Published in Club News on 12th March 2012
Being the unedited transcripts from e-mails in response to James A. Lundon's urgings. (Did all you people pass your Leaving Certificate English?)
Late entries to this list are fine; it's got to be before the race though.
Best of luck to everyone in achieving them, and remember to enjoy it all as well.
1. Quit being Lazy and go to Training.
2. Beat people who beat me. [ may guarantee a pb also ]
3. Do the DCM comfortably and under 4 hrs.
3. Wear the Athenry singlet.
4. Wear no headphones.
1. Run to a race, race the race, then run home again. Just to fit in.
2. Quit complaining to Michelle and Anne about how tired I am. Just once.
3. Complete DCM 2012.
Sub 42 min 10km,
Sub 4 hour marathon
New PB for the mile
Is this Athenry AC version of Operation Transformation?
In 7th Jan 2010 (two years ago) I sent the following 'goals' to Mick:
10K 50 min
10 mile 88 min
13.1 mile 1-55
since then my best times have been
Got them all except the 50 min 10K. This year hoping to get as close as possible to those times
Dublin Marathon in 3:30 for me please
100 miles in Helsinki
Sub 40 minutes for 10K
Sub 1:30 for half marathon
Sub 3:00 for marathon
Maura T. Beatty
O go away James I have hurt my back I can hardly walk!!
Brigid Anne Walsh
Stretch Goal = 1 Marathon in 03.45 or better this year
Unrealistic Goal = To beat my wife at 1 event this year (does it count if she is not actually participating in the specific event I choose?)
My aim for 2012 is to improve my time on the 8k and to do a 10k at some stage throughout the year!!!
To keep getting up on that training bandwagon, every time I fall off.
1. To do a sub 40 10k before I die
2. To break 3.45 in Ballyvaughen.
3. To build up enough brownie points to get to go to the Brussles Marathon (not looking good at the minute!)
4. To eventually break 3.20 at the DCM.
1. Finish connemara safely.
2. Run a 5k pb.
Targets for 2012
sub 24 min 5km,
sub 42 min 8km,
sub 51 min 10km,
run Dublin City Marathon...
1. Break 5K PB,
2. Break 8K PB,
3. Break 10K PB,
4. Break HM PB in Great Birmingham Run
I think i have had the same targets for the last 7/8 years but i broke 1 last year(going under 40 min for the 10k)
1 dont get injured
2 under 10.30 hour for ironman barcelona
3 beat owen curran in a road race.!
Now that I resumed running after a few years off due to family comittments I sat a few goals.
1: Portumna marathon
2: PB 10K
3: PB 8K
my goals for the year is to break 1 hr 10 min in Craughwell.
TO run more than 10 races and have more time for running.
I need a few days to ponder!!!
Seb finally back to run 1 or 2 marathon + 1 ultra...... but worry if I say it it will bring bad luck :-)
2012 - My Hopes
To have a year without injuries stopping me from running. (No gout again, please!)
To complete 1 Marathon in South America while I'm down here (I have 3 entered, Santiago/Chile, Rosario/Argentina and Puente del Este/Uruguay)...
(See above for reasons why I haven't managed it in two years!).
To run the Dublin Marathon in October and beat my son, who will also be running it...
To get back under 50 minutes for 10Km (Again, see above re the injuries)...
Sub 45 10k
Sub 75 10m
run a marathon
Sub 3:20 50k
Sub 4:20 Connemara Ultra (39.3m)
Be able to go for a training run late on 31st Dec 2012
Complete Kinvara half
Complete connemara marathon 2012.
PB 3hr 20min dublin marathon 2012
Target for 2012 - A runner's chant
Train from January to November.
Enjoy the pain and try to remember,
to always run with a smile on your faces.
During this year I'll compete in some races
and if I manage all this I'll be be a proud club member
Right - here goes - no pressure of course :-))
Sub 20:00 mins for 5k
Sub 42:00 for 10K
Sub 1.35 half marathon
Pass out Frank Burke in any race instead of the other way around for a change ;-))
Survive the year!!!
James Lundon1) Do a 100 mile month (last was January 2010) 2) Do a sub-20 5KM (last was 14 October 2008) 3) Do a sub-42 10KM (last was 20 April 2008) 4) Do a marathon (last was DCM 2009) 5) Do more running than talking about running!
1. Craughwell 10 in 70 mins (Optimistic)
2. May 5k in 20:30 (Optimistic)
3. Dublin Marathon in 3:30 (Reasonable)
4. Keep beating James Lundon (Fairly Reasonable)