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27/11/2012 at 07:08

morning BM,

dont think you could delete any of those words re the velodrome

snow... unfortunately usually followed by slush and ice...


27/11/2012 at 20:37


Quiet today eh !

27/11/2012 at 21:22

I was on the little road to Alturlie Point, north of Culloden cragchick. A little close to a fragrant sewage works but the views of the Kessock Bridge are good. I also love running the old A9 back to Inverness from there along the shore.

Also love running in snow BM. One of my most memorable runs was in a blizzard on Hogmanay 2010, my plans for New Year had all been screwed up by car trouble and weather but the run was magnificent.

28/11/2012 at 05:58

Morning and its a very frosty one` here today

4.5M Steadily done.

57.5 and cragchick: I think my love of snow runnng goes back to my childhood. When there was thick snow in mid-late 1970s my pals and I used to get our football boots on and go out and play on the snow covered roads with an old orange Woolles football. Nobody ever looked out of their window to tell us 'To stop playing football near their cars ! '

I remember doing a lunchtime hill session in Central Glasgow when the snow was falling. Both pedestrians and drivers were having trouble getting up to Sauchiehall St whilst I ran a loop a from Bothwell St up and past  St Vincent St much to their disbelief and my satisfaction.

Morning Tri

Edited: 28/11/2012 at 05:58
28/11/2012 at 06:36

morning BM

just about to hop on turbo. run planned for tomorrow morning. gym and swim tonight with some treadmill stuff.

thanks CC, I have been taking a multivitamin as well just to see if I feel better and fingers xd I am.

BM... lunch time sessions... if only

28/11/2012 at 06:37

Morning Tri;Yeah I could manage lunch time sessions until moving to current job.

28/11/2012 at 10:23

morning all. no running this morning as the kids are on holiday for a couple of days.

for those that are looking for some half marathons next year eventfull are offering a slight discount if you enter their 3 half marathons in angus/tayside next year -

includes Angus Half, Dundee Half and Braemar Half all for £36 pounds. very tempted....

28/11/2012 at 12:54

Longbow - that is quite a bargain, when you consider lots of halfs get away with charging £20+ these days. How much is Glasgow now £25 / £27? Been a while since I've done it.

After all, you can do a full 53m of the Fling for £27 . Mile for mile bargain .

Rest day today, short walk in the frost to post some letters. Ran 5 days in a row with no rest Oooops! Figured I better rest the leggies today, even though it is sunny out.

Snow? Yeah, get the trail shoes on, scare some pedestrians, overtake all the cars because they get stuck on the hill outside my house, great fun ....but the 'real' stuff please, none of this icy rubbish .

28/11/2012 at 20:22

Ouch cragchick! Sorry I've no advice but that sounds horrible Sounds like a great yomp though

Bargain longbow! You going for it?

I like a wee trot in the snow too but it needs to be the crunchy stuff. None of the slippy slushy stuff! Not been doing much this week, got a fit of the lazy's Got the Pentlands half on Sunday though so need to give myself a shake

28/11/2012 at 20:31

MrsMac; All the best for Sunday.

28/11/2012 at 22:38

Ah BM, the great advantage of getting older is more years to reminisce about. My personal favourite was the 'winter of discontent' in 78/79. 2 weeks off school in a cold (-15 several days) and snowy January, plus no gritting or clearing of roads and pavements (all due to strike action). Hours of sledging each day and we polished up the ice on the pavement outside the house so you could slide about 100m down a slight hill. We had no concern in those days for the chances of little old ladies breaking their hips on our handiwork.

I always think running on ice is a good training tool. If you don't land with an efficient midfoot strike under your centre of gravity bad things will happen!

29/11/2012 at 06:21


Very cold and frosty one here.

57.5: yeah remember that one well. Our Primary School was coal powered so we loved it when the lorries couldn't get coal. I was in Primary 7 in winter 78/79.

Morning Tri.

cragchick: Yeah usually heavy snowfalls Jan into Feb.

29/11/2012 at 07:47

morning BM

Lovely crisp morning out, great wee run. Legs a bit heavy mind you, think they're shocked at the increase in the activity again Im really happy though, just good to feel the way you do after a run again!!

Good luck MrsMac for the weekend!!

Best get ready, a friend's last day today at work... gutted but pleased for her.

29/11/2012 at 11:54

Boing! I'm back. Looks like I have a fair amount of reading to do  Been manically busy with work, christmas and my challenge. On that front I now have a name, a logo and a website will be up and running next week.

Training has been a bit slow an interrupted since GO33 largely due to the amount I have had on, but managing to get back into things properly this week. I need to decide what events i am doing next year but still not managed to find a trainer/coach who can advise so i think it looks like it will be my amateur training and race plan.

It also looks like I will be organising a runnign event up at Loch Katrine in either early march or end of oct next year. Scottish water are agreeable as are the walter scott trust people.

Hasn't Doc Andrew Murray done well with his ultras, plus doing the Antarctic Ice marathon as a warm up and winning it in a record time  There will be no record times for me or wins  But I will be the first scottish woman to do both events together and I think possibly the oldest British woman to do it.

Hope everyone well and training well. I willtry and catch some time to read back.

29/11/2012 at 17:26

Some of us may be getting our snowy wishes tommorrow !

Getting a cold.....bluuuuarrrrrrgh!!!

29/11/2012 at 23:39

No snow yet but a great moonlit run on Nairn Beach tonight. Nearly got beaten by the winter CBA thoughts but really enjoyed it once I warmed up.

You must be a year or two younger than me BM. But we were both a perfect age for that sort of winter, old enough to be independent but young enough not to worry about exams and that grown up stuff. Other memorable winters were Jan '84 (driving to Aviemore with high walls of snow either side of the A9 thrown up by the snowploughs, -24 degrees one night in Aviemore) and Jan '87 when Glasgow ground to a halt with the snow right after New Year.

Hoping for no snow on the A9 tomorrow. I'll be running the Falkirk parkrun for the first time Saturday if my travels go according to plan.

30/11/2012 at 05:58


Happy St Andrews Day to all on here

Cold and frosty one again, brrrrr.

5M Fartlek done and I'm just thawing out

Morning Tri


30/11/2012 at 06:30

morning BM

Happy St Andrews Day to everyone too

Turbo this morning and swim tonight... ended up having a rest night last night so make up for it later.

No snow please..... cant stand it

At least its Friday!!

Bf doing GU 5miler tomorrow, I did it last year but not race fit yet so will be happy running myself and cheering him on (to win???)...

Have a good one!

30/11/2012 at 06:32

Morning Tri. all the best to your bf in Glasgow Uni 5 tomorrow.

30/11/2012 at 07:52

Morning all. Thank crunchie ...... showing my age there  Its been quite a week! And to top it all I went to bed with a hint of a headache and have woken with a migraine. Hoping the tablets kick in soon or I will be heading back home. Had fab wee 6 miles last night.

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