1000 miles in 2023

My 2022 running is done. New year almost with us. 

Time to start the annual challenge of 1000 miles in the new calendar year. 

I've participated in this thread for several years and have found it a motivating, interesting and friendly group. If you're lurking, take the leap and join in. I think you'll enjoy the support. 

Hopefully all the 2022 regulars will be with us again plus a few new names. 

(Road or Tread Mill, they all count). 


  • I'm in! I only joined the thread this year but found it welcoming and supportive. All welcome!

    Track and trail count also!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    Good morning! As Alehouse and Donnie have said, this thread is really encouraging. I finished my 1000 miles on the 30th of December 2022, aim for 2023 finish slightly earlier. 

    First run of the year done. The weather is actually not too bad so out in the dark, it was lovely, lots of dog walkers, and people staggering home!!

    YTD: 6.63
  • I'm in, first run of the year done, got to bed at 3 and had work at 11 so gave myself 20mins and got 2.45 miles done 

    YTD 2.45

  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    Thanks for getting it started, Dubai. Morning and HNY everyone! 🥳

    Local parkrun (which had a lovely water splash...three times through that was a wake-up) plus a 1 mile warm-up.

    YTD: 4
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Don't forget the decimals, Cal

    And HNY everyone from me, also. 

    40 minutes d&d

    YTD: 3.73 miles (6 slow kms)
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • Hobie 1495Hobie 1495 ✭✭✭
    I'm in for 2023, love this group.
    Started with a nice squishy bit of coast path...threw in a wee detour up a waterfall...knee still not 100% but got 20 days until my first race of the year.
    4 miles YTD 
    574 ft elevation 
  • MrM2MrM2 ✭✭✭
    Good to see everyone making that early commitment (?) and getting the first runs done.

    Happy to be with good company for another year! 

    Got out too late for my 14 miles and ended up in darkness...With the dazzling headlights of on-coming cars I was reduced to 'slow and stop' for the final miles. However, I was pleased to keep it going to the end.

    YTD: 14' .
  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    With parkrun dominating the weekend, I saved my long run for today. 14 miles (unlike you, MrM2, I started in the dark but ended in daylight). Quite enjoyable, too.

    YTD: 18
  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    Cal, like alehouse says, don't forget those decimals.

    DR you have reminded me that even 20 mins is worth doing.

    Down in Cambridgeshire, very warm down here, so pavements, cars and lots of people. Actually it's really nice to have runners around!!

    YTD: 12.86
  • Hobie 1495Hobie 1495 ✭✭✭
    Another bit of coast path this morning, gorgeous sunny morning with lots of folk out enjoying it.
    9 miles YTD 
    1328 ft elevation 
  • MrM2MrM2 ✭✭✭
    Cal... some of us are smart, and some of us are just slow learners! Congrats on the 14'
    (Actually my times for running are fitted in around Mrs M's needs. Today I was able to get out for almost two and a half hours as our daughter was around. Yesterday I had to pop in after the first loop and then complete the second half.)

    TT... A good start to the year. (I don't do decimals because I can easily round things off with some loops of a local housing circle.)

    Hobie... Thanks for the pic! Hope you can have an injury free start to the year! (Not just the start!)

    Anyone seen Harmander?

    Got out this afternoon in brilliant sunshine and light winds. Not many degrees above zero but ideal running weather...even with shorts.
    Repeated yesterday's 14' run, and got much better results. (Only 43 seconds slower for the second half.)
    Average pace for the 14' was 10:17/mile. Looks like tomorrow could be a rest day.

    YTD: 28' .
  • Donnie2Donnie2 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2
    I'm up and running with 7.4. Colder than expected, I went at dusk, regretted wearing shorts!

    Thinking about goals for the year. I've entered Manchester and Yorkshire marathons and will be pacing myself to dip under 4 hours. 

    Always happy to reach the 1000 mark but I'll also be looking at 100 per month.

    Ytd:. 7.4
  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    See you in Manchester then, Donnie. (I've not picked out an autumn race yet).
    MrM2 - impressive.
    Gym day for me today.
  • 2022 stats finished at 2279kms or 1416 miles for the year (1900k for 2021)
    Happy with that and improvement over 2021...

    2023 is marathon year ! Never done a marathon so setting some tuff goals to aim for. I'll be with you in Manchester and bagged a place for Snowdonia Marathon Eryri which I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to or not  :#

    So far this year just short of 16k ! 
  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    Dangerous Hamster welcome! Looks like quite a few people are heading to Manchester.

    Donnie very impressive to be wearing shorts. I might join you in Yorkshire, but in the 10mile, it does depend on the date of Scarborough 10km. 

