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Thread: Today's Training

  1. #15421
    Master PeteS's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
    Mostly Worcestershire
    A couple of hours this afternoon completing the Wainwright Northern fells. Great Cockup, Meal Fell and Great Calva from Overwater. 17.5km/900m.
    Could have done without the hail storm. 😬

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    May 2015
    Nice one Pete...! The Northern Fells certainly don't give up easily, i recall a torrid day last winter from Mungrisdale-Keswick getting them completed!

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    May 2015
    Quote Originally Posted by Mike T View Post
    I did the Midsummer Madness half marathon based at Box Hill several times. The last half mile or so is the perfect angle for fast downhill running, on lovely smooth short grass. One year I was trying to hold off a chap on my shoulder - and only just succeeded - I did that half mile in 2 minutes and 2 seconds. I was going as fast as I could - so almost 4 minute mile pace. At school, like many, I could do 440 yards in 60 seconds or so, but I hated it.
    I think the best potential descent for that kind of speed that i've seen, would be the long final descent at Up The Nab. Long, perfect gradient, non-technical.

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    Jan 2015
    Within sight of Leicestershire's Beacon Hill
    You may be aware that the fastest mile run ever recorded was at the Meltham Maniac Mile, with 400 feet of descent (so mean gradient about 1 in 13), although this is on road:
    In his lifetime he suffered from unreality, as do so many Englishmen.
    Jorge Luis Borges

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