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Autumn 2020 Half Marathon Group 😍 It's a wrap! But keep going!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

Hey you amazing Half Marathoners!!!

As far as we can tell, everyone has run their half marathon now - but if you have a race coming up in the next week let us know in the comments and we'll pom-pom yer 😁

Thank you and huge congratulations to everyone who took part in this Autumn 2020 Half Marathon Group, you are all superstars and Linda and I have had a blast posting for you and chatting with you!!! Right at the bottom of is a list of all our previous posts, a pretty good half marathon resource if I say so myself 😎

Here's a link to the Half Marathon Woohoo board again, let's all give ourselves a MASSIVE WOOHOOOOOO πŸ₯°

docs.google.com/spreadsheet...

So, now November is coming up fast, and winter not far behind, what should we do?

Well, my advice is - DON'T STOP NOW!

Here are a few things you can do in the "off season":

β˜… Enjoy some rest!

Have a break for a week or so, take some walks to keep you moving.

β˜… Vary the distance of long runs and keep most of them a little shorter...

Perhaps try a four-week cycle where you run the HM distance once, and make your other longs runs a little shorter. Keep most of it easy, but you could plug in a little intensity on the shorter long runs, say with a long tempo interval in the middle.

β˜… Enjoy some proper short runs!

(not) parkrun? Why not?! 😊

β˜… Try out hills and new terrain

If you have hills and/or trails at your disposal, give them a try - great for improving your running strength and lots of fun too! The inaugural Beachy Head Half Marathon happened this past weekend, and their social-distancing measures were a great success. If you are looking for a real race to sign up for in 2021, the smaller offroad events are likely to be your best bet!

β˜… Cross train!

If it's not too cold to get on a bike πŸ˜‚ I'll be fetching my turbo trainer out from under the spare bed shortly...

If you've been dreaming of trying out a duathlon or triathlon, I'd think these are another type of racing event that is more likely to be available next year.

β˜… Get working on strength and mobility

Winter's a great time to build a solid workout habit! Even more so if we're going to get locked down again πŸ€” Check out our indoor workout recommendations on Strength & Flex: healthunlocked.com/strength...

β˜… But above all, enjoy!

And we will be back in the new year with a Spring HM Group!!!

Happy running,

roseabi and linda9389 xxx

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David_G
David_GHalf Marathon

Wow, what a lot of Woo-Hoos roseabi It’s great that we all got out there.

I’m doing the virtual Vitality 10,000 on Sunday, along with many others of our HU chums πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

I’m going to keep plugging away with my runs over the winter- I need to keep up with my Lands End to John O’Groats schedule after all 😊 I’m nearly 10 weeks in and I’ve done 235 out of 874 miles so far.

I haven’t got any β€˜live’ events planned yet but I’ll keep an eye out for smaller off road runs.

Good luck everyone!πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to David_G

Go David!!!!!! Good luck and have loads of fun xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to David_G

Sounds like you have plenty of motivation, even in the absence of live events - great stuff!

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon

Thanks very much for organising this. Great fun and very inspiring. As always, this forum is an absolutely brilliant source of support and encouragement. So pleased to be a part of it with all you kind and helpful people.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Stephen_UK

Thanks Stephen! It's been lovely to have you here xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Stephen_UK

So pleased you ran your HM - LLHM in 2021? Fingers crossed.

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Thank you, Linda. Yes, hoping to have my place switched to 2021. Are you still hoping to volunteer?

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Stephen_UK

Not sure! Will need to see how things are by then I think.

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Very wise. Who knows where we will be by then.

Thanks for the support. I have had to put the brakes on with a health issue but will battle on!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Jonno34

All the best xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Jonno34

Hope you get to the bottom of the problem and get it resolved soon

Dexy5
Dexy510 Miles

Well done to everyone including Roseabi and Linda. What a successful marathon season you’ve had in the circumstances.

