Running Club News 22/8/16
A big thank you to Sharon for overseeing the running club for me while I was on holiday, it sounded an eventful couple of runs –
MONDAY 15th AUGUST
I walked down to stretch my legs but the heavens opened so consequently arrived at Run Club soaking. Thunderstorms were expected and the rain was getting heavier but found Greg ready for a good run with Jo. I was a little apprehensive about going down to the shore as I had already slipped a little on the pavement but consensus was that we would do the same route as the previous two sessions. Just leaving and Angela turned up so off we all set.
Running Club News 8/8/16
Friday 5th August
It was an extremely hot Friday morning in down town Warsash today! A run along the river was in order to get some breeze and fresh air. It worked for the most part, until Crabtree Lane Hill!! That was enough for Greg today, and to be honest I had to bail out even before that point. So a special well done to Joanne and Sharon who persevered and succeeded in completing the route in 49 and 44 minutes respectively. Very impressive with the heat!!
Monday 8th August
This evenings run epitomised the beautiful area that we live in. A route that took in the beautiful countryside of Warsash with the final 2miles along the beach over looking the Isle of Wight and Southampton Water. It was a fantastic run, not quick however and certainly not easy!!! The circuit was mostly off road with much of the run on the pebble beach. This terrain works the running muscles hard; the glutes were certainly firing (and evidently the Achilles was worked hard too). Still, the idea of this route is to get the right muscles developed before we start on the Great South Run Preparation!! No speed expected, no personal bests, just development of the right technique, utilising the right muscles and enhancement of fitness at the same time.
It was great to have Alistair back to the running club. He has entered the GSR again this year and his training starts from now as he looks to rebuild his running back up to wear it was last year. It was a good start though, he completed the 3.5mile route in just 40minutes. Well done Ali!!! Sharon and Angela also ran the 3.5mile route and finished with a fantastic time of 45minutes. Well done ladies.
There were two groups attempting the 5.6mile course. Unfortunately, I went slightly off plan and the group I was in finished with a 5.7mile route, Gemma however, managed 5.8miles!! She was helping Charles as it happened. Charles had decided at the beginning he would use a new visualisation tactic to help him round. He placed two large beers in the fridge before he left and visualised them on his way round to make him go faster and get back to them sooner! May be try 3 large beers next week Charles!!
Leyon, Sue and Carl had a great run, taking it in turns to set the pace, they clearly had a game plan!! It wasn’t until the end of the beach that Leyon saw his opportunity. He said “he was really struggling!” and at that point disappeared ahead so no one could catch him. His 9m 21s per mile on that terrain was very impressive and will take some beating next week. Well done to Sue and Carl for keeping him in sight!!
Same routes next week team, well done!
Running Club News 1/8/16
Friday 27th July
Some great performances this morning. Firstly, Sharon ran with Lydia, motivating her round. The result was Lydia’s fastest run on a Friday so far, taking 1m 37s per mile off her pace from last week. She was only 6 seconds off her running club PB she set at last mondays running club. You can really see some signifcant improvements with Lydia at the moment, keep it up and well done to Sharon for pushing her all the way round!!
Lindsay had a great run too. She was trying some different techniques this morning and for the final half mile it all clicked and she flew down Brook Lane like a missile!! and she thoroughly enjoyed the new style!!
Greg too had a great run this morning. On his own today, he flew round the longer 4.3 mile circuit in over 30seconds per mile faster than last week! Well done Greg!!
New routes next week!!
Monday 1st August
Well, August the 1st, the height of summer and it chucked it down with rain. #soaked! It was clear there are some fair weather runners out there, as numbers twiddled from last weeks turn out. Even Albe, the Labrador looked a little unsure running out in the rain. He made it round though, after a little encouragement, to earn himself a full rub down and treat!! Maybe I should introduce that to all the runners….thoughts?? Well done to Jo too, who kept up with Albe or was it Albe keeping up with Jo?
Greg had a great run this evening, and he even admitted to feeling good after, I think a better pace at the beginning of the run helped as he completed the longer 5.8miles in style.
Also running the longer route this evening were the stubbington twins!!! Charles and Gemma turned up in the same t-shirts, a finishers prize from last years Stubbington 10k, to make it worse they ran together!! They did put in a good time however, trying to run fast to minimise too many people seeing them with the clashing tops!
Leyon and Carl opted for the middle distance this evening. Leyon had some coaching on his technique and found a whole new way to run. He certainly has the potential to run very fast, so watch this space over the coming weeks!! Carl found himself in a time warp, running through a black hole to achieve a quicker time than Leyon, although he finished behind him. The watch doesn’t lie though! Well done Gents! Their respective partners also had a great run this evening, both have enrolled on the Great South Run and started their preparation in earnest this evening. It was a good start too as they whizzed round the 2.6mile route in under 11mins per mile. Awesome!!
Finally, Nick was making his last appearance for a few weeks as he goes away, but a great way to finish for a while. He flew round the 4.2mile route in his 2nd fastest ever pace with the running club and his fastest since April 2015!!! Fantastic Nick, well done!! Keep it going now while you are away, new PB when you get back!!
