The Jimbob

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Sub 3

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.

Sub 3

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.

Sub 3

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 ....

Sub 3

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 .....


Sub 3

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.


Sub 3

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!


Sub 3

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 11:52

Morning All, despite the heat yesterday morning, the 34 short sharp hills (on the 17 lap) course, the flared up achilles from 6 miles in giving me discomfort for the rest of the race, i actually really enjoyed the Kent Roadrunner Marathon. I'm a little burnt today and injured for sure, however, i had the honour of meeting sub3 legend Ryan and we supported each other around the course. He lapped me twice on the way to a pretty steady/decent performance by his standards (i think) having stalked the results. I'm not sure the conditions gave many PBs - it certainly didn't for me - with a 3.19 and 29th place put into context with my lack of endurance and the slow (death marchy) last couple of laps i was pretty pleased with that. I now need to rest and sort out my injury proper (may drop out of hackney) to have a decent 12 week training cycle for Abingdon.

We had our own little feed station and support crew and it was a really good atmosphere. Did i mention the medal? i'm sure that if you speedies owned one of these you wouldn't be putting it on ebay any time soon, as it might come in handy if you ever needed to defend your house against a burglar. It's a big ph*ck off lump of metal - when i say big i mean bloody massive. might have to post a comparison picture!  

Silverstone Half Marathon

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 10:23
Slow James wrote (see)

Anyone still got the 2004 results as a pdf or seen them online?

Did find this but seems to be misisng the backend data:


I'm also seeking a PDF of Silverstone 2005 results. Have approached London Marathon but the computer said noooooo. 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 16:29
E mmy wrote (see)
The Jimbob wrote (see)
PC - wrote (see)

Sorry Darling.  You're also chasing The Jimbob ! Stupid fella runs too fast, if I was him I would stop to tie my laces every km. 

HS, Max's Mum and Jellybum are kicking some 10K.  I'm sure KeyserSuze has a parkrun.  Don't think I've missed anyone important.  Good Luck ! 

ooh I love being chased by Emmys

We'll be going round and round after each other.

even better

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