Pleased to report that I will also be doing the virtual vitality 10000 with a few friends on Sunday. It will be nice to fix that bib on, even if we can only run in a 6. Pom Poms waving to the Yorkshire , Bognor and Stratford-upon-Avon groups, And anyone else running it this week.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Dexy5

WOOHOO!!! All the best to you and everyone else!!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Dexy5

We can only hope next season has a few more live events! But at least we now know we can keep going without them πŸ˜ƒ

Katnap
KatnapHalf Marathon

Thank you roseabi and linda9389. VV10k this Sunday πŸŽ‰πŸ˜€πŸŽ‰

πŸŽƒπŸ™€ Spooky Katnap πŸ™€πŸŽƒ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Katnap

Go, Spooky Katnap!!!! πŸ™€πŸŽƒπŸ˜

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon

It was fabulous running all my virtual runs with my buddies on here! The thought of all of you definitely carried me over the line during my HM last week. Brilliant bunch of people, and what a fantastic idea for this group! πŸ₯°

I also have the Virtual Vitality 10000 this weekend. I’m lucky enough to be running it with a handful of VRBs, so it’ll be a blast! Good luck everyone. πŸ‘ŠπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

That's wonderful, thank you!!!! xxx

Good luck and have fun on Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to cheekychipmunks

After your second successful HM season, we hope you'll be back for spring 😊

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Oh yes, you betcha! πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™€οΈ

Guinea70
Guinea7010 Miles

Thanks so much for doing this group roseabi and linda9389 its been great to be part of it even if i didnt manage to complete my hm this time around but well done and massive WOOHOO's to everyone who did 😁 fingers crossed to be back for the spring group 😁 xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Guinea70

Thank you, and it's been great having you superstar!! You'll be back 😎

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Guinea70

I didn't manage a HM either!!! Tomorrow is the deadline for my virtual event, but it won't be happening. You did really well, and we'd love to have you back in spring.

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato210 Miles

Hi! I've just signed up for the Milton Keynes Winter half (12th December) as I remember you saying it was nice. Let's see! No space left on 13th but still some on 12th.

I also have a 10km on 22nd November.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Couchpotato2

Oo lovely!!! I look forward to hearing all about it!

Couchpotato2
Couchpotato210 Miles in reply to roseabi

I am going to work out a jeffing plan to get through it!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Couchpotato2

Fabulous!!! xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Couchpotato2

Good luck and be sure to write us a race report to keep us going over the winter 😊

2718281
2718281Half Marathon

Many thanks to both roseabi and linda for hosting this group, and to all the people who have been a part of it. It's been a great experience to have a training group, and it's been great to prepare with all you and all your support.

I have only managed a couple of runs per week in the last few weeks, but I plan to continue running over the winter (an excuse to buy warm running clothes :)), not half marathons, but I'll keep my long runs between 10k and 10 miles and I will try to fit shorter runs, easy, hills or speed work, some days during the week. I feel going out for a run has helped me so much during this period, I don't know if I'll manage if I stop :)

I've also joined a recreational football group :) We meet once a week and I've only been twice, but it's something I probably would never have dared to do if the lockdown hadn't forced me out of the treadmill and into the real world. I find it a bit challenging (more than a bit actually) to take that first step and join a group of people, but always loved playing football when I was a little girl so I plan to continue as long as it's allowed...

Finally, like many here I will be doing the Vitality 10k, at some point during next week (I was going to be on holidays but a problem at work is going to make me change my plans, so I don't know what day I'll do it) and I have another 10k race (a real one :)) planned for November.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to 2718281

This is amazing!! All the best to you with your running plans and the football!!!!!

