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2017 in 2017

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 19:35


Managed a measly 17 miles last week as I went away for a long weekend and managed to catch the hacking cough lurgy.  Uni athletics training starts up again tomorrow, so I'll have to get some running in!

17 miles this year, 1236 to go.  In 1236, a tournament at Tickhill in Yorkshire turned into a battle between northerners and southerners - peace was restored by papal legate.  That's one way of ending your standard pub fight I guess.

Washing running clothes.

Posted: 04/01/2017 at 06:41
Non bio liquid, 30 degrees. Persil liquid or liquid soap flakes.
I used to wash mine in the sink with cheap bio liquid (ah, student life!) and they survived intact and apparently unharmed.

London Trail Running Hot Spots

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 13:56

I love Richmond Park.  One end is close to Wimbledon Common so you could mix the two up a bit.

I'll second Denbies Vineyard, Lloyd Park and Happy Valley/Farthing Downs.  If you go out of Lloyd Park and run down the road you can meet up with the London Loop for a very nice run through some hilly woods. 

Quite a bit of the North Downs Way is easily accessible from London.  The Guildford to Dorking section is lovely and includes Denbies - it's stunning in the spring and goes through a big bluebell wood.

Box Hill is good for hills, of course!

2017 in 2017

Posted: 02/01/2017 at 13:38

Thanks Alehouse!

Dubai runner, I didn't stay at home to watch every single event for the sake of it, but I did watch the ones I was interested in.  I was at the velodrome recently and it was actually a bit odd to see it without all the London 2012 signs plastered all over the place.

10 chilly miles this morning through the woods - 1243 to go.  The city of Brno was made a royal city in 1243; these days it's the second largest city in the Czech Republic and has an asteroid named after it.

2017 in 2017

Posted: 01/01/2017 at 20:35

Hello everyone!  Hope it's ok for a new face to join?    I'm aiming for 2017 km this year.  I'm not the world's most consistent runner so having a consistent weekly goal should sort me out!

So far a grand total of 0 - ostriches are zero-rated for VAT except for feathers and other inedible bits.  Which really begs the question of what parts of an ostrich are edible.

Numb foot + pins and needles?

Posted: 07/12/2016 at 10:00
Are you wearing new trainers? I always get numb toes until I've worn them in a bit. Also, as Elizabeth said try lacing them a bit looser.
Best of luck!

Talkback: Do you need to drink during a one-hour run?

Posted: 05/08/2016 at 21:25

I don't take water with me and haven't ever had a problem, but I do drink a lot when I get back from a run at this time of year.  Having plenty to drink the night before a long run and a small amount in the morning works pretty well for me.  Drinking in the middle of the run makes me nauseous, and I figure that being sick creates more electrolyte problems than not drinking causes!

To each their own, I think!

Running & Slight Overpronation

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 21:21

I overpronate slightly, more so on the right than on the left, and have always worn neutral shoes.  I also have high arches and have always bought shoes with a lot of cushioning for arch support. 

I've been having some mild but regular arch discomfort for quite a while on the right side, and decided to go to the running shop and have a look for a new pair of shoes last weekend. The man there suggested I try a pair of stability shoes, so I came away with a pair of those.  I've only been for one run in them so far, but they felt good.

Feet change over time.  If you don't think your shoes are working for you, try another type.  Just try on a load of different ones and see what you like.

Do you prefer to plan your routes or are you more spontaneous?

Posted: 03/07/2016 at 10:25

I always plan, but at half five in the morning I'm quite likely to get lost and/or forget where I was supposed to be going next, so new routes tend to be a bit freeform the first few times.

Trail / Off road running in Northants

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 05:26

There's a lovely trail around Pitsford Reservoir that's 8ish miles around.  It's about 4 miles up the A508 from Northampton.  Probably a bit boggy after all the recent rain though, so maybe one to leave for spring!

The Brampton Valley Way is one of my favourites, and at 15 miles each way it should be long enough!  The section that starts in Northampton was closed a while ago and I don't know if it's been reopened yet (that section passes under the train line) - probably best to start at Brampton Lane if you begin at the Northampton end.

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