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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #510 on: September 07, 2017, 08:47:28 AM »
That's no good Jon. I've learn't that lesson as well, missing out on a weekend away when I didn't turn up for a half marathon awards a few years ago.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #511 on: October 02, 2017, 01:35:19 AM »
10 km SB today - thank fuck for cooler mornings. What a difference it makes running at 7am in 23C vs 12C - started my kick at 7km and thought I went too early but it was fine.


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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #512 on: October 15, 2017, 07:12:44 AM »
Birmingham Half-Marathon for me today. Can I lower my PB of 1:41:56?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #513 on: October 15, 2017, 07:40:58 AM »
Birmingham Half-Marathon for me today. Can I lower my PB of 1:41:56?

Hell yeah, course you can! Good luck!

I'm doing the full one, first time ever. Anything is a PB as long as I finish!!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #514 on: October 15, 2017, 03:58:43 PM »
4:25:51

I was hoping for sub 4 hours on the basis of a half marathon PB of 1:46:25 and was on target until about 16 miles when my calf pulled and I had to walk quite a lot after that.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #515 on: October 16, 2017, 01:17:48 AM »
4:25:51

I was hoping for sub 4 hours on the basis of a half marathon PB of 1:46:25 and was on target until about 16 miles when my calf pulled and I had to walk quite a lot after that.

Sorry to hear of your injury - 4:25 is awesome anyway - nice job. Hope you heal quickly.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #516 on: October 16, 2017, 06:10:49 AM »
Birmingham Half-Marathon for me today. Can I lower my PB of 1:41:56?

Hell yeah, course you can! Good luck!

I'm doing the full one, first time ever. Anything is a PB as long as I finish!!


1:51 in the end. Just comeback from Achilles and Hamstring injuries, so lacked the endurance in the last 3 miles. Went out too fast in the first 10k at 47.00. Injuries are about 95% healed so I can now concentrate on building up to The London Marathon next year.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #517 on: October 16, 2017, 06:18:54 AM »
4:25:51

I was hoping for sub 4 hours on the basis of a half marathon PB of 1:46:25 and was on target until about 16 miles when my calf pulled and I had to walk quite a lot after that.

Sorry to hear of your injury - 4:25 is awesome anyway - nice job. Hope you heal quickly.

Thank you.

My immediate reaction afterwards was 'never again' but I've woken up this morning thinking 'I can do better than that next year.' I had been a bit concerned that the training plan I followed, which was from the official Great Run website, required a longest run of 2 hours, which at my pace is about 15 miles. Need to train up to longer distances if I decide to do it again (which I bet I will) next year, I think.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #518 on: October 19, 2017, 12:04:33 PM »
A couple of Villa shirts in the Brum marathon (from the Midlands Today FB page I think) - anyone on here?

















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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #519 on: October 19, 2017, 02:29:10 PM »
A couple of Villa shirts in the Brum marathon (from the Midlands Today FB page I think) - anyone on here?


















Not me, but I remember seeing the guy in the vintage one at the start and out on the course.

Absolutely itching to have another go now!!!
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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #520 on: November 22, 2017, 05:27:42 PM »
Ran 12km this morning - it was lovely, cool & sunny - no gale force arctic north-wind like this past Sunday. 

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #521 on: December 07, 2017, 03:45:16 PM »
Entries are now open for the Birmingham International Marathon 2018. Go for it, folks!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #522 on: March 16, 2018, 12:22:24 PM »
Birmingham International Marathon has been cancelled for this year. Gutted.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #523 on: March 20, 2018, 11:25:07 AM »
Has anyone on here done the Leicester Marathon? I'm looking for one to replace the cancelled Birmingham one which is at around the same time of year and that is the nearest one.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #524 on: March 20, 2018, 01:17:39 PM »
Has anyone on here done the Leicester Marathon? I'm looking for one to replace the cancelled Birmingham one which is at around the same time of year and that is the nearest one.

I haven't done it but was thinking about doing it as well.  Looks a reasonably flat course.  I need something to aim for to motivate me.