Thanks Margaret - will have to give the parkruns a miss then... a few in Belfast all on saturdays... strange they don't spread them over sat & sun? i.e. minimizing the clashes I think they would get a larger overall turnout?? Hope you'd a good run this morn.I remember when I first ran a number of years ago going out the night before my weekend longrun and clocking the route in the car and planting bottles of water every 3 or 4 miles! Oh how technology has spoiled us! Know what you mean about off road running - used to have use the mountain bike to clock the mile markers on one of my routes which has the broadwater tow path in the middle of it.The cycling thing is wierd - did 14 miles on my mountain bike in 50mins on a wet & windy thurs nite, heart rate averaged 152 which would be the same as a steady run for me yet when I got home I didnt feel like I had anything like the workout like I would get from a 5 or 6 mile run at similar HR.No running since last Monday evening and starting to get a little bit impatient - ankle improving but still can feel it when I break into a run... I know I should keep resting but the temptation to run is building as the off days tick past!
12 miles banked this morning. Boy was it warm.
I have a few weeks off kids training so I am hoping to get a couple of goes at the ECOS parkrun then do the first Portrush on the 8th as a warm up for the Waterside on the 9th Sept.
had a great time yesterday at Ecos parkrun, both Colin & Roxy loved it!!! There was a fantastice turnout, well done to everyone who helped out or completed their 1st park run. Nice to meet Paul for the 1st time
I managed 12 as well this morning Kenny & it was tough going, it was so warm & humid. We are definitely not used to running in that heat - I found it really affected my breathing which was much more laboured than it should have been. Still its another 12 miles in the bank & more pleasant than when its baltic, lashing rain & gales!!
Anyone registered for the Causeway Coast run coming up in 6 weeks, have heard a few stories about the course, each one making the inclines of the hills sound tougher than the last, be interested to hear any posters stories from the run...
I'm down to run the 10k, and have just got back into the running over the past week coming from the football season slacking off, have got my 5k down to just under 21 minutes on a fairly hilly training route, ultimate aim is to get the 10k done in 40 mins, but may have to revise if route is as tough as being made out...
Boysie, the 10K course at Causeway is the flattest of all the diff races held on the day. The toughest bit is between the start near Dunseverick Castle and the Giants Causeway where there are some steep inclines and the ground underfoot is tricky in places. Once you are past the visitor centre then it's good running. Enjoy. I have ran all the C'way options bar the 10K but there is always a large number in that event.
Off to Twin Peaks race in Cargan tonight as I can't make Interclub race tomorrow with my eldest boys birthday bash.
Heather glad u enjoyed the parkrun again - we held a club race on the course last Monday night and it's a fabulous 5k route.
Cheers howmanyminutes, good to know that the worst bit will be out of the way in the first few k's and can settle in from there
anyone else here listen to the marathontalk podcast and their push for the magic mile? http://www.marathontalk.com/notifications.php if so th http://www.athleticsni.org/Fixtures/Mill-Hill-Mile might be the perfect opportunity!
something else...the Darragh Cross 10k....was delighted with my time...a new personal best for me in a 10k.....then suddenly what was billed as a 10k is now a 6miler...goodbye personal best time!
I haven't done the Mill Hill Mile before Mark, but I believe it's an uphill run and times are a lot slower than for a flat race. As for Darragh Cross, I have heard Joe being asked about that in the past and he says it's a 10k, so I would take the pb .
Went to the 5k trail race at Crawfordsburn yesterday, a good event on a tough wee course with a few stiff climbs, my time was about 26.15.
Mill Hill mile not ideal for a fast timed mile Mark - I think it's a nasty one. They used to do the stormont mile - I did it one year and it was a good blowout but not sure of any other ones.
That crawsfordburn race sounds like a good one Paul but I've never got round to running it.
Managed a parkrun and 15 mile at the weekend. Had to take a day off and an easy day to recover!
The clue is in the name Mill "HILL" Mile. If you know Castlewellan, it is the mile from the bottom of the hill (Annsborough) as you enter the town from the Clough direction to the square in the town centre. It is not one for a time but a good work out. It is steeper than the hill up to Stormont.
Stormont was downhill Lisoider so could be down or up!!
Castlewellan - they definitely run up the hill...the Hill & Dalers from Newcastle AC do not like to make things easy. After the run Shimna Wheelers cycle club are also holding a 1 mile time trial up the hill open to all. Why not make a night of it and do both
First run out at the ECOS Parkrun this morning. I had forgot how tough 5K's are it was very warm round the lake on the first lap. Good wee work out and good turn out.
Not really good at this technical stuff, so don't know if I have attached the link properly, but if you get a chance have a look at this new website. Looks good.
No, it didn't work. Maybe someone else could post it?
I had a look Mags looks good just what we needed. Local running website run by local runners.
this one seems to work better. http://nirunning.webs.com/
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