Great for me to see Oscarr yesterday in training.My knees felt pretty stiff this morning having gone through the same session with lots of sprinting. I enjoy the 100m runs, I felt I was pretty fast As you may know I'm a big fan of parkrun. So much that I've decided to set up a junior parkrun in Reading. The snag is that I need to raise £3,000 and ensure there is a coach there each time and have a separate set of volunteers to the regular parkrun.I'm just starting to make enquiries as to what else I need to do, but it would be a good thing to do for the children in the community, including my own kids who don't enjoy running 5k, but don't mind the 2k of the junior (under 14) version.Re races entered - just Reading Half marathon for me at the moment. I'm considering running a XC event this weekend, but might be coming down with a cold at the moment - which could be related to the flu jab I had earlier this week.
My racing calendar
17 Nov BBO XC champs Braywick
2 Dec Rd 2 Oxford Mail XC league
9 Dec Andy Reading 10k Bicester
5 Jan 13 Berks XC Champs Braywick (again)
6 Jan 13 Rd 3 Oxford Mail XC league
3 Feb Rd 4 Oxford Mail XC League
10 Feb 13 Wokingham HM (not booked yet)
17 Feb 13 Bramley 20m
3 Mar 13 Rd 5 (final) Oxford Mail XC League
24 Mar 13 Eastleigh 10k
15 Apr 13 Boston Marathon
Any thoughts on 10-17 Feb (consecutive w/e HM & 20 miles)?
Mike/Reiki - great list of races and a full winter calendar for you both - thing is that they are all doable but not all at race pace and suggest you think about the ones you really want to blast it in and those that are closer to your main events that you may want to run at a slower pace in - this all sounds far too sensible doesn't it ???
Bramley 20m on 17th Feb - it's Choisty, Mike and me at the moment, anyone else entered?
A flat, 2 lap country lane course with option to do 10 or 20. Organised by Reading Roadrunners (so must be good ).
Reiki - I may join you at the Perivale 5 - are you definately doing it?
Oscarr where do you get the idea it's flat, it is on the first lap but the hill at 16 miles is a killer
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL - your mind must be a very pretty place oscarr - is it like the Highlands in there??
Best add in the rest of mine then if we're not just listing maras:
xcs over the winter
Feb - Sleaford ½
March - Coniston
April - Lincoln10k + 25 mile Walk (read jog/walk) for All - Peaks
May - CTS Whitby 10k / Cape Wrath
June - Da Wall!
November - Cyprus 4 day
Am hoping to build in some 10ks over the summer as and when I find out what's on!
Crikey, do you lot do anything but race?
My list is meagre:
Silverstone HM in March
Brighton or London Marathon in April (will probably defer London to 2014, they made me wait four years so it's only fair ).
I'm considering Bedford HM in December, Fred Hughes 10m in Jan, Watford HM in February, and other options depending on how the training vs injury situation progresses.
Talking of injury.... my knee was hurting yesterday after walking the kids to school so I decided to ignore the pain and ran five easy miles on the treadmill. About an hour after the run about 80% of the pain was gone, and it feels about 90% right now. Today is a rest day, then I'll run 8-10 miles easy pace tomorrow.
Good luck with setting up your kids parkrun Anthony. Have you approached your local council? It sounds like the sort of thing that they could/should help with funding.... Olympic legacy and all that.
I am definite for Perivale, it's also part of our Road Race series [that I came 2nd in this past year and 1st Vet, it's the Clubcard of championships, where you get descending points for top ten finishes in each event, and sometimes less than 10 of us in it!]
Ten see you ate Fred, that would be brilliant too!
Wish I was doing Bramley now....looks like I'm going to drop Reading shock horror.
reikirabbit wrote (see)
Ten see you ate Fred...
Ten see you ate Fred...
Are you saying I'm a bit of a bloater?
BTW I really enjoyed the Oakley 20, though I made the classic mistake of running it too fast. I finished it in 3:15 feeling brilliant, then went on to do my marathon a few weeks later in 4:38
Back in the office after two days out!!!! Did an excel spread sheet with colours need to put it some where so you can access it, any suggestions? It is colour coded!!!Probably some errors let me know.......
Well that looks rubbish.......much better on my screen.........
Hehe mcs. Looks like the detail is there though.
I'm more likely to run Brighton (14/4) than London, though I have the choice having paid for both. London is my reserve for 2013, with the intention of being my 2014 target.
...not to mention the tui na, which she tells me is fully clothed, so that's not what I had before then!!
Now there's a story.....
Tui na??????????Got me baffled....
Does this link work? Messing with online Excel spreadsheet for work purposes of course, still learning!!!
That's your local computer mcs.
Check out google docs (docs.google.com). You can share spreadsheets there.
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