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jamanda
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 10 8:15 pm    Post subject: Race for Life 2010 Reply with quote
    

Entries are being taken from today.

https://www.raceforlife.org/default.aspx

Plenty of time to train! I've signed up again, any one fancy joining me?

(Maybe not Fee this year )

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I would love to, my mum died of breast cancer and my mate from an agressive brain tumor leaving 3 baby daughters, but im not allowed, cos im a man

judith



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I am tempted - don't think I have done any proper running since I left school.

bagpuss



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

You can walk, you don't have to run

I have done it for the last couple of years and just walked

Anyone can do the 10K event regardless of gender

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/10k/

jamanda
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Judith, this time last year neither had I.
I looked for a 10km one this time but the nearest one is Bristol.
Anyway - at the actual event there are so many it is difficult to run much anyway.

Fee



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Race for Life 2010 Reply with quote
    

Jamanda wrote:

(Maybe not Fee this year )


Even though I'll be almost 8 months up le duff, I'm seriously tempted to do it and walk, if I can convince some people to do it with me.

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

judith wrote:
I am tempted - don't think I have done any proper running since I left school.


Nor I - and half of the school 'running' was more like mucking about. Although I briefly dabbled in running a few years ago - trouble is, I find it terminally dull.

Wonder how long it would take / how easy it would be to train from zero current running to managing 10Km. Wonder if I could get more sponsorship doing it barefoot...
A.

Fee



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

You'd probably do better as a girl

Pilsbury



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

bagpuss wrote:
You can walk, you don't have to run

I have done it for the last couple of years and just walked

Anyone can do the 10K event regardless of gender

https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/10k/


that link is to a different event, not the race for life 10k option, I have just called them and the race for life 5k and 10k is only for women, the link above is for a 10k run that is still to be anounced this year.

judith



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Jamanda wrote:
Judith, this time last year neither had I.
I looked for a 10km one this time but the nearest one is Bristol.
Anyway - at the actual event there are so many it is difficult to run much anyway.


There isn't any particular reason why I shouldn't be able to do it. I am reasonably fit and active; I just don't run very often.
It is just working up the motivation to get out there and train.

Is there anyone else who would like to start from scratch with me as a training partner?

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Not me clearly. Bah, girls only
A.

judith



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Nothing to stop you doing the training.

Nell Merionwen



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Barefoot Andrew wrote:
Not me clearly. Bah, girls only
A.


wear a dress, we won't tell

bagpuss



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

There is a couch to 5k plan

https://www.c25k.com/

to Pilsbury, I was linking to a 10K event pointing out there are runs for Cancer Research which is open to both genders.

I think the reason these races are limited to women as it means more women take part as many of us need convincing to do it at all and making it all women makes it slightly less scary

Barefoot Andrew
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 10 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

bagpuss wrote:
There is a couch to 5k plan

https://www.c25k.com/


That's worth knowing for t'future.

I'd only entertain taking up running for some charitable challenge; the idea of just doing it for my own sake doesn't grab me at all!
A.

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