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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:41 am

Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:42 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:34 pm
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Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:19 pm
Where’s Leigh exactly? Back at club tonight and there was a Leigh Harrier who has moved down south and was checking out the club. I said I had a few friends in running clubs up there. Nice to hear a northern accent again :)
It's a fleapit of a place on the way into Wigan.
No, don’t hold back Bruce, say what you really think!! :D

Can’t be that bad, can it?!
My grandad was a coal miner there. When both Bickershaw and Parsonage Collieries were open the whole town used to be covered in a layer coal dust. The pits closed in 1992 yet nearly 30 years on the entire place still looks like someone needs to set about it with a power hose. :conf:
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Burnden Paddock » Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:18 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:41 am
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:42 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:34 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:19 pm
Where’s Leigh exactly? Back at club tonight and there was a Leigh Harrier who has moved down south and was checking out the club. I said I had a few friends in running clubs up there. Nice to hear a northern accent again :)
It's a fleapit of a place on the way into Wigan.
No, don’t hold back Bruce, say what you really think!! :D

Can’t be that bad, can it?!
My grandad was a coal miner there. When both Bickershaw and Parsonage Collieries were open the whole town used to be covered in a layer coal dust. The pits closed in 1992 yet nearly 30 years on the entire place still looks like someone needs to set about it with a power hose. :conf:
In fairness, the town hosts a very flat 10k. Still running round a dump, but it's a flat dump!

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Bruce Rioja » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:05 pm

Burnden Paddock wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:18 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:41 am
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:42 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:34 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:19 pm
Where’s Leigh exactly? Back at club tonight and there was a Leigh Harrier who has moved down south and was checking out the club. I said I had a few friends in running clubs up there. Nice to hear a northern accent again :)
It's a fleapit of a place on the way into Wigan.
No, don’t hold back Bruce, say what you really think!! :D

Can’t be that bad, can it?!
My grandad was a coal miner there. When both Bickershaw and Parsonage Collieries were open the whole town used to be covered in a layer coal dust. The pits closed in 1992 yet nearly 30 years on the entire place still looks like someone needs to set about it with a power hose. :conf:
In fairness, the town hosts a very flat 10k. Still running round a dump, but it's a flat dump!
You didn't do Pennington Flash Parkrun with us that time did you, BP? A lovely prospect - the possibility of running around the flash itself and alongside the canal. Oh no, not a bit of it. 5K running round ankle-threatening slag heaps. Even when the place has the opportunity to show a better side it doesn't recognise it. No wonder Andy Burnham's their MP.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by KeyserSoze » Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:50 pm

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:05 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:18 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:41 am
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:42 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:34 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:19 pm
Where’s Leigh exactly? Back at club tonight and there was a Leigh Harrier who has moved down south and was checking out the club. I said I had a few friends in running clubs up there. Nice to hear a northern accent again :)
It's a fleapit of a place on the way into Wigan.
No, don’t hold back Bruce, say what you really think!! :D

Can’t be that bad, can it?!
My grandad was a coal miner there. When both Bickershaw and Parsonage Collieries were open the whole town used to be covered in a layer coal dust. The pits closed in 1992 yet nearly 30 years on the entire place still looks like someone needs to set about it with a power hose. :conf:
In fairness, the town hosts a very flat 10k. Still running round a dump, but it's a flat dump!
You didn't do Pennington Flash Parkrun with us that time did you, BP? A lovely prospect - the possibility of running around the flash itself and alongside the canal. Oh no, not a bit of it. 5K running round ankle-threatening slag heaps. Even when the place has the opportunity to show a better side it doesn't recognise it. No wonder Andy Burnham's their MP.
A few years ago a friend of mine was coming back from a significant hip injury (dislocated and split the ball socket, fracture fans) after a fall and was getting back into doing parkruns. We were coincidentally both back up north on the same weekend away London, so as per we got to arranging a parkrun to do while we were up as part of his rehab.

He said he fancied doing Bolton and immediately my teeth began to grate; all I could see was my mate, struggling up Cruella with his bad hip, and then tripping and falling back down that jagged hill all the way and ending up back in hospital. Absolutely not, I couldn't let him even remotely risk it. How about Pennington Flash instead, I said? Surely that would be a lovely one to run and a new course, to boot, any excuse to avoid the death trap that surely was Leverhulme Park.

...I'm just glad he made it around in one piece!
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:44 pm

Not selling a trip up north to me lads!

Umpired my first proper cricket match today. Well,
20/20. I wouldn’t have wanted to face some of the U11 lads we have bowling! 😳. Smashed them anyway and the nice guy umpiring for the other team who was apparently some hockey international helped me through the score sheet. Quite enjoyed it actually, despite the drizzle. Still not a patch on rounders though.

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Tue May 04, 2021 11:50 am

Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:05 pm
Burnden Paddock wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:18 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:41 am
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:42 pm
Bruce Rioja wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:34 pm
Gooner Girl wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:19 pm
Where’s Leigh exactly? Back at club tonight and there was a Leigh Harrier who has moved down south and was checking out the club. I said I had a few friends in running clubs up there. Nice to hear a northern accent again :)
It's a fleapit of a place on the way into Wigan.
No, don’t hold back Bruce, say what you really think!! :D

Can’t be that bad, can it?!
My grandad was a coal miner there. When both Bickershaw and Parsonage Collieries were open the whole town used to be covered in a layer coal dust. The pits closed in 1992 yet nearly 30 years on the entire place still looks like someone needs to set about it with a power hose. :conf:
In fairness, the town hosts a very flat 10k. Still running round a dump, but it's a flat dump!
You didn't do Pennington Flash Parkrun with us that time did you, BP? A lovely prospect - the possibility of running around the flash itself and alongside the canal. Oh no, not a bit of it. 5K running round ankle-threatening slag heaps. Even when the place has the opportunity to show a better side it doesn't recognise it. No wonder Andy Burnham's their MP.
Had my second swim of the year in Pennington Flash on Saturday. They operate out of Leigh and Lowton Sailing Club. It was.......fresh. 🥶

