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The Great Scottish Run

Discussion in 'Fitness, Exercise and Sport' started by Adamski, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. Adamski

    Adamski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so apologies of this has already been posted, I did a quick search and couldn't find any threads on it.

    The Great Scottish Run is in October, held in Glasgow. As a recently diagnosed T1, I'm itching to show my diabetes the proverbial two fingered salute, and raise a bucket load of money for a diabetes charity at the same time :)

    It's a half marathon - just over 21k. Piece of cake ;) We could have a gathering pre and post race, put some faces to forum names?

    Who's up for it?
     
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    Adamski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I wish you all the best and good luck:)
     
  4. copepod

    copepod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    All the best for your run, Adamski. If you haven't discovered this website already, do look round www.runsweet.com - good for physiology, case studies of athletics, marathon running etc.
     
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    lunarlinda Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You could have used another term of phrase to describe how easy it was going to be, I want a piece of cake now! art_zps9be2efe6.gif art_zps9be2efe6.gif art_zps9be2efe6.gif
     
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    lunarlinda Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome home Zand. xx
     
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    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    Love to come but it's a bit far (according to google it would take me 'In current traffic: 17 h 10 min' to get there (and I that would depend on ferries!)
    But know exactly what you mean as I decided in hospital that I was making the London Marathon as my goal.(and I did)
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Good luck Adam, hope you do well and give your diabetes a poke in the eye :)
     
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    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    definitely, go for it.

    I did my sticking two finger up at diabetes last weekend. I would think about the great scottish run but I've got another HM on the 14th Sept, as another part of my two fingers sticking up process.
     
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  10. Adamski

    Adamski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Training run today - pretty chuffed with that. Now I know I can do the distance (bloods afterwards were an ideal 5.5mmol/l), I'm going to start hassling family and friends for sponsorship. Does this site take donations? I've got a couple of diabetes charities in mind
     

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    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Decent pace, what's your target time?

    Virgin Money Giving has JDRF registered, I'm raising money through them.
     
  12. Jamrox

    Jamrox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Would people be allowed to walk instead of run? My ankles aren't up to running

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  13. Adamski

    Adamski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Before yesterday I was aiming for 1h 30m. But now, I'd happy with 1hr 40m
     
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  14. Adamski

    Adamski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think as long as the course is finished within a set time you'll be ok. The Edinburgh Marathon Minimum time was 6.5 hours. So guess for a half marathon it would be around 3.25 hours
     
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    Jamrox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did the full Edinburgh moon walk a few years ago.took 7 hours anx 39 mins so might be pushing it.

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    zicksi101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Also doing GSR this year. Doing it for JDRF and my first half, enjoyed my first 10k there last year.

    It can be tricky to spot people you know with the crowds as it's very popular, however plenty of diabetics visible enough on the day from the Diabetes UK/JDRF charity vests. :)

    Realistically I'd be happy just to get round, delighted if time goes under 2h.

    Hope training goes well Adamski. Looks like it's started well already! Long run for me is just under 14k at this point so got a fair bit to do before the start of October.
     
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  17. ElyDave

    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of time, if you can get up to 18km easily enough, the adrenaline will carry you through the rest.

    Just watch out you don't go off too fast; it's teh pace that kills, not the distance

    I keep having to remind myself of that.
     
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    ElyDave Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    or in my case it's the achilles.

    Went **** up on me last Wednesday, now going to struggle to make the start line in one piece.
     
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    zicksi101 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh no!

    Hope it heals well Dave.
     
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