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14/07/2013 at 20:39

it still wasn't a bad course though and quite fast. I came 1st and beat the 2nd place guy due to that hill so can't complain!

real nice park though. Much bigger than those in belfast so good to have alternate routes which we wouldn't have the luxury of.

15/07/2013 at 10:10

1st place, wow well done tommy or Eoin even, i noticed there was a few first timers amoungst the top lot. I was in 21st, so you probably would of been finished as i was only half way through my third lap lol

It is a really good park and they have only just started making frequent use of it, with events and what not.

Your have to come again, when there isnt an event on, then you can full apprecaited it, as the normal finish line, allows for spectators to properly cheer home the finishers.

15/07/2013 at 11:54

The brother lives just outside preston so i know the area and would be about now and again. Will definitely do it again.

good course and good to get a good race. Usually find myself stray 2nd or 3rd behind some flier!

15/07/2013 at 13:51

I wish i had that problem lol

youve done really well to win it on your first go and like you say its a tough route.

So how is running in Belfast ? Is the marathon there any good and have you done the Dublin marathon ?


15/07/2013 at 22:32

We have 5 parkruns in belfast now. Running is booming in ni with i think 9 parkruns and a multitude of lcal races.

i've not ventured to marathon yet but train with many who have done belfast and dublin. Dublin is by all accounts a great marathon and i habe no doubt you will enjoy it.Belfast has a lot to work on. If they would take constructive criticism on board it could be a good marathon but they don't. Derry marathon this year was great.

tough course but sure as tough for everyone else! Enjoyable course though.

15/07/2013 at 23:49

Nice park run Tommy Gunn.

Rick good luck with the cycling, helping your lad.

Ultra was 42miles Sjpc, and lovely. Really tough nearly 5000ft of up (I expected 3500 to 4k, ouch), but the views, wow. Worth the ridiculous cheap entry £12 just for that. 9 hours of running but worth it. Road running marathons may forget for a Long while. This was way more fun. 

16/07/2013 at 13:06

£12 thats good value for a race over that distance cat and it sounds like it was well worth it!

Thanks Tommy, i am looking forward to Dublin and yes it does sound like ParkRun is taking off big time over in Belfast.

9 miles for me tonight

21/07/2013 at 16:44

How was everyone run this weekend ?

26/07/2013 at 10:17

Quiet in here.

Off to thunder run, anyone else going?

26/07/2013 at 10:18

morning cat and yes i know , i think the heat has driven people away from their machines he he and i cant blame them!!

What is this thunder run, im sure ive seen it mentioned on twitter....unless  there are two things going on.

26/07/2013 at 21:54

Been a while since I posted due to injury but finally had results from my MRI scan and I have some wear/tear and inflammation in right ankle due to my posture and over pronating. Specialist said its nothing like first feared by physio and plan is to inject the ankle under x-ray and local anesthetic 21st August. Then correct posture with orthotics.

Hopefully be running in another 3/4 weeks and able to join in the thread a bit more

27/07/2013 at 08:20

Hey moobs, that's a mixed bag of news, but at least your on the mend now. Bet you cant wait to get back running!!

28/07/2013 at 06:29

Fingers crossed with the rehab Moobs. Hope all goes well. Longest I've been out for was 6 weeks last year and it did my nut in! 

Ive upped my mileage over the last 3 weeks and been hitting 70 miles a week. quite high really as im only really concentrating on 5kms at the minute. Plenty of easy paced runs and also done some hard sessions in the heat. I had a go on a treadmill in an altitude chamber last week which I really enjoyed. only did it for the experience to see what it was like. i ran 5 minute intervals with 90 seconds recovery and covered 9km in 33.30. I certainly put myself through it. 

I finally dipped under 16 mins for 5km too as I ran 15.51 at Lancaster yesterday so things still heading in the right direction. 

28/07/2013 at 08:40

70 miles a week, wow that's very impressive. Ive got to do 50 next week and that a be the most ive ever run in a week!!

Where did you find a treadmill in an altitude chamber ?

Well done on the sub 16 5k, id be happy with sub 20 lol currently my 5k PB is 20:01 ,but ive not run a race at that distance for a few years now.

My longest period out was maybe 2 months, runners knee.....then it was a few weeks of running no further than 2 miles. Hated that period!!



28/07/2013 at 10:25

It's at a gym called perform in haslingden. £5 for 20 or £10 for 40 mins. Definitely worth a go at least for the experience. 

28/07/2013 at 12:19

it sounds interesting, whats the link ?


28/07/2013 at 18:24

29/07/2013 at 13:04

Excellent, thanks matt. Looks interesting. Might be worth trying just for the experience of it.

30/07/2013 at 12:37

In case any its of any interest to any one and dont feel like you have to....but here is how week six of my Dublin training went


Any one else looking forward to Mo V Bolt and Mo running the Great North this year ?

Any one running the Great North this year on here ?

30/07/2013 at 17:07

Hi all, Hope everyones training and racing is going well. Very limited running for me recently but I did marshall the Lakeland100/50 at the weekend.  

It was such an incredible weekend/event in every imaginable way...smashed course records, every extreme of weather, tears of joy, tears of sorrow and pain, success, failure and amazing support from 1000's incl family, friends, marshals and strangers.

I think I may have a target now for 2014...the 50 route of course as I'm not quite insane enough to attempt the 100.  I'm throwing to the run the Rivington Ultra26 in Nov and take it from there.

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