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  • Great story Torque Steer about the elderly lady - you just never know what people have done in their lives! Not good news from me - don't think there will be any more posts from me if I behave myself and do what I am told. I went to the specialist…
  • Columba - I was pretty sure Ceal had world records too but I just said British to be on the safe side. Amazing lady! That will be tough doing the park-run then marshalling! John - did your sister finish? alehouse - I'd love a Parkrun in those con…
  • Torque Steer - I would be over the moon with 26.25 - well done!. 
  • Another Parkrun - this one East End Park run   New Plymouth. Very hot  undulating  28.38 AG 75.26% pretty happy with that. 
  • John- pretty tough on the bike - don't think I could even get on one. Mick - I remember in my first marathon when women runners were  few trying to keep with one woman and getting to about 8 miles and feeling completely stuffed and the guy beside me…
  • Columba - your age-grading would have been pretty good then if you got under 40 minutes - will be great when that Parkrun starts up near you, you will be able to go and set an age-grade record. Torque Steer - you don't sound your usual perky self. …
  • Columba - we are all hanging on by the skin of our teeth! Think it is just all about moving. That's why park runs are great regardless of age grade - you can walk and still be part of it and they are great way to meet people. The coffee afterwards i…
  • Graham - 25.26 - nice time - close to that 70%. That is a huge amount of runners. A couple of hundred is manageable. I remember doing a 5km in Hyde Park and they had 2 start times. Mick - that is awful. My husband had shingles and I know how painfu…
  • Torque Steer - it's tough being a male! The age-grading is definitely kind to us females. I think about a minute a mile is about the difference between men and women so not very fair but I'll take it. Having not run since my last Parkrun - was happ…
  • Thanks Columba - think we just have to deal with just what we are able to do and just get on with it. Graham - I know 50 parkruns isn't that great but the guy in charge of the Cornwall Park run was surprised that I'd only done 50 when my first one …
  • I haven't had anything to report so haven't been posting. Graham - congrats on the new age group. 25.25 is a great time for M70-74! Birch - great for you to see Eilish McColgan competing - neat pic! Welcome the 65+ age group. You have a great runn…
  • Birch - great long run especially if those are miles! And speed work thrown in too! NZD - I believe the Queenstown half marathon is full now. Alehouse - great pic - definitely one for the scrapbook! Torque Steer - I see Joanie Benoit is going to …
  • Great pic Mic - looking so strong!
  • Mick - well done - 1st in your age-grade - you can't do better than that! Birch - sounded like a nice run and a fox on the run! We don't have foxes in NZ. Well I got a little carried away with myself and decided to do a Parkrun on Saturday - the W…
  • Torque Steer - he is my son's dog but I seem to have him mostly during the week and he has him on the weekend. He was a rescue puppy so we are told he is part Weimaraner, Labrador and Hunterway, so he is one strong dog - not fast but definitely a st…
  • Thanks guys. Torque Steer - he's just a pup so up until now he has done most of his running off lead so we have to go to dog friendly places - he loves swimming too, so a lot of the time out with him is throwing sticks into whatever bit of water th…
  • Have to post this because I don't know how I got away with it!  I just finished the Blackmore Sydney Marathon! Net time 5.30.01 My son had entered and at the last minute asked me to join him in a walk/running the marathon.  My knee is still dodgy…
  • I've had a lot to catch up on - looks like everyone is doing parkruns and looking for that magic 70% AG - as Torque Steer says it is a bit softer for us ladies! Graham - 25.30 and 1st M65 - good luck with the 70% AG target. Alehouse 26.12 1st M60 …
  • NZD - is back so I'd better report in too! I haven't been doing much running - mainly dog walking or going to dog parks so our pup can run free. I've been doing a few Park runs too, Ran Cornwall Park run this morning 28.09 which was AG 75.37% whic…
  • Ray and Birch, still doing some quality work. Columba - 52 minutes is good time on the feet. I'm thinking it is probably good to do Parkrun even if it is a walk because they are fun and nice to be around like minded people. I went to Muriwai yeste…
  • alehouse - yes it was very sad about Dick Quax - he has left a young family, and a great young runner - one of his sons called Theo. If you search I think you will see the funeral on utube or something like that. Lorraine Moller spoke - she was very…
  • alehouse - good news about Ron Hill - I think it would be good if he could do some parkruns, but I guess his wife has had a life-time of running. I think it is important to be able to get outside no matter what.  Columba - good to see you out doing…
  • Ray - that was a tough workout 15 x 300m with only 100m recovery - big effort. Birch - 44 miles for the week - you're doing it. Torque Steer - good to have the Hash to get out there and enjoy all on offering. I did Cornwall Park run again - 28.35…
  • Ray - that was a tough workout 15 x 300m with only 100m recovery - big effort. Birch - 44 miles for the week - you're doing it. Torque Steer - good to have the Hash to get out there and enjoy all on offering. I did Cornwall Park run again - 28.35…
  • Birch - great running going on! Graham - haven't seen 800 words - it's usually NZers going to Aussie - must have a look out for it. I was thinking about Katherine Mansfield's short story "Miss Brill" when that boy was telling us to give it away! A…
  • Ray - nice 10km and 22.39 for 5km is pretty good - well done. Birch - plenty of miles over 4 runs. Torque Steer - I did Cornwall Park 5km on Saturday morning - hoping to break 30 mins, and hoping to run all the way! I got the tune of "Uptown Girl…
  • Hi guys - nice to see you Siv - remember you from long ago. I haven't posted as I haven't had anything to say really. I haven't really tried out my knee again - I've been mainly dog-walking, getting covered in mud! Yes, start of our winter season. …
  • Thanks Graham, Birch and alehouse. You don't have to be crazy - but it helps. Sorry to hear about Ron Hill, but glad that you are still able to communicate really well with him alehouse. Must be very tough if you are aware that you can't remember …
  • Well guys, I've got something to report! I've finished another marathon! Yep - ran/walked Rotorua with my son 5hrs 45.38! Entered the night before. My knee still very painful, but thought I'd start and see how it went.  Forty years since my first …
  • Torque Steer - pretty neat idea about the runners doing the 3.7 miles that Matt Campbell wasn't able to do. All very sad. Did you watch the Commonwealth Games marathon and see the poor Scottish guy who was leading so close to the finish collapsing.…