Running Club News 20/7/15

It was a bit of a wet run this evening with some large puddles along the new routes set for the next three weeks.

The last few weeks have been focused on fitness with hills and multi-terrain pushing the runners harder. The new routes are for people to show how much they have improved with a fairly low gradient course and lots of straight roads. It was only their first attempt this evening and they will undoubtedly get quicker over the next 2 weeks. It wasn’t a bad start though….

Jo and Sue set off together on the longer 6 mile route. They even forced me to go with them after they blocked my route off at the 4.7mile route!! They set a great pace throughout and Jo simply flew up the one main hill along the course on Church Road. Sue caught her back up though and they pushed each other to go faster for the remainder of the route. The result…8m 51s per mile, just 9s outside her PB for Sue set on a much shorter route! The final half mile was interesting as they could see Greg in the distance and picked up the pace to catch him. As they approached Greg sensed the competition and put his foot down in one of the best sprint finishes I have ever seen with the running club. Even a BMW pulling out in front of Greg wasn’t going to stop him ensuring he beat the Girls!! Well done Greg! His 11m 17s was great, especially after his 1 mile open water swim at the weekend. He managed that in 42 minutes 50 seconds Finishing 16th in 60 – 64 age group, well done Greg although it took you 10mins longer to run this evening!

Mike is going to love this run. It is new to him and a head wind slowed him slightly this evening. But a 6m 54s average on a first attempt is awesome and I recon records could be broken in the coming weeks.

Lindsey and Sharon ran the 4.7m route and extremely fast at that! Lindsey’s 10m 16s average was just 7s per mile off her PB which I think will be beaten in the coming weeks. Sharon as always was key in the motivation on the way round.

Sharon will be looking after the running club next week , so many thanks in advance and enjoy the new routes guys!

Name 20/07/2015 Speed
Mark 6.00 00:53:14 00:08:52
Mike Y 6.00 00:41:25 00:06:54
Sue 6.00 00:53:07 00:08:51
Jo F 6.00 00:53:07 00:08:51
Greg 4.70 00:53:02 00:11:17
Sharon 4.70 00:48:15 00:10:16
Lindsey 4.70 00:48:15 00:10:16

Running Club News 13/7/15

A good turn out this evening and more impressive was the amount of runners that chose the longer route tonight. Jo, Sue, Greg and Mike all opted for the longer 5.7mile track. This is a tough course with half the circuit being off-road. It certainly works the muscles hard and so no fast times were expected. There were some great runs though. Greg had an awesome run beating the hour and hitting 10mins per mile in one of his fastest runs since May. He is really at peak fitness at the moment and we wish him well with his triathlon this Saturday, good luck Greg!

Sue and Jo had a great run too, nearly finishing in under 9mins per mile. They had a target though – Mandy!! Mandy had a great run, repeating last weeks 4.4mile route, she flew the first two miles averaging under 11mins per mile. Then with the change in terrain came a big head wind as we set back along the riverside. This slowed her down somewhat, and with Jo and Sue closing in behind she pushed herself up the last hill – Shore Road, only to be beaten on the final corner. All that hard work will pay off though and it certainly made Sue and Jo work hard to catch her.

Mike also had a good run on the longer route today, the headwind also slowing him down somewhat from last week. On the middle distance route Pete had a new running partner with work experience lad, Jordan. I am not sure who was pushing who round the course but their average of 9mins per mile was very impressive on this route.

Most improved player of the day though goes to Sharon, She took 4mins off last weeks time on the same route in tougher conditions. A fantastic run Sharon, must have had 3 weetabix today! well done.

Also a big thank you to Sharon for organising the running club on Friday for me. They all had a great run by the sounds of it –

Fridays run was a lovely route, the heat was still very intense but 100% effort from all.

