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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Spindash » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:20 pm

poshrule_uk wrote:Anyone else here part of a running club, what are the main benefits?


Me!

Joining my club was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Based on my experiences:

  • Running with people of a similar standard is an excellent way of getting faster, and most clubs cater for a wide range of speeds.
  • It's a great support network. Like a real-life version of this thread.
  • If you enter races, running in club colours and having the support of your clubmates and the crowd is the biggest buzz this side of being a professional athlete.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:56 am

I’ve sometimes considered joining a running club but I think I’m such a competitive individual, I would begin to compare my running against other people rather than trying to beat myself which has been my mindset since the very beginning of my weight loss in 2013 or so. I’m extremely motivated (addictive personality) but I can massively see how being part of a club would be a positive thing (as listed by Spinny) for many people. To be honest, this thread is my running club :lol: I love seeing how you guys are all getting on.

Just PB’d my 10k. 46:03 after a stair climb warm up and before a cycle and to put me over 100 miles for the month. Must get below 45 mins for me to consider myself half decent, but I’m absolutely thrilled with that time, not gonna lie.

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he has strawberry floated off. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Tue May 01, 2018 5:36 pm

So I've been accepted into the London Marathon for next year... Get ready for the thread asking for monies in a few months ;)

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he has strawberry floated off. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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PostRe: The Running Thread
by poshrule_uk » Tue May 01, 2018 6:33 pm

Spindash wrote:
poshrule_uk wrote:Anyone else here part of a running club, what are the main benefits?


Me!

Joining my club was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Based on my experiences:

  • Running with people of a similar standard is an excellent way of getting faster, and most clubs cater for a wide range of speeds.
  • It's a great support network. Like a real-life version of this thread.
  • If you enter races, running in club colours and having the support of your clubmates and the crowd is the biggest buzz this side of being a professional athlete.


I have a few near by, will investigate which one seems best. The one's in Peterborough likely have better facilities but the ones near to my house lack facilities but are more convenient. Will likely go for convenience.

Mini E wrote:So I've been accepted into the London Marathon for next year... Get ready for the thread asking for monies in a few months ;)


Is it a condition you have to raise money?

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Tue May 01, 2018 6:34 pm

poshrule_uk wrote:
Spindash wrote:
poshrule_uk wrote:Anyone else here part of a running club, what are the main benefits?


Me!

Joining my club was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Based on my experiences:

  • Running with people of a similar standard is an excellent way of getting faster, and most clubs cater for a wide range of speeds.
  • It's a great support network. Like a real-life version of this thread.
  • If you enter races, running in club colours and having the support of your clubmates and the crowd is the biggest buzz this side of being a professional athlete.


I have a few near by, will investigate which one seems best. The one's in Peterborough likely have better facilities but the ones near to my house lack facilities but are more convenient. Will likely go for convenience.

Mini E wrote:So I've been accepted into the London Marathon for next year... Get ready for the thread asking for monies in a few months ;)


Is it a condition you have to raise money?


Yeah - long story short- I've got a degenerative eye condition which means I'll be blind in 20-30 years (I turned 27 a couple of days ago) so I'm raising money for their charity.

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he has strawberry floated off. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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PostRe: The Running Thread
by poshrule_uk » Tue May 01, 2018 6:58 pm

Mini E wrote:
poshrule_uk wrote:
Spindash wrote:
poshrule_uk wrote:Anyone else here part of a running club, what are the main benefits?


Me!

Joining my club was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Based on my experiences:

  • Running with people of a similar standard is an excellent way of getting faster, and most clubs cater for a wide range of speeds.
  • It's a great support network. Like a real-life version of this thread.
  • If you enter races, running in club colours and having the support of your clubmates and the crowd is the biggest buzz this side of being a professional athlete.


I have a few near by, will investigate which one seems best. The one's in Peterborough likely have better facilities but the ones near to my house lack facilities but are more convenient. Will likely go for convenience.

Mini E wrote:So I've been accepted into the London Marathon for next year... Get ready for the thread asking for monies in a few months ;)


Is it a condition you have to raise money?


