London Chest Hospital 10K

Sunday 31st July

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25/07/2005 at 16:56
Sure if you can make it,I'd be up for a couple pints of guinness.

25/07/2005 at 16:58
Will put a response oin this thread tommorrow morning (The missus has almost definitely relented!!!)

25/07/2005 at 17:06

No probs.
25/07/2005 at 18:00
Not from Gravesend. Scots-born geordie, now in south london. Worked in gravesend a bit before they closed the court down, mind. You'd only know me if you were a copper a lawyer or a criminal (try and tell them apart!)
26/07/2005 at 09:34
W14Hoop: Its on. Do you have a preferred watering hole/time? White Horse is good for me as I live on the Uxbridge Road and the beers cheap.

26/07/2005 at 09:51
Now don't get all airiated, but why don't you two use email, instead of hijacking a race thread to plan your social agenda.....

It's really frustating for all those that have email notification turned on for race info......
26/07/2005 at 09:54
PottingShed - Closing the court must mean that Gravesend is blissfully crime-free. It seems the police station is moving out soon too.
26/07/2005 at 11:11
Sorry Craig.

W14Hoop: My e-mail is

Please e-mail me on this.

26/07/2005 at 13:19
Peter - Will mail you.

Craig - Sorry fella, I realise it can be a pain and apologise for this.
26/07/2005 at 13:29
Do people want to meet up beforehand somewhere - put faces to names?
26/07/2005 at 16:12
Sounds good Sezz, How's your training going?

Am wondering when to have my last run before sunday, will probably do half an hour steady pace - the only pace I have - tomorrow and leave it then until race day.

Completed 45 mins run yesterday and felt ok.
26/07/2005 at 16:26


Think my social life has slightly taken over this week. Oops.


I don't know the area at all but if someone who does wants to suggest a place to meet, that would be grand.
27/07/2005 at 17:02
Sezz nor do I. I am travelling up from West London to Mile End for the race.

Any forumites want to meet up and want to suggest a place?

29/07/2005 at 14:37
Well, nearly there aren't we?! Hope everyone is fighting fit for sunday

Good luck to all of yer's running, hopefully sunday isn't too hot. I'm running number 2239 so feel free to trip me up during the race or say hi afterwards ;o))

Out on the beer tonight but hopefully should recover in time for sunday.

29/07/2005 at 16:34
I am in Race Number 2237 so same here.

Good luck on Sunday and have fun
29/07/2005 at 16:43
Good luck everyone - see you there!
29/07/2005 at 23:44
I am just now deciding whether or not to do this race. Have been out to the pub tonight and haven't really trained at all lately... But thinking a 10k should be alright. As I live 20mins walk from the start I haven't really got any excuse not to do it. Haven't raced for a long time due to injury and then a bunch of telling myself I'm not ready and I should take it easy...
So I guess I see you all there. Will drop myself in the deep end and try my best. Good luck to everyone doing this race. And to anyone looking to go to the pub after, try Royal Inn on the Park which is by Royal Gate and close to Grove Rd. They do a killer sunday roast. Nice reward after a great 10k... :)
31/07/2005 at 13:38
Hope everyone had a good race!! A well organised event and a good PB course. I will be back for the Rainforest Foundation 10K in October to see if any improvements can be made. I was hoping to spot a few more RW vests and faces, but only saw MissP (not that I'm disappointed, of course!).

Have a good one, folks!!
31/07/2005 at 14:42
Didn't enjoy this race much

Arrived with seconds to spare and just time for a lesperately needed loo stop.

Start - arrived at start with seconds to spare before hooter went off.

1km - problem with starting with all the fast ones is that you soon get passed by 100s which is so demoralising. Plus I started off far too quickly, being taken along at a faster pace.

2-4km - ugh! Really thought about dropping out. Legs felt like jelly and I felt like I was going backwards

5km - felt sick but kept going as my watch suggested I was doing Ok and under my PB time (amazingly)

5-6km - felt a bit better and carried on

7km-8km - legs started to feel very heavy but feeling only lasted a short while thankfully.

8-10km - ok, decided to pick up pace and stick with a girl just in front of me as her pace was about the same as mine.

10km - thank you to that girl, wouldn't have finished quite so speedily otherwise.

Didn't like doing laps coz you know just how far you've gotta go coz you've alrady been there, if ya know what I mean.

But hey, who cares about the above.

I got a PB!!!!!

56:41 by my watch.

31/07/2005 at 16:12
Well done Sezz.
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