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Posted: 23/05/2016 at 00:09

Quiet on here this weekend!  Family wedding on Saturday so sneaked in a local Park run in the morning before the nuptials.  Did a pleasant MLR today in the sun which showed up as a binary classic 11.11 miles on the Garmin.

Nice 5k Charlie & 80% + wava is impressive!

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Posted: 19/05/2016 at 20:32

Dan.. if it's a similar strain to my chest infection it took me 4-5 weeks to shift it.  Daily improvement was almost imperceptible but the airways did clear very gradually.

LMH.. my clubmate won the VLM MV60 title a few years ago, he only received a wooden plaque too.  He tried to convince me it was all about the glory despite the fact he has Scottish roots.

Padams.. top racing all round!  Your powers of recovery must be good.

Tom.. a very fine 10k debut, hopefully a bit to come off that as you do a few more.

Our home town 10k recently and I was employed as lead bike marshall.  About 80% of the course is cycle tracks & tarmac farm tracks so we can't use a car or motorbike.  We had learned the day before that a train of 'travelling folk' had camped right on the side of the cycle track just after half way - in the middle of nowhere.  We had pre-warned them that 350 runners would be going past their no fixed abodes the next night.  As I arrived with leader John Sanderson in hot pursuit it was like travelling through a gypsy shanty town.  Liberated milk churns (allegedly), authentic horse dung across the path, even a 'welcome home' green mat laid across the track from one of the caravans (in the rain).  Plus smoke from the chimneys.  Most of the runners thought we had arranged it as a visual treat on a quiet part of the course!

My legs felt very fatigued early this week, not sore or injured just very tired.  Not sure why but the body doesn't lie so 0+4m in the last 2 days in an effort to freshen up.

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Posted: 15/05/2016 at 23:47

Very well raced Charlie (particularly after last week!) & CL.

CD.. caught a cold here too as the Mrs plus two my two workmates had it!  After not being poorly for 3 years I've now been poorly 3 times in 3 months!  Congrats on 250 Park Runs (plus the 150 from Junior).  I assume you do Park Runs most weekends having amassed that sort of total? 

Over the worst cold-wise so 11.3m in the chilly sun this morning.

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Posted: 14/05/2016 at 19:57

Many happy returns TR!

Nice speed there from a crocked body LS21, though shocking behaviour not replicating a patented PP style gurn to break 19 mins!

Can't say the same about Jools though.  Despite missing her course record in a 'close but no cigar' style this lady is obviously not for gurning.  

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Posted: 09/05/2016 at 00:09

A very fine effort indeed Charlie, chapeau in spades for covering that distance and finishing 3rd in the spring warmth  ..also for catching the bus back! 

Good effort Jools, that is still a very nifty pace.  Hope the injury stays in the past.

Ryan.. thanks for that. I did pick up a Seville leaflet at the Barca Expo but it doesn't even have a date let alone much info!  From here it looks like a flight to Malaga then a train to Seville.  Having run Barca the last 2 years (best one I've done) I'm weighing up doing it again or having a change - I think Mrs Wardi would prefer the latter.  No doubt you'll tell me to man up and do them both.   Nice Park Run BTW, which is your local?

Just short of 13m around the local lanes today, managed to get out early enough to avoid the afternoon heat.

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Posted: 07/05/2016 at 23:03
All the best Charlie, don't forget the solar Garmin charger!

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Posted: 05/05/2016 at 21:54

Nice summing up there Dachs.  FWIW I've had a couple of post marathon 'bad do's' over the years related to low blood sugar.  This involves briefly fainting and barfing shortly afterwards - so I'm with you in spirit!

LMH.. hope the weather picks up over there before you come back.  I went to Mallorca in April a few years ago where they promised '300 days of sunshine' per year.  Suffice to say it lashed it down for the first 4 days!

SL.. hope the mountain goat training is going well.  I was reading the AW interview last week with Joss Naylor, Billy Bland & Kenny Stuart - mind boggling.  Naylor claimed he did 6 hour runs fuelled by a Mars Bar & beck water!

All the best for Sunday Charlie, enjoy the sun drenching.

Good to hear you're at least running again LS21.  Probably just as well as you've probably consumed your own weight in the shop's flapjacks since Easter  

Ryan S.. if you're about... how did you find the Seville Marathon this year?  In terms of logistics, organisation, course etc.  Cheers.

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Posted: 02/05/2016 at 16:40

Bravo Padams, well toughed out. I did snoop the results and saw you made the podium, any bling of note?  Hope you manage to enjoy a few tipples later.

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Posted: 01/05/2016 at 21:01

Charlie.. a chap in my club ran Manchester in 3:08 and VLM two weeks later in 3:09.  Two days after that he ran a lumpy local 10k in 39:45.  He's a spritely 39 year old so I suppose our recovery rates differ from person to person, distance to distance etc.  

Alan B.. storming track 10.000m there, very encouraging after your layoff.

RB.. very impressed!  I guess you didn't manage any showboating at the end.

DanA.. good speed at the Park Run!

Bains.. best of luck with the re-location & mojo return.

Steady return from chest infection here, Park Runs in the last month have been modest but encouraging.. 21:45, 21:15, 20:57.  Starting to up the miles again now I can breathe properly.  Park Run plus 5.3m yesterday & 10m today.

Any of you in the south come across a young lad called John Sanderson? (Guildford & Godalming club).  He's a student at York now and has knocked out a couple of Park Runs at York not far off 15 mins and a 69.00 half.

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Posted: 29/04/2016 at 08:56

LMH.. the Vale of York half - nice flat course on closed country roads, this will be the 3rd year it has taken part.  Plenty of parking at race HQ on an aerodrome near Sherburn In Elmet.


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