Anyone up for it?
ET I'd not thought of it in turns of the number of games. Potentially extra cup games as well.
I wonder if Concord will suffer for numbers after Hillsborough starts. How does Endcliffe work with 400odd runners. I don't think it had broken 200 the last time I did it but the start was still pretty crowded.
Norfolk Park has nice wide paths. That could cope with a fair few runners. It could also start uphill to spread the field out further.
I wonder why parkrun won't put any new events on between June and September. I would have thought the warmer (in theory) weather would have been good encouragement for people to get out and run.
How many people are you expecting for the first Hillsborough run? 100 or so do you reckon?
Right then crowding is my excuse for not breaking 15 minutes...
Afternoon - I would expect a good turnout at the 1st HPR Gaz. There were 120 or so at the first Graves parkrun - can remember the 1st Endcliffe runs with about 40-50 runners?
Norfolk park would be a tough one (hilly even by Graves standards) and parking is not great but there is a nice centre with toilets and cafe etc.
A nice couple of 7.5m runs for me this week - this morning on the fresh, crips snow was nice. Not too fast but am building up slowly. Gutted that the inter club XC has been cancelled on Sunday - was going to go to that.
Lost 5lb at fat club last week and hope for the same this week
Norfolk and Graves Parks were where running started for me. First ever run took me up the hill from work into Norfolk Park. I needed a rest at the first bench we got to while my friends went on and did a lap.
I remember the trial run of Hallam parkrun where I think there was 15 of us. I got a top 10 finish in one of the first proper Endcliffe parkruns.
Didds are you buidling up to do SIGISHM2K13 or just building up in general?
I'm doing regular 20-30 min runs at the moment. My legs don't seem to be complaining too much. I'm looking forward to finding a bit of pace though.
Strange how things change...
Week on Tuesday I entered Yorkshire mara. The plan was do the races I've got lined up into March, then concentrate on short fast races. Try to get faster upto July, then hit the marathon training.
Then, two days later, I pulled up on a Brass Monkey speed sesh. Weird gut pain. Had it before. It hadn't shifted after a week.
Problem(?) was that this time something made me google rather than let it pass. Seeing as I'm always telling people to go to the Docs instead of putting it off, I figured I'd not be a hypocrite....... But I figured I was putting 2 & 2 together to get 5.
Turns out the Doc figured I was getting 4. Now got a referral for a suspected bilateral hernia. If confirmed.... surgery
Guess that means an indeterminate time to being fit to run properly Just hope it's sorted to be able to train enough to enjoy the mara at York.
Glad in a way that Brass Monkey was cancelled - I didn't have to make the decision whether to run or not.
Nah. Guess it's been there a few years, just flares up. I think it got a nudge new years eve/day. I had a long very muddy and hilly club run and a totally new 30min DVD exercise session, including lunges squats etc.
I'm now 100% that this was the gut pain that pulled me up at 18 miles at White Peak, 2 years ago. OK I went out too fast. But it was this pain, only more intense, that stopped me. I just put it down to the wrong reason.
Speed session felt wrong from the start. I set off saying "this isn't good, starting with a stitch" I soon realised it was the wrong position to be a stitch.
Tough break that Garry, its similar to what I had a few years ago but I only had it on one side. Didn't cause me any problems with running though prior to the operation.
Just read this:
This type of hernia is commonly a congenital condition found in children and also associated with age and straining in elderly men.
Not much hope for either of us
TBH I'm pissed with missing BM (which I would have done anyway) and I'll probably skip Belvoir and Grindleford, both of which I've paid for. Which'll always grate with a Yorkshireman
But if confirmed it'll answer a few questions. It's curtailed training a few times. I'm looking forward to getting it sorted and coming back faster.
Hope it gets sorted quickly GN. Will you be able to transfer any of the entries for the races you've entered and get money back for them?
Only got 3 advance booked.1, Belvoir2, Grindleford3, Yorkshire marathonI think theres a lass at Kimmy I can pass the Belvoir number to. I believe I owe her one as I think she's picked up my shirt from Brass Monkey (everyone gets one as it was cancelled) Grindleford. I might be able to get a taker. Theres plenty of Striders. (I not only entered the race, but also paid for the T shirt!)YM – keeping that as a target.
Wow! I really didn't think this thread was still going but just thought I would check on the off chance!
GN - sorry to hear about the suspected hernia, hope you get confirmation from the doc soon and you're on the road to recovery soon, with or without surgery.
Giro - good luck for the 1st Hillsborough Parkrun! Can't be there for this one but will get over at somepoint. I am sure it will be well supported.
Hey up McStu
Hillsborough parkrun has it's very own webpage. I think the sting in the tail is another reason I won't be under 15 minutes.
Building back up here. 30 mins of running is appearing to be more comfortable. My back has stopped grumbling. All I need now is to be able to run uphill again and I'll be set.
Ey up Baz. Glad to hear you're getting back into it, were you out long? When it starts to thaw out we'llhave to think about getting together for a bike ride.
Most of last year. A combination of not being bothered and a long commute sapping any energy I may have had by the time I got home. A new job has solved the commute issue so things are getting better. I'm targetting SIGISHM2K13 and having vague thoughts of heading to Dublin in October to keep my sequence of running the Dublin Marathon every three years.
Dublin is by no means definite yet though.
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