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Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 13:13
robT wrote (see)

Prizes are not important it's racing, position and times that count!! You'll be telling me next that you have a collection of fun run medals!!

Watch it  

Vouchers, vouchers, vouchers. And vouchers again..make this pastime useful at least!

Berlin Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 13:10

Phil Pub and his mate from Kent AC have twisted my arm to register. My one and only other one was 2.49 from London 2004, so sub 2.45 is primary aim. Apart from that, the stag do's have dried up and I need a break

This WILL be my last one. (IF i get in..)

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: Today at 09:07

Dachs - I bow to your racing line! Infact there were no marshalls at all around that bit when I did it! Take 30 seconds off then...i'll let ya..

Prizes are silly with only one each - there should be a max of three. Race position, male finisher (if they do it) and first age group. It's all a bit egotistical I know, but if you win a race as a V40 and you don't get the V40 prize, it niggles a bit.....


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 13:57

Like the CP10. Like others have said, it's a decent course and good value for money. It always seemed like it was sticking a finger up at the big BUPA races by 'keeping it real'.

The only bit that annoyed me was on the wide road at 5/6 miles (opposite Ham Lands) I stuck to the middle of the road and loads took the right hand pavement, taking a good bit out of the course, as it bends to the right. The blighters

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:34
Dachs wrote (see)

I am in need of new running shoes.  I just almost had a rush of blood to the head and nearly ordered Adizero Adios Boosts.  Fortunately, my calmer head prevailed, and I shall first ask whether anyone is running in them at the moment and how they're getting on.

Registered for Berlin - going to buy some of them if I get in. Not sure if it will get me sub 2.04 though!! Very good reviews

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 13:32

Good running out there - shame I never leave myself enough time to go through all of the posts! Big suprise on saturday - managed to get a nice shiny silver South of England medal at the XC relays with Herne Hill.

We didn't see it coming and being honest there were alot of clubs who didn't bother - but that won't go down on the record books . Did 15.21, but felt similar to last years 14.57 when the distance was about 2.8 miles - the course was a bit longer this year, but doubt (very much) it was 5k!


Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 13:42

All I know is never stretch before a race. Just walk a bit then jog - then strides. We all do this and apparently this is called a dynamic warm up!

Sounds like some crap you read in the Evening Standard like HIT training (intervals )

Earphones in races

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 13:36
Gregry Collins wrote (see)

If headphones genuinely endanger others why do race organisers allow folk to wear them and start in them?  Try cycling in a an organised race without a helmet. You just won't get past the start line. Try failing to meet the mimimum time for a stretch on a sportive, you'll get put in the broom wagon. How come running can't do same?

If they don't endanger but inconvenience then surely it has to be a case of live and let live?

First paragraph - oh I wish! Just because it's 'all encompassing' the somehow it's OK in running, as compared to other sports. Thats the age old problem of 'your sport' being a natrual human pastime and one thats very popular.

It's when the 'general public' get involved that the problems start. I'm sure Tri organisers have seen a steady increase in rule benders over the last few years..

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 17/10/2014 at 13:26

Car drivers moaning about cyclists is really starting to get on my wick. I really try to ignore these fat, overweight slobs moaning about road tax, registration etc etc..just to divert attention from the amount of complete nob heads that get behind the wheel each day.

They are getting as bad as the smokers whining about the smoking ban.

Moraghan Training - Stevie G

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 17:26

He gave up? ah the big jessie. Crap races are part of the game. I call them 'Professor Pie Head' races i.e. ...'Another partial success', as in at least I finished

Prof Pie Head was a very unsuccessful scientist in Viz...

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