The Jimbob

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Posted: 05/06/2014 at 09:30

#run2workday in that London. That brilliant newspaper the Evening Standard created this "event" - today is the day that they encouraged lots of runners to give the tube a miss and run to the office. I took part, commute running is normal for me but I was hoping to see lots of runners on the streets unifying in the glory of our wonderful sport/lifestyle. What can I say? - saw less runners than I usually see! Sod all out there. A little disappointing.  Took a selfie with a London Bus in the background and posted it to their facebook page. I look a bit miserable! Still, a 5 mile gentle run in 38 mins / low HR to turn the legs over after the marathon the other day.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 04/06/2014 at 09:22
Running Rodent wrote (see)
Also for London next year - anyone who deferred a GFA place this year needs to get their application in before 20th June at 5pm or it won't count.


Heroine in a half-shell wrote (see)

I've been told by the charity I ran for in Paris that they have a spot for me in the VLM 2015, so London here we come! It's going to be extremely painful!!


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 13:53

Morning lovelies. Spoke to London Marathon today. GFA entries open up early next week (OO, Roundman, Pickalilly etc)

I've booked my flight for Boston 2015 - even tho' I don't have the place confirmed yet (gulp)

Weedy please put me down for Boston 20th April, and London 26th April.


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Posted: 03/06/2014 at 13:47

Hey Peeps - GFA London entries will open around the beginning of next week according to their customer services hotline. Looks like I'm doing the Boston/London double next year.  (London will be more of a plod)

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Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:31
Phil. Re kentRoadrunner course profile, it has 2 short sharp hills, a gradual climb to the finish and a nice long gradual downhill round the otherside (x17!). Lack of mileage in the training will definitely hit you at this course. The last few laps i was making moany noises as I took the hills and my last mile was 850. I think fitter athletes and elites like Marigold for instance use the undulations to their advantage. As I said I thought Ryan looked pretty steady towards the end, I don't know if he is in pb shape and how he compares that to flat races like London Berlin etc be interesting to hear his take on it. There weren't many pbs out there, plus the sun was hot in the first half, I was guzzling every lap.

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Posted: 02/06/2014 at 10:15
RS, I'm injured but enjoy the sesh with the Heathside posse.

Padams, LOL the bum bag contains wallet phone asthma pump and sometimes a few jelly babies (and passport/boarding pass on international races!). Most of the time it is round the back out of view. As for the calf guards ... the jury is still out. Im sure plenty of you guys on here have dabbled before you turned back to the good side. They do look a bit naff i admit.

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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:27
Lord Didsbury wrote (see)
You actually look three stone lighter than the first photo.

i could almost pass as a long distance runner ....

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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 22:16

ha ha Lord - go choke on yer Horlicks and bedtime biscuit snack. Actually wish i'd worn the calf guards yesterday, and the bumbag was turmed round as well - same lovely short shorts tho' - the picture below will turn most stomachs (those not offended by my pale legs and choice of sportswear - this is me hobbling just after the finish line, with my two daughters meeting brave broken daddy) - it isn't exactly a good advert for marathon running .....


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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 19:39

here's a pic i came accross from Last Sunday at Bupa of me levitating round the outside (always pursuing the red head girls)  - look closely and you might just spot the pink shorted silent assassin Jools getting ready to ease past me a few mins after.


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Posted: 01/06/2014 at 12:10

just looked at the garmin data from yesterday 1.32 first half .... last 6 miles - into 8 min miling....

check out the comparision - the other 3 weigh as much combined as the big one!


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