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Talkback: First Brit Paul Giblin wins bronze in World 100K

Posted: Yesterday at 08:07

The men took team bronze, the women took the gold I think?

Half marathon - hydration belt?

Posted: Yesterday at 08:05

Well done TheHose, a 10 minute PB is brilliant , particularly as the conditions were atrocious....I was running Norwich too - never been so wet and cold in a race  

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Posted: 25/11/2014 at 12:02

I have DOMS

I've moved up to 13th place as someone was disqualified for wearing headphones - numpty! 

AA - I've had plenty of parkrun shockers like that.  5ks are just awful when you feel like that!

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Posted: 24/11/2014 at 06:11
Thanks for asking Minni - here goes!

Norwich Half Marathon race report

As some of you know this race starts and finishes at the Norfolk Show Ground. On the whole this is good as it brings out lots of spectators and the facilities are pretty good (OK so the changing room is a cow shed but they do muck it out ????). But as it had been raining since the early hours of the morning, by the time I got there it was already a quagmire.

I huddled in the shed for a bit before dropping off my bag and finding a stretch of path to warm up on. I'd gone with just shorts and t-shirt and it was absolutely freezing in the rain but anything more would have just got saturated and heavy. I lined up mid way between the 1.30 and 1.45 markers and off we went.

The first section is in the show ground, including a bit across some muddy grass so it was muddy from the start. And the rain was just relentless throughout. I never got warm in the slightest and couldn't feel my hands but I was running well.

Once we were out onto the road I got into a pack of runners and we started churning out some decent miles around 7.10 pace. From about mile 4 to 5.5 there are a couple of downhill sections so I pushed the pace a bit there with two sub 7 miles. Then the course changed from previous years with a nasty steep hill for half a mile, so mile 6 was 7.30. Once at the top we entered the show ground again - over another muddy grassy section and then back out for the second lap.

I felt good all the way really until we hit the hill the second time. My last couple of miles were around 7.50 pace but I was really pleased to cross the line just over 1.35 on the gun time and 1.34.47 chip time. That's my 2nd fastest ever HM and given how bad the weather was I have to be made up with that. 14th lady and 1st F45 - not bad in a field of 3000 runners. I might have won some cash but wasn't hanging around to find out as I just needed to get warm and then home for a hot bath!

Looking for inspirational quotes

Posted: 19/11/2014 at 14:28

I will never loose sight of my dreams - Samir Haddad c.October 2013

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Posted: 18/11/2014 at 08:55

Not quite marathon training yet - I'm calling it base training, but aiming to get my first 20 in next month.  But also not intending to do quite as many 20's as last time (10), so would like to be able to alternate weeks with a 20 and then a 15 or HM. Probably still get 6 or 7 20s in though which is plenty!  The real training will start in January though when I'll put more structure around the quality sessions.

Yes, doing VLM, green start   Speaking of which I had a dream last night where I was trying to break into the Serbian Embassy (don't ask!) and they were playing the London Marathon theme tune in reception...no idea what that was about! 

Norwich HM on Sunday - like the last one I'm not looking for anything quick, it's just about getting a decent tempo effort in at the moment. 

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Posted: 17/11/2014 at 08:50

Well done pink

O4S - BA seems to get lost a lot, is he trying to tell you something?

Didn't run much last week, but got a 6 mile tempo in on Saturday and then 15 LSR yesterday. 

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Posted: 12/11/2014 at 09:06

AA - that's a really good result

O4S - mad

Pink - your swim training sounds tough! 

Bro - rather you than me on that hill

Not been able to get a run in since Sunday - 18 miles - today I should manage one though.

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Posted: 06/11/2014 at 16:26

O4S - yes do it, it would be great to see you there!  February 9th I believe.  Hope the event goes well on Saturday.

AA - oh no!! Hope you can shake it off and run, but don't do it if you don't feel well.

Ended up missing yesterday's run but got it done today instead.  Tempo of 5 miles @ progressive pace (2 @ 7.25, 2 @ 7.05 and 1 @ 6.50). 

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Posted: 05/11/2014 at 08:47
O4S - yes, Great Bentley is between Colchester and Clacton (sort of) - basically turn right off the A12 if you're coming from the London direction and it's not far. A nice race if you are tempted - very flat. Brutal wind last year cost me about 2 minutes in the last 3 miles though!

5 miles yesterday, could still feel the race in my legs. But should get some sort of tempo session in today.

We finally caved in and put our central heating on yesterday. It is officially cold!!!
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