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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
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Hi all,

AMAZING to see all the racers and reports over the last couple of weeks - well done all of you!!!

There's just one runner left, our David_G in the Croydon Half this weekend. Please make sure you all give it large for him on the Pom Pom post later in the week 😊😊😊

David, I hope you have a wonderful time!!!

Pic is of me and my security guard feeling very pleased to be almost at the finish of the Hastings Half Marathon 😜

Lots of love,

roseabi xx

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linda9389
linda9389Moderator

#nolongerflatabi

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to linda9389

#butlookingforwardtoasitdownnonetheless πŸ˜„

Actually my feet were a bit sore - not 100% chuffed with those Sauconys... 😣😊

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to roseabi

I'm now wearing Sauconys. The bottom of my feet were sore at the end, but the blisters are definitely smaller than with the Brooks:D

You look great in the photo - more #sowherestheotherhalf :D

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to linda9389

Aye, I suppose sore feet are likely after all that running! 36,777 steps, says my Fitbit 😊

Thank you! Although all I can say is, it's amazing how much one can perk up at the sight of a finishing arch! You look like a superhero in your photo xxx

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to roseabi

Haha. I have a selection of other official photos from the same event that don't so much shout 'superhero' as 'lumberingantihero'. As for my videos? Do I really look like that when I run? it's very peculiar and most unattractive (please don't go looking that up!) I may need some help ... could be next Christmas sorted for everyone :D :D :D

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to linda9389

Videos? Eek!

Madge50
Madge50Half Marathon in reply to roseabi

Yes linda9389 , I do an event that does finish line videos, as a back up to the timer.....they are not good! πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ More lumbering heffalump than gazelle...... trouble is you can’t unsee it.....😱 - proper burst my bubble πŸ˜‚

Mx

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Madge50

This event has the finish line video - where I swear I was pushing on, but just look to be lumbering along, plus another one earlier in the course - I look like I'm on tiptoes or something with a huge bouncy chest, very unpleasant! And you're absolutely right - I can't unsee it!

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to Madge50

Tee hee. My official photo from my last race only contains half of me, lengthways. Thankfully Glad I wasn't expected to pay for it

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to roseabi

What Saucony's were those? I'm wearing ye olde Zealots at the mo

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

Breakthru 3. I think I may make them my 10k shoes 😊

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to roseabi

Are they stability jobs? I'm still trying to find the successor to my Kinvara 5's I have a pair of unworn Zealots which I'll have to break out of their box soon as most of my other shoes are worn out. Skint though. Sigh

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

No, just neutral:

runrepeat.com/saucony-break...

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to roseabi

Not tried those ones on. I like a 4 mm offset meself these days. I think Nike Frees are 8 mm. I thought they were Zero! The Altras are zero but they kill me with blisters. Bah! I dunno

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

I like 4mm too, but I also quite like the extra bounce in the heels of these Saucs. My favourites are still my Lidl ones from last year (although I think they're more like 12 mm drop), but the sole under the toes of one of them has almost worn through now! I got some more from Lidl, just last week actually, but they don't seem nearly as nice 😣

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to roseabi

I went into Lidl for the shoes. Not a pair in sight. Bah!

I'm off on hols soon where running shoes are cheaper, and there is a running shop as I've already spotted it on Googlemap. Might just take a mosey along. It could be an 8 hour train ride though. Everything looks so close by on a map. I checked out a day trip only to find the train set off at 3.27 am for the all night trip to arrive by 8.30 am Cuh! It looked a quarter of an inch on the map. Barely a finger nail's width.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

πŸ˜„

MutleyShuffle
MutleyShuffleHalf Marathon

Love that pic! Looking strong! 😁πŸ’ͺπŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to MutleyShuffle

Thanks lovely xxxxx

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Great picture - well doneRoseabi!πŸ‘πŸ…πŸ˜€ Look at the weather! What a beautiful day β˜€οΈ!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Sandraj39

Thank you xx It was amazing, we were soooooo lucky with the weather!!