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Dujon » Tue May 04, 2021 2:45 pm

Watch out for those Pennington Pike, GtE, they're right vicious they are. :fishing:

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Tue May 04, 2021 4:25 pm

Dujon wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 2:45 pm
Watch out for those Pennington Pike, GtE, they're right vicious they are. :fishing:
As I swam I was obviously disturbing the surface water insects and Swifts and Martins were swooping down to catch them as they rose. Fantastic sight. 😊

Didn't see any pike. And, after my experience of touching a sturgeon as I swam in the Danube in Dubrovnik......, It wouldn't have bothered me anyway. 😁

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Worthy4England » Tue May 04, 2021 4:32 pm

^^ What happened with a sturgeon in Dubrovnik, stays in Dubrovnik. Happy Birthday for yesterday btw. :-)

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gary the Enfield » Wed May 05, 2021 8:20 pm

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^^ What happened with a sturgeon in Dubrovnik, stays in Dubrovnik. Happy Birthday for yesterday btw. :-)
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^^ What happened with a sturgeon in Dubrovnik, stays in Dubrovnik. Happy Birthday for yesterday btw. :-)
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Wed May 05, 2021 9:37 pm

I thought the Scottish Parliament was past all these salacious stories but it seems not
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by KeyserSoze » Thu May 06, 2021 3:13 pm

Physio finally started! Many thanks for the offer GtE but found out I could get it through work via health insurance.

Seem to think it's hamstring tendonitis which isn't good, neither was the given recovery time. We will see how things progress but looking likelier than not that London will be deferred to next year. Feck.

In the mean time Leyton baths won't know what's hit it.
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Post by Gary the Enfield » Thu May 06, 2021 3:18 pm

KeyserSoze wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 3:13 pm
Physio finally started! Many thanks for the offer GtE but found out I could get it through work via health insurance.

Seem to think it's hamstring tendonitis which isn't good, neither was the given recovery time. We will see how things progress but looking likelier than not that London will be deferred to next year. Feck.

In the mean time Leyton baths won't know what's hit it.
No worries. Recover well.

You do know there is public swimming at the Olympic Pool? Much nicer than Leyton. 😁

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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by KeyserSoze » Thu May 06, 2021 4:02 pm

Gary the Enfield wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 3:18 pm
KeyserSoze wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 3:13 pm
Physio finally started! Many thanks for the offer GtE but found out I could get it through work via health insurance.

Seem to think it's hamstring tendonitis which isn't good, neither was the given recovery time. We will see how things progress but looking likelier than not that London will be deferred to next year. Feck.

In the mean time Leyton baths won't know what's hit it.
No worries. Recover well.

You do know there is public swimming at the Olympic Pool? Much nicer than Leyton. 😁
Cheers! Hopefully won't be too long.

Haha, I always forget about that! I see it's open til nearly 10 tonight. A visit methinks!
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by LeverEnd » Thu May 06, 2021 10:47 pm

Get well soon, keyser's hamstring
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Post by LeverEnd » Sat May 15, 2021 8:19 am

Doesn't look like parkrun will be back as planned on June 5th. 2/3 landowners still not given permission, including Bolton Council. They won't risk opening less than half the parkruns as they'll be swamped.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Sat May 15, 2021 8:45 am

LeverEnd wrote:
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Doesn't look like parkrun will be back as planned on June 5th. 2/3 landowners still not given permission, including Bolton Council. They won't risk opening less than half as they'll be swamped.
That’s a shame, not that I was planning on running one any time soon. Struggled round 2.5 miles yesterday painfully slow! So unfit at the moment. Have sacked the first vets league off. Anyone else struggling with fitness/motivation?

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Post by LeverEnd » Sat May 15, 2021 9:21 am

Gooner Girl wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 8:45 am
LeverEnd wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 8:19 am
Doesn't look like parkrun will be back as planned on June 5th. 2/3 landowners still not given permission, including Bolton Council. They won't risk opening less than half as they'll be swamped.
That’s a shame, not that I was planning on running one any time soon. Struggled round 2.5 miles yesterday painfully slow! So unfit at the moment. Have sacked the first vets league off. Anyone else struggling with fitness/motivation?
I was but have been getting out more regularly and am.now keen to start training properly again. Only one race pencilled in, the rearranged Beverley 10k in September.
Keep plugging away, it'll be easier when the motivation returns.
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Re: The athletics/running thread

Post by Gooner Girl » Sat May 15, 2021 9:41 am

LeverEnd wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 9:21 am
Gooner Girl wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 8:45 am
LeverEnd wrote:
Sat May 15, 2021 8:19 am
Doesn't look like parkrun will be back as planned on June 5th. 2/3 landowners still not given permission, including Bolton Council. They won't risk opening less than half as they'll be swamped.
That’s a shame, not that I was planning on running one any time soon. Struggled round 2.5 miles yesterday painfully slow! So unfit at the moment. Have sacked the first vets league off. Anyone else struggling with fitness/motivation?
I was but have been getting out more regularly and am.now keen to start training properly again. Only one race pencilled in, the rearranged Beverley 10k in September.
Keep plugging away, it'll be easier when the motivation returns.

If it returns! It’s ok for you, You can have two months off and still return super fast! The rest of us mere mortals chug along at snail pace after a couple of weeks off! In fact I’m not sure I’ve got out of snail pace for several years now. Perhaps I need to have another baby, had my finest season in about 20 years about a year after having Luke! 🤔

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