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    Send me a message if you need help, alternatively visit the support forum
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    New to the site or new to running? Introduce yourself here. 
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    New to the site or new to running? Introduce yourself here.
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    This is the only midlife crisis I can afford.
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    Hi guys,
    
    New runner, just made to my first 30mins continuous run.  Not exactly a spring chicken now at 48yrs old, but looking forward to working towards extending my mileage and picking up my pace.
    
    Cheers
    Andy, 
     
    Hi guys,
    
    New runner, just made to my first 30mins continuous run.  Not exactly a spring chicken now at 48yrs old, but looking forward to working towards extending my mileage and picking up my pace.
    
    Cheers
    Andy,
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    No longer a member
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    Well done Andy,
    You'll be breaking a 40min 10k soon
    S 
     
    Well done Andy,
    You'll be breaking a 40min 10k soon
    S
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    This is the only midlife crisis I can afford.
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    [quote]Well done Andy,
    You'll be breaking a 40min 10k soon
    S[/quote]
    
    Thanks Scotchio.  :) 
     
    [quote]Well done Andy,
    You'll be breaking a 40min 10k soon
    S[/quote]
    
    Thanks Scotchio.  :)
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    [quote]New to the site or new to running? Introduce yourself here.[/quote] 
     
    [quote]New to the site or new to running? Introduce yourself here.[/quote]
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    Hi everyone my names eddie. Done a half marathon in 2000. put a lot of weight and went to 18 stone 9. i spent a year losing weight. I am now 11 stone 8 not bad for a 59 year old. I run 5 days a week doing at least 8 miles a day. my 10000 is just under an hour. I do a lot of hill running and it is making my legs a lot stronger.I love running on my own and i am very concious trying to run fast and run safely on the road (even though the cars are not very careful.Hoping to start Half marathons next year when i am 60 (4th july) i  have another stone to loose yet. Love running
    Nice magazine Eddie 
     
    Hi everyone my names eddie. Done a half marathon in 2000. put a lot of weight and went to 18 stone 9. i spent a year losing weight. I am now 11 stone 8 not bad for a 59 year old. I run 5 days a week doing at least 8 miles a day. my 10000 is just under an hour. I do a lot of hill running and it is making my legs a lot stronger.I love running on my own and i am very concious trying to run fast and run safely on the road (even though the cars are not very careful.Hoping to start Half marathons next year when i am 60 (4th july) i  have another stone to loose yet. Love running
    Nice magazine Eddie
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    It's not my foot, honest.
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    Hello! I'm just starting again after 20 years of Olympic-level booze and fags. I'm in a Run In England group which is organised by a couple of people at Green's in Cambridge. I can thoroughly recommend the programme for those who haven't walked the length of themselves for years. We're in Week 7 of 10 and aiming to do 5k in Week 10. 
    [signature]Oh boy! 
    Hello! I'm just starting again after 20 years of Olympic-level booze and fags. I'm in a Run In England group which is organised by a couple of people at Green's in Cambridge. I can thoroughly recommend the programme for those who haven't walked the length of themselves for years. We're in Week 7 of 10 and aiming to do 5k in Week 10.
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    Finally popped my marathon cherry, sub 4 next.
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    Hey! I'm Meadows! I've Been running for about 3 years now, I have 3 10k's and 1 Half Marathon to my name so far. Got my next 10k in 2 weeks time! Looking to improve my training mileage and run half marathons often and shift some more weight! I'm also the "co-captain" of my University Running club! Looking forward to discussions with like minded people!
    
    Cheers, Meadows. 
     
    Hey! I'm Meadows! I've Been running for about 3 years now, I have 3 10k's and 1 Half Marathon to my name so far. Got my next 10k in 2 weeks time! Looking to improve my training mileage and run half marathons often and shift some more weight! I'm also the "co-captain" of my University Running club! Looking forward to discussions with like minded people!
    
    Cheers, Meadows.
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    Only here for the freebies
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    Hello Folks
    
    Old soak with running addiction due to lack of real social life 
    Real nickname id BigChiefRunningBore, thx to exGF who never tired of my racing stories and moans. Thought would try and be helpful on here unlike on other running sites. Only really bought first mag as was bored at train station and curious about how the Mens element would be presented. Seems ok with a few useful bits. hope it stays the right side of ladish, otherwise I might have to contribute my post marathon shag stories, again.
    
    Chiefy
    
    ps is it unmanly to post 'Chiefyxx' ? probably 
     
    Hello Folks
    
    Old soak with running addiction due to lack of real social life 
    Real nickname id BigChiefRunningBore, thx to exGF who never tired of my racing stories and moans. Thought would try and be helpful on here unlike on other running sites. Only really bought first mag as was bored at train station and curious about how the Mens element would be presented. Seems ok with a few useful bits. hope it stays the right side of ladish, otherwise I might have to contribute my post marathon shag stories, again.
    
