A New Running Thread for 2017


#1001

I see on the Strava group that while it wasn’t quite a pb, it was still an awesome time.

Great stuff!


#1002

Thanks very much!


#1003

London Marathon ballot results have been arrivingtoday, anyone in?


#1004

Forgot to update my address so it’ll have been sent to my old flat so, dunno…


#1005

I’m in the ballot but nothing through the postbox today…


#1006

Marathon on Sunday. Everyone in the office seems to have a cold. Might just book the week off.


#1007

I’m in the ballot but haven’t heard anything yet


#1008

Keep getting stupid little injuries that stop me from running for a week or so, so it’s hard to build up momentum. Should probably just stop playing football cos that’s normally when they happen, but I enjoy it too much. Currently it’s a sprained right ankle… anyone have any personal experience on how long they normally take to properly heal? I’ve run and played football on it a couple of times since I did it and it was tolerable but a bit sore.

On the plus side, I properly SMASHED the tower block challenge at work, which involves running up the stairs from floor -1 to floor 8. 47 seconds, losers.


#1009

https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/training/pre-marathon-paranoia-and-how-to-solve-it


#1010

Nothing yet.


#1011

Nothing when I got home either. Two people I know had there rejection wear through the post. Let’s see what tomorrow has to offer.


#1012

Both my girlfriend and I got ‘Sorry’ magazines.

Might try for Brighton instead, I dunno.


#1013

I read that half the people get a Sorry magazine and the other half get a Sorry email.
Then the people that got in got a magazine.

I’m assuming this means I’ll get a sorry email :cry:


#1014

Tempted to go home to check, no email either.


#1015

I want in more than ever now!
I wish you could just look it up online.


#1016

Recommendations for a well organised fast spring half marathon please. Gunna do the Sheffield one for fun but it’s got a massive hill in it so would like to run another one for a time


#1017

https://www.edinburghmarathon.com/events/half-marathon/

Too late? They’ve changed all the routes this year to make them super fast, so they claim, but it’s Edinburgh so it’s probably still going to be hilly


#1018

Bit late aye but would be tempted. Think I’m gunna try to do a decent number of shorter organised events next year, and keep running consistently rather than running loads building up to a marathon then stopping completely for 6 months.
Or I might learn how to swim properly and do a tri


#1019

Don’t do a Tri!!!

Do they not do a half when they do the Manchester 10k? Think it’s usually early May.

They do:
http://www.greatrun.org/great-manchester-run


#1020

Ideally want a march/April one as a reason to stay fit before mallorca