Not been on the threads for a while. Hope all training going well. I am tempted to enter Bullock Smithy again this year as really need a target. Do you think it's possible to run the BS after not running much for past 6 months (but did it last year so hopefully muscle memory is still intact), and train for it over the next 6 months?
I put a fair amount of training in last year but not too horrid training, and am thinking I could get away with a 6 month plan. I would like to think that as I know the route now and wouldn't have to recce it, I could get away with less long runs. What would you experienced BS say?
CC - I think you would really need to be very focussed and disciplined due to not having done any significant mileage over the last 6 months. What if we have a great summer? Think about all those BBQs and drinks....... fat chance of a great summer though!
JMC - I have a solution to your problem! I've changed my mind more times than I care to remember about Grindleford but my decision is now finally made - I can't lose 8 hours of my weekend due to Grindleford. It's a pity but work and family has to come first. You are more than welcome to my number. It's collect on the day so just give my name. Alternatively if you would prefer to email the organisers to let them know of the change I can always verify if they need me to.
TB - last time i did gg there was a field start with a 100 yd dash to a ditch with a ricity old bridge or did you just good into the ditch?
ES-i know you've cut down your training, but 8 hours to get round is ridiculous
TST- i think i was going that fast, i probably flew over it, but i do think you mean the pack horse bridge at the end of the first path, where you turn right.onto the road.
JMC-did you know there are 135 people on the stand by list and you have a golden opportunity to do one of the most popular races of the year, still not sure you'd beat Eric's time.
Anyone running in a SH vest?
CC--6 months is plenty of time to get in shape! Now stop poncing about and get out running!!
TST--Your description of the start of Grindleford is correct.
CC- After last years performance it won't be a problem for you, like GBM said get out there and do some running.
Yes, you are all right. I need to stop talking and get out there and run! Plus you can enter on the day, so may do that!
Talking of swapping numbers, I can't now do the Edale Skyline. If anyone fancies a go and has got the necessary experience the organisers are asking for, then I can arrange a formal swap via the SI Entries website.
I'll see a few of you on Saturday at Grindleford
Grindleford-weather warning-received an e-mail this morning from the organisers, expect sleet and snow over the tops, full body weather proof clothing required (FRA). looking at the weather reports, it's getting worse, the longer the day goes on.
PPP-you should have no problems doing ES, but you can get lost, especially if the mist is down, and don't rely on following somebody else.
Thanks all. I am going to train well over next few months, see how that go's then enter BS just before or on the day.
Good luck to Grindleford runners for tomorrow. Shame weather isn't going to be like last weekend, but may make it more of an adventure.
GBM J8 thanks for the run Wednesday, sorry I rushed off had to go and find food fast.
Good luck to all those doing Grindleford this weekend, sounds like it may be a character building event.
Good luck to all others racing.
I've sorted all my Grindleford stuff! I think i may have overpacked!
Good luck to all runners and racers this weekend!
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