Warwickshire Runner

Anyone else as unorganised as me for GNR?

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14/06/2003 at 14:00

Thanks for the offer of help Mark, things turned out ok as I passed the Thermo test not quite with flying colours but nor far off!

What did you think to the organisation of this years 2 Castles? I was quite annoyed as I had to stand still and get my own water at the second drinks station and we didn't think much of the facilities at the start. I'm also annoyed as my official time is 1 hour 5 seconds, when I'm sure the clock on the car hadn't quite reached an hour when I crossed the line. Still all you fast people don't have worries like that!!

Runner Bean - I've got my aerobics exam tomorrow and am quite scared, so wish me luck! If I pass then I'm hoping to get a local class somewhere, so watch this space!

Please let me know if you having another run round Newbold Comyn or similar and don't mind an extra body tagging along. I need to get back into my training as September 21st is getting ever closer!!

19/06/2003 at 22:11
How do you fancy going for a run next Wednesday? If you're interested then email me. Which side of the park do you live? I'm on the north side in Chestnut Gardens, but I don't mind meeting anywhere. Perhaps at the club house of the golf course?

2 Castles was OK. We had friends in support with the bags and stuff so that was OK

Runner Bean - Can you make it as well?

23/06/2003 at 09:26

Liz - only just had time to visit the forum so I hope your exam went OK. Let me know when you are doing your first class and I'll bring along a bunch of hecklers (only joking).

Mark - injuries slowly progressing. Managed around 6 miles at 7:40 pace with only a little discomfort on Saturday so getting closer to normal. Wednesday run would be fine - we normally meet at the second car-park (by the kids playground area). We have a range of paces so you may want to do some hill intervals on the way round. I guess a time to set off will emerge over the next couple days.
24/06/2003 at 19:58
Going back to the GNR and accommodation!!
I always camp at the site on the seafront at South Shields right by the buses which take you to the start of the race in Newcastle (fare payable - about £2 from memory). The race ends about 1/4 mile from the campsite, it costs about £5 per night for a tent, there are loos on site, free car-parking and lots of other GNR-ers for a pre-race natter!! What could be more convenient? Also, my kids love the beach and fairground over the road, there are a few good pubs around and the metro into town just up the road. The only downsides are the clocktower bell chiming every hour through the night (bring earplugs) and traffic congestion leaving the area after the race (which is the same wherever you stay really). See you there?
24/06/2003 at 22:16

Sorry only just checked my emails. Unfortunately I can't make it tomorrow. How about another night or next week?

I passed my exam!! I taught my first class last week but it was only a cover class so I now need to try and set up something more regularly. I really enjoyed it, but was exhausted after teaching just the warm up. I need practise obviously!!

I've booked myself a room for the GNR in Durham in one of the halls of residence. Not as cheap as camping but not too bad. I just need to find out not about getting to the start and getting back from the finish. Plus some company would be good, so if anyone knows anyone staying in Durham, please let me know.
24/06/2003 at 22:43

hm... yeh i lonered it when i went.. there were buses from the council house (i think).. which was up the hill from the bus station a fair way.

no idea how they got there or why.. we just got on & no one asked any difficult questions ! !
28/06/2003 at 16:12
Again, it's taken me ages to look at the site again as my life has been manic, but I'm hoping to make it out for a run soon. Haven't been out since 2 castles. How bad is that! Runner Bean - Probably busy for the next 2 weeks, but I'll give you a call when I'm free next and arrange to meet up. Glad to hear the running is going well again!

Spoke to my mate who I did the 2 castles with and he said he wants to do the Windsor H/M so that will probably be my next challenge. Was out with friends last night and I was speaking to a lady from Kenilworth Runners as she was training for a H/M, but I think I persuaded into training for the FLM. I think she was nearly there but she just needed a bit of persuation!

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