Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Snowdonia Marathon 24th October 2015

A couple of pictures supplied by TM:-

YJ at about the 15 mile point on the back straight; he finished in the top 50% of the field.

Yours truly at about the 26 mile point; I finished in the bottom 10% of the field.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Snowdonia marathon

The long summer of hilly endurance runs paid off with a10 minute improvement on my Langdale time, which put me second (out of two)  in the over 75 category.  The weather at the start was atrocious but the rain eased off, as predicted by the weathermen, after  two and a half hours.

The final descent, a rocky and muddy track - not my idea of road racing - needed respect and would be reflected in a slow  pace for the last couple of miles.

I finished in 4hrs 22mins,  9mins behind the over 75 winner but inside the top half of the field.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Day trip

Assuming I survive  Saturday's  Snowdonia marathon in one piece I will be very interested in a day trip.  I shall probably be resting for most of next week. After that a midweek run would suit me better as I expect to be busy on the following two Saturdays.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Day Trip Anyone?

Ey up!  After my failure at the Bremen Marathon and just getting back to being foot pain free, I fancy a day out on the fells in the next couple of weeks. Lakes or Pendle, maybe do a race recce. Anyone fancy accompanying me and have any suggestions?  I can do a weekday as well as weekends.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sparrowhawk v Greenfinch

Nothing to write about so far as running is concerned so, to keep in touch, here is a “bird” picture.



Sunday, October 11, 2015

Windgather Fell Race Sunday 11th Oct 2015

It's been a while since I did this, 2007 to be exact. I had a trawl back through the blog but alas no report from then.

I'd penciled this in for for half marathon training, and now realised I must have been thinking along the same lines in 2007, as I'm booked in to the same Half Marathon 8 years on, 1st Nov! Distance today was 13.5m and 2500ft of climbing

A lovely day for it. It's a very pretty route early on, running along the the banks of the two reservoirs in the Goyt Valley - Erwood & Fernilee. Bit of a slog up to Shinnig Tor but the views were worth it. I'm pleased to say I ran nearly all of the route, with a couple of 'walkie' bits due to underfoot terain.

Well in 2007 I managed 2:45 as a V35, in 2015 I managed (approx) 2:48 as a V45. So overall not too bad a drift for the extra 8 years. Interesting to see what I can do at Stevenage on 1st Nov. Now, there is a report for that so you can all have a read. I don't intend to do the XC relays the day before unless they are seriously desperate. I'm hoping to get a bit of speed work in before then so see if I can beat my time.


Thursday, October 08, 2015

This Week's UTUPs

Thursday 8th October - To catch a little more light, Steve and I are departing from the Stocks at the earlier time of 6:00 p.m, rather than the usual 6:30. Also, we will be having a couple of beers afterwards - all welcome.

Saturday 10th October - I will be at the Lower Barn at 8:30 a.m, looking for company. Must have GSOH.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Rucksack Club Navigational Challenge – Saturday 3rd October

A few pics here from a glorious weekend in the Duddon Valley, Wasdale bound next weekend  : )


Dam Wall – Seathwaite Tarn

Monday, October 05, 2015

Sunday 4th October

Anything known about how EYJ's protege fared in her big event? I have info on our other two long distance ladies.

Saturday 3rd October 2015 - Outcome

I was over a minute outside my target time for the 5k, but a pleasing 3 minutes 51 seconds inside my target for my run to Winter Hill trig point.

Sunday, October 04, 2015

79 Miles!

No, not one of YJ's routine training runs, but the total distance that will be completed by three of 'our' ladies today, if their separate plans come to fruition - watch this space.

Well, almost - 78.6 actually - do the maths.

Friday, October 02, 2015

Saturday 3rd October

Just for info., I will not be UTUPing this Saturday; I'll be doing my monthly Park Run, followed by a run up to the trig point from Horrocks Fold car park. Target time for the 5k is sub 30 and for the return trip to the trig point is sub 90 minutes.