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Not the amount that I run, besides, the thought of a few beers at the end of the run has almost the opposite effect.
 

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For me it has brought alot of people together, 7 of us entered the Silverstone 1/2 marathon this year and it was really good to know other people doing it, made it a lot less daunting, it also made it easier as we all socialise together everyone understood the importance of training and getting prepared for the day. To which I am sure we will do more events together as a collective. :)
 

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twinkle toes said:
For me it has brought alot of people together, 7 of us entered the Silverstone 1/2 marathon this year and it was really good to know other people doing it, made it a lot less daunting, it also made it easier as we all socialise together everyone understood the importance of training and getting prepared for the day. To which I am sure we will do more events together as a collective. :)
Very good point. When I first started running, from Huddersfield Sports Centre, we used to organise coach trips to the Windermere /Kendal 10 mile race and Scarborough ½ marathon. As you say, it was far less daunting running with a group of people we trained with every week. Also, the friendly competition and quest for PB's helped our progress.
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I try not to drink as much on a Saturday night because I know it will interfere with my Sunday run.

How sad am I?:eek:
I only worry about that if I have a race on the sunday.


So I can look forward to a boring almost alcohol free saturday night this week.

I just hope it`s worth the sacrifice.........:)
 

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I only worry about that if I have a race on the sunday.


So I can look forward to a boring almost alcohol free saturday night this week.

I just hope it`s worth the sacrifice.........:)
I struggle with the 'alcohol' bit, or lack of it when everone else is indulging, but I suppose it is doing me good, the running certainly is.......I think!
 

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Hello

I think running can improve your social life, I joined a running club and lots of events have been organized, in my first year we went to Club La Santa in Lanzarote for a week and last year a trip to Amsterdam was organized to coincide with the Amsterdam Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K, you could and race or just spectate, we all had a great time and its a good way to make new friends. Even just out running you can make new friends etc. It seems strange how many runners are real ale drinkers........is there a link? :)
 

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Running hasn't ruined my social life... but not running has, because I find it hard to be around people who talk running all the time when I'm facing a life without it
 

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I wouldn't say it's ruined my social life - it's certainly changed it though! I used to go out drinking a fair bit which I've cut down on massively. I still get out and socialise just not so much clubbing on a friday night etc... I've managed to make a load more friends through my sporting interests too!
 

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Joined in with a new club, made lots of friends, drink more these days (still not that often) and have run lots of pbs in 2007. All in moderation....
 
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