2012 Marathon thread

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  • wow, what a list!

    still not running due to injury, but nice 14 mile bike ride insteadimage. Cold disappearing so feeling fit, even if ankle not willing to let me run!

  • 08-Jan 5 Tarns VinterMaraton (Denmark)
    22-Jan Gloucester 50k Gobi
    29-Jan
    05-Feb
    10-Feb Quadzilla day 2 Gobi
    12-Feb
    19-Feb
    25-Feb Belvoir Challenge Spoons
    04-Mar Barry 40m Gobi
    11-Mar
    18-Mar Rome Cjay85
    25-Mar
    01-Apr Sussex Mathschick
    01-Apr South Downs HopetoFinish
    01-Apr Santiago Liam3494
    08-Apr
    15-Apr Brighton Holly Liz, AGF, VikW, Dan Ellingworth, Solent Runner, Claire C, Luca79, Pete the Plod
    15-Apr Paris Roof gimp
    22-Apr London Jason D, Spoons, Fiona C, No Pain, Ratzer. Minni. HopetoFinish, Brizo, Pete Tizard, Muppley

    29-Apr Manchester Rob Kilby. Em Scott
    29-Apr Milton Keynes Teknik
    06-May North Dorset Tim Lebbon
    13-May Halstead
    19-May White Peak
    20-May Windermere Rachael
    20-May Copenhagen Mon
    27-May Edinburgh Bodytalk, Mitiog, Jennie McC
    03-Jun
    10-Jun
    17-Jun Poppyline Spoons
    24-Jun
    01-Jul Lakeland Trails Tim Lebbon
    08-Jul
    15-Jul Fairland Valley 50k Spoons
    22-Jul
    29-Jul
    05-Aug
    12-Aug
    19-Aug
    26-Aug
    02-Sep Wolverhampton? SleepyCat
    02-Sep High Peak Ultra 40m? Spoons
    09-Sep Nottingham? Mathschick. Bacchus Marathon
    16-Sep
    23-Sep New Forest
    30-Sep Loch Ness
    30-Sep Berlin ToffeeLiz
    07-Oct Chester Compo, Jason D,
    07-Oct Chicago Fiona C
    14-Oct
    21-Oct Abingdon AGF, HopetoFinish
    27-Oct Snowdon Jason D
    28-Oct
    29-Oct Dublin No Pain
  • Updated with Kaz's definite marathon-

    08-Jan 5 Tarns VinterMaraton (Denmark)
    22-Jan Gloucester 50k Gobi
    29-Jan
    05-Feb
    10-Feb Quadzilla day 2 Gobi
    12-Feb
    19-Feb
    25-Feb Belvoir Challenge Spoons
    04-Mar Barry 40m Gobi
    11-Mar
    18-Mar Rome Cjay85
    25-Mar
    01-Apr Sussex Mathschick
    01-Apr South Downs HopetoFinish
    01-Apr Santiago Liam3494
    08-Apr
    15-Apr Brighton Holly Liz, AGF, VikW, Dan Ellingworth, Solent Runner, Claire C, Luca79, Pete the Plod
    15-Apr Paris Roof gimp, Kaz
    22-Apr London Jason D, Spoons, Fiona C, No Pain, Ratzer. Minni. HopetoFinish, Brizo, Pete Tizard, Muppley

    29-Apr Manchester Rob Kilby. Em Scott
    29-Apr Milton Keynes Teknik
    06-May North Dorset Tim Lebbon
    13-May Halstead
    19-May White Peak
    20-May Windermere Rachael
    20-May Copenhagen Mon
    27-May Edinburgh Bodytalk, Mitiog, Jennie McC
    03-Jun
    10-Jun
    17-Jun Poppyline Spoons
    24-Jun
    01-Jul Lakeland Trails Tim Lebbon
    08-Jul
    15-Jul Fairland Valley 50k Spoons
    22-Jul
    29-Jul
    05-Aug
    12-Aug
    19-Aug
    26-Aug
    02-Sep Wolverhampton? SleepyCat
    02-Sep High Peak Ultra 40m? Spoons
    09-Sep Nottingham? Mathschick. Bacchus Marathon
    16-Sep
    23-Sep New Forest
    30-Sep Loch Ness
    30-Sep Berlin ToffeeLiz
    07-Oct Chester Compo, Jason D,
    07-Oct Chicago Fiona C
    14-Oct
    21-Oct Abingdon AGF, HopetoFinish
    27-Oct Snowdon Jason D
    28-Oct
    29-Oct Dublin No Pain

