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Jill

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Great North Run
« on: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 02:36:56 PM »
« Last Edit: Tuesday 10 January 2017, 11:55:29 AM by Jill »

Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 03:47:14 PM »
Registered. Woo.

Yorkie

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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 03:57:04 PM »
Very Jan-1st-ish thing to say, but i do really fancy it this year. I've seen how it's really galvanised some of my mates to get into shape.

Did you have a set regime in preparation for it, Jill?

Jill

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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 04:01:31 PM »
No, not at all. I just made sure I was generally fit and did plenty of cardio in the gym with the occasional outside run. You can sign up for training programmes by email which keep you on the right track and a few friends have used them before who reckon they're pretty good.

You should definitely go for it, it's a class day aside from anything else.

Yorkie

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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 04:03:31 PM »
No, not at all. I just made sure I was generally fit and did plenty of cardio in the gym with the occasional outside run. You can sign up for training programmes by email which keep you on the right track and a few friends have used them before who reckon they're pretty good.

You should definitely go for it, it's a class day aside from anything else.

Do these training programmes have nutritional advice too?

Jill

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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 04:05:21 PM »
No, not at all. I just made sure I was generally fit and did plenty of cardio in the gym with the occasional outside run. You can sign up for training programmes by email which keep you on the right track and a few friends have used them before who reckon they're pretty good.

You should definitely go for it, it's a class day aside from anything else.

Do these training programmes have nutritional advice too?

Not sure, have a look on runnersworld.co.uk though - plenty advice/articles which are worth a read and a lot of them are free.

Yorkie

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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 04:06:08 PM »
Cheers, Jill.

Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 04:15:05 PM »
Dying to do it this year. Just signed up.
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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 04:33:57 PM »
Cheers Jill. Registered.
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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 06:15:26 PM »
Me and a few mates are doing this approached a few charities and just tossing up which one to do it for. Hope to improve my effort from two years ago. Need to lose about 3 stone first though.

Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 1 January 2013, 11:48:14 PM »
Just signed up for this, no doubt I'll be turned away once more :'(

Jill

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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 5 January 2013, 09:02:36 AM »
The general ballot is now open:

http://www.greatrun.org/Events/Event.aspx?id=1

Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 8 January 2013, 06:20:28 PM »
just approached a charity about running for them. i'm so unfit though its unreal. if i get a place its going to be one hell of a struggle to get fit in time.  :lol:
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Jill

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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 8 January 2013, 07:44:33 PM »
I didn't get in through the Mirror ballot. :( Nevermind, into the main one.

Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 8 January 2013, 11:05:58 PM »
I didn't get in through the Mirror ballot. :( Nevermind, into the main one.

Same here, not that I'm expecting on getting through that one either, I've missed out 4 years in a row.

Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 9 January 2013, 08:27:59 AM »
Got in through the mirror ballot, so cheers Jill :thup:

TheHoob

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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #16 on: Thursday 7 February 2013, 06:53:08 PM »
Just got my confirmation.

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Chrissy Bee

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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 7 February 2013, 07:10:30 PM »
Got my confirmation! I've not run much further than 10k before so this should be exciting.

Jill

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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #18 on: Thursday 7 February 2013, 07:46:03 PM »
I'm in. :D

Haven't run since the last one!

Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 7 February 2013, 09:25:22 PM »
Went out on a 10.5 mile run tonight (training for Reading 1/2 in 1 months time) and returned to see an email saying I'm in the GNR, happy days :)

Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #20 on: Friday 8 February 2013, 04:24:34 PM »
Didn't get in via the ballot, sort of happy really, managed to get in via a charity so it'll give me the extra bit of motivation while making a bit of cash.

Going to run for "Children with Cancer", if anybody wants to help me reach my target of £350 then i'm obviously not going to complain ;).

Maybe be a good idea to put our links for our justgiving accounts at the top or something, if anybody has any sort of "affiliation" to any they may want to put a quid or 2 towards it.

Sophie S

Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #21 on: Sunday 10 February 2013, 09:16:34 PM »
Forgot to register until exactly the day the ballot closed, so I think I'll ty via a charity, too. Do those places get taken up really quickly? I was hoping I could take up running a bit more seriously again for a few weeks and see how my knee goes, before I commit.

It's really hard to choose a charity, though. Pretty much everything seems so worthy, I just can't decide.

Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #22 on: Sunday 17 February 2013, 11:27:59 AM »
Just realised I got in through the ballot, delighted :-D
I really like Fenham Mag. Great guy and a very good poster.

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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #23 on: Sunday 5 May 2013, 10:31:09 AM »
Got my place. If anyone feels king enough to spare a few quid to the cause...


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Re: Great North Run 2013
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 7 August 2013, 02:34:18 PM »
5 weeks this Sunday. Comes round quick!