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  • Guys. I know accomadation has been discussed but has anyone recommend any hotels in Brighton that have large family rooms. May be coming down with hubby and 3 young boys in tow!!  Thanks
  • Oh what to do what to do!! I signed up for this for 2013 and then was given a last minute London place through a small charity close to our familys heart -  which I managed to complete! I am a slowy as it took me 5hrs and 14 minutes - After saying I…
  • Hi...hope you don't mind me posting. I was on this thread a lot in the early months but ankle injury had me questioning my ability so took time out. Anyway to cut a long story short...my physio worked magic and I got a call to say that I could do lo…
  • no point worrying...says me who is stressing about what time to leave home on the day...anything i have forgotten that i might need on the run. What i should be eating drinking in the run up to it... Im going taper crazy!
  • Good luck though...it should be an amazing day
  • Another problem is your fueling strategy. The body can draw upon its own stores for 2hrs running but after that you need to refuel in terms of drinks..gel etc. If you are going to be out running for over 4 hours you need to have some idea of how to …
  • I am going for a 16 18 and a 20 with a shorter long run between the 18 and 20.
  • Good on you for signing up - I am from St Albans although now living in Broxbourne but will most probably sign up for this event. What I will say is that I could not run 2 minutes let alone 2 miles and getting up to running 3 miles/5k took determina…
  • Sorry I haven't popped on for a couple of weeks. have given running a rest for a week or so to see if it helps with my niggles. Been back out this week and so far so good. Had a funny experience yesterday getting fitted for shoes. I had never bee…
  • Having to do a poo mid run in the countryside...that was my defining moment.
  • Good going Poohbear. Hope the pain continues to stay away Swervin Lots of good running and planning from everyone else. I have had a Few days off as had a few niggles in my left leg. Starts up about a mile into my run and is in the Achilles..ankl…
  • yes these races can be expensive... combining with a wedding anniversary...genius! looking forward to my morning run tomorrow.
  • watford is fairly local to me too..might sign up. Glad you have a plan.
  • Good luck in the half this Sunday Ed - I am sure the runners will carry you over the line in the best way! Got 3 miles out the way yesterday and it was fine but still my legs feel a bit heavy - I guess this is still from the half marathon. Managed…
  • that's brilliant PoohBear. Its a real boost when you see improvements in your own performance. You are going to storm.your 10k. As for the hills .. just get over them!! Welcome Ed.. i have looked at Hal.higdon .. cool.runnings and shades. All o…
  • Perkins great eastern run in peterborough is super flat .usually early October.
  • tenjiso ..great pb. i see everyone Ian starting to get their plans in place! exciting times ahead.
  • find out where your plan needs you to be when it starts and maintain that level. Good habits have definitely worked for me..for hm anyway! Brighton will be my first full marathon so if you havent done already ..head over to the Brighton 2013 Foru…
  • Sorry I have no experience or anything to help your question but just wanted to show my admiration for you. I think I read your tweet about your challenge a little while ago...Brighton marathon?? Good luck and I hope some people have some good ad…
  • Sarah...know what you mean about getting back out there. Did my first run after last weeks half this morning. Was actually a little nervous but was fine. Was only going to do 3miles but felt good do did 5.5miles SLOWLY. legs a little tight but nothi…
  • hills @ 12.5 miles is definitely not fair play Wordslinger!
  • well had a few days rest from my half and im eager to get back on the pavements. Gonna keep a steady mileage going until official training starts at the end of November.. its a slow and steady increasing training plan..which will give me time for an…
  • listen to your body but anything under 1 hrs running in this weather you should be fine without.
  • ?? My time seems to be spot on - did it in 02:08:58 according to Garmin - but due to not concentrating forgot to make sure that it was set to press start so had to fiddle for about 30 secs after passing the start line. hence my actual time was 02:…
  • well done Sarah and Barbie .. My aim for sub 2hrs 20mins was achieved and came in in 2hrs 09min ..so.so happy for my first half. The race was Londons run to the beat and despite reading bad reviews i thought it was fab. weather was perfect for me t…
  • Good luck to all those on here who have some races planned tomorrow. I am absolutely filled with so much nervous energy that I could burst. Don't know if its excitement, fear, worry or all three! I have packed my race bag a million times - still n…
  • i get hot easily but today was cold ...not that i ran. do you think one long sleeved base layer with short sleeve race shirt will be ok once moving. More worried about getting too hot!
  • Nightmare.. fingers crossed they arrive before Sunday. good luck in the race
  • What about the bottom half? I am used to wearing 3/4 tights as I get too hot quite quickly. They are quite flimsy though. should I switch to my full length tights or just put some jogging bottoms on then whip them off.....aaargh as you can see..Race…
  • some people have a walk run plan. I remember at the last 10k i did some guy beat me by this method...its so weird when you overtake them and then you suddenly see them ahead of you. It messed with my head !