Jo and Sue did the 5.1 route. They had a lot of catching up to do as Sue had been away so Jo said their time could have been faster but decided to chat plus the heat was a little too much. Sue had a tumble but was fine.  They came in together and completed the route in a very respectable time of 49.38.
Greg also did the 5.1 route but said he couldn’t keep up with the family of Gazelles!! I posted him the route the night before as it was new to him but in the morning I still had to clarify where he had to go!! He managed to stick to the plan though and completed the route in 52.14.
Lindsay was keen to do the 4.1 route on her own. One very determined lady who didn’t want to have to stop and walk so even up the demanding gradients she slowed down to a jog. She was so very pleased with her time of 39.41.
Star of the run was Mandy. We ran together and quite a pace plus Mandy could also chat and not sound out of breath at all !! She said that she felt she was getting much stronger, getting used to the sun plus the off road routes. The biggest smile was on her face with her time of 44.32 having done the 4.1 route.
We all deserved a drink after!!
Well done guys, sounded a great run!!
Mondays times –
Name 13/07/2015 Speed
Mark 4.40 00:52:24 00:11:55
Pete 4.80 00:43:10 00:09:00
Mike Y 5.70 00:40:17 00:07:04
Sue 5.70 00:52:21 00:09:11
Jo F 5.70 00:52:14 00:09:10
Jordan 4.80 00:43:10 00:09:00
Greg 5.70 00:57:11 00:10:02
Mandy B 4.40 00:52:24 00:11:55
Sharon 4.80 00:45:05 00:09:24

Running Club News 6/7/15

New Life Training had a special promotion this evening…..A free sun tan with every run!! It was a glorious evening and perfect for  a run along the river. So a choice of 4.4m, 4.8m or 5.8 miles was devised to encompass some great views and scenery. It was about 50% off road though so quite tough on the legs. No fast times were expected on these routes but a good boost to the fitness levels will definitely result. It was a very female biased running group this evening, with Jo leading the ladies round the 4.8mile route. Mike had taken on the longer run and was catching up with Jo on the homeward stretch. I am not sure if it was Mike behind her or if it was the thought of her Chinese order getting cold but Jo sped up and Mike had to work hard to catch her. This resulted in Mike averaging 6m47s per mile one of his fastest and Jo getting a very quick 9m 14s and a warm Chinese!

In behind these two were Lindsey and Sharon. They seem to compliment each other with their running recently and are getting much fitter and faster now. Their 10m 19s average was fantastic over that terrain and distance. I think the music they listen to helps. Lindsey listened to Armin van Buuren while Sharon listened to a band called compilation!! It worked though!

Mandy had a brilliant run this evening. It was the furthest she has run non-stop for over 8 weeks and in tough conditions. She couldn’t listen to music on the way round so had to listen to Mark waffle on. I think this made her faster to get to the end quicker!!! Well done Mandy, great run

 

Same routes next week. They are really enjoyable routes people so why not come and join us! Book in now at www.enjoyfitnessstudio.co.uk !!

Name 06/07/2015 Speed
Mark 4.40 00:51:35 00:11:43
Mike Y 5.80 00:39:21 00:06:47
Jo F 4.80 00:44:18 00:09:14
Mandy B 4.40 00:51:30 00:11:42
Sharon 4.80 00:49:31 00:10:19
Lindsey 4.80 00:49:31 00:10:19

 

 

 

Running Club News 29/6/15

There was very little rest from the sun on this evenings route, it was hot and due to get hotter too. It made conditions tough for the final run on these routes and no PBs were expected. In fact, many of the runners chose the shorter routes this evening with only Mike and Dennis the Menace running the 6.1mile lap. Greg (aka Dennis) had everyone a bit worried at the end as we all finished and he wasn’t in sight. Had he fallen over? Had he got lost (more likely) or had he run the longer route? No one was really sure, but we were all relieved when he arrived back safe and in a good time too. He was just 1 min behind his record on this route set two weeks ago and in tough conditions that is a great achievement. Mike also sprinted the long route and improved his time from last week by a massive 1 second! Again, with the tougher conditions and the fact he ran a 12mile off road run yesterday made this all the more impressive. Well done gents. I was asked to point out however that Mike did finish just 6th this evening!!!

Pete was first to cross the finish from the runners. His new trainers attacking muscles he never knew he had but taking the pressure off his knees in a way that allows him to run with more freedom now. His 8m48s per mile was pretty impressive!! He managed to fend off Jo and Sue, the mother and daughter team who take it in turns to pace set as they just get faster and faster during the run…..Or is it that Jo is listening to Keith Flint and is chasing him and Sue can hear it and thinks he’s chasing her. Not Sure! Their 9m 14s per mile was very good though, well done Keith!!

