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15/02/2013 at 09:09

I think I just like buying shoes... and want to avoid doing any work today

15/02/2013 at 12:55

lol well it is a Friday i guess he he

Ooh before you buy, check your ParkRun email, as it details how to get 20% off at Sweatshop

16/02/2013 at 18:54
Last long run for me tomorrow before blackpool hm next week.
17/02/2013 at 08:54

Ah the blackpool HM, i didnt enjoy that route, if its the Great North West HM your doing, but it goes give you a chance at a PB i think.

I'm just finishing off my breakfast, before getting ready for 14m and the sun is out!! I cannot remember when the weather was this nice for a long run!

Gave that Running Fitness mag a go this weekend and I quite enjoyed it.

What are peoples thoughts on Mo Farah - Doing just half of London ? - I think its a bit odd and i dont get the point! The the full thing or do a half!!

17/02/2013 at 14:18
I ran the full tour of pendle this morning, well went slightly further. 17.1 mile with 4800ft of ascent. Great weather for it. All miles in the bank for the 3 peaks race in April.
18/02/2013 at 13:16

Wow you ran Pendle goodness im impressed mattl. What is the running like around there like ?

And yes the weather was perfect running weather yesterday, it is today but im feeling tried so will take a rest day me thinks.

18/02/2013 at 17:29
The full tour of pendle is a race held in November. 17 miles with nearly 5000ft of ascent. Its a bloody killer but the views are great and there was plenty of runners out and about.

I ran the race last year and loved it.
18/02/2013 at 23:35

Handed out jelly babies at Ogden Clough last year mattl, you full tour lot were amazing, that's one hell of an event!

I'm doing the mini version in March, not the half tour anymore but the Stan Bradshaw round. Not 100% sure that I'm looking forward to it though.

Just completed this weeks long run in the dark, 16 slow and painful miles.


19/02/2013 at 11:17

I have started to do a lot of my training over Pendle now, my soft London leges still haven't quite adapted to some of the slopes but I love the views and relief once i've got to the top

19/02/2013 at 13:08

mattl - have you got a copy of the course route ?

16 miles in the dark Nicola, goodness me, that must of been hard going. I have run in the dark before and it can get a little unnerving down unlighted country lanes....But never 16 miles! hats off to you.


20/02/2013 at 15:25

Had a good 6m around Rivington today, this was the route if any one fancies it themselves :

Its been a long time since i took this route on and boy could you tell lol

22/02/2013 at 10:42

That looks like a good route S- I've not been over to Rivington for a while but it is lovely round there. 

Good luck with Standish tomorrow Nicola- I'm sitting this one out as my hamstrings had a tantrum last weekend and I don't want to do any more damage before Liverpool HM in 3 weeks. It's a shame because it's very unusual for the trails in Standish to be so dry, usually it's mud galore! 

22/02/2013 at 12:35

It is a good run , i enjoy running around there. Its tough at the start, but once your on the down hill bits, youve only really got to worry about footing.

Hope your hamstring resolves itselft shortly. No park run for this weekend for me. If you go along, dont push yourself too much, you dont wana damage those hams any more.

22/02/2013 at 17:51
All set and ready to go in blackpool hm this weekend.done a few runs this week running at just over 8mph so hoping for a good time.then 3 week break before a 53 mile bike race round pendle and ribble.
22/02/2013 at 19:42

Impressive bike ride ahead for your rick!!

And good look for the Blackpool, it sounds like your training is bang on. So im sure you be ok, just hope the weather holds for you!!

Also good luck to anyone else racing this weekend.

23/02/2013 at 10:47
Hiya everyone,
I'm based in south ribble and did the Run Preston 10k and guild HM last year, and did the Chernobyl 10k last month. Triathlon is my aim this year. Doing the ribby hall sprint in April and southport OD in June. Hoping to still do a 10k and HM or two as well though. Looking to break the 45min and 1hr45 barriers respectively. A few pesky seconds off each! Thinking of doing the worden park 10k in may. Good to have a thread where you can see what other people are up to locally
23/02/2013 at 11:06
Welcome simon.your running times are very close to hoping to just get under 1.45mins in tomorrows blackpool hm. will post on here later tomorrow.theres a bike ride going from rawtenstall end of march. 53 mikes taking in pendle hill and waddington and round the ribble.its more of a rude than a race really.
23/02/2013 at 11:07
Its not a rude lol its a ride lol
23/02/2013 at 11:52
Thanks Rick. Good luck on the Blackpool HM tomorrow. Fingers crossed you'll get below the magic hour and 3/4! That bike ride sounds interesting. Is there a website?
23/02/2013 at 17:10

Well Simon, welcome to the board. Im in South Ribble too and your times are around the same as mine. I have done Chernobyl a few times its a good race, you should try the Badger race at Cuerdale valley , thats a good one and a bit of a trail run. And there is always ParkRun down on Avenham Park Saturday mornings, there is one or two off here that go down and do that.

And thanks for the double post Rick, i was wondering what was going to happen during your Rude in Pendle!!!

I have had a rest day today, but Sunday morning i will be off doing a 16 miler, im hoping the weather is better than today, for all runners and racers. I think we've all had enough wet weather training now!!

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