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#3020311 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on Yesterday, 06:29 PM

48th parkrun today, gentle trot to warm up for the Worksop Half tomorrow.


In other news, I didn't get in the London Marathon so I went home from the club meeting and entered the Manchester Marathon next April. It will be very close to the 10th anniversary of my dad's death and I will be running in aid of Ashgate Hospice.

#3018128 League 1 Cup

Posted by tim2 on 22 October 2014 - 05:18 PM

I was just looking at the fixture list and saw Coventry Bears v Barrow Raiders on May 31st.

I have known Barrovian Ron Banks for many years - I remember him collecting all the kit off the floor of the Bears' changing room after a game ready to take it for washing and trying to count everything to see how much had gone missing that week. As a club chairman myself at the time, I sympathised with him and realised how much hard work he and others were putting in at amateur clubs around the country.

When he saw this fixture he must have blinked and wondered when he would wake up from what must be a dream - it must seem barely believable that the day would come. Well Ron, it's coming and it's real. And I wish you, and Boomer, and Tom and all the others the best of luck. Do the Midlands proud.

#3018003 UKIPpery

Posted by tim2 on 22 October 2014 - 12:50 PM

Being "enlightened" normally means that your prejudices are different from those of your parents.
Otherwise, to adapt Philip Larkin, "They fill you with the prejudices they had, and add some extra just for you."
Most of us have prejudices, but the "enlightened" ones among us are able to ensure that our prejudices are those that happen to be fashionable at any particular point in time.

My parents are/were anti-gay who thought Enoch Powell talked a lot of sense. I certainly haven't inherited those views although I probably held them briefly as a child when you haven't had a chance to see other options and viewpoints - I am a socialist but I don't intrinsically despise rich people, Tories or indeed people who hold what I consider bigoted views. I prefer to engage in a debate where I try to persuade them that a more humanist and tolerant view of people's situation and lifestyle choice is better for everyone.

If being tolerant of people's choice of religion, sexuality or skin colour is currently fashionable then thank God (or perhaps not, if you are agnostic or atheist) for that.

You used my smilies  out of context!! They were not attached to my comment about Henry and Ray.

Welcome to the world of the British Press...

Apologies, it was a cut and paste error. Or as the Guardian would put it, a cat and piste error.

#3016032 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 18 October 2014 - 05:01 PM

Doing some quicker 10Ks in preparation for the Worksop Half next week - one of my favourite races. Tomorrow I will pass 500 miles for the year and next week will pass my record total distance for a year's running. I'm aiming for 1000K during 2014.


I will also find out on Friday if I'm in the London Marathon - I didn't get in through the ballot so I hope I can get a club place.

#3011945 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 11 October 2014 - 09:45 PM

Southampton parkrun this week. Nice gentle 26 minutes after a week's holiday. Over 500 runners made it a bit crowded.

#3011859 The Wisdom of Roy Keane

Posted by tim2 on 11 October 2014 - 07:54 PM

There are definitely different types of sportsmen - some, like Keane,Boycott, Faldo, Pietersen etc. are not necessarily likeable. Some others can be winners and remain humble and very likeable.


I had the privilege of meeting another Irishman, jockey John Reid, this week. What a thoroughly nice man he is, and modest about his achievements, which are substantial within his field.

#3004343 28/09/14 - Featherstone Rovers v Sheffield Eagles KO 6.30pm

Posted by tim2 on 29 September 2014 - 10:36 AM

The table doesn't lie after 26 games. The best 2 teams in the comp are in the final.

It should be a belting game and show the Sky viewers what we've been missing on TV since Premier Sports pulled the plug, which by the way I'm still very annoyed about after I took out a year's subscription before the World Cup.

#3003783 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 27 September 2014 - 11:30 PM

22.50 at the parkrun today, just 2 seconds off a course PB


The interval training plus extra miles seems to be doing the trick.

#3002487 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 25 September 2014 - 07:36 PM

29 miles in training this week including an interval sesh tonight.


Next up, the Worksop Half Marathon in October. In the meantime, I'm going to have a go at doing a quick parkrun on Saturday.

#2999819 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 21 September 2014 - 11:09 AM

Thank you - I've not done a thing this week..... Looking forward to Sunday and give it my all

Stephen has completed the Half at Warrington in a new PB of 1.42 - he said it was a "bit hilly" as well. he's on fire as he goes for 4 in 4 weeks next week at Nottingham, which is distinctly flat.

#2998493 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 18 September 2014 - 10:39 PM

I've completed my first full weeks training in over 16 weeks, over the pigging moon.

Monday 8 miles, yoga and spin
Tuesday double spin
Wednesday spin
Thursday spin
Friday rest
Saturday double spin
Sunday 11.5 miles

Made up after so many false starts with injuries.

Today's run was my longest run since the half marathon end of may this year.

Should be okay for the 1/2 marathon in Warrington next Sunday now.

Everything crossed.



Good luck, may mate Stephen is doing this one having done the GNR and Chesterfield Half in the last two weeks then rounding off September with the Robin Hood Half in Nottingham - 4 in 4 weeks...

#2998491 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 18 September 2014 - 10:37 PM

I successfully completed the Chesterfield Half Marathon in 1hr 56, not quick but happy to get round under 2 hours given the lack of training.


Injury seems sorted, so back to full-on training.

#2995126 Harry Jepson

Posted by tim2 on 14 September 2014 - 01:27 PM

^^ this guy has no idea ... Keep living in your small town buddy!


Has his sarcasm bypassed you? Or has yours bypassed me?


BTW, Bearman is one of the heroes of RL expansion.

#2992566 5K run on a treadmill

Posted by tim2 on 10 September 2014 - 07:01 PM

Chesterfield Half next Sunday. Nowhere near ready - it's going to hurt and/or I won't finish it.


The course route has been posted on YouTube filmed by car and quadcopter

#2991020 Harry Jepson

Posted by tim2 on 08 September 2014 - 05:47 PM

The standard of "premier" varies considerably between regions. In the Midlands we have 3 clubs who might be in the Premier operating at a higher level (NCL and CLS) - one of these will be semi pro next season. North East has one at NCL level who would be a strong favourite if they were still in North East Prem.


The South West is a real development area, with little chance for the top side to get any real stern competition until they hit the HJ.


It's a good gauge for a region, and it's still a prestigious trophy outside of the heartlands, but you have to understand the situation within each region to read anything into the results.