Alistair is showing some real dedication to running at the moment. He catches a bus all the way from Fareham to attend the club on a Monday evening. His dedication continues through the run, pushing himself to limit, even with his asthma. His dedication pushed him to 9mins per mile this evening. Then his dedication stopped and he went to the Fern for a pint before going home!! Well done Alistair I am sure it was well deserved!

Mandy is getting back  to her running well at the moment. She had a great run on Friday at the club then and this evening she completed 3.5miles non-stop and in a great average of 11m 23s well done Mandy. Sharon and Lindsey ran together this evening and it seemed they set a better pace from the start and were able to maintain it all the way round. Their 10m 27s per mile was just 8s per mile outside of Lindseys PB! Well done ladies.

Next week will be surprise week!!!

Name 29/06/2015 Speed
Mark 4.30 00:36:05 00:08:23
Pete 4.30 00:37:50 00:08:48
Mike Y 6.10 00:43:02 00:07:03
Sue 4.30 00:39:42 00:09:14
Jo F 4.30 00:39:42 00:09:14
Alistair 4.30 00:38:50 00:09:02
Greg 6.10 01:03:20 00:10:23
Mandy B 3.50 00:39:51 00:11:23
Sharon 4.30 00:44:11 00:10:17
Lindsey 4.3 00:44:11 00:10:17

 

Just to let you know I have just booked myself on these two runs, please let me know if you would like to do them with me –

OCTOBER
25th Great South Run – Portsmouth – http://www.greatrun.org/great-south-run

MAY 2016
30th London 10k – London – https://www.london10000.co.uk/

 

Running Club News 22/6/15

A quiet evening this evening as many people are away, caught at work or nursing little injuries. For those who did run it was a perfect evening… Cool, sunny and dry…..and that was just Pete!

Lindsey attended her first Monday evening session with us this evening having run with the Friday group on a couple of occasions. She ran with Sharon, who as always, motivated and coached her along well. Their 10mins per mile was very impressive. Well done ladies!

This week it was just Mike and Sue running the longer 6.1mile route. Mike set off like a rocket as always on his 10th run in 10 days!! The route is tough, mostly an uphill gradient with an off-road mile! But Mike made light work of it finishing in just over 7mins per mile. Sue did awesome too, running with Charles as a pace setter early on then blasting forward on her own, she really did push herself well tonight! Her 8m46s per mile was just 4 seconds per mile off her fastest PB which was set on a route half a mile shorter and a lot easier! Well done Sue!

Charles set a fast pace early on and he managed to maintain a good rhythm round the 4.3mile route. Finishing with a 9mins per mile average, very impressive!! Good luck next week Charles!

Pete found his new trainers worked this evening as he took over 5mins off his time on the same route last week. His average, one of his fastest of the year was fantastic. At 8m 28s per mile Pete looks like he is nearing his best again! Well done!

Same routes next week for a final time.

Quick reminder of some organised runs that NLT running club are putting in for, please let me know if you have / are going to enroll.

SEPTEMBER
27th – Tough Mudder – Winchester – https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2015-london-south

OCTOBER
25th Great South Run – Portsmouth – http://www.greatrun.org/great-south-run

DECEMBER
6th Victory 10k – Portsmouth – http://www.portsmouthathletic.co.uk/victory-10k/

JANUARY
TBC – Stubbington 10k – Stubbington – TBC

MAY 2016
30th London 10k – London – https://www.london10000.co.uk/

 

This weeks times –

Name 22/06/2015 Speed
Mark 4.30 00:38:51 00:09:02
Pete 4.30 00:36:26 00:08:28
Mike Y 6.10 00:43:03 00:07:03
Sue 6.10 00:53:27 00:08:46
Charles 4.30 00:38:46 00:09:01
Sharon 4.30 00:43:38 00:10:09
Lindsey 4.30 00:43:38 00:10:09

TOUGH MUDDER BOOTCAMP #2

TOUGH MUDDER BOOTCAMP #2

SUNDAY JUNE 28TH 10.30AM – 12NOON

 

 

 

THE ROUTE – CLICK HERE

The Challenges –

1) Give a friend a lift
2) Keep your Chin up
3) Helping a friend up
4) How high is Everest anyway?
5) There’s more than one way top climb a ladder
6) Lillypads / Frogger
7) Just Parachuting in
8) Chumbawumba
9) The Gates of Hell
10) Chuffing Dibles!
11) A Nasty ViPR Sting
12) Drag yourself back
13) You Plank!!
14) Curl up and go!

