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Yeeess... a variant of that is what I based it on. Just depends how far you want to inject the perfectness of the photo into the abstraction of the flag, also bearing in mind that a lot of detail doesn't translate well onto a patch
From my perspective the fact that it emerged on this forum links it back? We could bung a union flag in one corner or spin the acronym RWUK into a roundel and plonk it somewhere, but, whilst there are a heap of UK based people on here its not solely used by them, there is an international mix to this merry band On the two previous patches we haven't pushed a RWUK identity?
Things are pretty quiet around here too at the moment. Would appreciate views from a ton more people too ultimately before I do any mods or a total rethink.
JAR - where are you planning to qualify this year? I am aiming for Detroit in October - good and early - no drama - ha ha!
Keep the comments coming - anything is possible - I think I will round the corners off like the last patch which will mean the words Comrades and Marathon will need to go on 2 lines - I am thinking that a patch with dead square corners might be more prone to peeling off easily?
I was going to run Detroit back in 2008 after I did London, the attraction is that its run in two countries. But then I got drawn towards The Majors and Continents instead and ended up in Tokyo and Chicago instead followed by several others in those sets. Glad I did it that way around as some of those are quite difficult to get into these days. Finally its time to do Detroit. I continue to look for marathons with a weird kind of draw for me; want to land Nuuk one day soon too Didn't really enjoy "having" to run Manchester (again) and Milton Keynes this year, would rather have invested the effort elsewhere on marathons of my own choice.
I like the look of M-d-M, but I better speed up a bit, no time for drinking on it and making that 5 hour barrier! Did you know there was a beer lovers marathon too?
I think Marty qualified at the Thames Meander last year.
SS the downward trend is meant to be from the bottom of the patch to the top - maybe its not that obvious? If you look at JAR's photo its the same perspective? The "road" gets narrower and the lines get thinner the further up the patch you go, but it is meant to have a downward perspective?
Becca, those are some interesting places, how did you end up discovering those?
4x4=16 weeks to get you in shape for that JAR, sounds perfect!
I am going to try and address this long running hamstring jiggy that makes me a bit tentative about upping my pace away from the 12 hour barrier. After much reading up on the subject it appears that I need to slowly stress the beast with mechanical load to iron the blighter out. This will involve some pain apparently which is counter intuitive, most injuries you would not expect to work through pain, but it makes a good deal of sense to me. I need to "teach" my ham to flex properly... I don't want to end up with this "left leg wobble" next year again. The only problem is I am very rubbish at being disciplined and doing this recovery stuff.
Finally posted my race report on the 2017 thread! Also finally started running properly again, after taking some time out with what I hoped was just a pressure point where the timing chip had been pressing into my foot. Seems it was, as with a 'donut' pad on my foot I was fine running 15 miles yesterday.
I was thinking about Ridgeway 86 at the end of August and the Vanguard Way marathon in early August, but I think the 86 may be a bad idea given how much fitness I've lost over the past 4 weeks, and a family meet-up may get in the way of the Vanguard Marathon, so I'm not sure what my next goal will be. It would be fun to run Beachy Head Marathon again, and I'm also thinking about a 10-in-10 later this year to celebrate turning 50...
Terry, very glad your diving turned out so well.
4x4=16 weeks to get you in shape for that JAR, sounds perfect!I am going to try and address this long running hamstring jiggy that makes me a bit tentative about upping my pace away from the 12 hour barrier. After much reading up on the subject it appears that I need to slowly stress the beast with mechanical load to iron the blighter out. This will involve some pain apparently which is counter intuitive, most injuries you would not expect to work through pain, but it makes a good deal of sense to me. I need to "teach" my ham to flex properly... I don't want to end up with this "left leg wobble" next year again. The only problem is I am very rubbish at being disciplined and doing this recovery stuff.
The organisers lay on a vast armada of coaches which you purchase a ticket for at the expo.
Last year I got on mine about 3:20am I think, which was probably a bit late especially with a driver who had no toll money and couldn't get more than 20mph out of the beast. The queue was quite long though, I wasn't really that late, I think I got there about 3:00am
On the whole the thing is meant to be a lot smoother than that so its an early start required! Very few stay in PM. If you think about it... you'd have to go back to get your stuff... best staying in Durban.
Some folks hire cars or take taxis up, it can get very congested. On top of the issues above we had to get off our coach last year and scamper the last k to the start. I was shocked at how many were running through the streets that late in the day. Essentially all the routes in get gridlocked if you don't stump up good and early.