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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by The Raven » 02 Apr 2017, 18:56

Going Underground wrote:A question for The Raven, what happened at Whiteley? I would have had a chance to finish ahead of you for the first time ever!
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by quisquidillius » 04 Apr 2017, 10:35

While I am probably not going to be doing parkrun any time soon, I have gone for a couple of runs recently, and I hope to run three or four times each week for the considerable future, in preparation for future challenges. I was pleased yesterday to discover that, despite it being quite sunny and wearing warm clothes, I still managed to run 5 miles (many many times round the block), although I don't have the time (I estimate that it would be about 50 minutes).
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by jamesthegill » 11 Apr 2017, 20:19

I was a minute over my PB last week, but I blew past around a dozen people on my final sprint, and the course photographer got this wonderfully flattering picture of me.

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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by tubeguru » 12 Apr 2017, 11:03

I notice the woman overtaking you ...
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by tractakid » 14 Apr 2017, 00:15

My sprint finish photo from Wepre on Saturday wasn't particularly flattering either...

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Oh, and I went past Tong on the way to get there.
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Post by geofftech » 15 Apr 2017, 20:51

Nipped down to Brighton, did a quick 5Km around Preston Park. my that's a flat and fast course! most enjoyable ...

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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by tubeguru » 17 Apr 2017, 13:40

Two weeks of updates required this time, but I think I've got it all right. If anyone notices something wrong let me know.

Big news of the week - NO PB FOR AL!!! He's hit the wall after eight straight fastest times. But Das makes up for it by going 1:11 faster than his best. And a rare outing for Marc Gawley too.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by al » 17 Apr 2017, 19:43

Yes, somewhat gutted not to be able to keep the run going, but for some reason my breathing decided to be ropey for the first 4k and I couldn't make it up in the last one. Less than 20 seconds out though, so here's to next time!
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by jamesthegill » 18 Apr 2017, 19:56

tubeguru wrote:I notice the woman overtaking you ...
Other way round - she was one of a dozen I sped past on my sprint finish, because I didn't want to be beaten on my course by so many tourists! Walk pacer this week after a kickabout in the park on Wednesday night practically hobbled me - the thought "football's mostly running, I'll be fine" was inaccurate!
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by quisquidillius » 18 Apr 2017, 21:45

Actually, I may start parkrun soon - my potential Tube Challenge partner has run a few and seems convinced that I won't be able to beat him (to be honest, I think that it would take some serious effort on my part)! I think that in a few months, I should be happy to start.
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by Tube Geek » 19 Apr 2017, 21:57

Feel like I'm about the only regular who doesn't do Junior/Parkrun now then... Does a 70 minute football match count??......
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by tubeguru » 24 Apr 2017, 11:03

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

All done. Al is back on form with a ninth PB in ten starts, and overtakes Sam in the time rankings. Watch out Andi ...
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by geofftech » 24 Apr 2017, 19:31

Well done Al, and thanks Neil for update!

i noticed one correction needed, you've got my France parkrun time (of 28:58) from Bois de Boulogne under Matt Scrivs list of times, instead of in mine, so he has two times there and i have none! Tiny thing, i grant you... :roll:

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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by tractakid » 29 Apr 2017, 11:56

What to do when running is a stupid idea and missing parkrun is not an option? Walk a parkrun. 55:42 today
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Re: Tube Challenge parkrun league...

Post by The Raven » 02 May 2017, 10:30

Completed Queen Elizabeth parkrun last Saturday. Very hilly course. Anyone know with parkrun is the hillest?
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