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rhetorician Thu 15-Sep-11 23:54:19

all welcome to come and join in - we talk a lot on here, and are always glad of new people to natter with about running (and everything else)

peachsmuggler Fri 16-Sep-11 07:01:38

Awww, well done Rhet, hadn't even noticed we were almost out of thread. Too much chatting I suppose! Ta, lady!

fannybanjo Fri 16-Sep-11 07:04:43

Marking my place.....

2 days to go. I'll be 4 stone by Sunday as runners trots seem to have taken over my body. Nerves kicking in. No bloody idea why, it's only a race however think it's more due to the fact that I may have to wear a bin liner if it's raining and it's guaranteed I'll be shown on BBC grin and no matter what my dearest husband says, I look shite in black plastic. wink

bonkers20 Fri 16-Sep-11 07:05:49

Good morning. I know you said there was a typo. in the thread title, but what was it meant to say? "The one with the ? running with other people"

fannybanjo Fri 16-Sep-11 07:07:34

<disclaimer> I'm not that vain.... However I was deliberating over whether to buy a new running vest especially for the occasion. blush. Pointless isn't it really?

peachsmuggler Fri 16-Sep-11 07:12:17

Ok, here is the race list!

18/09/11 - GNR: Hamster, Run for fun, popsycal, LaLa, SLF, Fannybanjo
25/09/11 - Windsor Half Marathon: Doyouthinktheysaurus
25/09/11 - London Half Marathon Run to the beat: June2009
25/09/11 - New Forest Half Marathon: MoshiMoshi
02/10/11 - Standalone 10K: Futurity, Quenelle
02/10/11 - Bradford Half Marathon - MrsWednesday
02/10/11 - Baxter's River Ness 10k - backwardpossom
02/10/11 - The Run, Northampton - YeahThatsTheBadger
02/10/11 - Great Edinburgh Run 10k - squix
09/10/11 - Great Eastern Run, Peterborough - Futurity
09/10/11 - Herts 10k - WishIwasCherryMenlove
16/10/11 - Abingdon Marathon: MoshiMoshi
16/10/11 - Aviemore 10K: Piffpaffpoff
22/10/11 - Shockabsorber 10K Richmond Park - sfx
30/10/11 - Great South Run: Wheely, squix
30/10/11 - Nairobi Standard Chartered Half Marathon - M&M
05/11/11 - Glendalough Trail Run - rhetorician
13/11/11 - Stebbing 10 Mile - bonkers20
19/11/11 - Maasai Mara Half Marathon - M&M
20/11/11 - Leeds Abbey Dash (10k) - DrNortherner
27/11/11 - City of Norwich half marathon: ibbydibby, MoshiMoshi
19/02/12 - Brighton Half marathon - Wheely
22/04/12 - VLM: MoshiMoshi, ibbydibby
27/05/12 - London Bupa 10K - Futurity

tulip27 Fri 16-Sep-11 07:18:50

hello can I join you too? I have a 10k this weekend (first one ever) and new forest half on the 25th.(First half too) I see someone else is also doing that one. Am soooooooo excited. I ran 12 miles on sunday and made it in 1 hour 50 mins so I may just make the 2 hour time. Hope so as my step brother is also running the half and sibling rivalry has set in. Or I may just die on the 10k !!!!!

futurity Fri 16-Sep-11 07:30:38

Marking place ..morning! (yawns and wishes I could go back to bed)

peachsmuggler Fri 16-Sep-11 07:41:00

Welcome tulip! Copy and paste the race list, adding yours to it. Sounds like you are well on for a sub 2 hour half, and it's your first one!!!

Wake UPPPPP futurity!!!!!!

ibbydibby Fri 16-Sep-11 08:19:21

Thanks for new thread Rhet - have revised race list with a 10k for me, and tulip's 2 events. (Tulip - welcome! I guessed at date of your 10k apologies if I am wrong)

