Tim Bateson

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New Spring Marathon?

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 12:08

If you didn't get into VLM or other spring marathon. Then why not come up to Northumberland and run under the darkest skies in England for this new night time race.

Dark Skies Run at Kielder Water and Forest Park.




Dark Skies Run

Posted: 05/02/2015 at 12:05

Any ultra and trail runners might want to check out this great new race.

Dark Skies Run is 26.5 mile trail run set under the darkest skies in England.




Sub 3

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 19:04

Well done Jools.

Just under 14 miles with running club today. Gets me back to 50 plus mile weeks.

Start my P&D 50-70 plan tomorrow, with a rest day So cycling to work and going to kid myself that I am going to do some core work at lunch time. I do this almost everyday.

Sub 3

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 20:43

Hi Wardi

Glad to see you still here too. I intend to follow the P&D plan with more rigour and not skip the speed sessions for long runs! aka Steele style

Just under 15 miles from two runs. Felt safer to be running than cycling in the wind up here!

One other small snippet is that I am in the process of setting up a running club for Washington Tyne and Wear. Washington Club had several pre 80 minute HM runners in the 80s. But club fell apart in late 80s early 90s.

Sub 3

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 09:44

Easy 7 miles into work this morning. I am going to follow P&D training plan for 55 to 70 miles. Tried the higher mileage one a couple of year ago and could not find the time to do the mileage and so also starting missing some key sessions.

I have run two sub 3 before. But had a year of racing marathons last year. Got my HM much closer to sub 80. I had a year off after having a real Turd of Damocles at the end 2013. Was gunning for a sub 02:50 at a local race in horrific weather and was winning with 0.25 miles to go and was on target. My legs went and first aid militia got involved and the next thing I know I am getting carted off to hospital. Long story short doctor confirmed I was just fine! That running a marathon flat out does look very much like a heart attack!

I am rejoining the train so to speak as I am bit of a long distance trail running hippy at heart. Marathons are what I use to stop getting too slow.

Sub 3

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 21:44

I think it might be time to try and rejoin the sub 3 train and stop lurking. Hoping to run at Manchester next spring.

Good to see some familiar names. Too windy for cycling, so hoping to get back to running more often with an out and back to work for around 15 miles.

Sandstone Way Ultra

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 14:20

You might want to check their Facebook Page as competition for two free places going.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 12:37

I prefer to take the approach of running in Aldi trainers and kit, and grinning at the more experienced kit buyers as I pass them. The Aldi trainers give me that psychological edge  

St Cuthbert's Way Ultra

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 23:28
Thanks booktrunk. In theory clicking on the image on our post should also take you to the link.

St Cuthbert's Way Ultra

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 14:00

Trail Outlaws present Saint Cuthbert's Way Ultra.

Bridging the national borders between Scotland and England, this inspiring 100km(62.5 miles) route will be reversed. Starting at Holy Island in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Northumberland coast. The route heads Westwards crossing large sections of the Northumberland National Park and the beautiful Scottish Borders region. Finishing at Melrose, which is where Saint Cuthbert's journey is thought to have started.

There is also a 40 mile race options starting at Wooler.




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