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Robert Young marathonman uk

Posted: Today at 23:12

I looked at his VLM splits and they are crazy, it's hard to believe someone would really do that.  Someone on lets run said he was running with Paula's train at the start but he clearly ran out of steam.

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Posted: 23/06/2016 at 22:29

5 mile recovery jog today and I won a prize but not for that, 2nd FV35 for the Ramathon 2 weeks ago but they notified people today. Voted ages ago... 

Robert Young marathonman uk

Posted: 22/06/2016 at 18:47

For some reason the thread questioning the validity of Robert Young 'marathon man uk' attempt to break the record for running across the US has been deleted but here's an interesting article about it. 


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Posted: 21/06/2016 at 21:57

Well done on the pacy stuff Pete. I did some 800s on the grass today with a club that's not the one I'm in… i like their sessions more and they don't mind interlopers.

I'm bottom of the league in my football predictions at work, I'm not actually interested in football but am sufficiently competitive to be annoyed about this. I might have to do some research...


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Posted: 16/06/2016 at 10:41

My score in the Euro Cup predictions was…pointless, until France's victory last night.

It's been drizzle interrupted by rain up here since the weekend. Everything feels damp.

Yes Skinny 21 including London -  I might treat myself to some compression socks or calf guards with my winnings so I can even more stupid when running.

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Posted: 14/06/2016 at 22:40

Another reason why (some) dog owners should be kept on a short leash.  for Lou's PB.

Did my first track session in ages and had to cut it short due to calf cramp, iced it once I got home and then had the most painful attack of cramp ever, thought I was going to pass out. Fingers crossed it's not torn.

DT all my PBs have been set in my 40s, but then I only started serious training when I was 39.

Skinny I've counted up my individual prizes they are - top 3 places 20, I haven't included V40 prizes as some races only count 1st vet and I can't remember which did what…you can put 0 for team prizes as that reflects the number of times I've been to the club recently...

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Posted: 13/06/2016 at 20:29

Well done McF hopefully something will be in the post for you. 

Skinny it was indeed Mabie and we got vouchers, very generous of them. 

Bad luck Mace hope things pick up soon. I'll second the massage advice, I've started to get them every few weeks and it definitely helps.

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Posted: 12/06/2016 at 20:34

Well done Madbee that sounds brutal.

I did a 7.5 mile race recently this was the first 10k of the year and one of my slowest. At one point I thought it was going to take me an hour as the two blokes in front of me started walking up the hill and the path was too narrow to over-take. 48.21 in the end - quite relieved to get under 50mins. 3rd Lady and OH was 2nd.

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Posted: 12/06/2016 at 20:17

I hope Madbee and Tommy had a better race than me, actually the race was ok it was the journey down that was a total nightmare. We set off in plenty of time, the journey according to google maps would take just over 2 hours. My OH has been to the place before so I didn't get too involved in route planning, this was a mistake and we don't have sat nav. Less than half way into our journey we hit a diversion sign the road we needed was closed and there was no obvious alternative route. We had two options according to the map, or maybe we didn't as we didn't know where the road would reopen. Anyway we went west far, far west, along slow roads that detoured us for almost an hour. My OH was getting quite annoyed by this stage as time was slipping away and he likes a good warm up before a race. Eventually we hit the motorway and got down to the town nearest the race, we just had another 5 miles to go to find the forest. But things didn't go smoothly, the road we were looking for just didn't appear. My OH was insistent we needed the A711 but I kept telling him it was the A710 we wanted. After much faffing we took the A711, the A710 turn off never appearing, by this stage we had less than half an hour to the race. None of the places we needed to go through appeared and we were going further and further away from any signs of forest, I got him to turn off onto a tiny road which should link to the A710 which he did, we were arguing quite a bit by this time. Then we got stuck behind a herd of sheep being slowly led by a farmer smoking a fag and not giving a shit about time. It seemed unlikely that we would make the race, the farmer hadn't even heard of where we were looking for. Once we passed the sheep, we eventually got to a junction and OH thought I'd led him to the wrong place, he was quite stressed, we both were. Despite his misgivings he followed my directions and boom! we found the forest and parked the car with 5 mins to spare until the start time. A quick run up to registration and we were off.

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Posted: 11/06/2016 at 22:22

Hello, I'm back from a week in the Peak district and have eaten enough Bakewell Tart and pudding to feed one of those little villages. Actually I'm not that keen on Bakewell pudding the puff pastry is too stodgy. Ran a HM in Derby the Ramathon, really good course flat but not that fast as it takes in some parks so isn't purely road. My time 2 mins down on my last half and I faded at the end but wasn't really expecting much. Got a hilly 10k tomorrow which is going to be painfull.

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