Abingdon Marathon

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  • piranha (has a place!)   please send me your details asap !
    runner bean (next in line to be offered one...)
    slow duck
    c-cat
    mitten
    doc 117
    dave magee
    fast legs
    Marathonman61
    dalli
    top banana
    oldshoes
    Holymoly
    Eva MIdsole
    Custard Cream
    Mark Skev
    Jacqui W
    Wibles
    Smiffie
    dough boy
    Kal3000
    andyp
    MatthewTickle
    julie stribling2
    chris
    jforce
    Jill jones
    Rod Jones
    Raoul
    Senor spam
    Les Pullen
    Seb Coe
    Wilfie
    John Gallagher
    Stet
    David Johnson 9
    Mark Reynolds
    andy miles
    Sezz
    Sian Alberry 2
    Edski675
    Ben Fancourt
    Paul Brinkley
    clive smith 2
    Stuchbury
    The Pilch
  • Hi

      Could you please add myself(Paul E Smith) and my sister Dorothy Lucas to the list.........many thanks 

  • piranha (has a place!)   please send me your details asap !
    runner bean (next in line to be offered one...)
    slow duck
    c-cat
    mitten
    doc 117
    dave magee
    fast legs
    Marathonman61
    dalli
    top banana
    oldshoes
    Holymoly
    Eva MIdsole
    Custard Cream
    Mark Skev
    Jacqui W
    Wibles
    Smiffie
    dough boy
    Kal3000
    andyp
    MatthewTickle
    julie stribling2
    chris
    jforce
    Jill jones
    Rod Jones
    Raoul
    Senor spam
    Les Pullen
    Seb Coe
    Wilfie
    John Gallagher
    Stet
    David Johnson 9
    Mark Reynolds
    andy miles
    Sezz
    Sian Alberry 2
    Edski675
    Ben Fancourt
    Paul Brinkley
    clive smith 2
    Stuchbury
    The Pilch
    Paul E Smith
    Dorothy Lucas

     
  • blimey that's a helluva long list, we'll have as many on this list as there are running it at this rate !!

    piranha has contacted me just need to get hold of catchee monkey and i can get the first number swapped, anyone know him/her ??

  • just replyed to piranha and it's bounced back to me with an out of office reply, if you read this helen do you want to ring me on 07957 431189 to go through the procedure ?

     cheers

    beders aka pete bedwell

  • Big waiting list now.  But please could you add me to the end of it.

    Thanks

  • Well done, beders!  Keep up the good work!image
  • Hi Beders - have replied to you on em re my space. Sorry - was off the forum, so didn't see the notes.

  • Is there a reason why the race limit is only 1100? I assume it is a limit imposed by the local authorities. It does seem a shame to have to close the race when so many runners were still interested in taking part. My local York Brass Monkey half managed to 'up' their limit this year so it can be done with a bit of arm twisting.

    I note that exchanges are allowed up until August. Most runners I know would not give up their place in a marathon until the last possible minute which wouldn't be much use to those on this list unfortunately. Good luck to you all anyway, better a place filled than discarded. I too missed out on this one (by about an hour!) but as I like a bit more certainty I think I will enter a different one which still has places.
  • Hi Wardi, I thought it was 1100 but it closed at 1000. Don't know what happened there. Was looking forward to getting in after not going sub3 in London again.

    beders, looks like all missing parties have been found image. Was starting to think the first one was going to go bad, thought I may have a marathon curseimage.

  • Hi everyone, I am new to this one.  I will go back and read page 4 like Beger and told me to then I can pass on my details so Catchee Monkey can give me his / her number which I must say a big thank you for.
  • Glad you found us at last Piranahimage You should change your name to Scarlet pimpernelimage
  • I am boucing around all over the place.  I have sent my details on to Beders.  Looks like I will have to do more training over the summer.  image

  • piranha (has a place!)   please send me your details asap !
    runner bean (next in line to be offered one...)
    slow duck
    c-cat
    mitten
    doc 117
    dave magee
    fast legs
    Marathonman61
    dalli
    top banana
    oldshoes
    Holymoly
    Eva MIdsole
    Custard Cream
    Mark Skev
    Jacqui W
    Wibles
    Smiffie
    dough boy
    Kal3000
    andyp
    MatthewTickle
    julie stribling2
    chris
    jforce
    Jill jones
    Rod Jones
    Raoul
    Senor spam
    Les Pullen
    Seb Coe
    Wilfie
    John Gallagher
    Stet
    David Johnson 9
    Mark Reynolds
    andy miles
    Sezz
    Sian Alberry 2
    Edski675
    Ben Fancourt
    Paul Brinkley
    clive smith 2
    Stuchbury
    The Pilch
    Paul E Smith
    Dorothy Lucas
    Ian Rees 2

