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03/02/2013 at 23:02

yeah, Duddon Valley (Harter Fell in the middle) taken from White Pike
weather forecast was for it to get gradually worse as the day went on, but obviously the exact opposite occurred, resulting in some stupendous views in the late afternoon sunlight

oh, and late on just as I was getting back to the car, I saw an otter!

 Congrats to Eric on a fine run at Mickleden Straddle btw

Edited: 04/02/2013 at 23:58
05/02/2013 at 13:27

The thread looks like it's withering on the vine, shame really.

Meeting UB tomorrow at Rose Hill ,6 o'clock 10 miles all welcome.

05/02/2013 at 15:15
Anyone know if track is open?
05/02/2013 at 15:40

Race List

Sun 10 Feb- Manchester Area XC - Woodbank - BB, NI, RB
Sun 17 Feb - Wrexham Village Bakery Half - Daz, BB, mort, GBM, RB
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, Kwaka!
Sat 09 Mar - Haworth Hobble - Daz
Sat 09 Mar - Dambuster Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ
Sun 10 Mar - Trafford 10k – NI, BHB 
Sun 10 Mar - Cambridge Half - RC
Sun 17 Mar - Oulton Park Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ
Sun 17 Mar - Wolf's Pit FR (Shatton, nr Bamford) - Daz
Sun 24 Mar - Wilmslow Half Marathon - BB, NI, FOAR, RB, BHB, Kwaka!
Sun 24 Mar - Edale Skyline - Daz
Sat 30 March - Rivington Pike - ES
Sat 06 April - Pendle Hill - ES
Sun 14 Apr - Kinder Downfall - Daz
Mon 15 Apr - Boston Marathon - Jonah, FOAR, BB
Sun 21 Apr - London Marathon - GBM, FOAR, MH, RB, RC, Kwaka, ST, TB
Sun 28 Apr - Manchester Marathon - Jonah, mort, Kwaka, ST, UB
Sun 05 May - Richmond Park Marathon - NI
Wed 08 May - Rainow - ES, Daz
Sun 12 May - Chester Half - Mttb
Wed 15 May - Shining Tor - ES
Fri/Sat 17/18 May - Daz's BG - Daz, GBM, UB, PPP
Sun 19 May - Cardiff Ultra - NI
Sun 26 May - Bupa Great Manchester Run - ES, RC, BHB 
Wed 29 May - Kettleshulme - ES
Sat 01 Jun - Notts world qualifier Tri - SARQ
Sun 23 June - Kinder Trog - ES, NI 
Sat 29 Jun - Llandudno world qualifier Tri - SARQ
Tue 09 July thru Sat 13 July - Coast to Coast Run (140 miles) - ES
Sat 07 Sep - Bullock Smithy Hike - UB, GBM,Jonah, ES, FOAR
Sun 29 Sep - Berlin Marathon - Mttb
Sun 20 Oct - Yorkshire Marathon - UB, Jonah, RC

 

05/02/2013 at 16:38

J8-maybe, there's too much running and not enough banter

Had an e-mail from the 4V organisers, apparently there's 2,000 thermal mugs to hand out, from the thread, there's approx. 13 of us that entered, is there anyone else, as perhaps we could arrange for a bulk shipment to be dropped off.

05/02/2013 at 17:33

You are right J8, maybe it's just a lack of motivation or that we have lost the competitive spirit.  Racing and the banter that used to go with it seems to have gone.

I think this will be my last year of hard endurance training - it's a struggle for me motivation wise, and I am only carrying on 'cos I started and don't want to waste that effort.  I may even try some vets track distances next year as an alternative and max out at 5ks. 

05/02/2013 at 17:37
GBM- where are you? The thread is missing you!
05/02/2013 at 18:56

Sorry! Im sulking because my illness has taken a turn for the worse. I think i tried too hard at the track last night and i'm now paying the price. I will rest until the weekend and hopefully i will be up for a long-ish run then. I doubt i will get fit enough for a sub 3 at VLM but i aim to be as fit as i can by then and then start Bullock Smithy training. 

I could add loads more fell races to the race list as i plan a summer in the hills, but i will leave it until the spring marathons are out of the way or the list will be too long. 

