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Comrades 2016

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 19:24

Debra- I'm sure that's a sensible decision.  Once the fracture has begun to unite, you can usually do some form of exercise especially as pelvic ones are less risky/ worrying than femoral ones. Its now got a month to get healing!

I did the Oxon 40 yesterday- what a fab race!  Just so beautiful running through the beech forests of the Chilterns, with carpets of bluebells and just enough sun to keep us warm but not too hot.  I ran it with a couple who had done Comrades last year (she got a Bill Rowan) so I pumped them for info!  I had my badge on my Salamon pack and saw one other Comrades cap and met one lady from this forum (whose name i can't recall ) at the start.  I did it in 7:37 and think i was 4th overall, but due to the quaintness of LWDA, I'll need to await the results.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 00:57

Been busy with work and sorting out Abingdon marathon, but really enjoyed spectating at VLM on Sunday for the 1st time.  I was supporting Mrs OS on her 1st marathon, having deferred my place and went to the expo with her.  Just hearing hearing the marathon music just gets the ticker beating faster!  Sorry McHilly, I didn't see you even though i should have spotted your club vest- there were a fair few runners to watch mind!  My son, standing next to me, was in charge of the club flag and he sometimes got bored waving it so you have passed during a "down" time!  I even managed to miss my club mate knocking an hour off the women's record for a 3 legged marathon- how did I do that??

Debra- so sorry to hear the news.  They usually want you to stress fractures for a month or two I think.  Looking forward to meeting those doing the Oxon 40 tomorrow- I'll pin my badge on the back of my salomon pack

Comrades 2016

Posted: 11/04/2016 at 14:31

Mr K- I'll be at mile 13/22 cheering on Mrs OS- if you are still at the finish at 5hrs or so, you may see her.  She'll be in our club vest which you will probably recognise.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 10/04/2016 at 22:41

Well done on the Manchester runners results.  Mr K-did that move you up pen? For me, having got over last weekend's 33 mile run in the Lakes, I did a 2hr run yesterday, then 65k on my bike today and an 11 miles walk with the family this afternoon.


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Posted: 08/04/2016 at 00:18

McHilly- will you be in your club vest at London?  Mrs OS is running her 1st and, she says, last (yeah right) marathon and so I'll be at mile 13/22 waving our club colours.

I had a great weekend in the Lakes on a 33 mile run with 4200 feet of up and down which should stand the quads in good stead.

Thanks for the heads up on the ATM scam

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Posted: 26/03/2016 at 12:18

Good news Terry- enjoy the chocolate fulled grandkids


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Posted: 20/03/2016 at 21:34

Mr K- I only entered the New Forest 75k last Wednesday- probably a bit foolish since I've done very little running since the Malta marathon 3 weeks ago and of course I'd tapered before that too.  But we got round in 8:18 and my feet now feel worse that my legs, but it was tough!  Looking at Strava, it looks like our courses were different- they said it was changed due to some Forestry issues. Looks like you had a nicer course than us- we did a lot more on the road than you.

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Posted: 19/03/2016 at 18:08

Sorry to spoil your list Lowrez but I'm doing the New Forest 75k ultra tomorrow- doing it with some other Comrades runners (not on RW I think) and we plan to run/walk the 1st 60 and then probably walk the rest.

Good luck to everyone else running this weekend

Comrades 2016

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 19:38

Legs feel good thanks Lowrez- I ran in the Teddy Hall relays in Oxford on Wednesday (a mere 5.8km!) and although my time was slower than last year, I blame the wind and flooded section rather than Malta.  Actually I can't wait to get out and run this weekend

Comrades 2016

Posted: 11/03/2016 at 19:08

lowrez- that will put me at the bottom of the list! Had a poor week but will do something this weekend.  Will be at Silverstone 1/2 supporting Mrs OS on Sunday so I guess I'll go out tomorrow

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