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    • cnoelj
    • By cnoelj 24th Apr 14, 7:59 AM
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    The All New MSE Running Club.
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    • 24th Apr 14, 7:59 AM
    The All New MSE Running Club. 24th Apr 14 at 7:59 AM
    Hello everyone!

    This is a message to all MSE runners - and I know that there are many of us. You may be a seasoned veteran with many Marathons under your belt, a club runner, a lone runner, a newbie or someone thinking about taking the plunge into running. Doesn't matter this is for you.

    If you have been around for a while you may remember the MSE Running Club which was active for a number of years and was originally set up by Pania. This was an online space to meet up as runners, to receive support and encouragement, to state our goals, to share our running triumphs and frustrations, to seek accountability, ask all those questions we have been afraid to ask and to chat.

    Well I have been in the running wilderness for a couple of years (for reasons that I will explain in another post) but as a result of gaining inspiration from the recent London Marathon I have made a commitment to enter it again in 2015.

    Chatting on facebook I find that Pania has made a similar commitment and we made an agreement to hold each other accountable to that. From there it just felt good to relaunch the running club and to interact with others who have running goals and are wanting to reach out to others for mutual support.

    So whatever your running experience and whatever it is you wish to derive from running, you are welcome to join us. If the previous running club is anything to go by, it will be fun

    Must go. Time for a run!

    Chris
    “The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” Eckhart Tolle
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    • spikyone
    • By spikyone 12th Sep 18, 8:41 AM
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    Thanks both, I'll look forward to hearing you got in in your races next week! Glad, that's a superb improvement in a short time, well done!
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 16th Sep 18, 4:15 PM
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    Well half marathon done ... Came in just under 1hr 27 mins. Tough going today, I took it out too fast into a tough headwind and then regretted the first couple of miles later on in the race. But box ticked with the sub 90 mins so that'll do for now.
    That was my longest run for months too so all in all it wasn't too bad. Just need to decide which half to target for next year so that I can actually get some training in and give sub 80 a try.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • spikyone
    • By spikyone 17th Sep 18, 12:15 PM
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    That's a great performance, especially under the circumstances.

    I can't even imagine how much training it would take to go sub 80, I have constant aches and pains from doing enough to break 90 and I'd be seriously happy with that pace over a 5k!
    • Glad
    • By Glad 18th Sep 18, 8:09 PM
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    Well half marathon done ... Came in just under 1hr 27 mins. Tough going today, I took it out too fast into a tough headwind and then regretted the first couple of miles later on in the race. But box ticked with the sub 90 mins so that'll do for now.
    That was my longest run for months too so all in all it wasn't too bad. Just need to decide which half to target for next year so that I can actually get some training in and give sub 80 a try.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    well done, wonderful time

    it's my aim to do a half marathon trail next year

    I did a third 10k on saturday, 81 mins so a little slower but the course was pretty tough, lots of steep hills and estate lanes covered in cow muck so more skating than running at times
    Last edited by Glad; 18-09-2018 at 8:13 PM.
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 19th Sep 18, 9:16 PM
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    Good effort Glad.
    Trail races are so much more fun than road races. Sadly for some reason I am (relatively speaking) faster on road than on trails despite enjoying them much more.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • SSDD23
    • By SSDD23 21st Sep 18, 10:13 AM
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    Joined in with my running clubs 0 to 5k group last night, pushed too hard, I don't know how not to want to be at the front
    Foot's a bit tender, will see how it goes with ice and stretching.
    Sports Injury guy I see is half hour drive away but need to find someone closer as I can't seem to find many who do Saturdays, and I work Mon-Fri. At least with someone local I might be able to use my lunch hour to see someone
    • Glad
    • By Glad 1st Oct 18, 9:34 PM
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    Getting ready to do a 12k trail race on Saturday, the furthest I'll have run and the elevation is 690m! looking forward to it though and hoping the weather stays fine, the views should be glorious
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    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 2nd Oct 18, 8:41 PM
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    Getting ready to do a 12k trail race on Saturday, the furthest I'll have run and the elevation is 690m! looking forward to it though and hoping the weather stays fine, the views should be glorious
    Originally posted by Glad
    Love a good trail race, enjoy. Although I am terrible at going up I generally make up places coming back down as I am a bit stupid and just launch myself down mountains.

