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Jenny Oldknow

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  • Hi! I am also doing a run/walk plan - well walk/run really! Following John Bingham's training plan in his book. Did 16 miles yesterday - 3 min walking, 1 min running. The plan is to do the FLM 3 min walking & 2 min running. It took me 3 hrs 43 m…
  • I agree about the atmosphere thing. The only other race I have done was the 5k hydroactive in Birmingham, with over 5000 runners and lots watching, so that was great. I chose Stafford half, not just because it was quite local and flat, but also beca…
  • I bet they will have loads for you to choose from, but if you are at all like me, the problem is when I go into those places, I always end up coming out with 'important equipment' that I never intended to buy (most of it I have never even heard of b…
  • Fiona, I use a Nathan bottle holder, that goes round my waist like a bum-bag! The people at my local running shop recommended it (maybe they just see me as an easy target as I believe anything they say!) for my longer runs....when I do them, as I al…
  • I am doing Stafford on 19 March, It is only about 20 miles from me, the others around this date were all at least 70 miles away. 4 weeks ago a half in itself would be a major deal, but it pales in comparison to how I scared I feel about London a mon…
  • Rich, maybe I have the wrong idea about this marathon training....I chose my March half marathon for how flat it was - the flatter the better! Say no more....
  • Hi! I am doing the 2006 FLM for the first time as well for the Tuberous Sclerosis Association (my son has TS so it is very close to my heart!). I am the only person running for the TSA so I feel a lot of pressure both to raise as much money as possi…
  • Rowan, I the experience I have had through charity fundraising is that the main 'sponsor' charities for events such as the FLM are always, as you correctly say, inundated with people applying for GB places, this is mainly due to publicity from the a…
  • Hi everyone, this is my first post on the RW forum! I started running in June this year and I am running my first FLM in 2006. I started running as a way to lose weight cheaply after having 2nd baby in May, and ended up aiming for a 5K run in Septem…