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Has anyone on this forum done a marathon?

Old Mar 16th 2009, 7:39 pm
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Old Mar 16th 2009, 7:40 pm
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Yeah, loads when I was younger... Then they renamed them "Snickers"! I've still not got over that.
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Old Mar 16th 2009, 7:41 pm
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Has anyone on this forum done a marathon?

In my dreams/nightmares..........good luck to you if you are thinking about doing one though
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Old Mar 16th 2009, 7:41 pm
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Marathon what?
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Old Mar 16th 2009, 7:43 pm
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I anticipated a few Snickers/Marathon jokes... low hanging fruit and all that.


No, I mean running a marathon. 26.1 miles.
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I'm lost. Thought Snickers was a candy bar.

But to answer the OP's question: no, i've not run a marathon. i've watched a few movie marathons..does that count?
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Old Mar 16th 2009, 7:55 pm
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Has anyone on this forum done a marathon?
I did a half marathon many years ago. I'm sure I should have done more training besides playing rugby
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Old Mar 16th 2009, 8:01 pm
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I haven't but I used to work with a lady who did. When she was in training, I did ask her why she was running a marathon but she didn't give me an answer so I never knew. I do know that she trained with someone who was supposed to run the marathon with her but I think he dropped out and never ran the race in the end.

She ran the Grandfather Mountain marathon, part of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. It is one of the toughest marathons and it was her first marathon. I just checked the results. She came 10th in her in her age group! Wow!
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Old Mar 16th 2009, 8:02 pm
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Yeah, I did a half marathon without any training. Silly really. And five years ago.
I'd like to do the big one and would be interested in the experiences of someone who's done it.
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Originally Posted by Octang Frye View Post
I anticipated a few Snickers/Marathon jokes... low hanging fruit and all that.


Also, no. I have never run a marathon (hence grabbing the low hanging fruit)... I've been to Marathon though.
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jeezus...I can only just jog for 20 mins at the gym without my legs buckling underneath me...then I have to go outside and have a fag to help my recovery..
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Erm I have a friend who does them. There are a fair few people who run them who live here.... loads of 26.2 stickers on people's cars (or maybe they only drive 26.2 miles ).

I think the original marathon runner collapsed and died.... which is enough to put me off trying.
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jeezus...I can only just jog for 20 mins at the gym without my legs buckling underneath me...then I have to go outside and have a fag to help my recovery..
love it!
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Originally Posted by sunflwrgrl13 View Post
I'm lost. Thought Snickers was a candy bar.
yes - and they were called "Marathons" in Britain until about 1990 or so
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Kinda half marathons.

I don't run actual races - I just run for myself. In the summer I'll run 8-10 miles every other day. If the weather is great I'll do twice a days.
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