    700m over 12k is going to be tough going!
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • spikyone
    • By spikyone 8th Oct 18, 9:30 AM
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    Getting ready to do a 12k trail race on Saturday, the furthest I'll have run and the elevation is 690m! looking forward to it though and hoping the weather stays fine, the views should be glorious
    Originally posted by Glad
    How did it go? The weather where I am was pretty unpleasant on Saturday, but I'm told that it was lovely elsewhere.

    I ran a local 10k yesterday. I'd woken up on Saturday with the start of a cold, which was worse yesterday. The only reason I didn't skip the 10k was that I was meeting a fellow runner from a Facebook group, who was travelling an hour to join me in trying for a sub-40 (fortunately he turned out to be a really nice guy rather than some internet weirdo).
    As I was there, I decided that I was going to try for the sub-40 anyway. If I didn't make it then at least I'd tried. I went with him at the necessary pace early on, and my breathing wasn't too bad. Around 7.5k he started dropping back a bit but I was into my stride and decided to keep going. The end result was a 39:39, my first sub-40 and under the circumstances it ranks as one of my proudest running achievements.
    Unfortunately my running buddy missed out by a handful of seconds. Both our Strava accounts recorded it as being over-distance and his shows that he got through the 10k point in just under 40, so I hope it's just a matter of time for him before he makes it official.

    Parkrun aside that will be my last race of the year, and I'm going to take at least a couple of weeks out. I've been hurting in all kinds of places so it's time to listen to my body for once.
    • indesisiv
    • By indesisiv 8th Oct 18, 4:24 PM
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    Well done Spiky good effort. Wonder what you could do when you're not ill.
    “Time is intended to be spent, not saved” - Alfred Wainwright
    • Glad
    • By Glad 12th Oct 18, 9:47 PM
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    Love a good trail race, enjoy. Although I am terrible at going up I generally make up places coming back down as I am a bit stupid and just launch myself down mountains.

    700m over 12k is going to be tough going!
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    How did it go? The weather where I am was pretty unpleasant on Saturday, but I'm told that it was lovely elsewhere.

    I ran a local 10k yesterday. I'd woken up on Saturday with the start of a cold, which was worse yesterday. The only reason I didn't skip the 10k was that I was meeting a fellow runner from a Facebook group, who was travelling an hour to join me in trying for a sub-40 (fortunately he turned out to be a really nice guy rather than some internet weirdo).
    As I was there, I decided that I was going to try for the sub-40 anyway. If I didn't make it then at least I'd tried. I went with him at the necessary pace early on, and my breathing wasn't too bad. Around 7.5k he started dropping back a bit but I was into my stride and decided to keep going. The end result was a 39:39, my first sub-40 and under the circumstances it ranks as one of my proudest running achievements.
    Unfortunately my running buddy missed out by a handful of seconds. Both our Strava accounts recorded it as being over-distance and his shows that he got through the 10k point in just under 40, so I hope it's just a matter of time for him before he makes it official.

    Parkrun aside that will be my last race of the year, and I'm going to take at least a couple of weeks out. I've been hurting in all kinds of places so it's time to listen to my body for once.
    Originally posted by spikyone

    It was absolutely amazing, my time was 2hrs 13 mins but I was really pleased with that first finisher was 1hr 19 mins, the climb was intense but the last 4km was downhill and just great, fantastic views over Snowdonia and the Menai Straits, the best race I've done so far

    great time spikyone
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    • TheMoneySpider
    • By TheMoneySpider 31st Oct 18, 1:00 PM
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    Well half marathon done ... Came in just under 1hr 27 mins.
    Originally posted by indesisiv

    Wow, that's immense! Congratulations. I was dancing the other day when I got my 10 mile PB below the 90 minute mark!
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