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02/11/2013 at 13:16

well done sj,fantastic time,loved reading your blog.its got me in the mood now for my marathon next going to do a few more 10k races till the end of this year then get my mind on training for Edinburgh,

02/11/2013 at 13:31

Thanks Rick, Edinburgh is a nice one. I think I stayed in an self catering apartment when I did that race too. It was within walking distance of the start. But I cant remember off the top of my head what it was called sorry.

The race itself......there are some long inclines nothing too steep but you do notice them , it was really sunny when we did it and there were quite a few sections with no cover from the sun. So you might want to bare that in mind. But good luck when you do it and im pleased ive given you some inspiration.


I am thinking of running two races in December the Longridge pudding one as mentioned before and then the boxing day 10k in Leyland. Does any one know anything about that one ?


Also any one ever done the Marathon of Wales ?


And thanks for the kind words about the blog Rick, some posts were rushed!! But ive found it really useful as a learning tool. I am going to gather all the useful links I found and put them on their own page, which a be handy.



02/11/2013 at 21:36

Im going to do through the villages race tomorrow sounds a nice 8 mile race. Then for Xmas race ribble 10k sounds a good one.also to let you all know our race the winter warmer is 9th February. Also has chip timing this year. 

03/11/2013 at 11:03

though the villages, that's another race I keep meaning to do!! Hope it went ok Rick - what was it like ? If you like village type races check out the Blacksticks Blue 10k, that's a nice one.

I did the winter warmer last year, It really did warm me up!! Enjoyed finishing on the track though, you don't get to do that often.

You guys should get a park run set up and use that track as the start and finish point. I bet you could get founding from the council or LCC, that's what the Cuerden Valley one did, they got funds off SRBC and you could have a tea and coffee staff for afterwards with profits going towards the running club. Just an idea.



Edited: 03/11/2013 at 11:04
06/11/2013 at 22:16

hi sj villages race was really good,lots of hills to run up. strange thing was I didn't notice too many down hill parts lol. all in all I loved running it and will look to do it next year,I managed 1hr 5 mins for the 8 1/2 miles,

as for the park run we talked about it at our agm.i cant really remember now but there is a reason they cant do it,as for the winter warmer sadly this year owing to a lot of ongoing work on the track and new stand at Blackburn the finish wont be on the track this year,

07/11/2013 at 08:46


Well done on the PB in Dublin, awesome time.

Did Lancaster Half Marathon on Sunday. Cracking course which runs down the old tram route south of Lancaster. Would recommend it but would say park away from venue and walk in to avoid traffic chaos (big Asda near stadium).

Did Leyland Boxing Day 10k last year and would say on any other day than Boxing Day it would be a good PB course. Starts off running out of Worden Park and does a few loops in and out of the park. Couple of little inclines but nothing that is very long. Took nephew and his Dad along last year and ended up having a few pints in the Fox and Lion

Preston 10 Mile on 17/11. Route goes past end of my road so will probably have the kds supporting for a change. Toying with doing Longridge, which is one of my favourite races, something enjoyable about managing to run to the top of Jefferies Hill!!!

07/11/2013 at 14:14

Shame about the Winter Warmer and Park Run , i imagine the later would go down really well in Blackburn.

Villages race sounds really good, well done on your time.

Thanks Max, i was really pleased with it!!

Done the Lancaster HM myself and yes it was it worth running it.

Leyland race sounds likes similar to Worden 10M. Do many turn up ?

Jefferies Hill is quite a challenge!!

07/11/2013 at 14:30

293 finishers last year so a reasonable turn out.

A good mix of running abilities and I would imagine given your times you would be well inside the top 25% of finishers

08/11/2013 at 12:03

wow that's a good turn out for a boxing day run! I am very tempted to check it out.


Oh runners esp ladies read this and watch yourselves out there :

08/11/2013 at 19:36

So what running is everyone up to today and is any one else getting annoyed at that stupid puma advert they have on RW at the minute!!

13/11/2013 at 01:55

I did the Windmill 10k on Sunday, which was really nice, especially with the glorious sunshine (the calves and shoes are used to each other now and much better, by the way!).  Then, next Sunday, this is on the agenda - can't wait, although it now looks like that might be the only rainy day of the week which would be a shame!

Flying out Thursday morning!



13/11/2013 at 09:47

ive done the windmill race before well i think it must of been the same one any ways, i enjoyed running around the windmill actually. I knows its not a major land mark but its nice to do a race around it.

that Spanish race looks pretty special tantrumbrean. Im very jealous of you!!



13/11/2013 at 10:28

I`m over for the Preston 10 on Sunday chasing a PB. Also wondering if we`ll get a run over Xmas, maybe Leyland or maybe the Blackpool 5 miler!

13/11/2013 at 13:04

Ah good luck in the Preston 10M Egyptian toe, thats another race ive had my eye one, but not the time to do, as of yet.

I am still on my recovery period and really looking forward to being fully back into the swing of things.

13/11/2013 at 14:54

I was also going to do Preston 10, but unfortunately have managed to hurt my foot 10 (in a non-running related incident). I rested it for a week, and did a slow parkrun on Saturday during which I decided I definitely would not be ready to race on Sunday and I'm now on full rest again as it was pretty painful. Really frustrating as I had been running well in October, but these things happen. I'm tailrunning at parkrun on Saturday so I'll see how that goes. I'd also just got information about joining a running club to help keep me motivated in the dark evenings, but obviously that is hold now too.

Enjoy your race tantrumbrean!

14/11/2013 at 09:29

Sorry about your injury Lou and yes do take it slowly and ease back into it. Im glad to read your being smart about it, i know its frustrating but playing it safe is always the best option. Nothing worse than rushing back and getting another injury.


14/11/2013 at 14:38

Ive published a look into my training stats from Dublin, if any one is interested with some supprising finds when i compared things against my previous training i did for the Preston Guild

15/11/2013 at 08:12

Morning all

Have popped into this thread a couple of times in the past and then always forget to come back!! Just entered a load of races to keep me motivated over the winter.  First up is Wesham 10k - anybody else in?  I've not done it before but I hear it's quite a tough course.

15/11/2013 at 10:01

goodness me its Tiny Runner , hows the niggles ?

15/11/2013 at 10:18

Ha ha, hey Simon .  Niggles are no more!  Still not doing intense speedwork at the moment as I don't want it to come back, but have been running pain-free for the past few days.  How's your recovery going?

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