The Jimbob

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Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:54

Hello All. Monday Morning doesn't feel so gloomy today as I received my confirmation of acceptance into next year's race by email last night.

One might say I'm a little excited by this news.

I've started this thread so we can all compare notes, talk about our plans, our hopes, our goals, our arrangements. Anyone who's running it next year or wants to run it at some point in the future or anyone who has already ran it and has stories to tell please make yourself at home. We're in for a long winter of training. Come in, pull up a chair, tell us your story.  Why did you want to run this race in particular? where/how did you qualify? How did you arrive at this point in your life where you are running marathons and entering Boston? Have you started training?

Sub 3

Posted: 12/09/2014 at 10:18

Ha Ha Phil - that gurn got you the PB.

Seeing as the Autumn Marathons are coming up soon is there an updated list of what everyone is running?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 12:23
E mmy wrote (see)

Welcome to the madness Britrisky!

Jimbob - i'm still very hurt you wont be in Paris and we wont get to see your beautiful girls again

when I come in 2016 i'll be coming without the family as I want to go on the mega lash post race.

Nothing to stop you coming to London and socialising with London BCRC'ers. Barbeques, races etc we are set up for staying guests in Casa de Jimbob - shame you are not in the London Ballot ..... (or are you?)

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:58

Hello Newbies, I'm not in! but I did 2013 and 2014 and I'm coming back in 2016. This lot are a scream and great friends of mine. Paris is a fantastic marathon, comparable to London and Berlin for course "ease",atmosphere and scenery (probably the prettiest, if we say London is the best atmosphere and Berlin is the fastest) plus Paris is only 2 hours from London on the Eurotube. The metro is really easy to navigate. On Sunday arvo/evening after the race, Corcorans at Saint Michel is the place to be.

my spring marathon focus switches to the Boston/London double but I've nowhere else to go , so I'll be camped out in here for the winter, talking about all sorts of nonsense, maybe some talk of running and dare I say the occasional chatter about training.


Sub 3

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:35

btw nice podium-ing KD

Sub 3

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 13:17

T-moth - unbelievable. I've heard from a couple of ultra runner pals that you need solid food along the way, sports drinks and gels don't quite cut it. Next time take a picnic! Amazing achievement and superb win.

as for building speed endurance - over to Marigold

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 08:21

atta'girl RR

Sub 3

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 18:04

Morning All,

nice half LR1976 - that's some going - I had a pal - a 50+ also grabbed a 1.21 today at GNR.  He got 3rd 50+ so lets see if he gets a prize.

Today I slayed the demons from my 40:06 Bupa run and my more recent 9600 metre 38:46 track run, and bagged a 39:33 at the summer Regents Park 10k race - as recommended by someone on here (Selbs I think) - got reasonably near the front at the start as it's a narrow course and gets congested further back, and paced with one of the fast Heathside girls and kind of hung on to the back of her and a couple of other fellas for the first 7k - and then gradually eased away from them on the last lap (3 lap course) trying to drag her with me. She's a demon but has been racing loads recently so probably a bit too much in the legs. Relieved to get the sub40 and it felt pretty comfortable all things considering (maybe there's a 38:xx in there one day? - oh no moving target!). Came in 24th. Winner did a 32 something. Perfect conditions on a lightening fast course with a few mutts to navigate!

Thought I'd share my piece of news  - next up Reigate Half - anyone else playing?

Sub 3

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 09:43

Ooooh Abo Smackdown, winner buys the pints, I'll be the ref, winner also buys ref a pint

Sub 3

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 16:50

run your own pace T-Moth!  Tortoise and the Hare it.  Let him try to break you with his surges, he can go off and do his own thing and then you stroll past him at 85k (85k FFS!)

btw great commute run AL_P

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