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!...
Happy New Year everyone, glad the ROTG was enjoyed by all. I ran it twice in practice and then on the day wow those hill are tough. Very happy with my time and placing as I had the Castlewellan Christmas Cracker still in the legs but hats off to HMM great achienvement 40@40 now bring on 50@50
Thanks for the ascent/descent data Alwyn, some of us were wondering just how much there was! Somewhat explains my calfs for the last two days! I doubt I'll ever race a harder course.
HMM we need to know - was your race number specially selected or pure fluke?
http://connect.garmin.com/dashboard?cid=9544303 here's my Garmin upload for anyone that wasn;t able to go...
Who is doing a Parkun in the morning?
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Who is doing a Parkun in the morning?
Doing tailerunner at Ecos. I'm glad I'm not racing because I've had sore (sprained?) toes since Tuesday's race!
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