Jamie Russell

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North Downs Run

Posted: 23/06/2015 at 14:58

There's no need to brag about it

Talkback: Diet cola and running: Harmless or hurtful?

Posted: 19/06/2015 at 10:01

I like diet coke but it has to be ice cold.  I prefer coke zero given the choice, I used to drink around 6 cans of full fat coke daily but the taste and furry feeling it leaves in your mouth puts me off.

Diet Irn-Bru is an interesting one, it's better with a very large vodka.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 09:43

Stevie G - No problem.  I was a bit worried my post came across in the wrong context but glad it didn't.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 09:42

I hope my post didn't come across as me in any way implying that my coach is wrong or I doubt his methods, that most definitely isn't the case.  I'm just having a extended dip in motivation, confidence, enthusiasm and form which is entirely me.

Personally I benefit from having a sounding board for my training and having someone with far superior knowledge on hand to plan out my training and answer any questions I have.

I hope to pick up again with him when I've got myself in a place where I have a clear goal in mind. 

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 08:00
Stevie G wrote (see)


Many, many a runner has passed through these pages and dropped off the face of the planet.


If you're one of them....I hope you're doing well...and feel free to say hello and update us how you're doing


I de-lurked and popped my head in on this thread a couple of years ago and very quickly disappeared again when I didn't really have anything constructive to add. 

I've been coached by the big man for 2-3 years but have taken a little break (my choice) due to my very poor recent form.  I felt I wasn't doing justice to the training and the work he was putting in, I also felt a bit of a fraud with my ever worsening race times.  A HM time which was my poorest in 2 years leading up to VLM and a shocking last 8/9 miles at VLM just about finished off my fragile confidence.

I hadn't been enjoying running as much leading up to VLM and was struggling with my long runs, aerobically I felt ok but my legs just wouldn't co-operate.

3 weeks after VLM I completed a hilly 50 mile ultra which perversely I sort of enjoyed, I'm now thinking of looking at a few ultras to get the juices flowing again, I have even googled 100 mile races but haven't got the cojones at the moment to take the plunge.

I'm a bit lost with my running at the moment, I've not really got any purpose or target to work towards, it's just easy miles 3 or 4 times a week to keep my fitness levels at a reasonable level.

So that's my tale of recent woe, I can now disappear for another couple of years





Newbie at ultra running

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 08:31

There is a 50 mile ultra at Bewl water June 27th.  I think it's a 4 lap run around the lake.

Kent Roadrunner Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/04/2015 at 20:40

Too late for a number transfer


Kent Road Runner Marathon 30.05.15

Posted: 15/04/2015 at 20:41

See your in box

Recovery after pneumonia

Posted: 16/01/2015 at 15:31

I had pneumonia just under two years ago.  I actually tried to run Brighton marathon with it (didn't know I had it at that stage.)

It took me approx 5 weeks until I felt up to running again and probably a couple of months before I felt I was back to where I was before.  It wasn't the easy runs that were the issue it was the faster stuff that took a while to come back.

As RicF says take it very easy for a few weeks and build up slowly. 

Royal Parks Ultra 2014

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 07:13

Race pack turned up Saturday

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