Latest posts by welshgje

1 to 10 of 445

London Marathon 2015 - Barnados

Posted: 25/09/2014 at 20:37

I've not heart anything from Barnados and neither has anyone inboxed me on here. So I'll leave coming back in here to check.

Guess I'll have to ring Barnados in the morning.


London Marathon 2015 - Barnados

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 22:23

Right- I've sent Barnados an email telling them. It's up to them now. If I suggest someone then hopefully they will be happy.

Of course - they may have a reserve list already.


London Marathon 2015 - Barnados

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 21:51

Hi All,

Due to a family event that has just come to light I cannot run the London Marathon in 2015 for Barnados. I am about to contact them to discuss the issue with them - but I wonder if there is anyone out there who could take my place.

It has cost me £60 to register with Barnados - ideally I would get this back.

Barnados require that you raise £500 by Christmas before registering you with the Marathon.

If nobody wants it - then I'll be contacted them on Monday to pull out.

Send me a private message. I'm not putting it to auction of course. First come first serve.


Naive Carbs Question

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 23:18


Thanks everyone for their advice.

Naive Carbs Question

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:57

I got the 3-5g off the Runners World website ( might have been the American one). Yes I am talking about the days leading up to the run. I feel that my Paris marathon may have been better if I'd done the carbs better (and not had an injury) - so am re-thinking things ready for Chester on October 5.

Thanks @philPub - appreciate your input there. You too @UltraBookie

Taking this all on board.


Naive Carbs Question

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 12:40

So I've been reading up on Carbs and the general opinion/advice seems to be 3-5g of carbs per lb of weight. Well I am currently 13 Stone 6 so that makes me around 190lbs.

If I go to the top end of the carb scale I need 5g x 190lbs = 950g of carbs

Is that per day? I know it sounds stupid but I had this awful worry that it was per meal. 950g of carbs is a huge amount so I assumed it was starting a few days before. If I start carbing up before a large run/race some articles say 3 days before - so that's 950g of carbs per day up to the run?

Sorry if this reads as a bit thick.


Long run Nausea

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:02

@booktrunk : Nice blog by the way. Interesting read. I work in IT and Comp Sci as well.

Long run Nausea

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 09:01

@booktrunk : Yes I agree - but there is really no need to be so nasty about it. 'Man up'? Really? I just asked for advice. I know it's part of the race craft and believe it or not I am doing what I was told during the Asics campaign.

I did indeed get a Garmin watch on the 'asics thing'.

I am also happy to eat when I am running be it gels or food - but read the first post.


@Millsy : Slower than my race pace (as advised during the Asics campaign).


I'm working on it. I'll get there.

Long run Nausea

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 23:59

I am totally messing up my fuel at the moment. Cannot seem to get it right. I took less out on Sunday for my 20 miler.

Got to 17 miles and felt weak so as I was passing a shop I called in and got a Snickers and a Lucozade. Sat for two mins to eat it all and felt a lot better - finished the run fine.

Didn't feel sick or nausous at the end. I just need to find the right combination and quickly - before Chester anyway!

Thanks everyone.


Long run Nausea

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 21:34

Sorry for the delay getting back to everyone:

@millsy : I always take my gels on a run to make sure I get it right. This was advised during the Asics training for the longer runs - getting the strategy right. I have my 20 mile run on Sunday and will look to get it sorted again.   I’m trying to get faste so am running my 18 miler faster than what I ran Paris. Due to injury, Paris was a run/walk affair. I’m running Chester.  

@Mr Puffy : Sports drink makes me feel sick. So I just take water in my backpack - however on longer runs it starts getting warmer and horrible. Not quite sure how to keep it cool. I don’t like carrying a bottle as it makes my shoulders hurt.   Good luck if you do run Chester.  

@tricialitt : I did eat 1.5 SiS bars during my training run. I’l look at these shot bloks - but need to get them in asap before Saturday. Clif bars? Hmmm - do you get them in Tesco? Not sure I want to mess with things now.  

One thing for sure is that the SiS Gels do make me feel sick in large amounts - and they are not the caffene versions.   Thanks everyone.

1 to 10 of 445

Discussions started by welshgje

London Marathon 2015 - Barnados

Have to pull out 
Replies: 3    Views: 416
Last Post: 25/09/2014 at 22:58

Naive Carbs Question

Replies: 9    Views: 448
Last Post: 17/09/2014 at 22:07

Long run Nausea

Feeling sick after a long run 
Replies: 13    Views: 613
Last Post: 09/09/2014 at 09:54

Foam Rollers - Which ones

Replies: 6    Views: 670
Last Post: 30/12/2013 at 20:51

'The Runners'

A Video on Youtube 
Replies: 8    Views: 372
Last Post: 19/12/2013 at 14:37

I'm Spazticus

Channel 4 
Replies: 11    Views: 458
Last Post: 12/12/2013 at 21:37

My #asics262 Journey to Paris: Sub-5 Gareth

Target 26.2 - 2014 - Gareth Edmondson (Sub-5) 
Replies: 573    Views: 24187
Last Post: 08/06/2014 at 12:31

Asics 262 - Bootcamp Photo Gallery

Would love to see it. 
Replies: 19    Views: 490
Last Post: 10/12/2013 at 11:16

Bad Shoulders

Stop bad shoulders when running 
Replies: 19    Views: 578
Last Post: 06/12/2013 at 23:10

Sub5 - Gareth Edmondson - Vote For Me - ASICS262

Sub5 - Gareth Edmondson - Vote For Me - ASICS262 
Replies: 70    Views: 2635
Last Post: 11/12/2013 at 20:45
10 threads returned