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05/01/2013 at 13:02

Good turnout for the first"JC" run, tough route, next time we run it, it should be a little quicker, a few of us still suffering from "man flu".

UB- I've downloaded the Garmin plug in but stumped now!!

05/01/2013 at 13:16
J8/GBM/FOAR/SARQ/RC - Thanks for the run today. That was tough! Really struggling for breath on everything flat or uphill. Can't wait to shake off the lurgy..

J8 - I'll give you a bell..
05/01/2013 at 15:44

Thanks to all for the run! A lack of fitness, being overweight and feeling a bit rough made that an extremely difficult run. Tough route!! Plus my back, bum and hamstrings tightened up as they do when i'm knackered and so i had to shuffle the last 8 miles back to Rose Hill. The last 8 miles took me 1 hour 37 mins. Oh dear! 


An early contender for 'Worst description of a route in 2013' goes to Jonah8 for "Once we get up this hill (Werneth Low) its downhill all the way back to Rose Hill!" 

05/01/2013 at 19:02
Great run this morning 19.2miles. And we only took 1 wrong turn courtesy of jonahs navigation skills. 7.58mm. Jonah I've got it on fetch so you can have a look at the route. The extra bit through glossop looks about 3 miles further.
Jonah must have lost around 1/2 stone in sweat.
06/01/2013 at 12:31

JS - really sorry but M's mum has reminded us that we promised to go and watch his niece in a panto at the Carver Theatre next Saturday evening and she has bought us tickets so we will have to miss the Trotters do. We will still call in for a drink after the panto though. Please pass on our apologies to Jenny - I know how annoying it is when you are trying to organise something and people say they will come and then give backword.


06/01/2013 at 20:14

SW - No Probs, thanks for letting me know, I'll pass the message on to Jenny. See you after the panto.

07/01/2013 at 09:40

SARQ - I have found the garmin lead and also a serial to usb i will drop both of at yours thurs evening if that is ok?

07/01/2013 at 15:09

Sneaky park run result by BHB at the weekend. Maybe he is not such a Has Been. Might have to start getting worried about 4-Villages.

07/01/2013 at 18:26

Daz's BG - 17th/18th May

if anybody would like to offer their services, please PM me your email address


(P.S. even if you don't think you'll be fit enough for hill support, you can still be useful, as I'm looking for road supporters also  )

07/01/2013 at 21:18

After another thrilling installment of clarister and SARQs "where should I leave my Garmin", I don't think my post can compare.  Fifty shades of beige.

I've been doing some decent training recently and the parkrun JMC refers to was the middle of a long overall not too bad.  May try another parkrun this weekend but this time without running there first, although feeling a bit grotty today so see how that goes. 

Any predictions for 4 Villages?  I'll go for somewhere between 1:17 and 1:20.  It will be my first proper race for months, so won't know what shape until I start.  I think I am more likely to beat PPP than JMC though.

BHB - 1:18:xx

08/01/2013 at 00:03

BHB-what WAVA will that get you?, that's assuming that you get the time . At the moment i'll be pleased with anything under 1.40 as i've not run fast beyond 7 miles the last 12 months. It as good to see some of the good runners at the track tonight, Eric and GBM came along later.

08/01/2013 at 09:13

Yorkshire marathon in York in October. Should be flat.

08/01/2013 at 09:45

LOL BHB - it really is thrilling isnt it

I seem to have obtained an entry for 4 Villages..eeek!

08/01/2013 at 09:51
BHB - That is very impressive!

However, members of the jury, cast your minds back to the famous detective Columbo, this is an exact transcript of a conversation he had with BHB;

"Er pardon me though sir, just one more thing?"

"What is it inspector, I really must start my midweek tempo run!"

"Sorry sir, this won't take but just a few moments of your time. But I was wondering, how long was the "long run?"

"What do you mean inspector?"

"It's er, dectective. You said the er, Park Run was in the middle of a long run didn't you?"

"Yes Detective, but I really must be.."

"...Anyways, it seems to me that you can't have been back in time to commit the crime if you did a long run. The park run begins at nine, doesn't it?"

"Yes detective, that is correct, what is all this about?"

"Just bear with me here please, it's a small thing, I am no marathon runner, you guys must be nuts, I can hardly walk around the block these days! But a good buddy of mine, Alberto, he's run a few marathons and he told me that a long run is anything over say 15 or 16 miles, seems crazy to me but would you agree?"

