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01/11/2012 at 18:12

you only get one chance to compete in your first marathon!...I'm glad I did Belfast before Dublin...makes me appreciate Dublin even more...!!

01/11/2012 at 19:09
Thanks Alwynn.
Unfortunately Mark i have only heard a lot of negatives about Belfast marathon , out of shear north support I will probably do it this may anyway ,but heh dublin was fantastic
03/11/2012 at 13:02

Very enjoyable morning at Waterworks parkrun on its 2nd birthday.  Thanks to all involved (Mags, Ruth, Matt & co) for organising the party.  Quite a few Dublin marathon shirts on view too.

03/11/2012 at 21:53 some pics from today...enjoy.
05/11/2012 at 20:09

went along to the waterworks on saturday, fantastic event really well run, always seems to have a good number out every week, credit to the organisers and volunteers.  as for the run, slightly slower than usual due to a few icy patches but had a decent run nonetheless

07/11/2012 at 09:15

Winter training depresses me dark evenings not knowing what to wear and ending up too warm.

I've entered the Seeley anyone else doing it.

07/11/2012 at 10:09

Yes Kenny I've entered Seeley 10k along with about 25 others from Ballymena Runners. Should be a good day out.

07/11/2012 at 10:12

Yes Kenny. 56 entered from the club so far entered it. Looking forward to it.

07/11/2012 at 12:07

TG, I saw your tweet about the number of Stags already entered for the Seeley - very impressive! Good turnout from Ballymena too, Rodney.

I've entered though not yet really got my head round 10K 'eyeballs-out' after Dublin. Having said that, a good interval session at the club last night started me back on the road: 10x75secs with 90s recoveries.

Having told myself I wouldn't contemplate a Spring marathon and focus instead on next year's Half-Marathon series and then hopefully Dublin again, the club draw for 2 x London places was being made last night. There were only 3 others showing an interest so I put my name forward with a 50-50 chance of having to go home and explain to my wife . . . .  but I drew a slip of paper with an 'X' rather than 'London' so back to Plan A and no need for that awkward conversation at home!!

07/11/2012 at 14:27

TG I don't think I've ever had a good run at this race but theres always a first time. There's a few of us going up but we're a long way off 56 which is a fantastic number.

Alwyn unlucky.

07/11/2012 at 14:55

Kenny, a bit early to be asking but do you have a provisional date for Dervock next year?

07/11/2012 at 16:08

Alwyn it's on Saturday 20 July. Not sure at the minute if there will be a marathon but there will be a half and 10K.

07/11/2012 at 16:22

Kenny it's a funny old race. They haven't really changed the course for the better to be honest as it's a bit twisty and it's at a funny time of year. It's a good field though.

Been training ok but not in PB shape - still hope to do ok though. Alwyn there'll be a few other marathoners in the same boat - the legs will get a bit of a shake.

I just hope they corden off the bollard into the park as someone runs into it every year.

07/11/2012 at 16:34

Just checked entry list and there are actually at least 36 from our club entered and a few more last minute entries too.

TG, remember being just behind one of those incidents a few years back. Always catches someone out.

07/11/2012 at 16:36

There always seems to be an incident Rodney. A few years ago a photographer wouldn't get out of the road and an armagh guy ran into him and was out of the race. Armagh lost out by about 2 points and that fella was none too happy.

Still - keeps it interesting!

Whatever about it loads of people seem to want to do the seeley.

07/11/2012 at 16:40

TG I did it a couple of years ago and it was quite ciy in places I hope it's not as cold this year. The warmup was done in the car with the heater on full blast.

07/11/2012 at 17:50

nice shout out to the parkrun at waterworks on this weeks marathon talk.....

07/11/2012 at 19:30

Seeley is a bit mad at the start, isn't it?. I'm happier once I make it though the gates on the first lap. But it's a good opportunity to catch up with people, so I'll be there again this year. We've 10 from our club registered so far.

I don't get often enough to the Waterworks Parkrun, but I couldn't miss last Saturday for it's 2nd anniversary. North Belfast Harriers really go out of their way to make us welcome and Matt, Ruth, Mags etc put on a great party last Saturday. I look forward to getting up there more over the next few months now that the marathon training is over. 

Alwyn, I also just missed out on a London place through the club draw. I think my missus would have only been too happy for an excuse to bash the credit card in the shops, so perhaps it was for the best. 

08/11/2012 at 13:17

Not sure if I can make the Steeley  as a old a old friend of the fourm used to call it due to famliy commitments, which is a shame as I have missed it the last couple of years due to being to being knackered from the ultra races. 

No London place for me also this year so I have entered the Manchester marathon which is a week after London, then pacing at Belfast again

Kenny get Dervock marathon on again this year, such a great day out last year and with Newry and L/Derry marathons as well we will be spoiled for choice 

08/11/2012 at 16:46

Jim unless we get a sponsor coming on board I can't see it happening but I'll let you know as I know.

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