  • heheh! like my new name piranha, obviousley heard of me before, or was it an honest typo ??? got your e-mail which is fine and also e-mail from catchee monkey but just need  her full name address dob and running club before i can send it all off to HQ so I've replied to her asking for the details and as soon as I get them will send them off and await confirmation. Will also forward her details onto you piranha so you can sort the cheque out once the swap has been confrimed

    Hi wardi, they actually said swaps allowed up until mid september so perhaps a little more time than you think and i'll get a confirmed date nearer the time. shame you're missing it ., it's a great race

    cheers

    beders

  • piranha  waiting for confirmation of number swap from HQ
    runner bean (next in line to be offered one...)
    slow duck
    c-cat
    mitten
    doc 117
    dave magee
    fast legs
    Marathonman61
    dalli
    top banana
    oldshoes
    Holymoly
    Eva MIdsole
    Custard Cream
    Mark Skev
    Jacqui W
    Wibles
    Smiffie
    dough boy
    Kal3000
    andyp
    MatthewTickle
    julie stribling2
    chris
    jforce
    Jill jones
    Rod Jones
    Raoul
    Senor spam
    Les Pullen
    Seb Coe
    Wilfie
    John Gallagher
    Stet
    David Johnson 9
    Mark Reynolds
    andy miles
    Sezz
    Sian Alberry 2
    Edski675
    Ben Fancourt
    Paul Brinkley
    clive smith 2
    Stuchbury
    The Pilch
    Paul E Smith
    Dorothy Lucas
    Ian Rees 2

    have now sent piranha's and catchee money's details to HQ, will confirm asap when we've got our first number swap sorted !!

  • Phewee! What hardwork Beders! Almost as difficult as running a marathon?!
  • piranha  NUMBER SWAPPED
    runner bean (next in line to be offered one...)
    slow duck
    c-cat
    mitten
    doc 117
    dave magee
    fast legs
    Marathonman61
    dalli
    top banana
    oldshoes
    Holymoly
    Eva MIdsole
    Custard Cream
    Mark Skev
    Jacqui W
    Wibles
    Smiffie
    dough boy
    Kal3000
    andyp
    MatthewTickle
    julie stribling2
    chris
    jforce
    Jill jones
    Rod Jones
    Raoul
    Senor spam
    Les Pullen
    Seb Coe
    Wilfie
    John Gallagher
    Stet
    David Johnson 9
    Mark Reynolds
    andy miles
    Sezz
    Sian Alberry 2
    Edski675
    Ben Fancourt
    Paul Brinkley
    clive smith 2
    Stuchbury
    The Pilch
    Paul E Smith
    Dorothy Lucas
    Ian Rees 2

    sure is stuchbury, hope i have a good race on the day as a reward !!

    first one sorted, ! plenty to go !

    cheers

    beders

  • Beders, if we all get in we will carry you aroundimage, Your doing a grand job mate. You will definitely be in for a few beersimage.
  • piranha  NUMBER SWAPPED
    runner bean (next in line to be offered one...)
    slow duck
    c-cat
    mitten
    doc 117
    dave magee
    fast legs
    Marathonman61
    dalli
    top banana
    oldshoes
    Holymoly
    Eva MIdsole
    Custard Cream
    Mark Skev
    Jacqui W
    Wibles
    Smiffie
    dough boy
    Kal3000
    andyp
    MatthewTickle
    julie stribling2
    chris
    jforce
    Jill jones
    Rod Jones
    Raoul
    Senor spam
    Les Pullen
    Seb Coe
    Wilfie
    John Gallagher
    Stet
    David Johnson 9
    Mark Reynolds
    andy miles
    Sezz
    Sian Alberry 2
    Edski675
    Ben Fancourt
    Paul Brinkley
    clive smith 2
    Stuchbury
    The Pilch
    Paul E Smith
    Dorothy Lucas
    Ian Rees 2

    miss_harris

  • Trembles with excitement as I'm top of the list........
    Not that I'd wish pulling out of a marathon on anyone.  I've run three and had three where I never made it to the start line.  In fact, thinking of it, I could be the next one to get a place, and the first to hand it on to someone lower down the list!  I seriously hope not, but it would be a bit like some sort of party game!

    Do give me a (e) shout if I can help at all, Beders.  Do you fancy death by total immersion in beer on Oct 18th?image

  • Beders (not Begers) as previously named. Thanks for arranging the number swap.  I have also booked a room so I guess all I have to do now is get ready for the training. Does anyone know if there will be pacer groups.  I would like to do sub 03:30 and Abingdon will be my third go. My best is 03:32.  I just want to do it once then move on. take care
  • For all those people out there who have done Abingdon can you please let me know what the course is like etc, the bad parts. It says that it is mainly flat and a two lap course.  Thanksimage

  • next on the list runner bean, as you say not wishing ill on anyone but statistics are definitely on your side ! Shame I'm not really a drinker, there again a capacino after would not go amiss !!!

