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trail runs near manchester

Posted: 22/11/2015 at 17:49

Look up the Gritstone trail, you can park at Disley train station where the trail starts, head through Lyme park and up onto the tops.  Its a lovely run and ends up near macclesfield after 35 ish miles.  Choose how much you want to run and then turn back. 

Rivington Pike isnt too far away, has really nice routes round the pike and the reservoirs.  

There's loads of runs out around Glossop way but im sure there are others around those parts that will know the trails much better than me.

How long do you trainers last?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 16:57

ps, i can vouch for the Saucony Ride 7s, I have done close to 500 miles in them now and they look like new.  The soles on them are really tough!  They are a light shoe as well (in comparison to other well cushioned shoes)

How long do you trainers last?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 16:53

Re Gumbies - i have a pair of them for swimming in the sea on holidays.  I cant imagine running in them though, my feet sweat like hell when i have them on (and I'm not a sweaty feet kinda person )

How long do you trainers last?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 16:51

Mine normally last around 6 months but depends how many pairs I'm rotating at the time.  I usually go over the recommended 500 miles unless they look buggered or I'm feeling niggles in them.  I wouldnt normally go much above 600-650 miles though.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 14/07/2015 at 17:06

Good to finally put a face to a name on Sunday JJ!  Congrats on the PB and cheers once again for the lift.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:35

Theres always Amsterdam in October RRR

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 15:06

Nick - I did   It was a little bit confusing to be honest.  I got there early, spoke to one guy who was collecting money and told him it was my first time and who did i need to see etc but he said the bloke i needed to see wasn't around.  Then next minute we were all running off towards Sale water park. 

We then all gathered round and he pointed out the routes for A,B and C groups (i had no idea what group i was meant to be in) and off everyone went.  I asked a couple of blokes who were around me which group i should run with and they said B which they were in so i just stuck with them.  We ran the first few k really easily and everyone else ran off into the distance.  Then at some point we decided to speed up, ran about 3-4k at tempo then a couple easy then a couple hard.

So it was good to go for a run with other people but it was confusing what exactly we were meant to be doing as a group.  I found that with Altrincham though even on track sessions.  I think its just a case of getting used to the different sessions and just cracking on with it each week.

Jason - I spoke to one bloke (Gary??) who was waiting for you but i didn't see him again (or yourself) but sure we will see each other one week as I'm sure ill be back.  Ended up running with two guys called Craig and i think the other was Martin?


manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 22:18

The recovery drink was a bit milkshake machine. Tasted good to be honest

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 14:02

Yep the water station was a lady and a bit later on 2 kids handing gels straight out of the boxes.  Wasnt very well signposted at all and wasnt even clear it wasnt just some random people handing out sweets.

Alan - Great race report

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 18:49
Ah yes that will be him.
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