Stan Trinket

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manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 14:09
Well done this morning Gary. Just checked the parkrun results and you beat me by four places. My target this year is to finish in the top 10 and you turn up one weekend and do it at your first attempt! Well done and haven't you had a week off too? Anyway If I had known it was you I would have come over and said hello. Did you enjoy your first Heaton Parkrun? How did your son get on at the cross country? I managed 19:24 which is one second slower than my PB on that course. Was gutted!

Aiming for a nice 15 mile run tomorrow now nearly all the snow has gone. By the way does anyone use beetroot juice before a race? I've been using it for a while and would say it makes a difference but it could all just be in my mind!

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 18:50
This thread moves so quickly! Iansi hope whatever you've got you manage to shake off quickly. I had a chest infection early January and was just glad it was then and not in April.

Actually managed to get out today. Just north of Manchester and loads of snow here to add to Sunday's snow. Didn't go out yesterday or Monday as the paths were just ice! Luckily school shut at lunchtime so took advantage of that and headed out onto the snowy hills. The slowest I have ever ran 13 miles but it was great to be out there.

Great to see everyone's training for on strava. The mileage totals are just amazing. Mine are so low but I like to switch it up with swimming/gym/spinning. Don't think I've ever had a week above 45 miles. Do you think I need to go higher to achieve sub-3?

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 07/01/2015 at 18:52
Very jealous of reading everyone's training/running. Felt a bit rubbish on Sunday but ventured out on the icy roads and managed 10 miles, however it has now morphed into full on man-flu. Can't even breathe. My usual approach of runnning and red wine doesn't seem to working. So having to take a few days out. Gutted and also particularly irritable. Funny how a lack of exercise makes you feel.... Good running everyone. Keep it up.....

Sub 3 Tom: #asics262

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 20:24

I don't blame you practising Literatin. I am always traumatised by a guy who was running just in front on me at the Chester Marathon a few years back. He had an "explosive moment" at the 20 mile stage. To be fair though he carried on and beat me by quite a bit. I was glad he ran on faster than me because the smell was awful...... I always use the SIS blackcurrant ones and can't bring myself to try anything else.

By the way hi Tom, I've been lurking for a bit and will be following your progress with interest and will use some of your training schedules as am aiming for sub 3 myself the week after you, at the Manchester marathon. You certainly seem to have the speed. All the best for the weeks ahead..... 


Asics262 - 2015

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 20:08

I know it isn't Paris and that some of you may not be the greatest fans of asics after the Final Five selection process but Athletics Weekly are doing a similar thing for the Manchester Marathon. I know it is doesn't have the glamour and the kudos of 26.2 but it is an alternative...... 

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 20:04

I thought it was very tough. Usually I am better in colder conditions but the air was just so cold to breathe in the first few miles. Time was ok but a good minute off my best, but if this is where I am now then it is a good starting point.....

Well done Rich on your run into the wind and on the sand too. Will check it out on Strava in a bit. It must have been tough?

Good run from you too John. I don't usually get up to 16 miles until February so you'll be fine come April. Are you going for a time?

Not sure if anyone is interested in some free kit and their entry fee back but Athletics weekly are doing a competition to be a Manchester Marathon Ambassador 


Beyond #asics262: life after Target 26.2 for sub-3:30 runner Malcolm

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 16:10
Hey! Everyone have a great Christmas? I even managed to go for a run on Christmas Day! Never done that before....

Did the Ribble Valley 10k today. Beautiful countryside with snow covered hills around including Pendle Hill. Great conditions too but think I over fuelled with sugar again as felt a bit queasy. Managed 39:20 so a minute away from a pb but hey it's 3 days after Christmas so if I lose a stone who know what time I could do!

Anyway what has everyone been up to and what targets are we aiming for in the New Year? I'll kick us off
5k - 18:20
10k - sub 38
Half marathon - sub 83
Marathon - sub 3
Only managed one PB last year but did ruin my season by running into a bollard!

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 16:03
Cheers for the good luck messages. Was great conditions for a PB but my body wasn't feeling it this morning. 39:20 which isn't too bad after the Christmas excesses. Looking at the results I wasn't too far behind you, Gary. The course was great apart from an icy bit where you turned back on yourself. Surprised the organisers didn't grit that bit as it was the only icy part on the course....

Tried to do a few miles after the race but I soon realised that all the paths were a bit too icy to do any meaningful running so just ended up running around the castle as the sunlight had melted the ice up there....

How did the beach run go Rich?

Nothing wrong with two naps, Just Coop Going. Swear by a good nap.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 16:33
Good luck for tomorrow Gary. Am doing it too though probably not as fast as you. You got any other races planned in the run up to Manchester?

Beyond #asics262: life after Target 26.2 for sub-3:30 runner Malcolm

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 16:05
Well done on the VMLM place Reiki. Yes you all have to meet up before the start! It calmed my nerves no end last year.....

Did the King's Lynn park run yesterday. Not sure how I feel about flat courses as you don't get any rest time. Managed 18:55 which I am happy with as wanted under 19 mins. Was going to do the Bolton park run but it was cancelled. I think the same happened to Hans' parkrun too. There was a lot of ice about last weekend! Only 9 runs until I hit 100!

If I don't post on here before Christmas I hope you all have a fab time! I am currently chilling out at my parents which gives me ample opportunity to catch up with my running. Love running along the cliff tops and the beach - occasionally get to glimpse a seal too!
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