  • Wow! That's an awful lot of list there. Nice collating. I see I'm down *gulp* no backing out now.

    Had 2 glorious days here, run 6 & 8 miles (the 8 was too fast, but wow!). Long run builds to 16 miles this weekend, that'll keep New Year's eve in check! Furthest I've yet run, and heading for my highest mileage week.

  • Helen,

    You can always change the list (I did)image!  I'm thinking the chances of me doing a marathon are 50/50 at the mo but don't tell the Shadies mob else they'll get all excited.  I'm going to wait until I've entered before saying which one it's going to be!

  • Impressed with the list!image 

    08-Jan 5 Tarns VinterMaraton (Denmark)
    22-Jan Gloucester 50k Gobi
    29-Jan
    05-Feb
    10-Feb Quadzilla day 2 Gobi
    12-Feb
    19-Feb
    25-Feb Belvoir Challenge Spoons
    04-Mar Barry 40m Gobi
    11-Mar
    18-Mar Rome Cjay85
    25-Mar
    01-Apr Sussex Mathschick
    01-Apr South Downs HopetoFinish
    01-Apr Santiago Liam3494
    08-Apr
    15-Apr Brighton Holly Liz, AGF, VikW, Dan Ellingworth, Solent Runner, Claire C, Luca79, Pete the Plod
    15-Apr Paris Roof gimp, Kaz
    22-Apr London Jason D, Spoons, Fiona C, No Pain, Ratzer. Minni. HopetoFinish, Brizo, Pete Tizard, Muppley

    29-Apr Manchester Rob Kilby. Em Scott
    29-Apr Milton Keynes Teknik
    06-May North Dorset Tim Lebbon
    13-May Halstead
    19-May White Peak
    20-May Windermere Rachael
    20-May Copenhagen Mon

    20-May Cardiff Ultra Jason d
    27-May Edinburgh Bodytalk, Mitiog, Jennie McC
    03-Jun
    10-Jun
    17-Jun Poppyline Spoons
    24-Jun
    01-Jul Lakeland Trails Tim Lebbon
    08-Jul
    15-Jul Fairland Valley 50k Spoons
    22-Jul
    29-Jul
    05-Aug
    12-Aug
    19-Aug
    26-Aug
    02-Sep Wolverhampton? SleepyCat
    02-Sep High Peak Ultra 40m? Spoons
    09-Sep Nottingham? Mathschick. Bacchus Marathon
    16-Sep
    23-Sep New Forest
    30-Sep Loch Ness
    30-Sep Berlin ToffeeLiz
    07-Oct Chester Compo, Jason D,
    07-Oct Chicago Fiona C
    14-Oct
    21-Oct Abingdon AGF, HopetoFinish
    27-Oct Snowdon Jason D
    28-Oct
    29-Oct Dublin No Pain

  • Lots of good running as well as listing too, I seeimage

    14.28m at a leisurely pace for me this eveningimage

  •  Updated with the now definate no. 2 mara...... A couple of definate halfs inbetween..........image

    08-Jan 5 Tarns VinterMaraton (Denmark)
    22-Jan Gloucester 50k Gobi
    29-Jan
    05-Feb
    10-Feb Quadzilla day 2 Gobi
    12-Feb
    19-Feb
    25-Feb Belvoir Challenge Spoons
    04-Mar Barry 40m Gobi
    11-Mar
    18-Mar Rome Cjay85
    25-Mar
    01-Apr Sussex Mathschick
    01-Apr South Downs HopetoFinish
    01-Apr Santiago Liam3494
    08-Apr
    15-Apr Brighton Holly Liz, AGF, VikW, Dan Ellingworth, Solent Runner, Claire C, Luca79, Pete the Plod
    15-Apr Paris Roof gimp, Kaz
    22-Apr London Jason D, Spoons, Fiona C, No Pain, Ratzer. Minni. HopetoFinish, Brizo, Pete Tizard, Muppley

