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Title: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 08:20:41
As someone who is not adverse to a little exercise (and actually quite enjoys it!), I thought I'd start a runners thread. I appreciate its not everyones cup of tea, but I'm aware that some of you have run in events such as marathons and half marathons.

I'm due to run the London marathon next month and although a little late to incorperate any training tips, does anyone have any experiences of the day they'd like to share or things to watch out for?

Also I was looking at getting a reasonable pair of sports headphones to listen to my music as I go round, any recommendations?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 09:03:26
As you said it’s a little late for training advice but make sure you taper off well before the big day and rest up - better to under train at this stage than over train.

Nutrition is the key - make sure you know what you can and have to drink/eat and have practice runs using these food/drinks to make sure you don’t take something thats likely to upset set you. I once had to change energy gels on the day of a race and ended up being sick in someone’s front garden.

Also have a sports massage a week before.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 09:06:37
Can you get someone to wear an "Eric" mask and chase after you?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: WR5 on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 09:49:44
Biggest tip I have is keep to your planed pace, It is 2 easy to rush out and get caught up in the whole atmosphere, then go out to fast. I ran a sub 2 half then completely blew up and ended up running 4.50.

Other tips

Bin bag to keep you warm at the start
Like brewster said keep to the same energy gels you trained with

If you have trained with music stick with it but I would advise not wearing headphone and enjoy the support it really is special.
If you can write your name in big letter on your tee shirt/vest when you are struggling around at 20 plus miles it is great to hear people call you by name.
Don't overdose on immodium  :(

and Enjoy the day


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 09:54:48
Names you could put on your shirt :

NAD - so people shout Go Nad
My Face - come on
My Tits

and so on  ;D


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: WR5 on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 10:09:43
 :D


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 13:36:33
Good advice. Thanks

Does anyone have any recommendations for headphones?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 13:40:46
Good advice. Thanks

Does anyone have any recommendations for headphones?

The ones that wrap around your lugs would most suit


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 13:53:27
The ones that wrap around your lugs would most suit

Agreed. I have tried loads of headphones and I think I must have Shrek like ears cos none really fit well unless I wear a hat.

Go for somethng that comes with variable size fittings that way you have a better chance of the staying in - these tend to JVC, Phillips and Sony - like http://www.johnlewis.com/231010919/Product.aspx



Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Gnasher on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 14:00:03
I don't think this thread has got the legs, but it could run and run.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: faringdingdong on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 15:09:45
Sennheiser do a great set of sports-specific wrap-around headphones for around 20 quid. I've bought a couple pairs over the years and i'd heartily recommend them. Used them for a good few hours of running at a time with no probs at all and decent sound quality. Check Amazon out for them.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: MaTaNzA on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 16:39:45
Same as WR5 really. Get to a pace you're happy with and stick to it. I brought a watch which told me my average mile time! It gives you an indication on what your finish time will be as well.

Good Luck!!!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Essexred on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 18:38:39
The Sennheiser PMX80 are excellent. Fit well and have very good sound quality. Pretty cheap too- about £20-25.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Monday, April 2, 2012, 14:16:53
I ran 2 miles in just over 18 mins yesterday.


I have no idea whether this is good or not. but i'm pretty happy.

also didn't get stabbed on the streets of Swindon, so another plus...


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: tans on Monday, April 2, 2012, 14:38:30
Take some speed before you run the marathon. :D


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, April 2, 2012, 15:08:09
I ran 2 miles in just over 18 mins yesterday.


I have no idea whether this is good or not. but i'm pretty happy.

also didn't get stabbed on the streets of Swindon, so another plus...

I think you should have started a "jogging " thread :)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Monday, April 2, 2012, 20:16:23
I completed the Reading half in 1.30.37, happy with that in prep for London. Quads hurting a bit today though. 2 more "big" runs then taper down before the big one on 22 April.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Monday, April 2, 2012, 21:57:42
good going -thats a great time  :clap:


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, April 2, 2012, 22:07:01
I completed the Reading half in 1.30.37, happy with that in prep for London. Quads hurting a bit today though. 2 more "big" runs then taper down before the big one on 22 April.
Any idea why the Reading half gets 3/4 times the amount of runners that our one does?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Monday, April 2, 2012, 22:11:37
Any idea why the Reading half gets 3/4 times the amount of runners that our one does?

The only thing I can think of is that it's in the build up to London so many use it as preparation as its so close. It's also a nice course to run without many hills and in my eyes seems far better organised then the Swindon half marathon.


Title: Well done Jimmy Glass is an Alien
Post by: Samdy Gray on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 15:03:41
Well done Jimmy Glass is an Alien

Finished the marathon in 3:25:55.

Nice one.


Title: Re: Well done Jimmy Glass is an Alien
Post by: Batch on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 15:08:37
Nice one.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: wobby on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 15:33:57
 :clap:


Title: Re: Well done Jimmy Glass is an Alien
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Sunday, April 22, 2012, 21:33:54
Well done Jimmy Glass is an Alien

Finished the marathon in 3:25:55.

Nice one.

Cheers Sam. Knees went after 8 miles and the heat did me as the forecast this week predicted rain. Really pleased with the time though considering.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ralphy on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11:33:43
I've been asked by a friend to do the Oxford half marathon in October.

Guess where the start/finish line is.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11:35:19
Albuquerque, New Mexico?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ralphy on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11:40:38
Albuquerque, New Mexico?

Yes bang on.

I just don't think I could bring myself to starting a race at the Kassam Stadium.

I'd feel dirty.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Notts red on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11:43:02
Yes bang on.

I just don't think I could bring myself to starting a race at the Kassam Stadium.

I'd feel dirty.
Just imagine as you cross the finish line you can kiss the pitch turf  :no:


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11:43:14
As long as you run it wearing a Swindon Town shirt that should help...


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11:43:15
Well, you said guess, so I did.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ralphy on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 11:48:57
Maybe I could wear a Swindon shirt underneath my running top then just as I cross the finish line..


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 12:40:47
I've been asked by a friend to do the Oxford half marathon in October.

Guess where the start/finish line is.

The Oxford one is the same date as Swindon half apparently.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ralphy on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 12:54:55
I did the Blenheim Palace half in September in 1 hour 40 mins.

Was happy with that because it was 27 c that day.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 13:23:14
I did the Blenheim Palace half in September in 1 hour 40 mins.

Was happy with that because it was 27 c that day.

Thats good considering the heat. What's the route like?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 13:57:52
Maybe I could will wear a Swindon shirt underneath over my running top then just as I cross the finish line..

If Eric is about you could finish in a record time Ralphster.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Notts red on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 14:19:21
The Oxford one is the same date as Swindon half apparently.
Perhaps Paolo will fancy running both this year and still call it a fun run  :)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ralphy on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 20:47:41
Thats good considering the heat. What's the route like?

Surprisingly hilly ! You go round the grounds of Blenheim and into the village of Coombe.

They had people with hosepipes spraying you it was that hot. I lost 8 pounds in weight.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Saturday, June 2, 2012, 16:52:13
Anyone run the Bristol half?

I'm looking on their website but the route does not enlarge when you click it so can't make out where it goes. Whats it like to run?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, November 9, 2013, 23:48:38
*bump* or something like that.

Im not sure if there is another running thread but I found this one so thought Id ask a little advice.  As an occasional runner for, oh at least 2 months, I know fuck all about the gear and that sort of thing.  Now as I have a couple of weeks with bugger all work thanks to an old rocker postponing his tour, I want to get back out there.  Which bring me to my question - Just what should I wear?

At the moment I go out in a t shirt and what my wife calls 'obscene' running shorts.  Are track suits and that sort of thing a better idea.  I feel like im going to freeze my cock off if I go out in the usual stuff.



Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, November 10, 2013, 00:00:03
In this weather, I wear shorts, t-shirt and a good quality florescent jacket (normally windbreaker material).

In the summer I ditch the jacket.

I also tend to have an under armour long sleeved t-shirt for running in the day, again in the winter.

Providing you're pushing yourself (even everso slightly) you'll work up a sweat and wont 'freeze your cock off'

Might be an idea to put some vaseline on the old nips though....especially in this weather!!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, November 10, 2013, 00:05:20
I started running again about 6 or 7 weeks ago after a break of 7 years.  I  don't blame my kids for much, but they are entirely responsible here.  I heard at the end of September that I have a place in next year's marathon, and have been going out a few times a week since then...each time wearing 7 year old running kit and 7 year old shoes.

I do know that, sooner or later, I will need to spend some money and update but, being the tight arse I am, I'm holding off until I absolutely have to.  I will await the responses to your question with interest.  Personally, I think the most important piece of kit is a good pair of running shoes; everything else, in my view, is secondary.  I went out for an 8 miler this morning in oldish kit, and the worst I'm suffering is an annoying case of runners' nipple (x2), so I'll live.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Sunday, November 10, 2013, 00:12:52
I started running again about 6 or 7 weeks ago after a break of 7 years.  I  don't blame my kids for much, but they are entirely responsible here.  I heard at the end of September that I have a place in next year's marathon, and have been going out a few times a week since then...each time wearing 7 year old running kit and 7 year old shoes.

I do know that, sooner or later, I will need to spend some money and update but, being the tight arse I am, I'm holding off until I absolutely have to.  I will await the responses to your question with interest.  Personally, I think the most important piece of kit is a good pair of running shoes; everything else, in my view, is secondary.  I went out for an 8 miler this morning in oldish kit, and the worst I'm suffering is an annoying case of runners' nipple (x2), so I'll live.

At least it wasn't x3...

I find the BEST running shoes to be made by Saucony or Asics..


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Only Me on Sunday, November 10, 2013, 04:30:07
each time wearing 7 year old running kit and 7 year old shoes.
Surely you have out grown the 7 year old kit and shoes? :o


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Sunday, November 10, 2013, 08:15:59
Good to see so many of you take up running. I'm not an expert but I generally tend to wear shorts and a long sleeve running shirt. Sports direct do some decent stuff without breaking the bank.

I whole heartily agree that the best thing you can get is a decent pair of running shoes, it will be a good investment.

Good luck in the marathon next year Ardiles, you'll 'enjoy' it for the hard work you put in and will get a huge sense of achievement when you finish. Great weekend in London, even if it is the hardest thing I have ever done. If you need any tops give me a shout.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, November 10, 2013, 11:14:19
Good luck in the marathon next year Ardiles, you'll 'enjoy' it for the hard work you put in and will get a huge sense of achievement when you finish. Great weekend in London, even if it is the hardest thing I have ever done. If you need any tops give me a shout.

Thanks Jimmy.  I do have a couple of marathons under my belt, but they were both a long time ago.  (London 2007 and NYC 2002).  Feel like a beginner again, to tell the truth.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 11:20:00
THought I'd better move this conversation to the right thread...

Cramping up after 11 miles of my 13 mile training run last night, and having to walk the last 2.  My legs basically refused to go any further.  Still...better safe than sorry.  Last thing I need is to pick up a training injury.  I'd taken the train to Winnersh and aimed to run back to Farnborough.  Same plan next weekend - only then I'm going to do it.

Based on my experience you did
 the right thing. Walking two miles with possibly injured legs is no fun though.

I'm fairly sure I haven't picked up an injury.  Fingers crossed anyway.  It just felt like I might have done had I carried on.  I had to miss an important part of my training/prep for both of the marathons I have done in the past, so very keen to avoid this time around.  If anything, I'm aiming to slightly under-prepare (in terms of miles under my belt) to achieve this.  I don't want to break any records...just get round in a respectable time.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 14:02:41
Have a look a hydration tablets/drinks such as Nuun, even some gels provide electrolytes, which make keep you from cramping.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 15:35:39
Excellent advice.  Thank you!  I'm going to make a point of doing the exact same route next weekend so that I can beat it psychologically.  I need to get ½ marathon distance under my belt.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 19:40:16
I'd recommend the sis rego recovery shake as well. Helps your body recover quicker after exercise.

I bought it from wiggle.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 19:52:11
As Sippo said. Also think about hydrating & electrolytes the day/evening before a long run.


Title: Re:
Post by: horlock07 on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 20:47:08
If you buy Nuun tablets don't buy the Cola ones,  they are rank!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 20:58:48
Tri Berry are ok when mixed with squash. Good for hangovers too


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 21:08:49
Snakebite is good for a bad hangover  ;)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 21:40:22
Loads of tips there.  Thanks fellas.  I only started running again quite recently after a longish break, so I'm not up with the latest products etc. and have not been doing anything by the book really.  I've just been putting my shoes on and going out.  Anything that can help avoid feeling like I did after 11 miles yesterday evening has to be a plus.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 21:59:52
Ardiles, I have no idea as a non runner, but know a few.  Just keep adding a mile was their advice until 21 miles for a Marathon.  I believe their advice was to never run more than that until the day itself.  To be fair, they've won a few relay marathons recently and all did sub 4 hour marathons so probably know their stuff.  The right footwear appears to be key


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Sunday, February 2, 2014, 22:49:44
Footwear is the key - this cannot be stressed enough.

Go to wiggle and research their nutrition section. Good products, good reviews, good advice.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Monday, February 3, 2014, 14:56:24
Excellent advice.  Thank you!  I'm going to make a point of doing the exact same route next weekend so that I can beat it psychologically.  I need to get ½ marathon distance under my belt.

Have you got any half's lined up?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, February 3, 2014, 19:36:43
Tried running home from work today, had to walk most of it. Absolute agony down the outside of my left foot any time I step down on it.

Do I not like :(


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Monday, February 3, 2014, 21:30:47
Have you got any half's lined up?

Yes - Fleet Half Marathon next month.  Which I'm quite looking forward to.  I hope to have run the distance several times by the time I get to that one.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, February 3, 2014, 22:25:32
No-one doing the Paris half-marathon this year? Didn't someone (bogus Dave?) do it last time round?

I expect you'll want to sponsor me though: http://aideetactionausemideparis2014.alvarum.net/sadoldbastards (http://aideetactionausemideparis2014.alvarum.net/sadoldbastards)
It's in aid of education projects in the developing world.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, February 3, 2014, 23:00:25
I did the full one. No half measures. It was lush though - Didn't you do the half last year as well?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, February 3, 2014, 23:40:02
I did the full one. No half measures. It was lush though - Didn't you do the half last year as well?

