Great North Run 2013

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

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15/11/2012 at 16:06

See you at the X/C Graham.

15/11/2012 at 16:20

Shielsy, yes, see you there. Shouldn't be too muddy after the dryish spell recently. He says hopefully . Meant to say, well done on your 10K prize.

15/11/2012 at 16:38
Graham. - i spotted you at the grand prix in the finishing funnel but didnt get a chance to come and say hello, got caught talking to someone and by the time i had finished you had gone !
15/11/2012 at 16:52

mr sj, oh well, maybe next time then . They keep you moving after finishing, understandably, and I went on a warm-down with a couple of club-mates soon after. Hope I didn't look too knackered!

15/11/2012 at 17:58

Hi Everyone,

Just Browsing and saw this post from Shielsy,

Mark Chadderton - everyone who raced in this year should have got an email from GreatRun, but many didn't (including myself - which is very annoying as I always pay for the bond places yet I'm always having to chase them up ... though they've got my proper email address as I get sent a load of emails from them about other events throughout the year).

Are you on Facebook?  They have their own page!/bupagreatnorthrun)

RE  I didn't get an e-mail about membership. It was quite annoying as GNR have my details as I ran the GNR for the first time (through a ballot place) this year and loved it. So I used the link and I've just had confirmation, so I'm in for the next 3 years all being well.

Thanks Guys for the info, happy training and chatting.

15/11/2012 at 20:49

Saltwell 10k





15/11/2012 at 21:17
I feel as though I am missing out on some really good runs back up in North. I really ought to move back up there some day soon.
15/11/2012 at 21:19

CC2 - I've send my form off for Saltwell - you're making me nervous....

15/11/2012 at 22:07
Managed to stay awake all day with just 2 hrs sleep last night
Just like thunder run !
Too tired to run today so just enjoying hebbern on the telly man
Canny !!!!
Glad to hear you are on the mend spongecake
15/11/2012 at 22:13

Happy Wanderer - that's great news, glad the thread was of help and best of luck with your training.

CC2 - don't get me nervous ... I really want to do Saltwell again.  The last time was back in December 2007 so I'm hoping to beat my time for that this year.  Though it's definitely not a pb course, that's for sure.

15/11/2012 at 22:14

Oh sugar - forgot about Hebburn.  Hope it's repeated .

15/11/2012 at 22:18

Oh yeah - 6.6 miles for me after work ... very enjoyable.

15/11/2012 at 22:23

Belated congrats on those massive PBs Shielsy and Snoopy (hope the dog is fully recovered).

Shielsy wrote (see)
he's on a gluten and diary-free diet at the moment, but it's like he's overcompensating with me,

Is that a diet when you have to avoid eating dates?

Edited: 15/11/2012 at 22:23
15/11/2012 at 23:52

Shielsy - Well done on your 6.6 after work.  With the way that you are running at the moment, I would not doubt that you will beat your Saltwell time for 2007.  I only did 4.5 miles yesterday at lunch time at about 9m20 per mile.  My knee did let me know it was there but it was only a slight ache when the pavement was on quite a steep camber.  Today it is fine - it's just the rest of my legs that are moaning at me with DOMS as they had forgotten what it was like to run.  I'm sure I'll be fine for my 10K promenade along the seafront in Brighton on Sunday.  Anyway, thanks for enquiring about me.  Oh, also Hebburn is repeated on Sunday at 11:20pm and at the moment all the back episodes are on iPlayer - I keep meaning to catch up.

Mr SJ - "Good morning, good afternoon and good evening!"  Glad that your knee is ok and I hope that you can get to the cause of the problems.

I'm tempted to jog around parkrun this Saturday to chalk up another run towards my 50 club tshirt.  I'm on the volunteer roster to help with the setup the course and finish area beforehand but I'm not down to do any other task.  At the moment I have only run on 10 occasions out of 23 that have been held at my home parkrun and I did not know about the first two.  The volunteering email from last week said that I had volunteered on 16 occastions whilst fulfilling 22 roles.  I've also done a design for a logo that I've transferred to a set of baby sleepers for our parkrun baby as his mum did 12 parkruns whilst pregnant - the last one with me in attendance as a chaperone for which I got a pacer volunteering credit!  I will take a photo and upload it to let you all see it.

Still worried that there has been no news of Cooper or Bobbi, do hope they are both ok!

Good night.  Shrek, hope you get a better night's sleep.

Edited: 15/11/2012 at 23:55
16/11/2012 at 08:56

Bob - thanks for the info about Hebburn - I've set it to record.  Enjoy your 10k - running along the Brighton promenade sounds wonderful.

Parkrun sleepers?  This could be the start of something big.  If they're selling baby sleepers with 'My Mummy likes to pretend my Daddy is Christian Gray' -  (just so wrong and horribly inappropriate, in so many ways! ) then Parkrun baby sleepers sounds brilliant.

16/11/2012 at 09:00

Morning Shielsy, morning Bob.

How are you today?

16/11/2012 at 09:24

Morning Sheilsy, morning Vixx.

I'm good thanks, how are you?

Brighton is really nice when the weather is with you.  It is a flat course that starts between the Pier and Marina and takes you out and back towards the Marina and then out and back towards Hove past the Pier.  It is great when there is no wind, but when it is windy you generally get no shelter from it as it is coming off the sea, however it is usually behind you for the last three and a half kilometres.

 So these are the baby sleepers.  It's a "10 in utero" tee!

16/11/2012 at 11:12

Aww, I love it - what a fantastic idea!

16/11/2012 at 12:24

 aaahhhh so cute!!

Bob - Bobbi seems to be doing very well thank you. Stitches are now out and I'm allowed to walk her for no more than 10 mins at a time. She's still got a slight limp and does tire quite easily some days but all in all she's getting there now. I'm taking her for a trial attempt at hydrotherapy next Tues which will be 'interesting'. Much as she loves puddles/rivers she likes to have her feet on the floor so I'm not sure if she'll like it.

Had a couple of rubbish days this week and this morning has been no different. One of the dogs at the kennels escaped on me (split second and he was out - he was so fast I didn't even see which way he went) and he somehow ended up in another kennel with a dog that was being cleaned by another volunteer. It was just a freak thing but all hell broke loose. Luckily neither dog was hurt but one of the 'real' staff got a bit upset/angry that she had to kick one of the dogs to stop it hurting the other. I then got ask to go into the office to say what had happened. I felt terrible and got a little upset myself (build up of emotions from the last few days I suppose). Everyone told me that it's happened to them all at some time or another but it really knocked my confidence and now I'm home I'm still feeling guilty about it.

Hey ho - today can only get better I suppose........on the other hand I'm working a late shift (1700-0300hrs) so maybe it won't

Edited: 16/11/2012 at 12:24
16/11/2012 at 13:10

 Poor you Mandie  (((hugs))).  I hate getting stuff wrong at work - even though I know everyone makes mistakes I still take it hard when it's me messing up.  Good news about Bobbi though!

Vixx - I'm good thanks, and you?  Full of cake and scone at the moment - we've had our usual bake sale in work for Children in Need and I've stuffed my face (all for the purposes of charity, of course  )

Bob - Parkrun onesies for adults, that'll be the next thing.

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