    I did it last year piranha and found it a very easy flat course, there were a few people who mentioned the running on and off pavements as a bit of a worry and sometimes you are on busyish roads but to be honest they were few and far between, the majority, like me, loved it and it certainly gave me a PB time and will be looking for another this year !

    there's a thought fast legs, do you think you could carry me round in sub 3.45 ??? nahh suppose I'd better run it, would feel too much like cheating otherwise !

    did my 3rd of the John Carr 5k's last night, wasn't 100%, slight strain down back of left leg but still managed 21.43, my second fastest time ever and my best set of 3 x 5k results by a long way, my 1st, 2nd and 4th fastest times ever. Just need to do some more speed work over the next few months and may even get another PB in october.

    good luck with the training everyone (and the race numbers)

    cheers

    beders

  • Can I join the back of the queue?

    piranha  NUMBER SWAPPED
    runner bean (next in line to be offered one...)
    slow duck
    c-cat
    mitten
    doc 117
    dave magee
    fast legs
    Marathonman61
    dalli
    top banana
    oldshoes
    Holymoly
    Eva MIdsole
    Custard Cream
    Mark Skev
    Jacqui W
    Wibles
    Smiffie
    dough boy
    Kal3000
    andyp
    MatthewTickle
    julie stribling2
    chris
    jforce
    Jill jones
    Rod Jones
    Raoul
    Senor spam
    Les Pullen
    Seb Coe
    Wilfie
    John Gallagher
    Stet
    David Johnson 9
    Mark Reynolds
    andy miles
    Sezz
    Sian Alberry 2
    Edski675
    Ben Fancourt
    Paul Brinkley
    clive smith 2
    Stuchbury
    The Pilch
    Paul E Smith
    Dorothy Lucas
    Ian Rees 2

    miss_harris

    David Rose

  • Could you please add Mick Bridgeland and Wendy King to your list?  Thanks!
  • piranha  NUMBER SWAPPED
    runner bean (next in line to be offered one...)
    slow duck
    c-cat
    mitten
    doc 117
    dave magee
    fast legs
    Marathonman61
    dalli
    top banana
    oldshoes
    Holymoly
    Eva MIdsole
    Custard Cream
    Mark Skev
    Jacqui W
    Wibles
    Smiffie
    dough boy
    Kal3000
    andyp
    MatthewTickle
    julie stribling2
    chris
    jforce
    Jill jones
    Rod Jones
    Raoul
    Senor spam
    Les Pullen
    Seb Coe
    Wilfie
    John Gallagher
    Stet
    David Johnson 9
    Mark Reynolds
    andy miles
    Sezz
    Sian Alberry 2
    Edski675
    Ben Fancourt
    Paul Brinkley
    clive smith 2
    Stuchbury
    The Pilch
    Paul E Smith
    Dorothy Lucas
    Ian Rees 2
    miss_harris
    David Rose
    mick bridgeland
    wendy king

     sorted ! blimey over 50 people on the list !!!

    just need some number doners now 

  • hi ,beders this list will soon be longer than the entries for the raceimage
  • Hi, I can't beleive there are already over 50 people on this list, but this is obviously a very popular race ! I ran the FLM (my second marathon), wanted to break 4 hours having done 4:08 in Berlin in September.

     The warm weather defeated me so I only managed 4:20.

    I' m determined to break 4 hours and when I read about Abingdon a couple of weeks ago it seemed the perfect race to do this, but now it's already full !

    Could you please add me to the bottom of the list, not sure how successful this will be, but I guess if I'm not on the list I definitely won't get in !

    If I don't get in, I wondered about entering the Leicester Marathon on 18th Oct, has anyone run this one too ? I don't think there is a limit so, presumably I could wait to see if I get in to Abigndon, and if not, enter Leicester instead ?

    Anyway, here's hoping (not that I wish anyone to get injured, as I'm sure has already been said many times on this thread).

    Thanks

    Mark

  • Quite a few RW people did Leicester a couple of years ago because Abingdon was cancelled that year.  I trained for it, but ended up pulling out three days before, after completing every training run on my four month plan.  This was because I tripped over and smashed up my knees: was totally gutted! 
    Anyway, I think Leicester is not as fast a course as FLM and Abingdon, as it is a bit hilly in comparison.  But I think it is probably the flattest UK autumn marathon not counting Abingdon.  Others who know more may wish to correct me though.......
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