    Chiefy
    
    ps is it unmanly to post 'Chiefyxx' ? probably
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    Hi Guys
    
    Well I am new to the running world, and have been motivated (I like to refer to it as pushed) by 3 friends to come running with them for a 5K run by the end of September. So hear I am all egger and willing to learn / pick up tips from the Magazine and you folks in the forums.
    
    Looking forward to it all.
    
    Andy
     
     
    Hi Guys
    
    Well I am new to the running world, and have been motivated (I like to refer to it as pushed) by 3 friends to come running with them for a 5K run by the end of September. So hear I am all egger and willing to learn / pick up tips from the Magazine and you folks in the forums.
    
    Looking forward to it all.
    
    Andy
    
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    Hi all, I'm relatively new to this game too. Really liked the magazine, picked it up at the station and, although I haven't actually done much running yet, I intend to. I think the magazine comfortably straddles the line between running expertise and a readable lads mag. I tried Runners World but found it a bit too serious. 
    [signature]Seasoned boxer, beginner runner... 
    Hi all, I'm relatively new to this game too. Really liked the magazine, picked it up at the station and, although I haven't actually done much running yet, I intend to. I think the magazine comfortably straddles the line between running expertise and a readable lads mag. I tried Runners World but found it a bit too serious.
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    No longer a member
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    Hi I'm a lapsed runner who's thinking about putting his running pumps on again. I still keep fit with a lot of cycling but it takes up a lot of time to get a good workout. 
    Have done most distances up to a half marathon with my best time being around 1.45, admittedly a few years ago now. 
     
    Hi I'm a lapsed runner who's thinking about putting his running pumps on again. I still keep fit with a lot of cycling but it takes up a lot of time to get a good workout. 
    Have done most distances up to a half marathon with my best time being around 1.45, admittedly a few years ago now.
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    I have signed up for the 2011 London Marathon in aid of Spinal Research, i have done a have marathon last year with very little training :-( i really want to to well next year any tip very much appreciated 
    Thanks 
     
    I have signed up for the 2011 London Marathon in aid of Spinal Research, i have done a have marathon last year with very little training :-( i really want to to well next year any tip very much appreciated 
    Thanks
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    Training for Edinburgh
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    Glad to see some chat on here, fellas, keep it up and hopefully we'll have some good advice flying back and forth in no time. There seem to be a few of you looking at getting back into it after a break. For my part I'm pondering marathon No.4 next year which isn't bad considering I was a 16st prop forward as recently as 2005. I've got the Great South 10 mile run in October, anyone else entered for that? I've never done a 10-mile race before so it'll be interesting to see what sort of time I can do. 
     
    Glad to see some chat on here, fellas, keep it up and hopefully we'll have some good advice flying back and forth in no time. There seem to be a few of you looking at getting back into it after a break. For my part I'm pondering marathon No.4 next year which isn't bad considering I was a 16st prop forward as recently as 2005. I've got the Great South 10 mile run in October, anyone else entered for that? I've never done a 10-mile race before so it'll be interesting to see what sort of time I can do.
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    Getting readt for Survival race
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    Hi all
    Been running on and off for just over three years now, just completed my first half marathon (robin hood) having only ever wanted to do one 10k. A friend and i recently did the run in england Jog group leader training and are setting up our own jog group under the Jog Derbyshire Banner in the next few week. Any new or returning joggers are welcome to join us.  
    
    
     
     
    Hi all
    Been running on and off for just over three years now, just completed my first half marathon (robin hood) having only ever wanted to do one 10k. A friend and i recently did the run in england Jog group leader training and are setting up our own jog group under the Jog Derbyshire Banner in the next few week. Any new or returning joggers are welcome to join us.  
    
    
    
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    Hello everyone I'm nick. I started running about 3 1/2 years ago and have since done a half marathon a couple of 10k's and the Paris marathon. Just signed up for Paris again and can highly recommend it as a great event as well as Santa runs at Christmas   Just about to start again after a 6 month break due to new baby 
     
    Hello everyone I'm nick. I started running about 3 1/2 years ago and have since done a half marathon a couple of 10k's and the Paris marathon. Just signed up for Paris again and can highly recommend it as a great event as well as Santa runs at Christmas   Just about to start again after a 6 month break due to new baby
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    just started running
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    Hi, 
    Just started running, site and mag feels pretty good, not over technical like other sites. Found some good advice in first issue on kit and training plans.
    Cheers
     
     
    Hi, 
    Just started running, site and mag feels pretty good, not over technical like other sites. Found some good advice in first issue on kit and training plans.
    Cheers
    
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    Hi I have been running for about 3 months. Now using BUPA 10k beginners programme. Managed to run 6.8 miles on Tuesday. Thats run 30 minutes break 3-4 minutes run 30 minutes. Not the youngest at 51 but willing to give it a go. 
     