    MrMr2 good start to the year with two 14 milers. 

    Hobie fabulous picture. 

    TM again for me, weather, well it's January in Yorkshire.......

    YTD: 17.9
  • Donnie2Donnie2 ✭✭✭
    5.2 and 5.1 yesterday and today. Bit to windy today to be enjoyable.

    Ytd: 17.7
  • MrM2MrM2 ✭✭✭
    Windy here too, but apart from that it was great running weather. (No problem with shorts!)

    Today's challenge was to run a 5k route three times and keep it steady. (32:14, 32:52, 32:44) 
    (If I take the times of miles 2 and 3 from each lap I get 21:17, 21:16 and 21:13)
    Added some local circles to round it up to 10 miles.
    O'all pace for the 10 miles was 10:25/mile. Happy to have some sort of 'distance base' to work on.
    Now to look for some quality!

    YTD: 38' .
  • Hobie 1495Hobie 1495 ✭✭✭
    Dangeroushamster, well done on your place in Marathon Eryri...I've done it a few times (it was my first Marathon)...you'll love it...anything you want to know just ask.

    Nice club run last night, weirdly warm. 

    19 miles YTD
  • Thanks Hobie. I'm hoping that a few people from the club put a mini-bus or something together as not sure on those logistics ! In saying that I will use it as a "fun run" rather than a proper race I think... Very rarely do I get to just enjoy races
  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    That's my goal with ultras too, DH. Just need to find one I want to enter.
    7 today. Legs a little tired towards the end, otherwise I'd have done some strides. I did squats yesterday, so that seems the likely culprit.

    YTD: 25
  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    We all seem to be on a good start to the year. 

    I'm living in a different universe up here! Cold, wet and windy......

    TM again.

    YTD: 23.12
  • Hobie 1495Hobie 1495 ✭✭✭
    Thanks Hobie. I'm hoping that a few people from the club put a mini-bus or something together as not sure on those logistics ! In saying that I will use it as a "fun run" rather than a proper race I think... Very rarely do I get to just enjoy races
    I've always gone up the day before and either stay in The Heights or The Lodge Dinorwig both excellent bunkhouses full of runners.
  • alehousealehouse ✭✭✭
    Yes, everyone seems to have started sensibly! 

    Had our share of wet and windy too; today was just windy. 

    YTD: 23.6 miles. All rather slow;  hoping that is down to the time of year rather than age!
    Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead.
  • MrM2MrM2 ✭✭✭
    edited January 6
    Had the opportunity to get out for a longer run this afternoon, so decided to consolidate my 14 mile distance, but hoped to get closer to 10 min/mile pace.
    The two x 6.6mile laps were as steady as I've managed....66:00 and 66:10. Final average, for the 14 miles was 9:59/mile. Happy.   (Age-grading was 69.97%)

    YTD: 52' .
  • Hobie 1495Hobie 1495 ✭✭✭
    Lovely club run tonight encouraging some new runners to come along and give it ago...weather wasn't on our side but 22 runners with 3 newbies is a pretty good night.
    23 miles YTD 
    2020 ft elevation 
  • TTTT ✭✭✭
    MrMr2 well done! Fabulous start to January.

    Alehouse I am putting my slow speed down to being more Christmas pudding and cake than human at the moment.

    Hobie three newbies on a night like last night is amazing.

    TM again, I am beginning to wonder if I should paint the wall in the garage.......

    YTD: 27.74
  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    Excellent, MrM2!
    TT, in the same boat as you! I am 75% dried fruit.
    Hobie, nice one, let's hope they stick with it.
    alehouse, hope 2023 brings better health eh?

    Down to Kent for Mote Park parkrun today (plus mile warm-up). All on tarmac, which is why I picked it, though it was hillier than I expected.

    YTD: 29
  • MrM2MrM2 ✭✭✭
    Hobie... well done on the club run!

    TT... Thanks. Making hay while the sun shines....so to speak.

    Not much sunshine to enjoy this afternoon; got quite wet in the final two miles of my 8 mile slow run.

    YTD: 60' .
  • Donnie2Donnie2 ✭✭✭
    Hobie: glad your club seems to be going well. I've never joined a club but can see the attraction. 

    TT: pre pandemic lots of my miles were TM at the gym, when normality returned I didn't go back, other things had changed, I actually miss it. 

    With family in Ipswich. Local park run, there, back and a bit of rounding of in a local housing estate added 7. 

    Ytd: 24.7
  • Cal JonesCal Jones ✭✭✭
    15 miler today - pre-brekkie and opted to do without water, which was a bit of a mistake as I felt increasingly fatigued and HR was pretty high by the end. Will deffo take water when I do a 16 miler.

    YTD: 44
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