Yup, done that.

At last

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28/08/2002 at 20:00
I did actually attend my local running club... and enjoyed it. Very friendly bunch. 3 mile cross country through the Forest of Dean. Dappled sunlight.
Yes, I think I'll go again.
28/08/2002 at 20:08
Sounds Magical Barkles, glad you enjoyed it and that they were a friendly crowd.
But what a difference Barkles from the start of the summer holidays - you must be pleased - how's the back holding out?
28/08/2002 at 21:56
In the words of the cliche - I'm taking a bit at a time. It's going to be ok, but taking longer than I expected, but quicker than the specialist suggested.
I get a bit frustrated to be honest, but I'll be back to my version of fitness by Christmas.
I'd have accepted this in July!
Trogs    pirate
28/08/2002 at 23:57
Good move Barkles - joining a club has helped no end with my running, I suspect if I hadn't, I would've ground to a halt by now.

Easy does it, Christmas isn't that far away you know :)
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
29/08/2002 at 08:17
That is great news Barkles. Hope it keeps going like this.
29/08/2002 at 09:16
Well done! I have been club running a couple of times and would love to run x country again, but down ere in Tooting, x country means going into a park!
29/08/2002 at 09:52
Good for you Barkles, that's bound to help your running. Glad you're back on your feet again too.
29/08/2002 at 10:02

Glad to hear you are a running man again.
Where abouts in the forest do you live/ run? I work in Gloucestershire and like visiting
Puzzle Wood
and the Sculpture trail, and keep meaning to get around to doing one of those
multi-terrain races held in the forest. What a beautiful place to run!

29/08/2002 at 10:41
Loads of great places to run. There are all the cycle paths. A good one runs from Cannop to parkend. As marathon build up I used to run from work in Cinderford, via Coleford to my house in Monmouth 17 miler with hellish hills.
The club has established a couple of measured tracks in conjunction with Adidas apparently. Don't know where tho'.
My kids love the sculpture trail.
29/08/2002 at 11:28
I'm lucky too, I've got the Malverns. These Thames valley forumites with their Busheys and
their Windsors don't know what theyare missing!
I've read of those Adidas tracks on the web, they are not v long tho. Not that I'd be wnating
to emulated your commute home!
Did you do the Gloucetershire 1/2 last year? That was my first ever race - fond memories (tho
not best place to learn lesson that it is NOT a good idea to drink tea just before running to release
your fatty acids!!)
Hope to see you in a local fixture once you are fully fit again.
29/08/2002 at 14:28
Glad you enjoyed the club experience Barkles and it's good to hear you're doing so well with your back.
29/08/2002 at 20:47

Hoping to be fit soon. Will enter some local events, and will advertise the fact beforehand, thus allowing considerable p*** taking.
See you on some local jaunt.
29/08/2002 at 21:33
I knew you would enjoy yourself. Lets hope more forumulite's??? follow your lead & join thier local club.
29/08/2002 at 23:09
Barkles, I've meant to go along to Shrewsbury AC but somehow never got round to it. This will give me a push.

Local hills are at Church Stretton - I did the Cardington Cracker there last year - or was it the year before - in early December - freezing cold and a climb of 2,800 feet in 9 and a half miles - it was the first real fell race I'd done, I can't remember the time but I came 172/208 and felt really pleased just to have finished. It's a really terrific race, I ran a long way with a bloke from Bridgwater - I couldn't believe he'd come so far. There's another great race around the Mortimer Forest at Ludlow - completely undersold...

29/08/2002 at 23:15
When I'm fit who knows.

Or who knows when I'll be fit?

Snoop? Comment surely due here
30/08/2002 at 00:10
Barkles - good on you - you can't beat a sociable club run (especially if it finishes in the pub.

SY3 - good to see a mention for the Mortimer's Forest 10 - I was running in the vicinity with the club (Ludlow Runners) earlier this evening - wonderful views all round you won't have seen them in December. Are you running the Radcliff fell race on Wednesday ? last of the summer series at Stretton.

Isn't it gret to have real hills to run on?
30/08/2002 at 13:31
Barkles what a lovely area you live in, went to Coleford last year for a 4 x 4 driving course stayed at Speech House Hotel, lovely 200 year old 4 poster bed, in my suite (perks of booking everything). Glad your back is improving and that you will soon be back to racing, bit of a diference from the dejected runner of a few months ago.
30/08/2002 at 16:59
Good to know you are coming back, the only time I've been running in the Forest of Dean was when some bastard tried to break into my car whilst I was having a family picnic.

Have you seen the 5 miler at at Celtic Manor on 29th September? Are you interested? I picked up details at the Greyhound in Llantrisant last Thursday, seemes to be more of a fun event with a little fundraising for Cancer Research. It's a possible for me after the Swansea 10k on 22nd.

22/09/2004 at 08:48
Any details on the MORTIMER FOREST MULTI-TERRAIN 10 MILE - could not find details on the web?
22/09/2004 at 09:01
[looks in, and pads out, confused]
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