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Sub 3

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 13:49

What-a-mistake-a-to-make-a!  All the best for tomorrow then!

London 2016

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 11:02

Like Millsy I can't understand the messianic fervour that surrounds VLM when there are equally good races elsewhere.

This year I did Barcelona for the first time.  It is half the size of VLM so less congested around a lovely course in a fabulous city.  First point - you enter online and you're in, no ballot or charities.  As an observation my wife was spectating and the nearest she saw to fancy dress was an orange wig.

The start, finish & Expo are all in the same place so as long as your hotel is within 1/2 mile from this area then everything is walking distance.  You can even catch an airport shuttle bus to/from this area.  Compare this to VLM where everything is spread out around the city so lots of travelling involved.  I have done and enjoyed London plenty of times but Barca was such a stress few experience I would rate it a notch up from London TBH.  Franfkurt in the autumn is similarly organised.

Sub 3

Posted: 24/05/2015 at 10:44

Good luck today Jimbob & Jools.  How did the champs go Charlie?

A modest 20:48 at the Park Run for me.  Still, about 50 secs quicker than last week so going in the right direction.  After a long lay off 5k distance it usually takes me about six races to get the required leg speed back!  Second highest turnout ever at York - 476, it was almost congested!

Another 5m easy later then ruined it all with beer & curry.

Sub 3

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 21:04

Selbs.. good pace on the treadie, is that one you have at home or do you have to go to a gym?  Having fixed mine recently and serviced/re-waxed the belt as necessary it's all ready to roll again.  I do find it a bit hot in summer but I suppose I ought to man up as it's my favoured way of doing intervals/tempo sessions.  Hope the sherbets went down well at the cricket

TT.. good session nailed there.  My next marathon is 19 weeks away too, seems ages away but I'm sure it will come around quicker than expected!

Best of luck Jools & Selbs for the BUPA race.

Very impressed with your long day out DanA, not surprised you had DOMS.  Hope you got round the 4k in one piece!

11.2m done today, still cool & breezy up here.  Might nip down the Park Run on Saturday as the wind speed forecast is an encouraging 4mph.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 19:58

Fishy.. Tynemouth brings back some memories, I lived at Cullercoats (Marden Estate) when I was a nipper.  Quite a novelty being able to walk to the seaside when you're a young lad!  Only downside was becoming a Toon fan.

Nice 8 miler KR, good to see you running well.

4m + 7.5m double today, managed to avoid the worst of the rain.  Sorry SJ, a few mangled toe nails but no flesh wounds on my feet.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 17/05/2015 at 12:58

Birch.. good effort yesterday, these youngsters don't realise that we have to do a 12m warm up before a race at our age .  21.39 for me at the York Park Run, very strong winds on an exposed course so way off target.  You asked about this year's plans - York Marathon in October preceded by Vale of York half 3 weeks before that.  All my marathons to date have involved trains, boats or planes but I can catch a bus to those two events!

Nice Park Runs Lorenzo & OO52.

Sub 3

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 21:34

Hope that clears soon TR, good to hear you managed to blow the froth off one or two.

Cripes you were up early Jools, just as well considering it's been so quiet on here today.

Just over 11m for me today.  Sensibly set off on the outward stretch into a stiff wind, bliddy cold up here too - a long sleeve top was barely enough.  Pleased to turn round at 5m for a bit of wind assistance.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 14/05/2015 at 08:44

Just wanted to congratulate Birch on a fine run at VLM from one old codger to another.  Out of interest was there anything particular that went right for you in this campaign, or was it just consistent consistency?  Always encouraging to see one of the older vets turning back the clock, well done fella!

Speaking of old codgers nice to see Blisters joining the fight against old father time, any targets coming up?  For those of us old enough to remember Blisters was one of the first posters on the original 3:15 thread back in the 'Humph' days.

Sub 3

Posted: 13/05/2015 at 20:24

Many happy returns TR, hope you get chance for a beerio.

Nice 20m TT, good to see you getting back into it.

Steve6.. hang on in there, sometimes the runner's body breaks and it forces us to rest.  You're young enough to have a second coming and the talent won't evaporate.

Good reps on the treadie Selbs.

All the best for Saturday JAP, enjoy the race and the re-fuelling!

Managed to fit in a 9m run yesterday before lead bike duties at my local 10k.  Most of the route is tarmac cycle & farm tracks so a car or motorbike is out.  The only minor calamity occurred just before half way when a tractor complete with muck spreader emerged from a field and stopped sideways across the track with the lead runners 200m away.  A bit of frantic gesturing and the farmer proved a good sport and moved out of the way.  Mrs Wardi was running and has now run two consecutive PB's age 57, 49:25 the latest one.  She lies second in the series.

32m bike commute today, back to running tomorrow.


Sub 3

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 15:39

Lev.. well raced with decent restraint on show!

Nice MLR TR.  Looks like your lad has a bit of talent, with a bit of luck Boycott will be tearing him to pieces in a few years time!

Left bike at work on Friday so ran to collect it this morning - 13.3m done.  Quick sip of water then a slightly elongated route on the way back gave me 20.2m on the bike.

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