Theale 10K - Sat 24th

Near Reading, Berkshire

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BK
19/08/2002 at 19:14
Some of us are doing this race. Anyone else interested

Those in

Dog Walker
Mrs Dog Walker
Redhead
Mr Redhead?
Jeffsy
Blue Knees
19/08/2002 at 21:07
Naughty Blue Knees!

Mr Redhead said something very rude when I told him you'd included him. Actually he ran the Liverpool Marathon 20 years ago (what a crumbly) but has not run since. I keep trying to get him to join me but, in fairness to him, he can't commit to regular sessions because of work. You can give him lots of stick though!!!!!!
BK
20/08/2002 at 07:15
I did add the question mark. If he can run a marathon then he's a better runner than me. Will be good to see you both. I think I'm number 16, not necessarily where I'll finish
20/08/2002 at 09:50
Mrs DW is number 53 and I am 54 I think.

As this is Mrs DW's first ever race, we will be taking it quite easy, so expect us in somewhere between 60 and 70 minutes.
BK
20/08/2002 at 09:55
I know a good country pub locally if you all want to meet up afterwards
20/08/2002 at 10:22
Definitely!
BK
20/08/2002 at 10:31
Great I bring some maps. My round this time, I'll remember to bring some money with me
20/08/2002 at 10:36
Ooh goody, can we come too? I won't be drinking 'cos I'm driving but Mr R will oblige, I'm sure!

I'm number 52 and I'll be somewhere near Mr & Mrs Dog Walker around the 60 minute mark (fingers crossed). Good luck to Mrs DW as it's her first race.

Hope it isn't too hot. See you all there.
20/08/2002 at 10:47
Redhead,

52, 53 and 54 could all be coming in together then!?

Look forward to meeting you.
BK
20/08/2002 at 10:48
The offer was open to all Redhead.

This race is more or less as local as I can get.

Anyone else out there tempted. Its very easy to get to from the M4 and with a limit of 200 you won't have people getting under your feet
BK
20/08/2002 at 10:59
Pub location.

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=463695&Y=172475&A=Y&Z=3
22/08/2002 at 14:19
daft question - when is it , I suppose I could check on the URWFRC website...
22/08/2002 at 14:21
I suppose I could look at the title of the thread , Doh !

If I can wangle an hour out I may see you there , but I doubt it - its the only 'free' ie non running weekend in my house for about a month and with Tiny D's first birthday next week I'm sure Mrs D may have plans for the family......
BK
23/08/2002 at 13:30
I could have swore I replied to this yesterday. Dustin it would be good to see you there tomorrow. Its more that just a race as its run by the Hortecultural Society so bring the kids along.

How are the rest of you feeling about it?

Phil done any running since Sunday?
23/08/2002 at 13:54
Hi BK,

I'm looking forward to it immensely. Went for an easy 4.5 miles on Tuesday and a quickish 5 on Wednesday, but then played cricket on Wednesday night and aggravated a hip problem a little bit. Shouldn't give me too much trouble tomorrow though.

Mrs DW is looking forward to her first ever race as well, although she is a little nervous about it and is worried about the threat of the hills!!! I'll make sure she gets round, but if any of you meet us tomorrow morning (one of us will be wearing the URWRFC T-shirt!), please give her plenty of encouragment and reassurance!

How about yourself BK?

Are we planning to meet up before the race at all, even if it's just a loose arrangement? I got the map, but what is the name of the pub we are meeting in afterwards?

What sort of time targets has anyone got? We are expecting to be between 60 and 70 minutes.

DW
iron fraggle    pirate
23/08/2002 at 13:57
I might pop along tomorrow and cheer you lot on - depending on weather/traffic etc - as it'll give the kids something to do...and I think I'm right in thinking that the Nike Training Van is going to be there, so I can try on some new shoes, hmmm nice!
BK
23/08/2002 at 14:04
I've done no exercise whatsoever this week and feel really guilty. This takes tapering to a fine art. I'm aiming for 45-50 because I don't know what to expect.

The pubs in a little village called North Street but I can't remember what its called.
We go there occasionally because its good for Thomas (fence around the garden). I would meet up at where we sign on because its only a small field and should be easy to meet

Would be nice to see you all Fraggle if you can make it. Get away from the mayhem that is currently Caversham
23/08/2002 at 14:28
Okay, will look out for you around the start. We are hoping to arrive at about 10:30am.

Having checked yell.co.uk, the pub looks like it is called The Thatcher's Arms. Does that sound familiar? I also noticed on the list that there is a pub called 'The Lamb' in Church Street! No other forumite-related pubs that I saw though!

Look out for us if you make it fraggle.
BK
23/08/2002 at 14:34
The Thatchers Arms is indeed the name of it.

I think the race is only allowed 200 so no trouble meeting.

See you there and tell Mrs DW not to worry
23/08/2002 at 14:48
I have been telling her! She'll be fine, but she has the same irrational fear that most people running their first race has...coming last!!!!!!! At least if we do struggle and I run with her, I can let her through in front of me!!!

I'm sure we'll do alright...
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