Running thread for 2019


#201

Also a windy (both pronunciations) course will be slower. Elevation isn’t everything


#202

Sheffield hallam parkrun is so full of fucking uni athletes that that really doesn’t feel fast


#203

Dunno how easy it is to come across for you, but while Oakhill isn’t flat, it’s a fair bit better than Grovelands if that’s the one you’re doing most often and not too far away in terms of distance.


#204

Somehow humblebragging even further!


#205

It’s not mega far but would definitely mean driving. I’m about a 20 min walk from Grovelands now (can run there in 10 for a warm up).

I just want to avoid that horrible hill in Grovelands! I think without that, i’d have more of a chance of achieving sub 30.


#206

Definitely hit up Hampstead if you’ve not run it before - I used to switch between there and Gladstone before I moved across to Finsbury Park.

I’m not exactly a regular at Finsbury, prefer getting up later and running up the Parkland Walk towards Highgate. I hate the hill too!


#207

Never did Finsbury Park parkrun but it is such a frustrating park to run in IMO, long, slow hills and then really short steep ones.


#208

Cheers. Will def give it a go, if not this weekend, then in subsequent ones to come. Ta!


#209

If you want a flat parkrun, NEVER do Mount Edgcumbe in Cornwall. I have and it’s brutal! Plus, you have to get there by boat if you’re staying in Plymouth.

http://www.parkrun.org.uk/mountedgcumbe/course/


#210

Apparently there are only 3 with more elevation.


#211

To be fair, the name is a fairly hefty clue!


#212

It’s mental. You walk up this massive hill to the house, where everyone meets and they do the run brief. And you can see even more hill stretching up behind it. You think “Well, that’s a lot of hill, this’ll be tough”. Then after the brief, they take you down to the start, which is right at the bottom of the first hill! And you start crying at the prospect…

I managed it in 27 minutes and came 18th on the day. It’s certainly an experience!
http://www.parkrun.org.uk/mountedgcumbe/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=110


#213

Going out at lunch today after my illness set back! :+1:

Just dumping this here so I HAVE to go!

It’s really hard getting back into it all!


#214

Getting pretty sick of doing nothing tbh


#215

Must be a pain in the arse, but best rest now than fuck it up properly and be out for months.

Testing my adductor out tonight on track. If it’s still sore I’ll rein it in until the 10-miler on Sunday.


#216

I’m allowed to go for a slow 15-20 minute jog on Thursday. Pretty exciting stuff


#217

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#218

Are you doing core exercises and stuff while you’re not running? That will keep you occupied and will help to prevent injury in the future.


#219

Yeah but it is all just deeply boring


#220

Maybe add a bit of risk - like balancing a mug of hot tea on your head when you do them?