And have a wonderful Vitality 10K this week xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to 2718281

Wow! You're going to be superfit!!! Enjoy 😊

SmilingTortoise1
SmilingTortoise1Half Marathon

Thank you so much for organising this group roseabi and linda9389 - your support, advice and encouragement have been fantastic 😊🀩

A massive Woohooooo to everyone who has completed their half marathon πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Can't quite believe that I managed to complete one too! I'd like to say a massive thanks to everyone on here and in the strava group who have inspired and encouraged me. I have enjoyed watching your journeys as much as my own 😊🀩

I have no organised race in near future but planning to keep running and looking forward to joining you all in the spring 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to SmilingTortoise1

Awesome!!!! A massive WOOHOO back to you, enjoy your winter running xxx

Outdoorsy19
Outdoorsy19Half Marathon in reply to SmilingTortoise1

What is the name of the Strava group?

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Outdoorsy19

The strava club is HUHM Autumn 2020. Just request to join and I'll add you in 😊

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to SmilingTortoise1

Brilliant! It will be great to have you back in spring 😊

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHalf Marathon

This has been a great forum, informative, supportive and motivating and has got me to the hm distance, so thank you.πŸ˜ƒ

I am doing another hm on Monday with some runners who agreed to run the hm with me in October. Unfortunately, I jumped the gun by running the hm alone at the end of September. So please wish me luck, I'm not backing out now ! πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon in reply to Cantstopmenow

Wow! You are living up to your name! Good luck for Monday πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ™Œ

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHalf Marathon in reply to TailChaser

Thank you. I'll be doing it in my dressing gown and slippers the way I feel now!

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon in reply to Cantstopmenow

It’s days away yet, you can do it!πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ‘

Stephen_UK
Stephen_UKHalf Marathon in reply to Cantstopmenow

Good luck, Cantstopmeow! I hope you’ll write us a little report.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Cantstopmenow

Great to have you on board!

You CAN'T back out now, it's on the internets πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

A massive good luck and have fun to you!!!!!! xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Cantstopmenow

You've had a great autumn - hope to see you back with us in spring 😊

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon

I'm feeling quite sad that it's over really but we've *all* done amazingly well haven't we?! The thing with me is that last year I just couldn't manage it and now I've done it twice! And after the first one I said exactly what your picture said at the top, roseabi! Didn't say that after the second one...that's probably unprintable...but still...🀣

Very annoyed this week that our local marathon/half marathon, the one that I ended doing virtually in April, has been cancelled for good already, so not even a deferred place any more. I can understand it but now I'm already deflated for next year, probably adds to this sadness, but....I signed up for LEJOG like David_G and that's already giving me loads of motivation (although I was told off by Windoze for walking as well as running, but that's only because I'm catching him up πŸ˜πŸ˜‰ Last time I checked we were glaring at each other from either side of Bodmin Moor!)

And I've also decided (not sure this will happen but I'll give it a go) to try and do one HM a month, that will definitely get the LEGJOG mileage up. Maybe some squishy off roaders as well, my trail shoes are wondering what they've done wrong as I've not worn them in ages. Virtual Vitality 10k on Sunday with the Stratford Six, so loads to look forward to really!

Roseabi and linda9389, thank you for organising and keeping us going, time to spread those metaphorical wings once again!

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHalf Marathon in reply to TailChaser

I think keeping motivated will be the issue. Which lejog are you doing? I'm on 4?

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon in reply to Cantstopmenow

Yes, I spent ages umming and ahhing about Lejog, so consequently I’m two weeks behind everyone. I’m on number 6, I think most of the HUers are on 4. I’m now really pleased I have joined it as it’s the nearest I’ve had to a race in 12 months!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to TailChaser

It was really lovely to have you taking part, and I'm so glad you enjoyed (most of) it!!! πŸ˜‚

Sorry to hear about the local event, but well done for Lejogging - and that sounds like a great plan for the winter! Go you, and keep us posted!! xxx

p.s. loving the mental image of you and Windoze glaring at each other across Bodmin Moor 🀣

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Will do roseabi. I was going to try some Jeffing last week but I enjoyed the running so much it never happened. I think I’ll definitely be trying it out in these HMs though as hopefully it will make those last 3k a bit easier. Sort those mind games out!!

