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ashthepash

Kielder Marathon - Mid Life Crisis?

Hello fellow Regers,

Shameless plug here.....I'm runing the Kielder Marathon on 17th October. Thought I'd give it a go as it is something I always wondered if I could do.

While I was at it I thought I should collect some cash for charity so I'm running for Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation.

If you can spare any cash please donate.

http://www.justgiving.com/AshleyhWright

Any training tips gratefully received, apart from the usual one I've received so far in various guises
Quote:
Don't do it!


Cheers.
Butts

Sounds great, I was reading about this race in a magazine recently.

Consider getting a 16 week training plan from here

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/

Even if you don't follow it religiously it'll give you an idea on the balance of your running in preparation for it. I assume you have the right shoes - change them after 400 miles so keep a log of how far you run.

Enjoy it, and watch the pounds roll off! (not that your fat, like).
ashthepash

Butts wrote:
Sounds great, I was reading about this race in a magazine recently.

Consider getting a 16 week training plan from here

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/

Even if you don't follow it religiously it'll give you an idea on the balance of your running in preparation for it. I assume you have the right shoes - change them after 400 miles so keep a log of how far you run.

Enjoy it, and watch the pounds roll off! (not that your fat, like).


Cheers Butts! Got an email this week saying some places had been made available (thought I had no chance as International runners will be involved and Steve Cram is the instigator). Lost a bit of timber already, which is always a bonus.
Butts

Oh and the first rule of making sure you don't get injured:-

Don't increase your mileage by more than 10% week on week.

If you do hills or speedwork ease your way into them as well. I forgot this basic rule recently and as a result completely crocked.

(Second rule of running  - don't do what Stripe is doing).
Pond Life

Best of luck with this Ash. You going to dress as a fish for the race?
ashthepash

Pond Life wrote:
Best of luck with this Ash. You going to dress as a fish for the race?


Ha ha, no. Just as mi sen.
Pond Life

Probably for the best.
ashthepash

     

I've sent an email to Stix - I'll report back if I get a reply.

Got a prompt reply. It was a qualified no. They receive on avg 450requests per week and already sponsor loads of charities/ppl/events.

Cheers for responding anyway Stix. I especially liked his sign off msg.

Quote:
Yours in sport.
Stix
Butts

Just tracked down your blog via Facebook Ash - great stuff! Why not post a link up?
ashthepash

Aye, why not?

http://ashleywright.org/kielder
Butts

How did the Darlo 10k go?
ashthepash

Butts wrote:
How did the Darlo 10k go?


It is this Sunday. I'll get back to you.
Pond Life

Had a brief look through your blog, it is very good and very thorough. Dead informative too. Nice one.
ashthepash

Ta PL.
Dock

ashthepash wrote:
Aye, why not?

http://ashleywright.org/kielder


Re: blog film. never mind the running, when was the last time that fence saw some kreosote lad? There's a decline in standards in this society.
bearing

Creosote has been banned for ages Dock
Fin

bearing wrote:
Creosote has been banned for ages Dock

People found it offencive
ashthepash

Dock wrote:
ashthepash wrote:
Aye, why not?

http://ashleywright.org/kielder


Re: blog film. never mind the running, when was the last time that fence saw some kreosote lad? There's a decline in standards in this society.


Cheers Dock, well spotted
ashthepash

Completed it!

Don't know how but I did.

It was pure evil.....extremely hilly, struggled from 18 miles onwards.

My PB is 5hr46mins, finished 895th.

Start training for the next one, next week, once I can walk properly.  
Butts

Fantastic (imagine if you'd done that long run rather than watched Toy Story 3   ). Great achievement, well done. Get yourself entered for the Leeds half on May 8th.
bearing

ashthepash wrote:
Completed it!

Don't know how but I did.

It was pure evil.....extremely hilly, struggled from 18 miles onwards.

My PB is 5hr46mins, finished 895th.

Start training for the next one, next week, once I can walk properly.  


Well done that man

fartcatcher

well done Ash. I've never been beyond 10k

Butts is trying to persuade me to do the Leeds Half-Marathon as well.  
ashthepash

fartcatcher wrote:
well done Ash. I've never been beyond 10k

Butts is trying to persuade me to do the Leeds Half-Marathon as well.  


Get on it, although I am suffering at the moment the health benefits are worth it alone.

YouTube clip of the finish on:
http://ashleywright.org/kielder

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