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Posted: 27/08/2014 at 22:46

I can recommend a seat on *that* wagon: I've not shifted from it for over 35 years - was most partial to a snifter or ten prior to that. 

Suppose it's another Streak of sorts....  Day 1305 on the run

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Posted: 25/08/2014 at 00:48

Thanks, all, for the kind wishes.  Just need to stay vertical for another fortnight....

Good miles there, Nessie - when's your next event?

Lloyd: enjoy the improvement that will come with regular training.

Very impressive mileage record, DunkyD.

1820  Out late for 11.2 off-road miles to the Baths, Coastguard Stn, Hightown and back via Sefton Coastal Path, the beach & the 2 lakes.

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Posted: 22/08/2014 at 11:22

Ye, Nessie, enrolment in full swing here in  Bootle, L20.  Much competition and a distinct insecurity if targets are not met.  Great names for your kitten-cats!

birkmyre, that mag will be a collector's item! 

Give those Lancs a dig from me, SB!

Have a great break, DD.

Y'day & today: 5.2 miles around Rimrose Country Park at 7am and an uncomfortably pacey 2.8 miles - Marin, prom, Baths & back at 5.45pm.

6.50am today: enjoyable 5.3 miles to Serpentine, down beach, past the lakes & home over the coastal park.

Day 1300 negotiated!

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Posted: 20/08/2014 at 21:53

Ye, cooler this a.m. on the beach, where the absence of the seagull breakfast meeting was noted.  After a 5-minute dousing, I ran in cheerful sunshine, relishing the gentle breeze.  5.3 miles today.

Scary efforts, Dunky

...and would you be the Midnight Rambler, JT?

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Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:58

Cheers, SB.  I tend to get stuck in the tramlines of 5 miles a day, so 2 hours is reachable and usually quite pleasant.  Rarely if ever race.  A bit creaky after y'day's trails & sand hills: up to the Coastguards' and back down the beach with a grand tail wind!  5.3 miles.

Jack - upping mileage may aggravate an injury, so wise to kick back a bit.

The mighty Nessie has returned and is celebrating!  Super holibobs report too.  

A speedy HM, Martin - good news knee wise too.  And well done, Ruth: little more honest than hill work, is there?

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Posted: 17/08/2014 at 21:37

My shower hell only lasted 10 minutes, after which the wind was a fairly friendly companion and the sun lifted my spirits.  Through sleepy Blundellsands and along the golf course trail before picking up rougher paths with ill-tempered gorse to the Alt estuary.  Return leg down the beach quite pacey + wind.  14.2 miles.  Day 1295 ticked off.

Mega mileage, JT - perhaps reel it back a bit?  And some great off roading too, DunkyD.

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Posted: 14/08/2014 at 21:25

That's a really novel theme for a club run, Jack - hope there were photos/vid/both.

+ 1 for Jo Pavey - just gets on with it.

Day 1292 struggled to be a 5-miler and I can't work out where I lost the distance, as I thought I'd gone parallel to an existing route.  Park, railway path, coastal park, Marina, up the beach - of course - & home via the Baths & cycle track.  Bertha's wind is dying down now

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Posted: 13/08/2014 at 19:01

Jack: couldn't agree more about the madness that is Streaking!

Some excellent lengthy sessions reported above: stand forward DD, SB & JT

Hardcore return to action, hog-mouse!

0750  Alternative 5.2 miler up the railway path & over the coastal park to the Baths; thence up trails to Serpentine and a welcome wind-assisted 1.5 miles down the beach.

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Posted: 11/08/2014 at 19:04

Even at one short, those are powerful miles, DunkyD - well run!  And a big cheer for carterusm - was this training or an event?  And where were you running?

birkmyre - the Kenyan training regime is said to involve sleeping 12 hours a day!

Pig100 - I gather Graffham's popular for off road Marathons too.  On target for your GNR.

My Last Runs: 15.3 miles close to the Sefton coast early yesterday and 5.3 miles, trail first, then back down the beach.  Blustery & warm - saw MS Europa cruise ship making good going out of Liverpool, 500 passengers on board.

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Posted: 09/08/2014 at 11:19

4.3 miles up the trails to the Serpentine, where I turned & ran thro' Blundellsands before picking up the prom & cycle track home.  Breezy & sunny.

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