Nitemare getting out of Lisburn tonight - took an hour to get out of the town! Glad todays a rest day & hope the snow is away by tomorrow night.Dundalk - Newry half .... sounds hilly! Cooley mountains are between them so fair bit of climbing with a final freewheel down into Newry I would think?
Out with the beginners last night. A flurry of snow but it did lay until later.
Ricky if frustrating just sitting going nowhere.
This morning there was still 2 - 3 inches so running was looking doubtful today.... thawed a good bit and roads & pavements fairly clear this evening so I got my 5 mile tempo done afterall - 7.46 pace.... starting to freeze so slippery in places but got away with it!Hope you stayed upright Martin!?Kenny - a few inches of snow and it's chaos.. same every year. Cars couldn't negotiate even the gentlest of inclines - bumps, bangs, abandoned vehicles galore...just jammed the whole place up. Winter tyres should be compulsory IMO - I use them every winter on my RWD car and never have a problem in the snow. (good in the cold/wet slippery condx too)
I managed a steady 5 miles last night. Slippy in places so had to abandon the speed session as it would have been too dangerous.
Ricky it's a good job we don't get too much snow.
Ricky I was a bit like Kenny last night , 4 miles trying to avoid the patches of ice , ground looks a bit better today so should hopefully get a bit more done without breaking my neck !
I ran towards the city centre at lunch from the towpath direction in Belfast.
I'm not sure I would recommend coming any further than the ormeau bridge but down by there is fine. If you pass the river to maysfield and up ravenhill it's grand but ormeaua park closed.
thanks TG , I think I will have to run a little closer to the city centre tonight , paths and roadsides where I am are still treacherous , I love the towpath in good weather , I did a lot of my marathon training in the summer over there.
TG, just ignore the sign that says the Ormeau path is closed! I ran through there today and the paths are fine. A lot of standing water on the grass, though.
Too late Paul!! The pavements weren't bad there so I guessed it'd be ok.
I'll be glad to see the back of this snow. Up my direction it is not good and has led to a few "interesting" journeys home!
Nice run Martin.... back to normal here too - got a 6 miler done tonight with no snow, slush or ice in sight Rest day tomorrow, another 6 on Saturday & 16 mile LSR on Sunday which I'm looking forward to
Four miles with my beginners last night good to see trha back of the snow and ice.
Congratulations to Ballymena Runners on you award last night.
What award did ballymena runners win Kenny??
TG I saw on Facebook they got a Special Recognition Award.
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