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Which marathon would you recommend?

Posted: 11/07/2015 at 19:12

I've run North Dorset....in stages.  Have competed in the relay several times and have now run all 4 legs! 

Which marathon would you recommend?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 16:10

I'm based in Dorset, but would be prepared to travel for the right marathon.  Thinking sometime next year.

Which marathon would you recommend?

Posted: 10/07/2015 at 11:55

I am being persuaded, cajoled, press-ganged into entering another marathon.  My dilemma is which one.  I don't like mass participation events so the big city marathons are out.  I will be looking to bring my PB down in line with that for other distances and therefore it has to be on the road.  So, if you were me, which marathon would you be entering?

Surrey Half Marathon

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 21:30

I'm doing this.  At first I thought it was expensive, but then just realised how spoilt I am with cheap races!  The deciding factor for me was that the route is a road I used to drive every week and thought it would be novel now to run it!!  Even convinced a couple of club mates to come up with me.

As for the route, you can see it at http://www.fetcheveryone.com/route-1696070  Total ascent is 132m and descent is 139m.  However, the height of the largest hill is only about 27m and the steepest is about 15m.


Posted: 05/01/2014 at 16:29

I've entered my subs number but still can't enter the competitions.  It tells me I need to be a member!!

A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 20:50

My plan to run Sunday evening didn't materialise.  I'd forgotten the MotoGP was on amd as it was coming from the US it didn't finish until about 8 pm and I still had to walk the dog! 

So I reverted back to my norm and went out this evening as soon as I finished work.  I really struggled to complete 5K.  One factor I think was the heat, the other a nasty insect bite on my lower leg that I've reacted to.  I have a hard, red lump about 2 inches in diameter on the outside of my leg just below the knee.  It's burning up, itching and throbbing.  I think its also going to blister.  

A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

Posted: 18/08/2012 at 10:43

Went out for a run this morning.  Planned a 5 mile route with options to extend it to 6 or 8 depending on how I felt.  Legs felt like lead and my left glute was screaming at me.  Not sure if it was because I hadn't fully recovered from Thursday's interval training or if it was due to the lunges and squats we did at Nordic walking last night.  Whichever, I only did the 5 miles and that was definitely enough

Normally Sunday would be my rest day, but OH is working tomorrow night so I might do my Monday run tomorrow evening and have a rest day on Monday instead!

A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

Posted: 17/08/2012 at 12:31

Hansy, I had that fear when I first went along to my club.  Fortunately, my club is really friendly and they always ensure someone runs with a newbie.  After a few weeks you get to know who is a similar pace to you (or just a bit faster to help you improve!)

A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

Posted: 16/08/2012 at 21:04

Tough session at the club tonight - 6 x 4 min intervals.  The recoveries varied from 2:30 - 3:30 minutes depending on how the leader felt!  Quite pleased that all my efforts were of similar distance (between 0.45 and 0.49 mile) even with a stitch for two of them!!

A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

Posted: 15/08/2012 at 12:14

Hansyhobs, that sounds expensive to me.  I pay £28 per annum and that includes UKA registration. 

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