Twisted Sole

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Edinburgh Marathon 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 13:31

Ann Knox,

I've just logged onto the EMF site and my race number has been assigned.

15151 for me

How many years of running before attempting a marathon

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 23:34

Started running 3 Jan 2013 and did first marathon at Portsmouth in 22nd December.

As has been said before, it's whatever feels right for you, only you'll know if you are ready. For me, doing a 13 mile run on a Friday followed by a 20 on the Sunday in early November suggested (to me) that I could do it.

I was less prepared for my second marathon (6 April) and now have a niggling IT Band knee issue. Hoe hum!

Good luck with whatever you decide.

London Marathon chip malfunction

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:22

Another reason to have an official recorded finishing time will be validation of completed marathons for the 100 club.

Just 98 to go for me

Running belt - long runs/marathon

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 03:18


I used the wife's Salomon XR Energy Belt for the first time last week. As I was running an organised marathon with frequent water-stations I didn't use the water bottles, just for gel storage.

So comfortable I literally forgot it was there! 

Parkrun start time

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 03:11

Getting there about '20 to' will afford you the chance to hear the run director's instructions and/or meet other runners. Alternatively, it'll give a chance to have a little warm-up

Edinburgh Marathon 2014

Posted: 18/01/2014 at 17:46

Simonp83, Can't recommend a runner's watch highly enough. I used to use my phone too, but the hassle of start/stopping accurately was a real pain. The last straw was failing and landing on it. The screen didn't take it to well.

As for training plans, personally I can't seem to find something that I can gel with, as a shift worker, my nights and days can be a little screwy.

My first marathon last month was done with plenty of LSRs and over confidence. Having said that, I got around Portsmouth to plan in 4:22 so was very pleased.

Attempting to repeat that performance in early April, then up my game for a sub 4 in Edinburgh.

Good luck all.

Yorkshire Marathon 2014

Posted: 06/01/2014 at 09:36

I'm in following the general release to the "great unwashed" at 9am this morning. 

Excited \o/

Edinburgh Marathon 2014

Posted: 04/01/2014 at 15:17

Another Edinburgh victim here! Also looking for a sub 4 finish and would pleased to meet up with anybody hoping to run at similar pace on the day. 

This'll be my second marathon, although I'm thinking of attempting the Belvoir Challenge in early March, so could be the third. Belvoir is mostly cross country so more of a training experience rather than a race for me.

Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon

Posted: 25/12/2013 at 19:47

Hiroto-o, do you have a Garmin or gps track you could share? If so, what was your final mileage?

I'd like to understand where I went wrong with the detour, and whether all detourees covered an additional 0.4 miles!

Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon

Posted: 24/12/2013 at 21:09

Hi Paul,

I was a couple of minutes behind you, and too felt I'd taken a wrong turn having followed the detour instructions. I ended up blindly following those in front of me and hoping we'd find the prom eventually

Not sure I'll be signing up for this again, but that's because of the timing and location rather than the course or organisation..

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