What are your top five memories / moments from running?
1 Finishing Comrades in under 9 hours2 Finishing my first marathon3 The first marathon I ran in under 3 hours 30 minutes4 Sitting in the middle of dartmoor watching the sun come up having run 10 miles in the dark to get there.5. Running down a mountain trail in Spain with Sea 20 miles away sparkling in the distance and the smell of pine trees all around
1. Winning my first race - running through the tape was a fantastic feeling
2. Leading my club home to become NI ladies half marathon champions
3. Finishing my first half marathon - it felt like such an achievement
4. The feeling after racing up and down Slieve Donard - N. Ireland's highest mountain - when a tourist came up and asked me "did you really run up THAT?!"
5. Any of those lovely runs across mountains/beaches with the sun shining and a light breeze keeping me cool....
1. Running my first ever half marathon in Amsterdam coming into the stadium on the track finish and for the first time ever feeling like a 'real' athelete when running past all the national flags.
2. My first ever high from a race; the first time a 10k made me feel like I could conquer the world (in a wonder woman-stylee) - you know that feeling when you're a bit delerious and can't believe just how amazing your body is for getting you to the end
3. When I actually realised I was other people were pacing themselves against ME!! - loved that a lot!
4. That nervous excitement I get pre-race, when I've probably overdosed on caffiene and sugar a bit too much and your MP3 is belting out your favourite tunes and you just can't stand still!!!
5. The beautiful scenery I have seen on my runs, even when it's in a city centre (great way to do a tour without an annoying guide or people slowing you down), but especially when you get that amazing afternoon sunshine over a gorgeous counrtyside view!
ahhh... I fancy a run now!!!
1) My first outdoor run post knee surgery - half way round a thunderstorm started. NO knee pain - a very happy moment - one I recall now when runs are tough.
2) Running 10k for me too.
3) The first time I went sub 10 min mile.
4) The first time I 'got' Pose technique during a run.
5) Running in the countryside seeing no-one but animals.
1) 17yrs old - Boxing Day, running on the beach in Liverpool when halfway through it started snowing heavily - sounds awful but it felt great!
2) finally breaking 2 mins for 800m (even though I was second to last)
3) going for a 4 mile run at 1.30am the day after my son was born - I had just got home from the hospital and was way too excited too sleep.....
4) the first time running along the "boardwalk" on the New Jersey side of the Hudson river looking at the Manhattan skyline, and then reaching the end and seeing the Statue of Liberty.
5) counting rabbits, horses and deer on runs through the countryside
1) Eating cheese sandwiches and drinking Robinsons in my friend car's after running 10 miles, around a beautiful lake.
2) Finishing my first triathlon and thinking I'll go faster next time!
3) After running 13 miles popping in to the pub and having chip barms and a cheeky half in our running kit.
4)When you come home after a hard training run/cycle and your covered in mud.
5)Running my first half marathon and dragging the lady behide to finish. She was fading at the 12 mile mark and she was finshing even if I had to drag her!
1) Getting a PB at Stratford this year and feeling strong the whole way round
2) Arriving at Wedgnock Mud & Mayhem 10k last December with normal running shoes on but still completing the course with only scrapes and bruises
3) Having some old man that looked like Santa run past me and state that my stride was too wide
4) Leaving an iPod innocently in a bush only to find out some bugger had nicked it on my return
5) Attempting to run in the snow/sludge/ice when we had all that snow/sludge/ice and in hindsight, thinking how the hell did I not get a stress fracture then instead of now.
Run Sazzle Run wrote (see)
What's this 'pose technique' Siance?!?!
Devoted2Distance wrote (see)
Blatantly only did it to overtake me and slow me down.
I saw him on the way back from work the other night. He was running, I was driving. Seeing as I haven't ran for 5 weeks, it took an almighty effort not to run him over.
I haven't got a Top 5 as yet as i've only started running this year, so only 1 for now
1. Completing my first 5km run yesterday for Race for Life in 26 mins - which i think is a respectable time?
1) Winning an olympic gold and everyone toasting my success.
2) Coming back from injury after blowing a fuse.
3) Not burning out - ever.
4) Recovering from "Hitting the Wall" after being flung hard against it.
5) Out running a professional 4 slot who burnt out within a few miles from the start.
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