Thanks for the welcome back and encouraging messages everyone and Jammers, definately not got a sneaky mara lined up! Total respect to you though if you're looking at two next year! So are you going to keep the chickens to eat or just for eggs? No tips I'm afraid except make sure foxes can't get at them!
NV, looks like your training has really ramped up, have you got another tri coming up? Good luck with the hills later.
Vic, well done on the 4 miles, I know that achey leg feeling very well at the moment! What are you up to on your long one now?
Willy, you've lost me on WTFU, I know what HTFU means but what does the W stand for? Coasters went very well on my stretch, almost like clockwork and had some great people dedicating their time, Barry the Baton is currently on his way to Swansea I believe. What are you up to on Sunday?
I managed 6.5 miles last night including about 3 miles off road/hilly. It was very slow, no where near back up to speed yet and my legs are feeling it today! I think I definately set my expectations too high getting back out there, so they've been re-set and I'm now looking forward to my next run. Probably late on Sunday now as camping at a bike/music festival thing this weekend.
Hi everyone, my name's K4T and I'm a lapsed runner desperately seeking my mojo, can you help?
Life has been a little hectic recently what with Coasters, away on holiday, then work and a few personal issues to deal with. Injury also put me on the bench for a while - I high sided my bike on a track day and did my hip in! The bike literally threw me in the air, I was bounced/tossed/rolled 8 or 9 times across the track and my bike spun/slid 150 yrds the opposite way, it looked quite spectacular apparently!! Luckily the bike only had superficial damage but I couldn't walk properly for over a week and kept finding bruises in odd places I was disappointed the photographers didn't catch my crash though
Then when I could actually walk without going 'ow ow' at every step, I came down with a nasty cold that wiped me out for another couple of weeks!
So it's been a struggle getting back into it, the first attempt turned the planned 3 miles into only 2.6, really knackered and legs felt like lead. Since then I've managed a 4.5 and a couple of 5 milers. Planning 6-7 tonight. All at steady/easy pace, I'll leave the speed stuff until I've done a couple of weeks I think.
However, I've been feeling a bit despondent with it all feeling so tough. To go from doing 10-15 mile runs before my half to now struggling with 5 is really depressing So I need inspiration, motivation and people telling me it will get easier - what better place than Newbies!
I haven't had time to read back so will catch up over the next few days. I hope everyone is fit and well and getting out there? Hope I didn't miss any major races, what have you all got planned?
Huge big hello again to you all, it's quite strange but while I've been typing this I've realised how much I've missed the thread! Will be back later without a doubt.
Fabulous report Moo, had a grin from ear to ear reading it!
Have a wedding to go to, so won't be back online until tomorrow afternoon/evening, so plan for tomorrow (very approximate timings!):
Saturday 21st August 07:30 - 09:15 Salcombe - Inner Hope - Tony & SWRR 09:35 - 10:45 Inner Hope - Bigbury - Richard Dayment and possibly some of the gang from SWRR 10:45 - 11:55 Bigbury - Stoke Caravan Park - Liam Hassard 12:00 - 14:00 Stoke Caravan Park - Wembury Point - 3dogsandahorse 14:20 - 15:30 Wembury Point - Plymouth Barbican - Maggie Lewis and friend
Barry may be taking a dip tomorrow with Richard and Liam depending on the tide and ferry crossings, hope he remembers his arm bands!!
Hope today's Coasters aren't getting too soggy and very best of luck to everyone tomorrow, looking forward to hearing all about it
Axe Valley Runners were very pleased to have participated in this event. To think that Barry, a stylish stick of wood, has travelled so far, seen so much and brought together so many people in a common endeavour who will in the main remain unknown to each other. Smashing stuff.
Johnny Blaze and Simon, fantastic reports, really enjoyed reading those and thanks for all the photo's too, those climbs looked like fun!
Flooky, loving the customised top, I'm sure you've made a few Coasters jealous there!
A huge well done to all of todays Coasters, that's some tough terrain you've tackled. Hope Barry wasn't too scared by some of the views over the cliffs!
So, so pleased everyone is enjoying themselves and it's all going to plan! Keep the reports and photo's coming in, the sense of purpose and community really comes across in them, it's lovely to read and see!
Plan for tomorrow (Timings are approximate): 09:00 - 10:10 Babbacombe - Paignton Pier - Jean Grierson-Jackson, Lynda Sloman, Liz Lee 10:30 - 11:40 Paignton Pier - Berry Head - Jeremy G 12:00 - 14:00 Berry Head - Dartmouth - Jeremy G 14:20 - 15:30 Dartmouth - Strete - Will Hugh Bailey 15:50 - 17:00 Strete - Start Point - Keith Belt 17:20 - 19:20 Start Point - Salcombe - Tony & SWRR