18/09/11 - GNR: Hamster, Run for fun, popsycal, LaLa, SLF, Fannybanjo
18/09/11 - 10k: Tulip27
25/09/11 - Windsor Half Marathon: Doyouthinktheysaurus
25/09/11 - London Half Marathon Run to the beat: June2009
25/09/11 - New Forest Half Marathon: MoshiMoshi, Tulip27
25/09/11 - Runway Run 10k: Ibbydibby
02/10/11 - Standalone 10K: Futurity, Quenelle
02/10/11 - Bradford Half Marathon - MrsWednesday
02/10/11 - Baxter's River Ness 10k - backwardpossom
02/10/11 - The Run, Northampton - YeahThatsTheBadger
02/10/11 - Great Edinburgh Run 10k - squix
09/10/11 - Great Eastern Run, Peterborough - Futurity
09/10/11 - Herts 10k - WishIwasCherryMenlove
16/10/11 - Abingdon Marathon: MoshiMoshi
16/10/11 - Aviemore 10K: Piffpaffpoff
22/10/11 - Shockabsorber 10K Richmond Park - sfx
30/10/11 - Great South Run: Wheely, squix
30/10/11 - Nairobi Standard Chartered Half Marathon - M&M
05/11/11 - Glendalough Trail Run - rhetorician
13/11/11 - Stebbing 10 Mile - bonkers20
19/11/11 - Maasai Mara Half Marathon - M&M
20/11/11 - Leeds Abbey Dash (10k) - DrNortherner
27/11/11 - City of Norwich half marathon: ibbydibby, MoshiMoshi
19/02/12 - Brighton Half marathon - Wheely
22/04/12 - VLM: MoshiMoshi, ibbydibby
27/05/12 - London Bupa 10K - Futurity

Hope you are now bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, futurity!

futurity Fri 16-Sep-11 08:27:10

zzzzzzzzZZZZZZZ ...what ...eh? (pulls duvet over head) .....

ibbydibby Fri 16-Sep-11 09:11:26

I have a quick (hopefully) Garmin question: I think I have small wrists - circumference is just under 15cm (6in) - I can't find the Forerunner 110 in any shops around here, but do any of you 110 owners have wrists this small (or smaller)? Am a bit nervous re whether will fit or not. Thanks.

wakey wakey futurity !

fannybanjo Fri 16-Sep-11 09:19:04

Ibby I too have 15cm wrist and Garmin 110 is perfect for me - fits like a glove smile

fannybanjo Fri 16-Sep-11 09:19:53

It would fit around a much smaller wrist too.

fannybanjo Fri 16-Sep-11 09:20:38

Just on way to Runners Need to buy a "fanny pack"....

ibbydibby Fri 16-Sep-11 09:28:27

thanks fanny - dare I ask what a "fanny pack" is...? Now off to order Garmin.

fannybanjo Fri 16-Sep-11 09:44:29

You may dare ask Ibby! it's a belt thingumajig to put hairspray wink phone, jelly beans etc in whilst doing GNR. In USA bum bags are called fanny packs!grin I used to work as cabin crew for Virgin and we had to wear a money belt - I still blush remembering when some brash New York mafia type guy bellowed "I lurve ya fanny pack gal!!". I nearly killed him with the duty free cart then one of the girls told me what he meant!

futurity Fri 16-Sep-11 09:49:38

I've woken up now and just got back from a short run...still snoozy though! I've got a Garmin 305 and 14cm wrist (I have randomly small wrists unlike the rest of me). Garmin fits fine even though it's huge. I do however now have a constant ache in my right wrist even when not wearing it due to the weight...I should really swap wrists but that would just be weird!

rhetorician Fri 16-Sep-11 09:54:06

updating list: sky black here clearly about to rain on me all the way to work

18/09/11 - GNR: Hamster, Run for fun, popsycal, LaLa, SLF, Fannybanjo
18/09/11 - 10k: Tulip27
25/09/11 - Windsor Half Marathon: Doyouthinktheysaurus
25/09/11 - London Half Marathon Run to the beat: June2009
25/09/11 - New Forest Half Marathon: MoshiMoshi, Tulip27
25/09/11 - Runway Run 10k: Ibbydibby
02/10/11 - Standalone 10K: Futurity, Quenelle
02/10/11 - Bradford Half Marathon - MrsWednesday
02/10/11 - Baxter's River Ness 10k - backwardpossom
02/10/11 - The Run, Northampton - YeahThatsTheBadger
02/10/11 - Great Edinburgh Run 10k - squix
09/10/11 - Great Eastern Run, Peterborough - Futurity
09/10/11 - Herts 10k - WishIwasCherryMenlove
15/10/11 - Donadea Forest 10k - rhetorician
16/10/11 - Abingdon Marathon: MoshiMoshi
16/10/11 - Aviemore 10K: Piffpaffpoff
22/10/11 - Shockabsorber 10K Richmond Park - sfx
30/10/11 - Great South Run: Wheely, squix
30/10/11 - Nairobi Standard Chartered Half Marathon - M&M
05/11/11 - Glendalough Trail Run - rhetorician
13/11/11 - Stebbing 10 Mile - bonkers20
19/11/11 - Maasai Mara Half Marathon - M&M
20/11/11 - Leeds Abbey Dash (10k) - DrNortherner
27/11/11 - City of Norwich half marathon: ibbydibby, MoshiMoshi
19/02/12 - Brighton Half marathon - Wheely
22/04/12 - VLM: MoshiMoshi, ibbydibby
27/05/12 - London Bupa 10K - Futurity

