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Offline JD

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #510 on: September 07, 2017, 08:47:28 AM »
That's no good Jon. I've learn't that lesson as well, missing out on a weekend away when I didn't turn up for a half marathon awards a few years ago.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #511 on: October 02, 2017, 01:35:19 AM »
10 km SB today - thank fuck for cooler mornings. What a difference it makes running at 7am in 23C vs 12C - started my kick at 7km and thought I went too early but it was fine.


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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #512 on: October 15, 2017, 07:12:44 AM »
Birmingham Half-Marathon for me today. Can I lower my PB of 1:41:56?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #513 on: October 15, 2017, 07:40:58 AM »
Birmingham Half-Marathon for me today. Can I lower my PB of 1:41:56?

Hell yeah, course you can! Good luck!

I'm doing the full one, first time ever. Anything is a PB as long as I finish!!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #514 on: October 15, 2017, 03:58:43 PM »
4:25:51

I was hoping for sub 4 hours on the basis of a half marathon PB of 1:46:25 and was on target until about 16 miles when my calf pulled and I had to walk quite a lot after that.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #515 on: October 16, 2017, 01:17:48 AM »
4:25:51

I was hoping for sub 4 hours on the basis of a half marathon PB of 1:46:25 and was on target until about 16 miles when my calf pulled and I had to walk quite a lot after that.

Sorry to hear of your injury - 4:25 is awesome anyway - nice job. Hope you heal quickly.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #516 on: October 16, 2017, 06:10:49 AM »
Birmingham Half-Marathon for me today. Can I lower my PB of 1:41:56?

Hell yeah, course you can! Good luck!

I'm doing the full one, first time ever. Anything is a PB as long as I finish!!


1:51 in the end. Just comeback from Achilles and Hamstring injuries, so lacked the endurance in the last 3 miles. Went out too fast in the first 10k at 47.00. Injuries are about 95% healed so I can now concentrate on building up to The London Marathon next year.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #517 on: October 16, 2017, 06:18:54 AM »
4:25:51

I was hoping for sub 4 hours on the basis of a half marathon PB of 1:46:25 and was on target until about 16 miles when my calf pulled and I had to walk quite a lot after that.

Sorry to hear of your injury - 4:25 is awesome anyway - nice job. Hope you heal quickly.

Thank you.

My immediate reaction afterwards was 'never again' but I've woken up this morning thinking 'I can do better than that next year.' I had been a bit concerned that the training plan I followed, which was from the official Great Run website, required a longest run of 2 hours, which at my pace is about 15 miles. Need to train up to longer distances if I decide to do it again (which I bet I will) next year, I think.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #518 on: October 19, 2017, 12:04:33 PM »
A couple of Villa shirts in the Brum marathon (from the Midlands Today FB page I think) - anyone on here?

















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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #519 on: October 19, 2017, 02:29:10 PM »
A couple of Villa shirts in the Brum marathon (from the Midlands Today FB page I think) - anyone on here?


















Not me, but I remember seeing the guy in the vintage one at the start and out on the course.

Absolutely itching to have another go now!!!
« Last Edit: October 19, 2017, 02:31:52 PM by Richard E »