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  • Some great performances everyone! So pleased that so many of you got what you wanted from the race. Despite not getting what I wanted from Sunday, I have to say I couldn't fault the organisation and the support around the course was generally pretty…
  • Turned into an absolute shocker for me today. Was going well initially as I ran by feel. Went through halfway in 1:51 and was on course for 3:45 (or at least a PB of sub 3:54)! Then when I hit 16 miles I fell apart quite spectacularly. My legs just…
  • What a nightmare hotel situation for some of you - glad they've managed to find you somewhere else though :-) Definitely discard bottles to the side of the road and also watch where you place your feet in the 1/2 mile after water stations beca…
  • Last 'long' run for me on Friday evening with 7.5 miles and then 3 miles MP yesterday. Leg is still not 100% and today I've woken up with a cold. The kids have had it for weeks so I suppose it was inevitable! I've got the first in a series of…
  • I had originally been aiming for 3:40-3:42 to try and secure a BQ but abandoned that hope now and A goal is now 3:44:59. B goal would be a PB (<3:54) and C goal is a sub-4. Of course, the D goal (as in any marathon) has to be to 'finish'! O…
  • That's interesting NorthEnder re the starting pens. I think they may have tweaked it slightly as I (rather optimistically) predicted 3:40 and am in pen D.  
  • Some good running over the weekend everyone. Si - Sometimes the taper runs just feel that way. Lethargic and tough. I tell myself its all the hard miles leaving the body as it starts to get ready for the race. As for taper niggles - Exp…
  • I was wondering the same Si. I've seen a post from someone in G who estimated 4:30 on the form so I'm assuming G is anyone who put 4:30 or slower. I'm in D and I 'think' I put 3:45. 
  • The number has arrived 
  • Thanks everyone - I'm trying not to worry about the endurance. Having run 4 marathons and 2 ultra distances last year and then having already done a marathon (slowly) in training for Manchester I feel I have a strong enough endurance base. My endura…
  • Looks like everyone has been progressing nicely over the past couple of weeks. Haven't checked in because I've been in complete denial and out of action on the injury bench with groin/adductor issues. Training had been going so well and I was in my …
  • Nell - well done on the HM PB. I'd say you were on course for sub 3:50. I ran a 1:45 HM in training for Brighton last year, then got a bit injured, but then went on to run 3:54. It is difficult to predict how much you'll slow in the later miles when…
  • Ugh - thats me done for this week. I have succumbed to the germs that have crept into my house via the small people. 9 miles home from work last night was hideous. Everything felt achey and my breathing was laboured. So... with 26 miles in the bank …
  • 10 miles home from work for me on Tuesday. Was just an 'easy' run with the aim of keeping the heart rate low, so was pretty please to find that I can now run sub-9 minute miles and keep the heart rate down.  Hard track session Wednesday evening. Th…
  • My friend emailed the organisers yesterday to ask about what gels/fuel there will be on course because the route map just shows water stops.  Thought you might like to know their reply:   'On course we will have SiS GO Isotonic Energy Gel- Orange f…
  • I wondered where you'd all gone. I was late to the previous thread and then it disappeared!  An easy-paced 20 for me on Sunday. Glad to get a really long one in this early and to not have any ITB issues. Picked the final 2 miles up to marathon pac…
  • COYS - No, they haven't taken the money yet.  I came on here to ask the same question! It is reassuring to know I'm not the only one!