Hi Ryan welcome to the forum. Sperrin Harriers run a winter trail series if you don't mind travelling. Check out their website for dates or you can find them on Facebook. I think the first one is the 27 Oct. For clubs in your area check out Athletics NI you can also find all the latest race. Race over the Glens is a greast way to start the new year. Keep in touch and let us know how you get on.
Well done evryone who ran Waterside today it turned out damp. I managed a seasons best but still a long way to go to be were I want to be. What did you think of the new course. I quite liked it except for the bits were you ran down onside of the road round a cone and back up the other side. I was a bit disappointed that HMM had ate all the Mars bars before I got finished.,
Hadn't a great run at Waterside - was on course for sub 1:50 at halfway point but I paid the price for not gettin much training in since Cookstown.Suffered big time on the way back in with the wind & rain but managed to hang on for 1:53 - happy enuff given the patchy training.Wasn't a fan of the course at all- the first & last mile on the country lane was great (although very narrow & congested and hard to get into a stride) but all those added in contraflow bits & industrial estate running just didn't do it for me!Anyway a "born again" PB I suppose so ok with that.Good running HMM... well done on SB Kenneth - what time did u run?
Ricky my PB's days are long gone. I ran 2:14 and was pleased with my run. First time I have run a negative split in a long time.
Ran my first half yesterday.... Waterside, I agree ricky w about the industrial estate cone thingy.. finished in 1:58:38 delighted with that, I also got no mars at the end!!!!! I suppose I will have to run a bit quicker to claim a mars bar!
Good running yesterday everyone. Well done Ray, I finished a few seconds ahead, so I must have got one of the last Mars. It was close to my slowest ever half, the flatter course didn't do me much good on the day.
Well done Kenneth on the negative split - don't think I've ever run one of those!I know exactly what you mean on being pleased with a run - I was much more pleased with my run at cookstown even though I was 3 mins slower as I felt very strong over the last 3 miles and ran my quickest mile splits over those last 2 miles. It just felt like a much more satisying run at Cookstown.Great run Ray for your first one - and you enjoyed it by the sounds of things! I must say the Mars Bar was gratefully received and went down a treat - I only had one - honest! You will look forward to doing more halfs as there are many (in my opinion) that are much nicer runs then this "new Improved" course that we had yesterday.
They offered me cheesy wotsits at the end which didn't do anything for me. they had also run out of water but I managed to get on round the walkers finish. Did anyone go for the tea I just wanted to get into dry clothes into the car and get home.
Ricky I started off steady and maybe could have pushed on earlier in the race but I was pacing someone to a PB but when I reached 10 miles I felt strong and the 13 mile was the fastest. If I'd pushed on earlier I would have been slowing at this point.
There are much more scenic courses than this out there.
Mark I think I recall you talking about doing a mile. There's one for you this friday.
Just noticed that up in the Antrim forum....never ran on a track before so looking forward to this!
We would encourage you to visit the Marathon Talk website to register: (www.marathontalk.com) and then come along to ANTRIM FORUM (Athletics Track) on FRIDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2012 to run your mile. The horn will sound at 7.15pm to indicate the start of the one mile challenge. Although you are encouraged to use your own device, we will have several time-keepers in attendance as back up!After the event, all you have to do is log your mile time on the Marathon Talk website before 16th September, and hopefully celebrate either a new personal best or your first ever one mile time trial!The event is totally FREE of charge, provided by NiRunning (www.nirunning.co.uk). This will be an informal gathering, thus suitable for runners of all standard (over 16 years old). You do not have to be registered with ‘Marathon Talk’ to participate, but we would encourage you to do so to show your support!
so who's for the Antrim Forum tomorrow?
Sorry can't make it Mark. Should be a good night and a bit of fun.
i did something like this many years ago run a mile for the guide dogs it was hard work becuase your eyeballs out the whole way.
Can't make it either - I fly to Newcastle tomorrow night for the Great North Run weekend. Looking forward to watching my nieces & nephew in the Junior Run on Saturday, Mo Farah in the GB&I vs USA City Games Sat pm and then my second attempt at the GNR on Sunday.
I would loved to have run on the track at Antrim Forum, never having experienced it and would love to see how fast I can actually run a flat mile. Though as Kenny points out, eyeballs-out for 5+ mins sounds painful and certainly not a good idea with my dodgy hamstring!!
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.
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