2013 Marathon Thread



  • TeknikTeknik ✭✭✭

    mmm...you need to paste the script into a browser - if anyone knows how to tidy up the hyperlink please go ahead...

  • Teknik you even went and found out the dates good man.
  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭

    Hi all,

    Can I join the thread too... I have a few marathons next year image

    What is the format for the list? Name first then race? or vice versa?

  • Teknik- excellent job! Give yourself a pat on the back
  • Wow, that's amazing Teknik!? image 

    Just back from town, I hate shopping. Got a new watch battery and got bored. Will wash/hoover the car and then see what I'll do.

    Welcome Emmy, which marathons are you doing?


  • TeknikTeknik ✭✭✭

    Thanks guys - I missed a few peeps - Kaz and OH for starters...(sorry)

    Emmy welcome - just post your races and I'll stick it on Sky Drive (great stuff OH - do you know how to enable editing so anyone can update?).


    5m recovery this morning...all okimage

  • Hi Emmy! image

    Fiona- I hate shopping AND cleaning the car....

    OH- well done on the link. Just an idea- Could you rename it "Race List" or something?
  • First 5.1m done here. Very wet and VERY windy!
  • *throws hat into the ring*

    not sure how the sky drive works so do we just list here and someone updates?

    10 Feb - Wokingham HM

    17 March - Readiing HM

    7 Apr - Paddock Wood HM

    21 Apr - VLM

    8 Sept - Maidenhead HM

    22 Sept - Tonbridge HM

    6 Oct - Royal Parks HM

    27 Oct - Frankfurt Marathon

  • image Cracking race diary Johnas!

    6 halfs and 2 marathons!  Are Reading and Tonbridge halfs your flat our efforts, and the rest MP affairs?

  • Hi guys

    Did have my races planned for 2013 but the first one (Alloa HM) is a non starter at the minute due to the metatarsal fracture.

    Still keeping up the medicine ball/core work most days ,the pain in my foot is gradually easing off which is a good sign as its only just over a week since it happened.Was going to do my usual hobble on crutches to the shop and back this morning but the gale force winds and rain put paid to that.

    Im hoping when i go back to the orthopedic consultant in February that all is well with the injury and i can return to some non impact training ie bike for a few weeks then hopefully test the foot with a short run.

    Im still confident of getting my fitness back up and then plan to run Loch Ness again in September.

    How much fitness should i expect to lose with a 6-8 week lay off?

  • SG- Cheers fella. Reading will be the only effort and all the rest are purely MP/tempo runs for marathon training.

    Cowboy - I was always under the impression fitness starts to wain after 2 weeks of non activity. Maybe see what pain free cross training you can do in the meantime?

  • For me , Rotterdam M in April, Birmingham half October and maybe Jersey M in October
  • Tek - Not familiar with SkyDrive but I think there may be a feature that allows others to alter contents. If this is totally open public write access then I suspect this would be a bad idea. If you could set up password based access this would be ideal (keep the timewasters out) but otherwise I suspect it might be us keeping you informed.

    I've not committed yet but being ambitious, marathons possibly 1.  Loch Katrine (new see Scottish Runners thread) in March, 2. Cape Wrath week probably including the Marathon in May and 3. Snowdonia in October.
    Certainly intend doing Hoy HM and Langdale HM again probably Kirkwall - all depends on what else is happening ...

  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭

    Hi Fiona and Jason D!

    I'm due for a few marathons next year. Current list is:

    • 5-6/01/2013 Enigma Winter Double 
    • 24/02/2013 Malta Marathon
    • 16-17/03/2013 Eco Trail de Paris - 30k or 50km     
    • 30.03.13 Cretes de Spa 21km 
    • 07/04/2013 Paris Marathon 
    • 21/04/2013 Antwerp Marathon 
    • 28/04/2012 Loop van Vlaanderen 25km
    • 26.05.13 Mittelrhein marathon 
    • 08.06.13 Luxembourg Marathon 
    • 21.06.12 Nacht van vlaanderen marathon 
    • 29/06/2013 Giantshead marathon 
    • Aug Thames Meander    
    • 29.09.13 Berlin Marathon 
    • 13.10.13 Cologne Half Marathon 
    • 27.10.13 Frankfurt Marathon
    I've tried putting it into the list above but I seem to keep messing it up!
  • TeknikTeknik ✭✭✭
  • Tek - looks like the ID changes every time you edit the file image


  • TeknikTeknik ✭✭✭

    OH - damn.  Is it easy to explain how to shorten / name the hyperlink?

  • TeknikTeknik ✭✭✭

    Race List click the link


  • Lots of marathons image

    Nice run this morning Jason, I managed to get 50x25m front crawl done before the kids club got in the pool, out later for a nice 6 mile recovery run.

    Fiona sounds like you enjoyed the shopping.
  • Just in from 4 miles easy image 

    Emmy that must cost a fortune in flights and hotels! image

    Hope everyone gets a good last run of 2012. Nice swimming NP, is the arm any better?


  • Do you need to create an account to access the race list?
  • Tek - That link now just takes you to a Microsoft Account login screen image

    I know how to do what you're attempting on FB if that's any help


  • TeknikTeknik ✭✭✭

    Don't know why it keeps failing...

    race list

    If this doesn't work, I'll paste the whole list on here, and maybe OH you could post it, as you say, onto FB?

    ...you might need to control - click it

  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭
    Fiona C wrote (see)

    Just in from 4 miles easy image 

    Emmy that must cost a fortune in flights and hotels! image

    Hope everyone gets a good last run of 2012. Nice swimming NP, is the arm any better?


    Hey Fiona, Well I live in Belgium so it's not too hard to race on the continent as I can drive there and stay pretty cheaply. My biggest expense so far is Malta as although the registration was cheap - the hotels werent image


  • image That makes sense Emmy! Great list of races! image Have you done Frankfurt before? I'm looking at either Amsterdam (again) or Frankfurt at the moment.


  • Just in from 3 mile easyimage

    Emmy - we're at the other extreme where even a UK mainland race means a ferry/flight with consequent expense in time and money. But Orkney's a beautiful place to liveimage

  • Fiona - having done Amsterdam before I'm doing Frankfurt in 2013. Apparently faster than Berlin and a lot more interesting than Amsterdam's industrial estate and suburbs!

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