Running Club News 16/1/17
These two runs sandwiched the Stubbington 10k (http://www.nltraining.co.uk/stubbington-2017-10k-results/), so shorter routes and slower times were expected. There were a few surprises though –
Friday January 13th
Even though it was Friday the 13th a few people still wanted to go out for one last run before the Stubbington 10k on the Sunday! It was very icy and so instructions were to take it steady! Lisa and Jo took the sensible route and went for the 3mile course. They finished it in impressive fashion as well. Nick decided to go for the more challenging 5mile route and so I had to go with him!! He dragged me round. We were supposed to be going steady but a sub 8-min per mile average was achieved and my legs knew it!!
Monday January 16th
We had a blackout at the club this evening with a powercut to all the local businesses. A few of the runners realised the local pub was still functioning, but I managed to dissuade them and brought their attention back to the run with the help of Carls new gloves –
Most of the runners this evening completed the Stubbington 10k yesterday, so a recovery run was the name of the game this evening. Jo, Charles, Gemma, Carl and Nina all using the run just to loosen the legs! For Maddie it was her first run back this year! She did fantastic sticking in view of Gemma nearly all the way round until she had to do up a shoe lace and lost sight of her. She didn’t panic though and made it round the route thanks to google maps!!
Things were a bit different for Alex though. He has been training hard leading up to Xmas, and set out on his own this evening to complete a 5 mile lap. In no time at all he was back at the club!! Completing the route in half-an-hour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A new club record this evening, an amazing 6mins per mile average! Unlikely to be beaten. Alex had been training for the Altra marathon before Christmas, he completed the 46mile Altra in 7h 20mins! I am pleased to say however, that he felt worse after his 5mile “Sprint” this evening than he did after completing the Altra. Well done Alex, you hold the club record!!
See you all next week
Stubbington 2017 10k Results
Well done to the New Life Training Warsash Running Club for competing in this years Stubbington 10k. We had a great representation with 15 runners attending from the club.
A lot of preparation and training had gone in to this event from the runners. The days preparation was good too – Wine gums provided, porridge eaten and Nina had made friends with the back marker. No training could of prepared Carl for his pre-run prep however as he developed a flat tyre before even leaving Warsash and had to quickly change cars. Eventually everyone managed to get to the rendezvous on time for some pre-run pics –
It was cold and wet and people were reluctant to go outside for the start to begin with. But once the race was underway the cooler weather was actually welcomed. The run, as always, was incredibly well managed, with marshals helping at every corner, even warning runners of oncoming puddles!
There were some amazing performances from our team! Well done to all the runners. In particular, Lisa, her first 10k road race and stormed it with just 7 seconds away from breaking the hour barrier. If only you had sprinted the last 2 meters!! Well done also to Charles who had a bet with himself – over 1 hour = lemonade at the pub, under 1 hour = Beer!! Well he had 4 beers and a burger and chips which I guess equates to the 8 seconds he was under the hour!! Melissa was on her own today, missing her training partner, Katie, who was unwell. She stormed it though, smashing her 10k Personal Best as well!! Awesome! Also achieving their 10k PB was Joanne, an amazing performance saw her finish just 4 seconds behind Greg! Brooke also ran his fastest 10k race, having sorted his breathing out he flew round the course, even putting on a sprint finish at the end for the supporting fans!! 8m 44s per mile was very impressive. He had run with Carl for the majority of the race, but a slight back problem caused Carl to slow, but he didn’t stop and finished in a very respectable 8m 53s per mile average. Nina also completed the route without stopping. Her 11m41s per mile one of her fastest ever 10k’s!!! Her training partner in crime, Rose, had a storming finish and clocked 11m 19s per mile as her average. Well done Ladies!
Gemma was competing with her Husband to see who would cross the line first. She didn’t quite beat him but the competition really pushed her on to a very quick 8m 30s average. Her training partner, Louise, also had a great run finishing just 2minutes behind Gemma with a very strong finish!
Gareth and Nick were very close on the start line, but they were even closer at the finish. Gareth overtook Nick at the 9k marker. Nick saw red and his competitive hormones took over!! A sprint for the line resulted in Nick beating his 2015 race time by 36seconds for a new course PB, but also matching Gareths 48m 16s, which was also Gareths PB for a 10k!! Well done Gents!
