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Offline richard moore

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #330 on: September 17, 2014, 05:10:54 PM »
Oh and I agree with you about London, except for the killer sections along the dual carriageway to, and even worse, back from Canary Wharf when you hit the wall

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #331 on: September 28, 2014, 12:45:12 PM »
Kenya's Dennis Kimetto has just broken WR for the marathon in Berlin - 2:02:57

www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/29399623

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #332 on: September 28, 2014, 01:30:05 PM »
At some point, someone will complete a marathon in under 2 hours. Which is just crazy.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #333 on: September 29, 2014, 09:41:04 PM »

Just ran round Richmond Park (London)...in the dark dodging Deer, a badger rabbits and a cat, 7 miles which for me is amazing, I've been aiming to do it for years and tonight, when I left, I hadn't planned to until I got to the point of no return, Broomfield Hill, once you run down that you're fucked, I ran down it laughing and shouting "this is it"

I stopped for stretch just after Sheen gate but to punish myself spent from there to Richmond gate walking 100m and sprinting(uphill) 100 metres, then from Richmond gate to Kingston gate non stop. Very proud of myself, another two and a half times more and I've done a marathon...piece of pish!         

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #334 on: September 30, 2014, 12:21:38 PM »

Just ran round Richmond Park (London)...in the dark dodging Deer, a badger rabbits and a cat, 7 miles which for me is amazing, I've been aiming to do it for years and tonight, when I left, I hadn't planned to until I got to the point of no return, Broomfield Hill, once you run down that you're fucked, I ran down it laughing and shouting "this is it"

I stopped for stretch just after Sheen gate but to punish myself spent from there to Richmond gate walking 100m and sprinting(uphill) 100 metres, then from Richmond gate to Kingston gate non stop. Very proud of myself, another two and a half times more and I've done a marathon...piece of pish!         


Nice one.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #335 on: September 30, 2014, 06:14:38 PM »

Just ran round Richmond Park (London)...in the dark dodging Deer, a badger rabbits and a cat, 7 miles which for me is amazing, I've been aiming to do it for years and tonight, when I left, I hadn't planned to until I got to the point of no return, Broomfield Hill, once you run down that you're fucked, I ran down it laughing and shouting "this is it"

I stopped for stretch just after Sheen gate but to punish myself spent from there to Richmond gate walking 100m and sprinting(uphill) 100 metres, then from Richmond gate to Kingston gate non stop. Very proud of myself, another two and a half times more and I've done a marathon...piece of pish!         


Broomfield Hill is where I do hill intervals when I work in Kingston, jeez that is a slog after 2 or 3 repeats, mind you a full loop like it sounds you did is pretty undulating especially Richmond Gate to Kingston, that's mostly uphill.  I'll be running in Kingston tomorrow but probably along the river to Esher then Hampton Court and back to Kingston over the bridge before work, hoping this weather holds a bit longer now.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #336 on: September 30, 2014, 08:36:40 PM »

Running is a strange thing, it takes a lot to motivate myself, hate the though of it, hate doing it but strangly the more I do it the further I want to go. Now I've done the Park it'll be the benchmark, I'll have to do something else.   

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #337 on: October 02, 2014, 02:14:11 PM »
Park Run is 10 years old this week!

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #338 on: October 10, 2014, 11:54:46 PM »

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #339 on: October 11, 2014, 11:32:27 PM »
I'm gradually speeding up, I did 4.1 miles on Thursday at 8:02 a mile which shaved off a massive 1min07secs from my previous best for this route. Going to try and beat the 8min per mile tomorrow morning.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #340 on: October 11, 2014, 11:45:13 PM »
Nice job ACVilla

I was off out at 0630 this morning for the first time since 13 Sept (having recovered from the bout with poison oak) - got to the 2nd choice park where I run (there was a cross country meet at the first) only to discover that it was under 4 inches of water. FUCK!!!

Drove back home hitting every fucking red light on the way - and ran on our estate - which I stopped doing ages ago because I was getting chased by dogs. Luckily they were all still asleep.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #341 on: October 12, 2014, 09:41:12 AM »
Nice job ACVilla

I was off out at 0630 this morning for the first time since 13 Sept (having recovered from the bout with poison oak) - got to the 2nd choice park where I run (there was a cross country meet at the first) only to discover that it was under 4 inches of water. FUCK!!!

Drove back home hitting every fucking red light on the way - and ran on our estate - which I stopped doing ages ago because I was getting chased by dogs. Luckily they were all still asleep.
Strange that, I has visions of being chased by dogs this morning (I don't listen to music when running so my mind wonders).

Anyway, managed my 4.1 mile route this morning in 32:46 which is 7:59 a mile. Another objective achieved, now I'll set myself 5 miles at 8:00 a mile and my 2.3 mile route at 7:45 a mile.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #342 on: October 17, 2014, 01:01:20 PM »
 Anyone doing Great Birmingham run on Sunday?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #343 on: October 17, 2014, 01:08:19 PM »
Anyone doing Great Birmingham run on Sunday?

Yes. Hoping to improve on 1:57:25 last year but I'll be happy with sub 2 hours.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #344 on: October 18, 2014, 08:21:40 PM »
Anyone doing Great Birmingham run on Sunday?

Yes. Hoping to improve on 1:57:25 last year but I'll be happy with sub 2 hours.

Best of luck. 

 


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