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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:16 am

Off to Elvington Airfield shortly for my covid rules 5k. The marathon (10 laps!) Has already started. There's a half marathon, 10 miler and a 10k before my race which is last. Should be interesting. There are some fast runners in the marathon after all the cancellations. And it's not pissing it down, which is nice.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:51 pm

LeverEnd wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:16 am
Off to Elvington Airfield shortly for my covid rules 5k. The marathon (10 laps!) Has already started. There's a half marathon, 10 miler and a 10k before my race which is last. Should be interesting. There are some fast runners in the marathon after all the cancellations. And it's not pissing it down, which is nice.
How did you get on?

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:53 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:51 pm
LeverEnd wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:16 am
Off to Elvington Airfield shortly for my covid rules 5k. The marathon (10 laps!) Has already started. There's a half marathon, 10 miler and a 10k before my race which is last. Should be interesting. There are some fast runners in the marathon after all the cancellations. And it's not pissing it down, which is nice.
How did you get on?
It was ok thanks, better than expected but not great. Big flat lap of the airfield plus a bit extra with a horrible headwind in a straight line for the last 2k.
My mate did the marathon so 10 laps, poor bugger. He wasn't happy. Mumbling about first and last marathon etc. 😁
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:00 pm

First time in the pool in aggeeessss tonight. Went swimming with a friend. Did 40 lengths, happy with that as was only aiming for 30.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:38 pm

This local women to me who competes for Brighton just got the V50 world record for High Jump. 1.66cm.

I was up against her in a match last year. She didn’t come into the competition til after I went out! :oops:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... x-54377705

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:05 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:38 pm
This local women to me who competes for Brighton just got the V50 world record for High Jump. 1.66cm.

I was up against her in a match last year. She didn’t come into the competition til after I went out! :oops:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... x-54377705
I watched that clip earlier. Remember her as Julia Bennett, international class high jumper and great all rounder. Jumped 1.92m aged 20 but never pushed on to the Olympics for some reason. Looks in great shape still.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:56 am

LeverEnd wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:05 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:38 pm
This local women to me who competes for Brighton just got the V50 world record for High Jump. 1.66cm.

I was up against her in a match last year. She didn’t come into the competition til after I went out! :oops:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... x-54377705
I watched that clip earlier. Remember her as Julia Bennett, international class high jumper and great all rounder. Jumped 1.92m aged 20 but never pushed on to the Olympics for some reason. Looks in great shape still.


Yeah good shape and super long legs.She jumps nearly 11m still for TJ too!

You never considered the high jump?! You’re pretty tall. Got the right physique for it. My problem was always that I was a short arse. That, and not very good!

I’ve just staggered round a 3 mile run, got Pilates next. Not done so much exercise in 24 hours for a long time! That’ll be me done for the week. How’s your training going?

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:26 am

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:38 pm
This local women to me who competes for Brighton just got the V50 world record for High Jump. 1.66cm.
Oh, not long now and you'll be able to have a go at that. :)
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Dujon » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:49 pm

Aye, my wife broke and dislocated one of her ankles a couple of weeks ago. She's in a rehabilitation hospital at the moment learning to hop and strengthen her other leg. Although she's a bit of a lass these days I reckon she'll do at least 1.7cm by the time she gets home, CAM boot 'n all. :roll: :wink:

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:53 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:26 am
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:38 pm
This local women to me who competes for Brighton just got the V50 world record for High Jump. 1.66cm.
Oh, not long now and you'll be able to have a go at that. :)
:shock: When I get to the grand old age of 50 (a decade yet!) I doubt I’ll be good for owt but tiddlywinks.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:54 pm

Dujon wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:49 pm
Aye, my wife broke and dislocated one of her ankles a couple of weeks ago. She's in a rehabilitation hospital at the moment learning to hop and strengthen her other leg. Although she's a bit of a lass these days I reckon she'll do at least 1.7cm by the time she gets home, CAM boot 'n all. :roll: :wink:
Hope she gets well soon Dujon! X

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:39 pm

No to the high jump for me. I'm in awe of anyone who can jump higher than the top of their head. I'm crap at anything that involves strength, power, explosive speed or any sort coordination. And reasonable eyesight. I once played cricket for our staff team and fielded by echolocation.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:40 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:54 pm
Dujon wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:49 pm
Aye, my wife broke and dislocated one of her ankles a couple of weeks ago. She's in a rehabilitation hospital at the moment learning to hop and strengthen her other leg. Although she's a bit of a lass these days I reckon she'll do at least 1.7cm by the time she gets home, CAM boot 'n all. :roll: :wink:
Hope she gets well soon Dujon! X

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:43 pm

:shock: Just saw on the BBC some Ugandan geezer ran 26:11 for a new 10k world record, and an Ethiopian woman ran 14:06 to break the 5k WR.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:46 am

LeverEnd wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:43 pm
:shock: Just saw on the BBC some Ugandan geezer ran 26:11 for a new 10k world record, and an Ethiopian woman ran 14:06 to break the 5k WR.
Well I’ve just ran about 5 minutes over his 10k record for 5k. Do I get a prize? ‘Worlds slowest runner’ or something? Tbf he probably didn’t have to stop for his dog to do a poo en route.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Burnden Paddock » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:59 pm

Gooner Girl wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:46 am
LeverEnd wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:43 pm
:shock: Just saw on the BBC some Ugandan geezer ran 26:11 for a new 10k world record, and an Ethiopian woman ran 14:06 to break the 5k WR.
Well I’ve just ran about 5 minutes over his 10k record for 5k. Do I get a prize? ‘Worlds slowest runner’ or something? Tbf he probably didn’t have to stop for his dog to do a poo en route.

😂 Just how long did Paddy take to poo?

Need to get my running head back on. Comes to something when you’ve done more runs/miles in the month, than I have. 😉

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:40 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:59 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:46 am
LeverEnd wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:43 pm
:shock: Just saw on the BBC some Ugandan geezer ran 26:11 for a new 10k world record, and an Ethiopian woman ran 14:06 to break the 5k WR.
Well I’ve just ran about 5 minutes over his 10k record for 5k. Do I get a prize? ‘Worlds slowest runner’ or something? Tbf he probably didn’t have to stop for his dog to do a poo en route.

😂 Just how long did Paddy take to poo?

Need to get my running head back on. Comes to something when you’ve done more runs/miles in the month, than I have. 😉
A minute longer then the new world record Obvs.

Cheeky git. 2 runs, Pilates, a swim, shed load of decorating, school runs, dog walks - over 90k steps in 5 days and still your Mrs beats me on the work week hustle. Would you just let her sit down for a minute or two sometimes?! :evil:

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Worthy4England » Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:34 pm

An 85 year old has just done the mile in 8 mins, 10.4 seconds. To do a mile, it takes me that long just defrosting the car.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:38 am

Worthy4England wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:34 pm
An 85 year old has just done the mile in 8 mins, 10.4 seconds. To do a mile, it takes me that long just defrosting the car.
Saw that. From Darlington. Achieved on a diet of Woodbines and lard no doubt!
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Worthy4England » Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:53 am

LeverEnd wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:38 am
Worthy4England wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:34 pm
An 85 year old has just done the mile in 8 mins, 10.4 seconds. To do a mile, it takes me that long just defrosting the car.
Saw that. From Darlington. Achieved on a diet of Woodbines and lard no doubt!
There's hope for me yet!

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