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#1 RunWolf

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 03:09 PM

Hi Folks
Any chance of having another series of 5km challenges over summer?  I'm thinking that the distributor of Loco shoes might be interested in showing the wares and perhaps donating a couple of pairs as prizes?

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 03:12 PM

any chance of putting back the credit for the original idea on the 5k challenge page instead of pretending that some spotty poindexter in the CR computer dept thought of it!

p.s i'll certainly be there for the bay run sessions - maybe we should add a challenge between areas eg lane cove V bay run lindfield V hornsby etc to culminate in a HUGE 5k extravaganza where all runners turn up in teams!!

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 03:14 PM

That's a great idea - I'd be interested in particpating if something pops up.  I've just started looking into the 10km runs to improve but looks like they're finishing up already!

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 03:37 PM

I am keen on the idea (even without any prizes).

I was actually thinking about posting to see if there was interest in getting the 'CR5km' runs going again over the warmer months around the Bay again.

From memory they use to be the last Saturday of the month at 7 for a 7:15am start near the rowing club opposite Brett Park. Any takers?

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 03:40 PM

I like the idea too, but if there was a shoe lacing race I'd take part.  :D

I'll be taking up regular spots at SMC now Striders 10ks have nearly finished, so be good to have something else to do each month.

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 04:14 PM

I am always happy to join in - when will we start? I have unfinished businees from earlier this year - my 19.05 needs a slight push in the right direction  B)

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 04:20 PM

C'mon all you Melbournites out there - we should get a Melbourne one going   :)  

Albert Park perhaps?

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 04:29 PM

yeah it would be good.
no idea why the note about the person who suggested the original idea got dropped. no evil intent I am sure.
I can speak to pastyboy to see if he can rev the engine up again!
it would even be good to run at the bay again.

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 04:45 PM

Every Tuesday night there's a 5Km challenge at the Gunn Runners at Albert Park for all Melbournian CR's  web page

Register from 5.45pm start 6.30(ish)

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 04:50 PM

I'd be up for the Bay Run 5km (racing schedule permitting of course). And we can be certain of the exact distance too!

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 05:01 PM

Seems like a bit of interest here, so maybe we just need to firm up dates and venues.
The Bay Run looks popular, but I also like freespiritfitness' suggestion about the inter-region challenge.  
We had 6 runners for the SAN 5km muffin challenge last Friday and expect it to keep going on a weekly basis.  If the other regions nominate a schedule so that visitors could lob in and take part and perhaps culminate with the 'Ultimate Challenge' to be held at the Bay say in Feb 2005?
Kevin was strangely quiet on the suggestion of the prizes?

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 05:14 PM

This would be good, I'd like to give it a shot. I shall aim for sub 20min.

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 05:22 PM

I'd definitely be up for that - my 5k best is rather elderly now, and I'd be interested to see what I'm capable of now.

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 07:08 PM

Did anyone from Newcastle do the 5km run/walk for breast cancer research along the foreshore a couple of weekends ago?
I missed it, but was just curious exactly where it started and finished, so i can use it as a 5km training course. Thanks...  I know it went up to King Edward Park, but then did it loop around and come back down to the Brewery??? Thanks guys.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 12:01 AM

How does 27th November sound for the revival of the 5km Bay Run Challenge ?

Let's see if we can improve on the 17 starters than competed in the challenge back in January.


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Posted 04 November 2004 - 12:46 AM

CR's,

Put me down for the 27th , assuming my physio says I may go ahead and run. The whole thing sounds like alot of fun, and what better place to do it than "The Bay". Question though, do we do out and back or start at the rowers and go around to the hospital?

Also, Mrs Prof may be interested if there are some female runners involved - however due to babysitting issues, could we do some varying times, possibly even evenings? She may even join CR soon, rather than leaning on my back all night - which isn't so bad really...

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 11:33 PM

Hi Ingrid

I did the Race for Research at Newcastle a couple of weeks ago. It starts on the grass in front of the sheds at the Foreshore, and goes up into King Edward Park, along the road past the Rotunda, turning around about 100m before the first hairpin bend overlooking the ocean, and back the way you came.

BTW it is a great run if you've never done it.
  :)

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 12:32 PM

Hi Johnny Dark,
   I would definitely be interested in doing it as long as I'm now the only female and not the only person that will be running it around the 25 min mark   <_<  

Come on girls

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 01:09 PM

I would be interested in hosting a Brisbane version for coolrunning.  Might go well with the launch of us stocking Loco shoes.

Perhaps Saturday morning 27 Nov so we can show the Bay Run coolrunners whose best.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 01:43 PM

27th fine by me - should have recovered enough from Thredbo marathon to cruise with Johnny Dark  B)

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 01:46 PM

Morning of the 27th is fine by me. From about 11:30 onwards I've got a work christmas party.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 01:52 PM

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Originally posted by Steve 'The Footman':
I would be interested in hosting a Brisbane version for coolrunning.

Good thinking Steve!

Haven't raced over an accurate 5k for a couple of years so am keen to have a crack at breaking a very stale PB.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 01:56 PM

JD, as good a date as any mate, count me in.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 02:15 PM

Hey jojok - I'll do my best to be there!  That'll be two of us at least...

Cheers,
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Posted 04 November 2004 - 02:20 PM

jojok - I'd like to come along and join the girls too....but you'll have to excuse my lack of knowledge...where does this run take place?  Which bay is everyone referring to??   :unsure:

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 02:27 PM

It's on the calendar for the 27th Nov, then.  I'll be in it.  Haven't done a proper 5km run, and none on a good surface (sadly, my running sux on grass, and then some...  <_<  ).  So, let's go girls!

