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Who's running what this summer?

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by firstborn, 13 May 2010.

  1. firstborn

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,150

    Location: Nottingham

    My summer of fun is now taking shape.

    June - Mansfield Half
    Aug - Newark Half
    Sept - Notts Marathon
    Oct - Cardiff Half

    I hope to bag PB's in Notts (<3:05) and Cardiff (<1:24) as Mansfield and Newark will be training races, but who knows..

    Anybody else with any races lined up?
     
  2. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Mar 2003

    Posts: 52,090

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    Definitely Potters Arf (again)
     
  3. emetic

    Gangster

    Joined: 1 Jun 2005

    Posts: 391

    Location: Heroville

    Mansfield half
    Sherwood Pines 10K
    Clumber Park 10k
    Notts half
    Bestwood 10k
     
  4. #Chri5#

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Feb 2003

    Posts: 6,995

    Location: Shropshire

    Great North Run
    Liverpool 10k (probably)

    Also tempted by the Saab Saloman Forest 10k at Delemere in July, only it's less than a week after my summer hols...
     
  5. etom

    Hitman

    Joined: 3 Nov 2008

    Posts: 756

    Location: Cheshire

    "running" 30 miler and 9 mile speed march cdo tests
     
  6. The Mad Rapper

    Banned

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,480

    Good luck mate.
     
  7. Mad old tory

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2003

    Posts: 9,361

    Location: Limehouse

    JPMC corporate run in Battersea. An earth shattering and utterly loony....3.5miles :D

    Actually, I've only just managed to sort out some proper physio and this run in July should be good as part of my rehab with a bit of luck.
     
  8. fadetoblack

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Mar 2008

    Posts: 2,381

    Location: York

    next week it's the Edinbough marathon, then have got the following to do Cumbria half, GNR , Para 10 : )
     
  9. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Mar 2003

    Posts: 52,090

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    I've just had the worse run in my life.
    I put new shoes on and then attempted a 10 miler and I walked at least 1/3 of it :(
     
  10. dpbadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jul 2009

    Posts: 1,694

    Midsummer Munro half.
    Wife entered for me cannot remember name full marathon.
    Abingdon Marathon.
    Winelands Marathon in South Africa.
    Aslong as I stay injury free.
    Dave
     
  11. FeFiDoh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 7,597

    Location: Swindon

    might try the Swindon half marathon for the first ever time, my runnings not to bad I got time to perfect it/get better.

    Anyone with some tips? Furtherest I have ever ran is about 3.5mile (took around 26mins) and i was pretty tired after.

    Obviously start small work way up but anything to make my run more comfortable? What kind of time is good for a half marathon? What foods are good before running?
     
    Last edited: 16 May 2010
  12. firstborn

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,150

    Location: Nottingham

    Sounds interesting. Be interestested to hear your thoughts on Abingdon. The Winelands sounds like a hoot.
     
  13. [DOD]Asprilla

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 Nov 2003

    Posts: 14,034

    Location: Surrey, by the river

    That's hardcore, gain / loss of 3000ft up and down Box Hill aint easy and the Did Not Finish rate is pretty high.

    Mate has been trying to get me to do that for years with a view to doing the full Picnic Marathon the following year. I might do the Leith Half next year, the Munro in 2012 and the Picnic in 2013 (the Picnic is only every two years).

    You might want to look at the South Downs Relay / Marathon as a training run.
     
  14. firstborn

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,150

    Location: Nottingham

    ah hilly races. That reminds me I still need to make a descision on the Snowdonia marathon..
     
  15. Mad old tory

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2003

    Posts: 9,361

    Location: Limehouse

    Playtpus' sticky is probably a good start :)
     
  16. dpbadger

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Jul 2009

    Posts: 1,694

    I ran Abingdon in 2008 but can't remember much about it. But i will take more notice this time and let you know.
    This will be my first time at the midsummer munro i don't have many hills where i live so i think it will be a bit of a culture shock!
    I want to start Fell running but need to ease myself in to it as i have just got over bad shin splints.
    Dave
     
  17. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Mar 2003

    Posts: 52,090

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    I did the Potters Arf this morning and my time was awful.
    I just managed to get around and came behind the last car at 2:41 :(
    I've now got to accept that at 52 I can't expect to do this type of stuff with diabetes, numb feet, asthma, high blood pressure, high cholestorol and 2 arthritic knees.
     
  18. simpletom

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Feb 2009

    Posts: 1,756

    Probably the Ribble 10k at the end of the year. Have been out for nine months due to a tendon injury and want to get to a decent level again (29:27 5 mile, 1:21 half) but it is difficult. I think I need a goal to aim for!
     
  19. firstborn

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,150

    Location: Nottingham

    I'm struggling to get back into the swing of things. Started well with a couple of good weeks then lost most of last week (only 12 miles total) due to work commitments. Then missed last night due to fancying a beer! Ah well, may not seem like I've missed much but feels like I aint running. Mansfield half will tell the story...

    Good luck with the recovery simpletom.
     
  20. Dinomania

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Apr 2003

    Posts: 4,328

    My 5k around the Bristol Downs on 19th of Sept sounds rather paltry now! :D