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Surrey Half Marathon

Posted: 14/02/2014 at 21:30

I'm doing this.  At first I thought it was expensive, but then just realised how spoilt I am with cheap races!  The deciding factor for me was that the route is a road I used to drive every week and thought it would be novel now to run it!!  Even convinced a couple of club mates to come up with me.

As for the route, you can see it at http://www.fetcheveryone.com/route-1696070  Total ascent is 132m and descent is 139m.  However, the height of the largest hill is only about 27m and the steepest is about 15m.


Posted: 05/01/2014 at 16:29

I've entered my subs number but still can't enter the competitions.  It tells me I need to be a member!!

A new 10k in under 60 mins thread?

Posted: 20/08/2012 at 20:50

My plan to run Sunday evening didn't materialise.  I'd forgotten the MotoGP was on amd as it was coming from the US it didn't finish until about 8 pm and I still had to walk the dog! 

So I reverted back to my norm and went out this evening as soon as I finished work.  I really struggled to complete 5K.  One factor I think was the heat, the other a nasty insect bite on my lower leg that I've reacted to.  I have a hard, red lump about 2 inches in diameter on the outside of my leg just below the knee.  It's burning up, itching and throbbing.  I think its also going to blister.  

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Posted: 18/08/2012 at 10:43

Went out for a run this morning.  Planned a 5 mile route with options to extend it to 6 or 8 depending on how I felt.  Legs felt like lead and my left glute was screaming at me.  Not sure if it was because I hadn't fully recovered from Thursday's interval training or if it was due to the lunges and squats we did at Nordic walking last night.  Whichever, I only did the 5 miles and that was definitely enough

Normally Sunday would be my rest day, but OH is working tomorrow night so I might do my Monday run tomorrow evening and have a rest day on Monday instead!

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Posted: 17/08/2012 at 12:31

Hansy, I had that fear when I first went along to my club.  Fortunately, my club is really friendly and they always ensure someone runs with a newbie.  After a few weeks you get to know who is a similar pace to you (or just a bit faster to help you improve!)

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Posted: 16/08/2012 at 21:04

Tough session at the club tonight - 6 x 4 min intervals.  The recoveries varied from 2:30 - 3:30 minutes depending on how the leader felt!  Quite pleased that all my efforts were of similar distance (between 0.45 and 0.49 mile) even with a stitch for two of them!!

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Posted: 15/08/2012 at 12:14

Hansyhobs, that sounds expensive to me.  I pay £28 per annum and that includes UKA registration. 

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Posted: 14/08/2012 at 18:31

Welcome to the newbies.  Hugs to those on the bench.

Went out for a solo run last night after work.  Didn't have any real plan, but when I downloaded the data from my Garmin I found that my pace was increasing throughout the run!

@hansyhobs - most clubs won't mind if you don't turn up every week/session.  There are members of my club that I only ever see at races/events!  Even if you can't always attend club sessions, you might meet someone who can train with you at other times.  This happened to me and now most weekends I have company for my long runs and we spur each other along.

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Posted: 10/08/2012 at 12:30

Yes Andi, those are minute per mile paces!  The recovery is a few steps walk then  jog.  Recovery time between reps was around 3.5 minutes.

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Posted: 09/08/2012 at 21:19

Some great running folks.

Went to club tonight thinking I would do a nice gentle 4 to 5 miles with my friend but she didn't show up.  So I ended up doing the hill session. 9 times 2 minute efforts up cardiac hill!!  (It should have been 10 but they'd started the first one before I got there as I'd taken it easy on the warm up!)  I used another friend as a target.  Really pleased with my efforts. Paces for each effort were 9:03, 9:14, 9:24 9:08, 8:59, 8:50, 8:52, 8:45 and 8:50.

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