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Posted: Today at 21:25

Nessie, I like Alpkit's range of gear: sensibly priced and easy to use.  Lilytoo, glowing is good!   I, too, did the 'turn up at pace' before the Amsterdam Mara years ago: train delays - what?  In Holland?

Glad you enjoyed your holiday, birkmyre - Lakes = hard to beat.

Alex, I shall enjoy eggybread after my run tomorrow!  Turning to today's, 0630 & out round the park, before heading for the prom - driven to a U-turn by sandy squalls. Took the shelter of Blundellsands's mansions to the Coastguards'; at the turn, the following wind blew faster than my leg cadence!  10k, home in one piece & glowing without doubt!

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Posted: Yesterday at 21:45

The glass is falling here off Liverpool, temperature too, and tomorrow's outing will need careful planning!  A large side order of rain in the a.m. too

DD, hope the lurgy has passed you by!  Not a bad substitute, Jack - and a good start on the trails, Rob.

Steady does it, Cal.  And good news from SB.  Impressive sessions, Gregry: a rare feeling worth treasuring.

After last night's 10 miler in shoes that I've retired twice, this retirement will be at the charity shop - aches & pains abounding!  10k at 0630 today: prom but no beach.  Will dig out head torch.

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Posted: 17/10/2014 at 22:16

*Ahem*  Nessie: by 'glow', I mean enjoy a warm, healthy, almost centrally heated feeling.   You're doing pretty good to post those miles on weary legs.

Cheers, JT141, doing the best I can!  Great numbers too.

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Posted: 17/10/2014 at 15:54

Cheers, Jack and DunkyD!  Can't say it's getting easier but can say it's getting slower!

Terrific pace, Jack - I echo what Dunky D said ^   Good luck at your race!  Lovin' those strides, DD

And Alex, you're really motoring too. 

Out at 6.45 am today for a pleasant 5.2 miles: Crosby Baths, beach, Marina & over the coastal park.  Still glowing....

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Posted: 16/10/2014 at 22:43

Time to catch up after my birthday last Monday: 61, and some days, I feel every day of that!    My first running guru has suggested an 8.45 mile race in Lancashire in early November.  He's seeing his Mum in Yorkshire, so it's an easy enough trip over the Pennines.

And the Chevin Chase near Ilkley Moor on Boxing Day makes it more races entered this week than in the last 6 months.


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Posted: 12/10/2014 at 23:22

A big confidence builder, Nessie, in spite of your daughter's ministrations!

Neatly managed 20 miler, Redjeep; and it's great when running gets easier, isn't it, Jack?  And a welcome if unexpected increase in pace, Cal. 

Out at 5pm today for 13 miles of multi-terrain stuff: Crosby, Hightown, full length of beach to the Marina, then over the coastal park & home.  In the twilight, my feet fell out with each other by the lake: fail: didn't stop watch before hitting the deck; win: a young couple didn't see it!


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Posted: 11/10/2014 at 22:03

Thanks for that, SB.  The sponsor sells compression clothing, so its efficacy will be sorely tested by my *fuller* figure.

Ice & rest = my recommendation, Gregry.  Hope it's soon fixed.  Never a burden to spend time in Yorkshire, JT

3.8 miles for me over the coastal park trails & back home via prom & beach.

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Posted: 10/10/2014 at 20:57

Welcome back, Redjeep!  SB, I'd agree about the ice thing in October

Great to see you passing on your skills, Nessie.  Birky, I suppose the conference season's all but done.

Swift work carterusm   Good luck at the XC, Jack!  Fine discipline, DD.

Me?  A lively 5.3 miles of track, trail, path & beach at 7am.  And....I won member of the month on Fetcheveryone.com, rival running-based site to this one.  £50s worth of gear to choose!

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Posted: 06/10/2014 at 22:56

JT141 - neat topical reference to the enigmatic Ms Bush.    Bad to hear of your dog issues, carterusm.  Too many poor outcomes

GBax - a cracking 1st HM and better to come, I'm sure. 

Your joy is palpable, Lilytoo - it sounds a glorious race - well run!  Gregry Collins - a creditable 5k marker.  Steady away, sir!

Glad you like the photo, Nessie - you sound in good order for your *Ultra HM*

For me, HM off-road distance Sunday afternoon - and very calm & enjoyable it was too.  Early this a.m. - strong southerly wind and driving rain, so just the 5.2 miles.  Pip pip!



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Posted: 04/10/2014 at 22:38



SB, you lining up at Blackheath next year?  Good stuff.

Nessie, I'd say you've recovered remarkably well - put that down to your accumulated running fitness.  Signs are good.....

Nipped out for 3.6 miles to Crosby beach & back over the coastal park.  Dramatic sunset to enjoy. ^

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