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Runner Bean and Jelly - it is a quality bit of kit, I just need to stop doing the typical man thing and actually unwrap the manual
It's great to see everyone getting excited, I'm sure those waiting on packs will get them either tomorrow or by the middle of next week - if not I'm sure there can be something done on the day.....
So I've got 10 miles tomorrow and then a lovely 7 with a bit of quick stuff in the middle Sunday.
I'm also going for a swimming lesson Sunday to finally work on my awful technique, I will swim more than 3 lengths as a time
How strange, the message I posted yesterday didnt go up?!
Ran 10 miles yesterday, steady in 1:19, so all geared up for next week - the beech bit was tough as it was into the wind all the way........ hopefully next weekend will be a little less bluster - although I wont hold my breath!!
Good to see everyone seems to be ticking over nicely. For those with injuries, the tough bit is done now, you'll not gain anything by breaking yourself this week, so lots of rest and ice/heat.
morning all, notlongto go now, hope you are all keeping well and rested now!
chownsie well done on your 10 miler
I hadnt even noticed that there are diff colour starts,I better check later!
Great run Chownsie well done!
Didn't do xc due to rain so decided not to risk it, but did go out for a run anyway (on road!)
No race pack still today ........can't get hold of anyone on phone - on hold all the time - no responses from FB message or normal email pleas! Response from one person just said to go and get another one on Sunday morning if mine doesn't arrive in time - not great prep for a run though! Perhaps by Friday it will arrive??????
Quite excited though being positive!
Any thoghts on meeting up etc?
Hey all - sorry for the delay.
This past week have been really hard. I'm struggling with fatigue so trying to get out of bed in the morning is really hard. I've had some smaller runs of 5-6 miles in a very slow pace but hope to get back on track this week! My mum is nervous (she's going through the race drills in her head!).
We've got our packs but not sure what colour we're in... i know that we're wearing bright pink tops though
Hi there. Anyone got an unwanted women's number for the GSR? I've been offered a men's one but think that might be a bit obvious! Could you let me know asap as I really want to do the race. Thanks.
Good to see we have more people joining; I'm still not sure how we will recognise each other, I suggest we pick a meeting point, say 10am at the Alton Sports stand?
Well, today I am feeling rather tired after two tough morning runs at 5:30am. I have 3 more to do before Sunday, but they will all be plodding ones!!
plodalot, I know someone who might be interested, can you set up your messaging so I can send you a private message please?
Just wanted to give an "official" voice. There's no selling of places allowed... The GSR admin crew were definite about that when i asked (about possibly trading in my mum's place). If you cant run it - you're meant to sell/give it back to the officials and they'll reallocate the place out to people on a waiting list.
I'm not sure if you recuperate the money or not.
Dont want to dampen people that cant race - just wanted to mention.
===We're "on track". My mum's decided she wants to go down by train in the morning and is trying to implement a "good strategy" for getting round. This does include making me run around like a loon whilst she plods along through the course. I need to look at trains from Woking today so I can let everyone know when we'll get there.
No race pack again today....... It may be a visit to the Information Centre is needed. Hopefully I can do this on Saturday rather than Sunday - don't really fancy the idea of getting there even earlier and then get cold etc waiting.
But going for my last run tomorrow after work and then a gym session onFriday!
Hope all's well with everyone!!
Hi Jelly, I know some people who only got theirs packs today, so there is still hope for you.
Hey plodalot, did you get that PM?
Ditto Jelleybaby - last run tomorrow then gentle gym session on Friday! Have faith on the race pack!
Calves were achy again today - lots of foam rolling and sleeping with my calf guards tonight...
Hi all, looking forward to my first GSR this weekend
Has anyone tried the Nirvana park n ride option? They have sent me instructions (IBM car park then coach) & wristband etc, but wonder whether it would be just as easy to park on the common after all...
Had arthroscopy early summer, so this will be my first actual race since, but been OK with up to 8m in training lately so cross fingers will go well. Won't be breaking any records, just happy to participate
Exciting times now!!!
Welcome Miss Slow (I'm sure you're not ), sounds like you are well on track to complete the distance - its good to hear someone with a positive story.
Hi Jelly - today is the day, I can feel it, your pack is in hand with the posty as I type.
Hey RunnerBean - keep those calves wrapped in cotton wool
My pack has arrived!!!! Chownsie you were right! Posty delivered it this afternoon whilst I was at work so a great surprise ane relief - phew!
I'm in white wave number 9384 anyone else white??
Good to hear from you Miss Slow - I'm sure you'll be fine!
I'm sooo excited now!!! Must remember to charge phone, Garmin and ipod oh yes and pack plane tickets and ID etc etc....
Can't wait now!!!