    29-Apr Manchester Rob Kilby. Em Scott
    29-Apr Milton Keynes Teknik
    06-May North Dorset Tim Lebbon
    13-May Halstead
    19-May White Peak
    20-May Windermere Rachael
    20-May Copenhagen Mon, Cardiff Ultra Jason d
    27-May Edinburgh Bodytalk, Mitiog, Jennie McC
    03-Jun
    10-Jun
    17-Jun Poppyline Spoons
    24-Jun
    01-Jul Lakeland Trails Tim Lebbon
    08-Jul
    15-Jul Fairland Valley 50k Spoons
    22-Jul
    29-Jul
    05-Aug
    12-Aug
    19-Aug
    26-Aug
    02-Sep Wolverhampton? SleepyCat
    02-Sep High Peak Ultra 40m? Spoons
    09-Sep Nottingham? Mathschick. Bacchus Marathon
    16-Sep
    23-Sep New Forest
    30-Sep Loch Ness kaz
    30-Sep Berlin ToffeeLiz
    07-Oct Chester Compo, Jason D,
    07-Oct Chicago Fiona C
    14-Oct
    21-Oct Abingdon AGF, HopetoFinish
    27-Oct Snowdon Jason D
    28-Oct
    29-Oct Dublin No Pain

  • Well, since it's almost 2012 thought I'd come back here for a peek - things are busy!!

    Nice to see all those ultras Gobi!

    11 miles nice and easy today 8:15mm, quite a few hills in there too.

    F

  • Can I just check the rules here? Are we listing Marathon events generally or Marathon events that the individual poster is planning to do?
  • TeknikTeknik ✭✭✭
    Hi KW
    The list is collated from previous submissions - "I might..." entries were left out, and I'm sure as the Advocaat flowed the list snowballed into events I thought people were doing (which is why a few have no names against them), plus I know I must have missed a few (sorry Kaz, for example).
    Now it's open to all to post what they're planning.
  • And no shorter distances than 26.2. They don't count image
  • Hi would appreciate some advice please...

    Am doing the VLM in April and have been looking at the sub 4.30 progs. The Ultimate prog and the garmin ready for these times are quite different - the garmin one seems to build much quicker. I was up to about 10 miles before Christmas and have been ill since so haven't got out much. Am confused as to which prog may be best to do?

  • Hello everyone

    Wow... a lot of running has been going on and a very impressive 2012 race list.  Thanks for that, Teknik.

    I did 15miles yesterday after 2 days of no running and eating/ drinking way too much.  Felt sluggish but got through it in a respectable time and hopefully back to normal.  Decided not to start P&D until the second week of Jan as have xc races on the first two Saturdays of Jan and don't fancy doing 16 miles with 8 @MP after one of them...

    Working from home this week so should manage to sneak out for a few cheeky runs and on Saturday it's the 5mile New Year's Eve race .  Have never raced 5 miles so will end up the year with a pb no doubtimage.

  • Hi Daytime Runner. 10 miles at Xmas is fine. Is this your first marathon? Have you done a half marathon? How long you been running? How many runs per week? Etc. give us some more details please and will advise accordingly....
  • This looks like a good thread.

    Im planning on doing loch ness in october next year.

    Bit of background.Started running in october 2010,done a few few 5 and 10ks,pbs of 22.37 and 46.20.