I don’t know if Windoze knew how close I was to him but he does now 🀣🀣 xx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to TailChaser

Hope you'll join us again in spring 2021 - maybe you can find another event to tempt you? Surely they can't ALL get cancelled πŸ™

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

I’ll definitely join you again Linda. Funnily enough, yesterday I had an email regarding the Vitality Big Half which is on exactly the same day as my cancelled HM (25th April). They said they’re putting in all the social distancing/hygiene measures to ensure it goes ahead. Tempted but not sure I want to be disappointed again πŸ€”

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to TailChaser

Go for it! Nothing ventured and all that πŸ˜ƒ

TailChaser
TailChaserHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

True!

PurpleFish59
PurpleFish59Half Marathon

Thankyou so much and a massive wooohooo to everyone in this group for the support and encouragement and all smashing your races. I still get a buzz when I remember I’ve done a HM. Special thanks to Roseabi and linda9389, your experience and advice has been invaluable.

I’ll be running the vitality 10000 this weekend too, and I’m looking forward to some relaxed running over winter. But to be honest I can’t wait to do it all again in Spring. Hopefully at a real race!!!

I’ve also signed up for a 10 week runner’s conditioning course with a local physio. It started this week, which I hope means I’ll be stronger than ever for the new season 😊

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to PurpleFish59

It was wonderful having you in the posse!!

Have a great time running your Vitality 10K!!!!!

I hope you will post about that course at some point, sounds really interesting xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to PurpleFish59

Would be great to know a bit more about your course - it sounds intriguing. Look forward to having you with us again in spring and 🀞for some real events

annettebrown
annettebrownHalf Marathon

A big thank you Roseabi and to Linda, for all your hard work and all the useful information you have posted for us. It’s been much appreciated. This forum has been such a support and inspiration from everyone’s stories, it’s been great being part of it. I’m certainly enjoying the shorter autumnal runs at the mo with no great pressure. xx

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to annettebrown

Thank you for being part of it, superstar!!!

It's nice to just relax isn't it!? 😊😊😊

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to annettebrown

You did brilliantly! It's always nice to have some freedom after weeks of focus on one target. But then I'm always ready for a new plan when one comes along 😊

Thank you Roseabi and Linda for what you did in organising this and providing all the support and sharing your wealth of information and experiences on here. While unfortunately I didn’t manage to get even close to running an HM, I seriously underestimated how difficult it was going to be training in our winter. I will carry on though, the weather has to get better soon! πŸ˜…

It has been fantastic watching everyone’s progress on Strava well done everyone, you’re all amazing. x

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to lexi6

It was lovely to have you, and I'm sorry things didn't work out for you this time! I will do a 'nice weather' dance for you 😁

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to lexi6

You've had quite a battle with the weather haven't you! Hopefully you'll stick with us and that HM may soon be yours 😊

lexi6
lexi6 in reply to linda9389

Thank you and I’ll definitely stay around Linda, I’d mislaid my big girl pants, but I’ve found them again.

Run46
Run46Half Marathon

Thanks ladies, it's been a blast...not that it always felt like it at the time πŸ˜†

Well done everybody, you've been awesome as always πŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Run46

Ha ha - thank you! YOU are awesome!!!!!!!!! xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Run46

What? It didn't always feel great??? πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ never bad enough to put you off though πŸ‘. Well done!

Run46
Run46Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

If I've learned anything since I started running it's that we can all achieve much more than we ever thought we were capable of if we just keep at it...and that a bad run is just a bad run, there's always a better one just around the corner. Even if sometimes you don't realise how great it was until after you've stopped πŸ˜†πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ‘

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Run46

So true

Outdoorsy19
Outdoorsy19Half Marathon

I’m amazed I managed to complete a HM this autumn, never having run further than 10k until I took on this challenge. I ran my HM in the Virtual GNR - it’s tough running this distance on your own, but having done so, 10k seemed like a relatively easy thing to aim for. I too signed up for the Vitality 10k but have had to have 4 weeks off running whilst trying to throw off a seasonal (non-Covid) virus... so only just having got back this week, it’s going to more of a challenge than anticipated! Anyone running it today? And how do I join up to the Strava group?

