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Great North Run 2010

Posted: 20/09/2010 at 21:10

Really enjoyed the race yesterday (my first GNR).  Crowd support was great, I can't remember a part of the course without any support on it.  My one criticism would be having to overtake so many people due to people putting down suspicious predicted times, but that happens with all races so hey ho.

 Legs still quite sore, but I celebrated tonight with a KFC and some red wine, Run to the Beat half marathon next weekend, hurrah!

 Full review here for anyone who is interested:


Does chip timing influence your choice

Posted: 14/10/2009 at 16:05
Chip timing isn't an influence in my decision to enter a race or not.  It's a nice bonus, but it certainly doesn't sway me either way.

The People who dont get it

Posted: 27/09/2009 at 11:28

My pet hate is "so how far is this marathon?"


The people who think that the VLM is the only marathon.  When I did Paris in 2007 someone asked me "oh, is that like a warm up for the London marathon?"

My Last Run

Posted: 26/09/2009 at 18:47
Just did 13.5 miles at around 9:15 pace.  Fairly sedate but my hips were hurting at the end!

1/2 marathon

Posted: 26/09/2009 at 12:20
My first half marathon (Brighton in 2007) was around the 2:08 mark I think, I'm now around the 1:50 mark (about 2 stone lighter too!).

Race Fuel!

Posted: 26/09/2009 at 09:11

Hi Matthew,

I never got on with gels (bought a box of them off eBay once!), so I just have water and a pocket full of sweets (usually fruit gums) these days.  Works for me I think!

Paris Marathon 2009

Posted: 26/09/2009 at 09:07

Hi Nick,

 I reckon your best bet would be to contact the organisers directly.  Unless they've destroyed them, I bet they have loads of merchandise left over.


I did Paris in 2007 when it was nearly 30 degrees

Blumenthal - Fat Duck Norovirus

Posted: 26/09/2009 at 09:03

I think I would go back, but not being one of the ones who got sick, it's hard to say.

Don't fancy snail porridge though!


Posted: 25/09/2009 at 16:57

Hmm, maybe not "tremendously witty", but what about "Life is like a box of chocolates....and you've eaten your fair share by the looks of it"

(only works if your taunter is porky)

Any advances on my feeble effort?!


Posted: 25/09/2009 at 16:55

I haven't had the 'joy' of abuse yet, but then I do the vast majority of my running in nearby woods where I just see the same old faces or fellow runners and dog walkers.  No doubt I will get some abuse at some point though, there's sadly a lot of chavs and idiots out there.

I'm gonna spend some time thinking of tremendously witty retorts so I'm fully prepared.  Anyone got one for the classic "Run, Forrest, Run"?!

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