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Scott I did bath last year it's a good race and the crowds are brilliant enjoy.
Warwick half on 17th March for me.
Yeah I suppose at some point in the next couple of weeks I better tell Mrs. P the full story about our weekend away in Warwick
NellyP & Scott, did you do your half's? I hear the parking and traffic in Warwick were a nightmare!!! I surprised myself with a 15 min PB @ Silverstone. Now down to 2.17.07. I have a HM in Tavistock on Sunday, but I think I have a slight calf strain, so I'll be running easy/walking it
Yeah warwick was a good run, challenging (undulating!!!) but did a PB of 2:06:36, actually a bit dissapointed as I could have done better, in the last two miles I realised that I had lost a bit of fitness with not doing a lot of training over the last two weeks with my doggy hip.
But overall I finnished with a PB so should be happy really.
Fortunately we travelled up the day before and stayed in a B & B so walked to the start and didn't have a problem with the parking but a lot of people did have problems with parking and were not allowed to start.
Biggest dissapointment for me was the medal (I know i lot of people don't go much for medals but I like to have them) it was a plan BHF medal with no mention of the event or date or anything, very disspointing.
Now going to have a couple of week total rest to try and get hip back in order, then planning a 5 mile in June & another half (possible Thames meander) in August ready for October.
Well done both!! I wish I could do a half that fast. 2.06 with a dodgy hip, I can only dream of at the moment and my next target is 2 hours or under. 1.45 for me is a mega pipe dream, unless I start training properly and life don't get in the way!!! Marathon training for Giant's Head starts Tuesday. Just need to motivate me to get my butt out there in the lovely Devon weather (not). NellyP, I heard the medal was rubbish. No mention of the event or distance is BAD
Tavistock half for me tomorrow. Hilly and rain forecast, so no PB there either (unless I have a miracle run
Good luck for that tomorrow Steve,
I had a trip to physio & a sports massage this week, going to take another two weeks off to try and put this hip finally to bed then the plan is braishfield 5 m in June and Thames meander half in Aug, then the big one in October.
Have to say the first thought that went through my mind when I finished Warwick last week was "not sure I could turn around and run that again!!!" but there is still a lot of training to get in until Chester creeps up.
Well done Steve, pretty good to get that close to a PB on a hilly course.
Bit quiet on here how's everyone doing, I'm actually enjoying my time off (trying to let the hip fully recover) another week off then it's back in training again (Braishfield 5M next event for me).
i am starting to pick up after falling apart at spen 20 15 miles in looking forward to Chester again
races coming up
I wondered where you'd been Compo.
Hi All I've entered. I'm currently injury free after many months of one injury after another. I've decided to try the Hal Higdon 3 run a week programme so that i can fit in lots of core work too. Has anyone done this programme? it's 24 weeks so starts in just a few weeks.
Don't tell me Jason - your 2:30 marathon plan isn't going to happen at VLM for some reason (why?!) so you're going to give it a shot at Chester instead.....?!
Hi all.Ive signed up! Did Liverpool last year in 3.09. Is Chester a faster course? Do we run on the race course? I used to do that in the early 80s when I lived there-do they cut the grass short?
2oldnever wrote (see)
Gulp- looks like everyone doing this one is sub 3
As this is my first marathon don't think I'll be ;ooking at sub 3
I'll be more than happy to finish in sub 5, so don't worry 2oldnever you'll be well ahead of me.