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Sunday 20th October

Posted: 20/10/2013 at 22:21

Blisters, feel your pain somewhat, but the right attitude in moving on. Ultimately you'll think of it as another marathon ticked off as the years roll by and forget the time.

FRA relays today, wild and windy out on leg 1 but thankfully not the clag and hail that greeted most at the top of Moel Eilio. We were never expecting to win it so we all treated it as a fun day out and the relaxation helped us all come through with some very decent legs, though nothing to trouble the leading guys and girls.

Friday 18th November 2013

Posted: 18/10/2013 at 11:03

Cripes, hope your back gets better soon RFJ.

In the same boat as you, Donaldo, ahead of XC - just that shade too heavy but no turning back now. At least my first race isn't until the middle of next month.

What're you tapering for, Other Half?

Lyrics: yep

What: 6.5 miles at tempo.

Why: been neglecting it a little.

Last hard: 16/10

Last rest: 14/10

Parkrun tomorrow, I'd expect, and then the British Fell Relays in Llanberis on Sunday. Got the first leg, the shortest and with the least ascent too - I thought that would mean less quality in the field - but a glance at the FRA website seems to indicate that a lot of the leading national quality runners are leading off. Ah well. Do me best.

Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 09:01

Bluemoon: there's an Ibis Budget within walking/warming up distance of the startline. That said the trams will be running early that day so wherever you find, you'll be able to get near the startline. Many will opt for central Manchester and tram outward toward Old Trafford, but the option to go a smaller B&B in Sale or Altricham and take the tram the other way may be the wiser choice.

Thursday 17th October 2013

Posted: 17/10/2013 at 08:56

Morning all.

What: 4 miles around the park

Why: Shake the stiffness off from yesterday.

Last hard: 16/10

Last rest: 14/10

Good to be back, thanks for the re-welcome emzap, LMH and alehouse. I was in California; it's too hot to run in sociable hours there, so often I didn't. Ran a couple of races and - aside from the eye-watering prices - found the standard to have less depth than over here: 2nd male in 10k in 40.30 (winner in 34.xx, 1st female in 35.xx) and 2nd overall in 5k (19.50 on hilly course, winner in 18.50). All the races are charity first, amateur athletics a distant second. If you could be bothered to get up at 4.30am then the bus to the mountains always threw up some good running at the other end.

Dustin: your club must be pretty stacked then I guess, shame they wouldn't spring the money for a B team. I've got the first leg, sadly.


Greater Manchester Marathon - UK's Flattest Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 22:16

Think I'm throwing my hat in the ring for this, first marathon too. Fortunately I live near to the startline so no transport/accomodation issues. Got a 1.29 half on compacted sand though I suspect I'm quicker than that now so would hope, with a good winter & spring of focused training, that I can go sub-3.10, maybe faster. Fell-running has killed my straight speed a bit but I'm not touching the hills this winter.

Wednesday 16th October 2013

Posted: 16/10/2013 at 21:56

Hello. Hope everyone is well. Nope on the lyrics. Pleased to see alehouse running, though I have been in contact with him via other means.

What: 18.5 miles at a low-mid pace on the flat around Trafford and Salford.

Why: Came back from trip away a bit slower and more out of shape than I'd have liked. No sharpness at the end of a race basically. Also it's the British Fell Relays this weekend and I can't do my LR then.

Last rest: 14/10

Last hard: Windgather fell race on 13/10, 13.5m/700m ascent. Flagged a bit up the last climb but not a bad performance considering I didn't run over 8 miles once while I was away.

Amberswood Trail 10k

Posted: 03/06/2013 at 16:30

Enjoyed this one a lot actually, opted for trail shoes, could have definitely got away with a road shoe. Cracking marshalling and organisation and a good course made it total value for money. Ran a totally flat road 10k slower two weeks ago, this course was the fastest trail I've ever run. I got 40.01 (only 15 seconds outside road PB) on my watch, kind of hoping it gets rounded down but I'm not expecting it.

Thursday 9th May 2013

Posted: 09/05/2013 at 19:37


What: 6 miles, mostly off-road

Why: new lighter fell shoe arrived (Walsh PB) and wanted to break them in as well as keeping up the training in general. Too dry to give a full assessment but felt like an improvement on the trail shoe I had.

Last hard: Monday 6th.

Last rest: Tuesday 7th.

Tuesday 7th May 2013

Posted: 07/05/2013 at 08:36

Morning all. Nope on the lyrics.

What: rest!

Why: two races over the weekend (parkrun on Saturday, 18.59 in Oldham and Coiners fell race in Mytholmroyd - 7.5m/400m ascent) means I'm knackered. Also, one of my trail shoes ripped clear in half on the final descent, so I need some new ones.

Last hard: yesterday, definitely.

Monday 29th April 2013

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 12:48

Managed to sneak into the VLM ballot then, stroke of luck.

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