Alwyn I notice the PSNI car park in the left hand lane on my second lap it had moved to the laybye on the third.
They finished in the Car Park years ago but it would mean closing the whole leisure centre off as on marathon day. There was football matches and other stuff on on Sat.
Alwyn closing roads wouldn't be easy to do. If they can't close them for belfast they wouldn't be able to close them for a much smaller scale 10k I suspect. To be honest I didn't even notice if they were closed during the race!
It actually annoys me seeing cars parked on the same side we race on. I have recollections of people trying to pass me, not saturday but previously on the last lap just at the car that's parked just so they can box me in!
Saul 10k is supposed to be a good one Lisoider. I used to work with a boy down there who I expect an email from this week about it but unfortunately can't make it this year.
PSNI probably don't care about the time it takes to setup the mats. They just want to close the road start the race and go.
Sitting in my office looking out at the bright sunshine and blue sky, knowing that I won't be able to get out for a run until after work and that by then it will be dark and miserable, meaning that i have to stick to footpaths and have street lights to see where I'm going. Just an easy run tonight to test the hamstring but would love to be doing it now.
Same Rodney - looking out at it all day and thinking what a lovely day for a run.... got an 8 miler done with the headlight around 8pm this evening - dry but a bit gusty.Roll on the lighter nights again - finding I'm only getting 2 runs in during the week (in the dark) and my LSR on a sat afternoon - totalling 25 - 30 miles p/wk. Feel I'm not progressing much though as I have plateaued at 8 m/mls for my weekly 6 mile tempo run and cant break the 48min barrier! - feels like I'm just maintaining fitness and not seeing any inprovements over the last 3 months or so.
Good running HMM. Sorry I couldn't make it to the dinner on Saturday evening but I have three coming up in quick succession. From the pics on facebook it looked like a good night. Your numbers have definately increased in the last couple of years so the committee mush be doing something right.
I managed 8 miles yesterday morning. It was cold bit not as icy as the week before you just had to careful not to get caught out.
HMM, I'd love to try some running in the Mournes but would be a bit nervous at this stage about my ability to handle the terrain. Agree it would certainly qualify as 'strength' training!I've considered the 26Extreme Mourne Marathon (more realistically Half-Mara!) in my tentative 2013 race schedule but think I may be in the IOM for the TT in the week leading up to it.
Ballymena Runners certainly sounds like it's doing the right things in terms of attracting and holding on to new members. Great to hear local clubs are prospering!
Alwyn, don't be put off by the trails. Sure, there are the mountain goats, but most of us just go out into the hills for the enjoyment. The Mourne Way marathon is no more difficult than any other marathon if you just take your own time at it. For example, there's no shame in walking the uphill sections or stopping at a feed station for a few slices of cake. In fact I think it's easier because the terrain is so varied, and the views and the craic so good. A good way for prepare for them is a bit of circuit training over the winter to strengthen the legs.
Once you start, you'll be hooked!
havent posted for a long time not had great running recently had an awful run at seeley but now slowly getting back into the swing of things. Recovering from ballymena runners 20 year dinner, great night had by all.
A wee plug for Race Over The Glens on new years day. We have had to change the route this year due to ongoing tree harvesting because of tree disease. We had a challenging 6 mile route all on forest paths/trails. I cant manage to post picture of map of route here but it up on ballymena runners and race over the glens facebook page.
We are going for a training run at about 8.30am sunday 2nd dec if any one wants a pre race recce of the course
personal milestone tonight - finally broke the 48min barrier for 6 miles.... 47.38 and 7.56 m/ml avg with last mile fastest at 7.35.Felt pretty good too!The wife didnt really get my excitement when I got back so felt I had to share it lolllNext target is 7.30 m/mls for my 6ml route (45 mins)... if I can get down to that I will have finally got back to where I left off 6 years ago!
Well done Ricky it's a non runner thing. One of our guys wifes has started running with our beginners and is now realising what he got out of running.
Yes, well done Ricky. All I get at home is 'you'll kill yourself' when I try to share my enthusiasm for running. But I never know whether to take that as a warning or as encouragement...
Is your wife checking the insurance policies everytime you go out Paul.
Robin is the new course easier or harder. If I get this balance problem sorted may give it a go I don't think I could cope with uneven ground at the moment.
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