So 14 obstacles this time! You will get wet, dirty and maybe a tad smelly. But it will be fun! Bring a towel and maybe a change of clothes. It isn’t a race so it wont be timed, this is the second of may training camps in preparation for Septembers Tough Mudder Challenge!

Make sure you book in now at http://www.enjoyfitnessstudio.co.uk/online_booking.php

 

PLUS DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE REAL DEAL –

New Life Training have entered a team in to this years Winchester Tough Mudder!!! We have booked a 10am start time on Sunday September 27th!! Come and join us! I will be looking to undertake some pre- Tough Mudder training sessions as we approach the event as well!

To register yourself click on – https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2015-london-south  Maker sure you click on Sundays event and 10am start time. Register and pay for yourself then follow the directions below to join the New Life Training team!

  1. Log in to your Eventbrite Account
  2. Enter the email address you used to register for the event.
  3. Enter your password.
    • If you’ve forgotten your password, click Forgot Password?
    • An email will be sent to your email address to set your new password.
  4. Once logged into your account, you will see all of your current orders. Find the registration you want to join a team with & click on the View Order button to the right.
  5. Click the Transfer button on the right hand side of the page.
  6. Click Change Team.
  7. Select Join A Team.
  8. Search for the team (NEW LIFE TRAINING) and enter the password (ENJOYFITNESS) and then click Continue.
  9. Verify that all of the information shown is correct and if so, click Continue Transfer. If not, click Start Over to begin the transfer process again.
  10. You can now see your updated registration under My Tickets.

Finally, let me know when you have registered! I will add you to my mail list to let you know about the training sessions as we get closer to the event!

TOUGH MUDDER BOOTCAMP 1

Monday 25th May – TOUGH MUDDER BOOTCAMP #1

 

 

 

 

The route – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/710114517

The Challenges –

1) Just water under the bridge
2) Chumbawamba
3) Burpee-liscious
4) Dips before you Dip!
5) Are you Shore you want to do this?
6) Shingle Everest
7) The great wall don’t fall
8) Lets Sea the Knees
9) Spidermans
10) Step to it!!
11) Is it Dragging you down yet?
12) A little “Pick me up!” to finish

So 12 obstacles! You will get wet, dirty and maybe a tad smelly. But it will be fun! Bring a towel and maybe a change of clothes. It isn’t a race so it wont be timed, this is the first of may training camps in preparation for Septembers Tough Mudder Challenge!

Make sure you book in now at http://www.enjoyfitnessstudio.co.uk/online_booking.php

 

DON’T FORGET TO ENTER –

New Life Training have entered a team in to this years Winchester Tough Mudder!!! We have booked a 10am start time on Sunday September 27th!! Come and join us! I will be looking to undertake some pre- Tough Mudder training sessions as we approach the event as well!

To register yourself click on – https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2015-london-south  Maker sure you click on Sundays event and 10am start time. Register and pay for yourself then follow the directions below to join the New Life Training team!

  1. Log in to your Eventbrite Account
  2. Enter the email address you used to register for the event.
  3. Enter your password.
    • If you’ve forgotten your password, click Forgot Password?
    • An email will be sent to your email address to set your new password.
  4. Once logged into your account, you will see all of your current orders. Find the registration you want to join a team with & click on the View Order button to the right.
  5. Click the Transfer button on the right hand side of the page.
  6. Click Change Team.
  7. Select Join A Team.
  8. Search for the team (NEW LIFE TRAINING) and enter the password (ENJOYFITNESS) and then click Continue.
  9. Verify that all of the information shown is correct and if so, click Continue Transfer. If not, click Start Over to begin the transfer process again.
  10. You can now see your updated registration under My Tickets.

