Just Coop Going...I stayed there this year and you are indeed right! I think I may have indeed booked for the same price (although managed two nights at £20 each this year). It's a pleasant 15 minute or so walk from the start and roughly the same to the Lowry shopping centre. Glad I booked when I did with those prices now.
No running for me at all since the Great South Run on Sunday...but planning a nice steady 5 miler following work this evening. Running 3 half marathons between 21st September and 19th October in addition have all taken their toll a bit and compromised on the training slightly so have been glad for a bit of a break.
As for the discussion on how many long runs there should be - I have found running at perceived marathon pace at the end of a long run helps to determine whether you will have the endurance for that pace on the day. It might not work for everyone but I have found it to be a very good indicator for average pace on the day.
Hi guys - also entered for next year. I ran last year and managed 3:15:XX so was pretty pleased with that having knocked 11 minutes off the previous year.
Stayed in the Salford quays Travelodge last time and am doing the same thing again.
Runningtap - well done on the GSR yesterday. I also ran but am a little off PB form at the moment having raced 3 half marathons within the past 5 weeks and a couple of other races too. Not sure I will be aiming to do that again anytime soon!
At the moment my race times would appear to suggest that I won't better 3:15 next year but there is a long time between now and then. Hopefully I'll have fresher legs, mind and body with not as many races compared to this autumn either.
Winning time today was in 17 and a half minutes roughly. I mean the fast chap was literally jog lightly jogging to get 19 minutes something today but am sure he could probably run 15 minutes if going for it. Awesome improvement in such a short time there and don't doubt you will reach your aim of sub 17 minutes eventually, It might just take a bit longer than another 3 months though! Good luck with Bournemouth next weekend, got a few friends running that too, hopefully the weather will be kind for it!
My PB is a bit over 19 minutes on this particular Parkrun course (overall PB under 19 at 5k) so I'd be a bit deluded to have any aspirations of that sort of time hence referring to the casual jog he appeared to be having at my all out pace!
Haha not quite Runner Jonnie! But the runner in question I knew was fast locally and a bit of power of 10 stalking also shows he's ran sub 30 minutes for 10k and under 49 minutes over 10 miles! Maybe I didn't phrase my last post very well but this runner finished 14th while I was seconds behind in 15th just watching him literally in first gear by the looks of his casual style! Always careful not to get too downhearted we are all capable of our own level and its pointless being like that unless you suspect you aren't doing well enough within your own capabilities! My Parkrun today comparitvely wasn't too bad considering I've felt quite tired recently from 3 successive weekends of races!