TFF Parkrun Fiends...............

Discussion in 'Fitness and Weight Loss' started by JCMaloney, Oct 3, 2018.

  1. farmerm

    farmerm Member

    Location:
    Shropshire
    I was inspired enough to go this morning, despite it pouring with rain on the way! It turned out nice 2 minutes before start. (y)
     
  2. bovrill

    bovrill Member

    Location:
    East Essex
    I was a bit late getting there this morning. The leaders had already done their first lap by the time I got to the start line.
    It does make overtaking people all the more satisfying though, I'd caught the tail gunner up within our first lap (then had to walk with her a little way as I couldn't breathe from sprinting(ish) 2.5km).
     
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  3. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    Location:
    LE3 9EU
    318th out of 520 or so in 29m 44secs............we had a running club takeover hence lots of "fast folk"........ I was sticking to the "lithe" 28 minute pacer like glue..... for the first lap.
    Then it started to rain & hail.
    This wasn`t good as we turned the bottom corner into the teeth of it.... was like someone pushing you backwards especially for those of a larger frame...... little lithe Zoe (28 min pacer) lost me..... :(

    Usual "grit & guns" blast up the finish hill toasted 5 folk. :)

    Ohh.......... and as part of the "Training Regime" we walked to the event (1.3 miles) then walked one circuit (1.55miles), before running it,(3.1 miles) then walked home (1.3 miles)...... 7+ miles "in the legs".

    Feet up watching the rugby............... mud plugging tomorrow!!
     
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  4. JLLM

    JLLM Member

    Location:
    Tyddewi
    26.12 today which considering the headwind on a large section I'm happy with.
     
  5. mrs mtx

    mrs mtx Member

    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    C0FF8F64-0B51-4D57-A04A-7B6D41D954FD.png Last time of hyjacking this thread I promise :whistle: but did my longest training run today :D it was supposed to be next weekend but I’m working so brought it forward a week!
    It’s all easier miles now until the day :woot:
     
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  6. JLLM

    JLLM Member

    Location:
    Tyddewi
    I waved as I drove past.
     
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  7. mrs mtx

    mrs mtx Member

    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    I do apologise :facepalm: I had 2 miles left so was pretty broken and I have conjunctivitis so wasn’t wearing my contacts :banghead: I did think there was a chance it could be you but didn’t want to commit and be wrong :LOL:
     
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  8. JLLM

    JLLM Member

    Location:
    Tyddewi
    It must have been a bit blowy this morning.:poop:
     
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  9. mrs mtx

    mrs mtx Member

    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    It was horrendous! The wind was head on from croesgoch until st David’s, and then when we turned by the tip back along the moor but the wind had changed direction :facepalm: literally had to run backwards in places just to breathe!
     
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  10. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    Location:
    LE3 9EU
    Today was horrific, the wind was brutal and "in your face" for most of the course.
    A sluggish 307th out of 540 in 30m 23s....... was not a day for PB`s !!
    Even the fast buggers were well off normal pace.
     
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  11. JLLM

    JLLM Member

    Location:
    Tyddewi
    Well you say that but, 25.47 is a new one for me.:)
     
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  12. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    Location:
    LE3 9EU
    Well done! :)

    I knew we were "up against it" when the 30 min pacer was ahead of the 28 min pacer on the first lap.......and I still beat both of them!! :scratchhead::scratchhead: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
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  13. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    Location:
    LE3 9EU
    Another steady 30 minute trundle round today.
    Was almost cancelled due to the lack of "Hi Viz heroes".
    I ended up getting the kit, setting it up, checking the course, running it then taking all the kit home. Mrs M was tailgunner.
    The RD gave the field some stick at the briefing.....we had 560+ today and couldn`t get 20+ volunteers to marshall it until this morning :nailbiting:...the threat to cancel if we don`t get enough volunteers worked....next weeks rota is already full!! :D
     
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  14. JLLM

    JLLM Member

    Location:
    Tyddewi
    Well done, I'm hoping to get to a decent no of runs, thinking 25, then offer to start volunteering.
     
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  15. bovrill

    bovrill Member

    Location:
    East Essex
    I think it was our Christmas day run that ran with a skeleton staff of volunteers.
    It was a bit of a case of if you knew the course: get on with it. And if you didn't: make sure you followed someone who did!
    I got shin splints today, for the first time in months. So although I was about ten minutes earlier starting than I have been for a few weeks, I was very similar on my time :oops:
    I'm determined to get there on time next week, and get an official time back in the 30s again. I think I've been about 33/34 minutes for the last few weeks, but it's hard to tell when I don't wear a watch.
     
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  16. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    Location:
    LE3 9EU
    Oh god........... there was a photographer........... its me hurtling around the corner just after "Heart Attack Hill"...... :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::eek:
    Pace.jpg
     
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  17. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    Location:
    LE3 9EU
    Even minding my own business sorting tokens wasn`t "safe" !! :eek::eek:
    TokenSorting.jpg
     
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  18. mrs mtx

    mrs mtx Member

    Location:
    Pembrokeshire
    Flying feet (y)
     
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  19. JLLM

    JLLM Member

    Location:
    Tyddewi
    25.24 yesterday.:) Good conditions mind.
     
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  20. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    Location:
    LE3 9EU
    I`m not sure if that is a good thing or not...... I don`t know much about "technique" other than sticking one foot in front of the other. :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::D
     
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