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:19

These were the conditions for this years race, although doesn't mean they'll be the same for 2015.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 22:58

Sorry you couldn't watch the race Mamafox 

Well done KK, glad you enjoyed the race. I saw Michel Roux at the 30k point, were you with him then?!

Lee, sorry it didn't go as planned. Did you have pain anywhere or was it fatigue? Well done for ploughing on. Hope you still managed to enjoy the atmosphere.

I enjoyed the day although did prefer running it to watching. We had a great view from the fuel station. The drinks station had 6 tables and each table had specific drinks allocated to it. We had to line up the drinks in a specific order but the runners then had to grab their own drink. Lots of them had elaborate decorations on to help them locate them, such as flags, tinsel hoops (which allowed them to scoop them up with their arms) and plastic flowers. Our tables drinks included Haile's and Dibabas. I was able to take Haile's one home as he pulled out at 20k so didn't get to us. We had drama with Dibaba as she knocked the bottle over onto the floor and then picked it up. It lost her about 10 secs and meant that the two Kenyans in front were able to break away! We hung around for a bit screaming people's names out and saw quite a few runners from our club. Some people had brought lots of jelly babies which they put on the tables once the elites had all gone. A lot of the runners were very grateful. 

Any word from Lily or SD?

London Marathon

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:30

Good luck everyone! I've deferred due to injury but am looking forward to volunteering at the elite fuel station. My dad is leading the green start runners on his bike for the first mile so please don't knock him over

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