Northern Ireland Running

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14/07/2014 at 16:54

Kenny/ Paul , cheers , I will see how the training goes, I haven't been on a bike in about 30 years  , and it's with that same blind stupidity I approach most things , but then if someone told me 2 years ago that I'd run 7 marathons I would have told them they needed their head examined

Kenny, thats good news about pack collection, see you Saturday all being well.

15/07/2014 at 14:01

Go Martin - triathlons next year ? don't worry if you can't swim yet i'm sure you will soon pic it up !!!, can I have some of what you are on ? 

20 hilly miles for me this morn , smashed now (again) 

 

D S
15/07/2014 at 18:42
I like the cut of your jib, Martin! Anyone who mixes up parkruns, marathons and is heading towards the dark side of multi-sport is all right by me! I admire people who dedicate their training towards one distance or discipline, but personally I love the challenge of running a parkrun off long distance triathlon training and taking part in great local events. It's not an approach that'll get me onto the podium, but it's great to mix up the training . You certainly don't have to travel too far from home to enjoy parts of NI that you'd never otherwise visit.

The Wall's a great challenge to aim for. As Paul said, I had my only DNF in 8 years of racing there last year when I snapped my bike chain a couple of miles into the ride and didn't have a chain tool with me. I completed the final run as a training run anyway.

Don't worry too much about planning kit or nutrition at this stage. Get used to the bike first then practice riding for an hour or so then heading straight out for a short run afterwards. I'll catch up with you at a race soon!
16/07/2014 at 21:00

D S most excellent performance at Celtman, am in awe! superb!

16/07/2014 at 22:38

DS , Thanks for the advice I really appreciate it , I'm gonna spend the next few days getting to know the bike( my last bike was a Grifter) , oh yes , once I get some pedals, didn't know pedals were such a specialised subject  Helpline conversation went something along the lines of " hello, I've just received a bike with no pedals ", "with that type of bike people like to pick their own pedals " "really ?"  " yes, are you thinking of using cleats ?" , " would it surprise you that I don't know what you're talking about ?", " no sir it wouldn't !!"  This cross over is going to be a slow process !!!

Leslie, that's great mileage , what's next ? , Triathlon for me ? Nope, water terrifies me !!

D S
18/07/2014 at 06:38
Cheers Clairster - still not as awesome as watching you complete your 100th marathon last month!

Martin - keep it simple with the pedals. Toe clips are fine at first and you can wear your running shoes while you're cycling. Saves you money and a guaranteed embarrassing fall the first time your cleat fails to release as you slow at a traffic light... Personal experience with scars to prove it!
18/07/2014 at 08:17

Hi guys, hope everybody is keeping well?

Is anybody running Dervock? I've registered but having a lot of bother with my hamstring this year so unsure whether to run it or not. My half times have been abysmal this year compared to last  

Also wanted to put the word out for a 10k happening in my wee town of Tandragee on 2nd of August. Registration is on ni athletics page and they've put a lot of effort into making this a good race which will hopefully be an annual event, it's chipped goody bag etc. Ran the route the other day with my mate and it's a good flat course. Hopefully see some of you there

18/07/2014 at 15:14

Natalie , I'm running tomorrow , very little training so I'm not expecting any great time but I'm expecting it to hurt a lot  Dervocks my favourite half so I hope it gives me the boot up the arse that I need , see you at the start line 

18/07/2014 at 19:42
Martin I'm still undecided about whether to run, one minute I'm "no I'll rest the leg a bit longer" next minute I'm all business and going to run it. Have my bag good to go tho
How come it's your favourite?
19/07/2014 at 01:19
Hope Dervock gets some decent weather!
Good Luck, Martin & Natalie ... if you choose to run.

I'm in Hoylake cheering on Rory McIlroy ... Been roasted last 2 days, now forecasting thunderstorms & hail for Saturday!!
19/07/2014 at 08:23
Cheers DS

Hey Alwyn, how's it going ?

