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02/07/2013 at 20:40

Good tri outcomes despite the problems.
Hope the Rhine swimming course isn't reversed!

Enjoy the trip to Lunnon and the baby with whom you will be sitting.

Off to trawl the internet for some new trail shoes

Edited: 02/07/2013 at 20:41
02/07/2013 at 20:49

No chance of that JJ! It's completely impossible to swim upstream. They even have a bunch of guys in kayaks herding all the swimmers to the left about 200m before the exit from the river, where there's men in wetsuits standing in the water ready to pull you out. If you miss it, you'd have to look for another place to climb out further down the river - there's no way back against that current, it's super strong!

02/07/2013 at 20:54

Sorry folks, lost the thread due to my bookmarks disappearing, I see I'm not alone.

Got my GFA place confirmed for VLM next year

10k race tomorrow.

02/07/2013 at 21:32

Oh well done 00! I'm jealous, as the marathon was always my favourite distance and I'm now banned from more than a half. Actually at the moment I'm having trouble even running a decent 10km.

02/07/2013 at 21:38

'OO' - good about VLM. Best of luck in tomorrow's 10k.

JJ - so you're hitting the trails again?

BIW - it could be quite frightening, getting swept along in that current.

6.19 miles with the running club. Some was on road, some off, all hilly, culminating at a triangulation point, from where it was a lovely down down downhill.

03/07/2013 at 08:49

Columba - yes, my first time racing there I was scared to death, didn't even want to jump off the ferry. Now I love it, it's like swimming in the sea. There are safety boats all the way down the course, as there is shipping coming up the other side.  It does give you an appreciation of the awesome power of the river though.

03/07/2013 at 09:17

00 50, congratulations on your GFA for next years VLM. Good luck with your 10k.

BIW, best of luck with your tri's.

JJ, Sweatshop have a half price summer sale on at the moment, and Wiggle have lots of offers.

Columba, another interesting session for you at last nights club session.

Did 3 x 1 mile over the "switchback circuit" in the forest last night with the club. Today is the mile of mile event at Southampton running track, but I am unable to partake, as off later today as it's my daughter's wedding tomorrow. I probably won't be posting again until the weekend, and won't run again until Sunday as my right calf is "telling me" I'm overdoing it.

Still no bookmarks and took three attempts to log in. Hopefully all will be fixed by the time I'm back

03/07/2013 at 11:26

Enjoy the wedding TE, and rest that leg.

03/07/2013 at 13:09

Thanks BIW.

03/07/2013 at 19:11

Here's a new photo of my beautiful young dog Charly



03/07/2013 at 21:11

Phew, back on at last!  I have tried and tried throughout the day but to no avail.

IW, he's gorgeous.  What a bonny lad 

TE, hope the wedding goes well.

Columba, enjoy the baby sitting, and crawling and crying and laughing..........

00 congratulations.  Not sure if I'll do it next year, but we'll see.

For me it was another struggle today.  I think it was the humidity this time.  Managed 5.65 miles but couldn't manage the hill reps I'd planned.  I'll try again tomorrow instead.

03/07/2013 at 22:13

Went to see latest granddaughter today.

Ordered a pair of Mizuno off roaders at 35% discount. My road shoes are Mizuno. I quite like the "wave" system of support.

This time of the year I do most of my occasional runs at least partly off road.

Are you making a wedding speech?

Nice looking animal. Is he fully grown now?

I would never do more than short runs if it's humid.

04/07/2013 at 07:06

Thanks Redhead, I'm biased of course but I think Charly's a lovely dog. Unfortunately probably not good enough to show because he tends to carry his tail too high when in motion and that's a bad fault, but I'm more interested in his working ability, not in the show ring.

JJ - pretty much grown in height, over the next 6 months  or so he will fill out some more and pack on muscle, his chest needs a bit more development but he's still a youngster..

04/07/2013 at 07:50


Got a 2nd V50 prize at my 10k but well down on last years time

04/07/2013 at 09:52

Yay, well done on your prize 00!  I've never had a prize for coming second, though i did get a plaque for being first V50 lady in a 10k - but that was only 'cos it was the first running of the race and the club runners hadn't joined in 

04/07/2013 at 10:45

They all count redhead!

04/07/2013 at 18:00

Just about unpacked and washed after Glastonbury! Only a little rain on the Thursday afternoon, so never even wore my wellies, and had a really great time. Enjoyed the Rolling Stones, and much to my surprise, Kenny Rogers too! Did a great deal of walking between stages.

I came back with a heavy cold, which luckily only staterd on the Sunday - talking of gunk, Red...............! As a result, I haven't run since before we went, but plan to have a go tomorrow.

Well done on the GFA OO 50, and on the triathlon BIW.

K really seems to show a lot of promise Matsmum. We had some really speedy juniors at our parkrun.

04/07/2013 at 19:49

Dentist today. No problems so a cheap visit.

You have to be in it to win it. The opposition clearly knew you were in it so didn't bother to enter.

Saw the Rolling Stones on TV. Quite good.
How long does Glastonbury last?

05/07/2013 at 06:36


I'm a bit muzzy-headed this morning as we went to the Arrow fm awards ceremony in Hastings last night.  I'd been nominated as 'Fundraiser of the year' and never expected to win but I did!  Run will have to wait until my head has cleared a bit 

06/07/2013 at 19:25

Can't let the day pass without a post of some sort.

Got new off road shoes: Mizuno Wave Harrier 3. Lots of  arch support and plenty of room in the toe box. The sole is very aggressive and I would happily wear the shoes for XC.

Congrats on the award. I'm sure you earned it.

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