HappyG(rrr) M45

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Mileage
Training

  • Races
    218

  • Miles
    18204

  • Miles
    101

  • Miles
    2082

  • WAVA
    77.94%

  • Mile
    5:19

  • 5k
    18:32

  • 10k
    37:17

  • 10M
    1:07:00

  • Half
    1:23:07

  • 20M
    2:40:14

  • Mara
    2:57:37

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  • 1500m
     
Describe your ideal run, ride or swim.
I like to run in the off road. Hills, remote places, or country lanes, or the beach. And while I'll happily do runs by myself, it's more fun with friends, isn't it? Fresh air, pretty scenery, exploring new places with friends old or new. :-)
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What's the biggest challenge that awaits you?
I've been running for 10 years, so I've done the main challenges that I had: sub 3 marathon; West Highland Way, which is the premier ultra up here in Scotland. I'm hoping to do Boston Marathon 2019 for my 50th. Big challenge is the cost! :-)
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What's your favourite thing about Fetcheveryone?
Oh, where to start? Great community of inspiring people. Possibly one of the most consistently helpful and supportive groups ever. Irreverent but often smart and knowledgeable too. The tools, stats, race directory etc. are pretty brilliant too. :-)
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How do you pick yourself up when you need to?
Cake. Chocolate! *cayke* and *chocolate* Seriously, just try and remember how lucky I am, loving family and friends, general health and well being. Others with far greater obstacles, battling daily, still smiling. I never lose mojo for running. :-)
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What’s the best bit of advice that you would give to new runners, bikers and swimmers?
Slow down! Seriously, even if your goal is to get quicker, start slower. You can build up volume and speed more effectively if you don't get injured all the time. Build up gradually. Take breaks. But do build. And believe! Great times await! :-)
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About Me

Started running 07 after a nasty mountain bike accident end of 06 (a week in hospital and a spot of plastic surgery) put me off mountain biking. (See Link (roll over me to see where I go) for gruesome detail!) Decided running on 2 feet couldn't be as dangerous! Edinburgh Marathon 08 was the goal. Joined a club, did some training, got injured, got physio'd and fixed. Did it in 3:42. Pleased with the time. Loved the experience. But most of all I love the feeling of running, the camaraderie of the club and the lovely, lovely land of fetch. You are all wonderful! Awwwwwwwwww! *Update: Fetch Festive Calendar wanted an update. Errr, I'm not a parsnip. There you go.

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Fetch (provisional) Fun Five:
* In training or on the bench?
- able to train again after calf injury blighted first half of 2018
* Next Big Challenge?
- An autumn marathon then Boston 2019 for my 50th
* Long Term Goal?
- To run until I'm 99 and avoid injuries
* Biggest obstacle to overcome?
- Age and frailty? Horses? The lure of a couch and pipe? Working obligations getting in the way of training and fun? Actually no, biggest risk is doing too much, too hard and breaking!
* How are you feeling? :-) Obv Awwwwwwwwww!

:-) G

Race Standard

Springbok (69)

Current Status

2017/18 Enjoying marathons again - Chester 17 3:11 (yay!), London 4:02 (boo!) and Edinburgh 18 3:27 (hmm!). Other distances seem to go better when I'm marathon training!
2018/19 Need to book an autumn marathon. Then in Sept I'm applying for Bost

Planned Races

09 Sep 18 Volksbank Münster Marathon

2018 Targets


  • RUN
    1500

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