Stan Trinket

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manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 19:50
Sally, I would echo what runaround says. Stay with pacer and then run on at the later stages. I've tried going ahead of the pacer before and it just adds another layer of mental terror later on when you're tired. I was just worried when I started to slow down how long it would be before they passed me....

Managed 16 miles yesterday which I was pleased with especially as I ran passed they house at 8 miles and knew I could have stopped. Printed out the route today, made me feel a little queasy. Gonna have a drive around the course before race day so I can break the route into 4 sections. Half the battle of a marathon is the psychological element. Is the route much different from the one in 2012 when they brought the marathon back?

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Posted: 29/03/2015 at 11:50
That is not a major fail, Jonny. 16 miles is good, the other week I only managed 11 before I dragged myself back home. Yesterday I meant to go out for 15+ miles but ended up eating a pork barbecue selection and having far too much to drink in Manchester. Zombies and whisky cocktails are good race fuel right? Certainly missing the hour this morning. Shall try for a run later....

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Posted: 28/03/2015 at 11:51
Well done on your mileage this week RRR. Couldn't have been easy getting out this morning. Thanks for letting me know about the metros as well as am heading into Manchester later for some drinking too! Looks like there will be some closures the weekend of the marathon. Might be an idea to check the website before the weekend.

Did the parkrun this morning but got completely soaked! New Wilmslow half marathon top goes nice and see through too. Going to try and do 15 miles later as don't think I'll be able tomorrow. There does seem to be a gap in the weather at the moment.

Hope everyone has a good weekend of running. I am off to update the playlist on my iPod as it is starting to annoy me now! Seems to be the same songs over and over....

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 23:32
Cheers for the link Pete. Am seriously tired all the time at the moment. Just glad I have the two weeks prior to the marathon off work. I discovered last year that not having enough rest kills your running. One week I ran at groin height into a bollard and it only put 20 seconds on my parkrun time. Running a school trip to Disneylandparis put over a minute on!

9 slow miles tonight but pretty sure it's the last one in the hi-viz until October Cannot wait for BST to start.....

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 21:11

Can I just check that my tapir is correct? Does everyone else's look like this?



manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 16:38
AlanB: PB - 3:09:45 Target - 2:42:00 (ish)
AnimalMagic: PB - 3:32:36 Target - 3:20:00
CarterUSM: PB - 3:36:41 Target - 3:25:00
saintjason: PB - 2:57:15 Target - 2:59:59
AliBali123: PB - 3:59:29 Target - 3:59:59
Sorequads: PB - 3:05:59 Target - 2:59:xx
SeanFitz: PB - 3:39:30 Target - 3:19:00
Iansi: PB - 3:39:18 Target - 3:29:59
McCarthyC: PB - 4:13:26 Target - 2:59:59
John Jenks8: PB - N/A Target - 4:44:59
CeejayD: PB - N/A Target - 5:00:00 ish
Runningtap: PB - 4:11:45 Target - 3:30:00
Sally Boulton 2 PB - N/A Target - 4:29:59
RRR PB - 4:14:16 Target - 3:59:59
runaround PB - 2:53::32 Target - 2:59:59
Legend777 PB - 4:31::54 Target - 4:14:59
Gary Wolst. PB - 2:58:27 Target - 2:50
Jonny Beach PB - N/a Target - 3.59.59
Stan PB - 3:03:34 Target - 2:59:59

Added myself to the list but lost the bullet points! Sorry! Think this will be my third attempt at sub-3. Hopefully third time lucky.... Club night tonight.... Think it will probably hurt after Sunday.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 19:12
Hi Ross. Welcome to the forum. Usually there are start pens and there should be a pacer in each one. What time are you thinking of going for?

For everyone that did Wilmslow today is the first part slightly downhill. My 10k time is faster than my time from the Ribble Valley a few months ago. Thanks for the congrats on the time. My second fastest just wish they would put water in a bottle and not a cup. I get it everywhere bar my mouth. Stopped at mile 7 just so I could drink it properly and couldn't get the pace back then.....

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 16:27
Blimey that sounds horrible, Gary. Kind of puts everything into perspective.

Anyway good to meet you on the start line. Hope everyone has had a good weekend of running?

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 20:24
I am very much with Gary when it comes to carb loading just eat what you do normally plus an extra energy bar. I overloaded last year at london and felt particularly sick around Canary Wharf. Lesson has certainly been learned for Manchester

My running has taken a hit this week with so much happening at work. I'll be lucky to break 30 miles. Had an interview today which I got so am buzzing a little. Teacher interviews seem to have everything in them bar a swim suit round these days. Spent a whole day doing so many tasks just glad I got it. Feel like I've made my mileage up just by doing that....

My 100th parkrun tmrw! Woohoo. Will see if I can PB!

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Posted: 22/02/2015 at 19:59
Phew just about thawed out after today's Great NorthWest half in Blackpool. Was probably about as windy as last year but had the added benefit of rain, hail and sleet. They also changed the course from last year as well. Managed 1:27:30 in the end which all things considered I am happy with. Minute fast than last year.... 2 minutes slower than two years ago.... Still wondering whether to go for a pb at Wilmslow or not. Usually recover quite quickly.

Some great running today by you lot. It seems like some of you got caught up in snow, rain and wind too....
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