Running Club News 9/12/13
It was great to see so many people returning to the running club this evening. Sandy and Bruce were back following injuries and started on the shorter circuit as a “fitness test”. I was very pleased that both came through the run 100% and we can now see them build back up to “competitive” levels over the coming weeks. Also back to the running club this evening was Kate. She teamed up with Lindsey for the first time since the Great South Run to run the 4.6m route. They both did extremely well completing the route in just over 11mins per mile.
Alistair ran a superb run this evening. This was made all the more impressive as he is recovering from a nasty cold bug! But he smashed last weeks time by over 2mins to take his average to under 9 and a half mins per mile!! Getting very quick again now Alistair!
Mike smashed most running club records last week with an amazing run and he wasn’t far away from beating it further this week. Just 46seconds outside his PB!! Great run on your own Mike, well done!
Greg drew the short straw this evening and ran with Mark. Mark was chatting so much on the way round he missed a turn and they totally bypassed Barnbrook road! Still Greg put in a great average time of 10m 17s just 5 seconds per mile outside his personal fastest average! Well done Greg! And sorry for shortening your run slightly!!
Next week we will have new routes which will be per-advertised on Facebook.
Running Club News 2/12/13
Sickness hit the running club this evening with many runners unable to repeat last weeks routes to improve. However those who were able to attend made up for it with a great evening of running. Last weeks new girl, Jo, smashed her record, completing the 4.6mile route non-stop. She was aided and motivated by Charles, back from a few weeks off, who kept the pace just perfect for the two of them to complete the route in a very quick 10m 22s per mile average! Well done Guys!
Pete was back this evening and although still slightly injured pushed Miles to take 73 seconds off last weeks time. Slightly ahead of them Alistair was having a great run, he completed the course 3m 07s faster than last week, and his fastest average speed for 3months! Well done!
Also breaking records this evening was Mike. He had a running partner this evening and they both took it in turns to pace set! It worked as Mike achieved his fastest average since joining the running club with an amazing 7m 18s per mile for the 6mile route!!! That’s Fast!! From my records this is the 2nd fastest lap time in the running club, the first, set in July by Jack was 7m07s for a 4.8m route! I think I need to start practicing myself just to keep up!!
Well done to all the runners this week, and for those who were ill, get well soon and come back next week to try these routes one last time.
Running Club News 25/11/13
New routes this evening and we have gone for a more lit circuit! Also following feedback from the Running Club Questionnaire I have displayed the routes on Facebook for people to check out and familiarise themselves with before they run. So for the next two weeks you will have a choice of -
or 6miles – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/328618441
This week Mike and Maggie went for the 3.2mile route. It was a little further and much tougher than last weeks circuit, but Maggie completed it non-stop in a very respectable time as well! Showing great progression! It wont be long until you are up to 10k!!!
With the 4.6mile route we welcomed new comer – Jo to the running club for her first run. She completed the GSR recently and has come along to improve her time and distance within a group. She did extremely well for her first run, and appart from a slight detour and the first ever trip to a pub during a running club session she still completed her route in under 11 mins per mile average. Well done Jo! See you next week!
Also completing this route the three lads – Greg, Alistair and Miles all finished within a few seconds of each other. A good competitive run. They did miss a turn however and so should definitely improve on this weeks times next week!
Finally, Mike completed the 6m route on his own this evening. It was clear he was feeling good before the start and he broke all records this evening completing the run in his PB average of just 7m 32s per mile. Well done Mike, superb!!
Just a reminder that if you havent done already please enter yourselves in to the Stubbington 10k asap ready for January! - http://www.sgrac.net/html/sgrac-10k.html
See you all next week -
Running Club News 18/11/13
As the nights are getting darker, and for safety and motivational purposes everyone was paired up this evening. This created an additional competitive edge that seemed to work. The runners also started out slower with the view that they would not create such an oxygen debt in the first mile and be able to run further and faster. The tactic worked.
Maggie, completing only her third run with the club, followed the instructions and completed her 3.1mile run non-stop. This was the furthest she had ever run and it was in a great time too!! Motivated by Mike alongside her she completed the route in just under 35mins!! Well done Maggie. There is even talk of her entering a 10k in the new year now to give her something to work towards, brilliant!!
Mike, set off a little slower than light speed this evening and the tactic worked as he was able to maintain a great pace throughout the run and finish with an amazing average of just 7m39s per mile, just 2 seconds off his personal best!!
Alistair and Miles were paired together and they were suitably matched. The competitiveness of the two of them really came out and I was able to witness one of the best and most entertaining sprint finishes the club has ever experienced! Their times were excellent too! Averaging 10mins per mile!
Bruce and Greg ran together, they completed the correct route and weren’t far behind Ali and Miles come the end. In fact Greg completed the run in one of his fastest ever…. 10m 12s per mile!! Well done Greg and well done Bruce for pace setting!!
New routes next week and some more beginners due to start!!