Yep, so if I finish this year I'll be right up there with you, bruv.  ;)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 00:12:03
Never been a fan of running,  but that's probably to do with my build. I was a good 800m runner when I was younger and also a good cross country runner. Walking,  particularly fell walking is what I enjoy,  as well as cycling,  but when I run I definitely pound the pavement  :). Prefer swimming,  weight lifting and boxing...... and pubbing.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: WR5 on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 10:38:32
Training for London and have fucked up my ankle, so have been having physio( 40 fucking notes a throw) and resting managed a very slow 4 last night without any ill effects going try a slightly quicker 8 or 9 wednesday see how I feel.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 11:48:41
Training for London and have fucked up my ankle, so have been having physio( 40 fucking notes a throw) and resting managed a very slow 4 last night without any ill effects going try a slightly quicker 8 or 9 wednesday see how I feel.
Stick to cycling!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 15:00:35
I am just about to enter this - http://www.nf10.co.uk/

Anybody done it before ?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 23:13:08
Anyone else use mapmyrun? Use it to track my workouts and find it very useful, so struggling to find good routes near work.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, 23:40:50
I use Strava, similar app, I like the fact that it gives you split times against yourself running the same route in the past.


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 00:21:10
I use a garmin watch. Don't like carrying a phone while running, especially in this weather. But I've used runkeeper before. Similar. Works well.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 12:09:35
I don't carry my phone either, just use their map afterwards.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 12:17:19
A garmin Forerunner is well worth the money


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: FatSmurf on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 13:31:38
Anyone use nike+? Its on my phone but haven't tried it yet


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 13:50:43
Yeah I use nike +.  Its allright.  I dont really have a frame of reference as I don't use anything else.  Basically tells me how far I've been, how long its taken, how long each K is, that sort of thing.  And plays my playlist.  Allows me to post it boastfully on facebook and twitter.  Cant really say much else about it.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: WR5 on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 14:37:01
A garmin Forerunner is well worth the money

I use a Forerunner for Running and Bike ( and geocaching  :-[ )


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 14:37:26
Yeah I use nike +.  Its allright.  I dont really have a frame of reference as I don't use anything else.  Basically tells me how far I've been, how long its taken, how long each K is, that sort of thing.  And plays my playlist.  Allows me to post it boastfully on facebook and twitter.  Cant really say much else about it.

I use this too, as DV and Samdy can probably testify!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 15:25:17
Every time I log into Facebook - "Oh, look, Smithy's out for a run... again."

The other weekend I noted your run and thought "Brilliant, my pace is about the same!", then I realised it was just a warm down run after you'd already ran 14 miles in the morning. FML.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: FatSmurf on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 15:35:06
I use this too, as DV and Samdy can probably testify!

Does it map the route you have ran or just tell you how far/fast etc?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 17:03:53
Yeah it maps the route.  Produces a pretty little pattern for you to put on social media and impress everyone.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: london_red on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 17:05:20
Yeah it maps the route.  Produces a pretty little pattern for you to put on social media and impress everyone.

Or a not so pretty pattern

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/woman-draws-penis-nike_n_4576966.html



Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 18:48:03
Excellent advice.  Thank you!  I'm going to make a point of doing the exact same route next weekend so that I can beat it psychologically.  I need to get ½ marathon distance under my belt.

Winnersh, you are my bitch.  ;D


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Baggins on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 19:51:15
I now run.  Manchester 10k in May.  Currently able to do 7.5k without serious medical intervention.  Starting to like the fact my jeans are looser, but anyone who says they actually enjoy the running part is either a hero or a mentalist.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 19:54:13
Winnersh, you are my bitch.  ;D

No cramping ??

Started training today - early morning 3 miles - need to build up gradually.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 19:54:48
I now run.  Manchester 10k in May.  Currently able to do 7.5k without serious medical intervention.  Starting to like the fact my jeans are looser, but anyone who says they actually enjoy the running part is either a hero or a mentalist.

You will enjoy it, give it time.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 20:00:53
I now run.  Manchester 10k in May.  Currently able to do 7.5k without serious medical intervention.  Starting to like the fact my jeans are looser, but anyone who says they actually enjoy the running part is either a hero or a mentalist.

I'm lucky enough to be able to run at wok at lunch time. Its a good de-stresser.

Its more enjoyable once you get a bit fitter (takes a month or two), better weather helps - but not too hot. Those 30C days in August nearly melted me.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 20:04:53
No cramping ??

Started training today - early morning 3 miles - need to build up gradually.

Not cramping as such.  Just hurt a fair bit at the finish, and a bit of a twinge in my calf...but I'm sure that's fine.  Shuffling more than running for the last mile or so.  But very pleased, all in all.  I have a few more months to build up, so feels as if I'm on track.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 20:08:46
Not cramping as such.  Just hurt a fair bit at the finish, and a bit of a twinge in my calf...but I'm sure that's fine.  Shuffling more than running for the last mile or so.  But very pleased, all in all.  I have a few more months to build up, so feels as if I'm on track.

Did you change anything from last week?

Did you ever get fitted for proper shoes as mentioned last year ?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 20:51:34
Did you change anything from last week?

A little.  Spent the day drinking squash and Lucozade (and peeing) before I went out at 3pm, but that was about it.

Did you ever get fitted for proper shoes as mentioned last year ?

I went to Sweatshop in Woking and got a new pair in their sale.  Went through the running analysis with them which, interestingly enough, determined that my running style was pretty normal and didn't really require anything in the way of correction.  (Previously, back in 2006/07, I was identified as an over-pronator so my previous pairs of shoes were more built up on the inside.)  No complaints about the new pair, but I may switch to a more cushioned pair at some point soon anyway.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 21:04:13
On Friday I came across puddles which were knee deep. I continued through it, as I'm in training for tough mudder. It was tough, very tough. I only did 4 and a bit miles, and thought no way could I do tough mudder.

After I finished I looked back and I did enjoy it. I think as soon as you get through that pain barrier it becomes easier.

I also find that running near road encourages me not to stop as I worry what people may think!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, February 8, 2014, 22:04:13
I also find that running near road encourages me not to stop as I worry what people may think!

I know what you mean.  Another thing I often end up doing is telling people where/how far I'm running later.  That way, I feel like I can't back out.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, February 10, 2014, 20:13:38
Right, I know I could find this out by looking back but cant be arsed.  Where are you all recommending to get trainers?  I'm still using the old gym ones and need to get some properly fitted.

Thanks in advance for your advice.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Monday, February 10, 2014, 20:44:16
Any decent running shop.  Run & Become is my favourite (despite the wanky name).  Good shops will have a specialist there as standard now who will be able to analyse your gait with the help of some technology and then recommend some decent footwear.

Word of advice, though.  Ask for 'trainers', and you'll get a withering look from them as if you'd just wandered in and laid one out on the shop floor.  It's 'running shoe' these days!   ;D


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, February 10, 2014, 20:46:48
Thanks Ardiles.  Ill be in asking for daps on wednesday.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Monday, February 10, 2014, 22:33:07
I'm really struggling to find some decent running routes currently. It's better that the brighter mornings are coming in though.

This morning I found myself in the middle of a field in deepest darkest Oxfordshire with no-one about. It was a bit eerie.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Monday, February 10, 2014, 23:04:27
Right, I know I could find this out by looking back but cant be arsed.  Where are you all recommending to get trainers?  I'm still using the old gym ones and need to get some properly fitted.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

Run Swindon in Old Town - ask for Liam.  Avoid the Big Adventure place


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, February 10, 2014, 23:25:14
I went to Run Swindon in old town, did their analysis and paid a stupid amount for some trainers.

Went to the doctors last week with foot pain, the doctor ascribed it to having innapropriate running trainers.

Grrrrr.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Monday, February 10, 2014, 23:41:22
That's unusual for Run. If you go back I'm sure Liam would sort you out.

I don't find that Drs have a good enough knowledge of the full mechanics of running. I was once told it was ok to start running again after a calf injury only to find after getting a 2nd opinion my calf was indeed still fucked and I had another month of physio



Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: manc_red on Monday, February 10, 2014, 23:47:11
I went to Run Swindon in old town, did their analysis and paid a stupid amount for some trainers.

Went to the doctors last week with foot pain, the doctor ascribed it to having innapropriate running trainers.

Grrrrr.
Best way I find is to spend a bit of time trying them on, do as much running as you can on the treadmill in the shop, and just pick the pair that are most comfortable (scientific, eh?). I've done 'gait analysis' a few times and and spent a lot of time researching but the best pairs I've had are always just the ones that feel the best on.

Also there's a school of thought that the more cushioning you have, the more likely you are to suffer injuries, because it encourages you to heel strike. I noticed from pictures at the end of races that I used to heel strike quite badly, with my foot landing at an angle heel first with a straight leg. I always suffered a lot of niggly injuries (IT band usually) so switched to a forefoot strike last year with flatter less cushioned shoes, and so far have been injury free. Depends from person to person though I suppose.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 02:18:42
I went to Run Swindon in old town, did their analysis and paid a stupid amount for some trainers.

Went to the doctors last week with foot pain, the doctor ascribed it to having innapropriate running trainers.

Grrrrr.

You should take a leaf out of Abebe Bikila's book; he won the 1960 and 1964 Olympic marathons, running barefoot....if it happened now the Ethiopean capital would soon get rebranded Adidas Ababa


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 08:13:55
Do any of you want to run with me? I get bored going on my own. I'm easy going distance and pace wise.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, February 13, 2014, 15:44:24
I did the running shop thing yesterday.  Went to the place in the corridor in bath, gait analysis, tried about 10 pairs and ran up and down outside in the corridor.  Apparently I'm relatively normal in terms of running, slightly turning in, no need for extra support.  Ended up with a pair of Brooks Ghosts or something like that.  They feel nice, very light and well supported.

Went out for the first time today did my fastest kilometre (4.50), fastest mile (8.07), fastest 5k (27.13) and fastest 10k (55.51)  Could have done it faster but around the 7k mark something twinged in my calf.  Just muscular I think.  Not the quickest times, but Im 42 and have only really been running 10 times properly timing myself. And then as I bent over to take my shoes of in my porch a passing pensioner in a 57 shades of beige anorak remarked 'oh, tempting'.  Dirty old mare.  I am irresistable to the pensioners of Chippenhham.

So two things of note for me, the proper shoe thing works, and avoid pensioners. 


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, February 13, 2014, 15:49:41
If you are running 8 min miles that is very good.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, February 13, 2014, 15:53:16
That was only for one mile.  Average mile pace was 9 minutes.  Which I was still pretty pleased with.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Thursday, February 13, 2014, 16:32:04
Well done, on both the run and getting properly fitted. If you find you ache a bit differently than usual tomorrow then the shoes are working well  ;D


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, February 13, 2014, 16:37:42
Well done, on both the run and getting properly fitted. If you find you ache a bit differently than usual tomorrow then the shoes are working well  ;D

Or he took up that offer from the guy in the mac!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, February 13, 2014, 16:42:19
Ha.  It was actually a women of the pensioner persuasion.  And I was to tired to take her in for a gumjob.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, February 16, 2014, 15:48:21
Upped my long run to 16 miles this weekend.  Just in.  Hurting like hell, but I'm fairly sure I've avoided damaging anything.  And very happy with it!  :)

Including a few short loo breaks it took me 3 hrs 5 mins...so just outside 5 hrs marathon time.  Two months to go, so I'll be hoping to get that down a little - if only because the thought of prolonging the torture for 5 hours scares the hell out of me.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Sunday, February 16, 2014, 17:59:21
Excellent work Ardiles. I always find that getting out of the door is the hardest think so to do 16 miles on a cold morning is a great achievement.

I only did 4.5. 


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: WR5 on Sunday, February 16, 2014, 21:14:24
Was due to do an 18 miler today, 2 miles in slipped on black ice, and fucked my ankle  :doh: :badmood:
limped home.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Essexred on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 22:31:56
Bought new running shoes today. Did the gait analysis and was surprised to see that, despite a huge heel strike, I actually run reasonably normally. Looking forward to getting out tomorrow for my first run of the week. Signed up for Jantastic this year which has inspired me to get out and run when the weather hasn't been the greatest. Already logged 21 runs this year, just beating the 2 runs at the same time last year!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 22:45:10
Do any of you own a treadmill?  Can of beer in one hand, TV remote in the other. No ice, cars, dogs, rain and mud to worry about.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 22:46:20
Was due to do an 18 miler today, 2 miles in slipped on black ice, and fucked my ankle  :doh: :badmood:
limped home.

Ouch.  Hope it's nothing too serious.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 09:04:30
Many thanks to the TEFer who made an unexpected donation to my charity page by following the link in my sig below. Spurred on by this, if at least two more do the same by tomorrow lunchtime, I'll post a pic of me wearing my 80-81 season STFC shirt on a training run in front of Notre-Dame on my collection page, as proof that running aids weight loss!

Secure site, viewable in English, all proceeds fund education projects in the developing world.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 20:04:07
Question for all you runners on here.....

Every time I go out on a long distance road run, or try to, I get a horrible pain on the outside of my lower legs, in the calf area. Its difficult to describe to be honest, I wouldn't say it was shin splints either.
It's usually after a mile or so that I can begin to feel it.
I have a new pair of Asics that supposedly suit my running style, so I am a bit lost as to what it could be.
I still play football regularly without the pain, it's literally only when I am out road runninG.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 20:28:26
I used to get something similar to that. I started doing 5 or so minutes of stretches after running and it went away


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 20:33:06
Always stretch before and after runs.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 20:39:58
Question for all you runners on here.....

Every time I go out on a long distance road run, or try to, I get a horrible pain on the outside of my lower legs, in the calf area. Its difficult to describe to be honest, I wouldn't say it was shin splints either.
It's usually after a mile or so that I can begin to feel it.
I have a new pair of Asics that supposedly suit my running style, so I am a bit lost as to what it could be.
I still play football regularly without the pain, it's literally only when I am out road runninG.

Pain in the muscle? Or does it feel like it's more along the bone?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 20:50:22
Pain in the muscle? Or does it feel like it's more along the bone?
I would say bone, but as I said, it's hard to describe.
I try and run through it but it gets worse and worse.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 21:33:05
If it feels like the bone, then that's shin splints. Had it myself.

Definitely get a gait analysis done if you haven't already - wearing the right shoes is crucial. Stretching does help a little, especially the calfs.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: WR5 on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 21:34:37
Ouch.  Hope it's nothing too serious.

