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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 27/08/2016 at 06:02
..sounds like Tring that one then Alehouse!

The ones I've actually done.

Poole- One of the classics. Flat, picturesque, very popular, usually 5/6th busiest in the country. Managed sub 16 there, but human traffic can be an issue.
Aylesbury- Flat, pan handle course, can be a bit twisty in places and tricky if icy/wet
MK- Reasonable, bugger of a switchback hill by Willen Lake though.
Rushmere (LBuzz)- beautiful wooded course, off road,
Tring - basically a short xc / fell race. Tough but good fun.
Bournemouth- by Mecca (Dean Court). Grassy, reasonably swift.

Seen Buckingham and Cardiff (both quite fast)

Have also completed 'the Kimpton' on new Years day. That is Aylesbury at 9am, then a 8/9 mile run at 6.50 pace to tring for their one at 10.30. Recommend no drinking the night before though!


Posted: 26/08/2016 at 13:33

A lot of pedestrians are idiots tbh, but I still go into the road to go around them if they are blocking the pavement and there's nothing coming down the road.

The pavement is primarily for walking on really.

RicF - Good bit of Blazing saddles earlier..

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 13:20

Ric - I'll be ready with my excuses if they do come round!

CC82 - enjoy the race! I'll be getting plastered tomorrow with 90 mins of football at Selhurst pk thrown in, which will probably be the crappest part of the day!

Nice 40 minute run yesterday lunchtime with a woman who has started at the Trust this week and heard that I was a runner, I felt pretty tired from the 3k though.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 26/08/2016 at 00:04

So I had better do a bit now or i'll never do it!. As said above, bizarre warm up in the dark and rain with Dachs and my mate Jeff from HHH before the race and then we were down on the track for the final warm ups. Felt a bit guilty on the line as I was next to Melissa Courtney (who did 9.03) and I bashed her in the chest when the gun went. Funny as she is a fellow Poole/Bournemouth type and her coach knows my dad!

So as mentioned above, went off quicker than I thought, but what the hell eh. I know the first lap was about 67. So I didn't feel amazing, but the laps ticked by and I think at 4/5 laps I went through on sub 8.50 pace!

Not surprisingly this didn't last and I approached the last 600m starting to fade, however seeing the bell at 7.40 gave me a bit of a spurt on. So running with style in the ;last 200m but managed to keep a semblance of form to come in under 9 mins. Like I said before, I can't even remember battling Dachs down the home straight. He was just there doubled over when we all finished. Funny though I knew that Dachs was likely to beat me - I was pleased it was only by 0.02 of a second, knowing how well he is running at the moment!

All in all -  a great night out,

Dean - spoke to Les before his 1500, not sure if he had enough time to warm up, he didn't look great in the last 800.


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 18:22
Ha ha. I'll do a report a bit later. Actually honestly didn't know I was racing Dachs in the last 50. It was tunnel vision by then

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 11:42
You can do yours and tell them my time too, I'll do my bit after

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 25/08/2016 at 01:09
Eating my dinner. Happy with the nights work too. Really don't think these races need to be measured by hundredths of seconds, tenths work just fine I feel

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 14:08

Good sessions CC82 and SG, think I need to change my spikes as I have had then three years now. I use them up to 3000, but use flats for 5 &10k

Dean - I was quite happy in the end as it was pretty windy, suppose just didn't seem to notice it. Expected 4.14/15 so was pleased to only be 1/2 a second down on the BAL time in the end. Still got the Eastern and Southern vets finals to come, so 2 x 1500's 2 x 3K and an 800 probably!

Dachs - Yes i'll stick 8.55 down. Brutally honest would prefer a 1500 tonight, but not backing out now!

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 22:59
No problem doing the 30 X 200's with headphones on! Been quiet on here then.

So front ran my 1500 on Saturday and the wind wasn't as bad as I thought. Hit 65, 2.14, 3.04 at the bell and a 67 to get me to 4.11.2 which was better than I expected tbh. That's been it, did 45 mins Sunday morning with a bit of a hangover, before venturing to the Olympic stadium to watch a very frustrating 1-0 defeat to the 'appy ammers. Back to work tomorrow and then to Watford fir another sub9 stab, hopefully Dachs and possibly Dean will be there too.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 19/08/2016 at 00:07
Ok no worries. That was Neil Phillips then. Thought it was Greenwood as he did 15.20.

I'm sticking to 72's at Watford. Can stalk Dachs easier that way
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