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Offline JD

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #630 on: February 25, 2020, 07:30:35 AM »
Completed my first half marathon in Brighton yesterday, despite the gale force winds, I did it sub 2 hours, so i'm really chuffed and I can honestly say I loved it, already started looking for others to do. Thanks to you guys on here for the tips and advice over the past few months.

Well done GSK, great effort and there is nothing better than finishing your first half or full marathon.

Offline garyshawsknee

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #631 on: February 25, 2020, 01:16:24 PM »
Cheers JD. Gotta say I'm still beaming about it, wish it had taken me less than my 42 years to do one, but ill definitely make up for lost time and do others.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #632 on: February 28, 2020, 08:08:28 PM »
Hi Gary, found this on you tube that might interest you. Brighton Half from 11min 10 secs on. You certainly had a tough run in the weather conditions. Well done again. If you are at WembleY On Sunday give us a wave. All the best.

https://youtu.be/Q9_IOdR9I9E

Online Richard E

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #633 on: March 14, 2020, 08:58:54 AM »
Stafford Half tomorrow is still on unless thereís a last minute change of heart. Depressing to think it could be the last organised event for some time.

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #634 on: March 14, 2020, 11:08:10 AM »
Least running is a relatively safe activity!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #635 on: March 14, 2020, 12:47:07 PM »
Bath Half is on tomorrow as well, criminally stupid in my opinion.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #636 on: March 14, 2020, 12:56:38 PM »
Hi Gary, found this on you tube that might interest you. Brighton Half from 11min 10 secs on. You certainly had a tough run in the weather conditions. Well done again. If you are at WembleY On Sunday give us a wave. All the best.

https://youtu.be/Q9_IOdR9I9E

Sorry for the delay in seeing this Boston. Thanks for the link, it was tough because of the winds, but amazingly, couldn't have gone any better, partly due to the strong winds being behind our backs for the finish !!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #637 on: April 05, 2020, 11:55:19 PM »
Got back into running about a month ago.  I've been losing weight and wanted to get my fitness back up too, so have been using my exercise time to fo a 5K down to the end of our (deserted) lane and back.  Anyway, Mo Farah doesn't need to worry but today I broke the 30 minute mark for the first time ever, which I was pleased with.  Not going to break any records, but given my dodgy back, knees and ankles I was quite happy, as a month ago I was doing it in around 37 minutes, so have been getting a bit quicker each time.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #638 on: April 06, 2020, 12:27:31 AM »
Good work!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #639 on: April 06, 2020, 12:43:10 AM »
Great work Risso.
Keep it up, it will get easier.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #640 on: April 06, 2020, 10:06:42 AM »
Thanks chaps. I realise it's nothing great, but it's been a big mental block for me for years, and I'm pleased to have done it at the age of 48 when I couldn't when I was 43.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #641 on: April 06, 2020, 10:35:10 AM »
Well done Risso. Itís always great when you can see material progress each time you run.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #642 on: April 06, 2020, 04:11:56 PM »
Like Risso as someone in middle age just the other side of 50 I started doing Couch to 5k on 1 Jan.  After 3 months of solid slog did a 5k in 26:35 yesterday. Quite chuffed and Iím amazed at the change in my outlook and general state of mind. Iíve never been the greatest of Runners/joggers, I prefer biking, but really enjoying it. Next challenge is to try and get to 25:00 and carry on the gradual weight loss.

Oh and well done Risso.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #643 on: April 06, 2020, 05:36:21 PM »
Well done!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #644 on: April 13, 2020, 10:26:29 AM »
Like Risso as someone in middle age just the other side of 50 I started doing Couch to 5k on 1 Jan.  After 3 months of solid slog did a 5k in 26:35 yesterday. Quite chuffed and Iím amazed at the change in my outlook and general state of mind. Iíve never been the greatest of Runners/joggers, I prefer biking, but really enjoying it. Next challenge is to try and get to 25:00 and carry on the gradual weight loss.

Oh and well done Risso.

Well done you, that's a great time, and one I don't think I'll ever get anywhere near!

 


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