Gul Darr

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Sub 3h15

Posted: Yesterday at 06:52

Poacher - 2nd Oct isn't good for me (niece's 21st!), and if it were I would be tempted to return to Mablethorpe. My preferred alternative to Abingdon is Leicester.
Birch - take care now.
Jools - nice pacing for a great 3k.
Abbers - excellent progress for a sub 20.
SJ - you have certainly earned a rest!
Bike It - really sorry to hear of your woes. You've worked really hard for this, so I hope the injection and pills can work their magic.
Lorenzo - enjoy your running! Sorry, I meant holiday.
First run post WP this morning. 6 miles @ 9:11 m/m. Even dusted the HRM down and registered an average of 133 bpm. Felt really good.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 08:18

OO - I had an email from am too and it said there are over 180 on the waiting list.
Poacher - no, the question of GFA for VLM doesn't arise at all from last w/e!
Leslie - good work there.
Bikes? I know nothing.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 17:08

GD - another nice lunchtime run, Sir.
Poacher - yes, I hadn't forgotten about Luxembourg, but thought it would be rude to mention it before you! You are just one crazy kind of guy Mrs GD will be envious when I mention that you were at Chelsea yesterday, although she knows in reality she wouldn't enjoy it because of the crowds.
GM - thanks for reminding me why I won't ever be crossing over to the dark side!
It seems unlikely that White Peak will be appearing on Power of 10. Previous years are not on there. Although the results have not been officially confirmed according to Matlock AC website. Would VLM still accept a sub 3:20 for a GFA entry? How ironic that would have been to get sub 3:20 and for it not to be recognised! However, I have checked my previous PB and it was 3:30:46; so even gun time gives me a 21 second PB

Sub 3h15

Posted: 25/05/2016 at 12:49

MsE - thanks for that article. I'm sure that's something I've done in the past, and need to continue to be aware of, but I think I managed to avoid that trap this time. It did cross my mind that I might have peaked too earlier this year though. I intend to go back to some pertinent sections of Lore of Running (still ploughing through it!) and try and put some of it into practice.
OO - I'm on the waiting list too. I might need to borrow Poacher's vest with the white flag
GM  - hope you can make a quick full recovery now you've had a diagnosis. Cycling sounds a good idea, but please don't defect!
Freemers - hope you can find more time for running soon.
Birch - You didn't try the return leg on the High Peak trail, then? Hope the calf is okay.
PMJ - nice going on a hilly course. Sounds like a great series.
I almost went out for a run to Tesco's this morning, but remembered I needed some petrol for the lawn mower. So I took the car and filled her up too. This is getting tough. I've even started making a schedule now...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 13:01

Oooh, thanks PMJ. I look for Saturdays, 2nd Sundays or half-term weekends and this year Abingdon has slipped into the start of half-term, so could be a go-er. Closer to home is Leicester if not.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 24/05/2016 at 05:51

Poacher - enjoyed your report. I'd forgotten about the toe-nail!

Poacher wrote (see) have to admire the 19th c. navvies who slogged to drive a flat(-tish) railway across rolling hills well over 1000ft above sea level.

I also forgot to do some altitude training. Must be worth another few minutes Well done on number 65.
Birch - maybe see you at Mablethorpe then!
GD - not too shabby after the weekend though.
Bike It - ouch! You've put me off sports massages for life. Pleased it seems to have been worth it for you.
PMJ - all the best for tonight's 5k.
Lorenzo - congratulations! Great performance and nice to have a new target.
This is only day 3  of my complete break from running and my resolve is weakening. Managed to avoid yielding to temptation by looking for the next target race. But now thinking that two months of low mileage is too long unless I can wait till mid November or later for another crack at sub 3:20. And I'm not sure I could face the dreaded Autumn Shakespeare...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:25

My wife managed to snap one of me on the finishing straight - I was obviously too much of a blur closer to the line


Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:23

I'm sure Poacher won't mind me sharing this post-race photo with you all:-

 The friendly smackdown!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:19

Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/05/2016 at 05:50

Abbers - nice progress with your time trial.
PMJ - nicely paced 600m reps.
Freemers - hope you had a good weekend for running. Sounds like you've been making use of the gym by your new workplace!
PMJ - yes, following your track session, that's a good parkrun result.
Lorenzo - excellent off-road and towpath VLR. 11:32 for 3000m the day afterwards is great in my book! You'll be faster this evening.
Birch - still a good effort at parkrun on an undulating course!
Poacher - commiserations on the Cup Final result.
Badbark - just unbelievable. 51 miles @ 8:08 m/m including the time for breaks is staggering.
SJ - cracking weekend of training. Very impressive.
Jools - well done on the parkrun PB.
VTr - hope your heel is OK.
Bike It - sorry to hear about the ITB issue. Hope it eases up.
Leslie - good 800m efforts. A 5k sounds like a good idea!
The unofficial official results are in now on the Matlock AC website and looks like there is gun time only so I have lost 14 seconds, but still scraped a PB in 3:30:25. I still haven't looked up the official time of my previous PB, but I think WP is now a 9 second PB. Overall position 29th and 5th MV50. Something to be proud of. Thanks for all your kind words guys.

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