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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:54
robT wrote (see)

Has the Southern relays always had a vets race? we don't have that in the Northern version!!

Yep - starts about an hour earlier! Good to watch as you are arriving for the main event. Shame it was moved to Sunday though, much prefer saturday..

Room 101

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:52

Cookery - just stop it. Boring!

'Can I get?' - Doesn't make sense, intensely annoying Yank-speak.

Losing footie matches - I'm a Bournemouth fan. I'm not going back there, been there before, don't like it..done my time.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 13:42

Nice to drop in on the proper training group again - alhtough the last time was probably a year ago!

Saw Aldershot mentioned - I'm a frustrated V40 stuck in the Seniors, especially after Herne Hill had won the V40 for about 7 years in a row..typical..

Anyway, any times in mind? Me and Phil Pub are looking for sub 19.30 - did 19.23 once out of the blue a few years back. Bloody tough course though, totally buggered at the end of it...

What's the general level of fitness

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:56

I'm probably the fittest - a few do a bit of running to keep fit, one cycles barmy races for charity like to Rome, on his own...

Exercise good

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 13:53

Too bloody dangerous - you should see the poor souls cycling along Euston road with assorted Lorries and buses up their behind.

I went on that comment thread on the BBC site. Usual bully boy drivers on there..

Audio devices banned 1 week before event

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 13:09

Good luck with it..look at it as an introduction to running without the headphones - i'm sure it won't be as bad as you thought.

You can be a born again 'phones free racer

Great South Run

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 13:05

Ugh. Flat course, but just got blown around once too many times! Not enough toilets too. Last time I realised i'm not a 'big events' person


Audio devices banned 1 week before event

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 12:54

Funny old sport of ours isn't it. The only sport where people actually voluntarily do it, but seemingly don't really like it that much and need something to help them through it, like music.

Fair enough, I train with music if I run on my own, but racing without it is just one of those things you have to get used to.


At what rate do you lose your fitness levels?

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 13:43

Rule of thumb by Alex Stanton- Paula Radders and my missus' coach at Bedford was....Two weeks just about OK, but then you lose two weeks fitness for every other week after that.

I had three days off and one hangover. I felt like a complete beginner again on the 5th day  Mind you, like Phil, I am an old V40....

Athletics - Season Results?

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 13:39

Hi mate. Power of ten website should have all the track stuff on. It's the statto site!

Have a root around in there, hours of fun!

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