It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Date is out, before fixture lists Sunday 8th April 2018.
Entries on sale 26th June, you can pre register and they say you'll get their early price of £50.
Entered and at the lower price of £45!
UrbaneFox - The marathon distance is hard, you can train for months and still fall to pieces. I have cramped in final 3 miles on 3 occasions now twice missing out on my pb by about a minute. What problems have you found in your past experiences?
Ropeladder - I've used this forum for other races before (Brighton) and was a great help, put any old crap here! we don't mind.
Cal - seems that Manchester have iron out their distance problems and baggage problems that's one of the reasons I'm in. That and after just missing out on my 2015 pb (3.44) at Milton Keynes 3.45.06 I wanted the flattest race I could find, thought about Boston (UK) but thought the crowds and support would help.
Got a busy Summer/ Autumn on the horizon!
Next Sunday (16th) Fairlands Valley 50k, local off road run
Aug 28th Cakeathon Saxon Shore Lapped event
Oct 6-9th Atlantic Coast Challenge 3 maras 3 days along SW Costal path (going to be Brutal)
Oct 29th Stort 30 out and back along river - local race
an early half marathon in 2018 then Manchester
Another big race done 50km FVC 11 minute PB on last years race, 5hr 24.
6 weeks till cakeathon
12 weeks till Atlantic Coast Challenge
15 weeks till Stort 30
then 2-4 off before Manchester training
hey rope, sorry I cant recommend any in Stockport. my cousin uses the one at Lancashire county cricket ground, but I use one in worsley called athletes matters. Have you had a look on the Stockport AC website; as they may recommend a local to you physio?
Hi Cal, I have been recovering from a HHT injury - I had it really severe and it took me a while to rehab the leg properly. getting over the injury not such a big problem it is getting it to work again properly that is tricky part. you can expect 3 months if not longer of rehab. I am sure that you have a physio nonetheless, the exercises that mine gave me were: single leg bridges, split squats but whilst leaning forward so that the chest is almost leaning on the bent knee, Nordic curls, squats, Romanian deadlifts - single leg, and hamstring curls using an exercise ball. Initially my error was not doing the correct frequency - I then went on to exercising the hamstring 3 or 4 times a week!!!
Hi Cal, Wobble boards are good for balance. however, it's the single legged bridge that formed the principal rehab for my HHT. static loading the area until all pain disappeared.
Cal Jones said:
So, Pete, do you do a static bridge, then, rather than one legged hip thrust-type bridges?
Hi Cal, I did both but the focus was on the static loading. a 20 seconds hold x 20 reps. in a normal type bridge, followed by an extended leg bridge, in the same session, (leg stretched out further away from the body). Its quite a lot so I had to work up to that. hip thrusts were added once a week and static loading 4 dys a week.
After a while i did just the extended leg version and we would vary the session 40s x 10 reps to 15 reps. as it became stronger is then when I was advised to add in squats, split squats, Romanian deadlifts, hamstring curls and Nordics.
It can be a tough injury to recover from; in terms of timescale and returning to full functionality so don't give up. It simply may take a while.
Few friends ran it this year and they said baggage had been fixed.
one of the reasons that put me off from running this year, ran Milton Keynes instead, can recommend that one as brilliantly organized, not totally flat but nothing too challenging.
How are people ticking along?
ropeladder, I have a 50km race off road near me, it was self navigation however I learned the course by walking it with my other half (and also in reverse) occasionally now I also take detours across fields or see way posts and try to tag on little bits here and there too.
Tom have you done Abingdon before? it's where my PB is 2 years ago. loved it flat and no messing, serious field of runners great for those who are looking for their male 3.05/3.15 and female 3.45 GFA times.
Puddy tat I got on the wrong road before, I now know to turn back and not to duck in and out of hedges for safety.
2 weeks on Friday till Atlantic Coast Challenge, and have gone done with mild manful!!! Not idea but looking on the bright side, the main training is in the bank, it's not like its a race that needs me at the top of my game to PB it's a challenge of the distance rather than time, just hope caffeine and flu tabs will see me through.
Could be down to the change in weather or shock to the system with my diet... lost 7lb in 2 weeks (weight that I needed to lose).