Great North Run 2013

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

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19/01/2013 at 11:57
Managed a 10 miler this morning - we only had a dusting of snow so far - our snow to come tonight. Not as cold out as I thought so hat and gloves only lasted 3 miles before put away in pocket. Loads of other runners out there.
19/01/2013 at 12:01

I was the only one round by me until I was half a mile from home and this idiot in badly worn trainers came sliding down the hill, ran out in front of a bus and nearly barrelled into me. I was glad I was nearly back then!

19/01/2013 at 13:59

Brass Monkey cancelled. Ah well. 7 weeks till the Run Northumberland half. Thats next on my calendar.

Edited: 19/01/2013 at 13:59
19/01/2013 at 14:15

Helsby half off tomorrow as well,few drinks in the pub now whilst watching the match.parkrun was a careful jog this morning,superb volunteers made it enjoyable though.

19/01/2013 at 14:25

I'm soooooo pleased I didn't chance it and make the trip down to York now - I would have been on the train already before the decision to cancel was made.  I'm still a bit miffed at my brother for deciding to come up this weekend though ... I wouldn't have minded a weekend away in York anyway (at least my train tickets wouldn't have been wasted then).

Hope the race memento wasn't a good one - we're expected to collect in person tomorrow.

Oh well, I've been spending my morning deep cleaning my oven, and will be starting on the bathroom shortly.

19/01/2013 at 15:51

Shielsy - Have fun!!

19/01/2013 at 16:28
Nicholas, that's a shame but it doesn't surprise me, it was 1995 the last time I went there in my old job. Cadburys moved a factory from another old building in Bristol to bloody Poland, such a shame, I loved developing packaging for chocolate as always samples required!!
20/01/2013 at 12:53

Just back from a rather snowy 15 miler- it wasn't too bad but I now look like Rudolf cos my nose got so cold .  Oddly I only saw 2 other runners- can't think why...

20/01/2013 at 13:19

Pleased I got my run in yesterday - snow finally arrived in Kent but it is that wet type of snow, small flakes and just a nuisance - we got about an inch but it has been snowing since 9am. Got to sort out my schedule this week as not around next weekend - up in Rothbury (assuming we can get there) celebrating my sons 21st and our 28th Wedding anniversary (son born on our 7 year itch). do not want to break up weekend by going out for a long run so will move everything around to fit in.

20/01/2013 at 19:59

10 miler on the treadmill this morning. Very dull but had to be done and at least it was one with a tv fitted to it.

20/01/2013 at 20:02


20/01/2013 at 20:16

Impressive running today whether on the treadmill or outdoors,feel rather guilty  on skipping a run now.

20/01/2013 at 20:27
Enjoy Rothbury, Bearsted Plodder - I love Rothbury.
I too feel guilty at everyone out (or indoors) running today... after my housework frenzy yesterday I decided to have a lazy day today and have done nothing more energetic than hoover the stairs & watch tv.
However my OH and I are still having my champagne that I was saving for after the Brass Monkey.
20/01/2013 at 20:42
Shielsy - enjoy the stuff that's what it's for and don't feel guilty about not running just make up for it this week ( that's the running not the champagne). Yes we live Rothbury too we have stayed there a few times and we used to go to it a lot when we were younger and still living in North East. The idea is that we can all have a drink as resteraunt is in hotel.
20/01/2013 at 21:13

BP - is that you on Facebook?  I hope so, cos if not I've just befriended someone I don't know from Adam.

When I was a child my mam and dad used to go out for drives to the Anglers Arms near Rothbury for a meal - it was a massive treat, and we would have a trip round Rothbury afterwards.  I still to there now from time to time (I'm overdue a visit).

Yes, I shall endeavour to make up for my lack of running this week.

20/01/2013 at 22:25

Shielsy - Yep that was me on Facebook.

21/01/2013 at 07:49
Morning everyone, sorry havent been around for a fewdays, picked up a virus of little miss sj and been wiped put for the back end of last week and the weekend.

Absoltely horrible outside today, wind is howling, ground covered in ice and it is absolutely freezing, cant wait to do the school run and walk to work !

Hope everyone is safe and well and being sensible when out running !
21/01/2013 at 08:20
Fantastic, now a nice snow blizzard has started just as im ready to leave !
21/01/2013 at 11:26

Mr SJ - it really is rather foul this morning isn't it.

I did 16 miles on the treadmill yesterday and enjoyed country file, bargain hunt (double episode) and escape to the country. Infuriatingly my run was finished before the end of that so I don't know the outcome, but I wasn't hanging about to find out....I'd already been there 2.5 hours.  Just to make matters worse, I was then out at Cullercoates and there was hardly any snow - I could have gone there to run.

Glad everyone else is still in one piece.

Shielsy - better not to run than to end up with an injury and not be able to anything for months.

21/01/2013 at 11:33

Fiona - wow how did you stay sane? Most I have managed is 2 hrs on treadmill and then I was watching a football game.

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