'Mature' runners.

Older runners meet here.

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29/01/2003 at 19:28
A thought. If someone wants to discuss a particular subject in a particular way why not start their own thread? Of course, that won't stop some people from posting frivolous comments occasionally but if there is a large enough audience of interested people it will survive - see Ron Grover's thread as an example.
29/01/2003 at 19:28
WP - sorry, that's old hat now. The kids now say 'way cool'
29/01/2003 at 19:31
DavidB - looks as if we werer practicing synchronised typing - is that legal?
29/01/2003 at 19:56
Did I miss something with Billow, is this person taking the p!!! or are they serious. If taking the p!!!!, thats ok anything else and I'll ignore them.

JJ I was out there and clubbing it in the late 60's, strutting my stuff in Liverpool and Chester, the fashions of today seem very old hat, been there and done that, mini skirts, monocrome (we had Mary Quant), platform shoes.
29/01/2003 at 20:44
By the way there's a party on the unofficial forum tomorrow, Caz's place, bring some drink and nibbles.
29/01/2003 at 21:02
WW, you've sussed it - and I made the mistake of thinking Billow was serious... Ever been had?
29/01/2003 at 21:19
Must be an interesting match...
29/01/2003 at 21:34
Yawn... fascinating... night all... bored HW slopes off to find something useful to do...
29/01/2003 at 23:03
<piglet trots in with little case, puts it down in corner and snuggles down in the straw>



G'night :)
30/01/2003 at 00:33

Took a while to get back to you especially after being diverted by Billow the Belt.

None of the V60's I know are on the internet so tricky to get them to contribute. They are of course all built like whippets and have been fast from birth. My plan is to outlive them as the ones who beat me in races have always beaten me even when they were spring chickens of 35 or so. But as they started running about 15 years before me their catilage should wear out soon and give me 15 years to enjoy supremacy. 2025 should be a good year for me if I'm still alive.

The exception is Geoff Oliver who started running when he was about 50 and is still ahead of me even though he's about 10 years older.

I'll pick their brains for training tips but suspect that what I'll come back with is:

a. Don't train every day, and
b. Keep up the speed work, i.e.
c. Speed is more important than distance as you get older.

Watch this space.

Sorry I couldn'tmake it rhyme.
30/01/2003 at 01:00

<snuffle, snuffle>

... do I smell fire??


<piglet turns over and sleeps>
30/01/2003 at 06:03
<rustle, rustle>

<piglet emerges from straw, takes up little case and trots out to find something to eat>
30/01/2003 at 08:26
Morning all!!

That Billow's a bit of a babe isnt she? When's she coming back again??

There's nothing funnier than a SOHF.

Hey I'm working on a pome. WildWill has inspired me.

L8ers grizzly dudes!
30/01/2003 at 08:27
OK JJ, I'll let you in on some info. The guy who kindly ran with me for most of the Watford half route a weeek ago is 76, he carried on with the rest of the group when I ground to a halt. The club coach is an ultra runner who, I would say, is well over 60 - apparently he doesn't 'run' any more, he's switched to race-walking.

If it makes you happy, when I can walk and run again (which should be in about a week if all goes well), then I will ask them their times and tips, and see if they already lurk on here under other names.
30/01/2003 at 09:33
Morning all. Bold squirrel was back again this morning, and has learnt that my cat, while large, is in fact a wuss puss.
Nice pomes, but didn't understand Billow's. Was it an example of free verse?
Piglet - there's a great pic of some of your friends in the Guardian this morning, together with a top ten list of favourite piggy toys. No mention of wicking briefs, though.
Helen W - will go off in search of the Ron the Pod thread.
30/01/2003 at 09:52
Morning JJ. You're looking smart again today.
30/01/2003 at 10:21
errr...mongoose intuition? No, okay. Informed guess based on prior intelligence.
30/01/2003 at 10:31
Ha! It was mongoose intuition after all.
30/01/2003 at 10:49
JJ: Info on "Thar she billows". 39 posts on US site as of yesterday, a significant number on New Year's Eve regarding runner's knee (her other two posts on these forums have also been on her knees, so to speak). I think if we'd been whinging about our knees she would have been happy. Don't think she was taking the p***, definite SOHF. I hope I haven't missed a new undies thread with all this research!

Anyone seen Redhead recently?
30/01/2003 at 10:56
Just seen Chimp's poem, finest prose on the forum!!!
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