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07/12/2012 at 14:37
And thank you
07/12/2012 at 21:16
Tempo run today and fingers crossed a nice long easy run in the morning!!!
08/12/2012 at 09:58
Night shifts are now out of the way so my energy levels go up, so this is the time I step up in training, 10 miler today!!
08/12/2012 at 19:49


One of my favorite pictures, the shear relief after finishing this years Snowdonia Marathon

Edited: 08/12/2012 at 19:53
08/12/2012 at 19:56

Nearly at the summit of Snowdon,during this years International Snowdon Race

09/12/2012 at 09:32
A little recovery run this morning, nice and easy 4 miler! Then it's off to a Christmas Market for my little boys to meet Father Christmas!!
Edited: 09/12/2012 at 12:32
09/12/2012 at 16:01

Another Fell Running Picture on a rather wet mountain day!!!!

09/12/2012 at 18:48

Hey's nice seeing some of your photos running. I'm about to add some to my page as well, but I've never done anything like your fell running or Snowdownia Marathon. 

Do you feel you enjoy these more than a normal road marathon. If you do, what do you find more enjoyable? 

How does running on roads compare to  fell running for you? Do you find it easier because you have trained and ran so much on hills and uneven ground?

09/12/2012 at 18:56
Fells is much tougher for me and it takes a lot of concentration. I find a lot of hill work strengthens my legs for big events such as a marathon. I do enjoy all types of running, but the off road stuff is my favorite. Nothing better than to feel a bit closer to nature. You should try a fell race and see if you like it
09/12/2012 at 19:35

I did the Farnham Pilgrims Half Marathon earlier this year and that was the first off-road race I've tried. I went over on my ankle a couple of times but nothing serious. I certainly had to stay more was harder to run and lose myself in my thoughts. 

09/12/2012 at 19:45
I know that feels, I was kinda roped into fell running, most of running buddies are always doing so I tag along
09/12/2012 at 21:02
I'm lucky I'm a stones throw away from an forest, which is a mountain biking centre but they have set up trails for walking which range from 2 miles to 10 miles a route, I love losing myself there, whatever stress or bad feeling I have or had is always left behind, that's the beauty of running for me!!
10/12/2012 at 07:56
Good Morning everyone, no run today, this is typically one of those full days when there's too much on. So a rest day with some stretches and core strength exercises. Usually I get one of my boys jumping on me when I'm doing some of the planks, extreme core exercises or what???
Edited: 10/12/2012 at 13:17
10/12/2012 at 13:20
Does anyone have any tips or advice for a quick core strength training routine???
10/12/2012 at 16:10

Paul - great pics. I see you also suffer from looking like you're stationary in race photos syndrome. To be fair the middle one is not bad but in the last one you can't be doing anything but racing down that hill - yet the camera manages to make you look like you're hopping on the spot. I have the same problem and it drives me mental.

I couldn't help but notice that in the first picture your super power of flight has clearly failed you. Probably low glycogen. Remember, to engage flight mode it's one arm above your head and the other by your side not both by the side. It's a mistake easily made by the novice. Eventually it'll click for you but keep trying.

Now, core strength training is something I know sod all about but that isn't going to stop me talking to you like I'm a freakin' expert. My missus (Mrs Malcs) has been doing alot of this at her local class. 

There's an article here that shows the main exercises that she uses:

After four weeks on these she has abs so well defined you can play 'em like a xylophone. Stick with those and you can't go wrong.

Best of luck!

Edited: 10/12/2012 at 16:11
10/12/2012 at 16:15

Great pics Paul. Echo your sentiments in the main forum, and appreciate the busy lifestyle too. I think I was a bit sucked in by the forum and panicked early on, but think in reality many people had made their minds up irrespective? Sorry we're competing against each other, but would be made up if you got it

I need advice on core too, as Sarah at BC almosr choked when she saw how weak my glutes were  

10/12/2012 at 16:26
Cheers for the comments guys

Malcs thanks for the info, I need to pick my legs up more and work on my Superman pose better. You see this is why I need the forums. I'll try and a mobile leg picture ha ha

Clive I did get sucked into it and thought people would see straight through it, so I backed off. Irrespective of who gets through our group yourself and Sarah have proved beyond doubt to me you deserve and would be worthy winners.
If Bootcamp was as far as I got I would still consider myself a winner.

Core strength training is new to me and I've only just started to do it, couldn't recommend it enough. Sarah said I was unbalanced (I hope she meant my legs) so I too have got a lot of work to do!!!!!
10/12/2012 at 17:24

She ran out of time before she got to me (thank the lord) so I was spared the embarrassment.

Paul, she meant unbalanced in the head - you ran Snowdon for fun for goodness sake!

10/12/2012 at 18:18

Love the pics! Howver, Malcs ignored my suggestion for superman garb earlier so don't listen to his poses suggestion!

Core strength - I'm doing strength classes at the gym - they push me a lot harder than I would push myself but I always feel as though I've been kicked in the arse by a horse the day after! Good for workign the glutes. (The classes not the horse-arse-kicking!)


10/12/2012 at 18:53

There you go, both feet off the ground!!!!

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