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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 16:12
Cracking reps Dachs!

Good speed on the 8 Ric.

Running on holiday does often mean first thing, or last thing after we've been out for the day, but that's the good thing about running - its usually less than an hour either end of the day,with the odd longer morning. Now the kids are teens its easier as they don't want to go anywhere anyway!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 08:28
It's not so much a keenness to exercise Ric, but a desire to be out and about in the beautiful Yorkshire scenery! Best bet would be cycling, as the roads round here were made for it. Trouble is, my stupid car won't take rear cycle rack and I never found time to sort out a roof one.

If I only ever ran completely niggle free, then I'd never run!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 17:37

Staines is a pretty quick course, and not that bad to run round Pete - I've done worse! It does suffer from a lack of reliability in numbers at the sharp end I guess.

Lots of hills and lots of hill walking have limited the mileage this week, so a 4 (fell) 5.3 (fell) and an 8.5M (hilly, but very scenic, road) this morning. I hurt my knee on the very steep, stepped descent off Whernside yesterday, probably just exacerbating wear and tear from a lot of steep stuff since Sunday. It was quite painful on this morning's run (mind you, so was my hamstring and adductor!!). This was followed by an 8M fell walk where I was hobbling by the end. Day off tomorrow, so hope it heals by Friday, as I want to do a long fell run then...

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 24/10/2016 at 13:07
Poxy, mebbe, but very fast!!!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 21:17
Good work Pete!

6th SG? You must be counting every time I leave HW as a holiday! To be fait though it is my 4th proper break, but I'd rather spend my time and money on some quality time nearsome hills than on a flash car or house...

Yes Matt, half-term in Yorkshire. The Devine's were back early from the Pyrenees, so the race was earlier in the year - stroke of luck for me. I'd have done Great Whernside on the way yesterday as well, but my kids refused to3 get up at 5am. Bloody selfish I reckon! Darren F is definitely one of a kind! I met him at the FRA nav course a few years back. He's a big Hawkwind fan, which might explain why he has the peculiar mental state to want to run at least 2 fell races a week for 7 years!!!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 18:31

Very nice PBing reg!

Welcome back to the world of racing with a number SG 

Top relaying Dachs, and the race baton hands over to me now...

Really Wild Boar Fell Race for me today – 5.6M and 1400ft. Low key job, but attracts a reasonably high quality field apparently. I was there quite early, after a really nice drive across the Yorkshire dales to the edge of Cumbria, so had a decent warm up and a chat to a few people. Set off with hat and gloves on and a couple of checkpoint tokens held on my wrist by someone’s old knicker elastic!

I started a few rows back as I wasn't sure how fast they would get away, and very slowly got into my uphill stride, overtaking a fair few on the 3 mile climb to the top of the fell, where I turned in about 14th place. The descent was sometimes runnable, sometimes insanely steep, but always soft and boggy, with the occasional hidden rock for good measure. As usual, my descending was crap and I lost lots of places, but still thought I could hold on for a top 20 place.

Eventually we hit the same track we started on, and I dumped my last bit of knicker elastic into the marshal’s bag before a mile of undulating, then downhill rocky track to the finish.  One more guy caught and overtook me on the track, which was a real shame, as he ended up 20th and pushed me back to 21st!  The £4 entry fee included hot tea, brewed out the back of a camper van, and home-made cake. Quick chat with fell-running legend Darren Fishwick – 700 races in 7 years once another half dozen are done – and then a drive back to Askrigg in the rain for beer and pizza. A grand day out indeed….


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 22:21

Er, yes, Sunday not Saturday! Sorry, same difference though in terms of problem...

Kinda SG - RRR have the Bramley 20/10. Wokingham don't want to clash with it - which is fair enough, but they also want the race to be either the second or third Sunday of Feb. RRR are entirely dependent on the availability of the school as race HQ unfortunately

Just all a bit inconsiderate that the juggernauts of the Wokingham half and RRR don't think more abut my hols when planning these things  (you should be ashamed Dachs ). I might do the Bramley 10, but it's not the same as getting a decent early season half in, and after last years debacle at Wokey I really wanted to make amends....

Isn't Watford a bit undulating Pete?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 18:46

Oh, and it's Dach's club's fault!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 18:40

Hmmm - not convinced...

I'd only do a short one Reg - think of the hamstrings...

Just realised today that Wokingham Half is on the first Saturday of the Feb half term, when we are supposed to be away. That's a real pain, as I really wanted to give it a good go next year and had started to plan a campaign, but if I do it will really piss off the wife and kids! 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 15:59

I wish someone would!


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