Just A Little Bit Further 2013

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31/12/2012 at 13:47

Happy New Year to you and welcome to the 2013 thread of the Cake Runners Athletics Club (CRAC)

As the title suggests we are here for anyone who just wants to go a 'little bit further'. Several of us have been together for a couple of years but we always welcome new members. So whether you're aiming to increase from 5k to your first 10k or training for a marathon or Ultra, please feel free to come and join us.

The CRAC team (virtual world and only on this thread) started a few years ago because we realised that along with running we seem to have an equal passion for cakes and puddings . Our club team colours are the Battenburg and we reside in the CRAC Tower.  I'm sure all the regulars will soon be calling in to introduce themselves and claiming a seat on the sofa in front of our roaring fire.

On this thread you will get lots of laughs, support, encouragement, food and hopefully a bit of running knowledge Very occasionally we even manage to meet up at a real race or training day!

So please come on in, grab a cuppa and a piece of carrot cake from the tea trolley, make yourself known and join us in running 'Just A Little Bit Further' in 2013!

Edited: 31/12/2012 at 13:48
31/12/2012 at 14:13

hi everyone

I love carrot cake, thanks chili

31/12/2012 at 16:43

Never say no to a bit of carrot cake.

31/12/2012 at 18:13

* comes in and settles down by the fire* Mmmmm I love Carrot Cake. Thanks Chilli and yes,everyone is welcome.

31/12/2012 at 18:32
I bought some new tea in the sales today. It is orange and Christmas spiced scented and really beautiful. Smells lovely and tastes good too. Anyone want some?
31/12/2012 at 19:33

Anyone tried 'Tennessee Toffee Pie'?  It's hard to explain exactly what it is, others have likened it to cheese cake, but I don't like cheese cake so surely it can't be that!  Our local pizza place used to have it all the time, but they haven't had it in for ages now and I have no idea where to buy it in shops.  Hopefully it'll come back at some point, it really is luvverly!

I reckon my aim for the first part of next year is to get back to 15k again, and push towards 20k and beyond in the remainder of the year.  

Edit:  Just found an image of it:




Edited: 31/12/2012 at 19:34
31/12/2012 at 20:44

Looks scrummy RR. I have made far too many puddings this week. I do have a lemon drizzle cake for our CRAC meet up tomorrow with Rocker and his lovely lady.

Haven't weighed myself in a while. Guess I will do that tomorrow morning Wonder how many pounds I'll have put on?

31/12/2012 at 21:02

Same here - weighing time tomorrow morning.  I've been doing the HIIT for the best part of the month though, so I'm hoping to see some come off..

01/01/2013 at 00:55
*. Crashes in again and fixes up x pole for Franny and I *
????... Hello my name Is loula and I have a problem being addicted to running and men????... Erm no. Just running ????
Welcome to 2013 friends.... We have work to donznd cake to eat- sergeAnt looks is on the case.... Lets go!
01/01/2013 at 00:56
Sergeant Loula I meant- I havnt been drinking boss- honest !!!!!
01/01/2013 at 00:57

***takes seat to watch the show***

Happy New Year, friendlings! 

Blisters    pirate
01/01/2013 at 01:10

Cake cake cake, GIMME CAKE!

01/01/2013 at 01:19

*enters CRAC towers and trips up fallin on face" Who put those tassles there LOULA, have you been pole dancin again?

Shorry Bishters, far too mush booze and I sheem to have losht the Cake.*goes off to find it*

01/01/2013 at 06:16


Rubs sleep from eyes

WAKEY WAKEY CRAC towers....yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy I found you

Fanks loula for putting up the pole  and big hugs to you ((((((((hugs and kisses))))))


Hope there is not too many sore heads this morning.

I am off to work now...another busu busy day looms.

Godd luck in your race Boss

Speak soon later folks

01/01/2013 at 06:18

Morning all and Happy New Year from Turkey!

Gosh CRAC towers looks like a bomb's hit it.  You lot had fun last night!!! 

No work today!! May EVEN go for a little run (need a determined-looking smiley here).

Had a lot of chocolate cake last night ...and baklava....

BFN xxxx



01/01/2013 at 08:08

Can I join if I only like carrot cake?  Oh and Christmas cake.  And mince pies.  And sticky toffee pudding.  And running?

01/01/2013 at 08:29

Welcome Louise and Blisters. Please do join us.

Loula & Ecky partying again! Tut tut, this place is a mess

AF - have a great race this morning.

Anyone made any interesting New Year's Resolutions? Or what about running goals for 2013?

I had a great 2012 and whilst I didn't quite manage to do my first Ultra I did thoroughly enjoy all the marathons and long distance trail runs. My aims for 2013 are:

1. Outlaw Half-Ironman Tri in June
2. Continue working on my 100 T-shirt at parkrun with my girlies
3. Cycling weekend in Berlin with my brother in Sept
4. Hopefully an autumn marathon as yet unidentified.

01/01/2013 at 09:07
Blisters what are you doing over on this side? Have you lost the route to the tri threads

Happy nooo year all. Where are my shooz I'm sure I had some..... *climbs down from pole*
01/01/2013 at 09:12
Hi Louise you will be safe as safe with us lot* cackles manically *
Well my aims are after now knowing I like ultra world are:
. To improve my 50 mile time
.push to do a further distance
.continue to run and train with my lovely friendies from here
. Never lose the fun factor in running
. Get my miss llb to bike some miles to b her mums crew!!
01/01/2013 at 09:32

Thanks for the welcome

I would have had 'injury free 2013' as a target but too late 'cos I developed peroneal tendinitis on Friday so am celebrating New Year with foot in bucket of ice.  But anyway - no more injuries!


ultra (have already entered Two Oceans in Cape Town but may have to ask for deferral if foot doesn't recover super-quick)

I'm a 'slowbie' but would quite like to crack 55 minute 10k

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