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GBM - I thought people were jacking the MWW 18 as they for some strange reason wanted to reccie the Chester marathon course!!
We now have a BS night recce, Chester recce and MWW 18 all happening within a few hours of each other . Shall we agree to keep all these events as they are and people select what they want to do or try and move something ?
Moving MWW18 may affect training plans if anyone can't make the new date so if I had to chose I would do that on 27th as planned. Any other views ?
DB - Great do. Thanks .
Happy (official birthday) DB.
Starting my get fit regime by going to a circuit class tonight. Need a 1/2 mara focus race & specific training over the coming months & to try to stop doing junk miles.
clairster - ashamed to admit that I got out for a few "Kinder Bobs" out of Edale on Sunday morning - it was a very late decision though, and quite a lot of rough/steep stuff, so you were probably better off out of it
Kwaka - Lancaster Half Mara on 6th Nov (it's not even short any more )
Happy Birthday DB
(Go on, count them)
Thanks to anyone who kept me company during long training miles this year.
Apart from an elbow in the eye during the mayhem that is an IM swim, nothing could have gone better. The weather was perfect, the crowd phenomenal, the finish spine-tingling and I have a new hero in this this amazing guy who finished in less than 13 hours.
BTB - A fantastic achievement - well done !
DB - Happy Birthday .
BTB - I'm well impressed.
But can't understand why anyone would choose to do such an event more than once! Have you considered seeing a doctor?
You're right, JMC. It started off as a one-off 'I've always fancied doing that' in 2009, then 'well I'm sure that I can do it a wee bit quicker' last year, followed by this year's 'this might be the last one in the NW,so I should do it again then retire'. So now I've done what I wanted.
That's it for me. Back to 5 quid fell races.
But I would like to get my swim time under an hour. And a 3.17 mara is awfully close to 3.15. And....
DB - Happy BirthdayBTB - amazing!
Stockport 10 meeting TONIGHT!
BTB - Absolutely awesome. I wonder if the amount of Pretzels consumed on Saturday night had anything to do with your success?! I huge well done to you.
Re MWW 18m, what's the final decision? If it's not going ahead I will probably enter Fleetwood Half so would like to know sooner rather than later if poss please.
JS - the MWW on 27th August is still going ahead.
Jonah - we have a couple of options for our night reccie: 1. still do it on Friday 26th and then miss MWW the day after or treat it as a recovery. 2. Change the night reccie to either Sun 28th (B/Hol on the Monday) or Fri 19th. If we switch to Fri 19th then we can run the middle section of BS on Sun 28th or Mon 29th. What do you think?
This tops Croydon Ultra!
Happy Birthday Dizzy Blonde!
Very impressive Mr Bendy!
Too many exclamation marks!!!!!!!
ES- I can't do Friday 19th, I'm in the Lakes that week.
Does it have to be a Friday night or even a night run ?
I'm doing Castleton to Peak Forest via Cave Dale on Friday tea time with M6, so we should be bob on to there.
mort - besides the centre of Hull which is standard town look, the countryside and river are quite good if rather lacking in hills.
The MWW18 as it is on would it be open to others, thinking of striders, who might like to do MP run.
Minnie - are you going to start carrying a rucksac and map read?
Eric - I can't make Friday 19th either.
Not that bothered about MWW 18 so I'd be up for doing the reccy on 26th as planned but I'd be happy to switch it to the bank holiday Monday if that suits people better.
BTB, excellent once again. Can't imagine the amount of time you needed to put in the training to go sub 11? I'm planning on a 70.3 next year but no more than that as it'll be on minimum training to get around.
DB, I'm trying to figure out where the 5 PB's came from . Or was it 2 transition PBs also
1. Overall. 2. Swim. 3 Bike. 4. Mara. (a 3.17 is most impressive after the swim and bike).
rearrangement of Slug Family hols means that I can't make Dorset Doddle mort - will you still do it without me?
it also means that I will use this year to do Peris Horseshoe rather than BS
RACE LISTWed 03 Aug - Cracken Edge - MH, TSTSat 06 Aug - Borrowdale - DazSat 06 Aug - Teggs Nose - tst, GBM?Sun 21 Aug - Dorset Doddle - mortSun 21 Aug - Leek Half - PPPWed 24 Aug - Chunal - tstWed 24 Aug - Tryfan Downhill Dash - DazSat 03 Sep - Bullock Smithy - NI, Jonah, EricSat 03 Sep - Peris Horseshoe - DazSun 04 Sep - Tameside 10K - KwakaSun 11 Sep - Lake Vyrnwy Half- GBM, PPP, Funk, Eric?, FOARSun 11 Sep - Coombs Tor - Daz?Sat 17 Sep - High Peak 40 - UB, PPPSat 17 Sep - Lantern Pike - Daz?Sat 24 Sep - JWUltra - clairsterSun 25 Sep - Berlin marathon- DB, JSSun 25 Sep - Macclesfield Half - PPPSat 01 Oct - Causeway ultra - clairsterSun 02 Oct - Great Cumbrian Run HM - NISat 08 Oct - Langdale - DazSun 09 Oct - Chester Marathon - mtbb, GBM, RC, Funk, FOAR, Eric, PPP (probably), JonahSun 09 Oct - Reservoir Jogs - Kwaka
Daz- No it has been shelved and therefore I will stand a much better chance of completing the Guernsey Marathon the following weekend
RACE LISTWed 03 Aug - Cracken Edge - MH, TSTSat 06 Aug - Borrowdale - DazSat 06 Aug - Teggs Nose - tst, GBM?Sun 21 Aug - Leek Half - PPPWed 24 Aug - Chunal - tstWed 24 Aug - Tryfan Downhill Dash - DazSun 28 Aug - Guernsey Marathon or part thereof- mortSat 03 Sep - Bullock Smithy - NI, Jonah, EricSat 03 Sep - Peris Horseshoe - DazSun 04 Sep - Tameside 10K - KwakaSun 11 Sep - Lake Vyrnwy Half- GBM, PPP, Funk, Eric?, FOARSun 11 Sep - Coombs Tor - Daz?Sat 17 Sep - High Peak 40 - UB, PPPSat 17 Sep - Lantern Pike - Daz?Sat 24 Sep - JWUltra - clairsterSun 25 Sep - Berlin marathon- DB, JSSun 25 Sep - Macclesfield Half - PPPSat 01 Oct - Causeway ultra - clairsterSun 02 Oct - Great Cumbrian Run HM - NISat 08 Oct - Langdale - DazSun 09 Oct - Chester Marathon - mtbb, GBM, RC, Funk, FOAR, Eric, PPP (probably), Jonah, mortSun 09 Oct - Reservoir Jogs - Kwaka