Running thread 2020



chopsfc007

Striker
Two of my mates are giving me the motivation. One of them is a really good runner and the other is doing 5k everyday for the month so we are encouraging each other.
I wouldn't know where to start mate I have little motivation and I have several physical issues mind running might help some of them itis a double edged sword, I'd probably be more motivated if I had someone to run with.
 
I wouldn't know where to start mate I have little motivation and I have several physical issues mind running might help some of them itis a double edged sword, I'd probably be more motivated if I had someone to run with.
Start with couch to 5k app mate. You will be surprised how quickly you improve. Don't have to be fast.
 

daveydavey

Striker
Ran the Coniston Marathon today, 4:50.

I set out in the challenge group and finished 7th out of 111. The race group (much stronger field) of 159 set out an hour after. The positions are all uploaded but the times aren't so I don't know where my time fits in the grand scheme of things but i was happy with how i got on today - if it wasn't for a very technical and very boggy / wet last 10k i'd have comfortably done sub 4:30.

I'm hoping by the end of next year I can start moving further up the ladders. It was this weekend last year that I DNF'd my first Ultra at Marathon distance, and was last in the Ultra to that point and second last of all the marathon finishers. I started running last April. Stick at it ! I want to do a few Ultra's next year.

It was pretty cool seeing the winner of the Marathon race pass me at 18 miles. I was watching my ankles on a downhill rock trail and the guy who finished in 2:40 ran past like he was on a track - class.
 

Ashley In!!

Striker
Not run properly in years but started again and done a dozen or so park runs before lockdown.

Now looking at interesting half marathons to do, so looking for suggestions. Antrim looks scenic, anyone done that or recommend any others abroad?

Obviously will all depend on travel restrictions and events going ahead.
 
The last 3,000 places for the 2021 Manchester Marathon went on sale today. Given the postponements from this year, places in all the big marathons next year will be limited
 

leyburnrunner

Central Defender
Ran the Coniston Marathon today, 4:50.

I set out in the challenge group and finished 7th out of 111. The race group (much stronger field) of 159 set out an hour after. The positions are all uploaded but the times aren't so I don't know where my time fits in the grand scheme of things but i was happy with how i got on today - if it wasn't for a very technical and very boggy / wet last 10k i'd have comfortably done sub 4:30.

I'm hoping by the end of next year I can start moving further up the ladders. It was this weekend last year that I DNF'd my first Ultra at Marathon distance, and was last in the Ultra to that point and second last of all the marathon finishers. I started running last April. Stick at it ! I want to do a few Ultra's next year.

It was pretty cool seeing the winner of the Marathon race pass me at 18 miles. I was watching my ankles on a downhill rock trail and the guy who finished in 2:40 ran past like he was on a track - class.
Try the Lyke Wake Race (40 miles across North York Moors) if you like fast runners bombing past you! It's a handicapped start so it's cool watching them go by.
 

Adzy

Full Back
Times have been slowing quite a bit recently, decided to start measuring my peak flow again. Starts around 600 pre run, but post run it has been dropping to the mid 400s. Ordered a new inhaler, thought I'd grown out of needing one but apparently not.
 

daveydavey

Striker
Have entry to Wooler Marathon next month but difficult to see it going ahead if the restrictions today include non essential travel & overnight stays.

Last thing in my calendar this year so will have to start planning 2021.

Moab 240 finished a few hours ago also, David Goggins 2nd, he’s a beast.
 
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Couch to 5k is a good motivator. Started that and park runs this time last year and I couldn't get around the course without stopping. Was run, walk, run, walk all way around. Then joined the strollers beginners in Jan, and have just signed up proper last month. Set myself a new pb for 5k today, breaking into 27 minutes for the first time. Considering I was closer to 40 minutes last year.
Hardest part is dragging your arse out the door





Anyone signed up for the 10k around lord lambtons in December?
 
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chopsfc007

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Couch to 5k is a good motivator. Started that and park runs this time last year and I couldn't get around the course without stopping. Was run, walk, run, walk all way around. Then joined the strollers beginners in Jan, and have just signed up proper last month. Set myself a new pb for 5k today, breaking into 27 minutes for the first time. Considering I was closer to 40 minutes last year.
Hardest part is dragging your arse out the door





Anyone signed up for the 10k around lord lambtons in December?
Aye spot on mate especially when I'm in a lot of pain where are strollers based
 

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