Posted: 03/04/2016 at 15:55
Wow, great to see you back Angela. Happy to join a facebook group as its easier for me to get onto especially as my iPhone has decided that links from emails are to difficult to link to (if you have an iPhone, don't update to the new software as it ruins your phone!!!!). How do we go about setting one up?
Just had a look at Malcs' HM on Strava. Looking forward to the race report. Looks like a nice even pace - bodes well for London.
Well done on your park run time Dave - its always great sneaking under 20. You aiming for sub 19 now?
I did the Wilmslow half today but tbh haven't felt great recently. Shame it wasn't two weeks ago. That is when I managed 19:07 at my local hilly parkrun, a week later I thought I would go sub-19. Managed a great start but then the legs just didn't have any kick and eventually finished in 20:40! Not sure what happened but anyway fast forward to today and the idea was to get under 1:30 and if I was feeling good aim for 1:26. Controlled it quite well and resisted the temptation to run off fast at the beginning and finished strong in 1:28:45. So am happy with that.
Off down to Norfolk next weekend so will see what I can get on a flat parkrun. My PB down there is 18:21 but I'll be happy sub-19. I am hopefully dragging my brother along. After years of trying to get him to run he has now signed up for the Great North Run.
Thanks for the advice on Robin Hood, Sean and alternative marathons Malcs - I may possibly do the York one as it'll be easier to get to. Maybe you could pace me too! Sean that it how I remember the Robin Hood marathon when I did the HM part about 10 years ago. I remember thinking I was glad I wasn't one of the marathon runners who suddenly saw all the other runners disappear!
Good luck everyone as we draw nearer to marathon time!