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Three words

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 13:21

New job tuesday

Any first timers want to talk about VLM 2015?

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 09:58

Well done to all of you ..


Posted: 23/04/2015 at 15:38

In the Army BFT we had pacers front and back ..as long as you finished ahead of the back pacer you passed ....is it the same in the Navy ? I know on the day with the build up most of the guys I did BT  with, passed ..Good luck with it

Bit the bullet!

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 13:43

Which Marathon and when ?, check out the course is it flat, hilly ? read up on any reviews that have been posted on this site...Agree with Cougie get yourself a training plan,this will help you to avoid injuries

If you fancy it, join a running club,you will find plenty of Marathon runners there who will also help with your training, advice etc..

Main bit is to enjoy your running and don't worry if you have a bad run, feel tired getting nowhere etc.. we all go through those stages

HELP!! Missed last long run!

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 13:31

Two week taper for a half ...ack the young today  ...get out for a 12 miler  plenty of time ....

Why does the magazine always have pretty ladies on the front?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 13:27

Runners World forum also has a magazine ...(learn something new every day )

I used to buy Forum magazine ..not much running in that though

Any first timers want to talk about VLM 2015?

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 13:22

Ignore the last 10k of a Marathon just remember you have completed 20 miles, hard work done ...now it's cruising time  the sights are better ..Embankment,Thames,  Big Ben, Buck House ..more crowds, as Cougie says a wall of sound ..and best of all the finish line is not far away .. don't forget 'Pain is  weakness leaving the body ' or use your own Mantra  

Liverpool marathon

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 13:12


Looks like you prepared really well I would say the fitness will still be there but being mindful of the injury (Making the bed ! ) I would prepare for a slower Marathon possibly 4hour 15 and see how you do on the day,

I take it the 7 weeks includes the Taper if so, you would be looking to start off at 13/14 miles so you can get to the magical 20 before taper...but all this depends if you get any little niggles, I don't know enough about the sacroilliac joint but as someone who ran injured from mile 9 of the Liverpool marathon in 2011 it can be a very long day

Hope the rest of your training goes well, me, the kids and extended family (Father in Law is a 2 hour 20 min marathon runner in his day) will be cheering on the 4 hour finishers (My Wife estimated time is around 4 hour 45) so hope you do well

Liverpool marathon

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 12:56


My Wife will be running Liverpool again this year (it helps that we live in Liverpool) currently she is at 14 miles for her Long Run, I take it if you trained for Manchester your Long Runs must be around the 20 - 22 mile mark ? so just a couple of questions

1. What injury did you get ?

2. Apart from Long runs what other training were you doing ? and when can you run again ?

Any first timers want to talk about VLM 2015?

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 12:33

Look out for the offical Photographers around the course especially at the end ..(they will be at / on the finish line) ..get their attention (if possible) then go for it...makes for a great picture for your photo album

Get there as early as you can, most runners are heading towards their pens at 9am,  it will take at least 10 minutes to get to the start line so if you need the toilet just walk over you won't be last  

stay out of the middle of the road when running as it can get quite busy there and you may have to get out of the way of quicker/slower runners..if you are nearer to the pavement often you can use that as an overtake

If you notice somebody in a costume and want to get on more pictures or the  News (TV)  stick by them..those guys can be quite fast without the costume, but often are going at an easier pace with it on .....plus you get more people noticing you and giving you a shout out..

As said previously most who start finish so don't worry about that but if the worst should happen the Tube is free for Runners get yourself to the finish area to meet family

You will have a great day,I will be doing the Bolton 10k on Sunday so will catch up on the highlights when I get home..AND looking forward to reading this thread

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