Minni v Dubai Dave
First W60 by an Irish mile or two! Guess it will be vouchers rather than bling, but I'm not complaining. I'll do a report later - but the big news is that I had a Eureka moment today. I realised that a) there is simply no point worrying about my times anymore b) I love competing even if my times are rubbish c) if you are enjoying yourself nothing else matters d) I should never let Mr O4S near my pasta saucepan, especially when he is mixing a solution for waterproofing the cycling jackets [More of this later]
Congratulations one and all - sounds like a good day for the forum again. 2old - how do you do that [or are you really 2young?].
Minni - 2 seconds is 2 seconds and gives you a better chance of breaking it again!
Daren / Cooks - juvenile delinquents both of you!!
Freemers - great comeback, but what have you done with Spoons?
FYI: Barry B really is a small yellow bird
Wow, super Sunday indeed .
2Old, fantastic especially since your build up was far from problem free. You really might need to change your forum name.
Darren, you smashed that 1:30, briIlliant, and Cooks has given you a new target to chase . Is that a new blue from Cooks? Fantastic as well .
Forever, nice work getting a sub 1:30 for the girls.
Minni, how frustrating on the 15 secs, but really well done on the PB/near-PB.
Freemers, it's looking really good for TM for you.
O4S, first W60 suggests that even if your times are rubbish by your standards they are great by everyone elses. Congrats on the win!
Here I am! Just finished. Took a little bit longer than expected. Think I must have taken a wrong turn somewhere. 1:39:53. Happy enough with that. Gives me something to build on....
2old / Cooks - awesome, fantastic times, well done
O4S - well done on the 1st W60
For the record, Daren is lying. He did 1:59. Neil ran a brilliant race though.
Great to meet up with the crew for my favourite things, beer, pizza & running talk
A.A. wrote (see)
That's a bit shit but never mind
Er thanks AA....
Obviously I had to look in again to see what you were all saying but ......must not become a forum addict again.......so after today will pop in randomly to see how you are all doing...
Daren I would have been gutted if my result had been shown wrong. Hope they sort it pronto.
Just for the records Daren was chilling with a banana by the time I'd finished
Minni Iooking forward to seeing how you get on at Town Moor. Fingers crossed the weather is kind.
Sometimes it pays not to stop your watch on the line as my official time is 1.28.28. which was a nice surprise, just over 8 minutes faster than my pb there last year. Still buzzing
Wow Cooks very speedy! Good running!
O4S I agree running should be enjoyed in whatever way we please.
Some brilliant results today
2old I'm so pleased everything came together for you today, you've done so well
I knew I should have put a fiver on Daren running 1:27 That's fantastic, over the moon for you. Hard work has certainly paid off, really well done. Neil Flack will be delighted when he checks the results
Well done on your PB Minni, 1:32 is a damn hard time to run so to have done it again is brilliant. That course record is going to get a battering in two weeks I'm sure. 15 seconds?! I'd be furious!
Nothing like smashing a goal eh Freemers? That should be a massive confidence boost before TM.
Spoons we all know if you'd have stuck to the course instead of getting lost halfway round you've have left Daren for dust. It was probably him who moved all those cones to send you the wrong way. Well done, happy that you're happy
Cooks - good work making sure you held onto that blue!
O4S - you needed a Eureka moment, you've been so harsh on yourself for too long. And your times are NOT rubbish, I can't imagine you actually pay for much running gear what with all the vouchers you win! We've told you before, you're an inspiration and your WAVA scores blow us all out of the water.
Forever - How fast?!
Well I ran a whole six miles today at a blistering 8:35mm pace, it had been sunny all morning so headed out and it started absolutely tonking down after a mile. I was soaked to the skin. Typical.
O4S - you are a legend.
Carrot - I'm getting a bit sick of running that time now though! However, I'm still always chuffed each time I do.
Forever - I'm not going to lure you back into the dark world of forums but seriously I'd love to know more about your training. You really are awesome and it was lovely to see you so happy with your performance today. I want to be you!
2old - can't wait to hear all the details of your marathon.
Anyone heard from Brolish today? I think she was drinking yesterday. Lying in a gutter somewhere I expect!
I've had a great weekend both on and off the forum. I my running friends!
I had a fab day too Minni
Do you know Brass Monkey entries open 7am on Saturday 20th Minni? A chance to set off in the dark in the middle of the night to travel halfway down the country from where you are to obliterate that 1:32
Yes Carrot - I'll be entering. You too?
Thanks BecsA and Carrot. I was pretty sure I could run sub 1.30 but didn't expect to be quite as fast, which is always nice.
Have you seen the RunPix stats for today? Always interesting.
Minni my training is simple. Train during the week depending on how I feel and race every weekend but take most of the results with a pinch of salt. Have a few key races along the way to target.
I did spend a whole year base building (around 3000 slow/easy miles) when I first started back running and saw very little reward at the time but feel that really is the backbone of what is happening now.
Keep up the good work all and look forward to hearing about the Town Moor adventure!
Right, so I need to run 3000 miles in November then race every weekend!
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