just looking at google maps...says 1hr24min from Belfast.....an early Sunday morning start!
yeah entered, first one ever!!! nervous.... hope to be under 2 hours although people are saying just go around it and enjoy it! first ever 10k last week in 49.49, all goin well should be in in 2 hours???
I enjoyed the tri, VT'd. It was a great day for it although I was a bit disappointed to finish a couple of minutes slower than last year. That was my own faullt though; I hadn't checked the bike and the front brake had been rubbing against the wheel. No, I prefer the shorter stuff - just going as hard as you can from the start.
The race was too packed though. We had 7 in our lane, all taking between 17mins and 21 mins to do the swim, so it was a bit messy. Also, on the bike course there are 3 junctions with traffic lights, a couple of pedestrian crossing and a railway level crossing,, so there were too many stops. On the Lisburn tri, there were railings placed to give the cyclists their own way through the junctions.The run was good though, it was through the park and I really enjoyed that.
It's a good one to do as a first. All the best, VT'd, for your Dublin training. It's great weather for it.
Anyone do laganside today? How'd you get on if so?
Nice one Ray - with that 10k time of yours under 2 hrs should be very comfortable! You are prob looking at 1:50 if you've been gettin a decent no. of longer runs done in training. But yes - get round & enjoy it first & foremost! If you feel you've plenty left in the tank at the end then you can look forward to the PB in the next one!Mark - would be bit of a trek for me too from Moira. However I'm on the north coast with the family nxt weekend so 30mins'll take me there on sun morn thankfully
Laganside was good today, big crowd, not too warm. I ran 49.40 but realised when I got home that my chip number didn't match my race num and my name is not in the results . Did this happen to anyone else? Thanks for handing me the voucher Mags but I didn't read it either until I got home, so I missed out there as well and didn't realise that Marie Curie were collecting them .
I'm planning to do Waterside HM as well next wk. Some changes to the previous course there I see.
Thought that laganside was brilliantly organised.
good distance markers
water in bottles with loads of hander-outers
minutes silence respectful
nice buzz about the place
fresh fruit in the finishing bag!!
Non rip number that didnt disintergrate
Just looking at the 10k figures-
was there really 1000 more at Titanic?
Paul send me your details - race number time etc at laganside10k@northbelfast harriers.com and I'll try and get that sorted for you.
Mark titanic is massive and less competition at that time of year.September is saturated with races.
Paul I think I know where you're at in results. The person in your place actually dropped out. I did wonder how she was on results.
I'll talk to a few people and see if I can sort out. Sorry for any mix up.
Well Done all involved with putting on Laganside 10k yesterday! Anniversary of my first ever race in 2011 and progress marked with a pb. Doubly satisfied as hamstring was twinging and sore from mile 2 onwards (famous quote from Ron Hill kept me going onto second loop: "whatever you do, finish the damned race").
Mark, agree with your positive remarks on how NBH get it right with the little things for the Laganside event. I don't know how much they cost but the proper indestructible numbers are important to those of us who like to collect such memorabilia (mine has already been notated with date & finishing time and will hold pride of place on my office wall until I pb again!).
TG, impressive Top-20 finish for you! Hope you were pleased with your time?
Margaret, thanks for the water I grabbed from you and the goodie bag! Sorry, I didn't get to chat after introducing myself - combination of not wanting to detain you from your good work and I was 'busted' and incapable of coherent conversation at that stage!
Ricky W, see form your post last night that you're Moira-based? Me too! Probably seen you out pounding the pavements and not known!
Back to Dublin Marathon training tonight, have convinced my training partner we need to take it extra-slooow tonight with my hamstring concern. Want to put in a good mileage week as need to taper a little next week ahead of the Great North Run.
Glad to hear you enjoyed it Alwyn. Keep stretching that hamsting and maybe look at some core work round lower back / glutes .(as well as stretching there).
Very happy with my own race. Went out with Julie Turley, she left me at 4k and then at 5k I found a 2nd wind and left her. Managed to finish strong for a change in a 10k. New PB by 7 seconds for me. I was pleasantly surprised to see I'd finished top 20 as I wouldn't have expected it in such a big race,
Paul we should have your result sorted shortly. I'll ask and see if you can still hand in the voucher and we can claim it.
TG, thanks for the advice. I thought I had fully recovered after first occurring at end of 10k in Dublin in April. Felt some discomfort at club interval session last Tues but rested for 48 hrs and put in some decent slower miles on Thurs & Fri. Did a good warm-up yesterday but went out too fast with my training partner - think I need to watch when I'm pushing under my limit of sub 6.45 miles. Core work and stretching of connected muscle groups - always good advice and necessary reminder for us novices!
Saw you finished ahead of Julie, interesting to hear you were sparring with her! Congratulated her afterwards on her win, she's so consistently impressive.
Alwyn I have a lot of history with hamstring injuries though thankfully not this year. If an injury keeps occuring it's usually symptomatic of something else e.g. maybe underactive glutes or maybe the hamstrings aren't stong enough or even back related. I do pilates and have a core routine I would do with a load of squats in it to combat that.
Julie Turley is a class act -I was hoping Kerry Harty would be there yesterday to see them battle it out. I almost got cleaned out by another runner at 4k yesterday and she had to listen to some profanities out of me so I felt sorry for her in that regard! Morrison was gone in less than 2k.
trying to decide between dambusters 10mile/10k or waterside half marathon this weekend....any thoughts?
Mark, I know this might be of particular interest to you. I did Waterside half two years ago as part of my Dublin marathon training and got a 16 minute PB. I think that the Dambusters may be a new race - I hadn't heard of it before.
For the other forumites - Mark and I both completed our first marathons in exactly the same time, right down to the very second, and we're hoping that he has a similar experience to mine in Dublin.
Good to see so many of you yesterday at Laganside. Alwyn, it was nice to meet you even if it was just a quick hello.
Paul OH, hope you got sorted out with your time etc.
I'm off to Spain early tomorrow - courtesy of Jimmy's 10k and Down Travel - but I don't think I'll be getting much running done as my knee has gone again. Trainers and painkillers are packed, just in case - it's so hard to resist going for a run in the sun!
Good luck to those doing Waterside next week.
The dambusters races will be awesome, Mark.
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