Did a slowish 8 tonight and all was good.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Quagmire on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 21:55:28
I'm currently wearing Asics Gel Cumulus 15 which were recommended to me, they have made a slight difference, but nothing major.
Cheers for the replys thought chaps, I will have a bit of a stretch before I go out tomorrow and see if that helps.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: fatbasher on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 22:03:25
Had a small run down Shanklin Esplanade last night. Ships lights at anchor off shore one side and closed shops and cafes the other, well except the amusment arcades,they were open. Really refreshing, sea air, fine drizzle and the promise of a few pints and a lover supper in the Village inn in old Shanklin.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 22:06:16
I'm currently wearing Asics Gel Cumulus 15 which were recommended to me, they have made a slight difference, but nothing major.
Cheers for the replys thought chaps, I will have a bit of a stretch before I go out tomorrow and see if that helps.

I'd also recommend the sis rego powder shake. Mix with half milk and water. Helps your body recover quicker from your run.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 22:07:56
If you're not doing 90mins+ of cardio those recovery drinks are pointless. You'll be pissing money away, quite literally.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: WR5 on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 22:15:21
I'm currently wearing Asics Gel Cumulus 15 which were recommended to me, they have made a slight difference, but nothing major.
Cheers for the replys thought chaps, I will have a bit of a stretch before I go out tomorrow and see if that helps.

There is a school of thought that says don't stretch before a run as your muscles are cold, just go out for the first mile really slowly. However after run/cycle/whatever. Stretching is good also have half an hour with the injured area raised and icepacked, it works wonders ( RICE )
After long runs I also put some compression tights on for a hour or two  :gay:


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 22:23:36
If you're not doing 90mins+ of cardio those recovery drinks are pointless. You'll be pissing money away, quite literally.

I'd disagree. I tend to go out running every other day for approx 40 to 50 mins at around 6 miles currently and it does help.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 22:32:26
Does anyone have a recommendation for an energy gel or something to give me a boost over the last couple of miles of my half-marathon in 10 days' time?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 22:33:57
I'm sorry, but for that level of exercise there's nothing more needed than a glass or two of water and a decent meal.

You won't have depleted your natural glucose/glycogen reserves sufficiently to warrant the carb intake the powder provides. Your muscles won't have gone into glycogen depletion, therefore minimal muscle will have been damaged and you don't need the protein provided in the 'recovery' drink either.

Edit: in reply to Sippo, not Red Frog.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, February 20, 2014, 22:46:55
I used to just drink water, but it was recommended to me and it helps my body recover. I am looking at adding biking when I don't run on a day so that will help as well.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Friday, February 21, 2014, 00:22:43
I'd disagree. I tend to go out running every other day for approx 40 to 50 mins at around 6 miles currently and it does help.

I'd agree with Sippo that if you are exercising every day or every other day then you need something to replace lost electrolytes. If you are only doing one or two bits a week then normal eating would replace nutrients after a few days.

Red Frog - look at torque gels or SIS

WRS - compression socks/tights are hugely beneficial if exercising regularly. They helped me massively with tight calf muscles and helped me recover quicker.

I always have a small stretch before running, or do some gentle pilates exercises to ensure the running muscles are working. ok.

I also use kinesio tape on muscles that cause me grief.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Essexred on Friday, February 21, 2014, 18:06:26
I just bought a pair of Asics Nimbus 15 which were recommended to me after gait analysis. After my first run I had a sore achilles and slight soreness in my calf, which I tore in the summer. However, no problems today- I'm sure it's just about getting used to a new pair of runners. As others have said, stretching is essential after running, a lesson I have only learnt late in life. I try to walk before and after for 5 minutes or so to warm up and down as well.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Friday, February 28, 2014, 15:44:23
Anyone running the Reading Half this weekend and want to car share?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, February 28, 2014, 16:20:58
You'll probably break the record doing it that way


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:10:11
Didn't either Bogus Dave or Red Frog do the Paris Marathon?

Whats the course like? Worth doing?

I'm looking for my next challenge!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:16:06
Bogus Dave


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:17:18
I've entered the Swindon  half. Aim is to do it in under 2 hours. That's 9.09 miles average but it's a hilly course.

Currently can do 10 miles at 9.25 ish on relatively flat run. But I have until October to improve.

Got a new pair of runners. Made a big difference, didn't realise how knackered the old ones were. It's like running on pillows now and less Achilles/calf pain.
 
Intervals today. But at least they are better than hills.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:28:05
Good luck Batch. I assume you haven't done the course before?

If not, try joining Shin Splints on a Saturday morning, they do parts of the route so you can familiarise yourself with it.


Title: Re:
Post by: Bewster on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:34:55
Got a new pair of runners. Made a big difference, didn't realise how knackered the old ones were. It's like running on pillows now and less Achilles/calf pain.

This is key - 18 months / 500 miles I reckon is the max.

Good luck - I might enter too


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 14:41:53
Not done any course before Jimmy. I'm having a midlife crisis :) unfortunately can't do shin splints, it clashes with other things.

Yes Brewster, although relatively little used my keyano 12s were probably quite old :)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 14:48:20
Who's Brewster?   :)

Which do prefer batch, cycling or running?


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 17:41:36
Running. Only do a bit of mountain biking. Roadies are too weird.

Brewster is like Bewster but autocorrect. It's not my fault he can't spell his own user name.


Title: Re:
Post by: Bewster on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 18:09:15
Running. Only do a bit of mountain biking. Roadies are too weird.

Brewster is like Bewster but autocorrect. It's not my fault he can't spell his own user name.

 ;D


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 19:24:22
Didn't either Bogus Dave or Red Frog do the Paris Marathon?

Whats the course like? Worth doing?

I'm looking for my next challenge!

My mate has just finished the Paris marathon and was planning to do the London one this weekend as well. But was pushed over at the start at Paris, then bardged and pushed over again at the water station. Twisted his knee, but luckily finished. Had to pull out of the London one.

Bastard French.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 23:21:01
Paris was fairly flat route, go past most of the main sites and have a little jaunt along the seine. The last two miles is on a never ending straight in a park though, with little crowds. There's not masses of crowds along the way, but there are bunches in certain areas, and those who do watch tend to be quite vocal - got a few "allez David" I enjoyed it, a lot. It's fucking Paris.

Be a bit wary of people handing drinks out on the side of the road. Saw one bloke grab a cup, take a drink, spit it out and turn to his mate saying "c'est champagne".


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 17:45:22
Be a bit wary of people handing drinks out on the side of the road. Saw one bloke grab a cup, take a drink, spit it out and turn to his mate saying "c'est champagne".

Brilliant!  How French.

Three days from my second London Marathon, and I'm starting to get a cold.  Triffic.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 18:44:16
Brilliant!  How French.

Three days from my second London Marathon, and I'm starting to get a cold.  Triffic.

Bless you....


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 20:22:48
What's the secret to running?  I'm of hefty proportions (not lardy) and always find running takes it out on my lungs. Cycling,  I'm fine. Walking across the lake district for miles,  up mountains etc, I'm fine. When I was a kid I was a good middle distance runner,  or cross country. If the lungs struggle am I going too quick?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 20:37:03
Yup, too much to quickly I reckon.  I am lardy, but like you used to be middle distance/cross country runner many years ago.

When I started running again I could barely manage 2 miles. But I stuck at it until I could. Then upped it to 3, then when I could, 5. Then 6.5. It was MUCH easier getting from 3->10 miles than it was from 0-3. Losing 3 stone helped.

So I'm no expert, but slow, short and frequent is much better than fast and going every now and again.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: 4D on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 20:42:57
Thanks batch, I probably try and run like I did as a 14 year old. I must remember that beer, fags, age and weight will have made some difference  :)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 20:43:03
And try and get into a routine of the days you go out.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 20:55:28
And try and get into a routine of the days you go out.

Agree with that, routine is the key. Its very easy to look out the window and think "fuck that" because there is a cloud in the sky!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 22:27:11
Get a training plan and a goal and stick to it. For every 10 runs you as per your plan give yourself one off.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 23:19:23
What's the secret to running?

There's no real secret. It's like walking, but a bit faster.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 16:18:24
How did Ardiles get on today ??


Title: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 17:08:54
I think he finished 8th


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 19:14:47
How did Ardiles get on today ??

Heroically! (http://results-2014.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/2014/?content=detail&fpid=search&pid=search&idp=9999990F5ECC83000013CEC5&lang=EN_CAP&event=MAS)   ;D

Just crept in under 5½ hours, beating my 2007 time by 2 mins.  Tired, happy, and now a little drunk.

That's my lot now.  No more marathons for me.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 19:17:40
Heroically! (http://results-2014.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/2014/?content=detail&fpid=search&pid=search&idp=9999990F5ECC83000013CEC5&lang=EN_CAP&event=MAS)   ;D

Just crept in under 5½ hours, beating my 2007 time by 2 mins.  Tired, happy, and now a little drunk.

That's my lot now.  No more marathons for me.

Well done - great achievement


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Baggins on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 19:26:16
Heroically! (http://results-2014.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/2014/?content=detail&fpid=search&pid=search&idp=9999990F5ECC83000013CEC5&lang=EN_CAP&event=MAS)   ;D

Just crept in under 5½ hours, beating my 2007 time by 2 mins.  Tired, happy, and now a little drunk.

That's my lot now.  No more marathons for me.

I don't post much any more, but I read this and wanted to log in just to say congratulations.  I'm currently doing 10k runs - the idea of running 26 miles is mind boggling.  Its a terrific achievement - very well done sir.


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 19:36:50
Congratulations ardiles. 13 miles is a long way, 26 is clinically insane! Want to do one though..


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Baggins on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 19:38:36
I'm thinking of a half marathon next year - a full one?  No.  No.  No.  Well, maybe...


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 20:35:27
Heroically! (http://results-2014.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/2014/?content=detail&fpid=search&pid=search&idp=9999990F5ECC83000013CEC5&lang=EN_CAP&event=MAS)   ;D

Just crept in under 5½ hours, beating my 2007 time by 2 mins.  Tired, happy, and now a little drunk.

That's my lot now.  No more marathons for me.

Maybe you should take up walking them, the Neolithic Marathon, Avebury to Stonehenge is coming up, I walked it in 8 hours a few years back. A longer time, but you can look around, listen to birds etc so generally more enjoyable.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 21:07:14
Heroically! (http://results-2014.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/2014/?content=detail&fpid=search&pid=search&idp=9999990F5ECC83000013CEC5&lang=EN_CAP&event=MAS)   ;D

Just crept in under 5½ hours, beating my 2007 time by 2 mins.  Tired, happy, and now a little drunk.

That's my lot now.  No more marathons for me.
Well done but you're completely bonkers.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 21:08:15
Thank you, chaps.  Very kind.

Half marathon is a much more sensible distance, Baggins.  Still a decent distance.  Problem with the full marathon is that, unless you're very fit, the final third is really about brutal determination rather than athleticism.  My legs stopped doing what I wanted them to do around the 19 mile mark...and from then on it was a shuffle to the finish (although I did manage to up again it at the very end).  I'd recommend doing one - basically for the experience.  London was London at its very best today.  Brings out the best in everyone.  But I certainly wouldn't want to make a habit of it.

Your idea sounds great though, Reg.  I can see myself going for treks like that in future.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 22:17:18
Well done Ardiles. Great achievement, and makes me jealous that I wasn't there this year. Hopefully next year!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:13:29
A belated well done Ardiles.  I don't think Ill ever do a marathon.  But never say never.

Did my longest ever run this morning going from home in Chippenham to Calne along the old railroad track and back.  13.04 miles.  In a frankly unimpressive 2.11.  At least I know I can do a half marathon length and Im entered for the 'Nam one in September.  By which time I'm sure the blisters will be gone and hopefully Ill be able to keep a more consistent pace.  My miles ranged from 8.47 on the 3rd to 12.29 on the last.

Hope to do it in less than 2 hours.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:16:17
Well done. I need to get back into the swing of it, I should go out in the mornings but I need a kick up the arse to get out of bed and run.

Quite fancy running Chippenham later this year so may see you there!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:17:40
A belated congratulations from me as well Ardiles. (I don't really follow this thread).


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 21:46:03
The Chippenham half is a nice one, goes out into the countryside for a lot of it (I don't know the area).

People will tell you the last couple of miles are downhill. They are lying. Part of the last mile has a steepish decline, but there's a steepish incline not too long before it.

And well done ardiles, good stuff. I entered the ballot for next years this morning, though don't expect to get in. Going to berlin in the end of September though, which will be lush


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 22:05:51
Nice one Ardiles.
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Chippenham half is 7th Sept. Swindon half is 12 Oct.. Wonder if I can do both....

http://www.chippenhamhalfmarathon.co.uk/big_picture.aspx?map=maps/CHM_Route_Big.jpg&title=Course%20Route

I do a bit of that Langley Burrell run on my Friday lunch long run. Its a small incline but a complete arse at the end of a run for reasons I've not fully understood.
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Did my longest ever run this morning going from home in Chippenham to Calne along the old railroad track and back.  13.04 miles.  In a frankly unimpressive 2.11.

Pah, did that in 58 minutes in Thursday. Yes, OK it was on a mountain bike.... 2.11 isn't bad at all IMHO. I usually go down the hill into the park bit, do a loop and cycle back. That hill is a bit of a git.. The other bit that gets me is the metal bridge over the river near Chippenham, back up towards the railway - not sure if you go that way-  but it doesn't matter how good I feel on the rest of the run, I am blowing out my ass when I finally cross the railway line on Cocklebury lane


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Norfolkred on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 22:25:24
Well done Ardiles, must be a great atmosphere doing the London one. I am thinking of doing a 50K ultra in August at Salisbury (5-4-3-2-1 organised by the fire brigade). Has anyone else done it before? I would need to push on with my training to get to the right level of fitness.

