Greater Manchester Marathon 2013

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Apr 2013
2:28pm, 11 Apr 2013
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I wouldn't do 22 miles at race pace this close to the Marathon, probably wouldn't do 22 full stop this close but you know what works for you. Either way I'd just focus on having relaxing easy runs till the big day.

Betty - I feel your pain (not the achilles, the conditions on that dreadful day!) If we can do a marathon in *that* we can do anything :)
Apr 2013
2:35pm, 11 Apr 2013
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SB - glad the physio has given you the all clear. And thanks for implying I am superhuman, as I PB'd here last year ;-)

buzby - if it were me I wouldn't even be considering a run longer than 15miles this close to race day, never mind 22 miles at race pace. IMO if you completed that run now then you'd either leave your best run on the training ground or if you achieved your target on race day, then you your target was unrealistically low.

Rather than running it this year, I'll be out and about on the course supporting my mate. Looking at the map, and employing a little bit of local knowledge, I think I can combine a 10 mile run with supporting in six locations. If anyone is aiming for sub4 and in Fetch colours I'll be sure to give you a shout :-)
Apr 2013
2:57pm, 11 Apr 2013
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Shred Betty
No worries, all part of the service! ;) I PB'd by exactly 31 mins at Milton Blumming Keynes, (as it shall always be known) but it was my 2nd marathon and my first one didn't exactly go to plan! Don't think I'll be taking another 31 mins off this year, but a few mins would be nice! ;)
Apr 2013
3:12pm, 11 Apr 2013
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The 20 planned yet will be a lot slower than race pace, I will run it with a friend, likely be 10 min miles (race pace is 8:35) its about going beyond the miles where you ache till you can go no more. I know its touch and go but need to build back up to mentally prepare myself.
Apr 2013
8:17pm, 11 Apr 2013
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Baldy Dave
Still no number yet. Anybody else still waiting for theirs?
Apr 2013
8:34pm, 11 Apr 2013
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Your not alone , i think they sending out the 'Dave' numbers last
Apr 2013
9:26pm, 11 Apr 2013
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Mole numbers also seem to be a low prioity. Nothing here yet.
Apr 2013
10:05pm, 11 Apr 2013
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I've not got mine either - was there an option to collect the number from the expo, it's so long ago now I can't remember
Apr 2013
10:08pm, 11 Apr 2013
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I got mine 2 weeks ago. A friend emailed them today and the last batch are going out next week.
Apr 2013
8:30am, 12 Apr 2013
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Shred Betty
Hmmm, I haven't had mine, neither has one of my club mates, she tweeted them and they said the numbers were being sent this week! Seems to be taking them a long time to send out the numbers, the other two that are doing it from Lliswerry Runners also got theirs two weeks ago!

Is there an expo, I didn't think there was?

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

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