Natalie , 2 years ago I said to a friend if I can complete a half we will sign up for Dublin Marathon,Dervock was that half, I completed it and went on to run Dublin, it's a nice course with some challenging bits but you are always made very welcome both in the village and surrounding countryside and the Dark Hedges are just fab , hope to see you later (large bald man , lime green mournes top)
20/07/2014 at 10:43
Thanks Alwyn.. Martin I didn't see you but I took a 'selfie' at the start to send my mate and low and behold a person with your description is looming in the background, wish I could post the pic on here! Had a good run, came in at 1.49 which is about 10 minutes off my average time but felt the most comfortable I have done in ages. Legs not feeling too pretty today. A great wee event and brilliant atmosphere. How did you get on?
20/07/2014 at 12:51

Hi guys, hope everybody is keeping well?

Is anybody running Dervock? I've registered but having a lot of bother with my hamstring this year so unsure whether to run it or not. My half times have been abysmal this year compared to last  

Also wanted to put the word out for a 10k happening in my wee town of Tandragee on 2nd of August. Registration is on ni athletics page and they've put a lot of effort into making this a good race which will hopefully be an annual event, it's chipped goody bag etc. Ran the route the other day with my mate and it's a good flat course. Hopefully see some of you there

20/07/2014 at 16:04

Hope Dervock went well. I did the Sea2Sky 10k on Friday evening which is one of my favourite races. Born2Run really pull out all the stops to give the runners a great day out. Once again, the weather was lovely and Newcastle looked splendid. This morning I did the Lisburn sprint triathlon. The run course for that is completely uninspiring as it is just 5 laps of the playing fields, but overall it's a nice wee race. There were some very fast runners out in the fastest wave who were good to watch. If you think though some marshalls in running races can be grumpy, you should experience our Triathlon Ireland officials. They are there to ensure that everyone abides by the rules, but they show no mercy!

I'm getting my fitness back, slowly but surely. There are just too many good races on this time of year; it's hard to keep the missus happy by not doing too many .

20/07/2014 at 20:10

Natalie , I think I saw you at the end , do you have a top that says Natty across the front by the time my brain had computed the information you were gone , I got what I expected at Dervock, pain and 2:17 , just 22 mins off my PB , but I really enjoy it , are you for Cookstown next week ? 

Paul , your fairly racking up the miles good man, 18 mile cycle this morning for me, first time on a bike since school but I enjoyed it , just found out I'm at a family wedding on 11th October so no Wall for me, Booooooo, gonna have to look for another event 

20/07/2014 at 20:27

Paul I was driving through Lisburn this morning. Saw the marshals and wondered what was going on!

 

Martin yes that was probably me, sorry I missed you! Yep I'm registered for Cookstown, it'll be the last I do in the series I think unless I'm persuaded to do Groomsport Legs have never been so tired and sore the whole time I've been running.  

20/07/2014 at 23:35

Natalie, I will look out for you next week, this is the original course so I haven't tried it, no doubt another painfest for me but heh 

22/07/2014 at 11:12

Well done Paul on your back to back races.

Well done Natty and Martin on completing Dervock. It was a hot day for running but not as hot as last year. Sorry I didn't meet you Natty but Mags pointed you out on the pics up on our facebook page. It was a busy couple of days which really caught up with me yesterday when I had no energy at all. Now I have it all to do again for the Milk Run in Ballymoney on Friday evening.

22/07/2014 at 23:38

Thanks Kenny 

Portaferry 10 mile tonight  , tough enough course , my sons did the relay  , Mags and Louise nice to see you both as always 

23/07/2014 at 00:49

Great running tonight Martin (or was that yesterday now?), especially on the back of Dervock on Saturday.  Well done to your two sons too - they looked as though they really enjoyed it.

Another great night at Portaferry but a pity about the fog which forced the cancellation of the Strangford ferry. I think that there were a few disappointed runners stranded on the other side of the lough, although a few members of East Down managed to make it over courtesy of a fishing boat .

Paul OH, saw you briefly but didn't get a chance to chat.

Kenny, Dervock was brilliant as usual.  Thanks for a great weekend and hope you're well recovered now.  See you on Friday.

 

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