Cheers, Martin - All the Best with your Belfast training plan. And same to Ricky W - maybe join you on some long runs in our area if you do them on a Sunday?
I'm joining a work colleague on some of his midweek runs as he trains for London. Some days I'm regretting my decision to not target a Spring marathon but mostly I'm happy to keep the focus on this year's Half-series with my heart then set on a second Dublin marathon campaign.
Beautiful day for a lunchtime 5miler - can't wait!
Happy New year all......and wish everyone a successful year running......
See link, online entry for Jimmy's 10K now open
Mags great work at Griddle and all the other events you help out at, much appreciated.
St Patricks day this year Lisoider - very good. It's been a while since I've done Jimmys so may give this year's a crack depending on how Larne preparation is going.
Going for my third run in 3+ weeks since the lurgy at lunchtime today. Nice day for it but will be a month for me to get my fitness back!
It's about time to start the marathon prep for most people I think so good luck to everyone with that.
Going up to watch at greenmount this weekend. I was going to participate but not strong enough with illness. Looking forward to seeing Fionnuala Britton and the top end Kenyans make light of conditions.
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Happy New year all......and wish everyone a successful year running...... See link, online entry for Jimmy's 10K now open http://www.eastdownac.co.uk/index.asp Mags great work at Griddle and all the other events you help out at, much appreciated.
this is the day before the first Dune Half marathon....if I do the Jimmy's it's going to be real slow!!
Good stuff Martin - maybe see u at Belfast in May!
Alwyn - Training going well but v early stages of my 18 week plan... been running 7 days from 9 this year and legs feeling pretty good *touch wood/everything crossed*... touch of coughs/lergy last week for a few days but ran through it and am fine now.Yes I do my LSR on a Sunday morning 1st thing - 13miler scheduled this Sunday & the company would be great! Although my LSR pace is prob way too slow for you ... 9.30 m/mls usually or slower if I could be more disciplined. My previous, and only, attempt at Belfast was a 3.44 - I'll be content with sub 4 this time round so target MP is 9 m/mls.
Just wanted to let you all know (if you didnt already!) Larne half marathon entries are now open. Go to this link www.larnehalfmarathon.webs.com. Hope to see a lot of you down running what must be the most scenic half in Ireland!!!
Managed to get up to Ecos yesterday for the 1st time in ages, really loved the new course & managed to get a pb of 23.28 (don't think my 23.08 over the short course counts!!) I'm back in marathon training again & heading to hotter climes for this one in Cincinnati on 5th May. I love doing marathons in different places so having an aunt & uncle living here was the deciding factor!!
Hope everyone is training well & all the flus & lurgys leave us well alone!
Hey, is there anywhere that provides Gait Analysis assessment in Belfast or NI?
Did mine in Up and Running years ago, but they require you to buy trainers immediately afterwards... so looking around for the best places doing this service.
podium4sport do too - they're in belfast. U&R I think you can get gait analysis without buying trainers but have to pay for it.
U&R quoted £20, which is a bit steep for 5 minutes work.
podium4sport are almost in an industrial estate between cregagh and castlereagh road. They should also do it but I'm not sure if they charge or what they charge. There are some of their guys, one in particular, very knowledgable too.
Have a look online / contact them.
Just over 4 miles on Thursday evening ans then 8.4 miles yesterday. I felt a lot better after doing it I'm hoping that me over the manflu. Looking now to build on this and get a bit of speed into the legs and run the Larne Half for the first time since 2002. I have a good squad of beginners and more experienced runners training for this Heather. For some it will be their first half. Looking forward to a good day out in Larne.
Roe Valley Country Park Trail run coming up on the 9 Feb. 8K race unfortunately one side of the park is still closed off after a landslide this time last year. I have made one small change to the course from last year. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Springwell site.
Neilem most places charge for this if you don't buy a pair of shoes.
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CNR, had a look at new site area ,very good, excellent first write up, very encouraging that it came from someone who was having a bit of fun and dying on a hilly run,been there !
Cheers Martin, hopefully a few more different experiences will come up on it! Its a great part of the world to run, although that's from someone who has only ever driven round it!!
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