Further to Reg's walking marathon suggestion, I walked the Peddars Way and North Norfolk coastal path last week. 100 miles in 6 days (13,16,20,19,18,17) taking my dog and camping each night. Superb feeling of isolation and amazing views, especially on the North Norfolk coast. I had to rearrange the timing slightly to make sure I was finished before the Coventry game  ;)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 22:29:07
Nice one Ardiles.
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Chippenham half is 7th Sept. Swindon half is 12 Oct.. Wonder if I can do both....

http://www.chippenhamhalfmarathon.co.uk/big_picture.aspx?map=maps/CHM_Route_Big.jpg&title=Course%20Route

I do a bit of that Langley Burrell run on my Friday lunch long run. Its a small incline but a complete arse at the end of a run for reasons I've not fully understood.
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Pah, did that in 58 minutes in Thursday. Yes, OK it was on a mountain bike.... 2.11 isn't bad at all IMHO. I usually go down the hill into the park bit, do a loop and cycle back. That hill is a bit of a git.. The other bit that gets me is the metal bridge over the river near Chippenham, back up towards the railway - not sure if you go that way-  but it doesn't matter how good I feel on the rest of the run, I am blowing out my ass when I finally cross the railway line on Cocklebury lane

I couldn't work out which way was uphill.  I swear on the way to Calne its all uphill but I turned round and found it was all uphill again.  Maybe it was my mind.  

I went up to the start of Cocklebury lane, but then on the way back took a trip through the town to home in Lowden.  The metal bridge i just one of the markers on the run for me, but I was blowing out of my ass by that point.  The running style was no longer super smooth, more like I was 86.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 22:45:57
I couldn't work out which way was uphill.  I swear on the way to Calne its all uphill but I turned round and found it was all uphill again.  Maybe it was my mind. 

Nope not just you, other than on the way back just over the bridge by Black Dog Pass (?) its all uphill. Its been mystifying physicians for years.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, May 1, 2014, 23:05:23
Bit of advice you experienced runners.  I find half way through a long run my sweat starts to get in my eyes and really sting.  I dont think buying a 1980's Bjorn Bjorg headband to soak it all up is really a good idea.  Is there some cunning way apart from not sweating?


Title: Re:
Post by: Batch on Thursday, May 1, 2014, 23:09:58
Have you tried not running ?! Not suffered from that... Yet.

Yesterday I did a stage of the Cotswold way relay. I now know my recent 'hill reps' were nothing of the sort. Had to walk in the end.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: janaage on Thursday, May 1, 2014, 23:16:07
Bit of advice you experienced runners.  I find half way through a long run my sweat starts to get in my eyes and really sting.  I dont think buying a 1980's Bjorn Bjorg headband to soak it all up is really a good idea.  Is there some cunning way apart from not sweating?

No joke used have same problem playing football in contact lenses. Then I looked to Scottish legend Jim Leighton. Thin layer of Vaseline across eyebrows and sweat runs away from the eyes and down yer cheeks. Problem solved.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, May 1, 2014, 23:23:48
Thankyou sir.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 22:51:34
Been doing a few legs of the Cotswold way relay over the last few weeks. Some of the guys at work are doing it and wanted to 'recce' a few legs so I tagged along.

http://www.cotswoldwayrelay.co.uk/

Stage 5 tonight. Even though its net downhill I think I'm broken:

http://www.cotswoldwayrelay.co.uk/S5.htm


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 20:25:10
Did the Cotswold way relay (sorry to bleat on Facebook friends :)). Did it in 1hr 35 min 44 secs. Was targeting 1hr 35 so not too disappointed.

http://www.cotswoldwayrelay.co.uk/S6.htm

Its only 8.6 miles,. But its 409m of climbing (and 367 descending). I can do 10 miles on the flat in 1hr 25 so that puts it in perspective.

Cam Log Down is a complete bastard even when you walk it!. Only finished 69/90 but there a lot of club runners so shouldn't feel too disappointed I suppose.

Legs felt pretty OK at the end, tired but not dead, cardio=completely screwed. Guess I'm just not fit enough for hills, which isn't surprising.


Title: Re:
Post by: Ardiles on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 20:31:27
Nice one, Batch.  I'll look out for that one.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 20:32:37
Nice one, Batch.  I'll look out for that one.

Cheers! Lots of legs (10) and you enter as a team of 10. All staggered starts throughout the day (no baton!), each leg has an en-mass start.

Legs are graded easier, medium, hard. Some hard legs are complete bastards - did a leg 4 recce and that runs past Coopers 'cheese rolling' hill and up the back. 12.5m and I ran to empty at 11.5m. Had to walk the last mile. Even the downhill bits.

Leg 8 was similar. Had a cider at the pub at the end. Got home. Threw up .

Thankfully mine was a medium, it was never a case of not making it (within cutoff time), just a case of how quick I could go.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 21:09:34
Good work Batch. I'm looking for local 10k - half marathon distance, can anyone recommend one?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 21:21:43
Good work Batch. I'm looking for local 10k - half marathon distance, can anyone recommend one?

Chip half is September, Swindon October. Guess you knew this and was looking for something more imminent?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 21:46:20
Ideally. I've really lost all momentum and enthusiasm recently so need to get back into it. I think a race lined up should do.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: herthab on Friday, July 11, 2014, 13:46:05
As I'm rapidly approaching my half century I've decided that being an excercisephobe is no longer a sensible option. I've been fag free for 5 months now and am exercising (Both strength and cardio) 6 days a week. Running, it seems, is one of the cheapest, yet effective forms of exercise around so I'm looking to start the C25K program next week.
I'm not looking to progress any further than about 10K eventually (Stick your marathons up your arse).

Have any of you enthusiasts got any top tips?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, July 11, 2014, 13:51:40
Get a decent pair of running shoes.

Start running.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: herthab on Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:02:09
Get a decent pair of running shoes.

Start running.

Thanks. Good advice....


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: 4D on Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:15:28
Change your local,  to a pub about 5km away.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:15:45
Get a decent pair of running shoes.

Start running.

Get properly fitted for running shoes at a proper running shop - don't just go to JJB. It may cost more but it'll save you loads of physio bills.

Buy a good watch, good kit (shorts, running shirts and socks).

Set a goal - usually an event - there are loads of 10ks in and around the New Forest. In fact I have a place at the NF10 this sunday I can't use.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, July 11, 2014, 14:25:04
As I'm rapidly approaching my half century I've decided that being an excercisephobe is no longer a sensible option. I've been fag free for 5 months now and am exercising (Both strength and cardio) 6 days a week. Running, it seems, is one of the cheapest, yet effective forms of exercise around so I'm looking to start the C25K program next week.
I'm not looking to progress any further than about 10K eventually (Stick your marathons up your arse).

Have any of you enthusiasts got any top tips?
Not an enthusiast by any means - I'm probably about 7-8 weeks ahead of you :) But what I've found really helpful was following a programme that builds up gradually, not just in terms of the length of each run, but the intervals within each run. My previous attempts at starting running regularly were always undermined by charging out the house full of enthusiasm, going hell for leather for about 400 yards then collapsing in a humiliated soggy mess at the roadside before limping back home and giving up. Because I'd tried to run before I could walk, pretty much literally.

My recent attempts have worked because I've got three things right
1) followed an interval-based programme that started off with (e.g.) 5 mins walk- 5 mins light jog- 5 mins walk, then built up over the weeks to longer sessions and more sustained effort within sessions. So it started out easy almost to the point of being frustrating, but has built up almost without me noticing.
2) Little and often - I do 20-30 mins 4 days a week. Which I can fit in before getting the kids up for breakfast/school run/work without being too disruptive, but it also creates a regular habit/pattern which is crucial to sustaining it.
3) Make the last day of the pattern a gentle jog/recovery run

(I say I've got them right, actually the programme I followed did this).

Oh, and yeah like Samdy says get a decent pair of running shoes. Go to a proper running shop (i.e. not sports direct, DW Sports etc) and ask what type you need.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 11, 2014, 19:30:26
I'm not sure of you current fitness, so apologies if this is an insult, but there are some couch to 5k apps you can get for your phone that pretty much follow the PaulD plan.

The difficulty is definitely maintaining motivation. Its really easy to look out the window at the rain and think 'fuck that'. And you do it a couple more times and all of a sudden you fall out the habit.

For me motivation/goal was initially weight loss (still is), but as I've got 'better' at running I've started to train for events. I know you said that 10k was the aim  - so with that in mind perhaps have a target of first being able to run 5k - when you get there a lot of places do a free 5k park run. You get timed, get a new PB, then post it in the running thread :)

For example:

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/swindon/
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Can't disagree with getting the right shoes though. I get a lot less achillies trouble now I have.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, July 11, 2014, 20:25:55
Get some decent shoes, don't worry yourself too much about spending money on any of the other 'specialist' kit. Have a set goal/target/event in mind to train for, else motivation WILL wane. As batch says, park runs are fantastic for this kind of stuff.

Just enjoy it. Don't stress about going fast, just enjoy being out there with the wind running over your head.


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: herthab on Friday, July 11, 2014, 20:39:56
just enjoy being out there with the wind running over your head.
Haha.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: RJack on Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:19:30
Thanks. Good advice....
A decent pair of running shoes is a must else you could end up injured in the wrong pair.

Run Swindon is a good place to go they'll check your gait to see what type of runner you are

Try your local Park run on Saturday mornings it's only 5k but it's good fun & it motivates you to go back every week to beat your time.

The step up from 5-10k is pretty easy. 10k - half marathon is achievable too but you don't need to worry about that


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: tans on Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:22:50
Haha.

Are you going to be skinny next time i see you? Im gonna call you Mo from now on


Title: Re: Re: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: herthab on Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:25:38
Are you going to be skinny next time i see you? Im gonna call you Mo from now on
Skinny in 5 weeks? I wouldn't have thought so! Lost most of the weight I gained after quitting smoking, but I don't think I'll ever be skinny. Too much muscle.....


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: tans on Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:00:07
Your like a white mr T


Title: Re:
Post by: herthab on Monday, July 14, 2014, 06:28:22
Well I completed day 1! Decided on trail running, as there's so many round here and it seemed less monotonous than road running. Nice big fuck off hill out the back of my place. When I can run there and back without stopping I'll know I've cracked it.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Monday, July 14, 2014, 09:33:39
Well done - the hardest bit is getting out of the door !


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Honkytonk on Monday, July 14, 2014, 10:31:05
I don't run regularly, but when I do I try and do cross-country or trails. Makes life a bit more interesting, and there's nothing quite like leaping a stile without breaking pace to the surprise of a dogwalker.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, July 14, 2014, 13:19:05
Well done - the hardest bit is getting out of the door !

And the hills that go up too.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 21:48:01
Have any of you entered the ballot for the London marathon next year? Any letters confirming acceptance or rejection yet?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: manc_red on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 21:58:35
I'm in on GfA but the wife's in the ballot - nothing through yet. VLM site says early October.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 18:42:31
Has anyone used inov-8 trainers?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 19:13:23
I don't run regularly, but when I do I try and do cross-country or trails. Makes life a bit more interesting, and there's nothing quite like leaping a stile without breaking pace to the surprise of a dogwalker.

Some years back, I was out walking on the Marlborough Downs, when this fella, jumped over a stile without breaking pace, to my surprise....it was David Hemery.

Kind of forgotten about a bit, but he won the gold in 400m hurdles at 68 Mexico Olympics.....he then you used  to do Superstars in the 70's with some success.

Hemery was born in Ciren....Oxbridge type, and I think at the time was teaching at Marlborough College.  He, of course, exchanged a cheery good afternoon with me as he sailed over the stile and disappeared.  Think he won BBC, SPotY as well.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Monday, January 19, 2015, 22:03:31
Looks like I've got plantar fasciitis. Bloody pain, and all because I've started more road running.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, January 19, 2015, 23:02:29
Man up.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 10:03:33
Paris half-mara again in a couple of months. Can those wanting to sponsor me form an orderly queue?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: turbotubbs on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 11:15:00
Looks like I've got plantar fasciitis. Bloody pain, and all because I've started more road running.
Hit the trails - much more fun than the roads.
Had an odd one two years ago - running down a hill (road) when I got a massive sharp pain in my foot, as if I'd trod on a nail or similar. Carried on and the pain eased off. When I got home I looked and I'd burst a blood vessel...

For the PF I'd get some physio advice if possible - might cost you cash, but save massive amounts of frustration.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 11:28:51
I trail run, but have been doing a lot more road running as it's too dark in the mornings currently.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 11:41:11
40 days till the Bath Half apparently. Any other TEFers taking part? My training is going typically badly with excuses ranging from 'it's too dark' to 'it's too cold'.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: manc_red on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 14:56:59
40 days till the Bath Half apparently. Any other TEFers taking part?

Did it last year. Was bloody freezing! Coldest race I've ever ran. I'm in Newport half this year which is the same day, and actually the training's going pretty well. I find it helps following a proper training plan, motivation wise.

Anyone else doing London this year?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 15:12:37
I'm injured, can you talk about the loss of page 3 instead.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 20:21:23
Swindon Half Marathon canned:

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11786681.Swindon_Half_Marathon_cancelled_as_British_Heart_Foundation_pulls_out/


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: manc_red on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 20:27:51
Swindon Half Marathon canned:

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11786681.Swindon_Half_Marathon_cancelled_as_British_Heart_Foundation_pulls_out/

Shame that. Not ran it for quite a few years but had pencilled it in for this year.

Seems a bit odd also if they raised £100k from it last year?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 20:30:27
Yeah, very odd.

I really dreaded last years, wondering if I'd get round in under 2 hours on a tough course. Loved it though, got 1:47:26 which was 4 1/2 minutes under the much flatter Chippenham time (weather conditions I reckon). Was hoping to sub 1:45 this year :(


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: manc_red on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 20:41:24
Yeah certainly a tough course. Tough but enjoyable.

It seems to be profitable so I'd imagine someone else might take it over.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 20:44:06
Fingers crossed.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 21:26:29
Yeah, very odd.

I really dreaded last years, wondering if I'd get round in under 2 hours on a tough course. Loved it though, got 1:47:26 which was 4 1/2 minutes under the much flatter Chippenham time (weather conditions I reckon). Was hoping to sub 1:45 this year :(

I will do chippenham again this year and I will do under 2 hours.   And not fall over.  At some point I will go for a run again. 


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 07:36:58
Paris half-marathon this morning. These things always feel like exams I haven't prepared for properly. :(


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 09:01:41
Bon courage!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 13:49:44
Bon chance rouge one, hope it went well. Couldn't find "red frog" in the results.

I've done my other calf. FFS. This one feels less bad than the other one. Hopefully a 2 weeker.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 16:10:32
1'56. Happy with that. I'm not fast but that's a record for me.  Lovely warm day, 43k runners, dropping like flies, including one I saw on a defibrillator.  :(


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 16:26:28
Well done.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 16:29:52
1'56. Happy with that. I'm not fast but that's a record for me. 

