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Female runners

Posted: 02/03/2015 at 14:59
Peter Collins wrote (see)
I usually try to say hello to people, but sometimes I"m not in the mood, or I'm in what is laughingly called 'the zone'. I think other people are like this too. If someone was to call me an ignorant twat for not saying hello, I might want to turn around and demand an explanation. How do you know what's going through their head, what they're thinking about and what's going on in their lives at that particular moment? 

Quite.  I don't get this thing about "having" to say hello to other runners.  If someone smiles at me or says hello, I'll acknowledge them.  But I don't go out of my way to be sociable - after all, running can be hard work!

It's just as rude to require someone to be friendly to you as it is to be unfriendly - consider the person who just wants to read on the train and is being pestered by the person next to them.  Person next to them wants to chat, and finds reader rude. We are all different.

Bracknell Half Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/02/2015 at 15:40

yes if you click into the paper entry form it says 9am

Bracknell Half Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 16:31

I'm assuming it's not UKA-affiliated? 

Thames Meander Half Marathon 14 March - any participants?

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 16:29

I might have entered it if the start time had been more sensible.  Surrey County Council seems to insist on all events starting at the crack of dawn without appreciating that South West Trains does not run trains early enough to get to the events.  

Women harassed whilst running

Posted: 13/02/2015 at 16:19

I've had the odd incoherent comment from White Van Man but very few and far between.  The only time I was really hassled was when I was coaching one evening and so was standing on my own for short periods of time while the runners were doing a circuit.

But the on the whole I am more scared of dogs.

Torbay half marathon

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:50



Just posting the link so I can tick the box for replies.

Torbay half marathon

Posted: 28/01/2015 at 15:48

Would any Devon-based runners like my place in the Torbay half marathon? Transfers are allowed and I paid the early bird fee of £20 for affiliated entries. It's on June 28th.

Reading 5 mile

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 09:02

I did it last year.  It's a very small race and you can enter on the day - there were around 80 finishers last year. It's not hilly but has lots of very small ups and downs, like running over a lumpy field.  It was muddy in places last year - some on tracks, some on grass and some on boardwalks.  I would have done it again this year but my son is doing an athletics event that day.

Parking @ Reading Half 2015

Posted: 27/12/2014 at 13:13

If you live in Ash Vale could you get a train from North Camp?  IF there is a train and IF it actually arrives in time and IF there are no engineering works

London next year: my first marathon. Advice on time please?

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 21:32

I've just got a club place in the 2015 VLM. My half PB is 1:42 but that was in 2013. In March I ran 1:52 having been given a free charity place at the last minute. But the furthest I've run since then is 9 miles so I need to build up the mileage and stamina quickly. Current parkrun time is usually around 23:45 to 24 minutes, last 10k was 49.

Assuming I can run the whole thing, maybe the magical 4:22?  Ideally I'd like to get under 4:15.  But it's a first marathon and I haven't done an autumn half and don't have a decent mileage base.

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