The Jimbob

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Sub 3

Posted: 08/06/2016 at 00:10

Padams .... sub 7.30 is the silver medal, there is another medal for sub6 ... you have to be going some to get one of those. I think sub7.30 would be too quick for me even if I improved a little bit over the next few years. There's a different medal for sub9 ...

Phil, re London 10,000 yes previous years, more pens.

I reckon anyone thinking about this race but put off by recent comments on the starts, I'm trying to get a reply to my complaint. If they can give assurances that this year was a blip and they will be splitting the pens up a bit more as per previous years then I will be signing up and I reckon it's worth a go .... a really fast course, with loads of good runners to drag you round. I'll give them a couple more weeks as they are probably all processing thousands of GFA applications, then I'll chase for a response and I'll post the feedback here.

Did my first 20 mile run of the Autumn campaign on Sunday and today did my first proper commute double of the campaign - 10.5 and 5.5 .... damn that run home was uphill and really muggy. was dripping when I got in.

Sub 3

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 13:32

Plenty of boys and girls on this thread are turning to the dark side.(ultras) At some point I'd like to run Comrades. I've a couple of pals who do it every year and I get caught up in the hype. I watched the live coverage recently. It's fantastic and really tough. I'm not sure how I'd run it ..... run for a finish or a fastest possible time? Heathside has a V45 guy who seems to run it every year ... this year he PB'd in 6.50 which is none too shabby .... way beyond anything I could do ... although plenty of the peeps on this thread could probably run that sort of time.

Sub 3

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 13:25

Charlie ... I'm in the C race at Orion's Fast Friday ..... I've quite a few club mates in all the races. Sorry you won't be there. Anyone else in for it?

Sub 3

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 11:30

Late to the party with feedback from the Vitality 10,000 (formally Bupa 10,000)

As mentioned by others here that congestion at the front seemed to be bad this year. My opinion is they "cocked it up big time" .... I'm regular to this event and in previous years  you had 4 different coloured bibs, plus an A, B, or C on front of your number .... my maths ain't great but that's 12 starting pens! This year, they decided to ditch the A, B and C and just stick with the coloured bibs - so 4 huge pens. Why?!

I ran a not bad (and not quite a pb) 38.24 from the front "enclosure" ... the first 2 K was a constant jostle for position and I reckon I lost plenty of time and used extra energy with all the mini-surges. The negative split was 37 seconds which is fairly big for a 10k but more alarmingly the results thingy from Runpix shows that I overtook 1365 runners in the first 5K!. Suffice to say, I have lodged a big complaint to the organisers and am awaiting feedback.

Amazing anyone who managed a PB there. A few of our fast guys did well and the ladies scraped some team bling I believe.

I hope they revert back to the way they did things in previous years, otherwise this won't be the great mass race that it used to be.


Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 29/05/2016 at 14:38
I'll be in Where the Foch green also .....

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 18:11

Gertcha hawker

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 19/05/2016 at 22:29
Baldstan. I've survived for years with the 110 and it's served me well. I've paced many of my favorite races with it and I will still use it on the marathon. But this 225 for training is great, so much nerdy data .... I have the garmin app and strava app on my phone and it all happens in the background. I just have to press start and stop.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 13:37
Just bought the 225 last week from Decathlon for ??155 and I'm lovin it lovin it lovin it......

New York 2016

Posted: 18/05/2016 at 09:11

Morning GB. I'm not great at sleeping before a race so I like the idea of falling out of my hotel and onto the ferry. My main concerns will be keeping warm not needing to pee just before the race starts. That is a good idea to get the bus from midtown and then kip for a while.

 talking of sleep I'm on day 11 of consecutive training days and the thought of running a marathon is making me want to get my nut down

Sub 3

Posted: 17/05/2016 at 16:47
Padams wrote (see)

CW - very impressive race considering recent weeks' efforts!

Dan - Hope the infection clears quickly. I was reading a bit about your ultra and looked up some info on Pinnacle Ridge. Looks "interesting"...

bains - that's a bit gutting, seem to be a few short courses coming out of the woodwork these days.

Coro - nothing useful from me on the carb depleting/loading from me I'm afraid as I never do either really (other than carb loading virtually all of the time!).

Mainly just easy running for me the last few days. I managed to join our Sunday cycling group for the first time in 3 months and was quite pleased that I managed to keep up (and at/near the front on the climbs). 56M averaging about 19.5mph.

Tonight I have my first ever Masters athetics event (3,000m) - I think it's a pretty low standard league so hoping I can take it fairly easy before the first 10km road race league fixture tomorrow night.

Ha Ha Padams ..... you lapped me just after you got the bell! As I approached the line it said 2 to go and they changed it to 1 ... I said "I've still got 2 right?" and then I heard you galloping up behind me ... you passed me on the bend and I gave you some encouragement, said something like go on mate finish strong! ... I was in Heathside vest and The Jimbob Aviators . Looking at the results your were about 30 seconds ahead of the 2nd placed Barnet & District guy.

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