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  • Hi, Registration confirmed - does that mean I'm in? Last year I'm sure I got a congratulations! I have been running injury free for the last 2 months after pulling out this year. Fingers crossed that this year I will get my running legs back...  …
  • Had to pop by to see how you all did. I took the decision to drop out of training due to injury early this year but I am delighted to see that so many of you made it through your training and have achieved your marathon goals. Toby- fantastic result…
  • Out for 5miles today, all off road across the snow. Not the easiest of conditions. Leg felt fine so will test it again tomorrow with a longer distance, hopefully on road if the thaw sets in. Beautiful morning, sunshine, blue sky. Popped into the gym…
  • Hi, Thanks for replies. It is only this week that I haven't run. Weeks after Christmas were between 15 and 20 miles but nothing longer than 6.5 miles. I am looking for sub 4.30 and plan says 10 this weekend. I think I will head out tomorrow for  a r…
  • Help! Advice needed.  But first, glad to see you are all training well. Toby 3 good luck on Longleat and great news on trim you!  Curly that is a serious core workout, going to give it  a go. I have been doing average 20 miles per week pre Christm…
  • Rejoining the thread as the training schedules kick in. Haven't read back on all your progress but will make sure I do. Looking forward chewing up the miles together.
  • I meant marathoners..
  • Well done Charlotte- speed bimbler!! Sounds like a day to remember. Back out for my first run yesterday after the twisted ankle. Nice easy 4 miles, mainly off road and through a beautiful bluebell wood- great way to restart after almost a three week…
  • Good luck for Sunday, Charlotte D.
  • Cheers Toby-moving over to 2013. Hope to see more of you over there soon. To all those who did Brighton this year but are heading for other races next year, good luck and good running.
  • Hello. Well here we go again, hope to make it to the start and finish line uninjured this time. Had to drop out this year relatively early in training because I wasn't getting to where I needed to be fitness wise and still nursing a dodgy calf/ankle…
  • I'm in for 2013! What is the name of the 2013 thread?
  • Ah Ha, the re-emergence of Testicle Man!! Danny H- Don't feel defeated, it was just wasn't your day but you did really well to crack on.
  • Well done Marathoners!!! Fantastic to read all your success stories, with so many of you achieving PB's and some pretty impressive times. I was thinking of you all and hope to be joining you next year, fingers crossed. Enjoy reliving the best bits a…
  • Green Fairy- You are a marathoner. Take it easy,keep rolling away those aches, use your walk run strategy, keep fuelled, keep hydrated.. and kiss the finish line for me. Well done to everyone, what a journey..not long now. I keep looking in to see h…
  • Happy tapering everyone.
  • Just popped by to see how you are all getting on. Glad to see the training is going really well for you all. Looking at the distances you are clocking convinces me I made the right decision to defer, but I do recall this time last year and how I cou…
  • Looking in to see how you are all getting on. Getting to niggle time, I see. Plenty of rest or just a good sleep (sorry Danny!) needed between runs. I remember last year, taking until about Thursday to recover from my LSR on a Sunday, the short mid …
  • Good luck to all those doing a half this weekend. Well done on your LSR's! Thanks for all your kind comments. Now focussing on a good half in June and another adventure race in March.
  • Hi All, I'm bowing out of this year's marathon and deferring until next year. I'm not where I hoped to be fitness wise so I am going to take the time to get there hopefully over the coming spring and summer months. My leg is still not 100% and I am …
  • Stig- Congratulations on your new arrival. Missed saying it before. Toby- Don't do yourself down, you are a great runner! Faya Hope your ankle holds up, perhaps a longer rest period between runs will help? Re timing - I haven't even started recordi…
  • I really enjoyed the GVH's training runs. Lovely route, friendly runners and delicious cakes! I enjoy running with similar paced runners, if they are too fast I just hang back and let them go, otherwise I feel too pressurised and peeed off because …
  • Great 6 mile run for me today just to feel how the calf was. All OK, fingers crossed. Fantastic sunshine on crisp white snow. Out over the fields in Harpenden. Didn't set out until mid-day so it had warmed up a bit from -10c. A few icy patches on ro…
  • Spen -No not signed up for next year. Have to let the bruises fade first!!! Stig- I'm planning on a steady pace all the way round. Will be glad just to make it to the start line without further injury!
  • Hi All, Checking in after another fairly long absence. You all seem to be doing really well and adapting to the harsh weather conditions with the use of dreadmills or just extra clothing and spikes. I have been having a bit of a rest after completin…
  • Just popping by to say hello. Great training folks and having read back on all the numerous posts I had missed I can really see how we are all progressing. Toby good news on the knee front. Hope it continues to behave! Re run/walk - I have always f…
  • I've got the 405. Had some teething problems but I think that was me being inept. Managed to get into the compass reading part on one long run by mistake, not very helpful to be shown you are heading in a north easterly direction, when what you real…
  • Forgot to mention my 7 miler yesterday with a nice sit in the river at mile 4. Wasn't too cold, well cold but not freezing. Had to explain to some passing cyclists what I was doing in case they thought I was doing something weird like having a wee -…
  • Fantastic running going on, everyone, with some impressive mileage. Please forgive me for not responding to you all individually. Toby-Well done on your 20, must have been very encouraging. Re Garmin- Haven't had mine on yet as I am scared of what i…
  • Hi Andy w and thanks for the welcome. Races planned are Tough Guy at the end of Jan and Gade Valley Harriers training runs. Will look around for a half that still has places for end Feb timing. Already lighter on scales this morning so off to a good…