Vicky French 2


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Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 01/12/2014 at 18:35

Thanks pgbear and Barry M

To be honest I think somewhere around 4:30 would be good and is fairly realistic with a consistent 2hr HM time.  I run with my Mum and we really enjoy running events together, we start together and finish together and never put any pressure on each other.

I like the idea of the 14 week runners world plan will google it now.  We are on holiday for 10 nights over Christmas so running maybe limited a bit.

 

Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 20:54

Well its been a while since I have been on here life has seriously got in the way but the running has been good over the last couple of weeks but I think I have caught up with all the posts on here.  Hope anyone suffering injuries/illness get better soon and well done to all those training

I feel seriously confused as to when to start training, I only found out that I was running VMLM this year on the 28th January and so the training plan was obvious. 

I have absolutely no idea when to start training properly for Brighton.  I do a long run of between 10-14 miles each week with 3 shorter runs (varying distance depending on life!) during the week.

When do I start marathon training and what plan should I follow?

Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 13:54

Hi All

I am going to official say hello but have been lurking for a while.  Myself and my mum are both entered for Brighton in April.  We ran London in April this year and mainly run half marathons but after doing London this year have decided to do one big city marathon each year. 

We have a hotel booked for the Saturday night and will probably come down by train as I normally feel pretty sick after long runs and would be the driver for the homeward journey.

So my first question (I will probably have loads) what is the baggage collection like post marathon?  We were through baggage collection in about 10 minutes in London.  The reason I ask is so that we can plan return trains etc.

Oh and my next question how far is the start and finish from the train station?

Very excited now and have received our training t-shirts in the post.

What do you like to find in a race?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 13:51

I completely agree with AndyRuns

  • Sports capped water bottles ideally 250ml size (cuts down on cost and waste)
  • MEDAL - an absolute definite
  • Cheerful marshals
  • Posted race pack and number
  • Water at the end
  • Sensible start time, I will happily travel to a well priced event offering a medal but as somebody else posted hate getting up stupidly early to travel for a 9am or 10am start

 

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

http://heartresearch.org.uk/events/subwayfamily5k

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.

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