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

Congratulations on completing the Hastings Half Marathon next to your security guard, you look so happy in the photo. 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to AlMorr

I felt secure πŸ˜„

And thank you xx

mountaindreamer
mountaindreamerHalf Marathon

You look like you’re breezing it in that photo Abi! Well done. πŸ˜ƒβ€οΈ

I’m due to progress back to the dizzy heights of 2mins running intervals followed by 30secs walking intervals for 30 mins by the end of this week - so still no idea if I’ll get back to HMs for Chester...πŸ™„

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to mountaindreamer

It's a good start!! xxxx

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon

I still can't believe that weather. Well done on a sub 2hrs.

Having read alll these reports from first time HM runners, I have yet to see anyone say "never again." Which is fantastic!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Whatsapp

Thank you xx

Isn't it just??!!!! 😊

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon

I could only wish to look that great at the end of a race. What a great picture!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Thanks Sask! xxx It really wasn't my intention to show off (I realllly hate my outfit!!!), although obviously I've chosen one of the better pics πŸ˜‚

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

It's not showing off, it's a great picture. I'm just envious of photogenic people who take decent event photos. Mine are quite embarrassing with how bad they are. But I have a great "resting b!tch face" that definitely extends to my running face. I'll see the photographers and will be trying to figure out when I need to smile and then realize oops, too late. Missed it πŸ™„β˜ΉοΈπŸ˜†

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to SaskAlliecat

Resting bitch face, lol oh dear. I'm sure that's not right 😊😊😊

You look amazing and super strong finishing Roseabi! 😊....so great to see you strutting your stuff...

Awesome running...and you're not showing off at all....we get it on here remember!πŸ˜†πŸ˜Šxxxx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks BB xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

pianoteacher
pianoteacherMarathon

That's a lovely photo Abi! The photos of me are universally awful - particularly the ones of me sprinting for the line 😫 I'll have to factor "how to look good when running" into my training if I'm going to rock the whole Wonderwoman thing next year 🀣

There's a great one of my son from the mini run where he looks like he's flying through the air. But there's another one of him sprinting where's he's turned the same funny colour as me!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to pianoteacher

Thank you pt xxxxxx I don't really see a good photo (it's meant to be a 'happy to finish' photo!), but it's definitely one of the better ones, and I do have tips to share!

The one of your flying son sounds lovely - did you buy it? I am pretty sure I was that colour too, the hat is one of the tips 😊😊😊

pianoteacher
pianoteacherMarathon in reply to roseabi

Please do share the tips! We could do with a "how to look good when running" post 😁

Haven't bought the photo of my son yet as I have a feeling his Dad took a very similar one. I'll buy it if he hasn't. There's one of me where the definition in my shoulders and upper arms looks awesome so I might get that one even though my face looks awful! x

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Well done shug! Looking very laconic there I must say. Breezin it! The finish line looks very naice.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

Thanks Wobble! xxx It was super to be at that finish line - longest 5k in a while, that Hastings sea front πŸ˜„

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Oooh I'd love to finish a race on the seafront. I must do so! In good weather too. No snow or rain allowed, thank you.

Never been to Sussex. My old neighbour moved to Bexhill and says I must go down there as it's so lovely.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

I went through Bexhill en route - it does look lovely!

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to roseabi

Oooh that's worth knowing. We could go down and see him. Well, I say "we" After my husband's long face at my last race, I might just be flying solo. LOL

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

Bless im 😊

Go in May and run the Seaford Half Marathon - looks like a gorgeous route!

npslions.co.uk/events/seafo...

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to roseabi

I’m running the local hilly 10k on that day. Cake special 😁🍰

pianoteacher
pianoteacherMarathon in reply to roseabi

Someone mentioned Seaford to me yesterday as a nice one. Just had a look at the link and the winning finish times are slow (comparatively obviously πŸ˜‚). Do you know if it's because the course is tough? I'm not sure I could cope with tougher than Hastings!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to pianoteacher

It's a trail run - up on the South Downs then back down to the coast 😊

pianoteacher
pianoteacherMarathon in reply to roseabi

Ahh that would explain it! Sounds nice x

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Good luck David for this weekend's half! Have a great time!!!!!!

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeha

Decker
DeckerModerator

You are looking happy cruisin there in that pic Abi. Could be the start of the race you look so fresh! Best of luck to David too!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Decker

Aw, thank you Decker!!! xx

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