Tiny Runner 85

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Strangest Prize/Memento you've got from race running

Posted: 13/08/2014 at 12:40

Can't compete with Lit who is the obvious winner of this thread, but did win a massive box of choc chip flapjacks last month in a 5k.  As you can see, I was pretty happy about it..........



GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 08:08

Well, that's it, I'm in.  Had a few issues with the website over past couple of days and it wouldn't let me get through all the pages before taking you to the bit where you pay.  Decided that I would have one last try this morning and if it still wasn't working I would take it as 'fate' and do Manchester instead.  Tried this morning and it worked first time .  Now to look at the nightmare of transport and accommodation!

Lancashire Runners

Posted: 17/07/2014 at 11:15

Hi Rick.  Some good races there!  I also did the Pennine Lancs 10k.  Been doing some other local small races over summer but gearing up for the Fleetwood half marathon in August 

Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 02/07/2014 at 09:09

Thanks for joining in ParisRunner and JM89, good to know I'm not alone!

ParisRunner wrote (see)

 I've been guilty on the classic 'newbie' error of running each training session much too hard, with no easy runs/ development of aerobic fitness.

Ah yes, I have a few running buddies like that.  Luckily, I'm far too lazy to go out and smash all my training runs! I really enjoy the easy runs and they definitely benefit you.  As long as you remember 'hard days hard, easy days easy' you can't go too far wrong.

Really sorry to hear about the stress fracture JM89.  Sounds like you're well on your way back to fitness though, keep it up!

Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 21:00

That's reassuring Grendel, thanks.  I have quite a few 5 and 10ks coming up so will be working hard to get those times down.

Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 13:48
cougie wrote (see)
Er yeah - Langdale is definitely not the one you'll PB at !

I can't believe some are foolish/brave enough to go round twice!

Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 12:36

Thanks so much for posting that link cougie, very kind of you.  More work to do then 

I don't race half marathons very often.....well compared to 5 and 10ks anyway.  Last one was a couple of weeks ago but was nearer 14 miles and contained over 2000ft of ascent so was some way off PB .  Next 'serious' one will be Fleetwood at the end of August, and probably Great Langdale after that in September.  Langdale definitely not a PB course but think it's good to do some of the tougher ones.

Can't really answer about the heat.  I started running in summer 2012 so only doing short distances and think I did okay running in summer 2013 - did most of my mara training between June - sept and found it okay.

Any one else looking for a sub-1h30 half?

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 12:23

Eh up.  After recently surprising myself with some decent (for me) race times, I can't get the idea of one very ambitious goal out of my head - a 1h 30 half marathon.  I've got a GFA place for London 2015 and due to logistics, cost and the fact I'm not a massive fan of huge races, I'll probably only ever run London this one time.  But how amazing would it be to get a champs place?

I'm *pretty* sure that as a woman I can get a champs place by running a 1h30 half......or is it sub1h 30? I'll have to check on that.  Anyway, current PB is 01:33:29 which was achieved in March.  I know that 3 and a half minutes is a big ask, but I'm already in better shape now than I was in March.  I've got until early Jan 2015 to nab a champs place - do you reckon I have a shot?  Anyone else going for the same goal?

A bit more info - other PBs are 5k - 19:52 (achieved last week!), 10k - 42:32 (March '14), half - 01:33:29 (March '14), mara - 03:32:15 (October '13).  Been running for two years.  I train 5/6 days a week and race regularly.  I won't post my week's training sessions, purely because it varies so much!  But I always try and get one speedwork session and one slower, longer run in each week.  The other days are a mixture of tempo runs, easy/recovery runs, hill reps etc, depending on racing calendar.  At the moment I run, on average, about 30 miles a week.  I tend to increase weekly mileage to about 40 when specifically training for a half marathon.  Would love to hear people's thoughts if you have the time, many thanks 

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 12:13

Applied .  Have had to use driver's licence for proof of age AND proof of residence and not sure they'll accept that.......

andyc209 wrote (see)

All Done - hopefully in now with my 2:57 at aged 40 - happy days

Brilliant time Andy!

GFA London Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 09:12

Website still saying return on the 13th June..........

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