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Have you ever been first in an event?

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:53
3 years ago I decided to wind down from Comrades by expanding my collection of medals to cover each distance, and not having a medal for a 5k ( turned out the Chilterns Chase short race is more 5.4k!) I entered a race in Swindon which was advertised as 5k and medals for finishers. Turned up and not many other women (not many folk full stop) 5? ...but that lass over there looked reasonably speedy. Anyhoo once they said GO I shot off after the blokes and Fit Lass just shuffled along. Then spent the next 26 odd minutes puffing like a steam train and looking behind me. I was first lady (out of 5...) and won a teddy. So you never know!

Trainer advise for an ultra

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:40
+1 for Ben - I wore trail shoes for my first ultra, which I had only worn for 5 miles at a time before. First 10 miles on hard surfaces, Achilles (normally no problem) screaming by the time we hit actual mud, walked most of the rest :/

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 12:40
No there isn't one! So no running for me...much less packing

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 12:50

Big difference between doing maras all-out vs just to finish. I laugh at your pw. I think mine is around the 6hour mark! You're not trying hard enough!

No running at the w/e bar a parkrun jogging round in 34 mins with a much faster clubmate who's going in for the Ridgeway 85 (87) and was saving himself for recce-ing er most of it in the coming days. I am off to a family wedding in Turkey, flying Tues night, so (quickly checks: there  is no Istanbul parkrun) will be doing no running at all this week! 

But very inspiring to see Marigold from our brother thread (-1hr!) doing so well on Sunday - was it Jovi bumped into his Mum? That's the sort of thing that inspires me to get off my arse (once the foot / nerve thing is sorted) and do some running - if keen I could do the time if not the miles!


Saw the Thunder Run pix, looked like a good laugh. Sadly own club track relay and social is this weekend coming, when I'm away - oh well.

Howard get well soon. Wabo, you're setting a good example, keep it up! "Tempo" is a flexible term but very loosely it usually seems to mean that if your tempo run is N miles, what pace would you race 2 x N miles at? Do the tempo (or most of it) at that sort of pace ... ish....

Comrades 2015

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:25
JM well done

Comrades 2015

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:24
Stephan : see my link on p2 of this thread.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 26/07/2014 at 13:23
I steyed in a hostel (Gibela) - single room, dorm would be cheaper. Nice quiet place.


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 15:48

So Ollie, you're 16? And "still have massive amounts of tingling and numbness in my feet and legs" ? Sounds like it would be a good idea to go and see a doctor again (assuming your surgery is not a lone GP, perhaps a different one from the first that you saw?). Because something clearly *is* wrong. It's just the back specialist couldn't find the reason. If you feel it would be useful you could take a parent or guardian along to back you up - sometimes communications can be helped along that way.

Good luck

IBS Pain in the ........

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 16:18

Ask the GP about Mebeverine? Loperamide before a run? Personally I tend to wear a green tshirt on long runs. I think there would be a good market for a reversible vest, hiviz on one side, camoflage on the other ;/

Comrades 2015

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 14:52
I think when you get there you will enjoy them just as much.
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