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Outdoorsy19

Good luck with the Vitality 10K - take it easy and have fun! Scroll through the replies on this post and you will see that a number of people are taking part xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Outdoorsy19

Sorry I missed this. You need to request an invite to the strava club and then I will accept you (just reply to this comment once youvedone the request to join, then I'll know it's you. strava.com/clubs/HUHMa20

Outdoorsy19
Outdoorsy19Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda, request sent

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Outdoorsy19

I don't seem to have received it ... definitely the HUHM autumn 2020 one?

Outdoorsy19
Outdoorsy19Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

Defo sent. I followed the link again and it says β€˜Request Sent’...

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Outdoorsy19

I'm going to send you a private message on here because I still can't see the strava request and I'm wondering if your settings are too private?

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Outdoorsy19

Are you FSG by any chance?

Outdoorsy19
Outdoorsy19Half Marathon

Um... how do you get added into the spreadsheet? I completed my HM on 13th Sept (2h 29m 26sec)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Outdoorsy19

I have added you to the Woohoo board - congratulations for your half marathon!!!!

The Autumn 2020 Half Marathon group is now finished, but as mentioned in the post, we will be running a Spring 2021 group, so look out for our posts about it in January! If you follow linda9389 and me you should receive email notifications of all our posts (check your settings to make sure this is enabled). Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

Linda is the admin of the Autumn 2020 HUHM Strava Group and I'm not sure if she wants to keep it going or not. She will see this reply and respond when she can xxx

SueKen
SueKenHalf Marathon

Oh no! I’ve just had a week off (in Cornwall), and had an email about the virtual Coventry half - we can run it anytime between 1st-22nd Nov. So I was a bit late starting and will probably be a bit late finishing 😊 Have appreciated all the support from the group - thanks everyone 🀩

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to SueKen

We loved having you! Please let us know when you'll be running your half and we'll give you a cheer xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to SueKen

We're all still here cheering you on. Hope you find a reasonable day for it and we will be looking out for your race report if you can write one for us 😊

SueKen
SueKenHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

I’m currently planning on next Tuesday, unless forecast changes a lot. My race pack has arrived, with my number, finishers t-shirt (!) and medal (which is safely tucked away until I can lay claim to it properly). Did my last long run yesterday, a great 10k, just one more little run planned before the big day😊 Will definitely keep you all posted.

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to SueKen

Fabulous! I think its nice you have the medal to wear on the day ... waiting three weeks or more isn't the best!!! Good luck and enjoy!!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to SueKen

Awesome! Do you mean Tues 3rd? (edited 😁)

SueKen
SueKenHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Tuesday 3rd😊 Event was originally Sun 1st, but weather looks yuk, and one of the few advantages of going virtual is you can choose your day and thus weather β˜€οΈ

Thanks to everyone who participated in the group and to Linda and Rosabi for running it all!

I have enjoyed being part of the team even though I got injured halfway through and didn't manage the HM distance 😞

Actually, it has been a valuable learning experience for me in many ways. I learnt how supportive this group is for a start. 😊 I also learnt to be patient and not try to build distance constantly without taking some easy weeks now and then. I learnt to listen to my body more and to do more cross and strength training. I also appreciate the ability to run more than ever before.

I am still tentative but slowly building confidence. I did my first 5K this week since the calf tear which was 12 weeks ago now.

I would love to sign up for the Spring HM to see if I can go for it again but only if I feel ready and fit.

