Club Run Thursday 22 August 2013

Nine runners turned out. Some ran steady routes but the rest ran intervals up the hill through Scolty car park and beyond the kissing gate. This is undoubtedly a great way to train and affords us the opportunity to reform as a group after each interval during the recovery phase.

Club Run Tuesday 20 August 2013 – Incorporating a time trial

An encouraging turnout of 16 runners on a lovely running day. Not too hot and a dry summer’s evening that was surely made for running. A few slow recovering injuries and a case of Munro-exhaustion aside, the rest completed a time trial over the 5km and 8km routes as follows;

Name Distance Time
Jan 5km 30:39
Mark 8km 33:52
Dave 8km 36:54
Gordon 8km 40:07
Sandy 8km 40:29
Fiona 5km 40:39
Morag 8km 42:17
Bill 8km 42:27
David I 8km 44:10
Lesley 8km 44:14
Rick 8km 44:21
Lizzy 8km 49:46
Rob 8km 49:46

Club Run Tuesday 13 August 2013

For the clubs first anniversary, we had a special run through Crathes Castle Estate, which was well attended by 20 runners, including three new arrivals. A special welcome to Lesley, Izzy and Lizzy. After the run we enjoyed a few drinks at Scott Skinners, a formula that certainly needs revisiting in the future.

Birthday Bash

Tuesday 13 August 2013 marks the first anniversay of the formation of Banchory Running Club. To mark the occasion we’ll be hosting a special run with a social drink after. So on Tuesday 13th at 6.30pm we’ll meet on the Silverbank playing field opposite Morrisons Supermarket, next to Scott Skinners Pub on the north Deeside Road. From there we’ll split up onto the 5km route up to Crathes Castle and back or the slightly longer 8km route which takes us up to the Castle then down to Milton of Crathes and back on Deeside Way, returning to Silverbank via the Morrisons carpark.

After the run, at about 7.30pm we’ll gather at Scott Skinners Pub for a jug or two. Weather permitting, the benches outside should be quite suitable.

Shower facilities are available at the Banchory Sports Centre for little more than a pound for anyone needing to freshen up.

Club Run Tuesday 6 August 2013

Better turnout tonight with 11 runners. Nice night for a run. All three routes were used, but more and more now using a regular 8km. Talked about next week’s club birthday run. We will all meet at Scott Skinner’s  pub in Silverbank and then set off on runs through Crathes Estate, either a 5km or an 8km version. 10km also available.

Club run Thursday 1 September 2013

Dave, Lesley and Bill went out and completed 8 reps of 2 minutes fast alternating with 1 minute recovery. This is a very useful tool in training as it strengthens the legs, improves speed and cuts excess weight fast.

I ran the Crathes Half Marathon Route on Saturday morning. What a lovely day for it. The route can be a bit tricky to follow in places, so I have prepared a route description called Crathes-Half for anyone who would care to practice on the route.