Got to be happy with a PB on a warm day. Well done.



Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Sunday, March 8, 2015, 17:59:45
Well done Red Frog.

Does anyone run with Slinn Allstars? I'm interested in joining .


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Saturday, September 5, 2015, 19:41:31
Anyone running Chippenham half tomorrow?

I haven't trained at all, so hoping to get round without any problems.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, September 5, 2015, 20:21:58
Was going to but Im now working away in Gateshead tomorrow.

I felt guilty about it so ran 10 miles yesterday.  Cant walk today.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: manc_red on Saturday, September 5, 2015, 20:31:43
Doing Brizzle next weekend then Cardiff 4th October


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 16:37:18
I'm sure a sister thread will be started regards new year resolutions, but I thought if resurrect this thread specifically for my resolution for 2016. I lost a bit of enthusiasm for this year, so I have/will be setting myself some goals in 2016. Who fancies some friendly encouragement/motivation?

2016 (miles/KM) in 2016?
An objective to run 5k for a beginner?

Who'd be up for sharing their resolutions and if they remain in target to achieve them?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 16:41:44
I've had a year of injury hell, something for you youngsters to look forward to later in life.

so no running resolutions, a few months injury free running seems like the impossible dream right now


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 17:02:46
I want to do achieve more 'road' running this year. It never has appealed to me but want to complete half and full marathons at some point.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 17:32:04
I want to do achieve more 'road' running this year. It never has appealed to me but want to complete half and full marathons at some point.

On the flip side to your wanting to more road running, I quite like to look of some of the trail runs. I think there is a 10 miler in Marlborough in Jan time (although don't quote me on that). For someone starting out or looking to do a half, my personal favourites are Reading or Cheltenham as they are well supported, varied route and quite flat.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Loobug on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 18:31:15
Running is 'my thing' and I signed up to run 80k in chamonix in June, which I think will be amazing..I've done that distance on the flat, once but wanted to give myself a big challenge... so, no more fags,  no more hagan das in front of the tv with the missus for a while...


Title: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 20:19:55
I'm doing tough mudder in 2016 and I want to finish it. That's my new year resolution


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Arriba on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 20:46:53
I ran for around 100 metres on a beach today. I raced my dog and lost. Go me....


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 21:00:00
On the flip side to your wanting to more road running, I quite like to look of some of the trail runs. I think there is a 10 miler in Marlborough in Jan time (although don't quote me on that). For someone starting out or looking to do a half, my personal favourites are Reading or Cheltenham as they are well supported, varied route and quite flat.

Hills or distance aren't an issue. My hips don't like hard ground. I need to get that sorted and some proper runners. I find road running boring.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 21:18:34
I ran 4k with the kids this morning and 10k alone tonight.  Which was nice.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 21:25:59
I need to get running or something, if my belly gets any bigger it'll develop its own climate. I think I need a mid-life crisis.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 22:02:23
I have signed up for the Bath Half, and as the winter is unreasonably mild this year, I should be able to actually train for it. I'd like to do sub 90 minutes on a half at some point, but don't think I've got enough time to get up to that pace for this one.

But either way, I need to get running. I usually do all my training outside, how do people find treadmills translate to road running? I could much more easily run at my gym.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Sunday, December 27, 2015, 22:13:42
I need to get running or something, if my belly gets any bigger it'll develop its own climate. I think I need a mid-life crisis.

After doing a half marathon this year I've discovered that a re-occurrence of an old skiing accident injury means I have to have my ankle broken and reset.

6 weeks non weight bearing in a cast. Smashing. No driving, no cycling, no running.

Fucking Boooo


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 28, 2015, 10:08:36
treadmills are both tedious and I don't find mine these representative. it's actually a bit harder - unless you don't put a slope on it. using mine to slowly try and build up again - at least if the injury reoccurs it's a short walk home!

sub 90 would be a great time. my aim was sub 100 but injury and overeating had put paid to that for a year or so..
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Brewster - that's a bugger


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, March 6, 2016, 16:25:42
Did my 4th Paris half-marathon this morning in 1:51. The time might not impress some of you, but I've shaved 17 minutes off my time since I ran my first ever race four years ago, at 49. Here's to midlife crises.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, March 6, 2016, 16:27:37
that's a great time/improvement. congrats


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Sunday, March 6, 2016, 16:31:39
Well done froggy.  Ive set myself the target of doing a marathon next year.  Target time - the same day.

Its a good mid life crisis.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, March 6, 2016, 16:58:58
Well done froggy.  Ive set myself the target of doing a marathon next year.  Target time - the same day.

Its a good mid life crisis.

that's my taget too, well 4 hours would be good be just to finish first and foremost. Unfortunately I seem incapable of running over more than 2 months without breaking so it may be a pipe dream.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Sunday, March 6, 2016, 20:01:00
I'd be happy just to find the motivation to start up doing simple 5k runs again.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Sunday, March 6, 2016, 20:38:26
that's my taget too, well 4 hours would be good be just to finish first and foremost. Unfortunately I seem incapable of running over more than 2 months without breaking so it may be a pipe dream.
Running for two months, no wonder you're knackered. Batch Gump


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, April 11, 2016, 09:47:07
Did the Berlin half-mara a week ago. Can't recommend it highly enough to TEF runners. Beautiful flat route right past all the sights of the city, great organisation, loads of supporters, and beers at the finishing post. Got to be one of the best in Europe.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 11, 2016, 11:48:26
thanks for the tip


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, April 11, 2016, 13:11:30
Did it finish by the Brandenburg gate

I did the marathon a couple of years ago on a gammy ankle a lot slower than I'd hoped, and coming down the last 400 meters saw the Brandenburg gate and assumed that was the finish line. Tried a last ditch sprint to save face. Turned out the actual finish line was about 200 meters after the Brandenburg gate, at which point I threw a strop and walked to the end


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, April 11, 2016, 13:28:02
Did it finish by the Brandenburg gate

I did the marathon a couple of years ago on a gammy ankle a lot slower than I'd hoped, and coming down the last 400 meters saw the Brandenburg gate and assumed that was the finish line. Tried a last ditch sprint to save face. Turned out the actual finish line was about 200 meters after the Brandenburg gate, at which point I threw a strop and walked to the end

Ha ha. No, went through the Gate at about 4k. Start and finish was on the Karl-Marx-Allee east of Alexanderplatz, amid some inspiring Socialist murals. I had a similar experience running with the dregs of a heavy bout of flu, took the 21k marker for the end - it was supposedly only another 100m to the line, but it looked and felt a bloody sight longer.

Whenever I cross the line at a Semi, I always think in total admiration of those brave fools who do another whole lap. I can't conceive being capable of it.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: manc_red on Monday, April 11, 2016, 22:36:37
I'm doing the Berlin marathon in September, really looking forward to it.

London first though, any other TEF'ers doing it?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Monday, April 11, 2016, 22:41:53
I'm doing the Berlin marathon in September, really looking forward to it.

London first though, any other TEF'ers doing it?

No, although done it in the past. I enjoyed it, and wouldn't mind doing it again. Soak up the experience, sights, sounds etc.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 08:50:11
I'm doing the Berlin marathon in September, really looking forward to it.

London first though, any other TEF'ers doing it?

Nope, although one of my mates from Luxembourg is running it and I am allowing him to use my shower afterwards before going for a few pints so I am doing my bit!!


Title: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 09:25:01
nope, another year another rejection. just as well, given my injury record last year I'd have deferred anyway.

in the unlikely event anyone has done this I'd be interested in feedback. probably not going to (be ready) do it until 2017 anyway

http://www.marathonviabelgica.nl


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 09:35:51
I want to train for a half or even full marathon. But it's finding the time.

Do I get up at 5am, as I need to get the kids up at 6.30am for school. Or run when the kids are in bed. But we eat at 5pm...

Argh....


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 10:39:09
I want to train for a half or even full marathon. But it's finding the time.

Do I get up at 5am, as I need to get the kids up at 6.30am for school. Or run when the kids are in bed. But we eat at 5pm...

Argh....

I recently read a book called "The Time-Starved Cyclist's Training Formula" which shows you how to balance work/life/family/training.  I found it really useful and it could easily be adapted to running.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 10:49:25
I want to train for a half or even full marathon. But it's finding the time.

Do I get up at 5am, as I need to get the kids up at 6.30am for school. Or run when the kids are in bed. But we eat at 5pm...

Argh....

If you eat at 5pm, you can digest and be out running by 8pm. If you're prepared to give up on some telly. Easier now the evenings are longer. If finding time's a problem, target a half rather than full marathon. You can do useful sessions in an hour, whereas you need to dedicate much more time to building up endurance for the full monty.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: horlock07 on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 11:09:48
I recently read a book called "The Time-Starved Cyclist's Training Formula" which shows you how to balance work/life/family/training.  I found it really useful and it could easily be adapted to running.

I saw that, is it any good as I perhaps need some sort of structure to get my fitness back and whilst I work from home I still struggle to find the time?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 12:21:26
I saw that, is it any good as I perhaps need some sort of structure to get my fitness back and whilst I work from home I still struggle to find the time?

To be honest is a lot of common sense but it gives structure and ideas along with reasons why you should train the way it recommends. For £1.99 on Kindle it is well worth it.

You'll need the other book in the series which is about turbo training to get full benefit. 


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 13:19:46
disappointing of brizzle council:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-36014525


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 15:18:41
disappointing of brizzle council:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-36014525

Talk about short-sighted. Cost of everything, value of nothing. Perhaps they'd prefer them clogging up Casualty with their cider-filled and pasty-lined arteries.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Monday, May 2, 2016, 08:29:12
London marathon ballot time for those who felt inspired by the race last week.

https://www.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/en-gb/how-to-enter/ballot-entry/

I've entered myself and Mrs to double my chances. She doesn't want to run it, so Sod's law she'll get in  :D


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, May 2, 2016, 09:24:42
Just done mine too, but what are the odds now 1:10 or worse, won't hold my breath...


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, May 2, 2016, 10:51:19
Yep.  Just done it as well.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Friday, May 6, 2016, 21:43:38
Hey runner people.  Any recommendations on watches for running?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 07:56:07
What do you want it to do? If you want with gps they cost a lot more. I have the Fitbit surge but it's ace. It has all the bells and whistles. There are cheaper options.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 08:44:57
what's your budget? what do you want - basic pace /distance? upload to web? something more?

personally I use an old garmin + hrm chest strap. was eyeing up a newer one with integrated optical hrm/Bluetooth to phone. but this is going to be £200+.


but I've just injured myself again. so...


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:56:44
What do you want it to do? If you want with gps they cost a lot more. I have the Fitbit surge but it's ace. It has all the bells and whistles. There are cheaper options.

http://thehackernews.com/2015/10/hack-fitbit.html


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 11:36:11
I'm very happy with just the free Nike+ Run app. Used to have an Adidas thing with the chest-strap palaver, but didn't like feeling constricted. What makes a pricy bit of kit that much better?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:14:00
I'm very happy with just the free Nike+ Run app. Used to have an Adidas thing with the chest-strap palaver, but didn't like feeling constricted. What makes a pricy bit of kit that much better?

GPS - its not any more accurate than a foot pod type device, but it tracks where you actually go.
I find it useful for:
  1. downloading/recording courses. Very useful telling you if you've gone "off track" in non-marshalled races
  2. Comparing your identical  runs in strava, and v others on the same segments
  3. HRM is useful when I'm training/coming back from another injury to make sure I don't push it too hard. You pay a lot more for an inbuilt optical HRM. Luckily a chest strap doesn't bother me too much.

Is all this worth it - well, depends on what you want. If its just straight distance/pace then absolutely not.

You can of course do all this on a phone. I can't stand strapping a phone to my arm!
 Though it does have the 'advantage' of live logging as you run I suppose!

This is what I have - its chunky and old, but its multisport and does what I need. They synching to PC was a PITA before I realised I could do it using my phone

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-Forerunner-310XT-Multisport-Monitor/dp/B0025VKUPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462619547&sr=8-1&keywords=forerunner+310xt+hrm


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 12:17:57
Hmm.  I use nike+ as well.  Im not sure really.  Thinking about it I probably just need some better way of organising myself.  Not a fan of the armbands for my phone.  Wires hanging everywhere for headphones.  

I was just hoping someone had the perfect solution and I wouldn't have to actually bother looking in to it any more than on here!

Thanks for all your responses anyway.  It may just be some decent bluetooth head phones and better way of carrying things!



Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 14:19:55
It may just be some decent bluetooth head phones and better way of carrying things!

I recently bought a set of Jaybird X2's and they've been worth every penny.

On the watch front, the Moto 360 Sport has GPS and a heart rate monitor. It's an Android watch so you can download music to the watch and use it with the bluetooth earphones too.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 16:21:09
I'm very happy with just the free Nike+ Run app. Used to have an Adidas thing with the chest-strap palaver, but didn't like feeling constricted.
miCoach Pacer? I use that, I like it, allegedly the HRM is more accurate with a chest strap than a watch, although I suspect the difference is miniscule for amateur use. Then I use the phone for GPS/music. I like the stats etc you get from the micoach web app, I need the stats to feed my inner geek and act as my incentive


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 20:04:31
I recently bought a set of Jaybird X2's and they've been worth every penny.

On the watch front, the Moto 360 Sport has GPS and a heart rate monitor. It's an Android watch so you can download music to the watch and use it with the bluetooth earphones too.

Do those buds stay in ok when you are sweating Sam?  I find mine come out after about half an hour.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 20:28:10
Yes. The fins help keep them in and the Comply tips are better than the standard silicone/rubber ones.

