Greater Manchester Marathon 2013

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Mar 2013
1:01pm, 13 Mar 2013
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plodding hippo
respect if you did that time at Bolton Hioll mate
Mar 2013
1:42pm, 13 Mar 2013
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Thanks PH, did you do Bolton too?
Mar 2013
9:23am, 14 Mar 2013
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Shred Betty
Oooo, just found this thread - I'm in for Manchester too, couldn't face Milton blummin Keynes again (they have officialy changed the name of the town to that haven't they?!) ;) Hoping to get under 4.15, but don't seem to be getting enough MP miles in, which I think help me the most so will see how I go!
Mar 2013
9:50am, 14 Mar 2013
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Hello all, I think I've updated the header correctly but let me know if not.

Shred Betty - welcome to the thread.

How's everyones training going? 6 weeks to go :-o
Mar 2013
10:09am, 14 Mar 2013
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Welcome to the 4:15 bus Shred Betty. It's not quite the party bus but if we're struggling then SmileyBob has offered to pick us up!
Mar 2013
11:21am, 14 Mar 2013
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Mushroom I do not expect to be picking any of you up.... however, all welcome on board the party bus....

LythamRUnner has even offered to dress up so we know who he is... Ideas welcomed!
Mar 2013
1:00pm, 14 Mar 2013
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Ninky Nonk

Does anyone know where water stations are on course and what is available in terms of gels etc?
Mar 2013
1:02pm, 14 Mar 2013
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As long as the weather is better than it was last year.

Is the course really as flat as it seems?? How does it compare to say Liverpool or London?
Mar 2013
1:07pm, 14 Mar 2013
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Ninky Nonk, there are about 14 or 15 water stations according to the route map - so only 2 miles max between them.

WarringtonRunner, I'm relying on it being fairly flat!
Mar 2013
1:23pm, 14 Mar 2013
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Ninky Nonk - as mushroom says, there are plenty of water stations. See which also shows gel/isontic drinks stations. From their Facebook page:

Clif Shot Blocks at 7.5 & 16
Clif Shot Gel at 22
Isoconiq drinks at 11.5, 19 & 24.5

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
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.


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

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

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