northern social

anyone interested in a regular northeastern gathering?

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08/10/2007 at 21:20


many congratulations on your good news - 20 mins for 5K is really impressive!!

Seriously - every happiness for the future together to you both.

09/10/2007 at 09:53

Baz, wonderful news, both on the 5k time, but more importantly on your impending marriage.

My hamstring now seems fine and i was out for a 3 hour run at the weekend, which gives me some confidence for getting around Amsterdam OK, just not as quickly as I would have hoped. 

09/10/2007 at 10:35


good news on the hanstring front- are you trying for a BM place????

09/10/2007 at 11:05

TS, I hadn't thought about BM this time round, partly as I slept in and missed the last one I entered !

Also I'm off to run up and down (mostly up I think) the jungles of Cuba at around about the same time, so logistically could be difficult.

19/10/2007 at 18:40

I've just found out that we cannot take safety pins on a plane as hand luggage.

 It's going to be fun trying to pin my numbe ron in Amsterdam on Sunday isn't it!

How much of a threat can a safety pin be??

19/10/2007 at 18:43

Hi DD, oddly enough I've just taken abreak from packing my bag to see what the weather will be like.

I wouldn't worry about taking safety pins in hand luggage. I did when I went to Holland for a spring marathon, and I'll be taking them tomorrow. Worst that can happen is they take them off you !

20/10/2007 at 10:11

Thanks to everyone for the best wishes

I am probably a bit too late for this, but all the best to Ian for the marathon tomorrow. Hope the weather is ok & you get the time you're after.

21/10/2007 at 14:13

Hope DD and Ian have a fab race...sorry I couldnt be there to pace you DD!

So who is doing the Heaton 10km? Im considering venturing north for it....but if no northern friends are doing I might have to give it a miss.

Im doing well-taking a weekend off racing after a new 10mile pb last sunday!(1:47:03!)

23/10/2007 at 09:23

Back from Amsterdam. Very pleased with 3:29, hamstring felt good and I managed to run at pretty much an even pace throughout, picking up towards the end, which is a great feeling.

Weather was near pefect for distance running.

23/10/2007 at 09:24
PPB - many congratulations on your new pb, a wonderful achievement
23/10/2007 at 09:34

good one Ian,

I finished in 5:18 and my Achilles and knee have both been fine. I managed to run pretty steadily (just stopping at drinks stations) for the first 17.5 miles and then had to jog / walk to the end as my legs decided that they weren't going to move any further.

I was over the moon when I got to the stadium espescially as I managed to run into it

23/10/2007 at 16:55

DD -glad you got round OK and enjoyed it.

I had a look at my pictures on the website and half of them arent me, most odd !

I have just filled out an application for the White Peak marathon in Derbyshire for next May. Did it last year, and it was excellent. Off road, but all proper trails, conder paths and the like, very much a road shoe event.

Gibside a week on Sunday. Any Northern Socialers entered this event, which is always over subscribed ?

27/10/2007 at 15:29

DD & Ian - well done to you both on your marathon exploits

& a very impressive 10 mile PB for our princess

Ian - I am up north next weekend, so have entered Gibside. My first time, have always had various injuries / trips away in previous years. Although the other lads at the club have always reckoned I just didn't want to do the hilly course, having done races like the Derwentside 10 & Keswick half, something I have denied vigorously.

29/10/2007 at 15:43

spooky, I sent an entry to this thread and it hasn't turned up.

Baz, I shall look forward to seeing you on Sunday. It isn't for nothing that the race T-shirt tends to have the words "not flat " on it .

It is one of my all-time favourites though, and the last mile is very short

30/10/2007 at 10:25

OK any of you lot doing Town moor in Nov? Im sat looking at the form and debating!

I know I can certainly run the distance but dont want to be the only northern social one and obviously there is the transport issue to sort....


30/10/2007 at 11:13

Hi princess, I may well do the Town Moor 10k, but not sure.

I have just entered the Benidorm marathon later in the month and may need that Sunday for a long run in preparation, assuming my legs have recovered from Amsterdam.

This may not be the most sensible thing I've ever Done

30/10/2007 at 12:05

Ian-oh go on...I will bribe you with banana cake if I have to

I may text durham and see if he fancies being paced/pacing a princess (we seem to work quite well together as a team!)

 Ian we never expect you to be sensible...I have the Clowne Half Marathon rattling around in the race ideas bank which would be Nov a decent 10km plod wouldnt do any harm........

well best go sort out the bunny and then have a shower....stopping down at parentals at the moment with my bunny and friend Maz....we were tourists yesterday and had lunch in the oldest known pub in england which happens to be located in Nottm...the old trip to jeruselem (sp)....lovely pub grub too!

30/10/2007 at 13:12

Hi folks,

PPB, havent entered the town moor10 as I am returning to running after a 2 month layoff due to being busy at work, at the moment I am that snail.

The old trip to jerusalem, I remember visiting that pub a couple of years ago with some friends who live in Clipstone.

Hope everyone else is ok, well done on your marathon successes Ian and D.D.

Baz, late congratulations to you both on your engagement, hope your wedding goes well.

30/10/2007 at 15:56

Hmm, suppose I could do my long run on the Saturday and amble around the Town Moor on the Sunday.

be good if you can get DD to come, as you say, you ran well together at Darlo.

NS, glad you are getting back off the bench, and i hope that the return goes well.

Wonder how TS is, hope he is getting better, too.

Anyone heard from Rhino? I was just thinking about her as I sent off my application for the White Peak marathon for next May.

30/10/2007 at 20:19

woooooooooohooooooooooo! Party!!!!!!!!!

Many happy engagement congratulations Baz and Mrs Baz to be!

 It did very good food NS so should you end up there again-I can strongly recommend it!

Haven't texted DD yet...but a bit of royal charm and bribery might work

Still at Mummy and Daddy's and thoroughly chilled!I was definately ready for a break from work etc..and I haven't trained once!

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