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Three Peaks

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 16:02

It's possible I've been put forward for this for a group charity event. Has anyone got any advice on how best to train for it whilst continuing normal marathon training?  Thanks in advance!

Lisbon Marathon 2012

Posted: 25/03/2013 at 09:31

Nope  I chased a few times but got nowhere, shame

Trans Vulcania 2013

Posted: 10/01/2013 at 09:35


Bournemouth Marathon 2013

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 15:47

Thanks Goldbeetle - hadn't found that one - DOH !  Deffo won't be doing it - blooming cheek.  There are some great ultra events in Europe that are about a third of the price and a good weekend away too.  Cheeky b*ggers.  Deffo not doing it.


Bournemouth Marathon 2013

Posted: 09/01/2013 at 12:50

Is it just me or is £49.50 plus admin fee a bit steep for an inaugural marathon??  Stratford is only £26, Chester £41.50, what are we being charged for??!!

Trans Vulcania 2013

Posted: 08/01/2013 at 21:04

it's beginning to look complicated!! Has anyone sorted travel from London yet?  Flights seem to go to Tenerife South so then need to get North before getting transfer to La Palma.  Help!!

Lisbon Marathon 2012

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 12:34

Not sure on photos but I now officially exist as a finisher!  Shame the certificates only show elapsed time not chip time though - missed a PB by 6 seconds - much gnashing of teeth !!!!  I guess they'll email us about photos at some point ?



Lisbon Marathon 2012

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 09:43

Thanks Ally, yep, searched both.  Got a Portuguese colleague to phone someone as still no response to emails.  Apparently one of the aerials had gone down and about 100 people are affected - great!!  They are supposedly going through photos to determine finish times and then update the website but quite frustrated they still haven't acknowleged a single email.  Re. the volunteers - I couldn't agree more, a guy in front of me missed every single bottle at one station and the last lady to offer him one actually ran about 100m after him to make sure he got a bottle!!  Supporters were very kind as well, I enjoyed it for sure! (apart from dying over the last 5 miles......!!)


Lisbon Marathon 2012

Posted: 13/12/2012 at 10:15

HELP!! Did anyone else run this event on Sunday 9 December?  My name is still not appearing on the finishers list and I worked my butt off to get a qualifying time for Boston   No one is responding to emails either - has anyone else had the same problem?  Any helpful suggestions much appreciated!  Thanks

Rotary Shakespeare Marathon

Posted: 29/04/2012 at 17:01

Have to say that before I got home and read this thread I was still in a dark place about the decision to cancel the marathon.  My hotel room had cost just under £100 and I was looking forward to getting a decent mileage in with support, new surroundings, etc.  So all I've actually done this weekend is scoff masses of carbs (thanks to Pizza Express special offer ) and shuffled a 13 miler that I could have done in my own New Forest back yard.

 HOWEVER, I have never come across such cheerful, supportive marshalls (apart from the odd one or two wearing headphones....), felt so chuffed with myself and my friend's mum for battling through the conditions, experienced such a silent race, we were all just too bolloxed for banter, and, most rewarding of all, seen the Brit spirit of looking out for complete strangers who were worse off than ourselves and helping out however we could with extra layers, hugs and in promptu hot water bottles made from plastic botts and the generosity of the tea ladies.  So, am I disappointed - yes, did I enjoy and will I remember it?  HELL YES!!

Well done us

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