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10/10/2012 at 20:12

Ricky, get yourself an Alpkit gamma. It's the dogs danglies. I run with it all the time, it actually makes cars dip their headlights when they see you! Also excellent for trails etc. Really awesome piece of kit. 

11/10/2012 at 13:42

Alwyn - the main road is the only route I run also and the dark bits are downright dangerous with oncoming headlights.  Path opposite mcmullens factory also very overgrown this year and a bit of a challenge in the dark negotiating clumps of hedge poking out! Starting to think minor roads with virtuallu no traffic wearing a head light might be a better option!

I work in Lisburn also & could run at lunchtime I suppose but no shower facilites make it a no no.

Thanks for link Jonny - similar although more upmarket to what I already have. Think I'll try out the one I have first to see if its for me.

11/10/2012 at 22:09

just back from 7.25 miles on a dark, wet evening - head torch worked a treat

11/10/2012 at 22:19

too wet did the walking test thats been brought into the works fitness test..(I just can't do the beep shuttle run a marathon...yes...beep test no!

treadmill at 3.8mph

0 gradient for 2 minutes 

3 gradient for 2 minutes 

6 gradient for 2 minutes 

9 gradient for 2 minutes 

12 gradient for 2 minutes 

15 gradient for 2 minutes 


(so only 12minutes of your time)


give it a go if you're inside one of these cold nights....too easy?...mix it up by carrying a 7.5kg kettlebell in each hand...though that isnt in the test.



11/10/2012 at 22:30

I've actually wondered about people doing that in the gym Mark! Now I know. 

I'd like to give the bleep test a go again, I was in the top 3 in school. (played lots of rugby)

12/10/2012 at 15:42

5 miles in the rain last night. Lovely night the worst part was going out the door once out it wasn't too bad.

13/10/2012 at 18:16

Well that.s the first XC race over with. Stuck with Leek for first 2 laps and then he moved away from me for the last 2 laps. Tough going as usual but always like the challenge.

13/10/2012 at 19:30
Well done on the XC Rodney - must be tough goin and sap the legs!

Lovely 16 mile LSR this afternoon 9.20 pace. Furtherest I've run in 5 years!

Looking forward to a Chinese in about an hour
13/10/2012 at 20:33

You ran well Rodney, as i said after the race, I thought you could have pushed on.

13/10/2012 at 21:00

Thanks Ricky. Well done on the LSR and hope the chinese was good.


14/10/2012 at 15:59

Well done Rodney and Leek.

15 miles this morning with the Dublin gang. We managed to get round dry which was nice after the soakings I got through the week.


16/10/2012 at 10:06

Sperrin Harriers Winter League Series, can anyone tell me, is it possible for a runner/plodder of any ability to enter the 5 or 6 races? I need to do something to get me over the winter, and any reviews would be great,cheers. 


16/10/2012 at 10:45

Ray I have never done any of these races as I take kids training on a Saturday morning. Sperrin are a good friendly club and you get a good welcome at these races. They were put on for runners who don't do cross country. Go along give it a go and there a cuppa at the end.

16/10/2012 at 14:09

I have not run in that series either Ray but would like to get to one or two after Dublin. I know they were getting 100+ for races last year and there are all abilities taking part.  Should be worth having a go. 

16/10/2012 at 17:14
Ray/Paul they r brill and super value 4 money
16/10/2012 at 22:22

thanks guys, I might just do them.... could be a bit of fun!

17/10/2012 at 09:11

Hi all new to this forum, anybody heading to Dundrum 8 on Saturday? Am going and have heard different reports from last year as to how tough it is. Anybody do it last year?

17/10/2012 at 10:25

I am going down - but also first timer. Info suggests it's pretty flat. Roughly four miles on surfaced roads, two miles on sand and two miles on stoned track and boardwalk. The beach is likely to be the tricky part esp if into a headwind. Over 700 entrants, I just hope there's some sandwiches left by the time I finish.

17/10/2012 at 10:45

I've never run Dundrum but I think I read that there was a tough head wind on the beach section last year.

3 x 1 mile reps last night. Tough session but one of my favourites.



17/10/2012 at 13:57

I am for Dundrum on Sat too.  Toughest part last year was on the beach where we were exposed to the gale coming off the sea.  The forecast for Saturday looks hopeful - dry and light winds.  A good event and nice course all round.  

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