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Posted: Yesterday at 11:15


PP - do you have to wear that awkward lookign back pack thing with the flag in still? Good luck pacing, must be pretty bonkers pacing at an event as big as that and for a time which is considered such as barrier for many still. Doy up end up running with other sub 3 pacers from the other starts?

Padams - cheers, qualifying will be my greatest personal achievement to date I'd say. But he's I'm sick to death of writing essays, lol

Looking forward to Kimetto v Kipsang face off tomorrow

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Posted: 24/04/2015 at 07:16


Just a quick message to everyone on here to say good luck to everyone on here on Sunday! Hope you all nail your targets! Looking forward to catching the elite races on TV and hearing how everyone gets on on here.

I'm pootling about up here but with a dissertation to finish and being on final placement kind of have my hands full elsewhere. Course finishes 1st June....when I'll be a fully qualified physio...........

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Posted: 15/03/2015 at 10:55

Congrats mate I'd just had a look at results too! Enjoy the beers!

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Posted: 14/03/2015 at 12:05

Good luck to Dan and Wardi in Barcelona! Hope it goes brilliantly

Hope you recover RS and anyone else injured or unwell.

On shoes - the Boston boosts are the best shoe ive worn on the roads. I've got a pair of the first edition Adios boosts too and while I've only worn them a couple of times here pretty much ideal for me. Given I run about 2-3 road races a year thesedays they'll probably do for the next 10 years, lol

Only run a few times since nationals, part allowing calf to settle and then picked up a bug. Not a bad time for me to rest really though, loads of study on and first main races still some weeks away.

Ironically even though I've run very little im down to 11'8 which is getting light for me, purely down to sorting diet out.

Hope everyone's marsthon training is going well 

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Posted: 26/02/2015 at 11:52


Muss - you'll get some good advice from folk on here, stick around.

TT - that looks like a good plan

Bains - sounds like you're managing things the right way....patiently

PP - thought you'd appreciate the colour of these below Picked them up reduced price for shorter fell and more runnable lakes races.

Calf still a bit iffy but nowt serious. Using x trainer later and maybe a jogg tomorrow but saturdays xc fixture probably too soon being realistic. Rather save myself for final fixture in two weeks where I'll be 100%.


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Posted: 22/02/2015 at 16:35

Steve6 - well run mate, surely bodes well at this stage that time

Toro - top running today too

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Posted: 22/02/2015 at 15:10


Dan - massive mileage, clearly in awesome shape.

TR - solid miles and all round training

PP thats very good positioning from you there, bodes well surely! Jools and CL, good running too, tough old conditions eh.

CC2 - ouch, really rough luck there

Wardi - nice pacing

Bit of a struggle for me at the Nationals( didn't we all I guess in that mud!). Those conditions usually suit me more but I never really got going, felt fairly flat and lacking a bit of power and drive. Still I came in in a fairly respectable 516th place and it was good training with a number on. Hope to find a bit more zip for next weekends league XC fixture. Calf is pretty buggered today too, needs a couple days rest.

Great day out/ event and that mass start is something else! Lol A good showing from my club Heaton too. Local lad Nick Swinburn of Morpete came 3rd, top effort.

Caught up with old Heathside teammates in the pub after and met Jim Bob which was fun. Right old laugh.

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Posted: 20/02/2015 at 15:31


Dachs/Al P - top training as ever

PP - your face in that food challenge, lol Good luck tomorrow too, will look out for you!

ES - good MLR there

SJ - good reps within that run

ON7 - tough luck mate hope you get things sorted. Don't be too disheartened though, it might not be anything too serious, probably just a period of rest (that dirty word) and graduated return. The impression I get from a couple of the Physio outpatients I've done is that you can strengthen certain muscles/address weaknesses. However in the case of high Impact training (runners who do high mileage) it's often a case of (not always) simple overloading principles rather than finding some kind of chronic issue/imbalance/gait issue etc. Try not too be too despondent though, it may clear up relatively easily

Wardi - hope you get sorted too

Train down to London in an hour or so. Chill with folks then nationals tomorrow and catch up with old friends. A good day out and a hard training with a number on for me.

Good luck to anyone else on here running at the nationals tomorrow!


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Posted: 19/02/2015 at 12:45
Bains - I hurt my ankle badly on the stairs at uni a couple years ago. Re-training the ankle is a lot about proprioceptive training. I did (and still do now as trainging specifically for fells)lots of single leg balance work. You can start just using floor then a pillow, then trying eyes closed. Then eventually use a wobble cushion where you can change the difficulty depending how much air is in it. I do 1 min plus on both left and right feet. My balance is far better these days and ive noticed a difference descending the fells, even if its just confidence. Improved leg strength cant hurt either.

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Posted: 17/02/2015 at 21:17

Dan - Yep doing dissertation now and final placement in April. It feels exciting but also pretty daunting at the same time. Having taken the plunge to do it it does feel strange to be coming to an end of 4 years study as I did an open uni course for a year too before it. A good odd though, start of a new chapter and all that.

Selbs/Dan - I'm in decent shape but you both are probably miles ahead fitness wise in reality. I'm just doing a little bit here and there around study which suits me if I'm honest. One thing I've definitely enjoyed is taking the TR route and slowing down a lot of my running. It feels more relaxed/therapeutic. I'm lacking a bit of endurance but as I'm not aiming for anything particularly long right now I'm not too fussed. I'll keep ticking over with the easy stuff, do the last couple xc races and then prpbs do a couple of fell races in each of April and May. Probably aim to start doing some longer stuff from mid end of April or early May but just go with the flow. Feel like the balance is right at the moment and physio course takes precedent for next few months anyway.

KD - don't burn yourself out!

CC2 - ah right, got you, apologies  

Looking forward to Nationals on sat. Great going back to run in my old stomping ground with Heaton but will be nice seeing old friends from Heathside too. 

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