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ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon – The big day is nearly here

April 18, 2015

Well, tomorrow is marathon day. Here’s the story so far..

1. Introducing the ambassadors

2. Early days of training

3. One month to go

4. Tapering and waiting for the big day

Now it only remains to see what happens. I’m more nervous than I’ve ever been for a race but I’m also more excited. Whatever the result I’ve enjoyed the training (honest!) and the banter with the other ambassadors.

I’ve been remote-trained by the ever patient and positive Ben from Full Potential. I hope I do his excellent training plan justice.

I feel it’s only fair, in the interests of transparancy to tell you that you can live track all the racers here.

Me: #1786

@runtom984 #6678

@amileyababes #5439

@Andypeo935 #7935

A big thankyou to Athletics Weekly for choosing me to be an ambassador and to the various sponsors: ASICS, MyProtein, & Erdinger Alkolfrei for all the great looking and tasting items they sent. Also to Jabra who came on board to sponsor not only this race but also the excellent Marathon Talk podcast which has got me through many long runs.

Other shout outs to:

Advent Running for being so enthusiastic about running and making me want to run in a group. Hope to join you more over the summer
Beets Blu for the heartrate monitor
The Protein Drinks Company for some really good milkshakes. Post-run chocolate milk is ace.
On for the Road podcast for entertaining me in training.
OTE Superfoods through Alara for the Yacon syrup and Yacon porridge from Pertwood which definitely gave me some oomph.
Pizza Express for letting me try out their Spring menu and allowing Mr B and I to have a relaxed and lovely evening with excellent food and great atmosphere – he’s put up with a lot of early alarms, demands for massages and general whinging.

@Marathon_Mcr // @ASICSeurope // @MyproteinUK // @ErdingerAF_UK  // @jabrasport // @full_potential // @ProteinDrinksCo @AlaraCereals // @Beets_BLU // @marathontalk // @OFTRpodcast // @adventrunning  // @PizzaExpress

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Audrey Patterson permalink
    April 18, 2015 5:20 pm

    Run swift Mrs B. Xxx

  2. April 18, 2015 5:42 pm

    Thanks AP.

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