Jaybird have a lifetime sweat guarantee too - if they stop working because of sweat they'll replace them.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 20:42:36
Thanks Sir.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 20:58:43
miCoach Pacer? I use that, I like it, allegedly the HRM is more accurate with a chest strap than a watch, although I suspect the difference is miniscule for amateur use. Then I use the phone for GPS/music. I like the stats etc you get from the micoach web app, I need the stats to feed my inner geek and act as my incentive

Yeah that's the one. I couldn't be faffed having to upload to the computer before I could see my run stats. Nike+ gives me pace per km, lets me listen to music and provides run stats the moment I finish. Does it for me.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, May 7, 2016, 21:46:15
Yeah that's the one. I couldn't be faffed having to upload to the computer before I could see my run stats. Nike+ gives me pace per km, lets me listen to music and provides run stats the moment I finish. Does it for me.
Understand that, it is a faff having to upload the stats. I tend to use Runtastic for instant gratification (!), but I like the miCoach training programmes and the way they do the intervals/progressions based on your heart rate. So I use both. That way I get two lots of graphs and stats :)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Saturday, September 3, 2016, 17:11:25
Anyone thinking about taking part of the Swindon Half in October please sign up.

http://www.swindonhalfmarathon.org.uk/The-Event/Half-Marathon.aspx

They need to raise/sponsors £27,000 by next week for it to go ahead.
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14718285.Swindon_Half_Marathon_at_risk_after_cash_fear/


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Saturday, September 3, 2016, 17:48:07
Anyone thinking about taking part of the Swindon Half in October please sign up.

http://www.swindonhalfmarathon.org.uk/The-Event/Half-Marathon.aspx

They need to raise/sponsors £27,000 by next week for it to go ahead.
http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/14718285.Swindon_Half_Marathon_at_risk_after_cash_fear/

With a funding gap that large they must have known some time in advance there was a fair chance it would not go ahead. It's a shame that it may fall off the running calendar and also a shame the organisers are trying to resort to guilt tactics to try and save it. I'll be signing up, but not sure who is to blame here.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, September 4, 2016, 08:22:20
So what happens if you sign up and it doesn't go ahead? You lose your money.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Sunday, September 4, 2016, 16:27:45
So what happens if you sign up and it doesn't go ahead? You lose your money.
It says all will be refunded.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 09:27:57
Well this seems as good a time as any to start begging for money.  Im doing the London marathon in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust next year.  If anyone would like to sponsor me Id be most grateful.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/graemenash

Its a good charity which concentrates on the palliative care of youngsters who are tragically struck down with cancer in their prime.  Trying to make their teenage years as good as they can be as they are fighting through a horrible time of growing up whilst also facing the horrors of cancer.

Thanks



Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 11:28:52
Well this seems as good a time as any to start begging for money.  Im doing the London marathon in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust next year.  If anyone would like to sponsor me Id be most grateful.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/graemenash

Its a good charity which concentrates on the palliative care of youngsters who are tragically struck down with cancer in their prime.  Trying to make their teenage years as good as they can be as they are fighting through a horrible time of growing up whilst also facing the horrors of cancer.

Thanks



Done.
Glad to help out and good luck.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 11:51:09
Thank you sir!


Sent from my iPhone


Title: Re: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 12, 2016, 20:35:31
Swindon half cancelled :(


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Monday, September 12, 2016, 20:53:55
This is absolute bollocks that a town the size of swindon can not hold an event of this size once a year. I'm not sure who is to blame.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Costanza on Monday, September 12, 2016, 20:59:19
Lee Power, obv.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 12, 2016, 21:29:33
Pretty sure Power no longer has an interest in running ;)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Monday, September 12, 2016, 22:13:01
It's a shame, but not entirely unexpected. It just about scraped together enough money to go on last year - no big sponsor and (without wishing to go all Reginald) seqol have a million other things to focus on with a near non-existent budget to be able to put this on. It's a shame, but it'll be back in 3-4 years.

Hopefully it comes back it's with a sponsor with the clout to be able to put on a route that actually though the town - a la bath and Bristol - rather than the countryside snooze fest it is/was


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 07:21:33
it was s great route with the hills! who wants to run though Swindon !!


Title: Re: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 11:17:11
Swindon half cancelled :(

Propose it to SBC as the new borough motto.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 15:56:27
Has anyone received their annual London Marathon rejection magazine/letter yet? Going by previous years, I've had it by now. Maybe my luck has changed?!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bewster on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 16:41:46
Has anyone received their annual London Marathon rejection magazine/letter yet? Going by previous years, I've had it by now. Maybe my luck has changed?!

I've not heard anything yet


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 16:44:30
it's let you know 'by Tuesday 18 October'


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 16:57:02
I let my running habit lapse after completing the London Marathon again in 2014.  I'd been going out only sporadically since then...until a few weeks ago, when I finally got my act together.  Just needed a little structure.  I'm setting the alarm for 6am now on a Monday, Wednesday & Friday and going out for a short run (about 4 miles at the moment) before getting ready for work.  Two weeks in, and I'm kicking myself for not doing this earlier.  Great to be back again.

And then my wife spotted last week that the inaugural Farnborough Half Marathon (http://www.farnboroughhalf.co.uk) takes place this January...so I've signed up.  Something to aim for, which always helps.  Anyone missing the cancelled Swindon Half might want to give it a go?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 19:48:34
If anyone needs a bag for any events, then I highly recommend a kitbrix bag. Solid, well made and built to last. Bit expensive, but worth every penny in my opinion.


Www.kitbrix.com


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 20:01:33
bugger that, my £15 Nike from sports direct was a luxury purchase!!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 3, 2016, 16:44:15
BALLOT UPDATE: The earliest date 2017 ballot entrants will hear from us is Monday 10 October 👉 https://t.co/tdfuCpFaZI #LondonMarathon https://t.co/aRuQXSM5rn


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 13:32:31
Didn't get in, surprise surprise.

You can check yourself if you haven't had the magazine yet. Find a previous VLM email, hit unsubscribe link, check which 2017 mailing list you are on.

:(


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 14:14:00
Sorry to hear that.

Does the Brighton Marathon (the week before) still have places?  I'd be tempted if I had a knock back from London.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 15:23:52
Brighton is releasing a few more entries soon http://www.brightonmarathon.co.uk/general-entries-reopening

I didn't get into London either, looking at the mailing list. Debating whether to go for a charity spot, but the ethical issue of not raising the stupid amounts they require is putting me off


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 16:36:24
yeah, registered for updates from Brighton. but not sure ..


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 22:46:58
Didnt get on the ballot in the normal way, but have my Teenage Cancer trust charity place so thats all ok.  Apparently Ive been sent some nice training shirt for failing in the ballot.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 23:23:43
I got one of those a few years ago. It is nice in all fairness, but it's a bit weird running around in a London marathon branded too when you haven't actually ran the marathon


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 01:05:13
I ran in the teenage cancer trust vest they've sent me the other week.  First time Ive worn a running vest, or indeed any vest in anything but jest since 1988.  It felt weird.  Suppose Id better get used to it.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 07:09:10
you do get used to it, and in summer you'll start to prefer it.

think I might try Brighton, anyone done it?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Thursday, October 13, 2016, 13:07:09
I was rejected again this week.  :no:

But managed to get a Charity Place with Carers Trust.

Please donate:  ;) and Ill return a donation and beat Sam Parkins time :-*

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Philip-Daniels


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Monday, October 17, 2016, 20:23:48
Signed up for attempt two of London.

This one is more for atmosphere than time, so we'll see how it goes. Any TEF'ers fancy a training partner?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 17, 2016, 21:04:48
I've injured myself again. fucks sake. hippie it's not too bad this time. stupid calf


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, October 17, 2016, 21:06:59
I've injured myself again. fucks sake. hippie it's not too bad this time. stupid calf

Laying off that LSD might help, man.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, October 17, 2016, 21:20:50
:)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 19:57:55
The new Swindon half marathon route looks like a big improvement, anyone looking at doing it?

www.facebook.com/newswindonhalf


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 21:30:12
liked the old one better (ut yeah, not viable so had to change).

Will do Chippenham instead if A) fit b) not in the great north run


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 10:12:29
The new Swindon half marathon route looks like a big improvement, anyone looking at doing it?

www.facebook.com/newswindonhalf
Yep ill be doing it, along with the London M, Bath, Cheltenham, Bournemouth and I'm thinking about the Reading one too.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 13:19:36
I'm doing Marseille in March. Worried that if the police see anyone running there, their instinct will be to give chase.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 13:27:33
The new Swindon half marathon route looks like a big improvement, anyone looking at doing it?

www.facebook.com/newswindonhalf

I would have, but it's a few days after we get back from holiday in France...so not the best timing.

I'm running the Farnborough Half Marathon this weekend - the first time the event has been held, and my first half marathon in quite a while.  Aiming for a slow & steady 2 hrs 15 mins!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, March 31, 2017, 10:27:04
Do you lot pick up many niggles?

I've been using a treadmill for about a month now. I got the usual expected aches and pains but that passed. I didn't start running/jogging until earlier this week and now the insides of my knees are killing me. I had to give it a rest today and will be until the pain subsides I think. I'm walking about like fucking Robocop at the moment, I must look ridiculous.

Google tells me that it's probably just tight muscles and it'll pass soon, I bloody hope so.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, March 31, 2017, 10:35:31
do i pick up any niggles? i am my physios retirement plan, put it that way... this week the aching Achilles.

other than a good dynamic warmup and a dynamic/static cool down, regular stretching on off days, rolling the  muscles, and making sure that you have a decent and correct pair of trainers i have no real advice...

 rest, cross train (swimming  for me loosens me up), listen to your body and invent a time machine to go back 20 years to your youth!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, March 31, 2017, 10:38:59
I've been going 6 days a week. Maybe bit much for an unhealthy fat lump as myself?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Friday, March 31, 2017, 10:40:44
6 days a week is a lot if just starting off. Rest is also key to exercise. How about every other day. Remember to do short distances to start at a steady pace.


Title: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, March 31, 2017, 10:46:59
i start with 2, build up to 3 a week, and start short and slow, build up distance on one run and vary the other 2 faster/shorter, hills, etc.  

just finishing second month of 6 miles max in other to try and build a stronger base before increasing distance. not introduced hills or intervals yet.

 i generally don't even do 4 a week these days for fear of breaking, everyone is different but i find that i can improve on that amount. i do swim too (badly)

6 is far too many, especially for a beginner. muscles need a break between.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, March 31, 2017, 11:00:04
I'll take it a bit easier then. I've been trying to burn up calories to get rid of my beer belly. As magnificent as it is, it needs to go.

It's not shifted so far though, it's standing its ground. I'm almost proud of its perseverance, it's definitely going to be the last man standing.

No rush though. Rome wasn't built in a day and all that jazz.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, March 31, 2017, 11:14:23
It'd definitely be worth looking at a couch to 5k plan or similar. Starting off, you should probably start with 3 short-ish runs a week, that might be as little as 20 mins even (plus warm-up and cool down time, don't neglect pre-run warmup and post-run stretches or you *will* get injured). And you should vary the type/pace of run - just going flat out shit or bust will greatly increase your chance of injury and actually won't shift the belly. A slow run is actually better for fat burning than a fast run,  even though a faster run (over the same time) will burn more calories. You'd be better off starting out easy and increasing pace as you get fitter as it will help you avoid injury and better match your goals.

If you can't find a plan you like, you can generate your own using this:
http://gip.is/


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, March 31, 2017, 11:19:15
Thanks. I've been doing more fast walking than actual running, it's only this week I've managed to do something that even resembles a running stride. 2 1/2 minutes of jogging and I'm close to throwing up, that's how unfit I am.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, March 31, 2017, 11:29:55
Thanks. I've been doing more fast walking than actual running, it's only this week I've managed to do something that even resembles a running stride. 2 1/2 minutes of jogging and I'm close to throwing up, that's how unfit I am.
You'll be surprised how quickly it builds up. Any half decent couch to 5k plan will include some interval runs (where you intersperse a couple of minutes of quicker running with a slower recovery for a couple of minutes) which will help build your overall fitness. Important thing is to keep at it, do it regularly as a habit and don't overdo it. Cos you won't get any fitter if you pull something in the first week and then can't run for the next three weeks!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, March 31, 2017, 11:36:26
Thanks. I've been doing more fast walking than actual running, it's only this week I've managed to do something that even resembles a running stride. 2 1/2 minutes of jogging and I'm close to throwing up, that's how unfit I am.

couch to 5K is a good suggestion. Nothing wrong with walk/running to build up. Just remember that your muscles take time to "repair" after exercise, hence rest is vital.

As for killing the beer belly by calorie count, if you are strict enough get the free myfitnesspal app for your phone.  Log absolutely everything.  Only snag I can see is if myfitnesspal doesn't have many Thai based brands in its database.

My issue is I over compensate from running by eating shit loads.

As long as you stick to a sensible schedule you'll be fine. Even I managed a HM, I couldn't run much more than a mile when I started.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, March 31, 2017, 11:57:41
I've started eating more. That's not necessarily a bad thing though as I wasn't eating enough, my calories were coming mostly from beer. I was leading such an inactive lifestyle that I simply had no appetite.

I don't have a bad diet though. Lots of fresh food and very little is processed. I might grab a burger once a week.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ginginho on Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:16:59
Running is a nightmare for niggling injuries.
If you're training for a running event then fair enough, if not, I'd suggest cycling and swimming instead as it's easier on your joints and muscles.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:18:59
A nutritionist friend tells me that as long as you exercise, the body can process fats. It's sugar that needs to go. I've found it relatively easy to wean myself off most sweet stuff, but of course alcohol hides lots of sugar too. The only concession I've made there is drinking more wine than beer, but I know it's really hard to find affordable wine in Thailand.

Like most things, the hardest bit is the start, but if it's any help, I only started running 4 years ago. I was pitifully unfit at the start, but I've lost 4kg, and the latest HM I ran was 20 mins faster than my first.



Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:26:00
I've considered the switch from beer to wine but, as you say, it's bloody expensive out here.

Other than that, I don't have a sweet tooth.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, March 31, 2017, 12:39:26
A nutritionist friend tells me that as long as you exercise, the body can process fats. It's sugar that needs to go. I've found it relatively easy to wean myself off most sweet stuff, but of course alcohol hides lots of sugar too. The only concession I've made there is drinking more wine than beer, but I know it's really hard to find affordable wine in Thailand.

You don't even need the exercise, the body and brain can work just fine using fat (ketones) for energy. It's the way I've eaten for the last two years or so.

On the booze front; lager, beer and cider are to be avoided but dry wines and spirits are fine (just watch the mixers). Plus being in ketosis gets you drunk quicker so it's cheaper too!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, March 31, 2017, 13:56:24
You don't even need the exercise, the body and brain can work just fine using fat (ketones) for energy. It's the way I've eaten for the last two years or so.
Samdy preparing to dine with the missus:
(http://www.youcaneatnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/lard.png)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, March 31, 2017, 14:47:34
Pretty much :)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 21:55:33
Did my last long run pre London marathon today.  A very slow 17 miles.

