Sorry to butt in but I'm staying with a friend in Belfast next week and was looking for a 5 mile running route that will take in the sites of Belfast without taking us into areas we would be worried about running in.
I know NI quite well, running on the Lagan towpath and North Antrim Coast but I don't know Belfast apart from the city centre.
I've tried mapmyrun etc with no joy.
Piers....what day would you be thinking of running and at what pace?
Weekend morning about 9 at about 8-9 min pace.Was thinking about a route around the city centre, Merchant, Waterfront then out to Titanic Quarter then perhaps a quick mural or two before back to Hotel for breakfast
Thanks for the offer but I don't know when or if we will be running. Intending to seriously sample Belfast nightlife so what is a good idea may turn into a non-event.
Might take you up on the offer when I'm back in NI solo though.
When does the Portrush park run start? quite like the idea of a flat 5k, my local one has a big hill in it!
Piers - Victoria Park run in East Belfast is flat as a pancake.
Portrush started last week. Meet at the Watersports Centre off the East Strand Car Park.
Going from one extreme (Longford marathon) to another tonight at the Antrim forum with my 1st ever mile race!! I have no clue whatsoever how to pace a mile so it should be interesting to say the least. Glad you all enjoyed my report from Longford, my legs seem to have more or less recovered from the ordeal!!
Great to see everyone getting to a few races & doing well. I'm hoping to fit in a few park runs in the next couple of months & could be tempted to give the Bangor 10k a go, I ran it a few years ago & really enjoyed it.
Irene, Dublin is a definite NO for me!!! All being well I'll attempt another marathon April/May next year.
Does anyone know anything about the half/10k at Decathlon on the 23rd? I thought about entering the 10k but the event seems to have very little organisation surrounding it. The best info I have got from google is
- Great Decathlon goodie-bag for all entrants - T-shirt for first 100 entrants in each race - Age Group Prizes in each race - Limited entry numbers for each race!
A T-Shirt for the first 100 entrants is a bit of a laugh when you have already handed them over £15 or £25. Ards had few entrants but everyone at least got a T-Shirt. What exactly is there in the "goodie bag" - a chip and a number?
Agree Indo - begrudge the high entry fee and won't be entering I,m afraid.Well - how did any of the magic milers get on last night?11mile LSR this afternoon - nice hilly route, enjoyed it.
Ah I see them now... v low turnout? Well done Mark & Heather! Dont recognise any other names..
Cheers Ricky...it was at short notice but if repeated in the future its definitely one to do...well organised and professional and for me a chance for the first time ever do run a timed mile…and the first time on a track for me…as someone said- after all the excuses I gave to avoid running and games at school my p.e teacher would be turning in his grave to see me now!
For me being an unattached and new runner (sorry plodder) turning up was intimidating but any worries were soon allayed by the friendly attitude of everyone. Cant believe that something so good is free!
Aaah - see you now HMM. All looking good in the pic!Fair play to you Mark, I was worried I'd be a fish out of a water also being unattached etc - wish I'd made the effort now!
Great running in Dublin C75.
Well done to all the miles. A bit more notice would have helped but as Mark siad you get very little for free.
I had considered doing the decathlon half but £25 for a half is a bit much. So I did Derry which was £20.
9 miles yesterday morning funny run at times I was struggling and then others I felt I was going well. Last two miles my fastest.
Two good finishes at the GNR.
I listen to the Marathon Talk podcast but didn't realise there was an event here!
Back for another one of my "I'm running really slowly" updates. Into week 8 of running with a HR lower than 150bpm. Showing real signs of progress, I'm running at about a min/mile quicker than I was at the start, and my avg HR currently is at about 141-143bpm on most runs. I could push on and maintain the higher avg HR just to see what I could do, but I'm enjoying running at about 1045min/mile.
It works. I have to admit I was sceptical. I haven't been running completely at the low HR in all honesty, throwing in a fartlek session at the weekend could be helping as well? I don't really know.
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