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"The Run" 4.2 Breaston, Derbyshire

Posted: 27/07/2010 at 08:54
Quick 'boing' as the race is tomorrow night - hope to see some of the East Midlands forumites there!

"The Run" 4.2 Breaston, Derbyshire

Posted: 22/07/2010 at 10:41

Live or work within striking distance of J25 of the M1?  Fancy a nice little race which starts and finishes at a pub?  Yes?  Excellent!

 Once again my club is hosting 'The Run',. its annual 4.2 mile race.  Yes, I know it's an odd distance but it adds to the interest.

 Got told off last year for describing this as 'flat' - it's certainly not hilly, but there are a few drags up (and down!)hill. Nonetheless it's a fast course, mostly traffic-free too.

Great race for novices (supportive, good marshalling, much of the run on well-maintained cycle paths) and elites alike (cash prizes and bonus prizes for beating the course record). 

Postal entries have closed now but there are still places left, so entry on the day is fine (no extra charge!).

The race starts and finishes at The Navigation in Breaston, about a 5 minute drive from J25 of the M1, so easy to reach if you live or work in the area.

 Hopefully see some of you there.


Losing Weight on High Mileage

Posted: 21/07/2010 at 12:56

There are plenty of calculators about online which tell you how many calories you should eat given your mileage .... does depend on your size a bit but when I was in my 60-80mpw running + cycling days I think I was on about 4,500 calories per day and *still* lost weight - it physically wasn't possible for me to eat any more.  2,500 calories sounds ridiculously (dangerously) low for the mileage you are doing, so I'd agree with Cougie about the starvation mode thing.

Just for an easy ref:

- an adult woman needs about 2,000 calories per day for normal bodily functions to take place (like sh*tting, kidneys working, heart working, muscle repair, etc. etc.).

- Assuming you are a biomechanically efficient runner not carrying much extra  weight, you'll be burning around 80 calories per mile that you run.

10 miles x 80 calories per mile = 800 calories burnt per 10 mile run.

Therefore, even at a conservative estimate, you should be eating 2,800 calories per day.

Um, it might be worth contacting a health professional with an interest in sports nutrition to have a chat about your diet?

Mums Running Club

Posted: 20/07/2010 at 11:08

Just done a quick 'lurk' and thought I'd come and say 'hello' - good to see so many familar faces still posting (plus some new ones!) although it doesn't really feel like I've been away as I'm still in touch with a lot of you via Facebook.   Hope everyone is OK.

 Hope the move goes well Cragchick, don't worry about not running, the last time we moved (an international move but pre-kids!) I didn't run for about a week as I never had a spare 20 minutes. In the long run (ho ho) it won't matter.

TurboTid - that's so sad, life is sh*t sometimes, isn't it?

 We're still bumbling along ... currently potty training, where did the last two years go?    Isabelle is great fun at the moment, and likes anything involving speed and danger.   Running is going OK  ... I ran a fell race on Saturday (missed a waymarker and did an extra mile ... bah ... so finished further down the field than I hoped), hopefully running another fell race just north of Buxton tomorrow night (really must find out where/distance etc...).   Got a third place a couple of months ago and am now finishing in the top 50% in most races rather than somewhere at the bottom so finally feel I'm getting back to pre-preg standards! Think it's because after a winter of working silly hours and being ill all the time I am finally having a bit of time and space to train again!

Right, time to do a bit more work and then a quick spin on the bike ...


Great Hucklow Fell 6

Posted: 19/07/2010 at 13:41

I did this one a few years ago and it's one of the best-marshalled races around - you'd have to try really, really hard to get lost.      Would add that it's a 'long' 6 miles (more like 7 I reckon) and as it's a fell race there's no water stations so if it's hot you might want to think about taking some water with you.

Seem to recall that there were home-made cakes at the finish plus spot prizes, so worth turning up for!

For short summer races very few people take any extra kit with them at all BUT organisers can make this a requirement with no notice so you might want to bring it with you just in case.  


Mums Running Club

Posted: 06/12/2009 at 10:39

Wow, visit here for first time in months and it seems as though JG and Chynah are pregnant (and the whole site design has changed - when did that happen?)!  Congratulations to the both of you and to anyone else I've missed out.  Great news!

