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  • image found it and tried to send an email and the email address is not recognised!!!  Grrrr

     

    Edit - got it now. 

    Thank you.  I was going to enter either York or Edinburgh on the 6th but would much rather do GNR.

     

  • Leslie - D'oh! Sorry, I should have remembered.
    LB70 - hi, good to hear how you're getting on. Sorry it wasn't a great day for you in London, but good determination.
    Badbark - that's some racing schedule!
    Moof, Lorenzo and SB - Na, 66 was better.
    11 miles @ 6:54 m/m d&d: 8:01, 7:30, 6:50, 6:48, 6:41, 6:38, 6:30, 6:26, 6:25, 6:20, 7:47. 21st wedding anniversary today and going away tomorrow for a day or so, so schedule will be rearranged and might not get to post for a couple of days. Have a great Easter everyone.

  • Go Gul. That is a pacey Royal flush, with a 1 mile cool down. You are running some great sessions.

  • Morning all,

    Just an easy 3miles to the station this morning. It is nearly Easter after all - roll on the chocolate!

    Mmmm, GNR - I've never really thought about entering as there are so many other good halfs and was a little put off by tales of over crowding and trampling! But if there is an option to avoid the ballot then it may be worth considering - does that mean you get up to the sharp end somewhere?

    LB70 -  I've always tried to follow a published plan as I've found it gives me confidence that someone knows what they are doing has written it - perhaps a little naïvely maybe. Good success with P&D (hasn't everyone) and I trained using the "Fast Marathon" plan from Paula R's latest book for VLM2013 and got a good PB. That is a hard but very good plan.

    Minni - No marathon for me this weekend! A snickers maybe.... Groan image

    Congrats Gul on the 21 years!  and a good session to celebrate!

    Will update race list in a separate post.

    Have a great Easter all.

  • May 3 – 50k Causeway Crossing Ultra Marathon – Badbark – Finish
    May 5 – Belfast Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30
    May 25 – Newry Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 after 20+ miles the day before
    May 10 - Marlborough Downs Challenge 20 miler - MsE
    May 11 - Fred Whitton Challenge - SJ - no crashes 
    May 18 - Richmond Park marathon - Marrows no target
    May 31 - Kent Roadrunner - Gul Darr 3:08
    May 31 - Stockholm Marathon - Lorenzo more evenly paced than London

    Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher TBA - Bike It sub 8:20 
    Jun 1 - Walled city marathon - Leslie H 
    Jun ? - Swim length of Ullswater - SJ - no drowning
    June 8 – Run Jersey half marathon - GM sub 1:28
    June 14 – 100k Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon – Finish

    July 20 - Northumberland Coastal Run - Minni - OO - Poacher
    July 20 - Dundee Adventure Marathon - Rich26 - sub 3:59:xx
    July 26 - Thunder Run - Minni, MsE (team mates)
    July 27 - St Andrews Olympic triathlon - Rich26 - Finish middle 1/3. 
    July 27 - Outlaw - SJ - 10:xx

    September 6 - Perthshire Highland Marathon - Rich26 - 3:45ish
    September 6 - half marathon (not sure which one yet) - Minni - sub 1:30
    September 7 - Great North Run - CC2 - sub 1.24
    September 28 - Loch Ness - Rich26 sub 3:10

    October 5 - Jersey marathon - GM sub 3:10.
    October 5 - Chester marathon - CC2 - TBC
    October 12 - Yorkshire marathon - Poacher, Minni TBC
    October 12 - Great Eastern Run - knight rider sub 1:25
    October 19 - Abingdon - Moof sub 2.55 - Poacher - BOTF 2:59:59 - MsE - FINgers TBC
    October 26 - GSR - FINgers sub 6x.xx

  • Poacher wrote (see)

    I still say Badbark is in danger of a podium finish in the ultras. Get ready to be lonely, at the sharp end of an ultra one can go literally hours without seeing another soul. 

     

    Thanks for the vote of confidence but there is little chance I’ll be on the podium at either Ultra. The 50k is really only a training session were I intend to run at 8 m/m pace were possible. It’s along the causeway coast so there are plenty of beaches, hills and even rock sections to negotiate so my overall pace will be much slower. I’ve the Belfast marathon 2 days later so won’t be pushing the pace at all.