If any of you fancy sticking any cash my way its for Teenage Cancer trust and my page is at

www.virginmoneygiving.com/graemenash

And if no one sponsors me, Ill put photos up of my chaffed inner thighs.  Its looking like a rare steak down there.





Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 10:34:08
I went for my first run on Tuesday. When do my calves stop hurting? I'm keen to go again.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 10:40:30
That varies on your general fitness. Don't rush it as rest is also vital.

How far did you run?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11:26:52
I went for my first run on Tuesday. When do my calves stop hurting? I'm keen to go again.

DOMS, Probably a couple more days hurt but today likely the peak. Should get less/none of this when you go regularly.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 11:44:52
I found my calves stopped hurting and the other parts started.

My knees are currently giving me grief. I think it may just be because they're not used to the regular impact, or something like that.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 12:03:28
That varies on your general fitness. Don't rush it as rest is also vital.

How far did you run?

I cycle every day, average 50km a week. First run was 3km. Cardio wise I felt like I could go another 3km fairly easily but my body was just starting to hurt and didn't want to overdo it. Also had a massive blister. I was hoping to go again today but I'm nowhere near ready for another.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 12:28:53
I find even switching from regular treadmill running  back to road knackers the muscles, particularly knees, at least for a few runs.



Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 13:00:29
Did my last long run pre London marathon today.  A very slow 17 miles.

If any of you fancy sticking any cash my way its for Teenage Cancer trust and my page is at

www.virginmoneygiving.com/graemenash

And if no one sponsors me, Ill put photos up of my chaffed inner thighs.  Its looking like a rare steak down there.





Done.

Reading the running and cycling threads on here and seeing other people do exercise always makes me feel a lot fitter.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 13:25:38
Thankyou sir!



Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 16:04:52
No disrespect to Jayo, but why do people put their distances down in KM? Really annoys me, and makes it sound further than it actually is. I'm a miles man.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 16:16:04
No disrespect to Jayo, but why do people put their distances down in KM? Really annoys me, and makes it sound further than it actually is. I'm a miles man.

Thank you.

It annoys me too, but I didn't want to bring up something so frivolous.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 17:00:15
Welcome to the future you fucking dinosaurs


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 17:06:48
who the fuck runs in km. Europeans, that's who.

you'll run your 1.864 miles and be thankful


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 17:12:47
Don't worry boys you will be getting your blue passports back soon!  ;)

The cycling sportive I did in Belgium the other week was in KM's and frankly confused the bollocks out of me although i suppose 153km sounds better than 95 miles!  :hmmm:


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, April 14, 2017, 17:44:45
I went for my first run on Tuesday. When do my calves stop hurting? I'm keen to go again.
Make sure you do a proper warm-up/cool down, and include some heel drops in among the stretches.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 17, 2017, 14:05:05
Just got back from 2 hours at the gym after a (forced) break of a few days and for once I don't feel as though my body's about to snap.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 17:52:57
Make sure you do a proper warm-up/cool down, and include some heel drops in among the stretches.

WTF is a heel drop? Warm ups and cool downs have helped my recovery time greatly.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 18:08:10
WTF is a heel drop?

Calf stretch, presumably.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 19:14:23
Calf stretch, presumably.
Ish, more aimed at the achilles but does help calf muscles too. But you should also do standard calf stretches, esp in cooldown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKYnPr6Tw5o


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 19:39:33
I'll have to give those a go, might help my Achilles tendinopathy.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 19:59:55
I'll have to give those a go, might help my Achilles tendinopathy.
Yeah, really helped me. I did 3 sets of 10-15 daily until it eased, then just incorporate a few on each leg in standard warm up. Touch wood, been OK since


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 11:38:42
Yeah I do those in my warm up already, thanks.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:27:03
Lying in bed as my ankles no longer work. 

Managed to complete the London Marathon yesterday in 4 hours 54 minutes which I think is ok for a 45 year old who didn't start running until 4 years ago and 5 years ago was 18 and a half stone.

Currently raised £3700 (£4500 roughly including gift aid) for teenage cancer trust.  Thanks to those of you who donated.  Hopefully this will go up and I might get in one way or another to £5k.

If anyone manages to get on to run it I'd massively recommend it.  It was a fantastic day.  People line the entire route shouting your name.  To be honest around mile 15 fat blokes outside a pub shouting 'go on keep going' does start to get a little irritating, but then it started to be helpful again around mile 22!

The roar of the crowd when you go round places like Cutty Sark and Canary wharf is brilliantly inspiring.

And as a further plus point I managed to completely avoid whatever happened in the football this weekend.  Looking on the website everything is ok yeah?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:31:51


And as a further plus point I managed to completely avoid whatever happened in the football this weekend.  Looking on the website everything is ok yeah?

Yes. It's all fine and dandy. Just take my word for it, no need to check for yourself.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 24, 2017, 10:33:07
Oh, and well done on the marathon.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:10:06
That's superb Saxondale. Both the run itself and the amount raised.

I'm going to use this to shamelessly crosspost my own slightly more modest efforts - the Muddy Dog Challenge is a 5k with some muddy bits/obstacles, and you run it with your dog, to raise money for Battersea Dog's Home:
http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=56960.msg1422208


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:35:57
Saw that mate.  I will sponsor you some time closer.  Just keep reminding us!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:40:40
Saw that mate.  I will sponsor you some time closer.  Just keep reminding us!
Cheers and don't worry I will. tbh, you're sponsoring the dog really, I'm just the tag-along :)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Monday, April 24, 2017, 17:10:22
Lying in bed as my ankles no longer work. 

Managed to complete the London Marathon yesterday in 4 hours 54 minutes which I think is ok for a 45 year old who didn't start running until 4 years ago and 5 years ago was 18 and a half stone.

Currently raised £3700 (£4500 roughly including gift aid) for teenage cancer trust.  Thanks to those of you who donated.  Hopefully this will go up and I might get in one way or another to £5k.

If anyone manages to get on to run it I'd massively recommend it.  It was a fantastic day.  People line the entire route shouting your name.  To be honest around mile 15 fat blokes outside a pub shouting 'go on keep going' does start to get a little irritating, but then it started to be helpful again around mile 22!

The roar of the crowd when you go round places like Cutty Sark and Canary wharf is brilliantly inspiring.

And as a further plus point I managed to completely avoid whatever happened in the football this weekend.  Looking on the website everything is ok yeah?

Well done dude. It was amazing experience this weekend. (first Swindon home game I missed since 2011) perfect timing.

I manage 3:17 and i'm walking like a penguin.  :)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, April 24, 2017, 17:18:07
Excellent stuff.  Times I can only ever dream of!  Maybe next year.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, April 24, 2017, 20:34:07
Cheers and don't worry I will. tbh, you're sponsoring the dog really, I'm just the tag-along :)

Thanks for the sponsorship as well PD.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, April 24, 2017, 20:39:52
Great stuff, well done Sax and Blinkpip.

I can only imagine the buzz of completing the London Marathon.

I did the Swindon half a few years ago and even that was great for people on the sides encouraging you, I can't even imagine what the London Marathon must be like.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, April 24, 2017, 23:24:47
Thanks for the sponsorship as well PD.
NP, thought I already had tbh. Useless git, me.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Nemo on Monday, August 21, 2017, 21:18:40
Anyone from here doing the New Swindon Half in a couple of weekends time? I'm signed up, can't say I've trained enough but aiming to pull out something around 1 45. Would be good to see a few TEFers on the way round.


Title: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, August 21, 2017, 21:21:21
I'm there, day after holidays. going to struggle to get round in a smidge under 2 (literally 1:58 or so). still, nearly gave up in January thanks to two years worth of injuries, so just to get round this year is a start.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 07:35:30
Fair play to anyone doing it. I've just started and can barely do 4.5km


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 07:48:21
that's how everyone starts jayo, it takes a while but if I can do it....

I found the 3-6 mile buildup the hardest (probably just a mental thing).


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 11:32:54
In fairness, once you get to a reasonable level of fitness, carrying on slowly over a long distance isn't *that* hard at the time if you're not trying to push the pace. It just hurts for the next week if you weren't properly prepared...

That said, I've never got to the end of a half and fancied doing the same again, so fair play to marathon types


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 11:49:29
I stopped running a few weeks back. I think it's just not for me. I'm still going to the gym and want to do something for cardio work, just not running. It bores me. I don't like it.

I wonder if it may be different if I had somewhere I could run rather than just a treadmill in the gym.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 11:57:19
It helps to have some chums to run with from time to time. Bit of competition and external motivation. Or sign up to an easy-going running group with a bit of social thrown in.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 12:00:35
I'm not that fussed though. I never really had the intention of being a runner, it was always just a means to get in decent shape, which is the goal.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 12:18:11
Yep, whatever works. You need to start a gym jocks thread to share your sweaty experiences with.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 13:12:38
It bores me. I don't like it.

No point then.

I feel much the same way about swimming. But it oils my legs between runs so I am keeping at it.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: fittons_coaching_badge on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 14:12:07
I do 0.5m on the treadmill and am knackered!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 14:33:52
I do 0.5m on the treadmill and am knackered!

pfft, even I can manage a whole metre!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 17:18:03
Anyone from here doing the New Swindon Half in a couple of weekends time? I'm signed up, can't say I've trained enough but aiming to pull out something around 1 45. Would be good to see a few TEFers on the way round.
Im doing it. Aiming for 1.24 pb. :)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 17:54:55
Im doing it. Aiming for 1.24 pb. :)

'kin hell. Whippet.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Nemo on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 20:39:48
Blinkandyou'llmissitpip


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 21:01:26
Might do Chippenham half on the 10th Sept again.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 21:58:29
Had confirmation of my number for Swindon half via email today, looking forward to it. Hoping for a sub 1.30, did a couple of sub 1.30 earlier in the year (Yeovil and Reading), so could be on the cards.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Simon Pieman on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, 22:51:42
This has reminded me not to plan on driving anywhere on 3rd September 🙂


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, August 25, 2017, 14:11:52
Then again, maybe I won't be struggling around after all. Calf issue again :( Absolutely gutted, looks unlikely as things stand.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: RobertT on Friday, August 25, 2017, 14:13:48
Are you the Obika/Thompson of running Batch?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, August 25, 2017, 14:15:28
Are you the Obika/Thompson of running Batch?

Yup. Make Jonathan Woodgate look ever-present.

Thing is, I really enjoy it. Just can't get into cycling, swimming, etc.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, August 25, 2017, 14:20:28
I love cycling, I'm just in the wrong place for it.

Sorry to hear about the injury.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Friday, August 25, 2017, 14:22:21
Thanks. We'll se how it goes, it has been known to stiffen and ease off over a couple of days.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, August 25, 2017, 16:16:46
Thanks. We'll se how it goes, it has been known to stiffen and ease off over a couple of days.

When I got a calf strain, I tried exercising too quickly, and set it back - had to take a full month off before starting again.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Saturday, August 26, 2017, 04:47:29
your absolutely right. I've had a load of calf trouble over the last 2 years, and if it's pulled then it's over.

New for me in 2017 is the tendancy for the junction between Achilles and calf to stiffen, this is sometimes ok in a week or so as it doesn't actually tear.

we'll see, too early to say which as they feel similar for a couple of days


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, August 26, 2017, 08:23:52
I keep trying to start running but my right ankle is made of biscuits. I'm going to persevere because I do enjoy it but I always seem to hurt for days/weeks after even a shortish run


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ginginho on Saturday, August 26, 2017, 09:04:41
I went for a run the other morning and managed to pull a muscle in my back, been struggling to walk for two days.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, August 26, 2017, 09:13:05
I keep trying to start running but my right ankle is made of biscuits. I'm going to persevere because I do enjoy it but I always seem to hurt for days/weeks after even a shortish run
It will strengthen. These might help accelerate the process:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pf2EDeB6wkQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7DvnV2m7Us

And running off road will help as well, although go for park trails and paths rather than fields/completely cross country initially.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:30:14
Thanks Paul, I've been doing the drops on a kerb as part of my warm up, although I have also jumped straight into cross country


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, August 26, 2017, 10:48:41
I always felt as though I was going to injure myself when running. I was never 100% comfortable with it.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Saturday, August 26, 2017, 20:40:51
I always felt as though I was going to injure myself when running.
Should have left the scissors at home


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, September 3, 2017, 09:36:51
Gonna rain all afternoon. Now there's an incentive to run faster...


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Sunday, September 3, 2017, 14:26:07
Impressed with the new Half-Marathon. Really nice route and plenty of lively support despite the weather.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, September 3, 2017, 14:30:49
Yeah, I enjoyed that, good course although Piper's Way nearly finished me off. Seem to be a lot of car drivers on Twitter getting very upset at not being able to go for a Sunday drive but there you go.

Finished in a little under 1'42 so happy with that. Hope it doesn't get pushed back out of town next year.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, September 3, 2017, 15:14:37
I liked the old course, but its not sustainable so it's not going back there.

congratulations Nemo and BBJL, good effort.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, September 3, 2017, 16:19:44
Yep, always hard training through the summer, so well done Nemo and bigbob.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: skin_im_buzzer on Sunday, September 3, 2017, 22:49:14

New for me in 2017 is the tendancy for the junction between Achilles and calf to stiffen, this is sometimes ok in a week or so as it doesn't actually tear.

Sounds like an issue with your soleus (which is the diagonal muscle between the calf and achilles). Kept on pulling mine after 10 mins or so running outside (never an issue on the treadmill though) so found some soleus specific stretches on Youtube. Literally stretch each one once for 5 seconds before a run and after a run and it's sorted now.

I've also tried to change my technique to stop landing on my heel quite so much, to lessen the stress on the back of the leg. Apparently you're supposed to try and land more on the ball of the foot below the big toe!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Sunday, September 10, 2017, 08:48:42
Anyone at nam half today


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Sunday, September 10, 2017, 15:22:09
Anyone at nam half today
Yep me. :)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Sunday, September 10, 2017, 17:24:11
Did you have a good one.  Clearly I didnt see you due to you being a whippet.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Jimmy Glass is an Alien on Sunday, September 10, 2017, 20:51:14
Anyone at nam half today

Me. I actually had more fun pacing it for a mate to get his first sub 1.40 then I did if I was running it for myself. Good course, excellent marshals and highly recommended.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Sunday, September 10, 2017, 22:03:35
fantastic organisation by the harriers, but 80% is my regular long run route and I hate that drag up Langley burrell (10-12).

week done to those that did it! at Leicester forest East services with Mrs B on way back from her doing Great North


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Sunday, September 10, 2017, 22:39:21
Was a good running day.  Little chilly, bit of rain about.  Im very slow but took 17 minutes off my time in 2014. 

