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10/06/2013 at 14:32

Agree with everyone that Larne was very enjoyable - couldn't help but keep thinking of the irony that the original date was cancelled due to the serious risk of mass hypothermia! Thankfully didn't hear on Saturday about too many cases of heat exhaustion or sunstroke.

Congrats to the PB-ers! 
I also managed another 35s improvement on Newry, ran the race pretty much to plan: hit the 6m mark 30s ahead of plan, tried to 'relax' up the hill section and recover on the way back down. Unfortunately wasn't able to quicken much in last 3 miles (as I dreamt I would the night before!) but held my pace quite well. Not much left for a glory sprint finish!

Jim, I see from the results I crossed the line 8s behind you but I was in no fit state to try to seek out or recognise anyone! Some effort from you after 3 marathons in 5 weeks!

Kenny, as others have remarked, it's great to get a shout of encouragement on the course - hope you're back out there soon with a number pinned to your race vest.

So, on to Lisburn. Might attempt a training run of the second half of the course at the end of this week. I've just checked again on and in the now 7 HMs I've run in the past 15 months, starting from Larne in March '12, last year's Lisburn run was my slowest  - so I've assigned it 'bete noir' status in my mind to focus my attention this next week!


Edited: 10/06/2013 at 21:22
11/06/2013 at 22:00

4 miles of evil hills tonight with 2 big nasty ones in the middle , wet and horrible out there tonight 

12/06/2013 at 17:39

5 mile last night I thought it was going to rain so wore the jacket far too warm. I have entered Lisburn 10K do will need to get a few miles in over the weekend.


12/06/2013 at 19:58

Good man Kenny glad to see you back at it , my two sons are running the 10k so if you see 2 malingering teenagers whining their way round the course give them a gee up

13/06/2013 at 10:17

Are Lisburn having a laugh.....£25 for a 10k?. They don't even give you a sandwich afterwards

13/06/2013 at 10:31

My thoughts exactly Lisoider. Really want to do Lisburn but am really reluctant to pay 25 quid for a 10k!!

13/06/2013 at 10:43

I think the price went up on the deadline day last Friday.  Don't know what it was prior to that.  Their late entry fee is always high to reduce on-the-night entries because of the big crowd.

13/06/2013 at 11:13

Paul you are absolutely right it was £18 pound last week

13/06/2013 at 11:35

Yeah but what was late about entering on saturday though Paul.

Late is the day or two before the event as race packs need to be prepared so should be some "penalty".

Late entry fees are getting ridiculous. I will pay this one but only because there are no good 10ks for ages and I want a rattle at a PB. It is just a bit much though.

13/06/2013 at 13:17

Yes TG, I've been caught out by the Lisburn early deadline myself before although I'm not planning to run in it this year.  Money well spent if you get that PB though.  

13/06/2013 at 14:08

Think the half was £18 last Friday... I just paid £30 last night for a half late entry! Steep!

I think the 10k was £15 pre last Friday....

13/06/2013 at 14:55

I will spend it Paul but I'm from near Ballymena so it's in my make up to complain about these things

It was Ricky - not any more though. Better be a tech t-shirt after this!

13/06/2013 at 18:55

Read my emails wrong , wouldn't be like me , I paid 30 for 2 10ks and 18 for 1 half marathon last Thursday so Ricky you are spot on , TG , tech shirt last year for 10k was good enough quality I still wear mine 

14/06/2013 at 18:21

I remember asking Glenn Grant if the increased fee put people off entering  on the night he said you would be surprised by the number entering on the night.

I managed to get in at the original price. Tommy I'm from Ballymoney and wouldn't pay £25 for a 10K.

14/06/2013 at 19:24

great running everyone good to hear all doing so well . i took few days off belfast & derry marathons plus larne half near bust me . need to get back at it round the bridges 10 miler coming soon def one the best races of the year .

14/06/2013 at 23:09

anyone do the Antrim 5 miler this evening...


14/06/2013 at 23:25

Hope it didn't rain in Antrim like it did in Moira - foul night!!

I enjoyed watching Woods & McIlroy from the comfort of my armchair after an afternoon recce of the second half of Lisburn HM route. I know Ricky went out late for a 10miler - hope he had his life jacket with him!

14/06/2013 at 23:40

My desire to do a parkrun in the morning is diminishing greatly with this weather! Will likely brave it anyway. Some good races on at mary peters in the ni championships tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing paul pollock against stephen scullion in the 5,000. also very glad a stand is in place!

14/06/2013 at 23:47

7 miles in the pissing rain tonight, Alwyn what's the Lisburn half like ?

Ran the 10k last year which in my lesser knowledge last year I thought it was quite hilly ?

15/06/2013 at 00:18
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