    At the 100k my goal will be just to finish. I’ll be starting at around 8 m/m pace but expect a significant drop over the second half including walking/toilet breaks etc. If I break 9 hours (8:40) average I’ll be over the moon.

    More significantly I already know that Keith Whyte the Irish 100k record holder will be racing and another 51 minute 10 mile runner too.  These guys and probably a few more will be about 2 hours ahead by the end!

    I’m really only dipping into Ultras with these races to see how I enjoy them. If I do decide to race over the distances again then I certainly intend to race much harder and faster.

    GM - Thanks for adding my scheduled races!

  • Thanks Speedy - am now entered.  image image

    Updated race list to follow...

     

  • May 3 – 50k Causeway Crossing Ultra Marathon – Badbark – Finish
    May 5 – Belfast Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30
    May 25 – Newry Marathon – Badbark – Sub 3:30 after 20+ miles the day before
    May 10 - Marlborough Downs Challenge 20 miler - MsE
    May 11 - Fred Whitton Challenge - SJ - no crashes 
    May 18 - Richmond Park marathon - Marrows no target
    May 31 - Kent Roadrunner - Gul Darr 3:08
    May 31 - Stockholm Marathon - Lorenzo more evenly paced than London

    Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher TBA - Bike It sub 8:20 
    Jun 1 - Walled city marathon - Leslie H 
    Jun ? - Swim length of Ullswater - SJ - no drowning
    June 8 – Run Jersey half marathon - GM sub 1:28
    June 14 – 100k Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon – Finish
    July 20 - Northumberland Coastal Run - Minni - OO - Poacher
    July 20 - Dundee Adventure Marathon - Rich26 - sub 3:59:xx
    July 26 - Thunder Run - Minni, MsE (team mates)
    July 27 - St Andrews Olympic triathlon - Rich26 - Finish middle 1/3. 
    July 27 - Outlaw - SJ - 10:xx

    September 6 - Perthshire Highland Marathon - Rich26 - 3:45ish
    September 7 - Great North Run - CC2 - sub 1.24, Minni - sub 1:30
    September 28 - Loch Ness - Rich26 sub 3:10

    October 5 - Jersey marathon - GM sub 3:10.
    October 5 - Chester marathon - CC2 - TBC
    October 12 - Yorkshire marathon - Poacher, Minni TBC
    October 12 - Great Eastern Run - knight rider sub 1:25
    October 19 - Abingdon - Moof sub 2.55 - Poacher - BOTF 2:59:59 - MsE - FINgers TBC
    October 26 - GSR - FINgers sub 6x.xx

  • PhilipMJones wrote (see)

    http://www.greatrun.org/events/Information.aspx?ctid=318&id=1

    Fast pace club entries Distance    Men    Women
    10km    40.00    45.00
    Half M    85.00    95.00


    Hi Minni/PMJ/CC2 - don't really know what dragged me to look at this thread today - not sure I've ever been here before however above is a real scoop.

    I'm not actually a member of a club at the moment but do have a sub 40 10k this year but it will show as me being unattached.

    If I paid to join a club now and then applied with my sub 40 10k from before I was a member of a club do you know if that would work?

    And do any of you know when the deadline for applications under this rule are as I'm just (hopefully) getting to end of an injury spell but would like a month of running under my belt before parting with all the dosh.

    Thanks

    Skinny

  • I had to use my 'token' and part with the cash by 30th June.  Not sure about the club thing - email Tom (my new BFFL image) and ask.  Tom.Broadbent@nova-international.com

  • Thanks Minni - perfect!

  • This is amazing - An Irish guy is currently running around the world (50,000k) and due to finish at the Dublin Marathon this year after 4 years. He's in Iran at the minute. image

    http://www.theworldjog.com/

     

  • Well done to all the marathon runners.  Especially you.  You were the best.
    I've enjoyed reading all the reports of your derring-do and heroic adventure.  I'm very envious.

    Meanwhile, I'm feeling all blue boo-hoo.  Two days after the Coastal numbers were released, I pounced, sloth-like, on the application form.  Sadly, it seems I was two days late.  So, Poacher, Minni, OO et al, if you hear of a number looking for a deserving home, then grab it and give it to me instead.  Thank you.

  • TAR - I might be able to sort you out.  Leave it with me.