Yeah - long story short- I've got a degenerative eye condition which means I'll be blind in 20-30 years (I turned 27 a couple of days ago) so I'm raising money for their charity.


Jesus, all the best with it, sure that will make you doubly more determined

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Tue May 01, 2018 7:23 pm

Thanks buddy.

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he has strawberry floated off. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Johnny Ryall » Wed May 02, 2018 6:36 pm

51:10 10k pb today. Inching closer and closer to my 50 minutes target.

I'm sure if I cheated and dodged hills I could do it.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Johnny Ryall » Fri May 04, 2018 8:07 pm

Johnny Ryall wrote:Trying to get my 10k below 50 minutes, best I've managed is 52:40. Might try and drop a few pounds hmm I dunno.



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This hobby continues to prove I can do whatever the strawberry float I want if I work at it.

Erm 45 minutes next I guess?

This is my fifth run since Sunday I should probably take taxis everywhere tomorrow.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Fri May 04, 2018 8:09 pm

Congratulations Johnny, That's a massive achievement and barrier to break mate.

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he has strawberry floated off. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Johnny Ryall » Fri May 04, 2018 8:12 pm

Thanks dude. Love this thread and seeing everyone else's PBs too. Way I look at it is the only person you really ever race is yourself. :mrgreen:

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by That's not a growth » Fri May 04, 2018 8:15 pm

strawberry floating hell, well done.

I need to start seriously running again. I need a job that requires less overtime.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Johnny Ryall » Fri May 04, 2018 8:27 pm

That's not a growth wrote:strawberry floating hell, well done.

I need to start seriously running again. I need a job that requires less overtime.



Ha shift work keeps being advertised at my job and this 100% is why I pass up the extra cash. My mental and physical health are more important now.

Was actually a year ago this month I started C25K and I could barely manage the first two weeks, goes to show as long as you don't have a chronic doctor prescribed reason you can go for it. :mrgreen:

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Fri May 04, 2018 9:16 pm

I've got a lot slower so far this year. Not sure if it's just because it's always been muddy, or if it's from constant aches and injuries, or because I've been focusing on distance over speed.
Tomorrow's parkrun should be dry so that'll give me a decent time to compare with last year.

Also I don't think I'll be buying Brooks running shoes again. The Ghost 10s split during my ultra race with only 300 miles on them, and I just noticed that my Calderras are getting holes where the outside toes are, they only have less 200 miles on them!
I've got a new pair of Mizuno Waveriders to replace the ghost, but going to have to find a trail replacement too now.

Johnny Ryall wrote:Thanks dude. Love this thread and seeing everyone else's PBs too.

I have a 10k PB of 48:05, I reckon you can beat that soon! ;)

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Starbreaker » Fri May 04, 2018 9:24 pm

I wasn't a fan of the Ghosts either but my other two sets of Brooks have be brilliant.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Fri May 04, 2018 9:32 pm

I found the Ghosts really comfortable, just expected a bit more life out of them. To be fair I did get them muddy quite often and that might not have helped.

The Calderras on the other hand are only a couple months old.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by poshrule_uk » Sat May 05, 2018 9:36 am

Smashed my 5k at Parkrun this morning, waiting for official time confirmation! Great waty to start the weekend

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Mini E » Sat May 05, 2018 9:38 am

This is such a positive thread at the moment! :toot:

teh bork wrote:The appointment of Moyes is me done with that club until he has strawberry floated off. I'm so angry about this, the final nail in the coffin of this great club.
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PostRe: The Running Thread
by satriales » Sat May 05, 2018 10:18 am

I struggled with the heat at this morning's parkrun.
A bit quicker than last week (as there was less mud) but 90 seconds slower than my PB.

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PostRe: The Running Thread
by Kezzer » Sat May 05, 2018 10:24 am

Did my first ever park run this morning. Dont know my PR time but strava suggested it was 29mins or so :toot:

Really gald I didn't need to stop or slow down too much.

Only recently started running and keeping track of it. There is a nice wee 3.3k route that I have been doing and just trying to get consistant.

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