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Cheerful Dave    pirate
08/02/2013 at 10:19
Speed Sheep wrote (see)

2old, I'm so sorry to have put you to the trouble of posting the GFA times .  What I was wondering is what constitutes a fast GFA time?  Not that that is quite in my grasp right now.....

Just to butt in, I don't think it's a fixed GFA/FGFA cut-off, but it's generally reckoned that around 3:10 would see you on the FGFA start.  Obviously it varies a bit depending on numbers. 

That makes it pretty much a male enclosure: most women with that time would be on the champs start, assuming they're members of affiliated clubs etc etc.

08/02/2013 at 10:34

Morning all!  Snow forecast for the tail end of the ultra on Sunday so better get our skates on [!!]   I'll get my coat.....................

For the forum outing we want less than a marathon so perhaps a 10 miler or even [dare I mention it] a 10k.  We could then spend the night before arguing about who hates them most

Carrot -   Don't try to come back too soon, sounds like you might have caught it just in time

Ant 'I love going down there and hitting the weights' - what did they ever do to you??  Suppose it is better than hitting the wife / OH

08/02/2013 at 11:09

2old -  Impressive long run, steady or  a few quick ones to bring the avg down?Come VLM I might be able to stay with you for the first 20.

AA -  looks like it going to be a cold wet one on Sunday.

SS/Shildon -  Nice Intervals.

Carrot -  Hope it's a quick recovery, but don't push it.



08/02/2013 at 11:26

O4S - there is something quite meditative about weight training I find. And running for that matter! I'm clearly a Zen exerciser!

08/02/2013 at 11:55
Cheerful Dave wrote (see)
That makes it pretty much a male enclosure: most women with that time would be on the champs start, assuming they're members of affiliated clubs etc etc.

Yep - I know a lady that had a green GFA start with around 3:10, got better and jumped straight to the championship start with around 2:50.

08/02/2013 at 12:10

FGFA - I've been on it twice, prior to running sub 3:30 I might add!

I'm stressing about the weekend.  I've got the NEHL XC tomorrow, which is all day for a 4 mile race then I need to do my 20 on Sunday.  Master Minni has two games of rugby and I really want to watch one.  If I go Saturday it will mean missing the XC but if I watch him on Sunday morning then I'll have to do my 20 in the afternoon and the weekend will be away with no time at home.    I've got a really busy week next week with a couple of late nights at work and feel I'm not seeing my family.  

08/02/2013 at 12:14

2Old- serious quick long run that, well done. Did it take much out of you physically (not the quiz brain)?

Mr Z / Ant / Oompa / Simon - as one of the hardy souls who braved an underpass you all have my upmost respect for your MK/Manchester efforts. I don't think even the most horrific reports could do that weather justice!

Carrot - fingers crossed you've caught the tear in time. 

Minni - thinking about a forum meet up (and I know I've never been to one, so not in any place to comment!), but did anything ever happen with a commemorative race for Shaggy?

SS - well done on your intervals. I'm in exactly the same place as you, so I know how much anything that seems like progress feels, make sure you enjoy it!

I haven't even thought about running this week which is an indication of how rough I've felt. Am finally starting to shift the cough from my chest, and am hopeful of a gentle run tomorrow and then trying a longer one on Sunday. Even if I do, with my weekend away/illness, I still won't have managed 50 miles in two weeks which is far from ideal. Hey ho, nothing to be done about it though. Hopefully it will have given my knee some more time to adapt to starting running again.

08/02/2013 at 12:36

Good question Redders.  I messaged the contact I had (Lorry Dodger, who was a friend of Shaun's and who I arranged the donations etc through) a couple of weeks ago to find out what our money was going towards.  Off the top of my head I think it was £450 that was raised through donations here.  I'd been looking periodically at the Bourne Harriers website to see if anything came up on there but no mention.  This was his response:

I can't remember whether I told you how much was raised but in total just over £1000 was raised, but trying to decide exactly what to do with it is another matter. Originally a bench was suggested in Bourne Woods but that was turned down by the Forestry Commission, the plan now it to have a marked and measured trail through the woods (there used to be one but over the years the marking posts disappeared). It is a slow process only having a committee meeting once every six weeks or so.

Shaun's parents have sponsored a coaching award trophy which will be awarded at the AGM to a senior club member who has either shown great improvement over the year or has helped others improve.

Aside from that we are still trying to get permission from Grimsthorpe estates for our 10k race in August and if we get permission we may award something there aswell,

So no real plans at the moment!  We had hoped that perhaps a race would be started in his memory (for totally selfish reasons, of course ) but it doesn't look like that's in the pipeline.


