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Posted: 21/06/2016 at 21:46


CW - nice long run. You seem to be having a cracking year this year. Great to see!

Alan B - well done on the 10k! Really good run that, and more to come by the sounds.

Well done to bains too - 4 solid runs there, and a very impressive series position. Glad to see you getting back to form.

Pug - blimey, how's it going fella? Another comeback on the cards? Chester Marathon. Go on fella, you can win it!

PP - top 5k-ing for a Senior Citizen. Nicely done. Nice cycling skills too (and CD).

LMH - good stuff re the 100k. I meant to ask too - what happened to the Salomon-sponsored lady at the Denmark race? Did she race in the end?


Thanks for the comments re my malaise too. I'm ok, just a bit fed up. Trying to get into a proper routine (a la bains' suggestion). Managed 2 days, but it's a start! Had a strange one this morning actually. I went out on the trails, one that runs adjacent to the Lakes Wildlife Park. So for the entire run I didn't see a soul, but I did see 3 zebras! They definitely were zebras too. Not horses in pyjamas. And I hadn't been drinking either.

I was thinking of cycling to Brighton and back tomorrow, seeing as that seems the thread thing to do. But it's a 810 mile round trip if I avoid the motorway, so I'll probably give it a miss. 

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Posted: 19/06/2016 at 13:38

LMH - I've just emailed Mothercare, so I'll see what they come back with

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Posted: 19/06/2016 at 12:37

Hello all,

Not even looked in here for a couple of weeks or so, so just had a read back. Some cracking racing as ever - highlight being LMH's overall win!! What a performance, and so understated too. If I'd have even finished that race I'd have given it the full War and Peace treatment in my race report, let alone WINNING it. Absolutely superb stuff, well done!!

Nicely done on by padams too, in the 87 races you seem to have done in the last few days. Bit rubbish finishing 2nd in one of them, but nevermind. Just run faster next time and you should be fine.

Cracking win from CW too!! You''re on fire at the mo!! Great stuff mate.

Top 10k-ing from AlanB too - again good to see someone getting their fitness back.

Nice to see bains having a strong series in the 5k - nice to see you back at it after a bit of a lay off.

PP - I think I commented on the birthday and 3k combo elsewhere, but well done (despite the juvenile error re the watch!)

Some impressive (well, bonkers) stuff from Dan A and SL - good luck in your race. Sounds tough!

Oh and loved JimBob's race report for the 1500m! Well done chap!

ES - hope the foot injury is nothing serious.

Nice to see TR back doing a bit too.

RS78 - nice to see you again! Although you've had a horrible time by the sounds. Glad to hear you're (kind of) on the mend - fingers crossed for you. And for info my shop is in Lorton (just off Whinlatter, between Keswick and Cockermouth). We live at Lanthwaite (couple of miles from Buttermere). Nice place to live.


Anyway, running. Bit shit to be honest. Not sure what's the matter with me but I just can't seem to get going of late. Been like this for ages truth be told, pretty much for 15 months or so. I can't seem to even muster a 50 mile week without feeling absolutely wrecked. Every run feels like a massive effort, not much enjoyment etc etc. I've had the odd run where it's been fun (the Stag Do Marathon as an example), but it's very much been the exception rather than the norm.

I actually did a 10 mile race on Wed. I was bloody awful! I was disappointed with my last race (an 81'2x Half in Jan) but this was on another level. Raced it as hard as I could and was expecting to finish in about 63'00ish. I ran 66'00! Hated every bloody step too. Could easily have called it a day as we looped past the finish at about the 0.8 mile mark. It then got worse. I was like a mobile hazard on the course for the first 6 miles. One of the marshals tried putting amber flashing lights on my back  Just as well I didn't look at my watch at any point, cos I'd have probably just walked home. Got caught in a torrential downpour at 6ish which seemed to cheer me up a bit (well, made me smile at least) and I then passed a few folk. Somehow finished 7th and 1st Senior Citizen, but that was more due to the complete lack of decent runners rather than a slow course etc etc. Bizarre that I went through 20 miles in 2'05 at London, yet I can only muster 66 for 10 miles now. I wouldn't mind if I was quite enjoying it, but I'm not really. Hey ho, it's only a hobby eh? I might just have a bit of a break for a while I think, and see how things pan out.

Or I'll just become LMH's agent. Easy money that

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Posted: 02/06/2016 at 09:43

That was the one wardi! My Romeo Challenger impression (the big black fella who sings 'Come on little darling take my hand') needs to be seen to be believed

RB - indeed chap!

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Posted: 01/06/2016 at 17:41


Some pretty good performances of late on here - great to see!!

Best of all I think is coro - magnificent fella, absolute first class. How's the recovery been? Hope you're ok anyway. Oh and as an aside - I think the chap who pretty much started your club (when it was called Garden City Joggers) lives in our village. Chap called John Scrivens. He actually ran VLM this year and travelled down on your club coach etc. Lovely fella. I have mentioned you to him but I think he'd already moved away before you started. Anyway I digress - cracking run!

LMH - well done on the 10k. All bodes well for the forthcoming ultra!

wardi - nice progression at the parkrun. Re the Showaddywaddy link - I seemed to adopt the role of lead singer, with njord and RB on backing vocals. We were absolutely magnificent as you can imagine....

Dan - nice to see you getting back to it. Tasty parkrun time too. Well done chap!

Similar for SL - that's a beast of a long run!

Alan B - ah yes that'll be Gerry then! Yes he and his brother pretty much raced it I think, and he ended up being sick about 1k from the end! He was 1st V45 though, so he clearly tried hard (unlike me!) Nice 5,000m too - not bad for a tempo run!

