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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 23:09

Defn brexit voters...or Donald trump 

for those that like this sort of thing.... Video of Simon and my race last night.   I'm the chap in white who gets a fast start.....Simon is in the red and black striped vest like Dennis the menace.


 And for the real enthusiasts here is baddeleys 3000


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 22:33

Baddeley ran sub 4 mile on sat too.  He is running well...but maybe not enough to get to major champs now

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 22:04

Cheers philip, I arrived in time for baddeley race.  He was locked in a race the whole way. Someone on his shoulder the whole way.  Was a great watch.    next time I would go for the faster race to be dragged round.  But to get into the faster race you had to put 3.57 or faster down.  So I better understand the Watford rules now .  But it was also good to go head to head with les and Simon.  My next race will be a bmc so I expect to be hanging off the back.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 10:01

i saw a faller in the race 2 before us.  yes but normally its all clipping heals or elbows/pushes in the back

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Yesterday at 02:02

Ric Good to see you starting back with running

sg consistanr session the other day.  Looks good

pete - congrats with the mile.  You should find a track mile and go for it.

as Simon says above the conditions for Watford open was as I sat in my office in Cheshire I made the call at 2pm to change all my meetings to calls so I could keep working from the car and head down for the 3hr journey to Watford.   Get there and spot a few familiar being mr Simon Coombes.   A quick chat then found out that les, Simon and myself were in the same race at about 9.30 pm.  We are 3 of the top 4 v40 1500 uk rankings so the race took on another dimension.  It was a proper race as well as a time trial.   Gun goes and I get to the front and it felt too fast so I ease off a bit which was a mistake as we went through 400 in 66/67.  Should have been 64/65.  A couple of youngsters went past so I try and go with them.  one opens up a 5m lead but we reel him in.  Through 800 in 2.12.  Piss!  I was working hard and was 2 secs down on the minimum target.  Another couple of youngsters come past so I work hard to go with.  I know I have to put in a big 3rd lap in to get back on target and fear Simon and les on my shoulder ready to pounce.  I'm actually feeling good, I'm working hard but not filling with lactic.  Through the bell on the shoulder of the leader in 3.00  So I had found the 2 secs and back on target.  The race come to life with the odd youngster trying to get past but me responding.   Then les newell, who made the world v40 1500 final last yr, flys past at 200 to go. He looks strong, I try to respond and manage to not let his lead grow beyond 3 or 4m.  I go to make my move and a young 'un comes alongside and boxes me in......balls to that.  I give him a decent nudge to keep me in attack position then cut in front of him so I can concentrate on just catch les in the sprint.  I take off and am alongside with 80 to go and burst past into the lead.  On the other side a youngster goes side by side to the line in a sprint finish but I beat him.  A win, a proper race and a big SB in 4.04.12.   so it was defn worth the long drive.   Was even better that it was a direct race against top chaps in Simon and les who on another day either could have won it.  

New race idea - runners thoughts please

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 16:27

Vdot - i wouldnt race in this type of only at home on a track    but there is an event in staffs called shugborough relays.  it attracts some very good runners and many more who are less so.  

i see this as an event that people who are ok runners but no chance of normally winning races who get a chance to place high. the bulk of competitors are the medium pace club runners around 22min ish 5kers plus parkrun enthusiasts.  kind of like a vibe at most not many of the sub 16min guys, more  of the 25 min runners.    .   the type of event i would be more likely to run alongside my son than go for the win.  

i can imagine with a lot of effort around local clubs and parkruns it could be a success

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 25/07/2016 at 16:18

need a proper read back but some good stuff going on

Laura muir race was superb (a highlight along with the hurdle WR)....then she ruins it by saying she wont race that way in Rio, as it will be tactical.  so will sit in.  IMO she has a shot if she goes eyeballs out again but she will lack the killer sprint if she sits in and will miss the medals. 

the BBC should be educating the public on our great runners who arent global stars yet...more time on that, less denise lewis babbling on.

Saw Jonny D win his BMC 1500 last tuesday (just before i stank the track out with my race) ...from the front in 3.45 ish i think.  looked v strong

Simon...might see you in watford this week

New race idea - runners thoughts please

Posted: 24/07/2016 at 19:37

I think you can target both types.  But the prizes will need to be decent.  Also you need the course to be wide enough as there would be lapping.

the fact it's only 5k will also bring out teams of fun park runners.  They know the distance and it could be a fun element to it.  But unless in a club would they have 3 other mates to run with?

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 22:06

Nice reps cc.    I have done 500s twice this summer and they are a hard session.  As you take them on at 400 pace but the extra 100 at that pace is nails.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 22/07/2016 at 08:37

With Watford - whats the policy with expected times.   Does everyone 'lie' and put down 2 secs faster than pb to get in a fast race....or is it more honest

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