Race List

Sun 10 Feb- Manchester Area XC - Woodbank - BB, NI, RB 
Sun 17 Feb - Wrexham Village Bakery Half - Daz, BB, mort, GBM, RB 
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, Kwaka!
Sat 09 Mar - Haworth Hobble - Daz 
Sat 09 Mar - Dambuster Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ 
Sun 10 Mar - Trafford 10k – NI, BHB 
Sun 10 Mar - Cambridge Half - RC 
Sun 17 Mar - Oulton Park Euro qualifier Duathlon - SARQ 
Sun 17 Mar - Wolf's Pit FR (Shatton, nr Bamford) - Daz
Sun 24 Mar - Wilmslow Half Marathon - BB, NI, FOAR, RB, BHB, Kwaka! 
Sun 24 Mar - Edale Skyline - Daz
Sat 30 March - Rivington Pike - ES 
Sat 06 April - Pendle Hill - ES 
Sun 14 Apr - Kinder Downfall - Daz 
Mon 15 Apr - Boston Marathon - Jonah, FOAR, BB 
Sun 21 Apr - London Marathon - GBM, FOAR, MH, RB, RC, Kwaka, ST, TB 
Sun 28 Apr - Manchester Marathon - Jonah, mort, Kwaka, ST, UB 
Sun 05 May - Richmond Park Marathon - NI 
Wed 08 May - Rainow - ES, Daz, GBM 
Sun 12 May - Chester Half - Mttb 
Wed 15 May - Shining Tor - ES, GBM 
Fri/Sat 17/18 May - Daz's BG - Daz, GBM, UB, PPP 
Sun 19 May - Cardiff Ultra - NI 
Sun 26 May - Bupa Great Manchester Run - ES, RC, BHB 
Wed 29 May - Kettleshulme - ES, GBM 
Sat 01 Jun - Notts world qualifier Tri - SARQ 
Sun 23 June - Kinder Trog - ES, NI, GBM 
Sat 29 Jun - Llandudno world qualifier Tri - SARQ 
Tue 09 July thru Sat 13 July - Coast to Coast Run (140 miles) - ES 
Sat 07 Sep - Bullock Smithy Hike - UB, GBM,Jonah, ES, FOAR 
Sun 29 Sep - Berlin Marathon - Mttb 
Sun 20 Oct - Yorkshire Marathon - UB, Jonah, RC

05/02/2013 at 19:11

Daz--Shatton!!!!  

05/02/2013 at 20:10

GBM - good to hear from you!!  Get better soon.

06/02/2013 at 00:09

yes, yes, yes - I knew somebody would have to mention that!

and obviously it had to be GBM

06/02/2013 at 10:12

Daz--Is there a factory in Shatton that makes pistons? 

06/02/2013 at 10:32

BHB-the charity AgeUK are looking for runners for the London Marathon

06/02/2013 at 12:20

Thought I'd liven this thread up with another garmin issue.

J8, I purchased a clip on Garmin 405 charger thingy that I thought doubled up to get the information off. However you apparently need another piece of kit. A wireless dongle thingy, stupid bloody watch.

06/02/2013 at 12:40
SARQ - do you mean the Garmin Ant+ stick?
Edited: 06/02/2013 at 12:40
06/02/2013 at 13:14

SARQ- i think Clairster's got one of those

06/02/2013 at 13:57

PPP, that must be it. I thought you could simply send wirelessly to your computer.

TB, oh yes I must update her on that one.

06/02/2013 at 14:19
SARQ - no, it is a bit annoying cos they are not cheap really.
06/02/2013 at 16:46

SARQ-hasn't that really nice man J8 got one, since you got it from him?

06/02/2013 at 18:35
J8 - I will talk sense for once. You mentioned this thread wasn't the same or something like that. My observations after looking back at the posts from years ago are as follows. Yes I'm a knob more than most but maybe my neutral observations may be of interest.

Its lacking the wit and humour of some old forumites like WITGB, Isaac and Kwaka and lacks activity from present forumites like Morticia, ES, Clairster and JS.

Age has probably crept up on you all and the fun side of your running with associated banter has been lost as you all struggle with achieving performances of the past. When someone does do well they seem to get shot down becauise of either jealously or something else.

Not sure how you get your good old days back. Maybe I should get involved more or maybe best to disappear for good.

Why don't you all arrange a big piss up and relaunch the thread?
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