Older runners meet here.
Been a busy day but no running.
Derek, LOL at your puddle story. I hate it when people run 3 or more abreast, especially on narrow pathways.
Mick, hope you recover quickly. Easy, easy, easy xxx
Diana, there's a small cinema in a village nearby and it costs just £6 for the first film of the day.
I've got one more week of leisurely plodding before I start my prep for 2013. Bring it on!
Anyone know an easy to use website design package? I want to play.RedheadI'm in much the same situation as you. Training is now directed at 2013.JJ
Derek, I just can't understand why some runners go out of their way to avoid puddles. Once you have got your feet wet, they can't get any wetter. Good for you, going straight through and splashing them.
Terence, I did this 5 mile race a couple of years ago and it went from could get sunburn here to rain comeing down in javelins within 10 minutes of the start. There was one bit where it was totally flooded and there was no way of anyone avoiding running through 8 inches of water. On the bit after that, it made me smile to see people avoiding puddles when it did not really matter an ymore.
Redhead, the one that made me grrr was a santa dash I did last year, I know it is not really a race and only fun but when you see people start walking 4 abreast 100 yards in you think did you really need to line up at the front
JJ, Google do a free website hosting. It is a bit limited in what it can do but it costs nothing. I started doing the Halewood 5k race this year and because it was freeI felt a bit guilty about just turrning up and running and thought I should offer to marshall but that would mean I would not be running so instead I did a results service for it.
The data juggling bit is done outside using Microsoft Access and it creates the PDF's which are just attached to the website.
A good thing I like about google is their google analytics which tells you about visits to your site - one from Sydney, Germany, Saudi, Germany and two from Belgium amongst them so far ( ? ), It will also tell you how they have found the site - Runners world, google, club etc.. Good to play with
It's raining and I'm about to get wet on my plod. It'll still be great
JJ, depends what you need it for - Blogger is fine for me and I can see all the stats that Derek mentions too. I love checking my page views (1500 last month) and seeing the countries where people are registered, plus the sites that have links to mine, as it spurs me on to keep updating my page. Typepad is another favourite amongst bloggers.
Derek, are you doing the Santa Dash in Liverpool this year? I know that Alan Rothwell, the Race Director wants to get the world record.
Morning Redhead, hope you didn't get too wet.
Yes that is one I usually do although I wimped out a couple of years ago when I looked out of the front door and saw ice on the road. I will be lining up with the eldest son for the santa dash ( nearer the front this time ) and then lining up with the grandson for the mini dash afterwards. He is just turned 4 and we did 'run to that tree' in a couple of parks in the summer. The amazing thing about being 4 is that he stops out of breath but has a recovery time of about 10 seconds before running again.
It will be a big ask on getting the record but it is an amazing spectacle to take part in and a good excuse to find a cafe in the Albert dock for a family fry up afterwards.
Did an interval four mile session to work and managed a warm up 8.49 mile then three 7 min miles the quickest 7.21 though it was wet n windy......love it cold and wet makes you more determined to keep going......nice puddle story. I use google sites its quite easy to use and you can probably make a site in a day......
MCS, very impressive running there! Do you find that you run/race faster in the rain. Some of my best race times have been set in appalling conditions.
Red, its pouring with rain here too, and very windy. I'm hoping it eases up for tonights hill session.
Run better in bad weather for sure. Blew up at Edinburgh Marathon as way too hot, never really run in warm weather up here so little experience of running in anything above about 12 degrees........wet at GNR this year and did a PB 1.42.31.......so guess you are right Terence........
I prefer running in the cold too. We did hills last night TE, and all got very wet! I think everyone enjoyed it though. The Solent half is very popular with our club, not that I've done it yet (I really must). We had a drama this year as one of our chaps collapsed with dehydration near the finish, but luckily he has recovered well, and had many people rushing to his aid. He has since done the Lordshill 10 with no dramas!
Speedy man, mcs. Do you have showers at work? I guess the rain would cool you and rinse you quite well at the moment
Derek, love the puddle story too, and your phrase 'rain coming down in javelins'. How nice to have 3 generations involved in a running outing. I love that my grandsonns just see a running grandma as perfectly normal.
Showers at work D but this morning got in then realised, taken the towel home on Friday for a wash so paper towels it was ugh!!!!
DianaD have you ever ran with your grandsons. I find the enthusiasm with everything at that age something that is magic. Once when 'running to the tree' in the park in the summmileer he told me that had had been running there before when he was with his mummy and daddy when he was the same age as his little sister. I said that when he was his little sister's age he had not yet started walking and he gave me this condescending look and said that some babies can do that. He then picked two buttercups - one each because we had both won the race.
I find it great that yours see a running grandma as normal. They will be more likely to follow suit.
Derek, some informal racing has gone on, but it would be fun to find something like the fun run you plan to do with your grandson. The boys are 7 and 3, so would need something quite short. The 7 year old comes up with stories like your grandson, and delivers them deadpan. He was very convincing about the mouse living under their stairs which came in from next door, and had become quite tame. The real give away was that daughter had never mentioned it!
BIW, I was talking to Tony Hodge on Skype last night and he said that he would be taking on responsibility for a school in Ramstein. He said he thought that you also worked in Ramstein, and asked me to ask you if that was correct. It must be more than a year since Tony posted on here.
It's still pouring with rain here, and the wind is making it feel colder than the official temperature of 13 degrees.
Hi Terry and everyone! I'm still alive here in Germany and working hard with the MoD schools ahead of their closure when British Forces pull out of Germany over the next 6-8 years. My running continues to go well and I've now run 35 full marathons but really enjoying the trail running scene in Paderborn in northern Germany. I'm currently visiting Ramstein as mentioned by Terry (Above) and wondered if this is where you are IW? It's a lovely area and I've just been for a swift 10K here before driving back north again tomorrow. Hoping to get Terry out to Germany in the next 2 years.
Best Wishes everyone - I think I qualify to be on this forum? I'm 51 on Friday!
Bro in law just moved from Paderborn to Spain, lovely park above the city ran in after a dump load of snow two winters ago.......35 marathons is some achievement.....running home in the dark and wet and wind shortly.Joy.
Yep, Paderborn is a grand city and the trail running particularly is great. Thick fog and frosty in Ramstein so it will be a slow 280 mile drive north to Paderborn tomorrow!
Hello Tony, nice to hear from you again. I'm sure IW will be along soon. Glad to hear you've past 50 now and you're ahead of me on the marathons as I'm only on 29
Mcs, speedy boy! LOL at the paper towel incident.
Derek, it's great that your grandson has taken to running with you and it sounds as if he thinks it's fun which is even better.
I didn't get wet on my run and was surprised that I was 5 minutes quicker than usual despite having to walk up one of the really steep hills as my breathing was laboured.
Carp day here and got too involved in other things to run .Thanks for all the website comments. I will investigate.JJ
went out for a gentle run this evening, it was really windy but good untill i went over, that will teach me to run in a dark road, didn't see the kerb and went flying into a brick wall, only hurt wrist and shoulder but the legs went undamaged, lets hope tomorrows run is better
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