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Old 22-12-17, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default The running thread.

This is for all the runners of the org, of whom I suspect there are a fair number. Tell us about your runs, where you run, log your PBs, tell us what kit you use and why, what clubs or groups you run with etc. Pictures of run routes etc would be a bonus!

I started running just a bit less than 4 years ago when I was not far off of 60. I did a parkrun in Shrewsbury and was hooked. I run mostly trails/offroad and always with my running buddy, Mabel the lurcher. We run canix style with a specialised running belt, lead, and harness, and we've clocked up hundreds of miles together.

I've used various trail running shoes over the last 4 years, New Balance, Saucony, and currently a surprisingly decent pair of Karrimor shoes with a pretty aggressive outsole to cope with the very muddy conditions around here at the moment. I have one pair of little used Everlast road shoes which only ever get worn at Shrewsbury parkrun. These days when I do parkrun it tends to be at Erddig near Wrexham as it is pretty much all trail which suits me better than the hard paths in the Quarry at Shrewsbury.
My running clothing is a mix of Ronhill, Alpkit, Karrimor, Higher State, and Aldi(!), most of it budget/mid-priced stuff, but on the whole none the worse for it.

I have up until now used a variety of phone apps for tracking my runs, but have finally, after a few syncing problems, given in and acquired a second hand Garmin Forerunner 110. It's fairly basic but is efficient and does what I want from a tracking device. It was an ebay bargain, sniped for 18.30 posted. I've just set up Garmin Express on the PC and enabled it to sync automatically to Strava. I shall try it out for the first time on Sunday morning when Mabel and I go for a run with another canicrossng friend and her two dogs.

I know there are other runners out there so let's hear from you, I'm genuinely interested to know about other folks running activities, so post away!

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Old 23-12-17, 11:21 AM   #2
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Default Re: The running thread.

King Street Aberdeen outside Morrisons, nearly missed the number 1 bus to Garthdee, I must have been at least 50 yards away.
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Old 23-12-17, 03:12 PM   #3
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I used to run. I wore running shoes and tight leg things. Did a half marathon a couple of years ago in a reasonable (I thought) time and then continued doing 5 or 10 km runs until one day I ran across the road for a bottle of ketchup at the local shop. Tore ligament and cartilage in my knee and been advised not to run again!

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Old 26-12-17, 11:27 PM   #4
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My usual 3.5 mile loop today.https://www.strava.com/activities/1327803305
Felt like I was carrying a lot of extra weight today, after yesterdays over indulgence, not helped by a climb of 370ft in the first half mile.
Still not a bad time in the end at 33.33, despite the muddy conditions.
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Old 01-01-18, 03:37 PM   #5
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Good start to the new year with a 10km run at the Chirk castle Trust10k. Really well attended event with a good number of other canicrossers running.
Haven't uploaded the result yet from my Garmin to Strava but it was around 50 minutes on a very muddy course.

We have a new local Canicross Powys group just started over here and it was good to meet up with a couple of the members at Chirk this morning.
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Old 04-01-18, 08:53 PM   #6
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Very muddy, slushy, slippery run last Friday 29th December. 5 miles of hard going just trying to stay upright, but enjoyable for all that!
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I went for a run last night - now I'm limping. D'oh.
It looks much nicer where you are running.
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Are you running on trails or tarmac SG?
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Old 05-01-18, 08:30 AM   #9
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Normally trails - last night was tarmac. First run in awhile - probably why the limp.
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If it's muscular/tendon/ligament rather than skeletal try using some of these https://www.hillysocks.com/revive-co...on-calf-sleeve or the full leg versions.

When I first started running a few years back I suffered a series of leg injuries, mostly in my calves. These helped hugely to prevent any more injuries.

Wear them while you're running and leave them on for about half an hour afterwards.


Proper warm up/warm down before and after running helps too.
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