    Hi I have been running for about 3 months. Now using BUPA 10k beginners programme. Managed to run 6.8 miles on Tuesday. Thats run 30 minutes break 3-4 minutes run 30 minutes. Not the youngest at 51 but willing to give it a go.
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    I must finish this race
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    Hi im new to this running lark I did a race with my dad a couple of years back, I aimed to countinue but got caught up in that world of beer and fags, I didnt do to badly 1hr 10 mins, but now im lucky if I can run for the bus. So thought id join here and start again. 
     
    Hi im new to this running lark I did a race with my dad a couple of years back, I aimed to countinue but got caught up in that world of beer and fags, I didnt do to badly 1hr 10 mins, but now im lucky if I can run for the bus. So thought id join here and start again.
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    my son and laydee rock!!
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    HEY GUYS, AM ROBBIE,JUST STARTED RUNNING 5 MONTHS AGO, DOING A 10K CHARITY RUN THIS SUNDAY IN EDINBURGH, ANY TIPS ON HOW TO TRAIN THIS WEEK? 
     
    HEY GUYS, AM ROBBIE,JUST STARTED RUNNING 5 MONTHS AGO, DOING A 10K CHARITY RUN THIS SUNDAY IN EDINBURGH, ANY TIPS ON HOW TO TRAIN THIS WEEK?
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    had a great run to day but cold !!!!
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    you will be doing 60mins very soon....i have been running for an year now.
    i run every other day around 6k
    have fun !!! 
     
    you will be doing 60mins very soon....i have been running for an year now.
    i run every other day around 6k
    have fun !!!
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    Thinking of entering Thanet Duathlon 02/01/11
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    Hi all.
    Great Forum and Magazine. Just subscribed.
    I'm trying to get back into running after a few years break and am happy to soak up all the inspiration I can get. A few years ago I did a few fun runs and finally the Canterbury 10 mile road race which I finished with a really painful right knee through not enough training before-hand. I still find it difficult to get out as often as I would like, but was encouraged by a really good run yesterday despite not having gotten out for two weeks. (I think cycling in between helps a bit).
    Hoping to get out for a run tomorrow if it doesn't rain! At the moment I run for 20 minutes, then walk for 2 minutes, then run back for 20 minutes. I was pleased to see someone else, (sorry should've made a note of the name), used the BUPA guide to running. I remember using the 5k and 10k guides and finding them really useful.
    Cheers all.
    Orbea. 
     
    Hi all.
    Great Forum and Magazine. Just subscribed.
    I'm trying to get back into running after a few years break and am happy to soak up all the inspiration I can get. A few years ago I did a few fun runs and finally the Canterbury 10 mile road race which I finished with a really painful right knee through not enough training before-hand. I still find it difficult to get out as often as I would like, but was encouraged by a really good run yesterday despite not having gotten out for two weeks. (I think cycling in between helps a bit).
    Hoping to get out for a run tomorrow if it doesn't rain! At the moment I run for 20 minutes, then walk for 2 minutes, then run back for 20 minutes. I was pleased to see someone else, (sorry should've made a note of the name), used the BUPA guide to running. I remember using the 5k and 10k guides and finding them really useful.
    Cheers all.
    Orbea.
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    Hi Northumberland Here
    
    40 Year old, never been accused of being fit in past :-) Just started running 5 weeks ago, already shaved 12ibs off my starting weight of 17,11 stone. Hard work this running lark, but its strangely addictive !
    
    Really enjoying the sport, great magazine pitched right at me as 'Man who runs' rather than being a 'runner'. On week 6 of couch to 5k ; can just do 1 mile runs in one go....just ! Getting better every week.
    
    Got my eye on some 5k's in new year, Sunderland 10k in summer and if i dont break anything the Great North Run ! An audacious plan for one so fat :-0 
     
    Hi Northumberland Here
    
    40 Year old, never been accused of being fit in past :-) Just started running 5 weeks ago, already shaved 12ibs off my starting weight of 17,11 stone. Hard work this running lark, but its strangely addictive !
    
    Really enjoying the sport, great magazine pitched right at me as 'Man who runs' rather than being a 'runner'. On week 6 of couch to 5k ; can just do 1 mile runs in one go....just ! Getting better every week.
    
