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Choosing my first Marathon

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 14:03

If you can do 20 now you can easy do 26 on a few hills by October!  I did Chester last year and a bit hilly but not too bad and a great first marathon experience.

I wouldn't have thought Bournemouth was very hilly as a lot of the route is along seafront but unless you want a weekend away I would choose a more local marathon as that takes away all the worry about travelling and getting back home when you are tired.  (I did Chester as I was visiting family)

New parkrun at Parke in Bovey Tracey in Devon

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:28

For anyone  in South Devon who fancies a nice 3 mile off-road run on a Saturday morning there is a new parkrun starting this Saturday on April 5th.  It is based at the National Trust Parke estate just outside Bovey Tracey, just a few minutes off the A38.  Lovely run by the river and free parking and the usual café, toilets etc handy.

In case you don't know parkruns are free and you can just turn up and run.  If you want your time recorded then you can register at the parkrun website and  download a barcode which is scanned at the end of the run. Everyone welcome and children too (although younger ones need to run with an adult).

Run For Tomorrow @ Brixworth 10k half and full marathon

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 00:12

I am doing the marathon - if you look at the website you will see it is organised by a couple who have done 100's of marathons and organise loads so I am sure it is going to be very well set up.  Have had an email from them with pre-race details and one of the plus points for me was that it was a smaller, low key event that the big ones.

Somewhere on here the organiser - Dave Major  - posted some info too - can't remember the thread name.  I have also emailed him a few times about local accommodation etc so sure he would answer your queries.

Abingdon Marathon 2014

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 09:11

Sorry, meant to say are not - there must have been a website blip as for half an hour I couldn't and now it is working again- for a horrible moment thought it was full as they had closed entry!


Abingdon Marathon 2014

Posted: 05/02/2014 at 08:52

Entries are open now!


Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon

Posted: 22/12/2013 at 20:27

Not my finest hour - 4.40.36 but still enjoyed it and now I am home eating chips I think I will do it again next year so not all bad!  Wasn't expecting quite so much mud but such an interesting course - beats the usual road races.  Congestion better than expected too.  Bit chaotic at the beginning I thought - I didn't realise the start gun had gone - but appreciated the support along the way and the showers at the end to try to scrape off the mud.  Next one will be a nice flatty on dry tarmac!

Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon

Posted: 15/12/2013 at 16:51

Did my last long (short) run of 10 miles today in driving rain and wind along Torbay seafront - hard going! Needless to say hoping it will be better next week....

I had on long legs, long sleeved top plus thin rain jacket but no hat and was quite warm - and soaked through - so much for waterproof top - and was fine running but as soon as I got home started to get really cold so will be very keen to get my bag from that bag drop to dry off and change afterwards if it was like today. Shoes also soaked so still debating which sort to wear.   My legs get very cold when in rain for and hour or too so shorts definitely not an option for me. Course it could be dry...

Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon

Posted: 08/12/2013 at 16:30

Thank you  - much appreciated - keep us updated if you can.  And fingers crossed it says fairly dry.  Off to do some beach running in my head torch now......

Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 13:37

Thanks for that update - really helps to have some local info on the course and let's hope the puddles don't accumulate over the next few weeks. Doing my last 22 miler tomorrow and so far so good. Am really looking forward to running the course as it does sound different to the usual road races.  Keep us updated with the state of the course if you can - I may revert to trail shoes on the day if it sounds too muddy/wet.

Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 23:19

I did Chester marathon 3 weeks ago so am just picking up on that training plan again - ie slotting back into the last weeks - so will do my last 22 miler three weeks before ie Dec 1st.  Followed it for London too and seemed to work - did two18s and a 20 and two 22 miles so that seems to work for me. 

Doing a local cross country race this Sunday so an easier week but will do 20 next weekend. Did a very wet and windy hilly 6 miles tonight and managed to keep warm even though wet - all good December practice.

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