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  1. Terry Graham
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    04:37:38
    In short: Hot.

    In full: Previous reports of poor organization seem to have been addressed. Plenty of water stations, good finish area and lots of kind support. My only slight gripe was the walk to the shuttle busses. But that in no way spoiled my first marathon. A hot day made me hit the wall at 18, the wall was thick it lasted to 23. But thanks to all the locals with their jelly babies I got to the end I am now a marathoner, planning my next one and walking backwards down stairs.

    28th May 2012 18:21:46
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    9.0 Despite the heat and my poor time and adopting a run/walk strategy , I am now a marathoner after completing Edinburgh. The organisation seemed spot on from start to finish. The folks who cheered everyone in were a big help. Thank you Edinburgh for a day I will never forget ... because I can't walk anymore. And thanks all at mt for all the advice and encouragement.

    27th May 2012 22:17:42
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    Can I just say a massive thanks to everyone for taking the time to share your experience and tips. It has been a great help. I've had my first trip to the physio. I plan to slow down a lot and concentrate on getting round rather than a time. My right leg still hurts from that horrible run, but my left is ok, so I may hop the marathon.

    Thanks again

    Terry

    16th May 2012 18:35:56
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    All wise words. Thanks folks

    6th May 2012 22:59:26
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    Hi

    Tried to do a 20 mile run today before I attempt my first marathon in Edinburgh in a few weeks ... but I hit the wall at 18 miles and was hit bad.

    Has anyone got any advice for a very sore, tired runner?

    Cheers in advance

    Terry

    5th May 2012 20:17:10
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    I did it a few weeks ago and came out with a 3.45. This is very ambitious. I think ill be lucky to finish just over 4hours, my first marathon too, in Edinburgh. But it is a great session and worth a try. Good luck!

    13th April 2012 17:25:08
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    9.0 Never has a kit kat tasted so good than after the run Northumberland half marathon on Sunday at Wallington. The warm day and hills did not stop me knock off 5mins off my PB to a still stately 1.59. Great course, great organisation, great t shirt. Gave me a real indication of where I am for my first marathon in Edinburgh later this year.

    26th March 2012 19:45:58
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    01:58:48
    Great day. Good course that was well organised. I knocked 5 mins off my PB for the half. Good indicator for Edinburgh marathon in May.

    25th March 2012 17:41:42
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    8.0 Ran 12 miles along the Sustrans track in Consett. Dodgy ankle held out, the high winds were side ways on so can't complain. Tried a gel at halfway in prep for Edinburgh marathon in may. It made me gop, not very nice.

    10th March 2012 19:08:15
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    Thanks folks!

    21st January 2012 12:24:15
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    Just finished Running, about Zatopek. It was very good. Short and well written. But it missed out when he gave away one of his Olympic medals! This man is worthy of a new Biog.

    15th January 2012 09:48:07
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    Hi,

    does anyone know if you can change the ammount of runs you aim to do in a week. started on 3 but want to up it to 4.

    cheers

    terry

    15th January 2012 09:40:02
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    8.0 Brisk run out in the Newcastle parkrun. Very cold. But at least I could warm up by running. The volunteers must have been frozen! Thanks to all. Looking forward to chipping away at my PB when it warms up.

    Terry.

    14th January 2012 21:49:48
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    Does anyone know where I can get a copy of spirit of the marathon on DVD that will play on British DVD players.

    I have seen segments of this on You Tube and it is great.

    Cheers
    terry

    14th January 2012 18:24:28
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    Ive only been running since April last year. A complete novice. doing my first marathon this year and looking for all the advice there is.

    What sort of running are you doing? Any races planned?

    regards

    terry

    14th January 2012 18:22:05
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    Hi Brandan,

    Been in same shoes since September. They still have some miles in them. I went for a run today and stretched out first and loosened my laces. Seemed to help a bit. May try to strengthen my legs and ankles in the run up to Edinburgh marathon and see if that helps.

    Cheers

    Terry

    9th January 2012 20:31:29
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    Looking forward to it. Please ask him if he ran against emil zatopekif so what wad he like. Cheers
    Terry Graham

    9th January 2012 10:52:46
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    I'm doing my first marathon and got a 110. Nice and simple. Mine tots up a bit but other than that it does the job. Best of luck.

    8th January 2012 22:32:56
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    Thanks everyone. Tried the laces and it did help. Will stretch out more though. Cheers

    8th January 2012 22:26:02
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    Just started 'running'. So far so good. What an interesting guy. Would make a good film.

    28th December 2011 22:51:02
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    Thanks folks. Will try the laces first and see how it goes. Cheers

    28th December 2011 22:40:01
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    When I run my feet get numb about half way through. They seem to know how long my run is because they get numb at the halfway point no matter how long the run. It never stops me but is annoying. Any ideas? I could always just alter Tony's mantra - f*** my feet, f*** 'm

    11th December 2011 09:41:00
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    Ta for the zatopek info. I'll have a look for that. Am currently dipping into the lore of running. Very good. Too advanced for me but great to take what you want from it.

    Terry.

    3rd December 2011 19:13:26
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    John
    I sent Za-to-pek back to the library half read. This man deserves a more all round biography, not one which just concentrates on stats. If that's what you want then fine. Just started Why We Run. Is the Radcliffe biographical Amy good?
    Terry

    29th November 2011 17:54:20
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    Just finished Born to Run. What a great book. Not just for barefoot runners. Very well written and funny. Great stories in it.

    Just started Za-to-pek Za-to-pek Za-to-pek. I really want to find out more about him. This book seems a bit heavy on the stats so far.

    What I talk about when I talk about running was good, but not as much as I thought it would be.

    If anyone knows of any other good Za-to-pek biographies can you let me know
    Cheers
    Terry

    11th November 2011 19:06:26
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