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will do 9 and yes keep in touch maybe i'll sample your Thursday runs every now and then always good to mix it up. A few of us from the area have been meeting up Sundays for long runs in prep for this marathon and hopefully that will continue and likewise i will keep you informed when your fit and raring to go.
SJPC14 I'll just chip in re clubs. I don't know of any running club that doesn't let you try before you buy!! Don't rule it out unless you've tried it and if you don't feel like joining at least you've given it a go (although if this is the case, I'd still urge you to try a different club - you might just have picked one that didn't suit your needs). There is a huge variety of levels within any club - ranging from super speedy racers to those who just do it to keep fit or for the social aspects of meeting new people with similar interests. If you want to get faster, intervals with others are always quicker than those on your own!! Not only that, there's normally a small discount on race entry fees (if it's a club affiliated to UK Athletics) and 10% off in most running shops - which for the membership fee is often worth it in itself ;-) Never feel that you would let anyone down, it's all about you and what you want to get out of your running.
Very good words Forever H. i might end up joining one, one day well see! In many ways your right that it does make more sense to join one.
I am not doing the Darwin tower run, but i work in Blackburn and often when driving home i wonder what it a be like to run up it. No chance you can post a good running route for it Rick ?
How about a "Preston & South Ribble Social" thread that would be good or "Lancashire Runners even" its a samll enough place, well if you dont include Merseyside or Greater Manchester it is.....
And thanks to those who said they would post a Darwen Tower route up. I do fancy running it, but i just dont know, were to park or were the trails begin.
Here is a 2 short runs up to Rivington Pike that i occasionally do, if any one is interested :
Ah ok perhaps it isnt as complicated as ive feared!
And err Camelot!!! Now that would be something new to come across on a run!
Following suggestions on this forum ive made a forum for general running discussions
Hopefully it a be a good place for people to make friends and discuss running/races the Lancashire area.
Forever Hopeful, what a brilliant name for those wanting to keep improving, well done.
Best two running clubs on the Fylde Coast, Thornton Cleveleys RC ideal for first timers & user friendly. Also Lytham St Annes RC, a brilliant club, well organised and well run.
Been in a few athletic clubs over the years whilst on my travells with work (10 years in the South of England. Too many politics in clubs that have athletics sections, committee's devided, split personalities etc. Two clubs combined some years ago but there still seems to be a devide between members and attitudes, be carefull if deciding to join an athletics club. The biggest club in the UK is the unattached runners club for those that still want to do their own thing. My personal views only, take it as you see them, most of all enjoy your running you have chosen a great sport, relatively cheap to participate in and has the freedom most people seem to enjoy.