New routes next week
|Jo & Albe||2.6||35:44.0||13:44.6|
MYZONE JULY CHALLENGE RESULTS
|JULY MYZONE PARTNER CHALLENGE|
|The combined MEP scores of the partners make up the league table|
|CURRENT STANDINGS AT 31/7/16|
|Nick & Charli||881||3278||4159||KiraP & ClareT||1554||336||1890||Mayesy & AlisonI||2101||2438||4539|
|PUP & Danielle||1254||4705||5959||TinaW & Mark98||859||1998||2857||CarlJ & EllenS||2507||1536||4043|
|AlexPT & Cathie||55||4243||4298||Milly & KateS||384||1209||1593||AnneH & Brooke||1483||2184||3667|
|KTC & LeyonJ||692||2109||2801||PAP & Duncan||1499||1306||2805||KJKIT & NickC||1264||2197||3461|
|Mich-H & Sandy||2074||2700||4774||MattG & Boo||1225||1791||3016||NickB & SteveG||2889||1646||4535|
|Pedro & Chriss||991||1684||2675||Louise & ChrisD||136||2577||2713||RoseJ & KateG||2041||664||2705|
|PaulN & Charni||755||5302||6057||Helen & HSSKF||2073||1691||3764||Hannah & Kevin||2046||0||2046|
|SharoG & Nina||1270||3528||4798||Melb & ElaineS||781||5790||6571||Katie & Loxfo||1297||1815||3112|
MYZONE GAMES 2016
Running Club News 25/7/16
A few weeks of running news to catch up on this evening. Apologies for the lateness on some of these reports.
Friday July 15th
New Routes for the Friday club and a period of nice weather has meant we can now run a bit off road without getting all those new sparkly trainers too muddy!! Today’s route incorporated Hook Park Lane, a tough route but one the ladies did really well on this morning. Charlie completed the 4.3mile route, finding it tough going but not stopping and in a good time too. Sharon and Angela ran together and added a little on to the planned route to finish at 3.5miles and a good pace too. Well done ladies, same route next week
Monday July 18th
New routes for the Monday club this evening and a good turn out too. Leyon had a new toy this evening – a brand new Garmin watch which helped him hugely, it even measured if he was running too vertically!?!? clever! It certainly helped as he recorded his 2nd fastest ever run with the club and only 2 seconds per mile outside his PB. He may have Nick to thank for that too as the pair ran together for the 4.2mile lap in a very fast 8m25s average.
Also running fast this evening was Jo! The weather was extremely hot this evening and so she made the decision to leave Albe at home in the cool. Instead her dog was replaced by another trusty friend with a wet nose and big ears, Charles. He encouraged her round to produce a new PB with the running club of just 12m 33s per mile. Well done Jo!!
Sue, Jo, Lindsay, Sharon and Greg all ran the 4.2mile route and for the most part they were together, it was only near the end that Lindsay felt a little unwell so the pack split with Sue putting on a fast last half of the run to keep ahead of Greg, with Sharon just behind him!
Carl had a great run this evening. Completing the 4.2miles in a good average. well done!
Same routes next week team!
|Jo & Albe||2.5||0:31:22||0:12:33|
Friday July 22nd
A good turn out for the Friday club this morning and nice weather again to shoot around the lanes of Warsash. For all of the runners this morning it was their first experience of this route and how tough the off-roading can be. Slower times for all, but maximum effort that will pay dividends for fitness and speed later on. Well done for the effort team, same routes next week for the last time!!
Monday July 25th
Great turn out and perfect running weather this evening. A cool breeze helped as the team flew round the course today! Charles was bombed out early as Albe was back to run with Jo, instead he decided to tag along with Nick. He may have regretted it however, when he finished in his fastest time since February #speedy! Nick pipped him at the end but a great run from the 2 gents! As for Jo, another great run, and PB for Albe the dog, he looked fit and full of running this evening and he took 8 seconds per mile off his previous PB!! #woofwoof
It was Joannes first run with the Monday night crew having done so well on a Friday! She was looking Pretty in Pink this evening too, and like a pink flash she whizzed round the course in a very quick time. Sue H was back with us this evening after a short break but she hasn’t missed a stride as she pushed herself to record a Personal Best of her own, and her first ever run averaging under 12mins per mile. Well done Sue!! Lydia was running the same route as Sue and also put it a great performance, finishing 40seconds per mile quicker than her previous best with the club to set herself a new PB as well!! I think the Friday RC session helped!
Nina and Carl ran together this evening and completed the 2.6mile route well, especially after burning 2000 calories yesterday at the Muscle Acre, a 10k assault course that took them 2 hours to complete! Well done the pair of you! It sounded horrific!!
Sharon, Lindsay and Greg opted for the 4.2miles this evening and all three of them showed significant improvements from the same route last week. Greg managed to take a massive 38seocnds per mile off last weeks average, with Sharon 10 seconds per mile quicker. Lindsay was nearly 90seconds per mile quicker now she is feeling better. Great run the three of you, well done!!
