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  1. #7791
    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    I've seen some people do distance raced [divided by] distance driven to races, as a ratio.

    Perhaps the one you need Graham is distance run in total [divided by] number of prizes won. It sounds like your current ratio will be very hard to beat.
    Ha ha.

    In 2016 I ran in 60 races and won my V70 cat in 50 of them. Ken Taylor wins his cat. in every race he turns up to - but fortunately for me he wasn't then 70.

    But nothing lasts and since then my running life has gone down hill - fast!
    "...as dry as the Atacama desert".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    The short answer is "No".

    The very long answer is between 55-65 years I raced 50 times a year and did an average total running mileage of 1200. That was enough to be competitive in my vet. category unless, say, Ken Taylor or Kieran turned up.

    When I was 65 I had an arthroscopy and my surgeon showed me (colour pictures) that my cartilage had virtually disappeared and told me I would need new knees one day - so stop fell running.

    So between 65 and 74 years I basically only did short races, averaging 55 races a year, I never ran a step unless it was in a race. So eg in 2018 I ran 373 miles in total in 65 races. However that year I cycled around 1500 miles to keep my heart and lungs working.

    I had decided to stop fell running because it hurts too much but this year I have run in 13 races to see if I could win some V75 prizes but I have only run a total of 71 miles so far. However I have ridden nearly 2500 miles.

    Obviously running and cycling use different muscles but if my pulse on the bike is around 140-150 bpm then that is what it would be on a serious fell race and I don't think my heart cares very much what my legs are doing.
    Chapeau, Sir! (Of course I could have just clicked on the like button but we don't have one yet....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post
    Chapeau, Sir! (Of course I could have just clicked on the like button but we don't have one yet....)
    I figure your personal comment is a hell of a lot meaningful than a quick jab of a like button
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  4. #7794
    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post
    Chapeau, Sir! (Of course I could have just clicked on the like button but we don't have one yet....)


    Thank you.

    I once interviewed Ian Holmes for The Fellrunner. First, he chose to come to my house rather than me travel to his and amongst other things he said he never bothered to collect race results. He also said that I need not send him my article for his approval (although I did).

    I guess if you are simply the best, Colossus even, you don't need to bother yourself with trivial matters!
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 12-11-2021 at 10:19 PM.
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    I've got every race number i've ever been given, but not every result.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr brightside View Post
    I've got every race number i've ever been given, but not every result.
    I have a record of every fell race i've done... date/time/position.... all recorded in the back of the FRA calendar for that year. Then a separate list of how many times i've done each race and my pb time/position.

    Currently stand on 103 races, of which exactly 50 have been long/ultra distance.

    Used to collect the numbers but just became too many... also when you take off your muddy, sweaty vest, then get home several hours later and try to retrieve the number off the front, it's often in a bit of a mess.
    Last edited by Travs; 16-11-2021 at 09:08 AM.
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    I have all my race numbers which I keep in a couple of scrap books. I add details of times and positions etc. Looking back through them certainly jogs a few memories but unfortunately also reminds you of how fit you used to be...🙄

  8. #7798
    Twenty miles (1600 feet) and so hardly worth getting my kit on - but I was doing some errands. So over the Cow & Calf climb, which is where we take Tour riders when they come to Ilkley, to the village where I used to live who are having trouble with the local quarry. I used to be the Residents' Association Secretary so I had a lot of exchanges with the quarry owner. I would have seen them in Leeds Magistrates Court but they failed to turn up having liquidated the company the week before and started up again under a virtually identical name. Businessmen eh?

    Then to my (nurse) daughter's house to borrow her blood pressure kit. Oh what fun I will have! Then to Otley Library to borrow Simon Barnes' Epic. In Search Of The Soul Of Sport..

    I so hate driving when I can do errands on my bike. So why keep the old Mercedes? Perhaps I should start keeping hens?
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 16-11-2021 at 05:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham Breeze View Post
    I so hate driving when I can do errands on my bike. So why keep the old Mercedes? Perhaps I should start keeping hens?
    I find hens tend to rattle a bit when you get above 30mph, you're probably better sticking with the Merc.

  10. #7800
    Another 20 miles errand back to the library (860 feet of climb) taking me over 2500 miles so far with just 71 miles of running this year.

    I think this fell running is seriously encroaching on my time on the bike.
    Last edited by Graham Breeze; 19-11-2021 at 09:21 PM.
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