Armargh is an invite only doo. Not for the likes of us. Yeah, all events are Po10 friendly, that seems a southern thing as I've not seen any non Po10 races up here bar 1! Didn't realise it's such a problem for you boys!
To be fair, it's just that there are loads of races down this way that are put on by companies and groups rather than just serious running clubs.
I don't know if you northern boys just ignore those kind of races, or there are less about.
The simple way round the PO10 thing is to use the PO10 fixtures as a guide rather than the RW calendar.
A cheeky tactic I also use is tracking a few local fasties PO10 accounts, and checking what races they do...
Shame that Christelton doesn't coincide with a Prem footy game, that'd be an ideal double header! Fastest 5k in the NW!
Good run with me old pal Johnas today, thanks for that! Impressed how you've become super into it all these days!
Was like old times. Tidy 8.5miler single run for today, bit of a hill, nice run.
Stevie S - christleton isnt a net down. if you are to beleive my garmin it is a steep 15ft net up very fast course though ignoring the narrow start position
Matt, thought you were going to say you won there for a sec! Made that poor chap feel pony, he'll have gone home thinking, i was beaten by some guy in a costume!
I lost to a guy dressed as a super hero in the 2008 version of the 5k I did on Wednesday!
Just seen this year's results out, I obviously can't count, as came 5th in the end not 6th! Clearly my brain didn't upgrade myself when i overtook someone mid race.
It's not always an exact science, but the times of the front runners show what kind of course it was...
Position Race result SB PB Details
2nd is only 2 years into his racing, and has only done this race, so left him out.
Looks like May's Charndon is the 5k to do then, that's where 1st and 3rd's pbs came from. 31 and 52 secs quicker!
Bus, what's Waddesdon 5k like? As the guy in 4th did his 16.54 time there...i thought that wasn;t a fast course?
The Whinberry Naze Fell.
The winning team.
What do you need to do tomorrow Bus out of interest?
Not got my next 4 day outlook yet, but if possible we can get something sorted?
Yep, shy of 10 with bus and at 20 miles so far already this week it is my biggest week since the end of October so best part of 2 months off means 4 months to get back to fitness.
Johnas, I read that story earlier in the year. Loved it! The geez in 3rd is not impressed is he?! Ha ha.
Nice story...you have to be quality to get away with that. My old club all turned up in tutus and fairy wings at a cross country last year.
The guy who has run for Britain at half marathon got away with it, but I wonder what other runners made of the rest of them doing it...if i saw someone around my level mucking about with that stuff I'd bust a gut to smash them.
Good to read about Xmas races, well done all. Odd training this week, since the XC on Sunday I've done two 5k training runs (24th 19.45, 25th 18.22 (it was raining, started off too quick and just kept it up!) and a two mile warm up/down in the gym today. Its all because I know theres no fitness to be gained for races next week, only injuries etc to cause.
Getting races confirmed for the new year - at least a few head to heads coming up
From every run medium hard, and the rare speedwork basically being a doss about in an unstructured club session with random reps, lengths and recoveries, to a really structured plan with most runs slowed down, a regular long run added, and weekly tempo and speedwork calculated to my current fitness paces.
I was on an improvement curve, but was at the point where, just using 10k as an example, I thought a low 37 was my top end. To now knowing sub 35 should be very possible, and then some.
another example for you. my pb for a half marathon was 83.30 on limited training. Basically a few goes on a treadmill a week plus a 13m ran as fast as i could muster
I changed my training a year ago to 4miles 4 mornings a week ran much slower (7mm pace) a slow long run about 13miles @ 7.30pace plus 2 track sessions (tues & thurs) for speedwork where i would aim for 5.30 pace.
My HM pb dropped at the first attempt to 76.30 and again to 74.14 later in the yr.
In a nut shell i do more miles now but most of them slower than before. saving myself for the speedwork on the track.
10 miles off road yesterday, 11 miles road, 7:15 average today. Seem to have survived the 3.2 mile race ok.
Bumped into the guy who got me into running and we discussed the race. Only when he mentioned he'd have worn spikes did I realise he thought we were talking about the TVXC I'd done.
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