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Asics262 - 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 13:55

@Malcs: No not an injury just some other stuff. I'm gutted I cannot get there. I was hoping it would be on a Saturday. As it happens we have ESTYN in on Monday inspecting the school so attending would have been a no-no anyway.

@Malcs: I am indeed entering the Llanelli Sprint. After XMas I will look into it. Just concentrating on my swimming now - twice a week in the mornings before work. Getting some good distance in there. Helps that I used to be a competitive swimmer - but it's amazing how quickly that goes. Had a few lessons with my Uncle who is a swimming coach.

@booktrunk: Agree totally. Be yourself. There will be some arrogant people there who think they know it all. But you do not have to be the fastest or the loudest to get noticed. Believe me - I was neither and look where it got me.

@Andrea B: Yes - that will be me. I work with Sara (his wife). We sometimes run together at lunch times. Lovely people.

@Gingermagic and @BKCanter: Good luck to you both o and you too @Moustachioz

Despite Malcs and the others being there please feel free to ask questions here as well - especially for the 'First Timer' category. I'm happy to help out despite not being able to make it tomorrow.

Holly Rush - what a great name.

@Andrea B: Last year, food was a bag full of stuff.



Asics262 - 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 10:18

@SupermanRuns: Hi Pal - yes I'm fine. Not been running in three weeks but have been swimming a lot as I turn 2015 into the year of the Triathlon. I am 40 in February so from January to December 2015 is all about Mud Runs and Triathlons with a few Survival of the Fittest style events thrown in for good measure.

@Andrea B: QE High School? Is that where Chris works in the PE department? If so I work with his wife. I know Johnstown well - I was at Trinity for 4 years between 94 and 98. Carmarthen has changed so much. Spend many a good evening in the Ceff' and The Coracle - even the WolfPack when it was open.

@Ruffles: It will be brilliant. Good luck to you. The prize was indeed amazing and I say again that I am so jealous of the people who get through. Yes I know I've been there - but I would do it all again.

@Frocker: You will be fine. The events on Bootcamp day are enjoyable. Just relax and be yourself.

I remember bootcamp well. The first person I met was Charlie Brown who got through to the voting stages. She was lovely to speak to and seemed just as nervous as me.

You will meet people at Bootcamp that will probably stay in your lives forever.

I'm so excited for you all.

Asics262 - 2015

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 23:10

Well done to everyone who made Bootcamp. I'm soooo jealous as it brings back so many memories for me - from start to finish the whole process changed me as a person. I'd do it all again tomorrow.

Andrea B: Where in Carmarthen are you? I applied for a job in Bro Myrddin the other year. i'm in Brynaman.

So again, good luck to everyone.


Asics262 - 2015

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 17:18

I'd love to apply again but this time go for a Sub 4. They wouldn't choose me this year. Would they?

It would be great to have a 're-run' in a few years with the 'Best of the Best' style year - but each competitor has to go faster. So I was Sub 5 but would have to train for SUb 4:30 or Sub 4.


Good luck everyone. I'll be following you all.


Asics262 - 2015

Posted: 03/11/2014 at 10:32

Paul: Yeah I know. It was the time I wanted to get in Paris - but was injured. I set off with the 4:30 pacemaker (In Chester) and stayed with him until mile 18 which is when my hamstring started playing up. It had been bad for a few weeks but I had to manage it for the last 8 miles. When I left him at Mile 18 we were on course for a 4:22 which would have been a 60 minute improvement. So I lost 20 mins in the final 8 which I wasn't worried about.

Mud Events: I've thought about cross country. We do have a West Glamorgan League apparently - but I've never looked into it. I want to do the assault course stuff.

Tri: Yes - looking forward. I had a swimming lesson on Friday. I used to swim competitively when I was younger for a life saving club but my technique is not that of a swimmer - more of a lifeguard with head up crawl. So on Friday we pulled apart my stroke and put it back together again. 8 weeks of drills now before the next lesson.


Asics262 - 2015

Posted: 01/11/2014 at 23:21

HI Paul - I'm not sure yet. I ran Chester a few weeks ago and knocked 42 mins off the Paris time so I was quite chuffed with that.

My mid-life crisis now moves into stage two and this year I am 40. I have titled this year 'The Year of the Mud' - meaning between now and 41 I will be entering mud events. My first is on the 16th November. Here: http://revolutionruns.co.uk/events/cardiff-november-16th/

I'm also entering my first triathlon in May (Llanelli Sprint Triathlon).

But - yes I will have plans for another

Marathon. I have to. It's in there now. In my head - like unfinished business.



Asics262 - 2015

Posted: 31/10/2014 at 15:35

Good luck with your application Paul.


Asics262 - 2015

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 22:42

Seren Nos: A soft target? Get lost. I found the target quite hard as I had never run a marathon. Christ you annoy me. LOL.

In fact all you forumites annoy me. Probably as much as I (me), a ‘non-runner’ annoys you. It’s not your forum - yet you guys seem to think it is.  

The competition is what it is. Deal with it or join another forum. Read another magazine. I’m sure you can find one - but until you do just get on with it.  

This post will not be popular and I’m sure there will be some smartarse wanting to have a pop - but just shut up - all of you. Get off your high horses. The five of us were deserved winners - whether or not you liked the procedures or the outcome or the £900 of freeies we had, or the free trip to Paris etc etc.

We worked damn hard for it.   FFS

Have a nice evening.

Mid Life Crisis - Part 2

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 22:11

HI everyone - thanks for the comments. It was a dry suit - but it has now been given back. It did indeed have a rubber seal on the neck, arms and legs to keep water out. The trsuit was nice - but that has gone back too.

So - I'll get new ones maybe after xmas. My first tri isn't until May - so plenty of time.

Alas SerenNos - my hybrid doesn't have a bell, but does have skinny tyres. It's a nice one - but nice doesn't do triathlons.

I'll keep reading, researching and will pop back in here when I need more advice.

Thanks everyone.


asics 5 winners

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 23:10

@stan trinket - Yes we did get a new Garmin Forerunner 620


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