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Morning! Lyrics, feel I should (but certainly wouldn't have got Tom's, although I am in tune with the sentiment, particularly when I post my list of femal runners!!)
What: may help at a parkrun
In no particular order, and for starters, Sheila Carey, Rita Ridley, Rosemary Wright, Lesley Watson, Hillary Hollick, Mary Stewart (and 2 brothers and another 2 male Stewarts!), Chris Boxer, Chris McMeekin, Kath Binns (former training partner who I nearly fogot!), Angela Creamer, Jane and Teena Colebroo, Gill Dainty, Jill Hunter, Tooby sisters and I guess there were lots more! Gave myself two minutes to come up with as many names as I could!
Well I know the artist, but not the song! He features in one of my favourite bands, T.Ws.
Alehouse - you really know your old runners male and female!
Rosemary Wright married to Trevor Wright - live in NZ now, or they did last time I heard of them. One of their daughters was a very good runner too.
I met Lesley Watson at the Tokyo women's marathon, 1982 I think it was. I had a bad run, but she ran well.
Tom - glad to see you back running well.
What: Easy hour with Mae and son in law, on the flat - in the bush. Nice run.
Hi guys - blimey, this is a night owl thread!Sorry for going a bit AWOL. Bogged down at work but now I have THREE WEEKS off We are off on a week-long cycling trip today, so I shall be AWOL again but deffo back next Sunday.Haven't been able to read back but how lovely to see NZC back with us. And Tom seems to be posting more regularly too.Hiya, Snap.Lurrrrve them lyrics!!! Off to squeeze a 22 miler in before we start our mini-adventure. Needs must.Run well, all and enjoy the weekend.
NZC nice to see you back on here.
What: 14.5 miles trotted out in the early morning heat and humidity, i had a torrid time of it out there today.Why: Its SaturdayLast Hard: Today, way too hotLast Rest: 3rd August
Morning just back from walking Geordie
Dreich with smiry rain.
What:Will run later.
Why: Our washing basket is full to over flowing.
Busiest DT thread for this time of day ever ? Nice to see
Catch up on this thread now over coffee...
LMH: 'Heavy rain on the drive from Carlisle to Inverness ' Yup welcome to Scotland
NZC: Nice to have you back again.
Tom and Ale: I'll throw in a few Scots from the late 70s/80s athletics when I started. Lachie Stewart. 1970 Commonwealth games 10,000m Winner. Complete Legend. I trained with him a few times back 1984-88 and he was a really nice unassuming guy, My old man thought I'd 'made it in athletics' when I casually threw in 'I'd been training with Lachie...' He'd just join in our sessions and talk away.
Allister Hutton,Nat Muir ( I was coached by his coach for a couple of seasons before injury hit me late 1980s) Graham Williamson, John Robson, Frank Clement, Anne Purvis, Tom McKean, Fraser Clyne, Yvonne Murray, Liz Lynch (McColgan), Lynn McDougall
No rain here but I could barely see 75m in front along the canal. Lovely morning for a run. Very excited about heading to Orkney after breakfast.
snap - that was close
chickadeee - enjoy the cycling trip.
Alehouse - you mean the sweeper?
What: 30 minute easy run.Why: shame not to!Last hard: 20/7Last rest: 11/8
Lyrics - in the CD player in the car!
Not been on for 2 weeks-ish as I was in Cornwall with no internet and no 3g phone signal for the first week and have been on the injured list this week. Had an incident last Saturday involving a floating pontoon and deciding to see how far into the sea I could bounce off the end! Cue a trip to A&E on Monday as any movement was extremely painful. X-Rays show nothing broken, thankfully. Still in a bit of pain now and restricted movement but it is gradually easing. Doubt there will be much running for the next week or so, but hopefully going to swim again next week.
Good to see some new and old faces...time to go catch up!
What: NowtWhy: On the shelfLast hard: Edge of the wooden pontoonLast rest: All week
Morning ale and alex
ale: Lawrie Spence and his brother Cammy were two other good Scottish atheletes of that era.
John Graham (who was then based in Birmingham) was a fantastic Scottish marathoner. He won Rotterdam Marathon in 1981 when ran an amazing 2:09.28 The WR was in low 2:08s .Then he was an agonising 4th in both 1982 and 1986 Commonwealth Games Marathons.
Here's John Grahams profile.
This is a great Scottish historic athletics site.
Had forgotten John Graham, but not the rest of the Birmingham contingent including Andy Holden (still see his sons around, and his sister fancied me!!), Ian Gilmour and Ray Smedley. There was an even stroger Bristol group led by Nick Rose including Staynings, Hartell and when my brain wakes up I may remember the rest!
On 2nd page by 08:44 on a Saturday!What: quick (OW) swim if work allowsWhy: On call. HM tomorrowLast Hard: TuesdayLast rest: yesterday
Lovely morning - light mist with sun peeping through. No wind.Expecting LM.H later today
Meant to say that yesterday's lyrics were "Let's Stick Together", Bryan Ferry (although I believe Dylan covered it!!).
Snap: Running with a hangover. Oh I remember those days. I remember racing a 10k with a really bad one and taking on water as much as I could
Great Scottish website, Birks. Can't find my friend Lauire Reilly though: he ran for you lot (!) in the World Cross Country Champs a few times (highest was 33rd I think), won the World Student Games Cross Country, broke a world age group 10k record on the track (30 mins ish age 16), 28 something for 10k and 47 something for 10 miles! Most of his performances were south of the border with my club.
Another "Scottish" friend, by residence, was a guy called Paul Kenney who also ran in the world cross and won a couple of maras: used to train with him in my schooldays.
ale:It is indeed mate, Tommy Murray was a cracking runner in mid -late 80s and 90s who I trained with.