a friendly thread open to all
Happy New Year to you and welcome to the 2014 thread.
As the title suggests we are here for anyone who just wants to go a 'little bit further'. Several of us have been together on this thread for a couple of years but we always welcome new members. So whether you're aiming to increase from 5k to your first 10k, or training for a marathon or Ultra, please feel free to come and join us.
On this thread you will get lots of laughs, support, encouragement, cake and hopefully a bit of running knowledge Very occasionally we even manage to meet up at a real race or training day!
So please come on in, make yourself known and join us in running 'Just A Little Bit Further' in 2014!
Hello everyone and a happy new year when it comes
Well done chilli on your run today
Weather forecast looks okay for tomorrow so hope to do my 4 mile promathon
Have a good one everyone and speak to you all next year
HAPPY NEW YEAR CRAC FAMILY
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE
WAKEY WAKEY CRAC TOWERS
I am going to my 4 mile promathon race. Will let you all know I get on later.
Hello AF,Chilli,Jude,MC,Loula,Matt ,Nandy ,ecky,byeck and everyone
Happy New Year everyone
MrsN - good to hear from you - sounds like you have had a busy time
Franny good luck
not sure if I will get out today for a run, though saying that I could do with a bit of headspace
I don't really make resolutions....so none for me
Happy New Year everybody!
Franny - Good Luck!
Mrs Noel - Good to have you back. Busy time for you.
MC - Hope you get a run today.
Chili - Glad you got a run yesterday.
Did a fairly quick (for me) 6 miler this morning. Now doing schoolwork. Boys have gone swimming training with hubby and daughter has a temperature and is in bed.
New years resolutions:
1.Enjoy running when I can and not get depressed when I can't.
2. Stay below a certain weight......coz I can run faster when I'm lighter...
Bit boring but I can't think of anything else which is achievable!
Looking forward to our New Year's dinner. We are having salmon...
Have a lovely day folks.
Nice to here from you Mrs Noel Sounds like you have been very busy.
MC Hope you get out your run later.
Jude Well done on your quick 6 miles. Good resolution to keep you motivated so nothing boring about that at all.
I am back from my Promathon 1st race of 2014. 400 runners took part. Not got official time as yet but my Garmin says 32.11 which I am very pleased with as I predicted 35 mins. Was perfect running conditions for it.
My resolutions erm not really got any but just to e healthy with no injuries and to get PBs in my HM distance and 10k Distance so a sub 1.50 half and a sub 50 10k
Hope everyone had a good time last night if they were partying. We are off to the In laws for New Years Dinner.
Have a nice day everyone.
Happy New Year all !!!
Mine is to make sure I make time to run - weather is never a problem I love wet, mud etc etc - just work got in the way last year So this year my challenge is get the balance right ...............
work has been getting in my way too lately! I am going to have to get the balance right too, as I get cranky when I am stressed at work and don't get my running done!
Afternoon & happy new year.
Franny well done for your flying start to the new year- those legs are speedy.
Day off today from running as it is miserable & windy down here.1 st day off since Boxing Day.
Jude well done on your 6 miler.
Mrs Noël you have been busy.When is the big day?
Chili-thanks for starting the thread.
MC- I don't make resolutions as I would only break them!
Franny - well done! That is a super time! Wish I could run one 8 minute mile.
Hey, that could be a goal for me this year... one 8 minute mile!!
Does anybody remember the challenges we use to have when Spartak was with us? I ran my best 5Km time while doing one of those. Perhaps we could have a New Year mile challenge and aim for an average time. (A time we could achieve as a group average.) Anybody fancy it? Esp. for the non- club runners it would be nice to have a goal. Just an idea!!
Hi Tracey! Welcome! Yeh, work gets in the way, doesn't it?
AF - Enjoy your rest day!
I wasn't on the thread in the Spartak times - how does the challenge work? I am still very slow, but am getting close to 12min miles now. Might be fun to do a warm up, run a mile without any walks and see what time I get though
MC - We may need your help as the mathematician! But we could all give ourselves a goal time, add them all up and divide by the number of people taking part. Then give ourselves a week to do a time trial for the mile. At the end of the week add our times together and see if we have beaten our goal average.... Or something like that!
ok, good idea. My goal time would be 12 mins.
My goal time is 8:30.
(Nobody has to take part in the challenge!)
Shall we say the deadline for running your mile is January 7th?
ok, that gives us a week!
Sounds a good idea Jude. Now not sure what my goal would be. My average time is usually about 8.30 when going for a leasurely run & my best ever mile is 6.37. So I will go for 7.30 as I run mainly off road. If I get a chance of a road go will aim for 7.00.
Do find with old age going too fast a bit hard work!! Scarily it's my big 50 on the 26th Feb....urgh,
Franny-We've booked our trip to Edinburgh. Staying at Hotel Indigo which is in the centre. Going up on the 26th and returning on 29th so hopefully a morning run on the 27th or 27th!! + of course some restaurant tips!!
Hi Everyone! Great to see you that you found the new thread. Big welcomes to Mrs N and Tracey.
A fast 1 mile? That sounds like a good challenge. Ummm, will have a think about what my time should be when I've had a bit more sleep.
We have been on holiday at my parents house in the North East. It's been a lovely time and I am so thrilled to spend time with my brother and family whom we haven't seen for 18mths cos of my brother's illness. He has bi-polar and the family is a bit disorganised. They didn't tell us that their children were all sick on Monday. And all four of my girlies now have a tummy bug. It made for a very slow journey back home down the A1 this afternoon. But we are now safely home.
I haven't set any real goals for this year cos I'm trying to manage my own expectations and wait until after my op in Feb. However, I would really like to do the Thames Meander Marathon again and break 4hrs 30 mins.
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