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« Reply #6120 on: October 28, 2019, 11:47:35 AM »
Everyone playing their cards close to their chest ;D

Some run by Stephen Scullion for 2nd. Former doper in first too.

Scullion's race was perfectly executed, unreal considering how he ran in Doha about 3 weeks ago!!  I'm not sure he's well liked in the running community but I like the cut of his jib!  His interview afterwards was great!  If he keeps injury free they will have to select him for the Olympics.

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« Reply #6121 on: October 28, 2019, 11:50:29 AM »
I don't know him but know plenty that do. He's a guy with phenomenal talent but a guy that just can't get his "head right". He would tell you that himself and realises that is his problem. I don't know if he's unpopular as such - just viewed more as a loose cannon lol.

He has great talent though and this is really only the first time we have seen it (well aside from London the other year).

I was trying to work out what shoes he was wearing yesterday. I think I read he was wearing the Nike 4% shoes.(I assume they are vaporflys?)

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« Reply #6122 on: October 28, 2019, 12:07:35 PM »
Yeah that all rings true with what I've heard about him.  I think his podcasts might be worth a listen!

Saw a couple of photos and it looked like the vaporflys painted black to disguise them.  Not sure his sponsors Under Armour will be too impressed with that.

Fair play to him though, they seemed to help!



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« Reply #6123 on: October 28, 2019, 12:22:45 PM »
Yeah that was why I was confused as to what he was wearing as he is sponsored by under armour.

Yeah, if you're round that pace you must be flying anyway but every little helps.

I do wonder was Clohissey wearing them too. If not he might be annoyed.

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« Reply #6124 on: October 28, 2019, 12:25:38 PM »
Got a PB but had a horrible last half an hour, sub 3.25.
Up to mile 22 was comfortable running but then every step was a battle, but that happens a lot of people.
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« Reply #6125 on: October 28, 2019, 03:21:45 PM »
Got a PB but had a horrible last half an hour, sub 3.25.
Up to mile 22 was comfortable running but then every step was a battle, but that happens a lot of people.

Well done.. was it a mind thing or were you just gassed?
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« Reply #6126 on: October 28, 2019, 03:26:59 PM »
A combination of both I think. Once the body started hurting the head started doubting!
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« Reply #6127 on: October 28, 2019, 03:28:44 PM »
A combination of both I think. Once the body started hurting the head started doubting!

Itís when the pacer who you wanted to stay in front of, whoís wayyy behind you, starts sprinting past you! Thatís the killer
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« Reply #6128 on: October 28, 2019, 04:22:30 PM »
I tip my hat to anyone that can do a half marathon or anything longer. I ran a 12k yesterday and it was tough. Took off too quick from the start line and struggled to settle into a rhythm because it's an undulating off-road course. Got passed by a lot of people, didn't pass anyone, which is not how it was for me the last time I did it. Part of it includes climbing down a small cliff, running across a short beach, and going back up the other side, plus doing it again on the way back. I slowed to a crawl in the last mile. Not feeling too bad today though, just need to drink water and stretch.

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« Reply #6129 on: October 29, 2019, 11:11:30 AM »
Dublin marathon has moved to a lottery system for next year :o

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« Reply #6130 on: October 29, 2019, 11:25:17 AM »
I wonder how many of the 22,500 entries took to the start line on Sunday? Under 18,000 finished it...it seems to me there isn't much need for a lottery system, more so a need for a transfer timeframe.
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« Reply #6131 on: October 29, 2019, 11:35:11 AM »
Agreed. It's pretty poor.

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« Reply #6132 on: October 29, 2019, 12:45:48 PM »
Dublin marathon has moved to a lottery system for next year :o
Seen that.
I was hoping to do it again next year which would be 3rd in a row and 5th time in 7 years,would be a shame to miss out after doing it so many times. Should be a system in place that if you have ran it a few times that you are guarenteed an entry or would that be asking too much?
I agree with the Bearded One also.I'm not sure there is even a need for a lottery. I apply for London every year along with 400k others for 50k odd spots.
I doubt Dublin,as good a race as it is, would have even 50k applicants
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« Reply #6133 on: October 29, 2019, 08:02:27 PM »
Dublin marathon has moved to a lottery system for next year :o
Seen that.
I was hoping to do it again next year which would be 3rd in a row and 5th time in 7 years,would be a shame to miss out after doing it so many times. Should be a system in place that if you have ran it a few times that you are guarenteed an entry or would that be asking too much?
I agree with the Bearded One also.I'm not sure there is even a need for a lottery. I apply for London every year along with 400k others for 50k odd spots.
I doubt Dublin,as good a race as it is, would have even 50k applicants

From what I heard the organisers want the lottery to force Dublin city councils hand to either change the route/accomodate more people. Current start/finish area is at capacity.

I'm told from someone who should be a reliable source that two of the committee have a business interest in the Sports travel international company - who sell marathon entry packages. Hopefully it's not going down that route.

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« Reply #6134 on: October 30, 2019, 12:25:04 AM »
So many spots will be available via the lottery the rest will be made up with charities, that will be the only available entry into the race if youíre unlucky enough to not get picked.

I know itís generally booked out most years but Iíd say there are not too many disappointments
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