    Was due to do myfirst half in october this year and had built my long runs to 12 miles until sciatica put me out of action for 3 months until end of november.was gutted as all my training pointed to a 1.45 half time and i felt that it was doable.Anyway been back running 6 weeks now and mileage has been quite low although building it up steadily.Any top end speed that i had just isnt there at the moment although i am confident i will get back to my previous level.So the plan is to get the base fitness up with lots of easy miles then target the Alloa half marathon in march to gauge my fitness,then start a 16 week programme in the summer for loch ness.A few people have said to me to just aim to get round my first mara ,but i feel if i can get back to previous fitness then sub 4 would be a realistic target to aim for.Maybe even do the Dundee half in july to give me a better idea if imin sub 4 shape.Does this sound a bit ambitious or realistic in the time frame that i have?

  • TeknikTeknik ✭✭✭

    Welcome Daytime Runner and Young Cowboy - I'll defer to the serious athletes on this thread.

    Mon - ached after my 13 with 8 MP - too early for me so I agree with your decision. Good luck with the race...

    Rest day for me. 80 squats and 80 press-ups. I think I saw a stomach muscle afterwards - although it's been so long I could be mistaken...image

  • Hi guys,

    Welcome to the new folk. My tip if your first it to try and run 5 times a week, run slow and built to max of 4 hrs on long run. Run them ssllooww..

    A simple but nice 7.5 miles today...
  • Hello all I e been reading this thread with interest. I'm training for Brighton marathon which will be my first marathon. Have 4 vlm rejections so thought I'd get off my bum and get on with it elsewhere! I've done quite a few half marathons and am training for around 4 hour finish although will be happy with under 5! Just been out for a run so am feeling virtuous. Am ruining it now though with tea and crimbo chocs!
  • Afternoon all and welcome to the new folkimage

    A good confidence building session today for me. 17.12m in 2.00.56. First 8.5m at 7.22 av pace and remainder around 6.45 average. Felt really comfortable apart from miles 15 and 16 which were along an exposed coastline into the teeth of a galeimageimage 

  • Welcome to the new folk. Will post later.

    Quick update - 15 miles XC with some tough hills thrown in this afternoon. All nice and slow.

    Teknik - lol re: the stomach muscle image
  • Spoons- sounds like a fun dayimage
  • Welcome to all the new faces, evening to the existing ones.

    Just over 8 miles this evening in 1:10 which makes this month the biggest mileage month I've ever done.
  • MF- nice way to sum up the yearimage

    Spoons- 15 miles XC... 7.5 almost kiled me a couple of weeks ago.  Impressive.

    Teknik- lol... sure it wasn't an optical illusion?image

    YC- Welcome.  4 h sounds very realistic to me.  Your 5k and 10k times are very close to mine and I managed 3.42 in a mara a couple of months ago.  Lots of time to improve.

  • Just tidying....or trying to! Don't know why there's a gap in the middleimage

    08-Jan 5 Tarns VinterMaraton (Denmark)
    22-Jan Gloucester 50k Gobi
    29-Jan
    05-Feb
    10-Feb Quadzilla day 2 Gobi
    12-Feb
    19-Feb
    25-Feb Belvoir Challenge Spoons
    04-Mar Barry 40m Gobi
    11-Mar
    18-Mar Rome Cjay85
    25-Mar
    01-Apr Sussex Mathschick
    01-Apr South Downs HopetoFinish
    01-Apr Santiago Liam3494
    08-Apr
    15-Apr Brighton Holly Liz, AGF, VikW, Dan Ellingworth, Solent Runner, Claire C, Luca79, Pete the Plod
    15-Apr Paris Roof gimp, Kaz
    22-Apr London Jason D, Spoons, Fiona C, No Pain, Ratzer. Minni. HopetoFinish, Brizo, Pete Tizard, Muppley

    29-Apr Manchester Rob Kilby. Em Scott
    29-Apr Milton Keynes Teknik
    06-May North Dorset Tim Lebbon
    13-May Halstead
    19-May White Peak
    20-May Windermere Rachael
    20-May Copenhagen Mon,

