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Posted: 29/11/2016 at 13:10

I'm afraid that's progress ES although as I don't use Facebook myself I must be missing out on what others had for tea, or the last time they farted or whatever else is shared. I set my RW profile up when I was a v40, and now I'm closing in on a v55-so it is a long time.

Whilst this thread maybe over (after 40,000+ posts) most of us appear to be still running (or cycling, swimming or aggressively walking) so that's all good, despite the fact that most of us are doing it at a more leisurely pace. 

Those BG legs you mention almost killed me, and I have complete respect for those that have done the whole thing and I'm glad to have taken part.

I'm not throwing the towel in just yet and will still be parkrunning, doing local races and maybe challenging when I do get to v55.  Heck, I may even get to the track sometime.

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Posted: 14/08/2016 at 18:02

Just got back from a weekend in Scarborough and some guy called Dave Sharp was doing a gig in a bar we were in...anyone on here know him?

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Posted: 13/07/2016 at 13:34

Or Hamstring Lee or those flirty sisters - can't remember their names.

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Posted: 12/07/2016 at 13:13

Hey, the thread seems to have come to life a little. 

Paula, not seen you out running - I am waiting to unleash a ferocious wolf whistle! Not seen you either SARQ - no wolf whistle for you though.

I class myself as a Parkrunner now - about the only races I do - although I have started to get a bit of motivation recently.  Fell running...I don't like the uphills and am too much of a wuss to run the downhills as they should be run and I never did get round to trying shorter track distances.

Glad to hear that most of you are doing just fine

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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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