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12/05/2013 at 10:40

You'll have plenty of running to do next weekend B2B!!!!

Oh well can't be bothered to type my run out again so will copy and paste straight from FaceBook!

With wind dropping slightly and the rain stopped, I headed out towards Point Clear, the bulk of which is off road and at 5.30, the perfect time to see the wildlife. 5 miles and two ducks later, I arrived at Point Clear Nature Reserve where I was privileged to see a herd of black and white frisien cows (although there was a pure white and black one, surely one of natures anomalies). The journey back took just 4 miles cutting out a loop and of course I saw the mad old lady who insists on pretending to run beside me, cackling like one of Macbeths witches

12/05/2013 at 14:28

10k for me today in the sun

Felt Really good feeling pretty strong.

I shall update my miles in a bit as I have a new phone and can't seem to work out the copy and paste just yet! 

Think I'm over 250 miles now but I shall check later


Happy Sunday folks! 

ah Here we go. ...

2013 - 252.65 

Milo miles - 11.7

Edited: 12/05/2013 at 14:32
12/05/2013 at 15:58

Hello all!

that route sounds nice Grendel, it's not easy bird spotting and running, the breathing and the plodding can scare em off.......least that's what I've found (trying to run lighter these days)

went out for an easy 3m in my old trusty shoes yesterday, went.....ok-ish.

so I decided to run the Black Death hill race after all and it was fab!  My sister and I finished it in 2hr20.  It was such a friendly race, really well run, with loads of marshals and loads of hideous hills.  Family are now alluding to my 'injury' as my psychogenic toe, weirdly, it seems to be ok.....

Happy days

12/05/2013 at 20:25

Well done Gammineez - sounds horrendous!!!! - great going.

13/05/2013 at 07:36

Hi all,

been out of touch for a couple of weeks, excuse been busy and a long weekend away.

Did my half marathon on Saturday around Loch Leven at Kinross. Having run a 1:59 in training I was hoping to get it down to 1:55 but actually did it in 1:52 and a few seconds (still waiting for official times to be posted) so I was well pleased. A cool day and breezy with the last 2 miles in to a headwind, Got a Ron Hill running top as reward. 

My last half marathon was 20 years ago when I ran 1:42, so a 10 minute drop in 20 years feels acceptable, as well as something to aim for.

Not sure what I will do next. I will probably ease the mileage down to a couple of 5 mile runs a week, now that I can finally get out on to the mountains. I plan to do a few overnight camps and tick off some of the big Cairngorm summits this Summer. I also want to get back out on the bike which I have been neglecting.

What I don't want to do is lose all the running fitness I have gained, so I might just do a couple of 10k races over Summer.

2013 - 171 miles

13/05/2013 at 09:08

well done Gammineez! I love the hilly stuff! How long was it?

HRHB - Well done! That time is amazing as a return time! Quicker than me at the mo!  You could always aim for another half, you already have the training why not use it?

13/05/2013 at 12:03

hello all!

 Yes, we'll done HRHB, you've got to be chuffed with that time!

 Thanks Grendel and thanks B2B.... It was a 10mile route.  News just in, I came 295 out of 313, so I'm pleased with that as I wasn't going to run at all  

i do resemble the Tin Man today though!  

13/05/2013 at 14:39

Nice! Well done Gammineez 10 tough miles is a great achievement, if you got a medal you should hang a picture of it in here! 

13/05/2013 at 15:03

I got a skull shaped candle holder....classy!

13/05/2013 at 15:18

we have to get a picture of that!!! different from the standard tech top and medal

13/05/2013 at 18:42


 lol!  File neatly under category of 'things I never thought I'd have in my house'

13/05/2013 at 20:33

Sorry, my picture seems to have gone..... Imagine a tasteful skull votive...

i'll try again.....


13/05/2013 at 21:13

Gammineez - Sounds a fab race is there a web site for it I couldn't find one. The "medal" sounds weird but unusual !!

HRHB - Well done on the half !! Looked it up on the internet and it look a lovely race bit far from me but one day maybe if I ever get my own transport. Brilliant time after 20 years away from racing. I am planning a comeback half next March my last was in August 07 !! funnily enough it was my (now) home towns owns half. I ran it when we were up visiting. Those Cairngorm summits sound heaven

B2B- Rest for the rest of the week ? 

Grendel - Can imagine that old Lady running besides you - not the hells grannies from Monthy Python ? Lol !!

Just my usual 4 tonight had to force myself out the door and of course I got soaked was sunny first 2 miles then torrential rain.

2013 - 60.4 miles

Happy running folks and keep on keeping on !!

14/05/2013 at 08:55

3:30 - well kind of rest, got a 4 mile tonight, might rest or 3 tomorrow, 2 days rest then a little 50 on saturday race day!  

Just trying to keep my marbles and keep telling myself I can do it

14/05/2013 at 09:53

Hello all,

Grendel, I got overtaken by a man in a plush, pink pig suit on Sunday....better or worse than the grannies?  Better or worse than the Tellytubie or the man pushing a man in a bath who overtook me when I ran the Nottingham half?!  Hard to say   Mind you at least the gran didn't speed past you, soooo

3:30 I've put the link in for you, it's called the Black Death Run (Somerset) charmingly named because it runs through a hamlet wiped out by the plague 600 years ago

B2B you've put in the leg work for this race, you'll be grand and we're all routing for you

14/05/2013 at 11:03

Garmineez - I once took 10 miles to overtake a man dressed as the pink panther in the London Marathon, I ran 2:41 - he actually had a championship number on - so in those days must have been a sub 2:40 runner!!!

14/05/2013 at 11:28

just checked the weather for saturday....YES! 12 hours of solid rain wooooo!

14/05/2013 at 13:07

B2B -Sure you said but whats the name of the event ?

I fell exhausted just typing that let alone run it !!

14/05/2013 at 14:35

ha ha ha its the north downs way 50, hang on ill a link.....

14/05/2013 at 15:00

Have you got your kit all sorted B2B?

5 miles for me today slowish first 3 miles into the wind and then a two mile tempo run - ie with the wind behind. - speedwork tomorrow - may do the pyramid session or 20 times 1 minute. Watch this space.

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