Jo was without her Mum and running partner, Sue, today. But she still pushed well and finished less than a minute away from the hour! Well done!
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New Year Running Club News 2017
Apologies for the delay in posting these stats. Christmas is a busy time of year and with the added distraction of the club extension at Enjoy Fitness the Running Club Blog has taken a bit of a back seat. So here is an attempt to catch up on the festive running schedule –
We have used the same routes for the last 4 runs now, with the Friday and Monday clubs utilising the same circuits. Unfortunately for Nick this has meant 4 runs of the same route, although some were morning runs (Fridays) and some evenings (Mondays). The conclusion is Nick is definitely a morning runner!! His times on the Fridays – 8m10s average much better than his fastest on a Monday – 8m 20s. The good news is he has shown a good progression through the 4 runs.
Another person showing great improvement through the re-run of the same route is Carl, his initial attempt of 9m 24s per mile, was eclipsed with his 2nd attempt, then this evening he smashed it with a 8m51s!! Awesome Carl well done, good progression! His partner, Nina, was similar improving from last weeks 12m 12s to this evenings 11m 54s per mile on the slightly shorter 3.4mile route.
We have also had some new additions to the club over the Xmas period, a warm welcome (because it has been freezing) to Kira, she came along having attempted a couple of 5k park runs locally and wanting to improve her time. Well she smashed her PB for 5k running with the club and finished her 3.9mile route in just 40m 57s!! Well done Kira. We also had Barbara returning to the club. She flew round round her first run in just 13m 14s per mile. A few mid-week practice runs later and she was back to smash her previous weeks time and record a new PB of 12m 10s per mile, awesome!! A whole minute per mile quicker!
We have had a few others very close to Personal Bests on this route. Rich, back from a Xmas break missed his PB by 1 second per mile this evening, and probably only because at one point he wasn’t sure of directions. Lisa was also very close to a PB on her first attempt of this route on the Friday sessions, missing out by just a few seconds per mile.
We also had a few attempt the routes just the once. Hopefully to return next week to attempt a new course and a new challenge.
New routes from Fridays Club, and don’t forget the Stubbington 10k this Sunday. It is bound to snow!! Details will be posted and e-mails out tomorrow evening (Tuesday)
The running club Blog is back up and uh hum…..running!!
Running Club News 5/12/16
Friday 2nd December
It started off a nice social run as always on a bright crisp Friday morning. It was a new route for the team today but they overcame it well. With less distractions this week Lisa put in a good time, faster than last week on a new course. Greg had a good run too finishing just outside the 10mins per mile mark! Well done team, same routes next week and a chance to get faster!
Monday 5th December
New routes for the Monday club as well this evening. A choice of 3 was offered but everyone chose the middle distance 5.1miles! The route threw a few people out of sync, as they hadn’t run through the center in this direction before. Apparently it is darker going this way more than the other direction??
Everyone paired up and off we went. Pete forgot to take his energy gel before setting off which slowed him down apparently. It wasn’t the thick jumper he was wearing at all then? He ran with Carl, who had a fantastic performance at the Victory 5mile at the weekend in a superfast time. The 9m 25s per mile for the pair of them was therefore very impressive.
Jo was back this evening and paired up with Charles. They had a great run with a good average time to show Charles is back in the zone!! Jo had a slight groin strain, but she wouldn’t let anyone check it for her, even after I warmed my hands up!
Nick ran with myself and managed to drag me round to complete the 5.1miles (just!) Not a bad time, but I think I was holding Nick back this evening. Next week same routes though with the added incentive of Xmas drinks in the Silver Fern after to motivate people. I expect to see some of the fastest times of the year next week!!
Running Club News 28/11/16
Friday November 25th
Just the three of us this morning, so we set off together in a perfect brisk sunny morning. Last week it was Lisa who sped away, leaving Greg and I for dust. This week it was role reversal as Greg Sprinted away to have one of his best runs for a while. Lisa would like to point out that she had several obstacles to overcome which slowed her down – A mobility scooter, a removal van moving a settee, traffic and not being allowed a short cut all slowed her down apparently!!!