08/02/2013 at 13:09

We can arrange our own. A Team Minni smackdown. I'll be race director, marshall and time keeper....

08/02/2013 at 13:12

Thanks for that Minni - very interesting to read. Agree that selfishly a race would be good, but I do like their idea of a signposted trail through the woods too. That way people can benefit from it every day of the year which would be a nice touch and a decent legacy. Should also help new people get into running, which given Shaggy's love of coaching, would be highly appropriate.

I also like that if the race gets the go ahead it'll be a 10K knowing how much (most of) the ladies on here hate them 

I x-posted with your dilemma. If I were you, I'd bin the XC, do your 20, watch Master Minni play one of his games, and then have the afternoon at home with the family. Everyone's a winner, apart from the XC, but then missing a 4M mudbath probably won't make any difference in the grand scheme of things. Either that or you can do 20M of laps around Master Minni's rugby pitch on Sunday morning? 'Who's Mum is that mad women', his friends will be saying...!

If it's any consolation, I'm about to run into two weeks of similar problems too, with a busy time at work, a bit on socially, a family and running to juggle. It's not easy, but then if it was we'd probably all get bored!

08/02/2013 at 13:26

Carrot- Minor quad tear  make sure you get it fixed Fabflipinulous can wait.

2old-20miles @7:45 is very good, what time are you planning to do the marathon in?

SS- Great session, a tough life indeed I'm off to the spa on Monday

Shildon- Good luck in the park run tomorrow.

Minni- what about doing  a few miles before your xcountry and a fair few more after to make it up to 20miles?

I did my long run of 12miles today avg 8:58mm, 12miles dosn't sound long to most of you

08/02/2013 at 14:19

Carrot- ouch indeed, hope you can get it sorted soon, take it easy!

SSheep- you bloody should be proud of yourself- great intervals! You very much deserved all the pampering and brunching.

Free- I like your idea of a forum outing. LSR early in the morning on the first day and then we can start drinking!

Ant- good pace on your tempo.

Minni- sounds like you're juggling quite a lot at the moment. I agree that if anything, I would ditch the xc.  Did you sort out your team for the TR by the way? The entries are closed now...

Red- hope you feel better soon.

Gazelle- good 12 miler.

6.5m easy during lunch for me which with the shower and getting changed took up almost 2 hours- oops! No bosses around today though so got away with it.

08/02/2013 at 14:31

Minni- so as if all this slow running wasn't enough we're now moving onto yoga and meditation??? Jeeeeeeeeze!

08/02/2013 at 14:35

Hmmm just found out didn't get into the Royal Parks Half- again! I think it was the 3rd attempt.

08/02/2013 at 14:47
Barry - yeah looks really cold Sunday. Just hope it's not windy...

Some great reps going on.

Annual forum get together- I think we should so it after everyone's autumn marathon in our "down season"!! Do we ever have one though...there might be a window of 2 weeks in November!!

Minni - ditch the xc and wath your son tomorrow then do your 20 Sunday morning and then do the family thing on Sunday afternoon. Tricky though.. You'll never win that one unfortunately.
08/02/2013 at 14:50

Minni - I'd ditch the XC, you know it makes sense . Thanks for updating us on Shaggy's club plans. I like their idea for the woodland trail and coaching award.

I'm loving my intervals ....proper Yasso's today - 10 x 800m @ 9mph on the TM, or 6.39 pace (actually the last one was 9.5 mph which is 6.18 ).  Loved it  

08/02/2013 at 14:52
Lol Brolish, can't see meditation being included in our Frankenmoz schedule!
08/02/2013 at 15:47

aw bummer about Royal Parks Half, Bro

carrot: hope it's just a minor tear that heals quickly. Those things can be nasty. Don't rush back into though.

Minni: I would ditch the XC too ... there's always another race. As for family time ... sometimes it's more important than running. Thanks for the Shaggy update. I was wondering the other day what had become of our money but then forgot again.

Freemers: great intervals

Minni wrote (see)

Great North Run confirmation tonight.   That's my year sorted but I've not fitted in the annual thread meet up.  Anyone have any ideas?

Marathon du Medoc ??

Weekend will be tough - 14 miles and 20 (with 10@MP) to do . Rubbish weather messing everything up again. Grrrrr ..... I want it to be spring!

Rant over - hope everyone has a good weekend

08/02/2013 at 15:59
Chick - imagine us lot doing that!

AA - November sounds ideal for a meet up.
08/02/2013 at 16:30

Norwich HM is in November a forum outing is the ideal excuse to miss it

Sounds like a tough weekend ahead Chick

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