A great prize & challenge
Been really busy so I've mainly been on Ady's thread.
Great to see you back Clive! Blimey 9 miles in 1:03? I managed about 7 today in the same time. You're flying!
Jen - you are firmly establishing yourself as resident hard nut. Running on snow on top of quick sand through a mine field pursued by cannibals? I tell you, they build them tough in the wild West of Wales
Tigger - cricket is a very simple game, maybe we can start a separate thread and teach you
Sorry to hear your news DS2. Both my next door neighbours of 18 years (husband and wife) have succumbed to the big C in the last year. It's a terrible, terrible thing.
Tigger, I don't get cricket either..I'd rather watch paint dry! But if he goes away for 3 weeks...its only fair you get a similar treat! What exotic race do you fancy??
DS2, so sorry to hear of your friend losing the C battle. Life deals some hard blows.
LOL Malcs,I like my new name 'hard nut', I def deserve it after my mega deadlifting session this eve!
Sarah/Clive I took some brilliant photos on the beach yesterday. It looked like the arctic, and the snow was still falling! I havn't worked out how to put them on here yet though.
found this today on the RW site, quite good for working out paces
Sarah.. thank you! I have spent the last hour and have now got 2 photos in my profile gallery of my 'beach' run. Tecnology n me have a very poor relationship!!
and there is my beach! lol
and there I am..
It rained last night snows all gone! floods instead now!!
Just done a normal 14miler today, did the miles with a friend who is training for an ultra. I can't get my head around her running for so long!
Making a snowman when I got home this morning at 1am!!
not been running yet, but raining now so snow all going....
Sarah- a better pace calculator is at
goes through optimum paces for stamina, endurance, speed workouts, as well as predicted times for distances from 200m to 100 miles!
Jen- love the pictures!
Sarah always knew I loved you!!
We woke you at midnight to a car stuck in the snow on our cul de sac! we had SOOO much it was really deep and hard work! I can't wait for the snow to do one now!
Slightly nervous now... nearly Feb and the longest I have ran is 8.5 miles.... 20 mile race in March! I have kinda lost my mojo for long runs, I'm loving the swimming and looking forward to my bike training!
The last of our snow got washed away in the heavy rain last night!
jenf - great pictures!
I did my first race in ages today and met CarroT and Sam Murphy there.
Canterbury 10 miler in 70:58 (chip time) so pretty pleased. Hard conditions, hilly course and strong winds but felt really strong the whole way and overtook loads all the way round.
Seems like the hard work is beginning to pay off. Getting quite confident of a sub 3:15 on May 12!
Well done Sam on your PB!
Thanks Clive. I imagine your conditions were far worse than ours. We got off pretty lightly.
I know what you mean about the cobwebs. I've been doing so much slow mileage I almost forgot what it felt like to stretch the legs.
Mind you, that was a pretty handy 9 miler you did a couple of days ago!!!
Thats a fabulous time DS2, congratulations
48 mins for a 10k is still good in those conditions though clive,
Sarah, my friend is following a plan by Byron Powell. Not sure of overall mileage, but she did LSR of 31 last saturday, starts taper next week n is running LSR of 25miles!!
Good running DS2, Clive.
The wind was a real battle for me today aswell, I really struggle in it, only did 5 miles but I was worn out! Happy with my overall running this month though.
Tigger, are you changing your plans/goals then? Sounds good to me, do what you enjoy most I say!
Blimey Jen. That sounds like some serious mileage. Well done on battling through the wind. I reckon you probably had it a bit worse than us to be honest but us southerners like to be wimps about it.
Thanks sarah. Was pretty pleased with that and feel great this morning. Think there was a bit more in the tank but I don't intend to run anything flat out in the lead up to the marathon. Bigger picture!!!
sarah - You seem to be going amazingly well. I'm still following your thread everyday although posting time is a bit limited. Minni looks like the ideal mentor for you!
Clive - are you still focusing on an autumn marathon? What races have you got lined up? You seem to be in good form if that 9 miler last week was anything to go by!
Has anyone heard from Malcs?
I saw CarroT at my race yesterday. Told her to get posting again.
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