Edinburgh Marathon

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21/02/2013 at 22:36

I will look forward to the re-runs of the good life.

Cold - indeed. Hill run tonight. Very snowy above about 300m with some old drifts probably several metres thick still. Some bits rock hard and grippy, others not so good as the foot punches through. Great to getting more cold weather training in though! 

22/02/2013 at 12:55

Felecity Kendal or Blanka Vlasic?

I think Kendal might jkust get the nod there.

Yep very cold here again. Went out on my bike for the first time on Wednesday and lost all feeling in hands and feet. Gonna need some proper biking gear.

Last 3 Sundays have all been long runs for me and other than last Sunday there is only me that runs in shorts. Even though it was snowing on one of the days. This Sunday might see a return to tights though

Cant wait for the warmer weather to arrive

22/02/2013 at 13:14

Bloke in our group at the club runs in his shorts no matter what the weather...he gets very hot legs very quickly apparently...the rest of us were wrapped up against the cold and he's there tootling along in shorts

The LSR officially started for us again at the weekend...or rather Monday as it was Mr CS birthday on Sunday and we went to York for the day...brunch in Betty's followed by some mooching around and then off to the cinema in the evening to see Wreck-it Ralph via Krispy Kreme   Only problem is our usual LSR route is being affected by works on the canal...we have a figure of 8 thing going on which extends/shortens depending on the distance, it has been carefully planned to incorporate an emergency stop at the point an emergency stop may be required but the 2nd half now has a big chunk missing out of it  so some re-planning is in order.


24/02/2013 at 14:11
Happy birthday Mr CS
25/02/2013 at 20:33
Happy birthday Bru

Dave, Felicity Kendal, Blanka is too much for me to handle! And the warmer weather has arrived, landed at 0800 this morning and the Captain announced it was 24 degrees, only ran twice at home, I'm getting soft!
26/02/2013 at 09:12

Warmth that sounds nice. Only two days left here then new job next week.

If anyone wants to come along and do the Grindleford Gallop a couple of my neighbours in the village have places and cant do the race. Just let me know..............Go on you know you want to Saturday 9th March 10am.  You can walk it too if you dont fancy running.

Route Summary

Covering approximately 21 miles and 3000ft of ascent the course takes in the villages of Grindleford, Froggatt, Eyam, Great Longstone, Edensor and Baslow linking them together with paths, tracks and open moorland of the White Peak. Famous landmarks on the way round include the Riley Graves, Longstone moor, The Monsal trail and of course the stunning Chatsworth Park estate. The final high-level section along Baslow and Frogatt edges gives breath-taking offers of the surrounding peak district.

26/02/2013 at 14:15

New job mcs - Did I miss the announcement?

GG - I'm not sure. I like the distance but is the route obvious and well marshalled? Don't fancy getting lost on a training run again.

27/02/2013 at 01:31
Congrats on the new job mcs!
27/02/2013 at 11:48

You will like this and it made me smile I must admit. 

Went to track last night and was wearing a pair of racing shorts with a high split. There's not a lot of material to them but they are great. Anyway, there are some floodlit footy pitches in the middle of the track and every time I go round towards the end of the session some young hooligans start shouting 'Speedos' as they look like trunks (Unless they were shouting Peado? Don't know why they would) Anyway, as I go around on my final warm lap and most others are finished, they gather at the footy pitch fencing and start chanting 'speedos speedos speedos' So I gathered my shorts up and pulled all the material in to the carck of my arse with my arse cheeks on full display and chanted 'ass-ics ass-ics assics'

It made me smile and the lads cheered to be fair to them. All very amusing.

27/02/2013 at 13:22

27/02/2013 at 13:24

GG route is easy and there are loads of walkers who set off early doing the route too. As you would be at the front you wouldn't have a problem...........
Yep new job in printing again, thought I had escaped after 9 years out of it, did 20 years prior to that and an offer is an offer, its the only one I have had, having a five in my age means its tough out there getting reemployed. Thanks WR et al.

28/02/2013 at 22:22

Just checked mcs and I'm racing the Retford half on the 10th so its a no to the GG. Retford will be my first serious race since October - nervous!

01/03/2013 at 08:03

Good luck with the new job mcs.

And good luck with the mara training Caz. Although I see from FB that you've clocked up a fair few miles already.

Only 2 more hard weeks before the Paris taper although there's no LSR this week as have got Bath Half on Sunday. Fast course so will be interesting to see what sort of shape I'm in.

Have a good weekend all.

03/03/2013 at 16:33


03/03/2013 at 20:13

I see on FB a certain Eagle of the Gold colour has been showing the youngsters how it's done.  Well done hunny...you deffo need to rethink your marathon time though.

Oh no Dave... indeed...what have you done to yourself, or rather where has Darren stuck the pin the voodoo doll???

Roll back week for us this week...good job too as I was out with the girls last night...local casino do a "dine in style" promo...for £17.50 you get a drink on arrival, a 3 course meal & a £5 chip...I'm guessing they expect you to spend a load of your own money on the tables...obviously not met us...hahaha.  We spent the £5 chip and then went back to the pub we'd met up in.  May have had a little bit of wine *hic* so was in no fit state for anything longer than the hilly 7 we did today

03/03/2013 at 21:10

Can you dine in style for £17.50 Caz?

I stepped off a kerb and went over on my ankle. Ankle is OK but tweaked a hamstring and now very sore. I was only crossing the road to put my empty water bottle in a bin like a good boy. Should have just chucked it in the gutter 


03/03/2013 at 21:11

now making matters worse by comfort eating


03/03/2013 at 23:38
First, MCS, many congratulations

GE, what a fantastic time, I am in awe

Dave, there is no god, period! Hope the injury clears up quickly.
04/03/2013 at 21:44

Dave, hope the hamstring's not too bad. Hopefully you'll have recovered to still make Ashby.

Thanks Caz, Phil. Continued with my tried and tested pre-race routine of 3 pints in Bath on Saturday afternoon. Worked brilliantly. Not sure I've got the nerve to try it in Paris though. It was perfect race conditions, a bit on the cool side at the start but no wind. And there be may be quicker half marathon courses than Bath but I've never seen one. Knew I might be on for a decent time when I went over the timing mat at 10k in less than a minute outside my PB. Didn't look at the watch after 8 miles just concentrated on trying to maintain the pace. Even so I was totally amazed with the time and obviously well pleased. Now just need to get through the next 5 weeks to give Paris a good go.  

06/03/2013 at 11:33

Its an incredible result GE - Don't you just love running?

The healing vibes and good wishes have worked wonders. I went on the treadmill for 5 mins this morning to try and gauge the pain that the hammy was causing. Ended up with a 43:30 10k and no pain at all. So never mind Ashby I'll be running a half on Sunday.

Ashby might be a struggle though as I have foolishly entered the Yorkshire Vets XC on the day before - uh oh!

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