    20- May Cardiff Ultra Jason d
    27-May Edinburgh Bodytalk, Mitiog, Jennie McC
    03-Jun
    10-Jun
    17-Jun Poppyline Spoons
    24-Jun
    01-Jul Lakeland Trails Tim Lebbon
    08-Jul
    15-Jul Fairland Valley 50k Spoons
    22-Jul
    29-Jul
    05-Aug
    12-Aug
    19-Aug
    26-Aug
    02-Sep Wolverhampton? SleepyCat
    02-Sep High Peak Ultra 40m? Spoons
    09-Sep Nottingham? Mathschick. Bacchus Marathon
    16-Sep
    23-Sep New Forest
    30-Sep Loch Ness kaz
    30-Sep Berlin ToffeeLiz
    07-Oct Chester Compo, Jason D,
    07-Oct Chicago Fiona C
    14-Oct
    21-Oct Abingdon AGF, HopetoFinish
    27-Oct Snowdon Jason D
    28-Oct
    29-Oct Dublin No Pain

  • Jason - why do you think you need a confidence building 17 in December ? More likely a road to burnout 17. Careful mate, just think carefully about the why I am doing these sessions..... ?

    Another steady 10.5 for me this morning, nothing special just base in my place.

    Fiona - I have a busy schedule all the way to June 3rd
  • Gobi- good running- how's the chest? In my case, I just needed to stretch my legs a bit- still all aerobicimage
  • I was thinking of jogging the first 25m of the Taff Trail on Fridayimage
  • Jason - whatever you say(you don't need to stretch anything), just be careful mate PLEASE....

    Chest is fine as long as I stay easy so got a shock after going a little hard on Monday so have backed off again all week. Miles are ticking along nicely.

    Welcome to all the new people

    DR - a number of the approaches are quite badly flawed so the best advice I can give you is pick a schedule and stick to it, you are only likely to go really badly wrong if you over mix and match.

    08-Jan 5 Tarns VinterMaraton (Denmark)
    22-Jan Gloucester 50k Gobi
    29-Jan
    05-Feb
    10-Feb Quadzilla day 2 Gobi
    12-Feb
    19-Feb
    25-Feb Belvoir Challenge Spoons
    04-Mar Barry 40m Gobi
    11-Mar
    18-Mar Rome Cjay85
    25-Mar
    01-Apr Sussex Mathschick
    01-Apr South Downs HopetoFinish
    01-Apr Santiago Liam3494
    08-Apr
    15-Apr Brighton Holly Liz, AGF, VikW, Dan Ellingworth, Solent Runner, Claire C, Luca79, Pete the Plod
    15-Apr Paris Roof gimp, Kaz
    22-Apr London Jason D, Spoons, Fiona C, No Pain, Ratzer. Minni. HopetoFinish, Brizo, Pete Tizard, Muppley

    29-Apr Manchester Rob Kilby. Em Scott
    29-Apr Milton Keynes Teknik
    06-May North Dorset Tim Lebbon
    13-May Halstead
    19-May White Peak
    20-May Windermere Rachael
    20-May Copenhagen Mon,

    20- May Cardiff Ultra Jason d
    27-May Edinburgh Bodytalk, Mitiog, Jennie McC
    03-Jun Comrades UltraMarathon (South Africa(End Game)) Gobi
    10-Jun
    17-Jun Poppyline Spoons
    24-Jun
    01-Jul Lakeland Trails Tim Lebbon
    08-Jul
    15-Jul Fairland Valley 50k Spoons
    22-Jul
    29-Jul
    05-Aug
    12-Aug
    19-Aug
    26-Aug
    02-Sep Wolverhampton? SleepyCat
    02-Sep High Peak Ultra 40m? Spoons
    09-Sep Nottingham? Mathschick. Bacchus Marathon
    16-Sep
    23-Sep New Forest
    30-Sep Loch Ness kaz
    30-Sep Berlin ToffeeLiz
    07-Oct Chester Compo, Jason D,
    07-Oct Chicago Fiona C
    14-Oct
    21-Oct Abingdon AGF, HopetoFinish
    27-Oct Snowdon Jason D
    28-Oct
    29-Oct Dublin No Pain


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