Velociraptor

Last on at 10am, 15th Jul 2024
F60 Cumbria
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About Me
Harmless and perennially unaccomplished old woman, mostly minding my manners because I'm just a paying guest here. Sometimes I forget. NHS workforce survivor. Prone to toxic optimism, but not deluded enough to believe that anyone can do anything if they set their mind to it or that age is just a number. Quite nice in real life.
I took up running in 2001 to do just one marathon for charity, and here I still am. I have little talent for it, but once every few years I have a brief flash of mediocrity and then burn out. Realistically, I'm more likely to become a casualty than a beneficiary of age-related attrition in the sport, but I'm not going to sit around waiting for it to happen.
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What’s the best bit of advice that you would give to new runners, bikers and swimmers?
Some people are LOVELY. Some people are HORRIBLE. And a surprising number of people are not who they say they are. This includes people who run, or post on running websites. And also, only spend time stretching if you enjoy stretching.
Recent Blogs
Cumulative fatigue 13th Jul
My parkrun
Workington parkrun
Recent Training
14th Jul
General 2.4mi 40:14
14th Jul
General 5.7mi 1:04:01
13th Jul
General 3.1mi 53:48
13th Jul
General 0.5mi 7:38
13th Jul
parkrun 3.1mi 28:17
Planned Races Show more
Whitehaven Harbour 5k 16th Jul
Workington Summer 5k Series Race 3 24th Jul
Netherhall 10k 27th Jul
Round Reading Ultra 27th Jul
Tamworth Castle Grounds parkrun 3rd Aug
12 Month Benchmarks Run Bike
100m 23 5
200m 50 11
Mile 7:30 1:53
5k 24:15 7:29
5mi 40:09 13:16
10k 50:28 16:41
10mi 1:29:57 29:05
Half 2:06:21 40:10
20mi 3:14:56 1:07:24
Mara 4:21:48 1:34:46
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2024 Targets Set your targets
Recent Threads
Mundane thread
100 miles a month in 2024
The Retirement Thread
The vaporfly thread
Fetch Climbing Club
TCS London Marathon ballot - who's entered?
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