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Tadley Runners 10 Mile

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 21:16

I did it last year and yes I found it hilly.  Someone said that they thought it was easier than Salisbury though and I'd flown around that course and got a PB so I wondered if I was just unfit when I ran Tadley!  But I'd concur with Nic that the second half was almost continuously uphill.  Every time I turned a corner there seemed to be another hill.  However, I will do it again as I loved the memento, but couldn't get there this year.

I also agree about the Mortimer medal.  Reading RR sorted out a lovely medal for Shinfield this year so why not Mortimer?

Tadley Runners 10 Mile

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 12:42

Sorry I couldn't do this one in 2014 but hope to be back in 2015.

Rectal bleeding and running.

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 18:41

It's worth buying a small footstool.  If you rest your feet on it when you are going to the loo it takes a lot of pressure off and prevents straining. 

Dog Biting

Posted: 18/10/2014 at 14:07

The law has very recently changed on dangerous dogs - hopefully it will encourage a few more dog owners to keep their dogs under control.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29653486

Running tips from Steve Way :)

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 10:21

I agree RicF.  I totally agree that we can all get better with practice, but the level that we can reach will be totally dependent on genetics, not just in terms of talent but also if your body can stand the pounding.  Some people get injured a lot, others hardly ever pick up injuries.  Some of that will be down to being sensible and resting niggles etc but some people are just more resilient. Lots of people say on here "you can get a GFA if you train hard enough" - that just isn't true.  And I could train as hard as I like but I'd never reach the level of Jo Pavey or Emma Stepto (similar ages to me).

London Marathon 2015 GUTTED...need advice no lecture!

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:47

Do Brighton.

Achilles problem

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:27

I had this earlier in the year and cut my running to 3 miles twice a week as much off-road as possible and flat.  After about 4-6 weeks of that I built up the distance again and it was fine.  Until I stupidly ran 9 miles in my old running shoes (I'd run 9 miles on another occasion in the right shoes and it had been fine).  Now it's come back again although not as bad as it was the first time.  I've cut my running to twice a week again and have thrown my old shoes away! 

loss of fitness due to menopause

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:22

Velloo what were you diagnosed with?  I started running in 2010 and made rapid progress and was running quite well but about 18 months ago the wheels came off.  There has been some improvement but I'm nowhere near where I was.

Separately I have had some hormonal stuff going on, irregular periods etc and wondered if there was a connection.  I've not gone to the GP because I'm otherwise healthy and it seems a bit self-indulgent to go because I'm not running as well as I'd like and I don't like the idea of artificial hormones, a coil or anything like that.  I haven't had as sudden or extreme a slow-down as gsivi (what did the GP say?)

The average age of the menopause is 51 and symptoms can start 8 years before.  I'm 42.5 and I'd have thought I was squarely in the possible age range for peri-menopausal symptoms.  It's frustrating when you see so many fantastic performances from 40 something women who obviously aren't having hormonal problems (at least not any that negatively affect their running) but I guess it is what it is and at least I can run.

Windsor Half Marathon 2014

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 16:42

I prefer cups of water as I take a sip and throw them away.  I don't want to have to carry a bottle around.  Whatever a race organiser does they will do wrong for someone I guess.  What I did think was that the water bottles at the end should have been larger, although to be fair there was a tap from which you could top them up. Best thing about the ladies 10k is that there are plenty of loos, I don't think I've ever gone to a race and not had to queue for a loo

Windsor Half Marathon 2014

Posted: 29/09/2014 at 14:05

I'm not sure but I think the 1pm start is due to other stuff going on in the park (I did the ladies 10k the day before, which started at noon and was also hot).

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