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Scottish Runners

Posted: Yesterday at 18:06

No running today, just a few hours digging.

I have inherited an area of Jerusalem artichoke on my plot which I'm trying to dig out. They are a nightmare to remove apparently because the rhizome splits and each new bit forms a new plant . If it was my choice I would label them a pernicious weed and ban them from being planted on allotments . Alternatively if you have a neighbour you really hate, chuck a few over the fence !!!

Only joking.....but seriously please, if anyone is ever tempted to plant these, DON'T...unless you want the plant equivalent of the Walking Dead !! Apparently they don't even taste that good .

Scottish Runners

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 14:42

Thanks MrsMac . I always knew the North Downs was going to be a difficult one for me to complete, with high possibility of failure. It is regarded as the hardest and most technical of the 4 x100's that Centurion put on (and its 102.6m, so that extra bit has caught a few out). But I thought the difficulty was largely due to terrain, not because the bl**dy locals take the signs down !!!

In a strange way, this year, in two failures I have found success, or maybe peace of mind. I have found my limit and have little inclination to do anything that long again, certainly not the length of gucr anyway as it was proving too damaging to my health.

Lol to Dave - what if he doesn't want to leave?

Slow 7m plod today, stiff legs!

Fling entry opens in October for those interested .

Scottish Runners

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 14:49

Well done MrsMac. Sounds like a great holiday and big run.

Good running Elspeth.

Waves to Adbru and BM.

Expecting work today but its got delayed by English Bank Holiday yesterday, so been doing some more clearing out on the allotment. Nice and quiet up there today, just a wee robin to keep me amused whilst I cleared a massive pile of logs, he was enjoying the insects I kept turning up!

I have built a wooden palisade at the back of my shed to put all the weeds behind, but I am totally scarred from thorns, hawthorn, roses, etc, etc , been like fighting through a jungle with a machete at times!

Cup of tea and then a short run due.

Anyone know where I can get pallets for free? I need about 5 to build a compost bin. I have been scouring the streets, there used to be loads just lying about, but they seem to be less these days.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 14:13

Got out for 8m at lunch time, hamstring very tight. 

6wks until York marathon, need to up the pace, do lots of short runs.

I am running York with an old University friend, it will be his first marathon . He 'says' he has done little / no training....I never believe it when people say that...it is a bit like folk saying they haven't revised for an exam then getting an A+. When I met him in April he was very shady about how many miles he was doing etc. I wouldn't be surprised if he pulls a sub-4 out of the bag on his first one, by some fluke beginners luck . Equally it might take him 6hrs!!! He has a flat half at 2.20, off no training about 5yrs ago, but I know he is a lot fitter now due to cycling.

I was tired after 6.5m today, but forced myself to run faster, because I have to beat him . Not that I'm competitive ...

Scottish Runners

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 09:36

Now we have 100's of TV channels to choose from and its all still sh!te .

Off to the allotment to water the plants and hopefully get some more tomatoes .

Scottish Runners

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 16:02

All good training FFB .

Scottish Runners

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 13:49

Out for another 7 this morning, got a bit wet but the temperature is much better here for running in after frying my brain running down in England.

Doing the 'boiling the kettle' thing too TT, and managing pretty well. At least the 'lecky is not off as well, as then it really would be like the '70's !

Scottish Runners

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 17:27

Thanks FFB. I might need to try to win that whisky at this rate .

My Man now been, thought initially it was just a water pressure problem but he fixed that and it still wouldn't fire up. He tried a few things, but eventually decided it was the circuit board on the control panel that is knackered. So I need a new one of those, approx. £200 + his time, so prob about £300 total.

Will take a couple of days to order the part so in the meantime I'm gonna have to stink  / wash in the sink. Just like camping in the '70's ...

Managed a very stiff 7m today, sore legs from digging.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 10:00

Morning all

Good multi-tasking there FFB .

I have had the past two days on the allotment catching up, came home last night stiff as a board from digging and badly needing washed only to find the central heating boiler had packed in , so it was a wash in cold water and lots of phoning around for a heating engineer.

Going to try a run today, haven't ran since last week , then I need to wait in for 'The Man' to fix my boiler...please be cheap...its not going to be is it?

 

Scottish Runners

Posted: 17/08/2014 at 18:52

Hi all

Back from a weeks holiday in Kent .

Had an eventful run , it was horrifically humid for the whole of Saturday and I kept getting lost. The official national route way markers were terrible, ie none existent, fallen over, broken off, etc, and many of the markers put up by the organisers were removed (they have had many complaints in the past from horse riders who seem to think they own the place).

I could tell Centurion had done their usual good job because in the less used / overgrown areas of path their markers were there, whilst in the popular areas and bridleways there was sweet FA. So I got lost 5x, mostly minor, but on the final one, took me 30mins to get back on course, by which time I was going to miss the cut, so I reluctantly had to dnf myself at 50miles.

Had a good week the rest of the week, did lots of recovery walking, saw more of the Downs, and visited Sissinghurst gardens, a place I have wanted to visit for about the past 25yrs but always lived too far away! So at least I achieved something this week!

Well done BM for 'holding the fort' .

Well done everyone else on some great training and racing .

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