Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Richard A Thackeray, 1 Sep 2012.
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
cranleigh parkrun is evil.
Getting back into it nicely now. I've the wrong build to be fast like some of you fellers, but I'm a solid plodder. Doing 3 or 4 miles every other day, and 9 once a week.
And I've entered the Milton Keynes Dog Jog in September!
I think I've only done one fell-race when the course has been altered, due to sheet-ice on the route
It would have been the 'Stanbury Splash', not sure what year
Ponden Clough was buried in ice/snow (where photographer is stood)
Not 2011, though!
We were sent down 'The Stairs' instead, which is known to have been on packhorse route
That said, the 2010 Ilkley Moor Fell-Race was almost cancelled, as travelling to Ilkley was deemed to be the problem, by the organisers
5"- 6" of snow on the Moor was fun!!!
Hi-viz hat, & yellow long-sleeves
Youre brave Richard. With an arm full of Ti and a recently operated upon shoulder I - grudgingly - didn't run when there was snow around. One slip and I'd have been very much in the guano.
This was posted on the RunChat website.
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