Great North Run 2013

Come one, come all; everyone welcome on this year long build up to the GNR

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13/01/2013 at 20:33
Shieilsy - yes I like to beat the little man and if he gets too far ahead well then it's time to give up and wait for the next race
13/01/2013 at 21:33

My little man has only ever left me for dead. So I haven't asked him out to play for along time now

13/01/2013 at 21:35

I don't run with mine either. He beat me too often.... :S

13/01/2013 at 22:18

Vixx - Hoping to run about 1.55 (which would be an 11 min PB!)

XL - Big turnout there! parkrun is going from strength to strength. For the areas that dont have them I hope they branch out in 2013 as you seem to get one parkrun then another 5 miles down the road. There are however still areas in the UK that dont have one for 100+ miles. It must be very frustrating if you fall into that category.

SJ - Great XC. Are you concentrating on 5/10K this year?

OS - Congrats on your 6th place.

Well done Shielsy on todays effort, you falling in to mens arms at the finish, whatever next!?

13/01/2013 at 22:25
Evening james,

Yes i am planning to pb at 5k and 10k this year and then GNR. Keeping focused on speed and track work and may even give the track season a go for once,i quite fancy the steeple chase !
13/01/2013 at 23:08

Hi James - That'll be a great effort - hope you can do it and I will be behind you alllllllll the way (literally)

I'm hoping to crack a few PBs this year. Won't be fussed if I don't because of the sheer stupidity of the races I am going to be doing.

14/01/2013 at 15:10

Thank you spongecake

14/01/2013 at 15:38
Your Welcome,Have a good run Vixx
14/01/2013 at 17:16

I hope so

I've been told I should be able to register from about 7.30am so will get there and do that as soon as I can

14/01/2013 at 20:41
My year ahead is a funny one in that I intend to try for some PB's but will also be running some slower races to help my 23 year old daughter get into races. She has always done gym work and played hockey but never ran a race before. She set her target this year to do GNR - she has watched me on numerous occasions and even interviewed me after the 2011 race when she was doing her journalism course through the Chronicle. It should be great as I have played Cricket and golf wit my son but never done any sport with my daughter so really looking forward to it - she is aimimg to do a sub 2hr so not too slow.

I am aiming to go for a PB at Lydd half (sub 1:38), a PB at BUPA London 10K (sub 43mins) and then a Marathon PB at either Manchester or York (sub 3:52) really want a sub 3:50.
14/01/2013 at 22:37
Similar targets to me there bearsted. My 10k pb is 42:44 from april 2010, aiming for a sub 42 although a drunken bet at clubs award night last week had be agreeing to a sub 40 attempt !!!!!

Also going for a sub 1:35 half and that ever elusive sub 20 5k !
15/01/2013 at 19:56
Is there so much snow up there that the Internet in down - lack of posts!!
15/01/2013 at 20:21
Its pretty snowy here, club grand prix cancelled so went out for a 4 miler with my new yaktraxs strapped onto my shoes. People slipping and sliding all over the ice and snow and i was running past no problems, very very cold but all fun !
15/01/2013 at 20:24
OK down here a little cold but not too bad. My session tonight was a speed session on Treadmill
15/01/2013 at 20:28

No running for me ... didn't go out either to club or running by myself.  All the slushy snow has turned to ice - and I've no Yaktraks.

It's minus 1 where I live - I'm wrapped up in fleecy pjs, a fleecy robe and a fleecy blanket, the heating's on ... and I'm still freezing.

15/01/2013 at 20:32
I think we have missed the snow in Kent but who knows. I have a 7 mile easy run tomorrow so I really don't want to do that on treadmill so here's hoping snow stays away
15/01/2013 at 20:35

I'm gutted as we have had no snow here in Manchester. What's the betting I get up in the morning to go back to Birmingham and it has snowed

15/01/2013 at 21:51
Well I managed 9 miles on the treadmill tonight. I would normally just run outside but I had to do a tempo bit in the middle which would have been impossible . It had got incredibly icy between me going into the gym and coming out again so the temp must really have dropped. I guess I'll be back at the gym tomorrow too.
15/01/2013 at 21:56
Well done Fiona - my session was 7 miles on treadmill don't know whether I could have done 9 was getting bored already - but was 4 x 1 mile at speed with 3 min recoveries
15/01/2013 at 22:17

What's this chat about snow? It's crystal clear blue sky with unbroken sunshine and temperature of 18 degress here.

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