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  • Thanks I will certainly use the Berry one again, just avoid Mojito flavour. It wasnt pleasant like the others. I do like them too on a longer race .
    in zero Tablets Comment by Melbow March 7
  • welcomebrand, i know you are wanting a vest type running pack, but i have been converted to a Nathan speed belt 2. I've done  acouple of 20+mile off road races, my camelbak was ok but it was a hot day and it made me really uncomfortable. i then trie…
  • Hi all. i did this last month as my first road marathon and loved every minute of it.i highly recommend it. enjoyed the expo centre ,race atmosphere and course. .It wasnt expensive to travel about on the metro with the T10 cards. our appartment(Apar…
  • Larri ,on the photos link there was an option to down load a certificate. you can also buy one with your pic on . i watched my video last night which I enjoyed, It is expensive to buy pics and DVDs but i think i will for my first race, if you did af…
  • hi , back home in one piece. well done everyone.Muzza thats a fantastic time, well done Crazy Lady. Larri, still a great time. I loved the race, 4.19 so  happy for my first try.my mum did 3.56,shame there were no LV60 prizes. i didnt push it as was …
  • King kenny, sorry you have had to pull out.didi gee, I too have developed a twinge in my knee and am undecided what to do. I know I have the mileage done but I dont want to do more damage.we fly in the morning and will try a short run fri am .begini…
  • The Shark, sorry to ask but ,are there toilets enroute? my worry is if it is so busy at the start and dont get to go within the last hour I would be happier knowing they will be there if needed. my friend did Paris and said  lots of people just we…
  • Jim thanks for bus info, we will be using that too.our appartment is in Les Corts area near Nou Camp so need to find if the start is walking distance or better on metro King kenny we fly next thur too and unfortunately need to get back on the sunda…
  • Crazylady, what a change yesterday from last week. Managed 2.52 at Valentine 30k but the last 10k were a struggle.can you believe I was too warm. That was a good time for you half last week, especially if you ran hard. Hope the last few weeks go smo…
  • jim,that is a really good run on the treadmill. we managed 18miles Sunday ,which was much easier with out the snow and slush.much slower than you though.did 3.15.Muzza,your training sounds solid. We have more snow again today so hope it doesnt stay.…
  • Scooby thanks for that info, the course sounds really good and not too daunting. I guess the weather will be what makes a big difference on the day. will pack for all weathers.sorry for silly questions but guess water will be in bottles?i use zero e…
  • Marc ,Hi I did the Trail Marathon Wales in Coed Y brenin last June and thoroughly enjoyed it. The views were stunning ,it was a good mix of track trail,fields,woodland etc. there is a full and half marathon but im not sure if they have filled up yet…
  • Scooby Dudek , thanks for that. i am sure there will be questions as we get nearer to the day. Glad you had a good experience. Really looking forward to it.
  • Jim ,that sounds like a good run. I am a member of a gym too as I like to swim a couple of times a week and only use the treadmill  once a week for speed. Although it is foul out , I still prefer to be outdoors. I will be glad of it  if it gets icy.…
  • well, everyone. I knew training for a spring marathon would mean some dire weather to train in ,but if this carries on I'll have webbed feet. Thur eve I could wring my clothes out. Today I was running into the wind and not actually getting any where…
  • hi cymru crawler,i'm glad you asked that question. i train with a camelbak 1ltr water with a zero tablet in if going out for over 1hr 1/2, . Im also doing my first marathon in March and am hoping to run with just a gel belt,getting water from the dr…
  • Crazy Lady, well done on your Rome time. GFA for London is impressive. Barcelona will be my first road marathon so just aiming to finish. Good to hear you have entered the valentine 30k too,I hope it is a good tester for the marathon. Others have re…
  • just entered The Valentine 30k as a practice run for the big day. Has anyone else got other races booked in the run up to March? I'm looking forward to starting proper training and have enjoyed reading how people are getting on training for Chester/…
  • Hi, I enjoyed Running with The Kenyans too.They are SO dedicatd. I borrowed it from our local library ,together with Can't Swim Can't ride Can't Run:Common man to Iron man. That made me laugh alot(and cry abit) and was a really lighthearted read.T…
  •  the Egyptian toe, I remember you running in races near me. If your GP is in Sheffield , ask them to refer you to the Foot and Ankle Clinic .They have a great Physio/podiatry team with ulta-sound and Xray facilities. can rule out if boney or muscula…
  • thanks muzza, after pricing it up we have booked with easy jet too so Im in ! aahh. first road marathon.we are staying in an appartment between Nou Camp and the start. I spent awhile reading reviews on Trip Advisor so hope its quiet enough the night…
  • Hi, I was recommended the Inov8  Roclite 315,as similar with bit more heel cushion by someone who had done the Bob Graham. I took the plunge and bought some for a recent trail marathon and they were fine..I wouldnt go far on tarmac in them tho. Hope…
  • Hi, took it very steady so did a slow 5.41. For  a first marathon I hope it means a guaranteed PB next race. Enjoyed the course. weather was kind to us.Appreciated the massage after too. wish I had been more thorough with the midge repellent. Though…
  • Thanks FR, shall I leave sun block at home then? have packed all my running kit i own nearly"just in case".  Jakesy, there are 4  of us doing the marathon from Sheffield. No one has done a trail one before. This is my first ever, so all looking fo…
  • chefRunner, i've not seen any forcasts yet but will pack for everything. I have annoyingly developed a painful heel over the weekend,on the week i'v run very little . managed to get a physio appointment last night, who thinks its a trapped nerve r…
  • FR ,thats pretty impressive. Chrissi, yep should have feet up this time next week. I'm impressed with all the info from the organisers and am looking forward to the goody bag, T shirt, drink bottle, coaster , socks etc sounds like they've worked h…
  • Is everyone ready for NEXT WEEK,? aahh. Its strange doing such low mileage now, but I am looking forward to the course. Plan to do 8 miles Sunday then 2 ,3 milers next week then thats it!! Adding midge repellent to list of stuff to take ,after rea…
  • It looks like this is now open. I really would like to do this as my first road marathon next March. Would people recommend booking individually or through Running Crazy? I'd appreciate info from anyone who has been ,thanks.Also any recommendations …
  • Hi Speedy tortoise, I looked into this recently . I am in Bupa and they do a number of fitness tests,including VO2 testing. Not all sites have treadmills to test, some bikes but I'm sure London does. The nearest to me is Solihull. It was just over £…
    in VO2 max test Comment by Melbow May 2012
  • saffy sweety pea, sorry you are not able to do the race. hope  it isnt anything too serious and are racing soon. Will be fun at the end, join you in the pint and chips. weathers looking good, yay