CW - excellent 10k! Nice to see you cashing in on some fitness post-Mara/Wings for Life. A sub 35'00 is cracking though. Especially at your age

PP - sounds an interesting race! Must have been pretty frustrating, but not to worry. A very strong finish at least!

Top 10k-ing from selbs too - well done fella!

bains - nice long run there. I share your pain re the weight thing too. Problem I like cake too much. And pies. And beer. And sausages. And chips. Still, it's only a hobby innit?

Nice track reppage from padams too. Hope the calf/achilles isn't too bothersome.

Not much to report here TBH. I'm in a bit of a CNBA phase really. Quite unfit, stupidly busy at work, struggling for motivation a bit etc. Not really sure why, but it all feels a bit like hard work. Still, not to worry. Still hopeful of getting myself in reasonable nick for a crack at Berlin at the end of Summer, so best get my act together I think! I'm up in Glasgow for a kilt fitting for RB's wedding next Tue so that will no doubt involve a 20+ mile run. Lovely. Might give me a kick up the arse though!

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Posted: 28/05/2016 at 22:24

Good evening people,

Firstly apologies for any inane ramblings (well, more inane than normal). I may have accidentally binned off this evening's run, nipped to the pub to watch the 2nd half of the Play Off final, then gone to the chippy for some food and then accidentally bought 6 very large bottles of beer. Ever the athlete

I honestly did read back, but I've forgotten half of it. 

I think padams won a couple of races possibly? Well done if so. Jimbob may have appeared in one too?

Dan - well done on toughing out the Mara. No idea on the shoes I'm afraid. No idea on off-road stuff, but I'm sure you'll sort it out. 

Lovely to see bains back to it, although 16'54 is far quicker than I've ever ran, so maybe not so lovely.

Some proper quick stuff from Alan B too - top work fella!

As RB has stated, it was his Stag Do last weekend. We somehow ended up running the Windermere Mara as part of it. Whatever happened to Spearmint Rhinos and a kebab in Blackpool eh? Anyway, I was a bit hungover and fuelled by curry. I had also only managed 3 runs in double figures since the 16th Feb (the longest of which was 13 miles), so what could possibly go wrong? I genuinely only intended doing part of it (maybe 15 miles?) I didn't have a pace band for this, instead it was the timetable for the 555 bus from Kendal to Ambleside

Anyway, as it panned out I was ok!! Me, RB and njord ran the whole way together, and basically just arsed about. I remember doing the YMCA (with full dance moves), singing lots of Showaddywaddy songs, walking up a few hills and trying to restrain RB from ripping the head off someone who was running with an ipod in when it distinctly said 'no headphones'. I may have told one or two rather un-PC 'jokes' too. Oh how we laughed....... We may have stopped for a pint at Bowness-on-Windermere at the 20 mile point too. Anyway, one of my slowest ever Marathons (3'34) but BY FAR the most enjoyable. It was an absolute blast!! Here we are at the 24.5 mile mark - that part of the race when you're hating life, and really don't want to be there....

 I think the above sums up how seriously we took the race, and also how much fun we had!


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Posted: 14/05/2016 at 21:21
Bon anniversaire TR. 49? Blimey. You'll be on the Werthers Original flavoured gels at next year's London then.

Speaking of fossils - hello wardi

I should have dipped for the line today too. I could have won it if so. The actual winner ran 15'22, so just pipped me.

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Posted: 14/05/2016 at 11:15

SL - sounds a hell of a session, well done!!

Dan - is that a course profile, or a side picture of njord's hair?

LMH - I'm sure you'll get different opinions, but I'd go with what you feel is right for you. I don't think the Kayanos are necessarily that much more cushioned than the Bostons, but they're more supportive in terms of a medial post, pronation control features etc. The Kayano is quite a high support shoe, whereas the Boston is a neutral lightish trainer. So quite different really. I would imagine the grip would be similar(ish) on both though? Just go with what you feel most comfortable in I think.

Decided to have a pop at the parkrun this morn (at Workington, which is a quick course). After so long out I'd have been happy just to break 20 mins TBH, so I was pleased to run 19'01. Would have preferred to be 2 seconds quicker, but we're never happy are we?!?! Still 90 secs or so slower than last time I ran it in early Feb, but it's a gauge as to where I am.

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Posted: 12/05/2016 at 13:35

Dan - about 45 mins at a guess. It's only about 25 miles, but the roads aren't the best. Am sure you're sorted re accommodation etc, but if not there's a nice spare double room at ours. Be good to see you if poss - we'll see how things are nearer the time eh?

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Posted: 12/05/2016 at 12:12

Dachs - nice one, you've picked a lovely spot to stay. Especially if the weather is like it has been up here for the past few days - absolutely stunning! It's not TOO far either really, depending which side of Wastwater you're staying. If you're reasonably near Great Gable and Kirk Fell then Honister Pass is not too far. We live very cose to Buttermere (at the foot of Honister) which is a lovely little village. Loads of options for top days out from where you're staying though

bains - yes, a fair chance you actually cycled past the shop then! We get LOADS of cyclists coming in. Quite a few from the local clubs, who use us as one of the midway coffee/cake stops on Sunday long rides. But we get loads who are doing the c2c too - the route literally goes past the front door. So yes call in next time you're up this way - I'll buy you a Freddo.

Still doing a bit here. A slow shuffle yesterday, and out with the Cocks again tonight for some hill reps. Lovely

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