My road to Rio

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07/06/2013 at 17:21

He's run at least one of his slow times with his dad and regularly does the parkrun with his dad even if they don't run together - I think this is rather nice - fast times aren't everything.

07/06/2013 at 17:47
mike rushton wrote (see)

Also, I want to join an athletics club, just waiting for the money, hopefully will be joining Bolton United Harriers AC soon. 

PS. Im contemplating running the greater manchester marathon in april 2013, although I have a fair bit to go, furthest ive ever ran is 13 miles but that was training. 

 

A Michael Rushton ran the Greater Manchester Marathon finishing in a chip time of 4:09:12 - that may well explain the slower parkrun times. There are no other Michael Rushton's on RunBritain so my conclusion is that he changed the emphasis of his training - now what the hell was I supposed to be doing at work today!

 

07/06/2013 at 19:52

What a bunch of stalkers

One minute a sub 16 5k is the aim on the way to representing GB at Rio at 5 or 10k. And now he's throwing in a marathon?

These kids of today! Ideas come and go!

07/06/2013 at 21:08

I don't think there's much mystery about any of this.

Mike turned up, declared an enthusiatic but naive ambition and realised very soon that it wasn't doable. He still seems to be enjoying his running anyway, which is good.

I bet he really regrets that first post though  

07/06/2013 at 22:05
literatin wrote (see)

Now who's 'got it in for' poor Mike, Bob?

Hey, I've not got it in for him either. I just asked a couple of questions, made a couple of observations based on the facts available, and stated that there was hope for him yet. Whassup with that?

Don't go tarnishing me with yours and Stevie's negative spin on the lad. 

07/06/2013 at 22:06

Bobby, you're harsher than Mike Harsh of Harsh View Terrace in Harshtown

07/06/2013 at 22:14
After all of the people who have come on here with outlandish plans it seems that DF3 , to his credit, was the only one man or woman enough to come back and admit they weren't quite as good as they thought.
07/06/2013 at 22:16

MY negative spin, Bob??? I've been nothing but encouraging to all of these kids. 

Millsy, you are forgetting Alex Coward.

07/06/2013 at 22:23

You're second only to Nick Windsor in transparent insincerity, lit!

07/06/2013 at 22:50
Oh I forgot about Alex Coward, what's he up to now?
Although he did get quite agressive when you questioned his logic.
07/06/2013 at 22:56

Becoming a 400m runner.

08/06/2013 at 10:48

Why do these threads irritate us so much I sometimes question.

I think it's due mostly to the way that as runners we tend to be humble, aware of our position in the order of things, work hard and consistently over years, and try and get as good as we can get personally.

So when people come on with not only unrealistic aims, but ridiculous time scales, and start bandying thing about like "I haven't got the time/can't be bothered" to work too hard, it rankles.

08/06/2013 at 11:02

They don't irritate me. I think they're great. 

08/06/2013 at 11:06

the eventual massive realisation is.

But often that happens off camera.

10/06/2013 at 12:24
Stevie G . wrote (see)

Why do these threads irritate us so much I sometimes question.

I think it's due mostly to the way that as runners we tend to be humble, aware of our position in the order of things, work hard and consistently over years, and try and get as good as we can get personally.

So when people come on with not only unrealistic aims, but ridiculous time scales, and start bandying thing about like "I haven't got the time/can't be bothered" to work too hard, it rankles.

I think it's fact that the people who spout this stuff are usually coming  from a position of almost complete ignorance. To turn up on a running forum, knowing little about running, and to state openly, "Hi, I'm new here and I'm going to be better than you lot," is pretty bloody rude actually.

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10/06/2013 at 12:42
Stevie G . wrote (see)

Why do these threads irritate us so much I sometimes question.

I think it's due mostly to the way that as runners we tend to be humble, aware of our position in the order of things, work hard and consistently over years, and try and get as good as we can get personally.

So when people come on with not only unrealistic aims, but ridiculous time scales, and start bandying thing about like "I haven't got the time/can't be bothered" to work too hard, it rankles.

 

They don't bother me in the slightest... I think they're actually quite amusing.

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10/06/2013 at 12:47

Is Mike still around 

10/06/2013 at 13:17

I remember being a teen and thinking that swimming twice a week would get me to the Olympics. I was a good swimmer and I was better than everyone else in the public swimming session so why not? Luckily I kept my thoughts to myself before I found out better. Unfortunately Mike poured his thoughts out on here and published under his own name for all to see. Ooops Mike

10/06/2013 at 15:47

I think that's the point SR - you might have major ambitions about all sorts of things in life but its' always best to keep them to yourself (or at least among people you know) at the beginning otherwise you'll look like - well - a plonker if it doesn't pan out.

10/06/2013 at 16:24

agreed on the not using your real name/a username that is obvious who you are.

Luckily my youthful nonsense is buried some whereit can't be found!

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