Wiifitmama Fri 16-Sep-11 09:55:04

I have fallen off the list again

18/09/11 - GNR: Hamster, Run for fun, popsycal, LaLa, SLF, Fannybanjo
18/09/11 - 10k: Tulip27
25/09/11 - Windsor Half Marathon: Doyouthinktheysaurus
25/09/11 - London Half Marathon Run to the beat: June2009
25/09/11 - New Forest Half Marathon: MoshiMoshi, Tulip27
25/09/11 - Runway Run 10k: Ibbydibby
02/10/11 - Standalone 10K: Futurity, Quenelle
02/10/11 - Bradford Half Marathon - MrsWednesday
02/10/11 - Baxter's River Ness 10k - backwardpossom
02/10/11 - The Run, Northampton - YeahThatsTheBadger
02/10/11 - Great Edinburgh Run 10k -
02/10/11 - Big Fun Run 5k London Victoria Park - Wiifitmama
09/10/11 - Great Eastern Run, Peterborough - Futurity
09/10/11 - Herts 10k - WishIwasCherryMenlove
16/10/11 - Abingdon Marathon: MoshiMoshi
16/10/11 - Aviemore 10K: Piffpaffpoff
22/10/11 - Shockabsorber 10K Richmond Park - sfx
30/10/11 - Great South Run: Wheely, squix
30/10/11 - Nairobi Standard Chartered Half Marathon - M&M
05/11/11 - Glendalough Trail Run - rhetorician
13/11/11 - Stebbing 10 Mile - bonkers20
19/11/11 - Maasai Mara Half Marathon - M&M
20/11/11 - Leeds Abbey Dash (10k) - DrNortherner
27/11/11 - City of Norwich half marathon: ibbydibby, MoshiMoshi
19/02/12 - Brighton Half marathon - Wheely
22/04/12 - VLM: MoshiMoshi, ibbydibby
27/05/12 - London Bupa 10K - Futurity

I am thinking of buying a running back pack so I can run to and from the gym. Any recommendations?

ibbydibby Fri 16-Sep-11 10:02:52

Rhet hope you managed to get to work in the dry. Have had a sprinkling of rain here at around 8am, followed by dullness, until about 10 minutes ago when it started thundering. Quite a surprise as no lightning (yet), no rain, no thundery feel about the air......DH off camping for the weekend, hope it stays dry for them.

Garmin here I come..

ibbydibby Fri 16-Sep-11 10:12:24

Garmin ordered...will be stalking our postie for next few days..pouring with rain now.

fannybanjo Fri 16-Sep-11 10:17:25

ibby where did you order it from? you'll love it! DH started running again and I told him to take mine - he was a bit hmm about it but was very enthusiastic about it when he came back in as he's doing run/walk and it made it so much easier.

MoshiMoshi Fri 16-Sep-11 10:53:09

Well done on new thread, rhet. Welcome to tulip and I may see you at the New Forest HM next weekend!

Recovery runs yesterday and today after my LSR. Fit in some select bits of Bootcamp today too but am really holding back on activities where I could turn an ankle or where I unnecessarily run around tiring myself out so I save myself for my quality session tomorrow: 3M W/U, 10M @ MP, C/D. Gulp.

futurity Fri 16-Sep-11 11:25:31

I wish I wasn't on the mailing list for the VLM...they seem to be sending emails every few days at the moment which I know aren't letting me know whether I got a place but every time I see an email from them my heart leaps a little bit until I realise that I still have 2-3 weeks to find out about a place!

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