Good luck everyone with your future ventures and keep enjoying your running πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Celeriac

Well done and all the best for your ongoing recovery!! Keep us posted xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Celeriac

Nothing like an injury to teach us a thing or two (though not sure I'vealways learned as much as I should from mine)!!! We look forward to you being fit and well and confident for a spring HM 😊

AndresL
AndresLHalf Marathon

Hello there!

I ran my first half-marathon today, if that counts (race report coming soon). I will give myself a week of short easy runs to recover, give blood, and --in what I consider a book-case example of masochism-- start training for my first marathon (post also coming soon).

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to AndresL

Congratulations!!!

AndresL
AndresLHalf Marathon in reply to roseabi

Thanks!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to AndresL

Of course it counts!!! Good luck with the marathon training 😊

AndresL
AndresLHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Thank you!

triumph-tiger
triumph-tigerHalf Marathon

Great work roseabi and linda9389 for running this group and very well done again to everyone who took part! πŸ‘πŸ…πŸŽ‰

I've found this group great motivation over the last few months, and still really pleased to have completed the HM earlier this month. Since then I have taken it a bit easier though have done a few short runs, and actually recorded my first (not) parkrun this week. Aim to mix it up a bit over the next few months with a bit more cycling, indoor rowing and maybe go the gym again (not been since Feb!) Will decide on my next challenge in the new year, so may be back for the spring group πŸ˜€πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to triumph-tiger

Thank you for taking part!!!

Sounds like a great plan, have fun xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to triumph-tiger

We'd love to have you back for a spring HM - good luck with the cross training.

OnlineTwin
OnlineTwinHalf Marathon

Thanks so much to roseabi and linda9389 for all of your constant encouragement both in this group and on Strava. And a big thank you too to all of my HUHM virtual running buddies who I've shared this with.

Getting to my virtual HM on track for what would have been the Great East Run was a great motivator, and very much enriched by all the posts sharing milestones along the way here. I'll definitely be up for another HM in the Spring, and also hoping to do the Jersey half marathon next June, (virus permitting). So, it looks like I'll be hanging around in this forum for a while yet!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to OnlineTwin

Awesome!!!

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to OnlineTwin

Ooh Jersey sounds nice!!! Spring HM here you come!!!

Hi everyone

Thanks to roseabi and linda9389 for hosting this, taking care and time for all the kind, thoughful replies. Congratulations to all that made their target and consolations to those that didn't quite get there for one reason or another. Seeing others' "journeys"(for want of a better word) towards the HM target has been so useful for me- it's been motivational, comforting and joyful.

I didn't make it to my HM target but will be running onwards through winter - there are a few stepping stone targets in mind and maybe there will be a run report or two if these come off. And there is the spring HM group to look forward to.

For now, best wishes to everyone and happy running and other things.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to RunSkippyRun

Fabulous! Was great having you in the posse xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to RunSkippyRun

Good luck with your new goals - enjoy!!!

Tjcp
TjcpHalf Marathon

Hi! My half is Sunday, 1st November. I'm doing the New York Liberty Run at the same time (half marathon). Hope I'm still in time to get my medal here... :)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Tjcp

No worries! Have added you to the board xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Tjcp

Good luck! Hope you find a break in this miserable weather 🀞

Tjcp
TjcpHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Nice and sunny here! New restrictions have just been announced and I have to close down my school again. At least, this time we have a plan B to go online and no restrictions for my run on Sunday!! :) :)

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Tjcp

Oh ... good luck 😊

Kevin41
Kevin41Half Marathon

As with the other messages above - a big thank you to both of you roseabi and linda9389. It’s been a great experience and I’m so glad I joined. I’m absolutely sure I wouldn’t have got to HM without the group and all the fantastic runners who were/are a part of it!!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Kevin41

That's so wonderful!! Thank you Kevin, and a massive WOOHOO to you xxx

linda9389
linda9389Administrator in reply to Kevin41

But get there you did!!!

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