And managed to keep ahead of my daughters tutor. Which is nice.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Monday, September 11, 2017, 07:36:33
Did you have a good one.  Clearly I didnt see you due to you being a whippet.
1:26:58 It was a good day and event, enjoyed it. Bristol next.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, September 11, 2017, 08:50:15
Nice one.  Thats bloody quick!


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, September 11, 2017, 08:54:08
1:26:58 It was a good day and event, enjoyed it. Bristol next.

Eye-watering. How old did you say you are?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, September 11, 2017, 09:52:12
Did you have a good one.  Clearly I didnt see you due to you being a whippet.
Suspect he's not actually visible to the naked eye, speed he goes


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, September 11, 2017, 10:33:49
1:26. blimey.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: bigbobjoylove on Monday, September 11, 2017, 16:32:39
Anyone done the Ridgeway 10 mile before? https://theridgewayrun.com/


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Thursday, September 14, 2017, 17:43:52
Eye-watering. How old did you say you are?
35, to be fair I don't drink and I run two/three times a week to get this far.



Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, September 14, 2017, 18:35:41
Oh thats allright then.  Im 46 and could definitely have done that time when I was 35. 

For a mile.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Thursday, September 14, 2017, 19:50:43
Yeah, I'm 55 and I also run 2/3 times a week. But I do drink a bit...

I've just worked out you're averaging 4:07/km. Like Saxo, that's the speed of my fastest km on Nike+.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Friday, September 15, 2017, 11:28:38
Great Bristol Run this Sunday, anyone running this? Half temped to wear my Swindon shirt, but probably get laughed at.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Friday, September 15, 2017, 11:36:47
Oh thats allright then.  Im 46 and could definitely have done that time when I was 35. 

For a mile.

I might be able to do that kind of time if I was falling off something :)


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, September 15, 2017, 12:31:09
Great Bristol Run this Sunday, anyone running this? Half temped to wear my Swindon shirt, but probably get laughed at.

They'll probably take it for a City shirt in the blur. And at worst, you can run away from them.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 15:30:54
Note to self: You really need to stop leching at the fit birds in the gym.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 16:19:26
Don't be a twat, that's the only reason to go to a gym.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 19:22:53
Getting back in to the swing again now, as I always do at this time of year.  For some reason, the cool, dark mornings are when I enjoy it most.  Early 4½ mile run before work sets me up for the rest of the day.  Love it.  And I always sleep like a log the following night.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, 19:53:56
running in the summer heat and pollen is a pain in the arse.

yeah, ok, it's not exactly been a consistent  problem on the heat front.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Thursday, October 5, 2017, 14:01:35
Anyone got a positive result from the London Marathon ballot.  Unsurprisingly I didnt.  In a fit of petulance i've registered to do the Paris Marathon next year.  Anyone done that?  Is it the opposite of the London marathon with no support, just a lot of people watching and shrugging their shoulders whilst smoking gaulloise?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Batch on Thursday, October 5, 2017, 15:00:07
Nope, didn't get in. again.

Did the same last year with Brighton marathon. Signed up on the Monday, Injured on the Wednesday.Recovered far too late to even think about it.

Hasn't grumpy Dave done Paris?


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: pauld on Thursday, October 5, 2017, 15:08:29
Hasn't grumpy Dave done Paris?
Now there's a straight to DVD film title if ever there was


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: horlock07 on Thursday, October 5, 2017, 16:11:18
pollen is a pain in the arse.


Why are you putting it there in the first place, causes enough irritation up the nose....


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Bogus Dave on Thursday, October 5, 2017, 22:05:00
I did Paris in 2013. It's quite well supported, and a pretty route. The last mile and a bit is a drag but it always is.

Be wary of the locals handing out drinks - saw one runner take one, take a sip then spit it out and say "c'est champagne"

Assuming it's still the case, but you need to get a signed and stamped doctors note saying you're fit enough to run. Have heard horror stories about people getting there's and overly fussy doctors, though mine was straightforward. And if all else fails, i doubt a Parisian volunteer is clued up enough on north wilts GP's to spot a well-done forgery


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Friday, October 6, 2017, 09:46:07
No London for me either. Signed up for the Manchester one instead.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Friday, October 6, 2017, 17:59:11
I did Paris in 2013. It's quite well supported, and a pretty route. The last mile and a bit is a drag but it always is.

Be wary of the locals handing out drinks - saw one runner take one, take a sip then spit it out and say "c'est champagne"

Assuming it's still the case, but you need to get a signed and stamped doctors note saying you're fit enough to run. Have heard horror stories about people getting there's and overly fussy doctors, though mine was straightforward. And if all else fails, i doubt a Parisian volunteer is clued up enough on north wilts GP's to spot a well-done forgery

I've done the doctor's cert thing a few times, and can help out if necessary, but it's pretty straightforward if you get it signed and stamped before you head out.


Title: Re: The Running Thread
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, October 6, 2017, 18:05:50
Just don't have a Jozef Urban moment......


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 16:53:16
Low carb diet: No pasta, rice, bread or potato. So what can I eat?


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Tails on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 17:08:04
Are you doing the high fat ketosis thing?


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 17:25:48
I doubt it, I don't even know what that is.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 17:26:09
ditto.

another great North run ballot fail too


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 18:41:36
Low carb diet: No pasta, rice, bread or potato. So what can I eat?

Everything except pasta, rice, bread or potato.

Hope that helps!

Lots of protein (chicken, fish, etc) and veg/salad, but you already know that.



Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 19:58:01
Eggs


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 20:12:15
ditto.

another great North run ballot fail too

Unlucky dude, didn't expect to see so many rejections this morning. I somehow got in.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 20:23:14
congratulations.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Ells on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 21:55:54
Anyone trying to put on weight?


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 22:49:45
Anyone trying to put on weight?
Don't need to try. Effortless :)


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Thursday, February 8, 2018, 06:42:14
Low carb diet: No pasta, rice, bread or potato. So what can I eat?

https://www.ruled.me/

Plenty of cruciferous veg (cauliflower, broccoli, sprouts, kale).
Meat.
Cheese.
Eggs.
Nuts.
Fathead Pizza. (https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/fat-head-pizza/)


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Thursday, February 8, 2018, 07:22:28
I have no cooking facilities in my apartment, other than a microwave and crap electric frying pan. People usually eat out here, and on every menu its carb-tastic.

Hoping to move before too long, then I can start cooking for myself.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, April 9, 2018, 12:45:06
Did the Berlin Half in beautiful weather yesterday. If anyone fancies striking out a bit, I reckon this must be one of the best. 35k starters, but never felt crowded on the wide course, you go around all the sights, it's really flat, and there are free pints of Erdlinger at the finish - ok non-alcoholic, but it still tasted fantastic. Highly recommended.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, April 9, 2018, 12:53:44
Did the Berlin Half in beautiful weather yesterday. If anyone fancies striking out a bit, I reckon this must be one of the best. 35k starters, but never felt crowded on the wide course, you go around all the sights, it's really flat, and there are free pints of Erdlinger at the finish - ok non-alcoholic, but it still tasted fantastic. Highly recommended.

Good job the Deutsche polizei nabbed the jihadists...


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Batch on Monday, April 9, 2018, 12:54:20
Thanks for the tip. if my body ever repairs itself I'll keep it in mind.

I know it could happen absolutely anywhere but the terror plot could have been a shocker..

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/08/german-police-arrest-man-suspected-terror-plot-berlin-half-marathon/amp/


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 9, 2018, 13:02:01
At the moment I cannot wait to be able to attempt to put weight on my foot again.

I had a bad rupture of my left Achilles on March 9th and Surgery on the 13th. Since then I have had 2 casts and now in a boot. I have been told I can put 50% body weight on my foot but with crutches this (to me at least) is tough as I have no confidence in putting pressure on it.

Its a godsend to be able to take off the boot and have a bath at last! I have physio on 20th April, does anyone know if there are any excercises I can do prior to physio that will strengthen the ankle? I am going on holiday 19th May and desperate to be able to do some walking given last week I could only sit down and be a raspberry!


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 9, 2018, 15:35:27
I lost 2 kilos in the last month, while gaining muscle. Fingers crossed that my belly might finally be losing the battle.



Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Monday, April 9, 2018, 15:52:09
In Arras after leaving Paris this morning having done the Marathon yesterday.  Hot.  And I have a million excuses for doing crap.  15 minutes more than my crap time in London last year.  Lovely weekend though.  A lot more relaxed than London - my kids jumped on to the course to run the last hundred metres with me.  They would probably have been wrestled the the ground and shot in London!

Nice course, 1 notable hill, a lot of annoying cobbles and potholes which resulted in my taking a tumble early on that I didn't really recover from.

Recommended though.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Monday, April 9, 2018, 16:06:21
I lost 2 kilos in the last month, while gaining muscle. Fingers crossed that my belly might finally be losing the battle.



Great work, most people usually gain weight when they gain muscle (the usual, muscle weighs more than fat). Good on you. That's excellent progress.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Flashheart on Monday, April 9, 2018, 16:17:21
Great work, most people usually gain weight when they gain muscle (the usual, muscle weighs more than fat). Good on you. That's excellent progress.

Thanks

I'm not overweight so it wouldn't necessarily be a problem if I did put some on. It's not the weight that's the problem, rather how, and where, it's distributed. The belly's been stubborn so far but hopefully it's giving up the fight.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, April 9, 2018, 17:05:45
I have physio on 20th April, does anyone know if there are any excercises I can do prior to physio that will strengthen the ankle?
I'd be very wary of doing anything much without professional guidance, wait until you see the physio rather than risk causing a setback with well-meaning but ill-informed advice on t'interweb. Not worth it for the sake of a couple of weeks' headstart IMO


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 9, 2018, 17:32:19
I'd be very wary of doing anything much without professional guidance, wait until you see the physio rather than risk causing a setback with well-meaning but ill-informed advice on t'interweb. Not worth it for the sake of a couple of weeks' headstart IMO

You are probably right. I would be devastated if I buggered it again and had to start again!


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Monday, April 9, 2018, 20:17:16
Thanks

I'm not overweight so it wouldn't necessarily be a problem if I did put some on. It's not the weight that's the problem, rather how, and where, it's distributed. The belly's been stubborn so far but hopefully it's giving up the fight.

No absolutely, this is often the misconception with people in reference to cholesterol levels too. Many think that it's only overweight people who may have bad cholesterol levels. Total myth. Without suggesting your previous diet, did you used to enjoy "British style curries"? (I'm aware you're not UK based). Still great work though and indeed, that middle age spread catches up with all of us at some point and it's all relative to our own natural size, shape, metabolism and many other factors.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: blinkpip on Monday, April 9, 2018, 22:00:09
In Arras after leaving Paris this morning having done the Marathon yesterday.  Hot.  And I have a million excuses for doing crap.  15 minutes more than my crap time in London last year.  Lovely weekend though.  A lot more relaxed than London - my kids jumped on to the course to run the last hundred metres with me.  They would probably have been wrestled the the ground and shot in London!

Nice course, 1 notable hill, a lot of annoying cobbles and potholes which resulted in my taking a tumble early on that I didn't really recover from.

Recommended though.


Well done dude. Would love to do that, how much would it roughly cost for a weekend for two and race?


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 07:35:57
In Arras after leaving Paris this morning having done the Marathon yesterday.  Hot.  And I have a million excuses for doing crap.  15 minutes more than my crap time in London last year.  Lovely weekend though.  A lot more relaxed than London - my kids jumped on to the course to run the last hundred metres with me.  They would probably have been wrestled the the ground and shot in London!

Nice course, 1 notable hill, a lot of annoying cobbles and potholes which resulted in my taking a tumble early on that I didn't really recover from.

Recommended though

Bloody well done. Every time I struggle over the line of a half-marathon, my esteem goes up for anyone who does a second lap.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Saxondale on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 07:46:47
Thanks Gents

Cost wise - working it all out not cheap, very conservative estimates 

Race - 100
Doctors note - 30
Tunnel - 166
Airbnb - 300
Spending money - 200

Really probably at least a grand.  Im sure there are cheaper ways to do it but bringing the wife and 2 kids doesnt make it cheap.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: Bewster on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 10:08:33
Due a niggling knee injury I've had to limit the running and cycling but being a stress head I decided to use the headspace app and meditate every day in January. I did this and thought I'd carry on - I'm now up to 100 day streak.

It does make very subtle changes to you, but very positive ones.

and no I'm not a hippy, or vegan  :D   


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 16:42:35
Due a niggling knee injury I've had to limit the running and cycling but being a stress head I decided to use the headspace app and meditate every day in January. I did this and thought I'd carry on - I'm now up to 100 day streak.

It does make very subtle changes to you, but very positive ones.

and no I'm not a hippy, or vegan  :D   

Yep I've used this in the past. Simple techniques and once you get it/accept what it's doing then it's a fantastic tool to have. I go back to it every now and again but have used my own meditation as well as Tai Chi, which is amazing the more you develop it.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 00:49:17
https://www.ruled.me/

Plenty of cruciferous veg (cauliflower, broccoli, sprouts, kale).
Meat.
Cheese.
Eggs.
Nuts.
Fathead Pizza. (https://www.ditchthecarbs.com/fat-head-pizza/)


Best to do during the summer months so you can get the windows open.


Title: Re: The Running and General Health Thread
Post by: bamboonoshoe on Thursday, April 12, 2018, 15:25:25
Anyone interested in this or needs that kick up the arse to get outdoors...My friend Tina and her transition from couch to trail running is featured here;

https://twitter.com/OEmagazine/status/98437054118753?s=20 (https://twitter.com/OEmagazine/status/98437054118753?s=20)

or directly via here (page 14/15)

http://www.oe-mag.co.uk/imag/oespring2018/ (http://www.oe-mag.co.uk/imag/oespring2018/)