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  • Jools: sounds like a tough fell race but beautiful picture there HA: good to see the HR coming back down again I'm tapering myself this week for Shakespeare Marathon on Sunday (thanks for the recommendation on here, SQ I think!). We've hired…
  • New UTMB qualification criteria were announced today. Was worried it was going to be more difficult but they’ve made it easier as my 2 races from last year now qualify me for the 2020 lottery unlike 2019 where I was 1 point short.  No need to do th…
  • Steve: super LT Run. All this talk of vapourflys is very tempting. But for someone who never spends more than £60 on shoes I’m a bit hesistant! Millsy: well done at Salisbury. Looks like you are firing on all cylinders for London.  11 miles this m…
  • Hamo: that’s some 10k after a long run. I ran 6 miles into the headwind to motivate myself that the last half was gonna be easier. Still not much fun. Definitely felt good to be comfortably running double figures with Shakespeare 2 weeks off.  Macc…
  • TR - well battled through on a tough day and after a really tough build up. Top priority is your Dad getting better so hopefully he picks up soon.  Jools: sounds like a really tough second half. It saps your motivation when you are down even by a f…
  • Macca: great report and even better performance. No doubt you have 19s in you. Although these arbitrary times do confuse me. Why is 2:45 any more significant than 2:46 or 2:47? Always puzzled me. Anyway whether you do it at London or not it’ll happe…
  • Chicksta: nice half with the handbrake on - shame about the cold. Hope it clears quickly TR: really sorry about your dad. Fingers crossed he starts improving. NE: super late night long run - those have a super training stimulus I found because you…
  • HPR: so gutted for you. I literally know exactly how you feel. Manchester 2016 I had ITB problems 2 miles in, by 5 I knew I was done an it took me until 10 to jack it in and step off the course on Brooklands Road. There's not much anyone can really …
  • Awesome Macca - thoroughly deserved 
  • George - really sorry to hear that. Total pants. Plenty of smaller marathons around with spaces left in the spring  Testway Ultra today - finished 4th male (5th overall) in 8:01. Really pleased with that as I’ve had a stinking cold and haven’t run…
  • Good luck to the Manchester crew [Macca/HPR/George]! Weather is looking favourable so fingers crossed you all smash it I'm still full of the cold - not too stressed though as the 50 miler is 'only' a training run for the 100. Its nice going into a…
  • Love the target Macca! Certainly focuses the mind Ive not Run the last couple of days - been nursing a cold and the family are all down with it. Don’t think it’s too serious so hopefully cleared up by the weekend. 
  • SQ: MLR after those reps certainly is solid! I'd say I'll go 90% on Saturday. I know I can recover pretty quickly from the distance, and this race and Shakespeare are B races before the big on on the 8th June which is the South Downs Way 100 which i…
  • Hamo: thats a fantastic PB off the back of a 20 miler - really impressive. Target for Shakespeare is around 3 hours give or take George: hate the dogs being out - really upsets your rythym and you always get a rubbish run every now and again M…
  • Great race Jools. That’s a hell of a lot of climbing looking at Strava!
  • NE: that’s very consistent pacing. Hard to do! Jools: keep your head up man. You’ve got some serious training in your legs which will come through soon enough! Final MP run for me today. Had to bring it forward as I forgot The SPO’s special day is…
  • Macca: nice reps.Always feels weird when you've got time to fill as the runs are getting shorter. SQ: a few easier days leave me feeling a bit leggy but normally its just a feeling rather than the reality! Joe: great session on heavy legs 10 mile…
  • HPR: I’m a tight accountant but as I was up in London for the day I thought I’d treat myself as a one off
  • NE: the Salomon S/Lab technical t-shirts are amazing quality in terms of keeping you cool and dry. They are very expensive though and designed for trail but they work fine on the road!
  • HA: I'm a fan of short shorts as well HA. Think mine might be 3" - was actually just on eBay buying some new ones today Spoons: glad the ITB is behaving SQ: being on the South Coast I'm the one to benefit the most from this. My family in Northern …
  • Thanks Macca I've updated mine Manchester 7/4 HPR 18wk 70-85mpw A: Sub 3 B:3:05 George 18wk 55-70mpw 3:10 Macca 18wk P&D 70-85 2:5x Brighton 14/4 Jooligan 15weeks P&D based 55-70mpw 2:59 FBT sub 3:10 TR 2:5x Shake…
  • Thanks Spoons I'll make sure I've got some change with me
  • Spoons: hopefully just a niggle. Can you just rock up to the track and do they charge you for using it?
  • Hamo: yeah can't wait! Gonna have a blast round Ecos parkrun where I set my PB last year and hopefully get a new one. Get back 2-3 times each year. Kids love it there - Portmagic for Barry's and ice cream and the Wine Bar for a good feed  Gonna…
  • Jools: you've been through a lot recently with the crash etc so your body is probably looking for a bit of a decent taper now. Hope you get your energy back soon Joe: great 24 mile long run at that pace and 96 miles is impressive NE: decent long r…
  • Well done Macca - great PB. I knew sub-18 was on the cards soon Went out for a 26 miler and ended up doing 30mi in just under 4.5hrs / 8:57/mi pace. Was feeling really good so just cracked on.  Definitely a good sign after 16mi and 15mi on Thur/Fr…
  • SQ: Good luck for the FoD at the weekend. Interesting report on the Vapourfly's - there certainly a very strong correlation between the shoes and improved performance, although if my dietary change has taught me anything from my research it is that …
  • NE: thats great imrpovement on LT pace and shows real progression SQ: sounds like a nice run - lovely this time of year with the light, and a bit more heat. Makes running so pleasurable. Fingers crossed on the back Run commute home (7.5mi) and bac…
  • SQ: glad the back is improving and no negative reactions FBT: sorry the foot is still giving you problems HA: a 32min 10km wow!! That's amazing breaking a 24yo PB. Insane really. That dual carriageway back to the stadium is awful - the stadium jus…
  • Great result at Weymouth 1:27:58 I think official time. So in spite of the gale force winds I ran almost a 3 minute PB.  Delighted