Monday 28th November
OMG!!!! How chuffing cold was it this evening!!! The forecast was for minus 6 inland tonight, so what did we do?….we ran inland!!! There were some great looks this evening, everyone had their running tights out for the first time, although I thought Charles’ stockings were a little too formal! The only person without tights this evening was the only girl running, Maddie who opted for 3/4 lengths as it would make her run faster to keep warm!! We all partnered up this evening, some said it was to share bodily warmth but it was more about safety really. Maddie paired with Charles, and somewhere on the lap they managed to pick up his mojo!! Having run over 11mins per mile average in the last two weeks, Charles managed a 10 min per mile lap this evening. Well done Maddie for pushing him!!!
Nick C launched himself to the front at the start of the run, silly really when Alex is around. Alex kept with him for a couple of miles then changed gear, and completed the last part of the run in a stupidly quick time to average just 6m 39s per mile. Nick tried to keep with him for all of about 3 seconds, then realised it was silly attempting and kept his pace to finish in a fantastic sub 8mins per mile!!! Well done Gents.
Nick B was back this evening and ran with work colleague Gareth. They chatted all the way round, very social run I thought until I saw their time!! How can you chat all the way round and still run at 8m 40s?? Must be those new trainers Gareth, Energy returning are they??
Completing the runners this evening in the parings was Carl and I. A fantastic run from Carl this evening, taking over 2minutes off last weeks attempt and a great sub 9min average!! Awesome!!
New routes next week team!!
Also, quick reminder that the running club will be having Xmas drinks at the Silver Fern on Monday 12th after the run!!
Running Club News 21/11/16
Friday 18th November
It was a beautiful morning and perfect for running in! It was great to see Sharon and Mandy back with the club from a short break too. The pair of them had some catching up to do, so a social run was in order around the 2.6mile lap. They both thoroughly enjoyed it though. Lisa was definitely not being social today, she set off on a mission, leaving everyone way behind straight from the off. She was determined to do the 5.9miles in under an hour, and she smashed it!! 57mins!! In doing so she set a new PB speed for herself too – 9m 42s per mile. Awesome, great run Lisa, well done!! Greg set off after her, but couldn’t keep up today, his 10m 51s average still impressive over that distance though. I ran with Joanne this morning, and a big thank you to her for dragging me round!! Her 10m 10s per mile was very good and consistent with recent weeks, well done and thank you. Same routes next week team!!
Monday 21st November
In organising this evenings running club I realised I had messed up on the route design, thankfully Charles had printed off some route maps for last week when he covered the session and so I embarrassingly used those to set up the team. Although they were Charles’ routes, he was the only one to go off-plan this evening. Not sure if it was to make me feel better or to take a short cut to catch Rich up. It worked on both counts though, as Charles was able to push Rich for the last mile to get him close to 10mins per mile. Well done gents!
It is always this time of year when the gadgets start coming out. This time round it seems headlights (literally) are the craze!! For a second I thought we were going mining not running this evening. Still, it is better to be safe! There were also some great new ankle and shoe lights on show this evening too. Only a matter of time before Charles dresses like a Xmas tree again!
Jo was back this evening and in need of a fast time, not because she is competitive, or because she wanted to improve her PB, but because she had ordered a Chinese and didn’t want it to get cold!! The incentive worked though as she smashed the 10m per mile barrier. I hope it was tasty!
Gemma and Louise ran the Gosport half marathon yesterday, but they were still here this evening and opting for the longest route! Great times too this evening ladies, well done!!
I ran with Carl this evening, the pre-run conversation about “Hooters” sounded interesting and required further explanation on the way round. Carl did well, not only to run 5.3miles after just returning from Vegas but to also keep a conversation going for the duration whilst running at 9m 17s per mile, well done Carl. Note to self – must visit Vegas!!
Greg had a great run this evening. Not sure why as the conditions are not Gregs best, however an awesome run saw him take off over 1 min per mile from his run on Friday!! Very quick Greg! Did you have a Chinese waiting too??
Nick and Alex were out front this evening and setting the pace well. Alex decided to put his foot down at the top of Barnes Road and he disappeared in to the night. Finishing in just 7m 33s per mile, Nick slip streamed for a while and did well to finish under 8m 29s per mile. Well done gentlemen.
Same routes (Charles’) next week for the final time.