Running Club News 11/11/73
The majority of the running club were out celebrating birthdays the day before this run. So many were nursing sore heads as the times suggest! It was a great turn out though with the highest attendance for some time. The new recruits did fantastic running a little further today and closing in on the 3miles non-stop target. Mike encouraged Maggie round the 3.1mile circuit in a personal best, taking nearly 2 minutes off last weeks time. She was joined this week by her sister, Beth, who finished her first run with the running club extremely well!
Also running their first time with the club this evening was Lee. His first run in 6 weeks as well but he didn’t look rusty. He flew round the 5.6mile route in just over 8mins per mile average, finishing just a minute behind pace setter Mike, who had another great run!
Greg, got slightly lost on the route this evening and after a slight fall he picked himself up to complete 6.12miles in a good time of 1h09m, it was the furthest anyone ran on the evening so well done Greg. Pete and Miles has a sprint finish which nearly lasted the whole of Osborne Road. Miles just pipped Pete, although that may have something to do with the alcohol content in Petes blood rather than fitness!! Well done gents!
Bruce had just about recovered from his 40th the day before to complete the run and sober up! His 9 and a half mins per mile was very impressive and almost equal to his pints per hour the day before! Although not as quick as Alistairs pints per hour!! Ali’s run this evening was very impressive and quicker than his previous run, even after “the night before”!
We have the same route next week for the last time and a chance to beat some PBs
Well done to all the runners this evening!
Running Club News 4/11/13
A great turn out this evening and it was great to see some familiar faces back at the Running Club. Mike has been away since April and it was great to have him back along with his Daughter Maggie. They both had a great 1st run back too, completing the 3.1mile route in under 12mins per mile! They were joined by Heather and Miles. For Heather running in group of 4 provided just the motivation she needed as she smashed her Personal Best taking a whole minute per mile off her averages. Thanks to Miles too for encouraging them round in my absence.
Someone else achieving their Personal Best this evening was the other Mike. Although he is suffering a slight ITB strain, Mike set off like an Exocet missile again this week completing the first mile in just 6m50s. The hills slowed him down a little but he still completed the 5.6mile in an average of just 7m 37s per mile, 4seconds per mile quicker than his previous best!
Greg was back after his Great South Run Heroics and he has still got the running bug!! A fall half way round the course this evening set him back a little but it didn’t stop him completing the course in a very respectable 10m 33s per mile. He was joined on the route by Charles, who finished just a few seconds ahead. Both runners are looking at completing the next 10k challenge, the Stubbington, on January 19th. You can enter here - http://www.sgrac.net/html/sgrac-10k.html.
Also completing the longer 5.6m route this evening were Pete and Paul. Pete had a great run enjoying the final 1.5mile downhill “sprint” to clock a great 8m44s average. Paul missed a turn but still managed an excellent 9.38 average. Well done gents!
Same routes next week!! If you have been involved in the running club previously or interested in getting involved, please complete our short survey to let us know what you would like from the club. Many thanks – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9HM6V26
Running Club News 28/10
Today was the start for the preparation for the 2014 Great South Run. Just a day after the big event for this year we already have one eye on next years run. Two of tonight’s runners made firm commitments to run their first GSR next year and started their training in earnest tonight. And they did it in some style too! Miles took over 4minutes off his time last week running the same course! He even had some energy spare at the end, blamed on the 2 weetabix he had, he showed his fitness levels are massively improved.
Returning from his holiday, Charles also committed to next years main event and put in a great 4.8mile run this evening to prove he is already ready!! His sub-10min per mile would have had him finishing at about 1h40m yesterday!! A great target for next year already! Also running this evening was Mike, carrying a little injury he wasn’t quite as quick as last week on the 6mile route but still set off like an exocet missle!!
Many runners had the evening off this evening having run 10miles flat out yesterday at the Great South Run. You can check out how they all got on at http://nltraining.co.uk/great-south-run-results-2013/
Next week we have new routes and a new target. The next planned run at the moment is the Stubbington 10k – 19th January 2014. You can enroll now at http://www.sgrac.net/html/sgrac-10k.html. Let me know if you register so I have an idea of who is doing it!
Great South Run Results 2013
This was the 4th year New Life Training have had runners in the Great South Run and with 13 Personal Training Clients or Running Club Members this was the biggest representation yet!
At the start it seemed the weather would be kind to the 25,000 runners, no rain, fairly clear skies and a little wind. Little did we know we were sheltered at that point. The commentator kept re-iterating that the race should be run with 3 clear stages, the first 4 miles, the 2nd 4 miles then the last 2! The later being the greatest challenge as you turn for home the wind, up to 40mph, would hit you….hard. He wasn’t kidding!!!
For many of the runners it was their first Great South Run and they all thoroughly enjoyed the whole day event. For those who had run it before it was definitely the hardest conditions we’ve run the race in! This made Juliette’s and Paul N times even more impressive as they beat their previous Personal Bests for the run. Juliette took a huge four and a half minutes off last years times and Paul, even though he had to walk a little against the strong wind at the end beat last years time by nearly a minute. Of the other runners who competed last year, Alistair was just 15 seconds outside his PB and Mark was on-track for his record until the he hit the wind at the last mile, finishing less than a minute behind last years time, but nearly 100 places ahead at 1930th of the 25000 runners!