Finally, let me know when you have registered! I will add you to my mail list to let you know about the training sessions as we get closer to the event!

Running Club News 15/6/15

First of all, apologies for missing last weeks running club and the subsequent blog. A big thank you to Bruce who over saw the final run on those routes. He obviously did a fantastic job in motivating the runners as Charles and Mandy set new Personal Bests and Mike (6seconds) and Jo (8 seconds) were very close. Bruce also managed to motivate Lynne and Hana to their furthest routes since joining us, completing the 3.7miles non-stop, this after they had walked 14 miles for charity at the weekend. Well done to all the runners from last week…. great performance.

Name 08/06/2015 Speed
Pete 4.50 00:39:10 00:08:42
Mike Y 5.70 00:38:07 00:06:41
Jo F 4.50 00:39:10 00:08:42
Charles 4.50 00:40:00 00:08:53
Mandy B 3.70 00:41:28 00:11:12
Lynne 3.70 00:51:05 00:13:48
Hannah 3.70 00:51:05 00:13:48
Sharon 4.50 00:41:28 00:09:13
Mandy 3.70 00:30:00 00:08:06

 

On to this week and new routes for most people. Not expecting any fast PBs on these routes as they are significantly longer than recent runs. So it was good to see a few people push themselves and opt for the longer 6.1mile route this evening. It was also good to see the return of Dan from a couple of years absence from the running club. He had a great run pace setting with Alistair before flying down Brook Avenue to finish in an average of 8m31s per mile. Well done! Alistair also had a great run, his finishing average of just over 9mins per mile was very quick. Also on the long route was Greg, another awesome performance over a longer distance as Greg averaged just over 10mins per mile.

Hana and Lynne both really enjoyed last weeks run so they decided they would do the same route again this week. It had been the furthest they had run ever last week. Hana did exceptionally well and was able to chat all the way round showing how much her fitness has improved from the running. Lynne was caught up in traffic and so had to sprint the first section to catch us up after she had missed the start, very impressive!!

In the mid-distance routes, Charles, Sharon and Pete had a very enjoyable social run together showing it isn’t all about beating times etc but also about having fun with the running club, well done guys!

Same routes next week

Name 15/06/2015 Speed
Mark 3.70 00:53:50 00:14:33
Pete 4.30 00:41:43 00:09:42
Dan 6.10 00:52:00 00:08:31
Charles 4.30 00:41:43 00:09:42
Alistair 6.10 00:55:10 00:09:03
Greg 6.10 01:02:00 00:10:10
Lynne 3.52 00:45:30 00:12:56
Hannah 3.70 00:53:50 00:14:33
Sharon 4.30 00:41:43 00:09:42

 

Running Club News 1/6/15

Well after the first week off the running club has had in about 4 years last Monday, it was going to be interesting to see if the rest did anyone any good this evening!

The majority of the runners pitched for the further distance of 5.6miles as we set off in blustery conditions with a light rain that felt quite refreshing at times. There were a lot of new trainers on show this evening, and having spent a little time researching all eyes were on Greg and how he would perform with his new tyre wear! His energy boost addidas certainly gave him a boost as he completed the route a whole minute faster than last time! Well done Greg!

Also improving on the last time out was Sharon. Using a heart rate monitor to judge the pace and running with Personal Trainer Padawan, Charles, Sharon shaved nearly two-and-a-half minutes off the route from the last time. Fantastic Sharon and well done Charles!!

It was mentioned this evening that the sonic boom wasn’t quite as loud as normal this evening. Some felt it may have been the wind blowing in the wrong direction, but Mike still had an amazingly fast 6m 47s per mile run, it was just 12 seconds slower than last week.

Alistair opted for a shorter route this evening and managed to keep a faster pace than the longer route last time. His 8m 35s was very good and was a pace setter for Pete who ran with Alistair initially before taking the longer route. He had the most improved award of the evening taking 4minutes off his time from the last attempt. The weeks break proving a success for Pete. However, Pete looked very nervous running this evening, constantly looking over his shoulder for Jo and Sue to come whizzing by like last time. He managed to fend them off this evening though. However, Jo had an amazing sprint finish, well actually the sprint was after the finish, but when you got to go you got to go!! Jo’s fast finish left her mum just 10seconds behind in a very good time of 50mins 41s for 5.6miles. Well done Sue!!

