Great North Run 2013

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

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22/02/2013 at 15:17
Yeah it is, 10 reps up the hill, just over a mile in total of hills, plus 4 mile run to get there and same again to get home
22/02/2013 at 15:29

Great running

22/02/2013 at 16:44
Was hard work on the way home and absolutely freezing and kept threatening to snow !
22/02/2013 at 17:10
Well done Mr SJ - I know I was definitely right to bypass that bit!

Blade - I agree they are no hills but long inclines which are tough when the legs are already tired.
23/02/2013 at 00:50

mr sj- like the hill profile but glad it was you doing it not me.. I'm not running today as I'm "saving" myself for the Pewsey terminator on Sunday which is a 12 mile off roader wityh the profile:

 I'm not sure why they think its fun going up and down the same scarp slope of the Marlborough Downs 4 times is fun, but I guess that's what earns its name!

23/02/2013 at 08:52

Good lord, OS - that hill looks like it needs an escalator!

After a whole week of praying that it doesn't rain so that we have a nice, unmuddy National XC today, I wake up to ... a blanket of snow - with it still coming down thick and fast  .


23/02/2013 at 09:16

have fun then Shielsy - we even got about 1/2 inch here in south.

23/02/2013 at 10:32
I'm in Dundee and it is a glorious day and no snow forecast ????
23/02/2013 at 10:33
Oh what's happened to my smiley?
23/02/2013 at 17:51

Hello all.

Just back from the National Cross Country Championships at Herrington Park.  There was mud (lots of mud!), horrible hills, and it was absolutely freezing.  Am now sitting with my feet in a bowl of warm water as I actually couldn't feel them earlier.

Was absolutely dreading it, especially once I saw all the snow this morning (after it had been nice and snow and rain-free all week ) but I had an absolute blast actually.  I can remember starting, running alongside Vicki, in the snow and thick mud, and shouting 'It's like 'It's a Knockout!' ', lol.  Just ridiculous, there's no way you can ever train for these conditions, but I'm so pleased I did it.

I nearly went flying on about 5 difference occasions as it was so slippy and banky, but somehow managed to stay upright.  The worst was at the end ... just before the home stretch there was yet another hill, which just seemed cruel!

23/02/2013 at 18:04

Oh, and Jarrow and Hebburn ladies did very well again ... if the results are to be believed we were the first local ladies team, coming in 14th position overall.

23/02/2013 at 18:05
Shielsy - mad mad mad but I bet you had great dun
23/02/2013 at 19:10

Shielsy - you are going to be flying around Catton Park in July!!!

Hi Bearsted

23/02/2013 at 19:48
Hi Vixx
23/02/2013 at 19:55
Shielsy just looked at all your photos on FB and it just makes me sure why I don't do XC - but hats off to everyone who runs in those conditions you are bloody brilliant
23/02/2013 at 21:26

I'm not running

23/02/2013 at 21:48

RLTW - why not? I take it from the shame faced smilie that it's a case of CNBA rather than injury or illness? In which case here's a kick up the backside! 

The National was indeed a mudbath, although much easier running than the Midlands XC last month. I had mud in my hair and behind my ears. I had to undress in the bathtub to avoid spraying dried on mud everywhere, then had to shower and clean the bath before I could have an actual bath!

24/02/2013 at 00:11

Well done on the XC Shielsy- proper XC conditions.  Young OS has a place on the U13 county team as a reserve for a champs race next month in Birmingham.  So we are busy sticking pins in models of the lads above him on the list....


24/02/2013 at 14:01

Worst time in 4 years for a 1/2 marathon for me today. Unfortunately my ITB knee issue raised it's head on the 1 1/2 big uphill section and meant that I had to walk (yes walk) for bits after that otherwise I would have done some serious damage. on the positive side the first 6 miles were good.

24/02/2013 at 15:52
Bearsted - that's not so good. Lots of foam rollering required.

Shielsy - sounds like a good XCODE session yesterday.

I did 14 miles at my parents this morning. Got totally lost twice but it was quick a nice day.

I saw pics from yesterday's parkrun on Facebook . Good grief, lots of snow! Has it gone yet?
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