Of the GSR Virgins, Greg showed some real guts and determination as he has been unable to run for two weeks due to injury. He rattled his way around the course full of pain killers to complete the course, receive his finishing bag and raise a lot of money for Solent Mind. Well done Greg!! Kate has detested running ever since she started but was determined to complete the challenge she started and was magnificent has she completed the course in just 1h 57m!! For someone who said she would never run again afterwards, she loved it, and I reckon it will be a half marathon next for Kate.
Lindsey had run the GSR 4 years ago and smashed her time this year. She didn’t have the best of preparation with birthday celebrations the night before and packing to go on holiday tomorrow. She did fantastic though and completed the run in just under 1h47. Her celebration burger was well deserved!!! Louise finished just behind Lindsey, having returned to running just 9 weeks ago she was awesome in finishing in 1h 48s!! She clearly has the running bug now and is already talking about her next run!! Finishing just 2 seconds behind Louise was Henry! Following in his fathers footsteps in running the GSR, Henry completed his first GSR in a very good time. Well done Henry!! I am sure Nick would be proud!
Martin had never really run previously when he was hoodwinked in to signing up to the GSR, but he thoroughly enjoyed it and the training paid off as he finished in just 96 minutes, amazing Martin!!! Well done!! Also running his first GSR was Jamie. Having trained really hard in the last 8 weeks Jamie was determined to complete the race in a good time and he did just that with an awesome 1h 43mins! Well done Jamie! Paul P has been training for the Spartan in 2 weeks time and used the race as preparation. His time of just 84minutes would suggest he is very ready for the Spartan challenge, good luck Paul!!
Finally, I was hoping to see a little minion running around the GSR course. Elaine has raised a lot of money for Mind charity as she completed her 2nd GSR! Her time 1h44s was very impressive, taking a massive 2 minutes off her previous time, to set a new Personal Best!! Well done!!
Well done to all the runners for completing the run in such positive manner in such tough conditions. Already looking forward to next year. You can find out more about New Life Training Running Club and how it can inspire and motivate you to a better GSR time at http://nltraining.co.uk/running-club/
It was unfortunate that the wind meant the congregation area was a little less organised than in previous years so we were all unable to meet up for photos but well done to you all and I hope you will continue your training with New Life Training ready for next years GSR!!
Running Club News 21/10
It was the last running club meeting before the Great South Run and unfortunately for many it has come round too quick. We have a lot of injuries this year. Scolded feet, bad backs, knackered knees and plantar fasciitis!!! But with a smile on our faces those who could run tonight ran in style!!
Out front Mike ran the full 6mile route and was just outside his PB average finishing in less than 8mins per mile! Pete and Mark swopped roles for the evening, with Pete pushing Mark round keeping him going when stopping seemed the preferred option! They completed the 4.8miles in 3mins 20sec quicker than last week, which was quite a surprise! Alistair hopped round the course in his final run before the Great South. No electric pace but assurance he will be able to complete the 10miles next weekend!
Paul had a good run tonight clocking an average of 9m 19s per mile on the 4.8m course. He is worried about being slower than last year on the Great South, but looking back his final run before last years GSR was an average of 9m 16s!! So not much in it Paul, and you ran the Lee-on-Solent quicker this year!! So expectation are high for you this Sunday!!
Miles found it tough without his music motivating and pace setting him this evening, and he was a little slower, but watch this space as with a reduction in load (water bottle and thick jumper) he will be like lightning next week as we look to complete these routes for the last time.
Well done to all the runners this evening and good luck to all running the Great South Run next Sunday!
Running Club News 14/10
Shorter routes this evening after yesterdays 10mile run around Lee-on-Solent! The weather was much kinder to us this evening though as there was a break in the rain and clouds cleared to leave a very pleasant evening to run a very pleasant route.
Running for the first time with the Warsash Running Club was Heather. Having not run for several years, Heather was looking to get back on the running wagon and she did exceptionally well, completing the 3 mile route in a very respectable time. She managed 2 miles non-stop and averaged just over 12mins per mile! Well done Heather!!
Alistair had another great run this evening, completing the 4.8mile circuit non-stop to add on to the 9.5miles he completed yesterday! His average of 9.28per mile was a whole minute per mile faster than yesterdays run! Nice way to loosen up again!
Out front Mike was flying this evening. This is Mikes distance and he thoroughly enjoyed the route, completing it in just 38minutes!! A few minutes back Bruce and Pete also enjoyed the route and there average of 9m18s per mile was very respectable. Pete mentioned he didn’t even feel the gradient running up Raley Road this evening, must have been some conversation!!!
Finally, Miles is showing great improvement. He completed the route averaging just 10 mins per mile, this is a massive improvement of 93seconds per mile from his run just 4 weeks ago! Well done Miles!!!
Same routes next week, with an added longer option for those keen enough!!