Paul, there were a few forumites running as Oompah Lumpahs in the Belfast marathon. HMM usually runs as a 4.30 pacer. As you say though, the forum is much quieter these days but I think that's due to people using Facebook more now. If anything, the running scene here is busier than ever due to the interest generated by the parkruns, C25K, Jog Belfast, Born2Run etc. It's great to see!
Well done on the 5 miles, Leslie. I was out myself for an easy 3 mile run after circuits, although it was baltic. I'm enjoying the running at the moment as was bothered with anterior knee pain last year, but that has gone and not having any particular aches & pains now. Long may it last. I've got a few more 10ks coming up, then I'm in for the Dune half marathon. I just need to get the mileage up now so got in an 11 mile run at the weekend.
Hi VDOT52. We're not ignoring you. Mags is the authority on this. Athletics NI issues the athlete numbers here but, as it is a part of UK Athletics, I would thought that the online retailers should accept our numbers. I've never tried it though.
2015 - a good year despite a struggle to keep up some running fitness while being poisoned by oncologists. Thankfully, it did some good but the highlights were without doubt the kindness & generosity I experienced from our running community in NI. I've long given up on pbs, so now just enjoying the simple pleasure of running and loving the craic at races.
2016 - taking it as it comes, but will do the rest of the Born2Run Forest run series races and have my sights set on the Larne half marathon. It's always unmissable.
8.4 miles done this morning, which went ok although the rain caught up with me over the last couple of miles. It was still good to be out.
Leslie, you're doing well. It's takes patience but your fitness will come back in time. I've been there too.