Super Moo

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Chicago Marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 13:30

I did this last year.  Loved Chicago.

I got a good deal staying at the Chicago Athletic Association hotel right opposite the Cloud Gate.  Ten minute walk to the start.

Look out for Odyssey Cruises off the Navy Pier.  They did a pasta cruise on the Saturday which was much cheaper than normal cruises.

Marathon day it was very hot, but i understand it can be equally cold at that time of year. 

Berlin Marathon

Posted: Yesterday at 11:19

Am i seeing things or are they offering cups of tea at some of the drink stations?

I'm used to seeing tables filled with cups of water and energy drinks but the thought of slowing down to add milk and sugar at a table seems amusing.

Wonder if there will be cake as well

P&D autumn marathon 2016

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 20:44

Evening Guys,

I vowed to keep up with this thread this time but it moves on so fast so I apologies if this has been asked already…

I’m doing the up to 70 miles plan and this week a 22 miler is scheduled.

Never run this far before in training.  I did the up to 55 mile plan four times with maximum runs of 20 miles.

 Do I need to fuel for this during the run?  I will be running for around 3H30.  Haven’t fuelled for the 20 milers.

 Is it more important in training to finish the 22 miles with fuel or would there be more benefit if I got to just over 20 miles and crashed through lack of?


Disney Challenge 2017

Posted: 08/01/2016 at 11:20

I really fancy doing this, although when i mention it to friends they describe it more strongly than Goofy

Berlin marathon 2016

Posted: 02/12/2015 at 16:17

I got in. 

Not sure if that makes me lucky or not.

Will be my 4th Major.

Two hotels reserved already...

Berlin marathon 2016

Posted: 27/10/2015 at 12:17

Did you not see this when you ticked to box?

"Upon successful selection, I agree that the above amount will be booked from the selected credit card or account. 
By using a credit card for the registration and in order to make sure your credit card is valid for a payment Germany, there will be a reservation for the amount at your credit card account that lasts a few hours. Only upon binding registration, the participant fee will be charged from your credit card."

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/10/2015 at 15:03

Hi All,

I got out there on the Wednesday and I think I over did it a bit on the sightseeing.

I was a bit disappointed with the Expo, mainly for two reasons. First being I walked down from the Planetarium and kind of came in the wrong entrance so the “Wow” factor was lost.  Secondly because you had to fight all the way from the front to the back to pick up the bag and t-shirt after getting the race number.  Mind you my girlfriend picked up a few pairs of trainers way below what you can get them for in the UK.

Saturday I combined a Pasta Brunch with a cruise which was fantastic.

Race day was a mixed bag.  Would of loved a 3:45 pb but with the temperature forecasts I settled for an easy first half and ramp up the pace on the second.  All went well till the wheels fell off with 4 km to go.  Still managed under 4 hours with the second half only 30 seconds slower so can’t be too disappointed. 

My girlfriend managed to get to the curb at four places on route to see me flash by.


I loved the city.  Second half of the race just seemed devoid of people.  Even towards the end.  Mind you I was a bit spaced out and the roads are wide. 

Best part I think was standing in those fountains with the video walls in them after the race.

We spend most of the trip with a toy cow called Jeff getting photographed at every opportunity.  My girlfriend’s kid couldn’t come so she was following Jeff’s holiday on Facebook.  So if you say a cow on the big Abbott A at the expo, then that will explain it J

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 06/10/2015 at 12:25

Corral E for me.  Might scupper my sub 3:45 target so might have to relax and enjoy the experience.

Did anyone else get an invite Erik Kinnhammar for a meet and greet on Friday?

I'm booked onto a pasta brunch cruise on Saturday.


Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 16:09

I've still to receive my packet pick up email. 

Is it just me?

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 17/09/2015 at 10:26

Participant Guide is available on their website now as well.

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