Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Richard A Thackeray, 1 Sep 2012.
parkrun #120 done, chuff it were chilly.
I didn't go to any this morning. but my 'home' event (Nostell Priory) was cancelled, due to ice (& the remaining, frozen, snow)
Quite a few still turned up and ran the course.
I understand 'Aunty Pat' was on gate-duty to inform those who turned up
She could have just shouted from home...............
Same at Ponte. It was deadly in places. Experienced hardcore runners can manage but it was too much for joe bloggs public. Love aunty pat, does so much for the community.
They don't cancel in Sweden/Denmark for snow+ice. Nor, I'm told, in Vancouver. Different attitudes to risk and self-reliance I guess.
At one organisers fell-races that I attend, when I can, the pre-race lecture is
"If you get run over crossing the road, it's your own fault"
Granted, traffic is stopped on the out, on the 'Splash', as there's a 200 yard stretch from leaving the quarry site, to the footpaths/bridleways that make up the course
Pictures; 3, 4, & 5
We cross the road too, on other races, but are only on it for 20 yards or so
I’m doing amblers revenge type thing tomorrow.
Been suffering a bit health wise and the advice has been to stick to the turbo so runnings been off the agenda but I felt good enough tonight to try a few miles. Only 3 but it’s certainly lifted the spirits a bit!
The 'Auld Lang Syne' was featured in the Yorkshire Post this morning
Eileen & Daves last race as organisers
(both OBE's 'for services to fell-running'!!)
I thought about it, as Andy Plummers events (Trunce) are great
I decided I wasn't fit enough though
Edit @ 10:58
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 !
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