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My Last Run

Posted: Today at 00:19

Nessie, you're made of stern stuff!  Marks of honour

Surprising are the restorative powers of good, fresh air through the tubes.  The sun was putting on a blazing show over the sea just after 8pm but I headed inland & off road to revisit quiet trails in a sprawling country park bounded on one side by the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

Almost deserted, no barrackers and undulating - at least for Merseyside!  55:08 for my 6th 10k of the week.

London Marathon Cheat?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:34

Thanks, all, for the great comments about the Huddersfield Marching Band completing VMLM last Sunday in under 7 hours.

There's an open group on Facebook if you'd like to follow their progress in the Marathon - some musical action clips too!    https://www.facebook.com/groups/676401265735143/

The 'march' has raised almost £60 000 so far.  btw, I have no connection with the band except that I too was at Huddersfield University where it was formed.

Thanks for your time.

London Marathon Cheat?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 14:10

Re above ^  Just to save anyone looking further, here is the 'Huddersfield Examiner' report on the band's reclaiming of its world record: just under 7 hours, instruments playing along!


London Marathon Cheat?

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 14:00

If your eyes are sharper than mine, you may have seen the progress of the Huddersfield Marathon Brass Band in the VMLM.  How did they get on?  I'd look but have no names!

They'd lost their title to a German band and were hoping to dip under 7 hours.

My Last Run

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 13:17

Back to early starts today as I'm in college for a day.  0630  Quite breezy but with me to the Marina and on the stony & hazardous track to the Port Radar Tower.

Long pull up the beach, then double back over the Coastal Park & home.

Five 10ks out of seven completed this week!

My Last Run

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 22:37

Thanks, DunkyD.  On my 4th 10k in a week of seven tonight, I rather wished I'd had the camera: the sun was a fiery furnace that refused to be obliterated by the clouds in the west.  Oh well, it'll be setting another day, I'm sure! 

My Last Run

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 12:44

Good to see you posting again, Redjeep.  How was M'c'r?

Around sunset, photography blended with 10k off road on the beach @ Crosby & around the Marina.  The pic below shows the delicate, muted colours at day's end and the lake at peace.




My Last Run

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 09:20

Yikes, Nessie - that pavement won't have known what hit it!  I know you'll soon be out there again.

Strong work from Simon [sub-3 soon], baldbloke & DunkyD.

JT, I'm the Joe Pesci of runners: I run to make the local youth laugh; they think my idiosyncratic gait is funny - and, tbh, it is.  I'd laugh too

This week's Streak is a series of 10k runs, 1st last night, and on the wild & woolly side up to Burbo Bank & then, inevitably, down the beach, wind assisted!  55 mins.

My Last Run

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 09:31

Welcome back, JT - sounds really optimistic

7pm last night: a 30-minute livener to Baths & beach on a breezy, cool evening to sharpen my appetite for a switts-made spag bol!  3.4 miles.

My Last Run

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 22:42

Good variations on a 7-mile theme, DunkyD  

Thanks for your P & D recommendation, SB - I hear great thinks about it.

1930  Still, cloudy but perfect for running - so I ran to the Coastguard Stn and back down the beach, where I encountered some slippery sand, unfortunately a result f *something* unpleasant being brought in by the tide

Two paragliders were strafing the tideline at a moderate pace.  5.3 miles in a symmetrical 45:45.

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