Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Richard A Thackeray, 1 Sep 2012.
10:00 am NYD special at parkrun today. I thought "Why not?"
Back to parkrun in the UK this morning. My local, Horsham, cancelled in advance on Sunday due to the damage done to the park last Saturday, so I went to Cranleigh in Surrey. On a good day Cranleigh is one of the slowest parkruns in the country on account of the bluddy great hill you have to climb once each lap. Today it was as muddy as a very muddy thing made entirely of mud. Sticky mud, wet mud, deep mud, mud with inches of standing water on top of it. I was quite glad to get round in one piece. 10k for the year now
Innov8 mudclaws are amazing trail shoes finding grip where no grip has any right to be.
*sad face* my 3/4 2XU compression tights gave up the ghost on removing them
*happy face* the 2XU outlet has my size for 35 quid!
First parkrun of the year 27.17mins. There were 480 runners so it was a bit congested for the first lap
I am at least 2 mins slower than last summer, so something to aim for. And it was muddy too.
No running nor cycling this past 3 weeks , funeral stuff , Christmas and a bleedin cold I can’t shift , not risking this going to my chest !
First half marathon distance run of the year for me, mostly off road (only about 1 mile on). Was a bit chilly out today.
I had meant to do the Stanbury Splash on Sunday, but, an amalgamation of a recent chest infection (still hacking up phlegm, the colour of the CGR! ), and a general unfitness on foot means I won't be going
It was my first fell-race, back in 2010 (I'd run the Trunces before it, but this was a foray into the Pennine hills)
I've run it 5 times
There's new organisers now!!! (Eileen & Dave 'retired' after the Auld Lang Syne)
Sigh!!, here's what I'll miss............ https://get.google.com/albumarchive...ebylY1p4HbtkOm-TF06ZhuVQI504X1G49H?source=pwa
They've (temporarily) moved my local parkrun to an alternative venue seven miles away.
If I've got to go that far I think I'll do real tourism.
8 miles ran this week and hoping to squeeze a further 4 in tonight !
501 registered finishers at my parkrun today. Never seen it so busy.
26.30 so an improvement on last week.
My local parkrun, 500m from my front door, has now relocated for the rest of the winter. (I'll wager the council will find a way to persuade this to be permanent.)
The relocation is six miles away by car, five by bike on a pisspoor route. There was a time I'd have run there and back, but not right now. My mind set at present is, if I've got to use tlh's car to get to parkrun I might as well do some tourism. Plus I suspected today would be chaos as there is very limited parking at the new venue.
So I went back to Cranleigh, with an "attack the big hill both laps" plan, and, it being a tadge drier, and with a successful execution of my plan, heck I even warmed up, I took nearly two minutes off my time from last week. 31:23. I like Cranleigh because not one yard is on tarmac or surfaced paths. Mudtacular.
(Then I turned my ankle walking back to the car - eejit)
I had a spell of working in Wales at a summer camp for kids back in the 70s when I was into running. I entered a 10mile run but it was on a Sunday and there weren't any buses I didn't have any transport so I walked the six miles to the start. I was hoping the run would be a nice route through beautiful countryside, and it was. Unfortunately it went five miles back in the direction I'd walked and then turned round and went the five miles back to where the run started. I had to then walk the six miles back to the camp.
All three local (to me) ParkRuns cancelled this morning, due to ice
Doesn't seem that bad here
Thornes Park (Wakefield)
Rothwell is on hold, due to (very wet/soggy) ground conditions
(but. Nostell, & Pontefract, both are near lakes in parts, so the colder air may play a part)
If they cancelled for ice in Scandi..... elf'n'safeteegawnmaaaaad
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