The Jimbob

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Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 10:20

VTRunner, congratulations on the BQ. yes NYC looked tough - I had a couple of pals running it together. The conditions improved as the race went on, but they ran in hats, long sleeve and compression gear. It looks like a tough course.

Stick around and keep us updated on your progress. Are you likely to have one more crack at a marathon before Boston2016 entry opens next September? You could maybe improve the BQ a little and strengthen your grip on that all important entry place. It's getting ever more popular this running malarkey.

Valencia Marathon 2014

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 00:19


Evening All, just dropping back in to see how you all are.

I really enjoyed post race beers last year with JakeUK and all the marafunners from the UK. He'll know where we were, it was an irish pub that served many cold beers and burgers and chips. I was back at Aeropuerto for the easyjet flight to gatwick and a wee bit sozzled after me and Pottermoss quaffed a few more in the departure lounge as we blew the last of our euros.

Nicole - glad you are shaking off injury. Still more weeks to recover

Wardi - ello mucker, didn't expect you round these parts. Good luck for the Barca campaign

Banksy - use the force.  You and I have similar stats on our PBs, I just knocked a few more mins off my Valencia 2013 a couple of weeks back in Abingdon but it was not enough for a sub3 this time - it was a great run tho' and no regrets, I had a ball. I'm enjoying the journey and maybe Boston will the One, or maybe Amsterdam (all signed into that also). Main thing I say, Enjoy it!, it's a great course, spacious and flat, with your fast half and good training you are knocking on the door so just pace it sensibly.

Tiddy - you did Paris last year also! (good times)

PC - I can just see that Frame Mount over the fireplace with the 6 marathon major medals in there ..... telling the grand kids all about it. Then the organisers add Sydney to the championship and make it 7 -  .  You talk about running around parts of North London, like Crouch End / Hampstead etc I'm based up that way - (Finchley) - run with Heathside (Crouch End based). I was fortunate to be running on the heath in the torrential downpour on Sunday with a club mate. It was fun, all the runners out in the same boat - soaked to the skin and making the best of it.

Good Luck everyone - i'll stalk back from time to time to see how the taper madness is affecting and see how you all got on. Hope you get the same fabulous conditions as we had last year. Cool, Sunny no breeze .... and I hope you get the free Amstel at the finish.

Oh yeah, as Bob says, no tunnel - and last few k were nice and quick.(relatively speaking) 




Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 23:46

Iain - as Mr Puffy has pointed out the Paris Thread is all you need.

My top tip is more of a nagging reminder - don't forget your med cert (signed and stamped)

Get yourself over there, you'll find many folk, including me, with lots to say about Paris and useful info.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 23:42

Tim, some pals do Watford, I've heard it's ok as long as it's not flooded - it's early Feb. A bit early for me - I'm staying out of the road races till from now till March. (lets see how that works out for me)


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 16:39
The Jimbob wrote (see)

Listmeister - please add me to the London XC Champs on November 15th, National XC Champs on 21st February  / as well as the Amsterdam naughtiness next Autumn


Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 08:52

Anyone else watch the New York Marathon yesterday? Feeling inspired? I might have to put on the "at some point" list.

2 weeks on from my marathon, I did a 17 miler yesterday with the club. Keeping the fitness bubbling for a bit until I start the Boston plan (which isn't written yet)


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 08:49

Listmeister - please add me to the London XC Champs on November 15th, National XC Champs on 21st February  / as well as the Amsterdam naughtiness next Autumn

17 miles of rain soaked running yesterday including a fast blast around Regents park outer circle

Well done to Danni and BRF in New York and Radar Sal for their support crew

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 21:39
Put me down for Amsterdam frivolity, I'm all signed up .......

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 07:42

TD, a pal recently took a month off running as they went on a cycling holiday. She cycled miles every eay. Came back and ran a half in reasonable time but a few mins short of her best. She said she felt sluggish. However, 2 weeks later, and a few training runs but nothing special, did another half, this time she felt great and produced a 2 minute pb / 1:25. She maintains that the endurance and fitness gained from all the cycling was still in her legs. My point is, you probably would be able to get by on cycling and 1 run a week. You may not hit the heights of 2012 because I think results like that come from higher mileage/marathon specific training, like wot you did, but I'm sure you could run a decent ish marathon by your standards.

Sub 3

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 23:16
Selbs, epic report and race

Bains, congrats on the bambino

12 miles on Dartmoor today 7.30 mins per mile. Legs had nothing more to give

250 miles in the car, Plymouth to home in London.

Arrived to find package with some Brooks Mach XC spikes that i ordered. Opted for half a size up on normal running shoe. Can feel a little gap at the end tho it's pretty slight. Think I made the right choice, it feels a snug fit. Ok who's doing London XC Champs at Parly Hill on 15/11. Marders?
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