Thank you to all the runners this evening. Same routes next week for the final time!

Name 01/06/2015 Speed
Mark 5.60 00:48:00 00:08:34
Pete 5.60 00:47:55 00:08:33
Mike Y 5.60 00:38:01 00:06:47
Sue 5.60 00:50:41 00:09:03
Jo F 5.60 00:50:31 00:09:01
Charles 4.50 00:42:13 00:09:23
Alistair 4.50 00:38:38 00:08:35
Greg 5.60 00:52:51 00:09:26
Sharon 4.50 00:42:13 00:09:23

 

 

Running Club News 18/5/15

New routes this evening and a little challenge for some to run further and in some instances faster ….

There were 3 routes to choose – 3.7m, 4.5m and a 5.7m. I am pleased to say everyone pushed themselves on the distances. Mandy, Carl and Nina pushed for the 3.7m route and did very well completing the route non-stop and with times too, well done. For poor old Carl, he had already driven 487miles, swam 10 lengths then was dragged along for a run – Some triathlon that!

The mid-range route saw Sharon and Charles push for a good time with their first experience of this route. Charles is being Mr. Consistent with a 9m 16s still just hovering around his PB time and Sharon had a great sub -10min per mile run. Well done !

THE TIMES –

Name 18/05/2015 Speed
Mark 5.60 00:49:10 00:08:47
Pete 5.60 00:51:55 00:09:16
Mike Y 5.60 00:37:48 00:06:45
Sue 5.60 00:48:45 00:08:42
Jo F 5.60 00:48:45 00:08:42
Charles 4.50 00:41:40 00:09:16
Alistair 5.60 00:48:25 00:08:39
Greg 5.60 00:53:50 00:09:37
Mandy B 3.70 00:42:00 00:11:21
Carl 3.70 00:46:00 00:12:26
Nina 3.70 00:46:00 00:12:26
Sharon 4.50 00:44:40 00:09:56

 

That left the rest for the longer lap. Mike was back after a few weeks away. He had said he hadn’t been doing any running, but his performance this evening would suggest otherwise. A very speedy 6m 45s per mile. Not far from his PB and a lightning quick time considering he has been away from the club. Awesome Mike! Behind Mike was a little congregation of Alistair, Jo and Sue. They were all pushing each other on. Jo had received her Isle of Wight tickets earlier in the day and was very excited. She ran with Keith this evening (Keith Flint from the Prodigy in her headphones) . It seemed to do the trick, although there was some wasting of energy at some points along the route as she randomly started dancing with her hands in the air!! The beat must have helped though as Jo was very close to her Personal Best time this evening. With Sue keeping up with Jo all the way round it also gave Sue a great time, in fact it was a PB for Sue. Her quickest ever time with the running club, clocked at 8m 42s per mile. Well done Sue!! Alistair did his best to keep the girls behind him all the way round and that pushed him on to a great time as well, Fantastic Alistair! Also running this route were Pete and Dennis. Pete had been ill in the week and not quite fully recovered, so his time of 9m 16s was commendable. Dennis the Menace (aka Greg) in his stripy top had a great run too, his 9m 37s was awesome on what is a long challenging route.

Well done to all the runners, no running club next week, so you all get a rest. Back to this route though the week after

FUTURE PLANS
We have planned a few events in the coming months, here is the running club schedule for events. Please let me know if you enroll on any of these so I can plan the logistics closer to the time –

JULY
12th – Wyvern 10k – Eastleigh – http://wyvern10k.co.uk/

SEPTEMBER
27th – Tough Mudder – Winchester – https://toughmudder.co.uk/events/2015-london-south

OCTOBER
25th Great South Run – Portsmouth – http://www.greatrun.org/great-south-run

DECEMBER
6th Victory 10k – Portsmouth – http://www.portsmouthathletic.co.uk/victory-10k/

JANUARY
TBC – Stubbington 10k – Stubbington – TBC