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15/08/2007 at 08:53
30 years in IT!?, I wouldn't admit that too loudly Ian, I've only been in IT for 20.

I managed an hour long run yesterday around the hills of Durham and I'm really quite pleased about that.
15/08/2007 at 09:04

DD- well done on the run, that must be building up your confidence no end.

8 Aug 1977, I joined ICL as a graduate trainee. Another great british company that no longer exists.

15/08/2007 at 09:39
*coughs...this little princess wasnt born until may 1979*

hi got the same time as me according to the not all bad...

thank you once again for a thoroughly enjoyable run and great company/pacing...we should do it again some time...thats if you can stand it!
15/08/2007 at 10:29

well, obviously my mental age is rather less than my physical age

15/08/2007 at 11:34
Princess, I'm still smiling about the fact that I helped you to a 10k PB, I really enjoyed myself on Sunday I'm just worried that I'll not be able to keep up in future races!

Ian, I started my work in IT in March 1987 when I went to work for Digital in Reading and the rest, so they say, is history!

I'm definitely on a high after last night's run so far, touch wood, my Achilles is behaving itself an I'm planning a FLAT hour long run tomorrow evening if I get back from Leeds at a sensible time
15/08/2007 at 22:13
well...ok...why have i been looking at 15km race!!!!!!!

yes DD you got me curious about this blackpool thingee.........not that i want to step on your toes or anything....

*floats off to carry on looking at possible races.....
16/08/2007 at 19:46

Hi all

Glad to hear you are all going well, TS excepted

Come on TS, you know you can be patient. I know from my experience how hard it can be, especially when you seem to keep getting so far & then getting knocked back again.

Pleased you all had a good time at Darlo, shame I couldn't have been with you. Glad you got some banana cake this time Ian

Welcome to Ian Runner, it's going to be very confusing having 2 Ian R's

My recovery is still continuing patiently (TS), have got upto just under 6 mile. Still hopefully doing my 1st 5K next week.

17/08/2007 at 08:39
Hi Princess,

I would love to see you at Blackpool, the only problem is that it's the week before the Scarborough 10 mile so I don't know if you'd want to do both.

I didn't manage my run last night after having a 12 hour day at work (mostly in West Yorkshire) I just didn't have the motivation to get out, I'm doing it tonight instead now :-)
17/08/2007 at 22:06

will seriously consider it DD-the course at scarborough is actually quite off road and if its been raining not a good one to do as i lack proper feedback at times....also aiming for 8miles something by mid october is probably more realistic than aiming for for scarborough i am actually considering the fun run as an option  a gentle 2.5mile something or being a marshall on course.

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......decisions......but blackpool does appeal....and im owed a day so can have a long weekend with a saturday off.....are you really sure you wouldnt mind me heading to blackpool to be gently paced with great company to a new pb

20/08/2007 at 13:55
Go for it Princess, although 15k is nearly 10 miles (it's only 1 km off) we're staying at friends in Blackpool on the saturday night and the illuminations are on that weekend, which I have never seen, so it should be a great weekend.

I managed a 10 mile run yesterday, my right thigh is tight, but my Achilles seems to be holding up fine.
20/08/2007 at 15:12

DD- glad to see that you are on the mend.

I'm off running at present, it seems that i have a problem with the tendons in my left leg and physio has given me a stern "NO" to running for a bit. As I managed about 100yards on Friday, I'm hardly likely to disobey her

20/08/2007 at 15:36

OUCH Ian!!!!

you'd better rest as long as you need to. 

Look after yourself

22/08/2007 at 10:26

crock alert-

second physio visit yesterday, leg still feeling bruised from Saturday's visit. Much less painful this time and was allowed out for a couple of miles, with only minor discomfort, so I'll try a little further tonight and see how it goes.

22/08/2007 at 22:42

I know 15km is nearly 10miles but it isnt quite 10miles! (FEMALE LOGIC)

so if I look for a b&b for Saturday night but arrange to meet and do something...perhaps pasta with your friends too? (doesnt want to be stuck in blackpool on her own)....roughly where in blackpool do you friends live so I can hunt for a location nearby.....I have managed to book the Saturday off so I can travel in the mroning and relax in the afternoon....I haven't seen the illuminations since I was a kid so should be fun.

I did 8.5km run on treadmill yesterday in 65mins...I am definately not as quick on treadie but getting there...over the next few weeks I can notch it up a few km but the problem is that the treadmill time limit is 65mins so its stopping and then starting over so to speak..unless I can set the treadmill for the distance I want to cover.........mmmm play time I think......

off to Hull tomorrow tih marion to visit 'The Deep'....this afternoon was spent in the cinema watching harry potter and the order of the pheonix I am part way trhough the half blood prince book and not anywhere near the last one just yet so dont tell me!

 dd if you could email at some point it would be good...will send my entry off asap...worse case is i run 7.5km walk half km then run the rest......

28/08/2007 at 16:57

latest crock alert - leg was improving through last week, and started running gently. Broke down on the Town Moor and had to limp and hop home

Back to physio again this monring. Not running for the rest of the week to try and sort it.

Hope everyone else is faring better

13/09/2007 at 15:56

Hello quiet Northern peeps. What are you all up to ?

I've had 2 weeks off with bad hamstring, but been out for the last three nights, as allowed by the physio, so I am cautiously optimistic.

14/09/2007 at 11:27


 I can echo your progress - apart from running for the last three days

Highlight has been some days down in Bournemouth seeing my young nephews who live nearby, teaching them board surfing and knackering my knees even further running with them on soft sand - worth it though.


just run the 10k on the treadie in 65 minutes - sorted!!


good progress from you - I will be back!!

21/09/2007 at 18:22

Hi all

Thought I better get this thread going again

I have now officially joined a new club down here on the Wirral, Wallasey Athletic Club.

Did my 5K last month in a steady 21:19 & no ill effects. Have also done a couple of multi-terrain events & have extended my long runs upto 7.3 miles. Fingers crossed, the injuries are behind me again.

Hope everybody is well & training is going to plan

21/09/2007 at 18:32

Hi Baz

Good to hear from you, and that things are going well.

I'm sure there is a club in your area with green and white hoops like mine, in fact I thought it was the Wirral.

Hopefully my hamstring is sorted now, and I will be trying my first long run over the weekend to test it. I realised when I was out running  alittle earlier that Amsterdam marathon is a month today, eek !

06/10/2007 at 11:56


Wirall AC run in a white vest with 2 green hoops, so not quite the same as yours. My new club run in a red vest. Hope the hamstring is ok & that you will be fine for Amsterdam

Have continued to improve, upto 8 miles now & did another of the 5K seaside runs in exactly 20 minutes this time, so definitely getting better.

On a non running note, I have got some good news for you all. Me & Suzanne are getting married, in May next year.

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