Hallam Blue


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Sheffield social

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 14:14

I need some local Sheffield knowledge. My work is moving down to the city centre, and I'm looking to avoid paying exorbitant parking rates, and (looking for opportunities not problems) thought I might be able to squeeze in some extra running times. I am thinking about leaving the car somewhere in Crosspool, running in to, and then back out of town from there (I'll have access to showers at work): a kind of "park and run" scheme. 

Does this sounds do-able? I reckon Crosspool should be safe enough parking, and I wouldn't leave the car in the same place every day.

Parkrun timing glitches - twice in two runs

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 13:51

HeOw:

Must make a visit out to Delamere soon. We were contemplating including it in the Cheshire / S Manchester longest parkrun route, but decided it was a bit out on a limb to fit in (sorry). Sounds like you have a good community going: how many are you getting typically?

Parkrun timing glitches - twice in two runs

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 11:55

Steven: I think there is a world of difference between someone disagreeing with you, even if forceably, and trolling. Parkrun devotees are generally pretty protective of their community. 

Why Do Men Have Nipples???

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 11:40

A definitive answer from an excellent podcast:

 

http://www.stuffyoushouldknow.com/podcasts/why-do-men-have-nipples/

Parkrun timing glitches - twice in two runs

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 11:35

I know! We only get cakes when we bring them ourselves on anniversary runs. I demand a refund. In fact, a double refund.

Parkrun timing glitches - twice in two runs

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 11:33
richard hale 8 wrote (see)

Maybe this is a different thread but are there any training plans available that take account of parkrun?  I run hard most Saturdays (unless volunteering) but cannot find a training plan that takes this into account.  Also, I use min/km and so many plans use min/mile which is a bit inconvenient.

Richard, 

If you mean marathon training plans, then the 4:15 plan has a 3 or 4 mile run on a Saturday (see the link). Other than that, you could incorporate a parkrun in to a long run: quite good training to insert a speedier 3 miles in the middle.

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/racing/rws-ultimate-marathon-schedule-sub-415/8080.html

ParkRun

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 15:24

It's not really a problem for me. My GPS tracker suggests some courses are longer/shorter than others, but so many other things vary between courses. Courses with 4-500 runners are always going to be slower than those with 100 or fewer runners; obviously hillier courses are slower; courses with little or no tarmac or pathway etc. A slight variation in distance between courses shouldn't really be a problem: I only compare my times at the same course anyway.

 

I suspect it is actually a technological reason: syncing results between the parkrun  to the Po10 databases.

ParkRun

Posted: 17/06/2013 at 13:57

I presumed the Po10 descision was down to the fact that many parkruns are simply not run on roads?

PORTABLE DAB RADIO

Posted: 12/06/2013 at 10:19

I'm no expert, as I live in an area with no DAB signal . But I do download podcasts, and when I have a decent 3G signal, there are apps available to listen to DAB stations on a smartphone.

Best place for gait testing and trainers Manchester?

Posted: 11/06/2013 at 14:39

I would suggest the Sweatshop in Hyde. Much more of a runners' shop than the Arndale one. Video gait-analysis and enthusiastic staff, who actually run.

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