Vicky French 2

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Half Marathon after a baby

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 19:30

Sounds like you have a realistic time in mind bet you will do it in about 2.15.  Good Luck, let us know how you get on.

Earphones in races

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:10

Cardiff HM was an absolute nightmare for this.  Earphone wearers who were completely oblivious to other runners around them zigzagging across the route fiddling about with the device and then stopping to look for friends behind them.  One girl almost tripped me up 4 times and on the forth occasion got a pretty hard shove in her back luckily I passed her and didn't see her again.  When walking back to the car after we had finished one runner had earphones in and had an ambulance within a metre of him but couldn't hear it because of his music.  I think inexperience race runners using their device/music are the main danger, they don't keep left or move over for faster runners.  I am not a quick runner (2hr HM) and stay left as much as possible and move back in if I have past another runner just common courtesy.  Earphones are by biggest gripe at all races, why can't they enjoy the atmosphere and experience of the event.

Half Marathon after a baby

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:00

You will be fine if you have run HMs before.  In an ideal world what time would you be aiming for?

Half Marathon after a baby

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 12:25

I ran my first half 4 months after having my little girl, I had not run the full distance before and the furthest I had run in training was 10 miles although I had done this a few time.  I will be honest the last 3 miles were tough but I was determined to finish what I had started.  I think as long as you are prepared to just run and enjoy it and not aim for a specific time you should be okay.  Birmingham has a killer hill at mile 11 but the crowds are good and don't go off fast at the start as it is a bit downhill.  I am supposed to be running it as well on Sunday but have had a bug for the last couple of days so I am undecided whether to or not.  Good Luck

Any 5k races for young children (6 years old)

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:30

Subway Family 5k runs, brilliant races across the UK for any age, did the Bristol race this year and Cardiff last with my boys who are now 9 and 7 year old. Not sure what is left for this year but a must for next year. Great medal, tech t-shirt for every age and a subway lunch afterwards. Kids up to 12 race free and still get all the goodies listed.


Stroud Trail Half / Full Marathon

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 19:49

Another good allrunners race is their Rudolph Rampage in December similar terrain and again some hills but the most fun.   Medals are always really good as well.  I probably will do this HM again as I always say won't but still end up entering and really enjoying it.

Stroud Trail Half / Full Marathon

Posted: 11/05/2014 at 18:03

Hi I did the half route and my Garmin measured 14.24 miles. Beyond tough, love Cotswold allrunners races but wont be doing that again the hills were just to steep even for a local girl used to running in the area.


Women's sizes VS Junior

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 17:27

I buy gel cumulus in juniors. I have always brought the junior size. I pay less than half and still run between 400-450 miles per pair. Just run London in them and the support and cushioning is fine. Personal choice I suppose, I figure that I weight less than some of the young lads that wear the equivalent size.

Bath Half 2014 Entry

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 21:19

I might be interested, need 2 places really, How much do you want for it?


Long Run on Treadmill

Posted: 06/02/2014 at 16:26

Normally it is fine but my Husband is away on a stag weekend Friday-Monday and my parents away at the same time. Think as others have said I might have to man up and go for it on Saturday night once the kids are in bed otherwise it will mess up my schedule for next week.

Thank you all

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