Good morning from a very new beginner

Just found this site before turning in so I thought I'd say hello from Peterborough. I used to run by myself 4 or 5 years ago but gave it up after becoming bored by the same old routes I took at lunch-times. After taking up football 25 years after my last match I got bored training alone at lunch times so I took the plunge and went out with 3 runners at work last Thursday and managed 1 and a half miles before I developed stitch. I felt much more awake at work afterwards so I am aiming to go out again this Wednesday lunch-time.


  • Morning Crun, welcome to the forum.  You'll find out we're a friendly lot, although many of us are raving mad...  image  Any questions you have, just ask - although you may find the answers in previous threads.

    Well done on the 1.5 miles, a solution I use for stitch is:  don't eat immediately before you go running.  If you do get stitch, breathe in, through your mouth, slowly, then exhale, through your mouth again, quickly/suddenly if you know what I mean.  Also try running with your hands above your head for a minute or so.  Although you will look like a berk, and cars will honk at you as they pass, if it gets rid of the stitch, who cares lol?!

  • mad! Yep!

    Well done Crun and welcome to the forum!  Be prepared .... it's compulsive! image

  • Hello from Peterborough too

    I started running early this year and I'm aiming to complete a 10K in 2009, celebrating my 50th birthday too.

    Keep going.... I struggle sometimes, but there are also the good days too image

  • only been running for about 18 months myself crun,but have now completed 2 half marathons! the forum makes you feel 'part of something' and always motivates me when the going gets toughimage
  • yip, welcome to the forum.

    We were all beginners at one point, only thing is you're a beginner again.

    but congrats on the distance, just keep it up

  • Welcome to the forum. Hope you like it here.
  • Thanks for the warm welcome. I managed 5.5 miles this lunch-time...a big surprise for me and my running mates from work!
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