Jamie Russell

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Morning Runs

Posted: 21/12/2016 at 16:52

I used to run after work and head out around 5.30pm but in the last couple of weeks I've been getting up to go out before work.

I start work at 7am so I tend to get up at 4am and get out by 4.10 - 4.15am so I'm back to have a shower, breakfast and get to work.

It hasn't been as hard as I expected, I do have a bit of a mental battle for 5 mins when the alarm goes off but I like the feeling of going into work knowing I've already been out and have the whole evening free.  I think after the first few times your body adjusts and it gets easier.  I'd say persevere with it for a few weeks.

As Tom13 says, get your kit out ready to go, I even get all my breakfast stuff out and ready to go so you don't even have to give it a second thought.

Reading Half or North London Half

Posted: 16/11/2016 at 07:39

I've only done the Reading half but would echo the comments above, it's well organised and well supported, especially through the town centre.  The dual carriageway near the end is quite boring and I've always found it quite tough as it's near the end when you tend to be hanging on. 

They've revised the course slightly so the diversion away from the stadium is at the beginning and not the end which was always a bit soul destroying.


London marathon mags

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 17:04
Just checked and it says unsuccessful in my subscription page. Shock

Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 28/09/2016 at 13:55

The WW50 sounds like it's going to be a muddy slog fest, part of me wishes I was doing it but being shin deep in mud isn't my idea of fun if I'm honest.

I'm back in for the SDW50 again next April and have put my name on the waiting list for the SDW100 but I've got my eye on the canal slam as well, if I decide to take the plunge with that then the SDW100 can wait for another year.

Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 15:19

Same here.  Took 3 days off and went out for a run Wednesday, Thursday and will go out tonight as well.

Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 08:06

I'd love to be able to write a report but I remember so little of the course usually when I do an ultra, I really enjoy reading race reports but I'm amazed just how much people remember of their run. 



Anyone running and of the Centurion Running 50's 2016?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 09:05

Overall I enjoyed it.  Very runnable course with quite a few ups and downs, especially that hill at roughly 20 miles?  Seemed almost verticle when I was climbing up it.

Felt sick from 20-27 miles, nearly quit at the 25.8 mile aid station but didn't want the marshall who was telling people to MTFU to give me a load of verbal so I carrried on.

Felt great from about 30 miles until the end and although tiredness was creeping in but was still running the flats and some of the lesser inclines.

Spent a bit too long in a couple of the aid stations which probably added 15-20 mins to my time, something to improve on next time, I was a lot quicker in the SDW50 aid stations but felt I needed a bit longer in them this time.

Finished in 9:33 which I'm really pleased with considering my last 20 miler was early July and my longest run since then was 13 miles so really hadn't trained for it.

I liked the course and the road sections were a good chance to put the hammer down.  I'll definately be back next year.

Bucket list

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 20:43
No I certainly won't let it take priority over family life, it may be this particular idea has to wait a year or two, we shall see ????

Bucket list

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 10:03
LogicScience wrote (see)
Jamie Russell wrote (see)

Run all three canal ultras in one year (LLCR130, GUCR145 & KACR140)


Adding that to mine Jamie. Super ambitious but think of all the history to be running through. Recently been enjoying runs along Nottingham waterways and it's a different world away from the streets. Really nice.

I've emailed the organiser to put my name down for next year.  I want to do something big next year and this could be the thing I attempt.  Would have to really commit to the training, finding the time with an 18 month old and another one due in March could be an achievement in itself.

Bucket list

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 11:45

Fly in a fighter jet

Run all three canal ultras in one year (LLCR130, GUCR145 & KACR140)

Do an ironman

See a bit of the world (far east and Asia)

Learn to play a musical instrument

Smash Justin Bieber in the face with a cricket bat


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