Been keeping up with some of you via Facebook but still feel terribly out of touch ... hopefully over Christmas some sanity will come back into my life and I'll have a bit more time to catch up with everyon.

Not much running to report as I've had a whole catalogue of lurgies this term, culminating with having a bad reaction to some antibiotics, but I'm ticking over and looking forward to going for a run later today ... MrB is currently on his way back from Morocco (he's been there all week for work) and when he gets home I am into my running shoes and straight out of that door!  (well, not immediately, but you know what I mean).

Back in a couple of weeks, hope everyone is good.  xx

Mums Running Club

Posted: 01/10/2009 at 09:50

MM - Can't really go wrong at half price can you?   I think camping is fab with kids, I'm looking forward to camping with Isabelle next year when she can participate in a few more things (wonder how long it will be before we can train her to bring us coffee in the mornings?   )  Hope the haircut goes well, it's so nice to be pampered

TB - One of my mum's friends had a cat who suffered from stress and it ended up with a Prozac thingy that clicked into a power socket (like those air fresheners).  Apparently it worked!

The school thing is bonkers isn't it?  We are so lucky and live 400m away from one of the best primaries in the city.  It doesn't have a pre-school but there is a pre-school nearby which feeds into the school.  We chose our childminder on the grounds that she collects from the school and pre-school, so I haven't even considered what would happen if we didn't get in!   Actually, Isabelle is already really familiar with both institutions due to doing the school run most days; she has also been to pre-school a few times as when the toddler that the CM looks after did his trial sessions at pre-school, siblings and parents were invited along too - so of course, Isabelle and CM went along instead.  Apparently she loved it!Lots of ride-on toys!  Secondary school is a different matter.  We live in what is best described as a 'demographically mixed' area (i.e areas of supra-gentrificated boho Victoriana surrounded by council estates) so the league table postitions for the four schools in our area aren't great, but they don't tell the full story by any means.    Certainly, the kids you see on the way to school are pretty well behaved and the schools all have good facilities so I guess if we're still in the same area in 10 years time it will be a bit of a beauty parade to see which we like best.  Unless, of course, Isabelle gets a place by scholarship to the local private school, but I don't think we'd better count on that!  

 Didn't get to running club last night as MrB home late, and for some reason it was 8:00pm before I went out for my run.  In old days I would have done a long run anyway, but i had lots to do  at home so did a quick(ish) 5k.  No chance of running tonight as I have a meet and greet evening at work with my new postgrads, so won't get home until 8 or 9ish.    Running has really gone to pot this week, feel like I really need a goal but nothing really inspires me at the moment, I think as doing a race is always a bit tricky domestically.  Sigh.    I am meant to be doing the FRA Relays in three weeks time but don't even know which leg I'm running/how far etc. which makes planning a bit vague.   Need a good long fell race to aim for I think, or even a hilly half marathon.  

Sorry, self-absorbed post there!   Back to work!

Mums Running Club

Posted: 30/09/2009 at 12:48

I must be really lucky - it would take a small civil war to wake Isabelle up!  I can crash round in her room putting things away after she's gone to bed and she doesn't stir!     Only downside at the moment (and I think Vixo mentioned this) is that she's really gone off the idea of sleeping during the day - aargh!   Hopefully it's just a temporary developmental thing while she's so excited about walking and all her other new skills but it really does take cunning and precise timing to get her to sleep during the day, which often means that we have a very, very tired and grumpy baby in the afternoon!

She still wakes up at 6:30 though, regular as clockwork <sigh>

We now have 13 or 14 teeth now  - they are all coming at once at the moment (molars before pre-molars!), still at least she should have close to the full set by Christmas if we're lucky!

Mums Running Club

Posted: 30/09/2009 at 10:27
CM - X-posts - I must admit the "slick and efficient morning" phrase would wind me up no end!

Mums Running Club

Posted: 30/09/2009 at 10:20
Oooh - and I have finally sorted out a regular lunchtime running date with my sub-1:30 half marathon running colleague.   Tuesdays it is!  Will be fab to have a midweek run in daylight!
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