"What are you getting at detective?"

"Well it seems that looking at you training log you registered about 10 miles that day, 3.5 before the race and 3.5 after? Is that right?"

"I don't see where all this is leading detective"

"Sorry sir, I know this is going round in circles, er, so to speak. But even at easy pace, 3 miles after the race, you could have back before 10 which is around the time the neighbour reported seeing an ageing athlete with a limping gait, making off with her valuable collection of porcelain dogs. You said you did a long run which would have meant you were back much later. Would you like to help me out here sir? I can't see how 10 miles is a long run? Maybe you could explain sir?"
Edited: 08/01/2013 at 09:52
08/01/2013 at 10:37

PPP - I'm going to give up counting the days and weeks until Season 3 of Homeland. Can't wait for the next installment of Colombo in Stockport now....

08/01/2013 at 12:09

And that was from a teacher on his 2nd day back, when in theory he should be snowed under!

Perhaps BHB really is flying!

08/01/2013 at 12:53

PPP, how do you find the time?

BHB has been training for months to make sure he's gives me a good kicking at 4 villages, with the added bonus of taking PPP's and possibly JMC's scalp. There's no excuses if he doesn't.
I'm way off last years fitness, so 4V is a good benchmark to see where I'm at (I won't be using it as a training run). I reckon I'll be around 1.23, anything better I'll be pleased, if it's worse then it will be a sh*t run from myself. I'll do the no watch thingy so at the 10 mile point I'll know how it's going.

BHB 1:18:xx
SARQ 1:23:xx

08/01/2013 at 13:19

Are you stalking me Inspector Plod?  I thought I saw some scruffy looking man in a flashers mac watching me.  I'm glad you felt concerned enough to check me out on Fetch.  Am I doing enough tempo runs, are they too slow or too fast etc....

How did I manage to make it a long run when I was back home soon after 10?  Well, I met ES after the parkrun and I did a few miles on his magic treadmill before leaving.  And how many miles are required for it to be a long run, for a non marathon runner?  (I did a 16 mile run the day after, and I would call that extra long!)

I will see how I go at 4V and if I do OK may do a marathon anyway, but as you have pointed out my toe is giving me some jip so don't want to overdo things at my age.

Anyone else going to post an expected 4V time?  Is there a vets team prize? Could we get it?  4V attracts some top runners so maybe a long shot.

08/01/2013 at 13:31

And JMC, he's an art teacher.  "Here's a bunch of flowers now go away and draw it" - how hard can that be?

BHB 1:18:xx
SARQ 1:23:xx

08/01/2013 at 13:31


Sun 13 Jan - Manchester Area XC - Boggart Hole - RB, PPP, BB 
Sun 13 Jan - Lamb's Longer Leg FR (Hayfield) - Daz 
Sat 19 Jan - The Hebden - Daz 
Sun 20 Jan - 4 Villages Half - GBM, SARQ, Poacher, BB, PPP, BT, RC, Jonah8, JMC, FOAR, TB, RB, BHB 
Sat 26 Jan - Northern XC champs - NI 
Sat 26 Jan - Kinder Trial - Daz
Sun 10 Feb- Manchester Area XC - Woodbank - BB, NI, RB 
Sun 17 Feb - Wrexham Village Bakery Half - Daz, BB, mort, GBM, RB, ES 
Sat 23 Feb - National XC champs - NI, RB 
Sun 03 Mar - High Legh 10k - RB, BB 
Sat 09 Mar - Grindleford Gallop - ES, GBM, BB, Jonah, FOAR, TB, MH 
Sat 09 Mar - Haworth Hobble - Daz 
Sat 09 Mar - Dambuster Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ 
Sun 10 Mar - Trafford 10k – NI
Sun 10 Mar - Cambridge Half - RC 
Sun 17 Mar - Oulton Park Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ 
Sun 24 Mar - Wilmslow Half Marathon - BB, NI, FOAR, RB, BHB 
Mon 15 Apr - Boston Marathon - Jonah, FOAR, BB 
Sun 21 Apr - London Marathon - GBM, FOAR, MH, RB, RC 
Sun 28 Apr - Manchester Marathon - ES, Jonah, mort 
Sun 05 May - Richmond Park Marathon - NI
Sun 12 May - Chester Half - Mttb
Fri/Sat 17/18 May - Daz's BG
Sat 01 Jun - Notts world qualifier Tri - SARQ
Sun 29 Sep - Berlin Marathon -Mttb


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