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Posted: 19/01/2017 at 21:47

That's a more than decent run after heavy recent miles Jools, nice one!

Good luck OO, hope you hit the 'A' target.

10.3m after work tonight.  My posh new head torch certainly does the trick, the local chavs seemed petrified!

The first translation of note from the Barca marathon people.  Looks like my drug habit has been rumbled..

The Maravellosos 100 meters before crossing the goal at the Zurich Barcelona marathon. What memories do you have or if your first, who do you expect to find you on meth?

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Posted: 17/01/2017 at 09:09

Here you are coming into the finish Charlie, impressive both feet in the air shot..


Barcelona 2017

Posted: 17/01/2017 at 08:49

Good spot that Martin, about 10 mins walk up the road to the start/finish.  It was full when I tried to book but I got in at Ofelias which is similarly close.  As it is so close I don't even bother with the kit bag, just take an old shirt or fleece to keep warm before the race.  After the race walk back to hotel, quick hose down then out for a thirst quencher

Tip.. when you arrive at Barca airport, when you walk out to the taxi/bus area try and find the No 46 'local' bus.  It costs about 2.5 Euros and stops right outside the Expo/Start/Finish on Placa Espanya.  Much cheaper than the Airport Express bus.  

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Posted: 15/01/2017 at 19:05

Still good miles in the bank CC2 & congrats on the silverware.

Nice double day double digit runs Jools!

Good training Jooligan & RB (nicely understated Park Run win).

LMH.. it was raining pre-race but it kindly petered out in the first couple of miles.  Very light winds too so nice conditions overall.  Bad day for me, felt well out of sorts after 3-4 miles so I can only assume the Xmas bug was still lingering.  Couldn't shake it off so took my foot off the pedal and had a steady run round.  Ran with one of the club girlies for a while on her way to a PB so at least something positive came out of it. Result 1:41, ran another 5m afterwards to make a long run of sorts.  Not too downbeat, just one of those days I guess.

Had a chat with Charlie at the start and told him to go for it given the pan flat course and good conditions.  He surprised himself I think but will let him tell his own tale when he gets off the train at Cambridge. 

Barcelona 2017

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 13:28

Nodster.. the Breakfast run has limited places so to be on the safe side I would pre-enter.  You can do this on the main website - doesn't cost anything and at least you know you're in.  Numbers are collected at the Expo.  Free fruit, cake & coffee afterwards too.

Barcelona 2017

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 08:52

Yes bottles, there are also energy drinks & gels at intervals.

I'm signed up again, looking forward to it.  The breakfast run on the Saturday morning is well worth doing BTW, finishes on the track in the Olympic Stadium.

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Posted: 10/01/2017 at 21:29

Congrats to the XC'ers & long runners at the weekend, good stuff.

Charlie.. hope you can get lurgy free by the time the weekend half comes around.  I think my body has been busy fighting off the coughing bug Mrs Wardi has had for the last 10 days as it has felt like running with a handbrake on at times.

Jumped on the scales tonight to find I'm 2 lbs lighter than mid-December.  I guess running every day just about over compensated for the mince pies, chocs & beer that were consumed over Xmas.

4.2m done early doors (well, 7:15 isn't that early I suppose ) then another 7.3m after work.

SL.. I'm building up to the Barca marathon again (11th March).  I reach senior coffin dodger territory in October (60) so to qualify for a VLM GFA time for 2018 I have to scale the heady heights of sub 3:45   

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Posted: 05/01/2017 at 22:16

Welcome back Dr Dave, your thoroughly decent effort at Abo was duly noted.

CD.. When I used to browse LP racks as a lad the debut Hawkwind album was eponymously titled as I remember.  However 'distorting the space-time continuum' would have made a splendid alternative title given their space leanings.    BTW fingers crossed for that shin, last time I got a sore spot there I had to ground myself for 2 1/2 weeks.

PP.. nice session there whatever external force fields are at work in Millwall!  Nice shoes BTW, my favourite NB's are a similar shade of red.

RB.. nice streak in progress, certainly puts my 43 day effort to shame (ended yesterday as legs were trashed).  Managed to get through all our mince pies though not all on my own honestly.

Charlie.. just about everyone I know (including the Mrs) has this coughing bug and I am trying desperately to keep it at bay.

12.5m done today, very cold here and hands started to go numb after 5-6m so did the last bit on the treadie at home.  Index finger of one hand still numb 4 hours later despite being indoors!


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Posted: 29/12/2016 at 21:41

Great stuff Al P & nice to have the family there in pom-pom mode.  A well earned half pounder & ale afterwards too.

Nice work in the 10 miler CD.

TR.. good of hear of some improvements, long may it continue,

Still managing to fit a daily run around work/Xmas frivolities, 11m today with 50-100m visibility in daylight this morning due to frost & fog. 

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Posted: 24/12/2016 at 16:33

Ah, I should have explained LMH.  I had drunk a beet shot before the Brass Monkey that year and put the empty bottle in my kit bag.  When I tipped the bag out on returning home it became apparent that there were a few concentrated dregs left in the bottle and I hadn't screwed the top back on fully - a spreading purple stain was the evidence.  I never drink anything stronger than Baileys hot chocolate in bed FYI

PP.. good mince pie sampling and calorie burning in evidence there!  The Tesco luxury mince pies are jolly nice BTW.

Nice Park Runs Jooligan & Dan A (congrats on the win & 150 Park Runs).

This morning turned out to be the worst conditions I have ever encountered at a Park Run.  Heavy rain & random hail, occasional gale force winds and very cold too.  At the finish some runners were so cold they were struggling to get their bar codes out!  Didn't bother racing it, just ran round quick enough to keep warm.  This me approaching the finish, note matching shirt and shoes..


Finishing funnel, look at the colour of that sky!


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