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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
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Hi everyone,

My heart goes out to all of you who have had your race events cancelled or postponed ❀️

It's perfectly OK to feel sad about it, but I hope you will continue to reap the benefits of all the hard work you have put in, and look to the future!

If you have not done so already, please have a read of our information posts. We have shared some superb ideas about what to do if your race is cancelled or postponed 😊😊😊

COVID-19 and running guide: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Run a virtual race: healthunlocked.com/marathon...

Keep smiling!

roseabi and the Admin Team xxx

March 14th, 2020

Picture source: Eliud Kipchoge on Instagram instagram.com/kipchogeeliud/

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AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles

Sorry about all those sporting events being cancelled because of the coronavirus, I am on the way back from my 17th parkrun, great atmosphere, however, many of the people I met think it could be the last run for a while because of the virus

David_G
David_GHUHM v10Mile

Hi roseabi yes it’s such a shame when people have put in so much effort in training!☹️

Keep going everyone and do what you canπŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Above all stay safe and listen to advice from experts and the authorities, not people on social media!😊

Good luck everyone🀞🀞

Sqkr
SqkrAdministrator

Ach it's all pretty rubbish, but glass half full and all, I wonder if there will be a flurry of autumn events this year as all the tshirts and medals are already made up! Could be a cracking end of year for everyone πŸ˜„ Keep running pals! By the time the races start up again you'll be SUPER FIT and there will be smiley faces and PBs galore.

Granspeed
Granspeed in reply to Sqkr

Good outlook! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜„

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon

Strange times for sure. Yeah Sqkr maybe lots of events in autumn and winter instead. Stay safe everyone

AlMorr
AlMorr10 Miles in reply to Deals1

The Great Scottish Run and the London Marathon are now on the same day, 4th October.

My heart goes out to everyone whose target events have or are about to be cancelled. I was really looking forward to being able to run HM’s again when my recovery programme finishes by the end of this month, having been in virtual isolation myself from most group running activities since the beginning of February. Looks like we’ll have to find our own solo runs until the autumn maybe? Hoping that some of the smaller events are able to continue though.

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon

iancorless.org/2020/03/13/r....

Just read this

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Deals1

Great link!

Everyone, be kind ❀️❀️❀️

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon in reply to roseabi

Yeah makes u think a bit more re the other side of event prep!

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM v10Mile in reply to Deals1

Yes, sobering stuff. The race fee refund thing had already crossed my mind as I’d written if off after I paid it. At least it would still go to a good cause.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Deals1

I do feel for Bath. They’re being absolutely panned on FB. It must be so hard for all the organisers. I for one won’t be requesting a refund as it’s my choice not to run. I wouldn’t mind my bling though if I send my proof of HM distance run tomorrow. πŸ…πŸ…

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

That's not a bad idea!! It's all about the bling. 😊.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Deals1

I wouldn’t say this in the company of non-runners, but the lack of bling was upsetting me a lot! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ…πŸ…

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

youtu.be/8qkSe4YM7EY

Yep me too. Mentioned this before but my OH says I'm like mutley!! πŸ˜‚

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Deals1

πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜… Love Mutley! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to Deals1

My mum once had a very scary β€œsupernatural” experience in a castle and she heard a laugh that sounded like Mutley’s and she was terrified!

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Irishprincess

πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜±πŸ˜±

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Enjoy your run tomorrow Munks, you could order a HM medal from one of the virtual runner websites. I did that for my first HM.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Irishprincess

I already have IP! How sad is that? πŸ˜…πŸ…

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Nope, I get it. It was the ONLY reason I moved from 5-10K runs, just to get some bling πŸ™„

