Bupa London 10,000 - Monday 27 May 2013



  • Stevie  GStevie G ✭✭✭
    Screamapillar wrote (see)

    Sinusitis seems to have scuppered my chance of taking part image

    Hope everyone else has a great day!



    Booo...get well and come along, i'm in and it'll be interesting to put a face to a username image

  • Soup DragonSoup Dragon ✭✭✭

    Hi Jamie - what took you so long? image

    Have a good race


  • Looking forward to Monday (usually I hate Monday's image - but not in the Boomtown Rats way)


  • Really looking forward to this, will be the first time I have done a Bupa event and also my first time running in London image

  • It's a great introduction to London Claire2.

    I've done a few of these and this year I'm dragging my son along to run it too image

  • Andyp, hope you and your son have a good race! The weather is looking great for Monday image

  • fingers crossed - have a great run image

  • Stevie G . wrote (see)
    Screamapillar wrote (see)

    Sinusitis seems to have scuppered my chance of taking part image

    Hope everyone else has a great day!



    Booo...get well and come along, i'm in and it'll be interesting to put a face to a username image

    Hi Stevie,

    Still feel as if there's a family of hamsters nesting in my head, unfortunately image

    I expect I'll enter next year although I don't seem to have much luck with this race, it's not the first time I've been ill/injured.

    Good luck!

  • Stevie  GStevie G ✭✭✭

    see how you are over the next couple of days...you never know!

    If you do come along drop me a mail, and we'll devise a plan to say hello...as we wouldn't meet by accident in a field that big image

  • Ok Stevie, I'll let you know one way or the other image

  • Hi Stevie, I remember I chatted to you on the TVXC thread at the end of last year image there will be a few of us RR's on Monday, are you going with your running club?

  • Soup DragonSoup Dragon ✭✭✭

    Ed - the race is flatter than a flat thing. Apart from an underpass slope thingie. You'll enjoy it. 

  • I have just remembered I have started this thread. I am happy to confirm that Family Schmunks will be there image
  • Stevie  GStevie G ✭✭✭

    Yep Claire, team outing for Sandhurst. The Reading gang will at least be easy to find in your team kit!

    Looking through a lot of the top 100s 5k versus finish time splits, a heck of a lot of them did negative splits. Is that down to professional timing strategy, or is the 2nd half just quicker?

    Anyone care to compare it to Chichester and Eastleigh, which are fast courses but still both with inclines themselves...

  • Soup DragonSoup Dragon ✭✭✭

    Stevie - the slope was at the first half last year but looks like they are running it the other way this time. 

  • Stevie  GStevie G ✭✭✭

    So where will the incline be this year? And presumably not much of one then, as you said it was flat a post ago.

  • Soup DragonSoup Dragon ✭✭✭

    Its hardly anything Stevie. I only noticed it cos I don't do ups in any shape. You'll hardly be aware. I think its as you go down to the Thames from St Pauls. but someone else might want to correct me. Its a slope, nothing more. 

  • Stevie  GStevie G ✭✭✭


    Eastleigh had a bit of an incline, but then had a long stretch that seemed to be downhill, and Chichester started with a half km incline and had another one later.

    But not having hardly anything sounds better still image

    Doh, if it's flat, and the field is quality, i'll have to rely on the "twisty" course as an excuse if it doesn't go well image

  • Do we pass St Paul's then?image
  • Soup DragonSoup Dragon ✭✭✭

    We do indeed but some people don't notice it! image But in fairness its not a "full on" view, although may be better this year with approaching it the other way. 

  • Which pen are you on Schmunks?  I am employing Spupy as a native guide to point out all the places of interest as we trot past image

  • Looking forward to this, especially after watching the great Manchester run today, weather looks OK but could be a bit breazy, my third trip to this one, just round the corner from where I work, handy for parking and shower after image

  • I'm running. My third year in a row, but my legs are in all sorts of pain at the moment so I don't think any PB is in danger. I do like this run though.

  • Stevie  GStevie G ✭✭✭

    am about 20-30miles away and it's all too warm today, so let's hope that has eased itself down a fair few degrees by tomorrow.

    No warmth and no breeze please!

  • SlowkoalaSlowkoala ✭✭✭

    Last year it was 27 degrees cent, so it has to be cooler than that! They had water sprays en route but I don't think they worked.

  • Stevie  GStevie G ✭✭✭

    will be a good day i'm sure. a pb would be lovely, but even if not the course sounds a sightseeing master class.

    Just laid all the gear out, and trying to cover the logistics of what stuff to take, as it's the first race i haven't been able to park within a mile of, or have special Bupa tent access (GSR last year) for yonks!

  • Few questions

    1 - Is 08:30 a good time to get to Green Park? ( Too early,too late? )

    2 - Should I get into my running gear in the morning or change up there?

    3 - Is B red a fast group?

    4 - Are there shower facilities there or nearby?

    5 - Can I beat Mo Farah? image


    Good luck everyone!

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