     

  • Badbark - Good luck with the mara's and Ultra's , seems to work ok For Steve way image

    4th 20 miler for me today ,P&d style: 4 warm-up , 14 at mara pace(7:25) last 2 easy , couldn't have went any further but glad to get it d&d.image

  • Bless you and your pony tails, Minni.  That'd be splendid.
    Thank you very much.

  • May 3 - 50k Causeway Crossing Ultra Marathon ??? Badbark ??? Finish

    May 5 - Belfast Marathon ??? Badbark ??? Sub 3:30

    May 25 - Newry Marathon ??? Badbark ??? Sub 3:30 after 20+ miles the day before

    May 10 - Marlborough Downs Challenge 20 miler - MsE

    May 11 - Fred Whitton Challenge - SJ - no crashes

    May 18 - Richmond Park marathon - Marrows no target

    May 31 - Kent Roadrunner - Gul Darr 3:08

    May 31 - Stockholm Marathon - Lorenzo more evenly paced than London



    Jun 1 - Comrades - Poacher TBA - Bike It sub 8:20

    Jun 1 - Walled city marathon - Leslie H

    Jun ? - Swim length of Ullswater - SJ - no drowning

    June 8 - Run Jersey half marathon - GM sub 1:28

    June 14 - 100k Portumna Forest Ultra Marathon ??? Finish

    July 20 - Northumberland Coastal Run - Minni - OO - Poacher

    July 20 - Dundee Adventure Marathon - Rich26 - sub 3:59:xx

    July 26 - Thunder Run - Minni, MsE (team mates)

    July 27 - St Andrews Olympic triathlon - Rich26 - Finish middle 1/3.

    July 27 - Outlaw - SJ - 10:xx



    September 6 - Perthshire Highland Marathon - Rich26 - 3:45ish

    September 7 - Great North Run - CC2 - sub 1.24, Minni - sub 1:30

    September 28 - Loch Ness - Rich26 sub 3:10

    September 28 - Robin Hood - Yhsif - 3:12 or better



    October 5 - Jersey marathon - GM sub 3:10.

    October 5 - Chester marathon - CC2 - TBC

    October 12 - Yorkshire marathon - Poacher, Minni TBC

    October 12 - Great Eastern Run - knight rider sub 1:25

    October 19 - Abingdon - Moof sub 2.55 - Poacher - BOTF 2:59:59 - MsE - FINgers TBC

    October 26 - GSR - FINgers sub 6x.xx
  • SFF - many club members end up in results without a club showing, be it a mistake when entering, entering before they joined a club etc. If you've done the time then I don't see why you shoudn't be able to enter. I'd look at accomodation straight away though - getting a hotel room nearby is almost impossible around race time.

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    It was all smiles in the Chandos - the place to be post-VLM!

  • So much nicer than that other photo that was taken in the Chandos!

  • Ant - nice piccies. Am already looking forward to next year!!

    Spent 2.5 hours in the car driving back from Northampton this afternoon. Not a great decision given the anticipated holiday traffic but at least it gave me time to get up to date with Marathon Talk podcasts. 

    Suffice to say there's a member of this thread who either hasn't listened to it yet or is being rather modest about her position on this week's podium!!!

  • Is it me? I haven't listened to it yet. 

  • It might be me......

  • 11 miles for me today. Longest run in a couple of weeks and used the opportunity to test out the new Hokas around the streets of Copenhagen. Said hello to the little mermaid and some cows. I'm very impressed with the shoes so far (despite them taking a layer of skin off the top of 2 of my toes). Super comfy and surprisingly light and stable.

    Cracking running Gul. image 

  • It's definitely not me!



    Great pics Ant.
  • Nice pics Ant, but (no offence) l want to see what the Spanish lady looked like.

    Double for me today, 4 easy at lunch and 6 this evening running around some fields while my son was football training.

  • Great pics and smiles in the Chandos
  • I'm coming down next year after I get sub 3:05 this year!image

  • Ant has an amazingly long left arm - one hopes he hadn't been toying with the giant pus-filled foot blister before parking the hand on Lorenzo's shoulder.



    5m at the track tonight. Jealous of the crew who are flying to Boston tomorrow.
  • Maidenhead Easter 10 tomorrow, but still not fully shaken off this cold so it's going to be a bit plodtastic I think. Anybody else going to be there?

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