Peter Collins


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Affiliation & Club Change Advice

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 17:10

As I understand it, and I'm currently membership secretary at my club, if your membership of a club lapsed longer than three years ago EA won't demand the £10 re-registration fee, though they might still want you to fill out the form and get an email from your old club. I would recommend calling the EA helpline: I once sent an email to them about some issue and they took more than a week to reply; but the helpline has been very useful and much more quickly on more than one occasion. It's also correct that the fee is going up to £14 from 1 April next year, but again as I understand it there is no word yet on whether it will go up by £1 a year until about 2020, as has been mooted.

Running and Sex

Posted: 02/11/2016 at 16:46

I would say no, it's not possible. In order to get to 19 minutes or faster, you must give up all forms of sex, including onanism. It'll never happen if you keep spilling those bodily fluids. Either that, or make your ejaculation PB around 15 to 20 seconds.

Running with a buggy - in a race

Posted: 07/10/2016 at 14:47

I was going to mention parkrun. It can, of course, depend on the terrain, but they actively encourage people with buggies to join in. It's a little annoying, naturally, when some speed merchant goes past you with one of these contraptions (and I'm a sub-20 minute runner, so not a total slouch), but it takes all sorts.

Starting running at 56 years old...

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 16:55

I think at this juncture your pace and times aren't important. Just upping your mileage a little each week is the way to go and run how you feel. 

First half

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 12:18

Double-plus good for what Muttley says. You're entering a bit of unknown here, but what it will do is give you a good idea of what you can cope with - and you'll have a PB you can beat next time. Good luck.

VEGAN 12 hr running

Posted: 15/09/2016 at 12:13

Blimey, a lot of hate for a vegan. I'm not one, but surely there are better targets for your bile?

Bucket list

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 11:11

The only thing on my list is getting a new bucket.

Encouraging new runner

Posted: 09/09/2016 at 11:05

There might also be junior parkrun nearby. 2k races for 4-14 year olds.

Age Gradings

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 12:33

Ha! I hadn't noticed the dates! Good grief.

10k in under 40 minutes?

Posted: 06/09/2016 at 12:22

I'll leave it to others with more knowledge to guide you on training. You should be able to do sub-40, but it's not always a linear affair - I've done, in my late 40s (I'm now 53) sub-20 parkruns, but the nearest I've got to a sub-40 10k is just over 41 minutes. It's possible you'll bust it easily, and I should have done it I guess, but the longer distance can be deceptive: quite possibly, because you're running longer you feel able to coast some of the middle miles a bit more than you can in the 'long sprint' of the 5k. A first thing to say is that running hard all the time will probably, counter-intuitively, hold you back - easy runs should be just that, run at what for you is an easy pace. Others will have wider advice.

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