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My Running Aims

In aims, objectives, Saint Edmund Pacers, Stopsley Striders on July 12, 2005 at 7:50 pm
  • To keep fit and be able to run. Whilst I am lucky and fortunate to be able to run I hope I will have the desire and motivation to do so.
  • To join a club again. In the early 1990’s when I was living in Luton In Bedfordshire I belonged to a very active club called Stopsley Striders http://www.stopsleystriders.org.uk/. Their web site is worth a look, I see it won best sports web site in 2004. I have just started attending one of the local running clubs in Bury St Edmunds which is St Edmunds Pacers http://www.pacers.org.uk/. I plan to join all being well later in the year.
  • To do a race this year. At the moment it looks as if the race I plan to do will be a new race called the Tarpley 10 which is on 25th September and starts from Beyton Middle School. For details see the Runnersworld web site.
  • To run a 1000 miles this year. That was my aim at the start of the year and I am pretty much on course to do it as I am averging over 90 miles a month at the moment.
  • To try and lose half a stone to get to 12.5 stone. I am currently about 12 .10 which for some one who is 5ft 9inches tall means I am overweight according to BMI Body mass index calculators.
  • To take my camera with me so I can capture those sights in nature that sometimes runners are lucky to see because only they are daft enough to get up early in the morning whilst most others are still in bed to go for a long run.
  • To run hills. There is no excuse really to avoid them after all there are so few in Bury St Edmunds.
  • To continue the track work.
  • To aim to get back to under 8 minute miling. I was a regular 7 minute miler but after such a long lay off just getting to 8 minute miling would be an achievement.
  • My tenth and final aim will be to learn more about blogging as I am a total novice and I am not sure what I am doing. It would be great to hear from any exiled Suffolk folk around the worls especially runners.