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 02:54 PM

Mr and Mrs Wildthing will be there on the 27th to give the Bay 5km a go.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 03:56 PM

Mish,

The Bay Run is around Iron Cove Bay in Sydney's Inner West. A full lap of the bay is just a whisker under 7km. For the 5km run we start at the 0km marker which is opposite Brett Park, (not too far from the Northern side of Iron Cove bridge), then run run anti-clockwise around the Bay and then along the side of the cannel, before recovering then slowly making our way back to the start. Seems as though Nov 27 is the popular choice, with a start of 7:15am.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 04:41 PM

i think we'll make this our first target event for run club !

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 04:44 PM

Lonewolf, on the subject of prizes - I wasn't ignoring you. Everyone assumes that all running shoe companies are rolling in $. We have only just started Loco Running and have already laid out a truckload of the green stuff. However it is within the realms of possibility that we might choose to kick in a couple of pairs of shoes for the age & gender winners - male and female if no one else steps up to the mark.

I am sure that people entering are doing it for the fun and cameraderie and not prizes anyway !?

I will think about it some more.

We are thinking of counting runs from 1st November to 1st Feb.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 05:01 PM

freespiritfitness, what are you going to call your racing team?   :P    :rolleyes:

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 05:03 PM

Hey Freespirit,
How about running a 5k challenge at run club one nite ? Get Kevin to bring his shoes along to trial/flog as well ?

Gnscon, we already have a name  BAY BOYZ  !!   :D

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 05:19 PM

Hi Kevin
I sensed there was a willingness from a few CR's to have a look at the new shoes and this would seem to be a good opportunity.  
I agree; most if not all would be running this in the usual coolrunning spirit ie because they enjoy running not for the prizes.  Given the mix of running abilities I would have thought if you were going to offer prizes they would be on a more random basis so that everyone has an equal opportunity.
BUT I don't think it's worth making a big deal out of it, I'll be there prizes or no prizes.

If anyone is interested there will be a 5km handicap run tomorrow morning at the SAN Wahroonga, 6.00ish start, and I'll provide watermelon post run (more refreshing than the muffins this time of year.)  Do a few runs on this course and the Bay run will seem just that little bit easier in Feb.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 05:26 PM

Kevin you shouldn't go overboard with prizes.  I think one pair of shoes as a random draw would be great.  Winners can run for the glory.

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 05:37 PM

gnscon - we'll think of something ! hopefully it won't be as controversial as the CR racing team!!

26.2 -the 5k T Trial is a great idea but we are a highly professional outfit and as such will remain free from endorsing any product lest we be accused of conflict of interest.

although if a coupla free pairs were to land on our doorstep then we'd be better qualified to make a judgement?....

that was a JOKE by the way.   :P

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 06:55 PM

Go the girls!!

Now all we need are some slow runners   :D  

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:27 PM

jojok

I'm trying to cover both bases for you.

1. Girl

2. Slow - if I can run 29:29 I will be ecstatic.

WT  :D

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Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:41 PM

jojok,

If I can front 25 -27:30 minutes will suit me. I never commit too early  :D  

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Posted 05 November 2004 - 02:46 PM

Hills Athletics--Roxborough Park Rd Baulkham Hills, have had a 5k/3k on the third Wed, 7:30pm every month for years now.

its usually well attended.

Just rock up whenever.

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Posted 21 November 2004 - 07:15 PM

Thought I'd bump this one back up to the top of the message boards - is the 5k Bay Run Challenge still happening on Saturday 27th November? Some of us Nth Shore Toffs are keen to come down and give the Bay Boyz a run for their money - though we will be missing our star player (Sparkie!!).

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 11:40 AM

Hope this run is still on as I am looking forward to my first run on the Bay track.

And Lil' Elf, while I certainly can't match Sparkie's credentials, as another Upper North Shore resident I would be happy to tie my colours to the Toffs mast for this one.

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 04:41 PM

Johnny Dark and myself will be present! What  other Bay Boyz are there?   :D

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 04:44 PM

i'll be there but will be running a very slow time! ( very race unfit)
that's ok it'll give me something to improve for next year.

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 05:43 PM

Hmm. I might be there. No idea what time to expect.

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 07:38 PM

I cant do 7.15, so will head off at 6.15 this sat if anyone else is interested in an earlier start.

Will try and remember some chalk to record the times for the 7.15 train.

Did not run a single step for 9 days after a really nasty throat/chest virus post JP Morgan. However a dose of antibiotics(first time I have taken in 15 years) has finally given me a clean bill of health. So no real aspiritions, will see how I feel.

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Posted 22 November 2004 - 10:06 PM

Good to see this one resurrected.  :)  
Meet at 7am outside Drummoyne Rowers for a spot of pre-event socialising, hit the road at 7:15.

Hoping for a time in the low 20's.

JD

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 11:27 AM

I'm going to try to be there too
(unlike Hill Reps, which don't seem to be fitting into my current 1/2IM schedule I'm afraid)

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 11:39 AM

Leftie, of course we would be honoured to have your speedy self affiliated with us!   :)  A few of us are car-pooling down, drop me an email if you want to join us.

Bay Boyz beware - we also have the swift Fire Horse running as an honorary Toff so hope you are ready for a challenge!!   ;)

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 12:11 AM

We will both be there on Saturday.

Mr Wildthing will be over the moon if he can break 20 minutes.

I will be equally thrilled if I break 30 minutes.

WT

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Posted 23 November 2004 - 04:52 AM

the chonk will try to show up for this one
if i can wake up in time.
watch out for fire horse, she is running hot at the moment and will show a lot of the guys the fast way around the bay.
sorry ive now put presure on you fire horse.
regards chonky.