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Friday 1st July 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 19:00
Will watch the video later OL!

Emz: I really enjoyed Lisbon... Except for the running! Too many cobbles! Have a great time!

Friday 1st July 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 17:41


Enjoy tomorrow, WP! And tonight's football!

Well done on the half, Don! Enjoy your day tomorrow also.

Good to see you pop in SC!

LMH: can't find anything about Masters' ultras. The records only go up to marathon as far as I can see. And I understand your dilemma.

What: a very wet (underfoot) 2k

Why: checking out parkrun course. Alternative course needed!

Friday 1st July 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 12:53


What: 4k, half on, half off road. Relatively easy, although the legs were surprisingly tired after last night's 5k.

Why: still on gentle running, although hope to up it in the coming days. May well run again later: parkrun course needs inspecting. Suspect it will be under water in parts.

Dibs:  I always preferred running by time rather than distance.

Friday 1st July 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 08:44

And well done OL yesterday...and I was going to suggest a couple of easy days after back to back races.

Friday 1st July 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 08:24


Lyrics: no

June stats: 102.42k run, one race paced, long run of 7k, no parkruns, got the lyrics a couple of times, a couple of chest infections, sinusitis, one new car...and more than one exit from Europe.

What: something gentle later

Why: everything is gentle at the moment.

Thursday 30th June 2016

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 22:02

Evening! And a pretty soggy one at that! Started raining about an hour before the start of tonight's 5k...and is still pouring. Saw OL as I was sheltering, but didn't even see his back after that! 

What: pacing L65 around 5k race

Why: had promised. Didn't entirely go to plan! Being flaming June we had planned on a little sun and a dry evening; in the event it was decidedly wet and the course wasn't at its fastest. In the warm up my garmin, fully charged earlier n the day, decided that the battery was low, so it was a case of running "blind", so to speak. Nice steady start saw 1k in around 4:50, and then next k in a similar time. L65 never really seemed to get going though, and the third and fourth ks were around 5 minutes. Final result was 24:54, enough for first in the age group and moves her into the top ten in the country. Course record is 24:33 and that is more than possible. 542 in the race which meant it was quite busy early on!

LMH: Mandy Vernon ran 18:06 to break the age group course record. 

One of my friends ran 19:43 to set a new M70 Irish record, taking over a minute off the course record.

170 broke 20 minutes. Decent standard!


Thursday 30th June 2016

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 16:14



Weather looking a little ominous for this evening.

Wabo: Infiniti Q30. Most people would be none the wiser with that info!

OL: what were Tuesday's lyrics? And see the back of you shortly! I understand our friend Dowan has entered. I will no doubt see the back of him, also!


Thursday 30th June 2016

Posted: 30/06/2016 at 06:55


Lyrics: no

What: Sale Sizzler 5k  but not at race pace

Why: not ready to race! First race in a four race series: hopefully I will be raring to go later in the series!

Off to work...


Wednesday 29th June 2016

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 23:03

Evening again!

OL: no, couldn't quite run to a Porsche! And may see you tomorrow...probably from the back as you zoom off into the distance! 
The new Offerton 10k  course is tough: it used to go out on the roads and stay pretty flat. Good placing! But not sure about pacing! Mind you 3 minutes for the first k tomorrow might be more appropriate...and you probably have twenty or thirty ahead of you!
Did I lend you "What I talk about...etc?". If not I will see if I can find it. How are the other volumes going along?

Wednesday 29th June 2016

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 18:41


Thought I posted this morning...and much to my surprise I am pretty sure I know the lyrics...and the sentiment!

Well done Wabo!

Emz: think I was in sub 21 shape mid May, but have hardly done anything since apart from a couple of gentle ks a day. Sub 25 should in theory be comfortable...but no idea how much fitness I have lost. Last ran hard on May 14th I think. Still struggling a bit with chest and sinuses.

What: another gentle 3k

Why: really didn't feel like doing more, and much of that was paddling!

Got my new car this evening! Never bought a new car before...and quite possibly won't do again!


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