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Greater Manchester Marathon 2013

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Jan 2013
10:54am, 7 Jan 2013
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SmileyBob
Don't think there is a thread for this yet? So who's in?
Jan 2013
11:05am, 7 Jan 2013
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RobertoM
Im in. Deferred place from last year. Hoping the weather is a bit better this time though.
Jan 2013
11:08am, 7 Jan 2013
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mushroom
I'm in. First marathon since 1990 - once every 23 years is enough..!
Jan 2013
11:42am, 7 Jan 2013
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Nelly
I believe you're safe from the "duplicate thread" police SB ;-) although there was some discussion on this years race at the end of last years thread (http://www.fetcheveryone.com/viewtopic.php?id=46228&page=179).

I'm in, although my current thinking is I'll either pace my mate to sub4 or possibly defer as I'm planning on focusing on 10k/HM this spring.
Jan 2013
12:24pm, 7 Jan 2013
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SmileyBob
Well timed Deferral I reckon RM ;-) hopefully the weather will be better this year :-)

Why did you leave it so long Mushroom... was the first one that bad?

Nelly I did check as I know how the 'DT' Police can be and did find the old thread, ut since no one had posted I thought I'd start a new one. Even if you paced your mate - would the longer runs not help with the H/M focus?
Jan 2013
12:29pm, 7 Jan 2013
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sprouty76
Yep, I've entered. Should probably train for it, or something.
Jan 2013
12:29pm, 7 Jan 2013
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RobertoM
I wouldnt say well timed, id say more luckily timed to get an injury. :P Looking forward to it this year though, and think il be better prepared.

Id been looking recently for a thread on it. Anyone know any cheap B&Bs near by, or anything?
Jan 2013
12:37pm, 7 Jan 2013
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SmileyBob
Usually helps Sprouty but it can be overated :-)

RM - I've booked in at the Premierinn (Piccadilly) £45 for the Sat and £37 for the Sun Night
Jan 2013
12:41pm, 7 Jan 2013
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mushroom
Hi SB

To be honest it hasn't really appealed in the meantime. I was a beginner runner at the 1990 London Marathon and, following a 'get you round' plan I only did a couple of runs over 16/17 miles. The wheels fell off at about 18 miles and the last 8 miles were slow and painful.

I've gained some motivation to have another go just by reading some of the blogs from other Fetchies, but I only want to do it if I prepare better and improve the training over last time - I'm trying to avoid repeating that last 8miles! Training's going well and I'm over 18miles so I'm hopeful ;-)
Jan 2013
12:48pm, 7 Jan 2013
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RobertoM
Mushroom, my training for my last marathon was similar. I didnt do a run over 16 miles. And no surprises, in the marathon I really struggled after 16. I had a very strong first half which made sure I ended with a fairly quick time, but the last 10 miles, there was a lot of walking and it was very hard work to keep going. I love doing 10ks and shorter distances, but I love the idea of being a marathoner so sticking at it.

About This Thread

Maintained by WobblyBob
A place to talk about the Manchester Marathon - 28th April 2013

Our runners....

aileen156 (Sub 4:15)
Baldy Dave (Sub 3:38:26) - 2306 - Navy & yellow Leeds United vest (all the rage round Old Trafford) with Boston ribbon and shiny bald head.
Buzby123 (Sub 4:00)
Cybarev (Sub 5:00) - 4154, long sleeved blue shirt with Geoff written in white on front and cybarev on back, pained expression on face and blue trainers on feet!

Davelord (Sub 3:00) - 1018 - Trawden AC vest Black & white stripes and black shorts so I will look like the elite pacer that I am not. And neon green trainers number

hoipsen (To enjoy it) luminous yellow shirt with greenwich parkrun and hopi on it somewhere
Iris- ****, Long Eaton RC vest (navy & white) with LAURA on the front, bright pink trainers, annoying ponytail.
Irishmike (Sub 3:00) - 6374- blue (with orange band across the middle) glossopdale harrier vest with black shorts

jennywren (Sub 4:45) - 1758 - Green Sale Harriers vest, boring black trainers
Jopoweredbychoc (Sub 5:30)
LythamRUnner (Fetch official Sub 4:30 Pacer and Bus Driver)
mole-thing (Sub 4:00) - 4177 - Black Fetch shirt
Mrs SOD
mushroom (Sub 4:15) - 9064 - Yellow and green vest, with stunning purple trainers
Nickid - 1778 - I'll be wearing a green Kenilworth Runners vest with sadly uninspiring white trainers
ndellar (Sub 4:00) - 3599 - Red and White vest, Fetch Buff and pink trainers
Ninky Nonk - 7135 - fetch top, black shorts, orange trainers
plodding hippo
Psimon (Official Sub 3:15 Pacer)
RobertoM (Sub 3:10) - 6678 - Purple vest with yellow stripe, and clashing orange trainers
run-forest-run - 1236 - black Peel vest with yellow side stripe and black shorts
Scottydog1234 (Sub 4:00) - 9386 - Orange Barnsley Harriers vest and black shorts
Shortstuff (Sub 3:45)
Shred Betty (Sub 4:15) - 3676 - Maroon and white Lliswerry Runners vest, pigtails and Welsh Dragon Buff
SmileyBob (Sub 4:30) - 4463 Fetch vest, black shorts and boring white and blue trainers... but I like them!
The Juicer - 9493 - Todmorden Harriers vest
WarringtonRunner (sub 4:00)
XB (Sub 4:30) - 6427 - Fetch top, some shorts, socks and trainers. Whatever's clean.

Fetchpoint.....

Autumnleaves @ Brooklands Rd around the 9/16 mile mark

Manc Girl @ Brooklands Road roundabout with jelly babies/beans - 10m/15m point
SODIron & The SODette's
JK

Just wondering if there are any places going...... Max71.... can anyone help Max?

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