Diet Coke East Kilbride Half Marathon

Just entered this race.....

Anyone else up for a 2 loop of Eastkilbride........



  • Oh yes - I have entered this 3 times so far and have yet to run it due to clashes and illness. I am determined to have a running t-shirt with 'diet coke' written on it. Almost as ironic as one that a runner I know has which has 'MacDonald's and run' on the same t-shirt (Obviously quite an old one as I can't see them doing that these days without a severe slagging off).
  • GA - You from EK and what time you looking at..?
  • I am from very near - Uddingston. My PB is 1 52 so all other times are now wiped from memory LOL. Not sure what to aim for as have just done FLM, will be doing (maybe ) Edinburgh in few weeks so not got my 'speed' legs on as it were. Prob just aim for under 2 and a fun along the way.
  • I'm the same from Bothewell, their are a couple of us on here from Uddingston and Bothwell...

    I was planning on doing FLM next year how did you get a place..?

  • Believe it or not I got through on the ballot = 2 years in a row!!

    If you are from Bothwell = do you run with a club? and, what time are you looking for? (this is where we find out we know one another )
  • LOL

    This could be very fummy.

    I run with Motherwell AC, my time would be around 1.50....

    What about you.....?

  • I used to run with Hamilton Harriers and am now kind of unattached with occasional running with Esporta (where I spend a lot of time with my kids).

    So is Motherwell Good - I am actively looking for a club that has some girlies in it - not that i am biased against blokes but generally all i see of them is the dust as they run away.

    ALso looking for a club that has marathoners in it - would be nice to train with some company for a wee change.
  • ALso - where abouts in Bothwell - I am v in the policies.
  • Motherwell is a great club, we have loads of girlies at all levels.

    See out website

    If you run with Esporta, do you know J Alan.......? good friend of mine. I'm sure we've seen each other round the castle at some point...?

    I am v sweathope farm.......

  • What time did you do FLM ..? I was looking at around 4 hrs next year...

    What was your training plan...?

    sorry for all the questions..
  • I am a big hal higdon fan and did a combo of his imtermediate 1 plan with the sub 4 RW plan. However I was ill for 5 weeks and then had to take another week off mid training for eye surgery. I still felt good for close to 4 as I have done 4 11 in the past - HOWEVER I had a disaster and ended up only just finishing in a lot of pain at 4 45. Def not my finest hour - heat and overcrowding did me in but I met a few folk along the way and just tried to enjoy it.

    Re J Alan - I only know first names so maybe.
  • Going by your times you would be one of the top girls in Motherwell.....
  • GA - You have mail........
  • I better start training for this .........

  • ha ha - I know what you mean. But am a bit stuck at the moment as i had a big molar extracted last week and have been suffering ever since. I guess I must just be a big wuss as doped to eyeballs on painkillers and antibiotics and feel awful. Troon tortoises 10K is tomorrow night - my all time favourite race so I am going to attempt to go round the block at lunchtime and just cross fingers I don't fall over.

    I hope the schedule I sent didn't make you decide not to bother !!

    Also, have emailed club saying you recommended them - hope that's okay.
  • GA - you have mail.....
  • Hi folks, i have entered this one aswell, looking forward to it.
  • G - where are you from...?
  • Hi All
    Another Bothwellite here - also policies.
    Am not in for EK as will be on hols, but will be doing our local half at Monklands on the 20th.... anyone else???

    GA - you were not alone from Bothewell / Uddy at the FLM another regular round the circuit did it too. Her time 5:35.
  • Thats mad, 3 of us from bothwell and never met....

    We should maybe have a bothwell social....
  • I bet we have nodded/smiled at one another in passing.
  • lol

    GA - you done much running this week ..?
  • Nope spent 3 hours at the dental hospital instead and am just concentrating on healing. I am doing the ladies 10K this weekend come hell or high water but a PB is doubtful. Then come Tuesday it looks like I will be doing hills!!

    How about you?
  • playing golf today then 7 miles tomoorrow to kick start my 1/2 training.....

    Looks like hills for me as well on Tuesaday....LOL

    Have a nice weekend.....

  • debbodebbo ✭✭✭
    I better remember to send in my entry. I'm planning on doing a hard cycle from Edinburgh and then running the half.

    I entered last year too, but didn't run.
  • Im from Hamilton myself, know another guy running from Hsmilton myself
  • heard this event is a pretty dull route, but I'm originally from out that way and I can't find anything else on that weekend so I think I'll give it a go...
    Need to get another race done to keep my resolution of one a month!
  • It is a dull route - but it's also pretty flat - which is always nice!
  • GA - How are things at the club...?
  • Tried to enter this online took my bank details and money ok then it crashed. Sent an email to organisers explaining but haven't heard back. Unlike other websites there is no list of entries to check against. Wondered if anyone else has experienced similar problems. Don't want to try again and find out I've entered twice !!
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