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Postby mump boy » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:50 am

are we not talking about this ?

I don't even know who's running

see you here at 9am :D
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Re: Great North Run

Postby mump boy » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:16 am

just me then !!

Jo
Mara
Helen
Birhan

:D :D :D
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Re: Great North Run

Postby nevetssllim » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:39 am

Sounds like they are on 67/68 minute pace.
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Re: Great North Run

Postby nevetssllim » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:55 am

Wangui is flying! Her sixth mile of 4:49 was 13 seconds faster than Paula's sixth mile when she ran 65:40. :o
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Re: Great North Run

Postby nevetssllim » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:58 am

So no Lel in the men's race...
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Re: Great North Run

Postby nevetssllim » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:03 am

Mara isn't running too well. I wonder if we might have seen the best of her. :?

Clitheroe's running well at the moment. She's with Pavey although she hasn't raced further than 15km competitively.
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Re: Great North Run

Postby nevetssllim » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:02 pm

Wangui wins the women's race in 67:06 and a course record by Mathathi in the men's race (sub-59).

Pavey had a good return and I was really impressed by Helen's debut. She's showed great versatility this year - 4:06 1500m in February and a sub-71 half-marathon today is impressive stuff.
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Re: Great North Run

Postby paul » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:26 pm

mump boy wrote:are we not talking about this ?


Don't know about that.
GNR is always really inspiring.
its just on at an awkward time.
...Speaking of which,
instead of my usual run around Roundhay Park this morning I did two laps of the Jardin de Luxembourg.
anyone want to join me next time? it's all french people otherwise. LOL.
(no I'm not trying to turn the forum into twitter.)

anyway, Pavey and Clitheroe... my heroes. Please please let them be fit for London 2012.
I don't care a bout medals. I just want them there.
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Re: Great North Run

Postby sidelined » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:49 pm

Apparently Mara Yamauchi dropped out because she was feeling unwell. It's a great pity, but good to know that there was a reason for her being so far off the pace. It was good to see Freya Murray back in action. She was in such great form this time last year. I hope she's going to have a track season next year.

What a wonderful run from Helen Clitheroe. I'm with Paul: I just want to see her and Jo (and Mara and Freya) line up in London. I wonder if Helen will eventually have a go at a marathon?

Very disappointing that Martin Lel dropped out. Crazy that Kenya can find all these wonderful athletes...
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Re: Great North Run

Postby nevetssllim » Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:57 pm

sidelined wrote:Apparently Mara Yamauchi dropped out because she was feeling unwell. It's a great pity, but good to know that there was a reason for her being so far off the pace. It was good to see Freya Murray back in action. She was in such great form this time last year. I hope she's going to have a track season next year.

What a wonderful run from Helen Clitheroe. I'm with Paul: I just want to see her and Jo (and Mara and Freya) line up in London. I wonder if Helen will eventually have a go at a marathon?

Very disappointing that Martin Lel dropped out. Crazy that Kenya can find all these wonderful athletes...


Helen says she wants to try a marathon after 2012.

Did Lel drop out? I didn't think he started.
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Re: Great North Run

Postby trickstat » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:39 pm

nevetssllim wrote:
sidelined wrote:Apparently Mara Yamauchi dropped out because she was feeling unwell. It's a great pity, but good to know that there was a reason for her being so far off the pace. It was good to see Freya Murray back in action. She was in such great form this time last year. I hope she's going to have a track season next year.

What a wonderful run from Helen Clitheroe. I'm with Paul: I just want to see her and Jo (and Mara and Freya) line up in London. I wonder if Helen will eventually have a go at a marathon?

Very disappointing that Martin Lel dropped out. Crazy that Kenya can find all these wonderful athletes...


Helen says she wants to try a marathon after 2012.

Did Lel drop out? I didn't think he started.


I saw on another website a report from a day or two ago saying that he wouldn't be running.
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Re: Great North Run

Postby sidelined » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:55 pm

nevetssllim wrote:Did Lel drop out? I didn't think he started.


You're right, of course, nevets. I must have been thinking of 'drop out' as in 'not participate', or something.

Did Louise Damen run? Watching Jo and Helen made me think of that following generation of endurance athletes who have vanished from the scene - Kate Reed and Charlotte Dale, for example. I really hope the current crop - like Emily Pidgeon and Charlotte Purdue, who have missed the season with injury - have better luck.
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Re: Great North Run

Postby nevetssllim » Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:35 pm

Louise Damen didn't run. She tweeted she hadn't had enough preparation after her injury.
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Re: Great North Run

Postby tootingmick » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:27 pm

Had to record it so apoligies if BBC showed the Womans elite
on red button but did they really have to cut from the race
which had Brits. at the sharp end to go to the start
of the main race twice to watch thousands doing a pre race
warm up to some megga mouth on the PA.
They also switched early in the race to yet another 'worthy cause'
story.
We had an hour of these before the race and probably a
another couple of hours after (I stopped watching when
the Mens race finished).
Good to have any coverage but point is it could have been
better.
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Re: Great North Run

Postby nevetssllim » Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:55 pm

Yamauchi won a 10km race in Berlin in 32:19 today. Finally some good news!
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Re: Great North Run

Postby sidelined » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:07 pm

Gemma Steel surprisingly beat Jo Pavey in the Great Yorkshire Run. Pavey said she just didn't feel good. Louise Damen didn't run, because of some administrative mix-up between her and her agent.

1 G Steel GBR 32:52
2 J Pavey GBR 33:12
3 M McCambridge IRE 34:39

Micah Kogo unsurprisingly got the better of Chris Thompson, who said he was just pleased to be back racing. Stuart Stokes came a close fourth to Andrew Lemoncello, in the same time.

1 M Kogo KEN 28:45
2 C Thompson GBR 29:03
3 A Lemoncello GBR 29:57
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