Well done Patrick. I'd get a physio to check them out.
I'll be out tomorrow with a girl from the Club who is running at least 3 miles everyday during December in memory of her friend who passed away this year. We had a nice wee run round Castlerock finishing down through the forest back to Castlerock this morning. Unseasonably mild.
BVRB there are some great beaches locally to run on and their is Portrush Parkrun on Sat at 9.30 5K on the beach. Roe Valley, Ballykelly and Downhill Forest.
Merry Christmas everyone.
It's normally this time of year that we get ready for the Spring training that lies ahead. Thought it might be time to ask our forumites (and lurkers) to share highlights/toughies of 2012 and your running goal(s) for 2013.
Ok HMM. I've 3 highlights:
* crossing the finish line at the Mourne Way Ultra. I was just so glad to see that after 52 miles.
* running along the beaches at the Causeway Ultra watching the awesome power of the sea that morning
* crossing the finish line at the Dublin marathon in a half decent time after my 4th attempt.
For 2013, my running goals would be a sub 20min parkrun and a marathon time closer to 3.30. For the moment though, due to a frustrating wee injury, running is becoming a distant memory.
Since I only started running everything was highlight in 2012, though I enjoyed slipping under 40 by a second for my first 10K at Seeley.
Targets for 2013
- a few 1/2 marathons - aiming for 1:25 maybe less.
- 5K/Parkrun - sub 19.
- 10K - 36 mins
And you never know - might go for a late entry for Dublin (though probably not).
I had great plans for 2012 starting with the Race over the Glens on the 2 Jan. But reoccuring illness through out the year put paid to those.
Highlights of the year was the successful KKMcA Festival of Running and winning the Sports Administrator Award at the Ballymoney Sports Awards. So much work went into organising the Festival of Running it was great to see it all fall into place on the day and everyone enjoying the event.
Running wise I enjoyed the Waterside Half . 2013 I am hoping to stay healthy and get a few more races under my belt starting with the Larne Half and taking it from there.
Highlights of 2012 for me were - 10k PB in Seeley, Parkrun pb and having an injury free year of running, helped by consistency, giving up the 5 a side and running with the club at north belfast
downside was not training enough for belfast marathon in may - ended up doing 3 legs of the relay instead which helped out some friends who had entered though. Also missing out on london marathon ballot two years in a row.
Targets for 2013 are consistent running, a marathon PB in Belfast in May, hopefully followed by increased speedwork and maybe another PB at 10k and 5k and an injury free year! Not asking for much!!
Castlewellen Christmas Cracker done and dusted, what a great run in the mud and fantastic hills.
Highlights were definitely getting back into running through the ecos parkrun races, these led to running the Dublin Half Marathon, Dromore 8, Seeley Cup all in PB's. The lowlight has been the knee and hamstring injury picked up 4 weeks ago, only just allowed back on the bike last few days to try and build it up again. Hoping to do Larne Half, Dublin Half and then full Dublin Marathon.....as long as the knee retuns to normal. Also hope to post a bit more on here as need all the advice I can get! Happy New Year to all N.Ireland runners hopefully see you around the races next year
Happy New Year to everyone! Haven't been on for ages as still not running due to injury. Been 3 months now and to say that I'm fustrated is too much of an understatement. But hopefully I can start sometime soon and my wish for 2013 is to just get running and enjoy it! It's only when you're off that you appreciate the benefits of running re fitness, club runs and camarderie amongst other runners.
Happy New Year everyone.
Did ROTG yesterday for the first time due to th strange rota I work in the Fire Service, I have always been on duty and this is the first chance i have had to run it.What a great race on a great trail. A big well done to all the Marshalls and everyone from Ballymena Runners and ditto Alwyn on the spread afterwards. I will be back next year as I retire this year
there was a spread?...didn't know that.!...damn, no one mentioned that!...
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