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Can you get trophies for things other than coming first/second/third?

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 20:36

I only started running earlier this year and have entered quite a few local races, usually 10K and less but aim to push for 10 mile and half marathons by the end of the year.

I'm startnig to get quite a collection of medals but no trophies as I'm noway near close to winning anything ...

I just wondered if there's other ways to win trophies other than finishing in the top few places?

Maybe say doing all of the events by one company in a year?

Sevenoaks Rotary Knole Park 10K

Posted: 13/03/2013 at 03:06

So whose taking part in this one?

From the early weather forecast it looks like it could be a wet one!


Race Day Garmin Data Field Settings?

Posted: 08/02/2013 at 00:08
Intermanaut wrote (see)
Do you think it's important? That's all that matters.

I guess so, I've not run enough 5 miles to know what pace I can cope with, I'm hoping if I can see my heart rate, distance, time and average pace then I can judge how I'm coping as I go and adjust accordingly?

Race Day Garmin Data Field Settings?

Posted: 07/02/2013 at 23:38

On race days and/or training what data fields do you find the most useful on your Garmin watch?

I currently have two screens enabled with the first showing:

  • Current Heart Rate
  • Time
  • Distance
and the second speed just showing
  • Average Pace
Do you think this is all the useful information I need to know while I'm running?   It's my first actual race at the weekend so I'm hoping to use the information to make sure I don't run too fast or too slow, kind of worried about going too fast and shattering myself in the first 20 minutes or going to slow and finishing in an hour ... it's only a 5 mile so it shouldn't be too intense? (reasure me please )   I'm pretty sure this race allows both running gps and heart monitors, do most none professional ones?

Where can I read the BAF rules/legislation?

Posted: 05/02/2013 at 04:11

I'm currently entering races/runs for this year and one I'm about to enter states:

"Are you an amateur as defined by the BAF?"

I've never heard of this before, what is it? what are all the rules? Can I read them somewhere?

I did a bit of Googling and found some threads about not being alowed to wear heart rate monitors but they were quite old?


Posted: 05/02/2013 at 00:35

If you're buying a treadmil make sure to buy a good quality one with lots of reviews and a top brand. Cheap ones, no matter what they say are never a bargain and result in a loss of money.

We used to have a cheapish* one but if you ran too heavy footed then the moving belt would touch the floor and stop which made it feel like you were going to a backflip or something quite acrobatic, very scary!

On the other hand by old gym in Canterbury from when I was a student had treadmills with fans built into the control panel section, was quite 'cool' to be able to change your speed, incline and fan speed whilst running.


Posted: 05/02/2013 at 00:32

I agree, I think it's more about the people in it making the money to push the sales, obviously going to hype it up. Have a few friends who plasted it over Facebook in full cap statuses, get's boring very fast.

Sports Psychology Research

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 19:48
Wilkie wrote (see)

The survey seems more about team sports than solo ones.  

That's ironic, you didn't like external links yesterday.

Done, hope it helps with your thesis.

Is it just me who never warms up or cools down?

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 19:42

I always like to warm up and cool down. Usually start with a light jog for a few minutes then do some dynamic stretches. Then at the end of running I'll have a cool down jog then walk for the final section finishing with stretches at the end. I'd found stretching after runs really helps get rid of muslce aches and pains, holding them for at least 20 seconds proved a real help.

New to long distance.Do you do speed work in the winter?

Posted: 04/02/2013 at 06:10

When you do your speed 5-10k training what sort of training range do you expect your hear rate to be in?

I struggle to get mine below 77%, maybe it's a lack of fitness

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Where can I read the BAF rules/legislation?

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Are you running 500 miles this year?

I've started a Just Giving group to help people raise money for Charity whilst aiming for 500 miles run in a year 
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