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Posted: 12/05/2016 at 23:36

Dropped in here tonight expecting all the talk to be about short distances and losing their PBs...

PPP, I always thought you ran like a girl and now you soon will be one!  Really, I am gobsmacked and I can only imagine the turmoil you must have been going through.  I hope it all works out well for you and the people close to you. 

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Posted: 30/04/2015 at 13:17

Unless there is an interloper I don't see anyone beating VL's time in the near future either. 

How many miles you doing ES?  I do about 30mpw, less than half of what it once was.  That seems to translate to 45 secs slower over 5k, 1:30 for 10k although some of that must be just getting older.  I wouldn't race longer.  I enjoy not feeling obliged to run to keep to a plan, but then turn up at a Parkrun and think not long ago I might have won that, or maybe have got an age category prize at a race.  Having said that the top 2 v50s in the country are local, and neither of them of them are Running Rob (who is probably in the top 5).

SARQ, I've saved the date - where is the party?

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Posted: 29/04/2015 at 16:14

VL, I don't think you will get a refund, just a voucher to put towards your next journey. 

Take a copy of the club record list and keep it, in case someone else beats it.  Having said that, I can't think of anyone who will beat it anytime soon.  There might be a few pretenders next year, but they are unlikely to make the start line.

Talking about v50 SARQ, I see the slower of the Green brothers ran 2:32 at London.  You are not a v50 are you?  You don't look young enough!

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Posted: 29/04/2015 at 12:43

Hey, I see VL set a new Stockport Harriers v45 marathon club record.  That's a great achievement.



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Posted: 24/04/2015 at 13:50

I was walking the dog during the week and ran into PPP - actually he ran into me. He asked about you all (he didn't really).

He is not motivated to do much more than a few short runs a week he says.  He does pop on here from time to time but can't be bothered to post anything either.

Maybe he will come out of hiding now?

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Posted: 23/04/2015 at 12:28

2:45 off a 35:18 10k will be a tough target, but not completely out of the question if OMOC has built up his endurance.  Maintaining 6:15 pace for the last 6 miles will be a test of mental strength!  2:55 however seems too pessimistic. 

At least some people will be happy that the sun is forecast to be replaced by showers and grey skies over the week-end.

Good luck to everyone running.

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Posted: 20/04/2015 at 12:57

Great stuff BT - it was becoming like a GBM epic of near misses, injury mishaps and bloodied nipples.

I see Postie Steve was sub 2:45 too, after a sub 34 10k a week or so before.  He may get up to challenging NI at this rate?

Congrats also to OMOC who ran a great time at Cheshire 10k, and also Tony Potts who also had a good Cheshire 10k - both quicker than JMC (and me if I had run).

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Posted: 12/03/2015 at 12:55

ES, if I raced only very occasionally, and then did them as a training run, would that make me an elite athlete too?

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Posted: 09/03/2015 at 13:15

Just looked at GG results - well done to OMOC for being first SHAC runner home, and to BB for nearly winning v50 despite being at the wrong end of that age category.  And Jayne for winning ladies race.  Good performances all round too.

My Trafford time was 37:30.  That's 2+ minutes down on the last time I ran this race, but what I expected on around 25 mpw.  The v50 winner ran a ridiculous 31:30 (but was only 40th overall), giving RB something to think about. 

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Posted: 24/02/2015 at 13:02

Thought I'd pop in here, not posted anything for ages.

Good to see there is still some racing going on, and the same excuses resurfacing. 

My miles per week are less than most your long runs, and have been for 12 months.  I am enjoying being a fitness runner and not feeling pressured to do a run because my schedule says I need to, or I feel guilty if I don't.  I guess I could get close to sub 18 at 5k at a push, but distances above that I would have no chance - although I am giving Trafford 10k a go.

My long run is now on Saturday, involving a jog to a Parkrun, Parkrun and jog home . 

NI, if you want to join me for that you are welcome.  Probably South Manchester because I pace someone from work, then run home on the path towards Debdale Park and then to Heaton Moor. 

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