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RC - if you find me on Facebook, in my friends section is a guy called Rob. He wants sub-2, so follow him
He's in Pen D
Don't follow me, I am in Pen H
I got F last year, but ran GNR a week after the Berlin Marathon during which I injured my piriformis muscle in my left hip...... hip went again at 3.5 miles and so came in slower than I had predicted.
So I can understand why I am in H, but am not that fussed to be honest - it always seems like such a laugh at the back....
Thanks SS. I was going to try and do 1 mile 10min then next at 9 and the last 2 miles at 9. I did that in my 10 mile run tonight ok so a couple of weeks yet. Really looking forward to it
I've got an entry but may well defer until next year.
I ran it injured last year and ended up not able to run again until March/ April and I'm not sure if I'm up to it yet.
If I do it it'll be my slowest for YEARS
I'm not a pirate but I'll be there, third year in a row! Beating my PB of 1 hour 57 would be nice
Running the last mile along the sea front makes the other 12 miles more than worth it!
Are you running in Pirate livery SS?
I can't be a pirate.
Yellow clashes with my orange tan.....
But I'm doing GNR and I'm in F
Ive been chucked in I
Cake - I'd love too, but worried about injuring myself!
Haven't fully recovered from the injury I ran last year's GNR on! and I've only run about 300 miles TOTAL since last GNR.
I can't make my mind up what to do.
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I still can't work out why I'm in B?
Because its the best chance you've got of beating me, you big pussy and you lied on your form!
We will all hear LB before we see her
Can't argue with that! Usually me shouting "COME ON CAKE YOU LAZY SOD!"
I'm trying to work out how I've got to number four in this most active members list!
I mean, I'm hardly on here at ALL.......
I ran in the end.
Really enjoyed it this year.
Didn't see any pirates.
How did everyone else get on?
I had an absolutley splendid day.
Got up nice and early and had a steady walk up to the start and by the time I had got there realised that I had drank my 1.5 litre bottle of water!. Decided that I need a slash so decided to que for the loos. One hour later got out of the loos and headed for my start line then realising I didnt really need to que for the loos as everyone was just going to the toilet in the hedges along side the motorway.
Couldnt get in at my start gate so had to go to the back at this point I was the last runner but a few more came in behind me. More water was passed out so I drank that as we were moving thinking that we would get running soonish. Then we stopped and I needed another pee so dived into the toilets along the run to the start and when I came out everyone had gone . I must have been 100 or so yards behind everyone. Excellent way to warm up jog to the back of the pack then we were off .
Set off at a steady pace and did get a pirate cheer at on of the small bridges before the Tyne bridge. Managed to see my wife just after the Tyne bridge which was great and had a brilliant run all the way round weaving in and out of all the runners. First Half Mara and did it in 2hrs 18mins. Had a great day out on the course.
Left Newcastle at about 5pm and the traffic on the A1 was horrendous, it took me nearly 3.5 hrs just to get to Whetherby sevices which seemed to be full of people hobbling around and emptying Burger King of all of their burgers . Finally got in about midnightish after having an excellent day.