JohnFol. JohnFol.

Posted in reply to JohnFol.

BTW how do we PM each other???

JustMe JustMe

Posted in reply to JohnFol.

I might be staying with my running buddy (who also needed to pull out) in Brighton the night before so we could maybe arrange something.

JustMe JustMe

Posted in reply to JustMe

No idea how to send a PM....

Anybody?

Adam Adam

Posted in reply to JustMe

Just sent a test PM to John to see if it works...

Hover over a username for a couple of seconds and wait for the popup. It doesn't work on John's username for some reason but I found a trick to do it for him - choose someone else first and then replace their name.

JohnFol. JohnFol.

Posted in reply to Adam

ok, just tried it and responded to Adam's.

To receive messages, click on your own name, and then the Conversations tab

macdaddy256 macdaddy256

Posted in reply to JohnFol.

3340. First Brighton. Probably staying with a friend on Saturday night, but will be around during the day trying not to spend money at the expo.

JohnFol. JohnFol.

Posted in reply to macdaddy256

So who knows Brighton well enough to suggest an easy place to meet up?

I'm guessing we'll all probably be there Sat afternoon and the Expo sounds like a good starting point, but is there anywhere better?

KandiKane KandiKane

Posted in reply to JohnFol.

Sadly I won't be about Saturday as flying back from Austria. And although I do know Brighton I have only been on marathon day once and don't recall where (if anywhere) is less busy/crowded. Perhaps a bar/pub on the beach as there is lots of space to sit outside if not in...also depends on weather.  : D

JohnFol. JohnFol.

Posted in reply to JustMe

Not wishing to open a book on this one bearing in mind the reputation of Brighton . .

JustMe

And JF, I bet you'll get your bum pinched!!! :)

Due down to Brighton around mid Saturday afternoon and aim to spend a while at the Expo. It might make sense to meet there as it'll be indoors, have loos, tea / coffee and is free!
JohnFol. JohnFol.

Posted in reply to KandiKane

KandiKane

Perhaps a bar/pub on the beach as there is lots of space to sit outside 

Hi KandiKane, you should have my contact details from Thunder Run so once you are back and we know about the weather we can arrange a swift pint or 3.
JustMe, if you go into your profile, and click Conversations you should see a thread from myself / Adam. We met up with KandiKane, Westie and a few others last year so they can vouch for the fact we are not axe wielding, psychopaths who prey on runners who offer to pinch bums.
Runaway Nan Runaway Nan

Posted in reply to JohnFol.

Yes they are! They are! (they are not really).

I'll vouch for them - I used to work at the same place as JohnFol many years ago and have been out running with him a few times.

JustMe JustMe

Posted in reply to Runaway Nan

Not sure yet when I will go into town, but as soon as I know I'll let one of you lot know & find out where/when to meet up

Adam Adam

Posted in reply to KandiKane

KandiKane
Perhaps a bar/pub on the beach as there is lots of space to sit outside if not in...also depends on weather.  : D

I'm keeping off the alcohol until the race is over so it's lemonade (or lucozade) for me on Saturday! Once the race is over I'll have a pint or two, I understand that it's good for recovery and as an added bonus helps you forget the pain. In some cases excessive consumption will cause the imbiber to sign up to another marathon...

Baljit Baljit

Posted in reply to Adam

Hi guys, firstly good luck with the Brighton, its this coming weekend isn't it?

You all sound like you are not new to this marathon thing, so can I ask some advice please - I am running the London Marathon on the 22nd and would love to run it in less than 5 hrs.  I did a half on the 1st and ran it in 2hrs 12 mins, it worked out to 10.05 mins per mile.  Obviously I cannot run this pace for 26 miles.  I did my longest run this Saturday and it took me 3hrs 46 mins.  I was able to run this at 11 mins per mile for the first 15/16 miles and then had to slow down my pace in order to keep going for 20.  My time overall for the 20 miles worked out to 11.19 mins per mile.  What pace do you think I should try to run the London at?  I am a 46 yr old female. Any advice appreciated.

Adam Adam

Posted in reply to Baljit

Trying to maintain a steady pace throughout is the sensible approach but you're almost certain to start flagging between 16 and 19 miles anyway (I always do). So don't worry about the pace - just try to enjoy it!

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