Running Club News 14/11/16
A big thank you to Charles who stepped in at the last minute to set up the run and cover for me last night. Many thanks Charles. I can also give him all the credit for the Blog today too, here goes –
MONDAY 14th November
Gareth & Alex 5.6 miles 43:30
Alex came back fresh as a daisy with Gareth a healthy glow. Although Gareth is doing Gosport Half at the weekend so was ‘holding a bit back’ for the weekend.
Gemma and Louise 5.6 49:16
Both doing the Gosport half, so good time tonight looking awesome in the zebra pink leggings and ‘sleeves’.
Pete and Maddie 3.5miles 36 mins
Pete was feeling stiff and was happy to run a shorter distance in case the legs gave up. After a couple of miles, they increased the pace and disappeared into the night
Charles and Lydia 3.5 miles 39:12
Both having over indulged in the delights of New Lucky house at the weekend, an initial slow pace was increased at the top of Heath Road North, as we turned back for the downhill stretch down Brook Lane.
Not sure, but we think it was a couple of minutes faster than last week ?
FRIDAY 11th November
A big thank you Greg for this weeks Blog –
Friday 11th Nov: Lisa, myself and Mark set off for the 6 mile run, or at least Lisa was not sure at the start thinking 4.3 may be the best option, but with some fast talking (really) from Mark at the turning point decided to join us on the arduous 6 mile route. Lisa being a teacher at Locks Heath junior rang the bell outside the school the response to which was many waves from the playground (fame at last)! With much breath wasted talking (social run) we reached around the two mile mark and the old mans (yours truly) knee said “I am not too sure about this”, but I decided to continue at a steady competitive pace! Oh and guess what Lisa slipped behind a bit and took a short cut through the shopping centre car park (aided by a convenient shopping trolley) and caught up with the lead runners! Mark was getting bored (?) and half way down Lockswood road decided to show us what real running was about (he wanted to blow away his cold) and Lisa had illegally passed the front runners! The old man decided caution was the best option and took a short route to the end (excuses). I was greeted at the club by first a sweating Mark and then a perspiring Lisa both joyful for completing 6 miles (allegedly) PS. who cares about times !
Running Club News 7/11/16
Friday 4th November
A good run from the Friday team this morning. A few were suffering with colds etc, so not a particularly fast outing, but still very beneficial. Greg led from the front again, he is enjoying that role on a Friday at the moment. He pulled the team along with Nick running alongside Lisa today and Joanne just in sight. Everyone finished just either side of the 10mins per mile marker to show it was a great run. Well done all. Last time for this route next week!
Monday 7th November
It was a bitterly cold evening and with several people suffering with colds etc following the sudden drop in temperature I was quite pleased with the turn out! We had Lydia back for this evenings run. Due to work commitments she has been away since August, but you would never have know as she completed 3.6miles non-stop and only 9seconds per mile slower than her last run with us. It’s as if you hadn’t been away Lydia, well done!
It was the 3rd time on this route and normal protocol would be to set the fastest speeds this evening for this route. I think a combination of the ambient temperature and people feeling below par put an end to that. However 1 person did achieve a PB this evening. Rich, running alongside Charles set a new PB! Taking 13seconds per mile off his previous best he flew round the circuit. His knees were problematic coming in to the last mile, but he persevered in search of a new record, breaking the pain barrier, but achieving a fantastic result, well done Rich, and well done Charles for keeping him going. Carl was suffering from a full case of Man-Flu, and we all know how bad that feels! He did get round the circuit with a Kill or Cure philosophy, hopefully the 9mins per mile will be a cure Carl, well done!
It was the 3rd week and you would have thought people were used to the route by now. Not the case!!! Nina and Rose could be forgiven for going off track as they had not done the long route before. A wrong turn caused a little upset in an otherwise perfect run. The ladies finishing in just over an hour. Well done. There was no excuses however for Brooke and Gareth, they had completed the route the previous week with no problems, or so we are led to believe. But they missed the Barnbrook turn and finished 0.3 miles short on distance. It was a good job their speeds were OK!!