Sandy and Charlie had a quick sprint round this evening. Completing a 3mile route to be back in time for Tabata, unfortunately for them Tabata included a lot of running this evening too!! I’m sure you will feel great tomorrow though.
Finally, Jo, Sue and Gemma opted for the longer 5.8mile route today! All three completed it in flying-colours with Gemma nearly hitting the 9min per mile average. Well done ladies
Same routes next week for the final time and some more PBs I hope!
|Jo & Albe||2.6||00:34:08||0:13:08|
Running Club News 11/7/16
Friday 8th July
Well done to all the Friday Runners and a big thank you to Sharon for stepping in and looking after the group for the 2nd consecutive Friday. I will be back this Friday I promise. Sharon’s report –
|Jo & Albe||2.2||29:12.0||13:16.4|
Running Club News 4/7/16
Friday 1st July
A big thank you once again to Sharon who stepped in to look after Fridays running club this week, here is how she saw your run –
|Jo & Albe||1.3||00:20:21||0:15:39|
Running Club News 27/6/16
Monday 27th June
The football was a distraction this evening which brought the attendance down for the running club, I bet you all wish you had run now instead!
Anyway, it was the 1st week of the new routes this evening and some great performances. A big welcome to Nadine, who attended her first session with us and managed a fantastic 12m30s non-stop running the furthest she has achieved in over 5 years. She has entered the Great South Run and is determined to run the route non-stop! We will get you there Nadine, great start. Well done also to Sue, her third session this evening and her third personal best time so far. Her 12m 09s per mile eclipsed last week by 18 seconds. Well done Sue, under 12mins per mile next week please!
Charlie had another great run this evening, her 2nd fastest ever and this after completing the Southampton Airport 5k run yesterday at 6am!! Her first ever competitive run, Well done Charlie!
There was a bit of competition in the 4.1mile route. Gemma used some cunning tactics this evening. She let everyone set off first then chased them down! She passed Leyon on Brook Lane, he had just told Carl he was tired, but as Gemma past him, he found his 2nd wind and chased her all the way home. He thought he had beaten her, but as she started after Leyon her time was faster, infact the race to the finish helped Gemma achieve a new PB with the running club, Well done Gemma, and well done Leyon for not letting her get away! Carl kept up too, finishing just 36seconds behind in his first sub-9minute average since February! This shows he is getting his fitness back now, well done Carl!
Warsash was a little disappointed this evening, there was no loud music to serenade the runners, as Nina remembered to plug her headphones in this week and not broadcast her rave!!! The music must have worked though as she produced her fastest run since February as well, awesome Nina!! She also had Sharon and Rose to thank as the three of them ran very close together all finishing within 15seconds of each other. Clearly motivating each other round!
Finally Greg found some good form this evening. He was the only one brave enough to complete the longer 5.5mile route. He had some form on this lap though as he ran it on Friday, but this evening was much improved, as he took 93 seconds off his time. Well done Greg!
Same routes next week. I will also catch up on Fridays running news later.
Running Club News 20/6/16
Friday 17th June
Good turn out for the Friday Running Club this week and some very fast times. But not that fast Sue! She text her Daughter Jo to see how she got on at running club before she had even started! We know Jo is quick, but not that quick!! She did fly round though, 9m 32s per mile, very good. Gemma also flew round in nearly 9mins per mile in preparation for her Solstice 10k on Sunday! Good luck Gemma! Well done to Sharon who rocketed round today, 4 miles at 10mins per mile is very impressive. Joanne had another great run shaving some time off her performance last week to show she is improving consistently now. Well done! Angela too is showing improvement increasing her distance from 2.2miles to the 3miles today! Charlotte also had a great run dipping in under the 12 mins per mile average, great run Charlotte. New routes next week team!!
Monday 20th June
With the football on and the threat of heavy showers this weeks attendance was somewhat depleted. The weather held and those who did turn up did amazingly well!! From the beginners, we saw Lydia, Sue H and Jane all improve their distances, all three running an extra mile this evening, with Sue H and Jane also going faster per mile as well, WOW! Ladies very impressive. Angela, Nina and Charlie also increased their distances this evening and were awesome!! Angela especially as she was delivering milk tray all the way round in her black outfit and sunglasses!! Charli had her mentor, Sandy, motivating her round to her longest run with the club so far, well done Charli!
Quite a few of the runners opted for longer routes this evening. With 5 runners pushing themselves for the longest route, 5.5miles. Gemma ran very fast, she said she hadn’t intended too it just happened! Good planning Gemma, great run as well! Jo was back from her holiday, and apparently 4lb heavier, not that you can see it! The 4lb was down to Feta cheese, the food of champions apparently. Her 9m 21s alongside Sue, her Mum, was very good and clearly Feta is the way forward!
Also running the long route was speedy Mike, he had a great run taking over a minute off his time from last week, for a very impressive average. Greg also ran this route and although a little slower he still had a great run!
Running the 4.3miles this evening was Lindsey and Carl. Lindsey was fantastic, chopping over a minute off her previous best on this course and Carl also had a great run taking 13seconds per mile off his previous average albeit a shorter distance.
Well done all! New routes next week!