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Irishprincess

Bling is key! πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…

Granspeed
Granspeed in reply to Deals1

Very sobering, and an excellent link for helping all of us towards a good attitude for the group, not just ourselves. πŸ‘πŸ’•

pianoteacher
pianoteacherMarathon in reply to Deals1

Great link! Hastings Half is cancelled as of this morning. We've all been offered free entry next year but I would like them to keep my fee as the event raises a lot of money for charity. I won't miss what I've already paid and am hoping that when the dust settles a bit they will give us this option x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to pianoteacher

❀️❀️❀️

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to pianoteacher

Bath should maybe listen to Hastings and all the countless other sporting events being cancelled. πŸ™„

pianoteacher
pianoteacherMarathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

I am quite surprised it's still going ahead to be honest Cheeky. The race director of Hastings is in the same running club as me and on Wednesday it was all still going ahead. They obviously feel there's been a significant enough change in the situation (I don't really watch TV or listen to radio news so I'm always playing catch up a bit!) as there's no way he would cancel lightly x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to pianoteacher

It featured first on the local news - everyone seems surprised it’s going ahead - and tempers seem to be rising. Horrid situation. πŸ‘Žβ˜ΉοΈ

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

Great post Abi.

New support shoes on Monday.

Don’t think EK’s Nike shoes are for this old trotter.πŸ™ˆπŸ€£

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈβ­οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tbae

I would love to try on some of those, I'm so curious to know of they are comfortable πŸ˜„

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon in reply to roseabi

Actually Abi,

While washing the car and thinking about a trot I thought about EK’s Nike shoesπŸ€”

There is one circumstance that would result in a purchase of them for me,if I knew I was going to succumb to any circumstance soon, just think of going out in a shroud and these shoes.πŸ’₯

What a way to go.πŸ‘πŸ’₯β˜„οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ

Sorry Abi do not mean to be insensitive,

love your positivity and I just need a laugh.πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ’ͺπŸ™

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tbae

LOL!!!!! I love it ❀❀❀

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM v10Mile

Thanks Abi, thought of you yesterday afternoon as the news came in. Ours was cancelled this morning, not even postponed which is quite galling. We’ve had a post parkrun discussion about it and decided to do it anyway and find a virtual run so we can still get some bling. The only thing is that having to wear the hydration vest will mean the charity is covered up on my top, but there’ll be no one to see it anyway.

Keep going everyone and stay safe, you know it makes sense xxx

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to TailChaser

There's this one if it covers your dates virtualracinguk.co.uk/produ...

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM v10Mile in reply to linda9389

That is perfect Linda, thank you sooooo much ❀️ ❀️❀️

Tbae
TbaeMetric Marathon

They would be great for you.πŸ€”

Neutral fit πŸ€”, Carbon fibre energy plate like Hoka One One πŸ€”

Great report on Runner’s World comparing top 2020 shoes.

Going to try on a few support shoes from a good few of the top ten at Up & Running.

Still comes down to how comfortable.

Was impressed with home understanding/little appreciation feet tests even before gait analysis as supplied on shoe manufacturers web sites.

I am perhaps going to take some shifting away from Brooks.Pleased I have my support OC’s and Saucony neutral trails.

Got to KISS it.Way above my pay grade.πŸ™ˆπŸ€£

πŸƒβ€β™€οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈπŸ’₯

CandyCool
CandyCoolHalf Marathon

In the end I think the cancellation of the London marathon was a relief...it was the ongoing uncertainty which was so draining and demoralising. So whilst I’m ver sad not to be running my first marathon 3 days before my 63rd birthday! I will be running it 161 days after my 63rd birthday or 206 days before my64th. But whatever I will be running it. BUT will have to miss the Cardiff HM ☹️ Stay safe and keep running x

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

...love the Kipchoge message. πŸ‘

Decker
DeckerModerator

My heart goes out to everyone who put so much work into their training plans but like Squeak says, it may mean a flurry of fall and winter events and bling. We’ll just have to see. In the meantime virtual races, and maybe some solo runs through beautiful places will need to sustain us. As long as we have perspective and be kind to one another, I believe we can get through all of this.