Alex chose the social run this evening having ripped the course apart in 7mins per mile the previous week. He ran with Jo, back from a week off, the social motivation helped as she finished just 27 seconds off her previous time. Also running together were Pete and Gemma. Gemma is doing a half marathon next week and had already completed a long run yesterday, so today was more about speed. Her 8m 48s per mile with Pete setting the pace, was awesome and great preparation for her Half!! Well done!
New routes next week team!! I will post on FB at the end of the week.
Running Club News 31/10/16
Friday 28th October
I was still hurting from the Great South Run, so I put together a choice of 3 routes – 2.5miles, 3.8miles or 4.9miles. I had fully expected everyone to go for the shorter options, so imagine my pain when everyone opted for the 4.9mile route today!! Not only that, but they all ran fast!!! Greg was off like a gazelle! And Lisa, having now finished the GSR but still running (I think she likes it really), finished in a PB of under 10mins per mile. Joanne too had a great run, chasing Lisa down Brooke Lane to finish just behind and a fraction off 10mins per mile. It did loosen me up, but not quite what I intended, well done all!!
Monday 31st October
It was Halloween night and a bit spooky! Nick and Pete had a big sprint finish this evening, but actually I think they were scared and just wanted to get back to the club as soon as possible. It was good for them to clear out the cobwebs though. Alex used his spidery legs to whizz round again in just over 7mins per mile. I think he had been trick or treating earlier and was full of sugar running round at that pace! We also had a new recruit, Gareth, this evening. He ran the GSR with us and has now signed up for 10 sessions via the app. Well done Gareth and a great start too, 8m 23s per mile is very impressive, I am sure you can take a big bite out of that next week. Brooke managed to keep with Gareth for most of the run and that was enough to push Brooke to a new PB with the club too! 8m 32s is his new PB split time and next week the focus has to be beating that 8:30 barrier!!
For Rich too it was a record breaking evening. With Charles again next to him motivating him round, Rich managed to beat his last run to record a new average speed PB of 9m 50s per mile, frightening pace, well done Rich!! Maddie kept with these gents for most of the circuit before accelerating away at the end to finish with an impressive 9m 42s average. Well done Maddie!
Carl was one of the surprise packages of the GSR with a very quick time, and he is now showing it was no fluke as he recorded his 3rd ever fastest average with the club this evening, his 8m 40s average just 11 secs pm off his PB, scary stuff!!
Same routes for next week!
Also book in your diaries a quick night out after Running Club on December 12th for a RC Xmas drink!!
Finally, I know most of you have done it now but don’t forget to book the Stubbington 10k as places go very quick – https://www.fullonsport.com/event/stubbington-10k-2017/profile
Great South Run Results 2016
We had a near record turn out from the New Life Training Warsash Running Club for this years Great South Run. With 23 runners, 19 set their fastest ever GSR result to show we must be doing something right at the running club!! It was a great day and everyone was amazing!! There were a lot of nerves before, but once the race started everyone stuck to their game plan and performed to their best.
There were some amazing stories from everyone who entered. Firstly, we had 12 runners who had never completed a GSR before. At the beginning of the year Brooke couldn’t run 100m without suffering severe knee pain. Through a Personal Training plan aimed at correcting his gait and flexibility he was able to run, and run fast, pain free. He beat his GSR personal target by 1 second! to show his game plan worked too! Well done Brooke.
Lisa joined the running club at the end of August, not long before the GSR. She started at just 3miles and a slow pace of 11m30s per mile. Through running with the Warsash Running Club along with some stretching homework, she over-came all her nerves to fly round the 10 mile course with an average of just 10m 23s per mile. Well done Lisa!!
Charlie has had a great 12months!! Losing nearly 12stone (Yes!! 12 stone) and getting herself in the peak of physical fitness to run 10miles for the first time!! And she loved it!! Slightly addicted to running now, she was already plotting a half-marathon in the pub after the run! She has hoped to get in under 2hours, but with Sandy by her side acting as pace setter, she smashed her target and finished under 1h 45mins, what an achievement!! Amazing!!
