The Run of the Month - August Favourite Distance TT is this week.
Please post your name, distance and time on this thread please.
You can do this as a time trial, or as a tempo, or even as an easy run if you wish.
Put some NHRR kit on and run your favourite distance.
Please include a write up - if you wish. Why is this your favourite distance?
Extra kudos for posting a link to Garmin/Strava activity.
And further kudos for uploading a picture to the activity of you in your vest.
Just copying across some submissions from another thread.
Monica Cullin, 5km, 48:41.
Andy Mutton, 10km, 37:49
Well done both!
Helen Marson-Smith - 5k in 31 mins 51 secs
I did an easy 10k last night around the Greenway in 43.59
My favourite distance is Half Marathon. Ran it today solo in 1:38:52
Like a good calorie burning run, especially after taking full advantage of the "eat out to help out" whilst I've been on holiday.
Thanks John, Vince, Katie.
My favourite distance 10k in 55:32 around the park run route and streets of Stevenage
I ran the Mk5k pb special tonight. An actual race with actual people 😮
I finished in 17mins 19 seconds. It felt great to be at a real race again!
Not my favourite distance but I'm not motivated to run 26miles alone!
So 10km in 56mins for me on my morning run today.
I need people to motivate me to run faster!!!
5k in 22.13 this morning.
Check out my activity on Strava: https://strava.app.link/brMEjSwA98
James Keogh: 10 k at 44:03
Clare Hooley: 5 k at 35:19
On a flat and usually quiet local road, although unexpectedly a group of factory workers was out taking a break and did cheer us.
When trying to decide what ones favourite distance is, there’s definitely an element of how long am I wanting to go out before breakfast on a given Saturday morning. In reality for most of the time I’ve (Clare) been running, it’s always been around aiming to be able to run 10 km at all, but I also know one of my favourite races (MK festival of running where I do 10 k and James a half) is my favourite because I am in the unlikely position of finishing before the other half, so today 5 k it is, although the fact that James isn’t quite at pre-lockdown fitness helps.
https://www.strava.com/activities/3948502140 (followers only; feel free to request)
Nick Malpeli: 10 miles in 01:02:56 earlier this week. Prefer to race half marathons, but not by myself 😀
Easy 10k in 65.36 on an undulating off road course staying in Z2 HR :). Favourite race distance is probably closer to 400m but not sure that would have counted:) !!
Instead of favourite distance, I went for one of my favourite runs of 4.7 miles.
Check out my activity on Strava: https://strava.app.link/wUCKFAdfb9
After having monthis and months off due to achilles problems it has been such a joy to get fitter to be able to rediscover my favourite routes. Which I missed so much.
This one is from my home to and around Charlton, mostly off road. It was a lovely sunny evening with some amazing views and I pootled around in a very slow 1:04.
My favourite distance to race is probably 10 miles, but a combination of tiredness and a bit of a quad niggle meant I had to cut it short so only managed 10k, but I like 10k as well, so .....
Check out my activity on Strava: https://strava.app.link/Ba4Dt6khb9
......and I forgot to say - I ran it in 56:35.
A lovely easy chatty 13.1 miles with Helen and Tash for ROTM. This is not my favourite distance to race (I hate long runs) but I love this distance for an easy run and chat with great company - all of which I had today in abundance 😊
5k in 32.12
16k in heavy showers along the Taff Trail in Cardiff in 1hr 38.57
Not a favourite distance ( not sure I have one- they are all hard), but enjoyed the challenge.
Proud to wear my NHRR T Shirt in Wales 🏴
Just to be different, an out and back 5 miles for me in 53:25 at Bedford Priory..
for me, the shorter the distance the better. My favourite race is probably 3km but as that's not very common, I did mine pushing Rogue in the buggy efore joining up with the gang for our usual Sunday longer run.
3km for me in 17:28. Link to Strava here:
Thanks team captains 😃
Four of us ran from Bedford Priory Park this morning. Richard Weber, Dervla Downing and I chose to run 10 miles as we have missed out on the Sandy 10, Ricky 10 and Buntingford 10 this year. Brian Judkins chose to run 5 miles.
My time was was 1:27:31
Richard got a PB! And will post his time separately as will Dervla and Brian.
We celebrated with a delicious post-run Victoria Sponge Sandwich baked by Richard (photo of us in our NHRR vests with the cake is on Strava, link above).
Ran 10 miles from Bedford Priory Park towards Sandy, doing a couple of loops of the lump by the river, with a bit extra after Danish camp. Dervla Downing and Lucy O'Connor also ran 10 miles, with Brian Judkins doing a 5 miler along the same route.
Picked up a 10 mile PB with a time of 1:19:43, along with a second best ever time for 10k.
A good morning was had by all, with tea and cake by the river for afters. :yum:
Definitely not my favourite distance, but ran the St Albans 10km this morning, in 39:21. That’s a PB of 47 seconds and a 2 minute improvement on my 2019 time on the same course. Chuffed to bits!!
Andrew Porter and I did the Baldock Beast route today - not my favourite distance but I do like the hills so I suppose that counts! We took it very easy with a few stops along the way and finished the 13.4 miles in 2.25.28.
Today I ran 10 miles with Lucy O’Connor and Richard Weber....it was a lovely course and great to be out but I stopped and walked bits about 6 times..I couldn’t get in the racing “zone” but as ever always good to run with great company.
This isn't so much my favourite distance, more my favourite challenge. 5 miles that includes downhill from Letchworth to Hitchin then back up Hampden Rd, up past the Garden Centre and Up Lawrence Ave to finish me off!
47 mins 10sec
Late entry, sorry!
I did a "mazy" and undulating 5K run in Hitchin / Gosmore on Saturday afternoon in a time of 26:46