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  • ta muchly!  
  • unfortunately due to the nature of my work (at sea) I could only get on to the web just after six to find out the ballot has closed. Without sounding sour grapes I think the ballot system is a complete load of b*ll*cks cos unless you are able to be…
  • Hello Sean,  For some reason when I tried looking for the new forum using the address given my computer comes up with "page not found". I am using Windows Vista Premium Having used the forums for a number of years one aspect of the forum posts tha…
  • Excellent race as always, although I overheated on the last three miles along the prom -boy was it warm! The only gripe I would have was a some near collisions with people either suddenly deciding to stop in front of me or being totally engrossed in…
  • Cheers Cougie - will investigate.
  • I am in both camps as I run, but I also run with my dog on a regular basis. There are good and bad dog owners but the same also applies to runners! Whilst walking my dog I've had "runners" effing and blinding at me saying that my dog should be on a …
  • I am usually the other way round -my twice weekly run with my running club keeps me going! Why not go in a slightly slower group? its always a bit demoralising if you are the last man but then again anybody leading the running group should always b…
  • I have given up  recently on gels as they give me stomach upset as stated in one of the earlier posts. However when I did use them I had a runaid flask (the water bottle you carry in your hand) and then taped some gels to the side of it using parcel…
  • Couple of suggestions for you..... If you're not a member of your local running club then give it a go -new people to run with, different routes and encouragement. Get yourself a running partner, someone who runs roughly the same pace as you (arti…
  • I had the same with my 205 -the display just faded however the watch was still working. Switched it off when i got home, waited an hour and switched it back on again -display ok. My garmin was 4 years old so i have now retired it so to speak. Try co…
  • I always cover my feet with vaseline for long runs -never had a blister though it probably buggers up my socks....
  • I've had no problems with Adrenalines -Think I'm on my 9th or 10th pair at the moment. When it comes to new shoe time I try other makes and models but always comeback to the Adrenaline. Never had any blisters or related problems. The only whinge I h…
  • An excellent race and super slick organisation -with regards to the goody bags I spoke to someone at the help desk who gave me a museli bar and some crisps with apologies so no problems there. Having seen someone in the changing rooms with six packe…
  • Thanks for that. I shall have a chat with my GP  (Running Friendly) and see what we can come up with.
  • Hmmm.... I'll have a look. Presumably aspartamene is a laxative?
  • I find with RW inevitably there is a headline on the front cover about losing weight. I also find in recent years they have too many quotations "coach brown says" etc and those are from American coaches. When we went on holiday to the states once I …
  • Thanks for the help -yes I do take energy gels beforehand and I will check in futrue if they have sorbitol in them. The last distance run I did was on an empty stomach so I dont think I can pin it down to the weetabix. Not sure about pre race nerves…
  • Thanks for the advice -I had a couple of slices of pizza the night before and a weetabix at 5 this morning -and "went" before travelling to the race. I also "went" half an hour before the start and thought I was empty -obviously not! I hydrate well …
  • Interesting comments - In my experience if a running club organizes the event then it is usually good because the running clubs themselves run the event with runners in mind i.e "if we were running in this race what would we expect from it" Marshall…
  • I have to say that I dont bother with Brighton races IMHO they are overated and expensive, plus the routes are not exactly inspiring -did the Brighton half in 2008 and I think there was a problem with the distance then and I recall the goody bag was…
  • Some people do not learn!  After being taken down the sellers have relisted it under "london marathon" instead of "london marathon entry"! Same format and same starting price of £250. Spoke to VLM office who told me that the previous listing was t…
  • I'm a heavy bugger and am therefore "supposed" to wear something like a brooks beast but found it was like running with bricks on your feet. I went for a brooks adrenaline -fantastic shoe and on my 12th pair. They give me enough support and aren't t…
  • Decided to speak to VLM  this morning. They are aware of it and the place/number will be disqualified -they work with ebay to trace the seller.
  • I don't think it is the same market  -if you really wanted to go to a particular concert then surely you would make sure that you were at the head of the queue when the tickets were released for sale. VLM applicants don't have that option(unless the…
  • parkrunfan -in the listing the seller says that they will collect the number and then hand it over -that's why it's worth reporting...
  • Thanks for all the useful advice -the chewing gum sounds a good idea as well as drinking lots more water. I will also try a bit more portion control as well. It would appear from all the good advice I've been given that a visit to my Doctor is in o…
  • The medication does seem to work as I usually get a good nights sleep without waking up in the early hours like I did beforehand. Since taking on the medication my appetite/weight has increased -my CBT Therapist told me that it is one of the known s…
  • Thank you very much for your replies -it means alot. Martenkay -with regards to mileage I'm increasing my long run by two miles per week and I have 19 weeks to go before the marathon. My depression has been a thorn in my side for about 8 years but …
  • I thought it was a good race today and excellent value for money though slightly confused with the "kent" engraving on the back of the medal -recycled from a previous event? I think this course would be a brilliant summer run as well. Well done Ni…
  • I'd like to see the response from FLM (if there is one) I still think that alot of people seeing him with his buckets wearing a running number would donate on the assumption that he is running the whole course. Other costumed runners had helpers co…