We had a couple of late entries in to the race, Sarah has been attending the classes at Enjoy Fitness for a while now but hadn’t even contemplated the GSR until 2 weeks ago. She signed up, then came to 2 running club sessions. Her level of fitness was superb and she managed the 10 miles in style, finishing in just 87 minutes!!! Also entering at the last minute was Maddie, she joined the running club just a few weeks ago having just moved to the area. She quickly upped the miles with the club and took the leap to sign up and run the 10miles. She did fantastic, finishing in just 97 minutes, well done Maddie!! Chris was our final last minute entrant. He has completed the GSR once before several years ago and admitted he couldn’t walk for weeks after. This year he did manage 1 run in preparation, just 5.5miles last Monday!! It seemed to do the trick though as he blew the circuit away with a very quick 91 minutes!! I hope the legs are OK this time Chris!
We had a number of runners with us from JDI, a company New Life Training work very closely with currently. The boys have recently finished training for the Tough Mudder, and having sailed through that they decided to test their fitness levels at the Great South. For both Gareth and Steve this was their first GSR and they loved it. Soaking up the atmosphere on the day and flying round the route with no problems. Gareth’s 86mins and Steve’s 96mins were fantastic times too, well done Gents! Also from JDI was Nick B, he has been training well for this event, even running daily out in Spain while on holiday. All that work paid off today as he sailed round in just 88miuntes, well done Nick!!
Leyon had an eventful run. In recent weeks he has changed his running style, worked hard at increasing his speed, and most of all, battled to love running half as much as his beloved cycling! He was good to go today in his first GSR and targeted a really good time, unfortunately a spectator managed to step out in front of him en route causing him to trip and hurt his ankle. He soldiered on though to a very respectable 90minutes, It just means you will have to do it again next year Leyon. His wife, Rose had a great run. She has trained so hard for this and managed to get within 3 seconds of her target. Well done Rose a great run!!
Bina started running just a couple of months ago, and has really got the bug for it now. An injury to her ankle has held her back slightly and she now awaits an operation on it. But that didn’t stop her running the route today. Her 2h 18mins was also ahead of her prediction, and she finished with a big smile on her face. Well done Bina!!
Joanne ran the GSR last year in over 2hours, Since then she has joined the Warsash Running Club and has come on leaps and bounds! That was evident today as she smashed her PB and won the prize (in my eyes) for the biggest smile at the end of the race!! She was ecstatic with her 1h 45m and rightly so, Well done Joanne!! Awesome.
Lindsey had a great run too. She has had a tough year, recovering from cancer to start running again only in April this year. It has been an amazing story of dedication and determination and today it all paid off with an absolutely amazing run of just 100mins!! Well done Lindsey, so proud!
Greg has always suffered with injuries in the approach to his last two Great South Runs. Again this year he hurt his knee while on holiday with just 2 weeks to go. In frustration he declared he was just going to go out and try to enjoy it, with no stop watch, sat nav or anything to tell him how he was performing. It worked as he smashed his PB by 14minutes and managed to get under the 2hour mark for the first time. In fact, he smashed the 2hours, finishing in just 98 minutes in an amazing run, well done Greg, really pleased for you!
Carl had arguably the performance of the day, surprising everyone with an amazing performance of just 90mins, fantastic Carl, you should be very pleased with that. His Partner, Nina, also had a great run, beating last years performance to show great year on year improvement!!
Gemma had her fancy leggings on again today. I think they may have blinded a few people as she overtook them. But they certainly helped her fly round the route in just 89minutes, perfect result as she had aimed for a sub 9min per mile average. Good race planning Gemma! Well done!
Alistair hasn’t been able to dedicated as much time to training as in previous years due to work commitments. However he ran the whole route non-stop today and in a brilliant time of just 1h 41s. Not bad with limited training Alistair, well done.
Nick C had a great run too, no problems with the calves this year thankfully and a great time, just 86minutes, fantastic! His son, Henry, hadn’t managed a run in anger since his last GSR in 2014! So he was chuffed to have beaten his previous time by 5minutes, although he didn’t stop for Selfies at every mile this year (shame though).
As for me, well, I was just pleased to be running, having only come out of plaster in April this year and with the threat of not being able to run again. Thank you to all those who supported todays run. And thanks to the Silver Fern for their hospitality afterwards.
Running Club is back on Mondays 6.30pm start and Fridays 9.15am start.
Our next competitive run is the Stubbington 10k on January 15th!! Here is the link to get signed up. Do it now !! As this run does get fully booked very quickly! https://www.fullonsport.com/event/stubbington-10k-2017/profile