Snowdonia marathon 2013

Camaraderie rules

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03/02/2013 at 19:15
jenf wrote (see)

Haha, I was actually dancing along today for 12 miles to some really cheesie rock songs!!

Cheesie Rock Songs, forgotten dance anthems, dodgy 80's pop, and even the occassional bit of thrash metal all feature on my iPod shuffle so I really don't have any idea what's coming next!

But of course the real beauty is no one can just pick it up and start scrolling through and call me out on my guilty pleasures

03/02/2013 at 19:19
K lol yours sounds very similar to mine
03/02/2013 at 20:52

LOL, how good does cheesy Nolan sisters 'Im in the mood for dancing' sound when you are faced with the final brutal uphill climb for home sound? Hardly ever have ipod on but for 20 milers, it does break up the monotony a bit. My fave thrash metal stuff  is always in standby..you can't beat a bit of Metallica/ AC/DC and Motorhead to get the gears up

Where's JD? Has he run to Mars??

03/02/2013 at 21:03
Brer it's all coming out tonight right bunch of metal heads!! Metallica, AC/DC few of metal there's on mine
03/02/2013 at 23:19

I think my 18 miles for January puts me at the bottom of the league.

04/02/2013 at 16:34

Jenf, Laudy - What parkrun's you do... My "home" is Valentines, Ilford. I'm a RD (run director - it's not a race, apparently!) but only RD'd once...

Kandinsky - Halstead is FAB - PB'd last May... Mrs Lemmy is doing it this year... Have fun in Brentwood... If you can stand it Orion 15 in Epping forest the day before is great training and Brentwood will be a doddle (LOL!!) Don't forget Essex 20 in a month, exactly like Halstead lots of flats with occasional hills... Are you in a local club?

Had a great running weekend, 16 around the parks of Ilford & Barking, including Valentine's parkrun... Raced the last half (1.5 miles) so on the run home I was properly pooped and slowed right down... It is Long SLOW Run for me at least... Mrs Lemmy went of to Hainault Forest for her 16...

Sunday did a local 5 recovery run then took Mrs Lemmy to South Essex XC in South Weald park Brentwood (banned from remaining XC this year due to me wankles... weak ankles)... Found a great place to watch the runners powering up a hill... Mrs Lemmy loves the mucky stuff... There was an Artisan bakery stand in the park & my two dogs both dived over and had a lick of the front row of the cakes & bread... I had no money... Ooops...

04/02/2013 at 21:07

Newport is my home run, I do occasionally indulge in a bit of parkrun tourism, but Newport is still the most friendly I have been to, although not the quickest!

 

04/02/2013 at 21:49

Hey Lemmy, no club as yet but probably should get myself over to the Springfield Striders at some point as they're based less than a mile from my front door!

The Essex 20 is VERY tempting but also toying with the South Downs Marathon and trying to explain to the Mrs than race fees really are good value (and I REALLY do need another pair of trainers)

Still trying to work out if it was you or the dogs that had  cheeky lick of the cakes at South Weald

04/02/2013 at 22:34
Evening all!
Sorry for my absence, but I haven't run at all since Friday except for a brief Parkrun cos I found out on Friday afternoon that I had an interview at 10 am THIS MORNING including a presentation and a panel interview! Pretty much took care of my weekend! Think it went well, but won't hear for a couple of days. Will read back, but only got about 3 hours sleep last night!....
05/02/2013 at 00:01

That's five extra runs you've got to fit into Tuesday then, jason.

 

Good luck with the job application.

05/02/2013 at 11:35

Let us know how you get on JD...

K - Join them... It'll improve your running and the cammeraderraderraderraderie  will be great... Know a few to grunt at during races... Essex 20 is £12... Plus nice tech t-shirt... AND CAKE!!!

Laudy... Don't want to argue, but most parkruns are friendly AFTER the run... everyone has race-face on beforehand!!! (though it's not a race, it's a run... ) Never get down to S.Wales, closest is in-laws in Gloucester...

8 miles tonight, start ramping up my mid-week tempo runs to marathon pace for VLM... aiming for 8min miles at the moment, see how training goes then may up it to 7:30/7:15... 7 is just too fast at the moment...

05/02/2013 at 13:10

Lemmy, ours is a new parkrun, 'going live' 23rd march, but we're having trial runs every Sat in the run up to that date, its at Llyn Llech Owen country park. I've met some really nice people so far, and the cafe makes a mean cake!

Good luck JD, hope you hear good news!

05/02/2013 at 20:37
Good luck JD sure you will cath up with runs
06/02/2013 at 06:30
Lemmy wrote (see)

K - Join them... It'll improve your running and the cammeraderraderraderraderie  will be great... Know a few to grunt at during races... Essex 20 is £12... Plus nice tech t-shirt... AND CAKE!!!

Curse your Jedi mind tricks, you clearly know how to get my attention!

I'll have to make a late(ish) call on the Essex 20 as we've a lot on in the next few weeks including a family wedding the Friday before so may not be in the best place for a 20 miler!

06/02/2013 at 07:24
Lemmy wrote (see)

 

Laudy... Don't want to argue, but most parkruns are friendly AFTER the run... everyone has race-face on beforehand!!! (though it's not a race, it's a run... ) Never get down to S.Wales, closest is in-laws in Gloucester...

 

Totally agree Lemmy they are all great, had a fab run at every PR I have been to, with some great people.  I think Cheltenham are about to start a PR so you might be able to check that out next time your gloucester bound, or FoD (very muddy!!!).

Legs appear to be on strike at the mo hoping this is a temporary blip 

06/02/2013 at 19:26

Flying visit- I GOT THE JOB!!!!

Back running tomorrow- I've got a hilly half marathon on Sunday and will be nice to run it on fresh legs

06/02/2013 at 19:29
congratulations jd that's brilliant!
06/02/2013 at 20:26
Well done JD

and Happy Birthday to TR41
06/02/2013 at 22:07

JD Well done

Panad Thanks matey

07/02/2013 at 02:13

Missed that subtle change of nickname.  Happy birthday TR 

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