Posted: 12/01/2015 at 19:00
Ceal - you have a very busy life and are still able to fit your running in - very organised. Loved the pics of your older grand daughters on fb, must have been lovely taking them out.
It's always the new W60s that are hard to beat, because they continue to improve and are full of enthusiasm, while those like me who have run forever only get pws!
That's why age-grading helps to motivate me.
Colin - I guess our weather helps to encourage more people to get out there and have a go. If they are not running they are walking.
Diana - you seem to be giving a lot back to the sport - good on you. I used to help a lot of people with their running, but these days with the internet, there doesn't seem to be much need for it. There are schedules to be found, all sorts of running devices, so the old ways are not so important anymore.
It can be confusing for people, so many different opinions and advice. In my day, I was given a schedule from an experienced club runner and I did it and it worked. You try and help someone these days, and they do a bit of this and listen to a bit of that, and it is all a waste of time. The first question I seem to ask these days is what do they want to get out of it. The majority just want to do it for fun and say they are not competitive, but they don't realize it is only with fitness that you then get competitive!
I went to Cornwall Park again last night and met up with son and husband for a walk/run - probably did another 5km don't know my watch ran out of battery.