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27/01/2008 at 17:26
How did you get on at the Canterbury 10 bo-bo? 
27/01/2008 at 17:44

A good, comfortable run  - though I swear the second up-lation (out of Bekesbourne) gets longer every year! The weather was a big encouragement - a bright sun but with a teasing chill to encourage momentum afforded some fantastic views of the Kent countryside. Turning back toward the city at 9 miles the Cathedral was bathed in a shaft of sunlight in the valley below - I was clearly distracted as I managed a 7.41 mile. Don't think I've ever run that fast before! Jnr suggests I try running a little further than 1 mile at the new pace and lunch wouldn't become dinner   According to local radio there were 1000 runners - not sure that many - but it certainly felt like a sprint in the first mile everyone wanting to get to the NDW footpath first!

Ran 1.29.50 (garmin) didn't come first, but didn't come last either! (or Jnr wouldn't be talking to me!!)

27/01/2008 at 18:40

Well done Bo Bo, sounds like a great morning out. I avoided the run becasue of my calf. I ran my normal route and I felt it from 6 miles on so I think that I made the right choice. I am now going to leave the running until next weekend when I am really looking forward to spending saturday morning running off a hangover.

PSC would appear to have had a good time in the white stuff, lucky bu**er

27/01/2008 at 20:22
look on the bright side Cliff - the more you drink the longer anethesized (sp?) you will be. Hope the calf improves.
27/01/2008 at 21:53

Thoroughly enjoyed the run today, felt as if I did my best run ever, probably down to Mark and his Thursday speed session. I took nearly 3 mins off personal best with a clock time of 1h34m25 and 8 minutes off last year's time.

I clocked the third mile at just over 7 minutes and I have never run at that kind of speed in my life. Mind you, I think Bo Bo gave me the golden secret at the end; try to keep constant energy, not constant pace. Until today I have fixed a pace I wanted to run at and tried to keep to that, uphill and down dale, But today I just let myself go downhill at whatever speed felt comfortable

PSC    pirate
27/01/2008 at 22:29

Well done both of you, PBs all round by the sounds of it!

I'm back in UK. What a joy having a few days on the slopes. also got some running in
28/01/2008 at 09:32

well done CB and bo-bo sounds like you both had good runs.

Managed to sneak into the Saturday morning Girlie run which was 12.4 miles and ran over so a good 19 miles in fantastic weather conditions lovely.  We both had a run free day yesterday and enjoyed a nice long walk with the dog and put our feet up.

See you all next Saturday

29/01/2008 at 19:45

so comon then who is definitely coming out to play on Saturday ? 

I have it on good authority weve got SNOW forecast for the weekend (did you bring it back with you PSC)perfect weather for a little trip around the Island

 PSC  Im definitely gonna do the Ashford Duathlon and the current Mrs F is up for a spot of marshalling.  I will send in my race entry later this week.  If you can just let us know where Sharon is needed

29/01/2008 at 19:53

evening - just in and I'm meant to be on route to the kitchen ....

I'm definitely building snow men on Saturday - hat, gloves and tennis rackets (who needs snow shoes!) at the ready Are we meeting at the same place at 8am?

PSC    pirate
29/01/2008 at 19:57


if you guys need rescuing, I've got snow tyres on the car We could have done with some fresh snow in the alps, it was a little patchy/worn (although absolutely brilliant fun)! Perhaps my snow dance worked, just a little delayed

Edited: 29/01/2008 at 19:57
29/01/2008 at 21:29
My weather forecast is showing a 60mph wind and driving rain. Not really, it says mainly sunny and only 20% chance of rain.
PSC    pirate
29/01/2008 at 21:34

yes 20% chance of rain would be about right CB....... trouble is there is 80% chance of snow!!!  The sun will be shining brightly (above the 10/10 cloud cover), and there will be a howling gale ...... Sounds like a bl00dy good Thanet Training run to me   

For a fee I could set up "pit stops" selling Warm Coffee, Mulled wine, Hot Soup, Bacon Sarnies....... do you think there would be any takers?

29/01/2008 at 22:21

bo-bo as your the first one to confirm your attendance you can choose the meeting place and time  It had been suggested we meet at the Granville at 8.00 am but the choice is yours ?

30/01/2008 at 07:12
Granville at 8.00am is fine by me - think I still have the directions in the glove box, I will obviously  need a ladies stop in the first 2 miles,  will the Viking facilities be up to it!!!
30/01/2008 at 07:50

I will be there....................................I hope!!!

Don't you think that adverse weather adds something to a run, admittedly not one over four hours, but a normal training run? I quite look forward to the extremes of weather to test my resolve and inner strength, as well as making that beer on return even more enjoyable.

30/01/2008 at 08:46

exactly Cliff bring it on

 Bo-bo my house is only 2 minutes from the Granville so if you need a "pit stop" we can drop in there before setting out.

30/01/2008 at 09:50


I have two problems for Saturday but I still hope to make it. I went to the station today to get my railt ticket as our ticket office is closed on Saturdays and was told that there are engineering works between Faversham and Herne Bay and a bus replacement will be operating, which always adds time to the journey. I will investigate further. Secondly, where is the Granville? My knowledge of Ramsgate is not very good.

30/01/2008 at 13:26
Apparently the time I reckoned to get there at 07.44 is the time including the bus replacement so that is alright then. I seem to have found the Granville on a map. How far is it from Ramsgate station? Or is Dumpton Park closer?
30/01/2008 at 13:26

Bill the Granville is the Cinema/Theatre which is located on top of the East cliff overlooking the sea and is just before the turnaround point in the Thanet Half.  I would take you about 15mins to walk there from the station however, depending on time I could possibly pick you up from the station, about a 5 minute drive from my house, drop the car back at home and jog the 2 mins to the Granville. 

Sam is also planning to join us. She thought it was about time she did some training for the overnighter

30/01/2008 at 13:47


My train is due in at 07.44.

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