Ricky, Indo 77 I had a bad run in Cookstown a couple of years ago found it much tougher than Lisburn. Never did Ards but I hear it's hilly. Why not give the Kennedy Kane McArthur Half in Dervock on the 21 July a go entries close on the 30 June.
Derry not too bad its quite flat but I didn't like the bit around the industrial estate running up one side of a car park and down the other. I think they might be changing that this year.
7 miles this morning I wore the jacket and though we were going to get soaked but it never developed into anything and was quite warm by the finish.
Ards has two long hills, 3rd mile and 10th mile (both similar to the waterloo road at Lisburn) otherwise flatter than Lisburn. Last 2 mile all downhill or flat. I think it is potentially faster than Lisburn if you can keep the pace up the hills.
Always a great spread afterwards...
Got 10.25miles done this morning. Thought I would be tired after 21 miles on Saturday but after a couple of miles felt strong. Tight going to get back in time for work but managed sub 7pace for the last 2miles and made it in time. Full of enrgy and could have kept going. An easy 4 miles tomorrow morning and then rest for Thursday nights race.
Cookstown is one of the tougher HMs, Indo77. I find Waterside & Newry the best for PBs. Not sure if I can make it to Limavady Kenny. I've missed it in the last two years and would like to run it again.
That was me scanning your barcode at parkrun Irene.
Sorry Paul - I didn't recognise you! Will have to get a photo of myself on here but I don't have any flattering ones
Love to do Dervock but away that weekend unfortunately Kenneth - next year! Just have to tough out Cookstown then by the sounds of things. Actually toying with entering Ards on the night on Friday .... probably a bad idea, better to get some more miles in the bank after Lisburn.Feeling great after Lisburn - ran 6 miles this evening... cracking evening on one of my favorite country lane routes. Hilly though - 321 feet of climbing but managed to average 8.45 pace and ran a 7.45 which is my first sub 8 since returning to running!
Ecos Parkrun in Ballymena is the closest one to Ballycastle/Bushmills (about 25 mins).
Looking forward to Round the Bridges tomorrow night, this will be my 3rd time running it & I really enjoy it!! I see a bit of rain is predicted, to be honest that might be a good thing, I did an easy 4 after work & it was so hot & muggy, it really wasn't good to run in.
Hopefully I'll see some familiar faces again
Didn't get out yesterday so did 4.6 easy miles tonight. Also looking forward to the race tomorrow night.
Looks like it could be a bit damp tonight. 120 pre entries so there should be a good turn out if the weather doesn't put the on the night entries. See you later.
Good night at the Bridges. 230 finishers and the rain stayed away. Well done all who ran thanks for your support.
Looking good for Dervock then Kenny.
Great night last night. Very warm though and a shower of rain would have been refreshing. I'm happy enough with my time. 65.07 is my PB and had hoped to be 66 or so last night so 67.19 isn't too far away from that. Got 2nd MV40. Ran ok until 6 miles and then started to gradually slow in each mile, although keeping in touch with a group just in front. The group then started to ease away from me at 8 miles and i just held in there for the last mile where I was able to pick the pace up again.
Yes, thanks Kenny and all the Club - very well organized - good fast course I would imagine. It was my first 10 miler so wasn't sure how it would go - as it turns out it went well all things considered. I managed about 74 inspite of really slowing down in the last 3 miles because of a (as it turns out) nasty groin strain/inflammation - was on schedule for sub-70 until 7 miles.
Could hardly walk this morning when I got out of bed, freed up a good bit now, so I think I'll not be running any time soon .
Had an operation on my foot six weeks ago to fix a bunion, so today is the day I can get out of my surgical recovery boot, wooo hooo. Still sore and stiff, but I'm looking forward to learning how to run again. I'm sure my fitness has flagged a good bit, but I've tried to keep moving with aqua jogging and weights. Has anybody else had a similar operation or experience on getting back to running without doing myself any damage?
LH I had one removed and a plastic joint put in place. I was told I shouldn't be running but if I was 10K was the limit. I have managed a few halfs but the foot gets sore if I up the milage too much.
Glad you enjoyed the race last night. Gentle stretching Paul should help.
Kenneth, thats really reasurring, considering what a good runner you are! I never had such a severe op as you. They just broke 2 of my foot bones and corrected the placing with screws.I'm hoping that my foot will still hold up to marathon distance in the future though.
Take it slowly LH it took me a while to get back. When I went to the GP he told me the plastic joint would never stick the abuse I'd give it. Another consultant was surprised they replaced the joint because of may age. I am happy now just to be able to get and do a bit.
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