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We're not on the pic of the South Manchester group, its a really old photo.
But you can have a giggle at us in the manchester evening news...
Go along to that session Kate, who cares if you can or can't keep up. Just go, because if you don't you'll never know.
And post a new thread asking about peoples opinions of local clubs, recommendations etc.
It happens every time we get a new person, they try and go off like a rocket and then have to walk!
I am so glad you went!
yes but you were poorly....
have you sorted out our kit yet cal?
A 12 minute miles sounds good to me! I have never been a good runner at all, but have been plodding (jogging) around my village for a few months now. Last night I went to a crossfit club and we did a series of 6 minute circuits. One was:
run 800m, then do as many sets of 6 burpees and 6 sit-ups as possible.
I got back to the gym at 6.01. I took the whol circuit running 800m! Which, assuming I could maintain that pace for 12 minutes, would be about a mile.
So, I say well done. And as my instructor said last night - now you have a target to beat!
Oh, I only just noticed that this is from 2008. Stupid Google!
Don't feel stupid jon, I thank you for bumping the thread and found it a good read for a newbie like me. I'm struggling with pace right now and actually trying to get my pace nearer the 13mm than 12mm as I'm using a HRM and currently needing to walk up most hills to keep my HR below 80% of MAX.
Jon, 12 min/mile is my long slow run pace normally. Your instructor is right now you have a target and one that is realistic.Remember we all started somewhere, even people like me that never really got much faster. My greatest achievement was 10 miles in 1:40, so 10 min/mile.
I think anyone who can run 10 miles is on par with Mo Farah and Paula Radcliffe!
YES!!! I'm on a par with Mo Farah. I ran 15miles on Sunday Slow 15 12:30 - 12:45 pace but I ran it I've been running for just under 4 months now.
I'm amazed at the speed of some people on here!! It's very inspiring and wants to make you go further or faster or both
I also used to run 12-minute miles. It was my automatic pace unless I was actively trying to go faster (which never lasts long!). My automatic pace is now closer to 11 min/mile so you'll probably get faster - I did without even noticing!
Hello everybody, mind if I join you?
All this talk about running clubs is putting the fear of god into me, I have agreed to go to a taster session at sutton runners on Tuesday night.... I have to say I emailed the secretary and explained I am a beginner and would need walk breaks in the long runs and he was very supportive and said they have loads of runners my standard..... Gulp!