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Offline Richard E

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #375 on: November 18, 2014, 10:27:55 PM »
Has anyone done the Stafford Half Marathon? I've just entered and I wondered what the course is like.

http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/halfmarathon

Sounds like the new route will take you through a number of the local villages - which are all very pretty. A couple of sharp hills - in doxey and then as you go toward stafford castle on the A518 - but apart from that , fairly flat.

Ta.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #376 on: November 21, 2014, 08:23:09 PM »
Park run starting in Perry Hall Park, Perry Barr tomorrow.  Going to give it a go.  Gulp

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #377 on: November 23, 2014, 12:16:25 AM »
Knocked 1 minute off my last two 10km times this morning..... fucking 31F just after 7am - WTF? Anyway I'm making progress.......


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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #378 on: November 23, 2014, 12:18:22 AM »
Park run starting in Perry Hall Park, Perry Barr tomorrow.  Going to give it a go.  Gulp

Have a great run Eric! H&V runners represent.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #379 on: December 13, 2014, 11:00:45 PM »
Knowing that I need to start adding distance now that I've lost the half stone, I set a target for myself today of 12km at 6:30/km.

Finished with 13km at 6:23/km. Was very pleased with my splits when I checked my watch afterwards - very steady. Knee (still) feels good - so hopefully nothing chronic in there. I'm gonna ramp it up and run 10km mid week and longer on the weekend and see how that goes.

I've not been doing any Bullet-Proof Knees type cross training either......perhaps I only need that at higher distances? Anyway - I'm SO FUCKING HAPPY to be running good distances twice a week. Keep on running!

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #380 on: December 14, 2014, 09:45:04 PM »
Got any races booked in yet?

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #381 on: December 15, 2014, 06:20:00 PM »
Got any races booked in yet?

I really should I suppose - but I have no desire to do races - I'm too OCD - having all those people  around me would freak me out.

Prefer the solitary loneliness....

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #382 on: January 22, 2015, 08:46:17 PM »
Has anyone done the Stafford Half Marathon? I've just entered and I wondered what the course is like.

http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/halfmarathon

Sounds like the new route will take you through a number of the local villages - which are all very pretty. A couple of sharp hills - in doxey and then as you go toward stafford castle on the A518 - but apart from that , fairly flat.

Ta.

http://www.raceroutes.co.uk/route/118/141/stafford-half-marathon

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #383 on: January 22, 2015, 08:48:35 PM »
Cheers.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #384 on: January 27, 2015, 11:29:43 AM »
Me and few friends started a running group last year in Sedgley. We have now affiliated as an official running club called Sedgley Striders. We are on Facebook if anyone is interested.

We meet at 7pm on a Tuesday and Thursday for beginners looking to start running

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #385 on: March 22, 2015, 01:52:32 PM »
Has anyone done the Stafford Half Marathon? I've just entered and I wondered what the course is like.

http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/halfmarathon

Sounds like the new route will take you through a number of the local villages - which are all very pretty. A couple of sharp hills - in doxey and then as you go toward stafford castle on the A518 - but apart from that , fairly flat.

Ta.

http://www.raceroutes.co.uk/route/118/141/stafford-half-marathon



Got round in 1:52:53 which is my half marathon PB so I'm very happy this afternoon.



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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #386 on: March 23, 2015, 02:28:15 PM »
Has anyone done the Stafford Half Marathon? I've just entered and I wondered what the course is like.

http://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/halfmarathon

Sounds like the new route will take you through a number of the local villages - which are all very pretty. A couple of sharp hills - in doxey and then as you go toward stafford castle on the A518 - but apart from that , fairly flat.

Ta.

http://www.raceroutes.co.uk/route/118/141/stafford-half-marathon



Got round in 1:52:53 which is my half marathon PB so I'm very happy this afternoon.




Well done Richard - running a PB is superb !

Quite a few of my mates did it too - and preferred the new course yesterday from the usual course.

Thinking of doing it myself next year - Mom got diagnosed with cancer on Friday and told she needs chemo therapy or radio therapy now - if she can go through that , then the least I can do is raise some money for cancer research by setting myself a target and doing this.

I have done a few 5K runs a few years ago - but nothing like this distance. So all help, advice and ideas for running schedules to work up to this would be greatly appreciated. 
« Last Edit: March 23, 2015, 02:31:39 PM by Fin Feds Dad »

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #387 on: March 23, 2015, 02:39:58 PM »
Cheers!

Having a goal or something like a cause to run for is a good motivator.

Advice would be to follow a plan and stick to it as much as you can. If you haven't run for a long time you will find it hard going to begin with but you will be surprised how soon you pick up speed and stamina. If you go onto the Great Run website you can set it up to recommend a training plan. I went for the "improvers" one this time and evidently it worked.

Best wishes to your Mom.   

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #388 on: March 23, 2015, 02:59:28 PM »
Thanks Richard - appreciated - on both counts.

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Re: The Running thread
« Reply #389 on: March 24, 2015, 06:57:14 AM »
Best of luck with your Mum Fin Feds Dad. Hope she gets through it.

Richard, well done on you PB. 

 


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