Any Runners On Here??

Ah cool, I haven't done that one yet. I'm in Vegan Runners UK which is a nationwide one, we've got a local group for it too and meet up sometimes- I would like to be in a local club too though, for better training.
We have (3??) Vegan Runners in the Club I was in

Re; Penistone Hill races, pre--2017; http://www.woodentops.org.uk/

Eileen & Dave then retired, handing the reins to http://www.wharfedaleharriers.co.uk/events/penistone-hill-races/

They were awarded a BEM, for services to running! (see first paragraph, in the 'tops link)
Alistair & Johnny Brownlee credit Eileen & Dave partially for their interest in running
Even now, If they're available, they'll turn up & enter the races, then present the prizes to the juniors
No matter what the weather!!
(I ran this event too, so know what the weather was like that day!)

2012 Auld Lang Syne
That's not a rough road surface, that's (good old Yorkshire) rain!!
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The writer, approaching the last 1/2 mile
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View: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-19181631/brownlee-brothers-trainer-on-olympic-success

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-15175693
 
At #449...., two week ago
504 finishers
43:25/466th (her) & 43:26/467th for myself

I got co-erced into going again this morning (#451)
A change of course, due to the ice around the lake, to an 'out & back' along the racecourse (camera car track)

Nice to see a few familiar faces there, including Mick, a very good triathlete I've ridden, & run, with
(he's more than capable, of getting onto the podium of most races he enters, when fit)

Met her there, as she'd been staying at boyfriends, I did ask if I was going round with her, or at my own pace
I got the green light to got at my own pace
I still started alongside her (& her friend), but pulled away making up places

I had expected to get to about the 3K mark & have to pull up with a stitch, or such, but no:eek:
To my surprise, I kept plugging on, passing a few more people!!

I didn't use my stopwatch, but.... if what I heard the chaps behind me say to each other was correct, whilst queuing for scanning, they were 'sub 28'^_^
That's a real confidence booster for me!!!!

Still had to wait for daughter, to finish, out of loyalty, she was happy to have got about '37'

Now, there's just the matter of a late-turn today at work.....:cursing:

Just after the dead-turn, at the far side of the racecourse

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After finishing, & waiting for daughter
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Daughter working this AM, but I decided to go anyway
Arrived slightly late, got parked & down to the start, as the Race Director was going through the Rules
And in the rain too....

Made a reasonable start, passing at least 70 in the first 20 yards, by simply outflanking them through the mud
I tried to hold a steady pace, but it fluctuated slightly, & I know I slowed down going up the drag alongside Park Road (M62 - Pontefract road)

Still it was 2 minutes better than last time!!
133rd/354 @ 27:22


https://www.parkrun.org.uk/pontefract/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=455
 

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A late change of parkrun due to med reasons got me back to Cuerden Valley for the fourth time. This is my closest event by time taken to get there, but not the closest in actual distance. A peruse of all my times here show how my knee has deteriorated - an HTO operation now seems to be the way forward but seven to ten weeks out of action sort of fills me with fear. A meet up with the specialist surgeon to get their take is forthcoming, but it will be August at the earliest before I have it done - I'm just too busy until then. In the meantime I'll just plod around the 5ks whilst I'm still able to. Hope everyone had a good run this morning if you did manage to get one in :smile:
 
Daughter working this AM, but I decided to go anyway
Arrived slightly late, got parked & down to the start, as the Race Director was going through the Rules
And in the rain too....

Made a reasonable start, passing at least 70 in the first 20 yards, by simply outflanking them through the mud
I tried to hold a steady pace, but it fluctuated slightly, & I know I slowed down going up the drag alongside Park Road (M62 - Pontefract road)

Still it was 2 minutes better than last time!!
133rd/354 @ 27:22


https://www.parkrun.org.uk/pontefract/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=455
IF
Yes, I know the phrase 'If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride' (or similar) I could have equalled my PB this morning, I'd have been 17th

My highest ever place, at Pontefract, was 5th :eek: (@ event 001)
I've had 2 top 20 finishes (but both were when I could run 'sub 22')
 
After receiving a confidence boost on the back of yesterdays ParkRun (Pontefract #455). I went out this morning for another run

NewLands Lane was a bit damp.....:laugh:
Looking back in the direction, I'd come from

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And, in better weather; https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3516015



Then cut up the footpath towards Lee Brigg (looking backwards - no idea why?)
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Looking in the same direction as I'm looking; https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2034868





And on the final footpath stretch, to Greenbank Road at Lee Brigg

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Again drier here; https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3521805
 
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Went to Pontefract ParkRun this morning #456

Quite a difficult parking scenario, as there was a sportif starting/finishing there too
https://velo29events.com/sportives/sprint-sportive-series/sprint-series-round-3/

Sadly, the course was the 'Out & Back' again, as the boating lake was splashing onto the path surround it that is used
(personally, not enough to be worried by, but they've got to err on the side of caution)

A poor start, wedged in
Wore a long-sleeve (cycling) jersey over my tshirt, so started overheating

Took the '113' tag, after a struggle. not a good day for me
Oh well!!!, it happens

No results yet, but I think about 27:30?? (was 29:20, at the last 'out & back' (451)


Circa 250 runners??
 
Went to Pontefract ParkRun this morning #456

Quite a difficult parking scenario, as there was a sportif starting/finishing there too
https://velo29events.com/sportives/sprint-sportive-series/sprint-series-round-3/
Saw a few of the riders whilst I was in Snaith this afternoon, they all looked tattered, due to the (very strong) wind
At this point, they still had probably 20 - 25 miles left...………… into the wind



No results yet, but I think about 27:30?? (was 29:20, at the last 'out & back' (451)
Circa 250 runners??
https://www.parkrun.org.uk/pontefract/results/weeklyresults/?runSeqNumber=456

133th/327 @ 27:46

1.34 faster than event 451, the last 'out & back':okay:
 
It'll be a unique ParkRun this Saturday, for everyone

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