Running Club News 13/2/17
Friday February 10th
We welcomed Rich to the Running club today for his first run with us. He hadn’t really run before but was a natural completing the 3.2mile route in a sub-9 min mile average!! Awesome. He did find the “travellator” tough going up Pitchponds hill at the end but said he will definitely be back for next week.
We also had Sarah back today, she hasn’t run with us since the Great South Run, but you couldn’t tell, she finished the 5.9miles in just 8m 08s average. Although she did need a navigator in Nick to make sure she went the right way!
Jo also took on the longer route today and did magnificently, completing the route in just 9m 24s per mile. Well done!!
Monday February 13th
Jo took on the same route as Friday and absolutely smashed it this evening. She took 49 seconds off Fridays time and looked strong at the finish. Carl also looked strong this evening, his sub 9-min per mile coming off the back of a PB at the park run at the weekend, well done Carl! It was Alex again this week who shone brightest though. Unfortunately for me, with the routes as they were, Alex managed to pass me twice this evening! You could almost say he lapped me!! His 6m 04s per mile on a long 5.9mile route is amazing and only the 2nd fastest run recorded for the club! (Alex also holds the record). Great preparation for his upcoming event! Gemma had an interesting run this evening. The pre- and post- run weigh in showed some significant differences which the race stewards will have to look in to (but not too closely). She did manage a good 5.2miles though and in a good time as well. Well done Gemma! Finally, Pete had a good run this evening, and a good catch up too, which did slow us down a tad!! Well done to all the runners, last time on this route next week!
Running Club News 6/2/17
Monday 6th February
With 5 minutes to go to the start and the weather looking a bit rough I was content to see 4 smiley faces awaiting the start of this evenings Warsash Running Club. The door then flung open and a sudden influx of people arrived ready to run. I was running with Brooke and Rich, as we were approaching Peters Road Rich said with real optimism, I think we might miss the rain this evening……with that….queue downpour!! It rained for the next 4miles until we finished…..and then it stopped!!!
So 9 very soaked runners completed this evenings routes in some style. Half way round, Brooke, Rich and I were passed by an grey object flying through the air. It passed with so much velocity that it literally span me around and dragged us all forward in the tail wind. It wasn’t a bird, or a plane but Super-Alex!!! Not quite beating his club record of 6mins per mile, but damn close. We even presented him with a Running club vest at the end as he now holds the club speed record. Well done Alex. The three of us continued only to be passed again, Jo!!! She always seems to catch and overtake people on the hills!! This time it was Pitchponds! Brooke had a valiant effort in trying to keep with her along Newtown road but to no avail! Rich obviously did well to slip stream a couple of the fast pacers this evening as he produced his Personal Best with the Running club. His 9m 25s per mile beating his previous best set last November, well done Rich!!
By this time, Pete had already finished. His 8m 48s further improvement on the last two weeks and a return to near his best! Carl and Rose had also finished, it was Roses’ fastest ever run with the club surpassing her 10m 52s set last February. Carl and the wet weather I think were the motivators in getting the run done quick. Great time though Rose, well done!
Nick was the only one to have completed this course before, having been the lone entry in to the Friday running club on the same route. He did take a minute and a half off his Friday time though this evening, so evenings seem to be better, or his Chinese was getting cold??!!
Well done to all the wet runners this evening, same routes next week.
Running Club News 30/1/17
Friday 27th January
It was a cold fresh start to a Friday morning, but with little air around it felt hard to breathe. It meant for a struggle of a run for all involved. Except Joanne, She wisely chose the shorter route and decided to go for it!! And she certainly did! Completing the 3mile circuit in a record speed of just 9m 33s per mile, wow!! Well done Joanne.
Pete was slightly worse for wear! (Massive understatement). He managed to keep up with Jo for the first mile and a half before fatigue or alcohol fumes took over and he dropped back. Jo pushed on and recorded a great time, well done!
I ran with Lisa and struggled with a bad leg, we both bailed at the end of Fleet End Road and took a short cut back to the club. Still, a sub 10-min mile run was still very good, well done Lisa!
Monday 30th January
It was a light fine drizzle this evening, the kind of light rain that soaks you through to the skin without you even realising its raining. I was drenched on the front half and still dry on my back at the end. Still the weather didn’t put people off as they came along to try and run a course PB as this was the final attempt at this route. Rich definitely achieved his course PB this evening as it was the first time he had actually run the course. Infact his 9m 47s per mile, was one of his fastest overall runs. He was joined on the route by Charles who kept him motivated right up to the final strides.
Alex and Nick set off on the 5mile route, and kept together for the majority of the run, before a sprint finish ( a couple of miles out) saw Alex finish with another fantastic split time and Nicks wasn’t bad either!
Gemma arrived a little late for the start but once she had sorted herself out, plugged in her ipod, set her sat nav, tied her laces, brushed her hair and applied her lippy she was off. She started at the back and used that to motivate herself, overtaking people as she went, she worked her way right through to the front by the time Enjoy Fitness was in sight. The result was a super quick time, her 2nd fastest ever with the club and a 8m 52s average! Well done.
It was Maddies last run with us this evening as she disembarks on a 6months position at sea. She had already run 2.5miles today, just a warm up it seemed, as she flew round the course to record her second fastest ever run with the club as well. Her 9m 10s per mile was very impressive and much better than the 10m 11s from when she first ran with us. Great improvement Maddie, well done and good luck in the future. Her great time was in part due to the competitive running with Pete, Gemma, myself and Jo. We all finished within 20 seconds of each other with Jo often pace setting for the group. Jo’s 9m 10s per mile was her fastest on this route by far and you can see the improvements she is making week on week. Although the majority of the group finished together it was Carl who finished first. He was a blur this evening, a shinning light in the distance! His 8m 54s per mile, was by far his fastest on this route. Well done Carl!
Pete was back running this evening and on form. It seemed he had much better preparation this week than from Fridays run and that showed in his performance. As Gemma strode past him he put his foot down so not to be beaten, and although he was nearly sick, he produced his best performance since rejoining us this year!
New routes next week which I will promote in advance on Facebook later this week.
Running Club News 23/1/17
Friday January 20th
A last minute accident prevented me from running with the club on Friday. So Joanne, Lisa and Greg set off on their own. With no one to motivate her Lisa did exceptionally well, pushing herself to a new personal best speed of just 9m 38s per mile, shaving 4 seconds per mile off her previous best. I am not sure how Joanne finished but she was looking in good form before she started! Greg had a slight detour ( no surprises there) and ran 5miles in just 51minutes! Well done guys, sorry to let you down at the last minute, see you this Friday!
Monday January 23rd
It was an extremely foggy evening. But not as cold as expected so it was declared safe to run. After last weeks recording breaking performance from Alex, I decided, along with Brooke, to run with him to gleam some tips on how to run fast. Alex said he ran the Lee-on-Solent Park Run on Saturday. I said wow, that’s not much training just a couple of miles, Alex “No, I ran to the Park run!”. Ah, I understand now!! Just 6miles there, a quick 18minute Park Run and 6 miles back, no problem!! Brooke and I ran with him and felt we were tiring him out, then Alex put on a sprint for the last mile, I was going to keep up but my shoelace came undone, really unfortunate timing!
It was great to see Pete back at the running club this evening. He has decided to start working off Christmas, not bad really seeing as January is nearly over. He was pleased to be back though and I am sure we will see a bit more of him in the coming weeks. Pete ran with Carl who put in a good time of 9m 22s per mile. Maddie had been spotted doing some extra running in during the week, which is helping her consistency at the moment, running alongside Charles this evening she nearly matched her last weeks time.
Same routes next week for the last time.
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.