Running Bhoy

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Posted: Yesterday at 10:38


Not been around for a couple of weeks due to some work stuff going on, and then a cheeky week on hols in Cyprus - a few miles exploring the coastal paths around the SE corner (kind of above Ayia Napa), but not as much as I'd have liked due to having the binlids with us.  The same goes for the nightlife of Ayia Napa, although I'll take that as a relief!  7am taps aff miles.

Well done to the Chicagoers, Yorkies, and Abingdoners.  Those who have nailed it deserve it. 

Have only skimmed back, so may have missed something important, no doubt ES will let me know what I've missed.

Re the Masters selection, a pal who ran 3.02 at Chester got a V55 place for England.  Hope for all/most of us I suppose!

Out of ultra interest, one of AlanB's clubmates (actually 2, husband and wife) ran 249.93k at European 24hr Championships.  Despite a 9th overall, and Team Silver medal, I bet he's gutted over those 70 extra metres!!

In case I don't make it back on again, good luck to the Frankfurters.

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Posted: 04/10/2016 at 17:52


Sorry Alan, wasn't having a dig, was simply out of curiosity.  Had a look around the event fb and the comments on there - more than a few had short measurements with gps.  I hope it is accurate.

Well done Banksy, and welcome Jooligan!

Belated well done CD too.

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Posted: 03/10/2016 at 18:43


Great racing RS, LS21 (standard cock-up race prep!). 

Alan - good luck with quack.  Out of interest, did you GPS yesterday? quite a few rumours about the course, a couple of pals had it at 13.01, and 13.05, and GPS should read a wee bit long, so.....  Might explain why quite so many fast times.  You know how it is with you and short courses  My mum is a batty old bird isn't she???  For the rest of everyone - she's 75+ and runs a half in 2.10, about 56/57 for 10k.

Good luck all the Yorkies and Chicagoers.

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Posted: 02/10/2016 at 13:14
Confidence boost with what would have been sub18 parkrun yesterday, if I'd known to stop at the finish line, and not 15m short.
Big result of 2.57.11, hw split of 1.28.30, almost perfect. Will do for now

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Posted: 29/09/2016 at 08:27


LMH - sounds like TR has a plan which will work for him, and seems dedicated enough to complete it - a simple mini-LMH-version is what you need.  As he says (and he is a wise old chap), the hardest bit is stopping running and focussing on doing the other stuff that will help when the running starts again. 

Padams - not sandbagging at all I'm afraid.  A dose of the lurgi which hasn't shifted much in a week, lack of quality, a helpful of old age, and knowing that Njord will have beers in the house on the Saturday night pre-race all add up to a healthy helping of realism.  6M at MP on Monday felt more like 6M at 10k effort

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Posted: 28/09/2016 at 10:02


LMH - rotten news, I feel for you.  It has always been my knee that has caused me problems - always cartilage related.  Are you allowed to x-train/bike?  I was, and it kept me sane (or at least less mad than if I had done nothing at all!), I remember a 3 hour x-training session with great fondness.  Not. 

Strating my taper for Sunday's Chester Marathon - pretty certain I'm not in sub3 shape due to a lack of MP/race-pace work, so it won't be pretty. 

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Posted: 27/09/2016 at 13:43


All this serious quality training and racing going on - I'm not worthy.

Excellent weekend as an ambassador for Brooks working up at Loch Ness marathon.  All expenses paid, and a wheelbarrow full of free kit to boot. 

Alan - I once did 26.2M on a tready in 3.00.45.  Helluva boring.

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Posted: 20/09/2016 at 12:04


Another 20M commute run.  I feel a lunchtime nap may be required.

Ultra (50km) Backpack of choice?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 19:01

Entirely depends on the terrain/weather conditions, mandatory kitlist, how long you expect to run, how much fluid/nutrition you'll expect to want during the race.  Number of checkpoints/dropbag facilities.  Personally, I've done 50k's before with nothing apart from water at checkpoints.  Even with that advice in mind, you won't know how comfortable any model is until you've actually tried it on, so go into a shop and try a few on.

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Posted: 19/09/2016 at 18:48


Joolska - only 600ft of climbing?  Pah!  This was on last weekend, and some pals did it - hardest thing they've ever done by all accounts.

Good return TT.  Have followed the developments with interest.

Excellent parkrunning RS.

After my nippy 400s, thought I'd give a flat parkrun a blast to see where I was - got tripped in the first lap, stayed on my feet, but rythym was gone, and struggled to regain my pace for another half lap, pushed on in last lap to overtake a few, and got 18.20.  A bit disappointed.  so did a bit more to give me 9M total at 7.00s

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