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Day 12 – 5k Time Trial 11am (& Usual Session at 7pm)
“Well done to the six hardy runners who turned out this morning for the final day of the 12 Days of Christmas Training Programme – a 3 mile (5km approx) time trial around Lymm High School playing fields.
We were not put off by the school gates all being locked and found our way in via the lodge gate to gather by the pavilion.
The course was pretty wet and waterlogged in places so the going was soft, and the results are below – pretty good. All then had tea and cakes afterwards.
Lymm Runners 3 mile/5km (approx) time trial – 1 Jan 2013 – results:
Name | Lap 1 | Lap 2 | Lap 3 | Finish
Jonathan | 6:12 | 6:38 | 6:35 | 19:25
Jim D | 6:30 | 6:40 | 6:38 | 19:48
Nigel | 7:01 | 7:24 | 7:17 | 21:42
Kat | 8:27 | 8:39 | 8:48 | 25:54
Mark | 8:23 | 9:17 | 8:43 | 26:23
Liz | 8:50 | 9:11 | 9:06 | 27:07
Day 11 – Long Run Hangover Cure
“Well, I turned out for the hangover cure long run this morning to find myself all alone – so I thought you were all a bunch of slackers. Unfortunately, I was there at 8am, and the run schedule said 9am – I’d misread it.
Pepper and I had great run out to Dunham and back, just under 10 miles, and when I got home I found out my error – some Lymm Runners had even called round to find me just after 9am (as I was meant to be run leading!). Fulsome apologies to those who turned out – hope you had a good run! ” – Kieren
“Te he! Really enjoyed my extra hour in bed this morning.
There were three of us at the library this morning – anyway we followed your tracks through the mud, and had a great run to Dunham and back too.
Happy New Year to all the Runners” – Janet
Day 10 - Cross Country Race - Knowsley
Cross country race 10am at Sadt Moers Park. This is a new course for
the league, it’s a free event and everyone is welcomed.
The course was undulating and twisty with plenty of MUD and a foot wash to finish! Great refreshments afterwards as well.
And tonight we can all celebrate at the
Lymm Runner’s Christmas Party!
Day 9 – Gentle Recovery Run
“Well done to TimM, TimE and George for joining me on a gentle trot along the Trans Pennine Trail to Thelwall.
(The trail was wet and muddy but no,we didn’t really see the ducks…)” – Lynn
Day 8 – Night Run in Loggerheads, N Wales
We know some went – and we assume they survived – but we await confirmation and pictures!
Day 7 - Morning Trail Run at Tatton (& 7pm Club Run)
“Janet, Kieran (with Pepper) and I had an enjoyable run around Tatton Park this morning, the rain stayed away as we hit the trails and mud for just under 7 miles. It’s a great facility on our doorstep and we should make some more trips there next year.
Feet up this afternoon for me!” – Lee
7pm saw the usual club run, tonight led by Jim. A happy band of evening runners tried to keep up!
Day 6 (Boxing Day) – Fitness Run
“Thanks to Lynn, Janet & Bare foot Mark for making the effort this morning. Had a great session after we traversed the muddy bits up to the bongs, 3 x 5min circuit training style reps then we finished with a short session on the steps by the sandstone outcrop. Set me up for another Christmas dinner this afternoon.” – Chris
Christmas Day in Scotland…
“Dawned clear and sunny this Christmas morning – so in preparation for the average Briton’s Christmas Day food intake of 7,000 calories, Pepper (Collie cross and ACE running companion) and I went for a 10 mile run out along the Firth of Forth and then back along the Union Canal and into South Queensferry. Not even I have navigational problems, as from almost wherever I was on the route I could see the top of the Forth road and rail bridges in South Queensferry.
Now to the calorific part of the bargain…”
Well actually, there was no planned activity from Lymm Runners’ today other than carbo loading (Editor).
Day 5 – Red Dress Run
before a well earned Hot Chocolate at Willow Pool.
Looking forward to next years already (though I might smuggle a flask of brandy in for the hot chocolate but don’t tell anyone )
Happy Christmas everyone
The Scottish splinter group were doing good too: “ I was out running along the old railway line from Kirkliston to South queensferry this morning. I think pepper thought it was the trans pennine trail, except it finishes just by the amazing forth railway bridge.”
Day 4 – Sunday Morning Run
“Had a great run out this morning. It had actually stopped raining by 8am start time. Started with 5 (Tim, Lee, Ant, Richard & Myself). Richard bailed after a tweak in the mud – hope it’s OK Richard – after only ½ mile. We had a great run of 12 miles using the TPT to Walton and up to the canal, back through Grappenhall Hayes and a very muddy canal path back to the village.
Looking forward to the Red Dress Run tomorrow.”
Day 3 – Bike Ride (splish splosh splash)
From one survivor: “You lot missed an unforgettable treat!
True, I have had drier swims than this morning’s bike ride. Also true that when someone actually turned up at the start I felt mild despair because it meant I’d have to go through with it. But hey, it is only water…
George (sporting the most brilliantly engineered Christmas hat) and I pedalled along the often flooded Trans Pennine Trail to Dunham. At one stage the water was so deep that it covered the pedal cranks. We laughed a lot, rewarded ourselves with coffee and cake and felt suitably smug for our efforts (that’ll be the cycling and braving-the-elements efforts”
“Well are unofficial day of Christmas involved me, Mark & Jenny and a very fast fairy.
The theme for the parkrun was a Santa dash. As you can guess there was a lot of mud and water involved which made it fun. I was up with the leading Santas but faded a bit as the mud (and the red wine from the night before) began to take its toll. It was at that point when the fast fairy came racing past me. It’s never a good feeling when someone in costume races past you, I can’t class my Santa hat as a handicap.After the race there was mulled wine, hot Vimto and mince pies – just what everyone needed.”
And some of our club stalwarts are not even in Cheshire for Christmas – but still they are running!
“ Up here in Edinburgh, I did a great run out this morning along the Firth of Forth near the road bridge, to Hopetoun House and back along the country lanes. Its been very rainy and windy too so very bracing – running into 20-30mph winds at times – not many other runners out! Key thing is to run every day…” – Kieren
“Was certainly wild on the Forth coast yesterday Keiran. Soaked and very strong headwinds but 30mi to the east of you in North Berwick. 7mi yesterday, same route as mile intervals today. Beach run tmrw morning.” – Jez
Day 2 – “Fitness Session” (splish splosh)
“I turned up for Day2 looking forward to doing boot camp in the dark. There was me, Chris and Tim plus a few feral teenagers (who were a bit taken aback by the headtorches etc.). We decided that the field was too wet, so Tim and I hit the Trans Pennine Trail to Thelwall then took the path by the Ship Canal back to Lymm. It was muddy, muddy, muddy…. but great fun with headtorches. We really should do more night runs off road.”
Day 1 – Santa Hat Evening Run
Thursday club run in and around Lymm in the rain – Santa & reindeer hats helped keep the rain off and the smiles up.