I’ve improved from a 3:15ish marathon runner to 2:54 this year by adopting it’s recommendations.
Nice Park running or racing from Gul, Poacher, PMJ and Minni
Good training runs Lorenzo, Ant, OO, Mennania, BOFT, Birch and Abbers
Sorry to hear about illness/injuires Jools, Speedy and Blisters
It appears that my 5 mile race last week was not measured correctly and was only about 4.9 miles. Doh! So my 28:47 for 4.9 miles would have me finishing 5 miles in about 29:25. This is 5:53 pace which does align better with my 5:49 5k PB pace and 5:55 10k PB pace.
I raced a 3 mile XC at the weekend and was happy with 17:53 which was 22 seconds faster over the same course as last year. 60 miles for the week and I'm ticking over nicely before increasing the mileage next year.
Martin – I plan on doing some running in Crawfordsburn including the steep hills in and out. However, as you mention I rather find somewhere with larger laps for the really big runs. I’ll have to check out Delamont and Castleward as you suggest. Thanks.
It’s the 100k Portumna Forest Marathon I’ll be running in June. I also plan on the running the 50k Causeway Crossing on May the 3rd and then the Belfast Marathon two days later on very tired legs, as part of my training. Ouch.
Mags – Yes, I’ve haven’t posted here for ages but do continue to lurk. Hello Again! Thanks for the info on Santa run. I hadn’t realised that the chip timing and measuring weren’t done as a package. I don’t want to cheat myself so will add the extra 0.1 miles on and using my average pace will calculate my new 5 mile PB.
I was the Bah Humbug Santa wearing black who came third by the way.
Can anyone recommend anywhere within about an hour of Bangor to run on softer than tarmac/paving ground? I'm planning on running a 100k Ultra next year and want to run my longer runs on ground that should do a little less impact damage to my legs. Thanks for any advice!
Hi everyone, big thanks to anyone who was involved with the Hazelbank Santa run. It was a great event on a nice and fast course. I know Champion Chip Ireland were involved but can anyone confirm it was officially measured to be 5 miles? My Garmin measured it at 4.90 miles and my time was a good 30 - 45 seconds quicker than I would have expected. Thanks for any replies.