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Well ive decided () not to do Abo this year.... as I type this I am still not 100% sure but I think one marathon a year is enough for me! So London is the one. I could change my mind by tomorrow. Better decide soon with the etries filling fast!
I am in. I just posted my entry with cash enclosed as I don't have a chequebook.
I will always have fond memories of this race as it is where I ran my first sub 3, back in 2010. If Comrades goes according to plan (for once), a 2:39 at Abingdon will make me very happy with 2012.
To add to Fido2dogs description here's the route from my race last year:
The 2 loop part is the lower/bigger loop.I think I've got the list of where all the water stations were which I'll look out too. I'm not running it this year but will be marshalling it again hopefully at my usual spot just after mile 3
Hello everyone, I would urge anyone wavering on whether to enter Abingdon Marathon to do so now. You won't regret it - and don't forget, if you change your mind there is generally a waiting list so I think you can withdraw by the end of June and there'll be a pretty much guaranteed taker for your place.
This a great event and I thoroughly enjoyed running it last year. For first timers it's a great introduction to marathons. OK, it doesn't have the big city crowds of VLM and the like, but it's very friendly and welcoming and, therefore, not too scary. For those who have run marathons before and looking for a PB, then this is THE race to do.
I won't be running this year (training for two marathons last year takes it toll on my body) but I've volunteered to marshal so I'll be cheering you all on and dipping into this forum now and again.
Good luck everyone !!
The Chalgrove Chubster
RW Letter of The Month Feb 2012 Edition
Chalgrove Festival 10K
LordWotsit wrote (see)
I'm in. Will be my first marathon GULP!
good one to pick for a first as it nice n flat LW ...i should have run this as my first mara but im too impatient !
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two back to back 16 milers on the last two days in prep for my spring marathon have me excited I am on track and I am looking forward to try and PB in this one.....
im begining B2Bs too AGF...theres going to be a heck of a lot of early mornings for me over summer
Fido- in previous years I've marshalled at the eastern end of the Sustrans path which means i can whizz off on my bike to Preston road and see the runners come through on the 1st lap and then whizz back to TP to see the finish. I did once marshal on the High street opposite the old post office. just tooo scary to do it again!
I have suggested to our parkrun obergruppenfuhrer that perhaps the Abingdon parkrun might like to man one of the drinks stations. We could put up the banner and so promote parkrun at the same time.
Scud - you should def get an opinion from a sports interested orthopaedic guy (unless you already have ??). It may well be that you could embark on a very careful supervised programme of starting to run again rather than calling it a day now.
All the best
Wife has compartment syndrome - OUCH! SOrry to hear it. Apparently only surgery removes it too. SO sorry to hear this
Hello everyone, i've been reading through this thread and am running this race in October.
First of all, best wishes to you Scudulike on your future, well done for what you've acheived with running, hopefully you'll find another discipline that you'll enjoy as much.
Tried to get in this race last year but it was full so quickly, i got in early this time!
Sounds like a flat type of course, and after just running the Selsdon Half last Sat i'm very pleased about that!
I've run 7 marathons before (4 London, Prague, Angelsey and Halstead) but had a knee op last year so missed out on a marathon. Haven't cracked 'the last 5-6 miles' yet, but hoping to be stronger this time.
Training through the summer may be tough if it's too hot, BUT i'm hoping that will make the 'cooler' race conditions easier, that's the plan anyway!
Hope everyones training is going well