    Got my eye on some 5k's in new year, Sunderland 10k in summer and if i dont break anything the Great North Run ! An audacious plan for one so fat :-0
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    hi everyone been running for about 3months now its addictive joined this forem to try and get training tips 
     
    hi everyone been running for about 3months now its addictive joined this forem to try and get training tips
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    Sup guys!
    
    I'm 31 and have been running for 6 months. (main aim to lose weight - 40lbs down so far)
    Only entered the Dublin Marathon on a whim and finished it quicker than that Chilean miner finished the NYCM yesterday.
    
    Just want to go faster and run the full thing without stopping next time! :)
    
    Hope everyone stays smiley through the cold winter running months!
    
     
     
    Sup guys!
    
    I'm 31 and have been running for 6 months. (main aim to lose weight - 40lbs down so far)
    Only entered the Dublin Marathon on a whim and finished it quicker than that Chilean miner finished the NYCM yesterday.
    
    Just want to go faster and run the full thing without stopping next time! :)
    
    Hope everyone stays smiley through the cold winter running months!
    
    
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    Hi there,
    
    Getting back into running after many years off, managed a 26.25 min 5km at the weekend Park Run, so pleased with that after only a few weeks and at 59 years old. Been doing mostly trail running, but got some road shoes the other day as nights are dark and the ground where I normally practice is a swamp now.
    This weekend going down to the Yorkshire Dales and hope to get a run in over the moors.
    
    Cheers
    
    Hawkeye
     
     
    Hi there,
    
    Getting back into running after many years off, managed a 26.25 min 5km at the weekend Park Run, so pleased with that after only a few weeks and at 59 years old. Been doing mostly trail running, but got some road shoes the other day as nights are dark and the ground where I normally practice is a swamp now.
    This weekend going down to the Yorkshire Dales and hope to get a run in over the moors.
    
    Cheers
    
    Hawkeye
    
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    Time to stop Walking and start Running
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    Hello Gentlefellows,
    
    Very new runner and even newer to web forums and the good news is both seem to be going very well 
     
    Hello Gentlefellows,
    
    Very new runner and even newer to web forums and the good news is both seem to be going very well
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    On the comeback trail
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    Good evening Gents
    
    I'm making a bit of a comeback to running, did the Edinburgh marathon last year and then practically never ran again until last week. Even though I think I suffered a mild stroke on my first run back, it was great to get back out and I'm looking forward to getting some more miles in and pushing the needle on the scales back towards the 15 stone mark (it's flirting with 17 stone now !) 40 now so need to keep moving
    
    I'm in Heswall, Wirral. If anyones around and fancies a trot let me know
    
    Colin 
     
    Good evening Gents
    
    I'm making a bit of a comeback to running, did the Edinburgh marathon last year and then practically never ran again until last week. Even though I think I suffered a mild stroke on my first run back, it was great to get back out and I'm looking forward to getting some more miles in and pushing the needle on the scales back towards the 15 stone mark (it's flirting with 17 stone now !) 40 now so need to keep moving
    
    I'm in Heswall, Wirral. If anyones around and fancies a trot let me know
    
    Colin
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    Novice
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    Hi my name is Jim, I'm 46 and just started running in June doing a minute walking and a minute running. I tell you that first minute I thought I was going to die. however your fitness does seem to come up quite quickly. Me and the misses ran in the Hopetoun house 10k I managed a 1hr 18mins. she beat me to a 1hr 12. The good thing about doing this together is we can encourage each other and on those cold dark and wet nights. kick each other to go and run. I would like to thank our friend Joy for getting us into this it was seeing her losing weight and getting healthier. that inspired us. we call it the running with Joy club. 
     
    Hi my name is Jim, I'm 46 and just started running in June doing a minute walking and a minute running. I tell you that first minute I thought I was going to die. however your fitness does seem to come up quite quickly. Me and the misses ran in the Hopetoun house 10k I managed a 1hr 18mins. she beat me to a 1hr 12. The good thing about doing this together is we can encourage each other and on those cold dark and wet nights. kick each other to go and run. I would like to thank our friend Joy for getting us into this it was seeing her losing weight and getting healthier. that inspired us. we call it the running with Joy club.
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    running into trouble
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    Hi All,
    getting back into this running lark!
    signed up for a few events....the first is Wildman next week....anyone else in it to?...if so i will be the old sod at the back in need of a TAXI i would imagine!
    all the best to you all for the runs to come.
     
     
    Hi All,
    getting back into this running lark!
    signed up for a few events....the first is Wildman next week....anyone else in it to?...if so i will be the old sod at the back in need of a TAXI i would imagine!
    all the best to you all for the runs to come.
    
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