For anyone trying to crack the 3 in any marathon anywhere in the world
Ditto what Jools said, hope the long distance fellas have cracking runs.
Dachs.. I agree with what others have said. Feet swell up during a run so slightly too tight laces tend to press on the top of the foot.
HR.. sorry to hear you've had a rough time but good to see you popping in again.
Managed to get my York BM entry in after about 30 mins of trying. Being up at that hour I thought I might as well go along to the York Parkrun. Lovely morning of sunshine & mist on the racecourse. Had a strong run & after a 'kitchen sink' last k finally got the cigar with 19:51.
Jolly happy with 2 mins improvement since June, going for a beerio & curry in Nosemi's locality tonight.
Well done Wardi on the sub-20 parkrun! And good luck indeed to those with other races big or small this weekend.
Tried some "speed" this morning as my lurgy is maybe a bit better, but barely bettered my HMP race pace last week in 4x0.5M (avg 5:37/M). Still, keeping the legs ticking over, and they probably appreciated an easy week anyway.
Wardi - nice to see you getting some ROI, you deserve a bit of it.
CW - early days for fast running, so no suprise.
3hr bike done at this end
RJ/CC - thanks for comments re Munich/Frankfurt/Berlin. Not sure there's a bad choice amongst the three.
Brian - good work mate. Sub-80 at Brass Monkey? I may try and keep up with you this time!
@marigold_bac seems to be retweeting while he runs..."So Steve now clear in 3rd only 50 sec behind leader. Paul m clear in 2nd about 20 sec ahead. Very warm with strong easterly breeze."
...well into the second half of the race, so could be an exciting finish. Kick it hard guys!
SL - down in Bristol a couple of weekends before Xmas. A few quiet drinks on Friday, parkrun on Saturday, Bristol City v Derby in the afternoon, Little Angels Sat evening at whatever remains of the Mecca Frogmore Street, long run Sunday morning, and then the Wurzels at the Tunnels (new venue I think - never heard of it before) Sunday evening. Welcome to join us for any or all of that - the beer will be quality if nothing else!
Wardi - nice parkrun. Even better effort getting into BM!
Njord.. not surprised you are going to see the Wurzels with all the cider drinking references. How many of these do you remember?
Fantastic 50k news on Twitter. Very proud of Marigold and Marders
In other less exciting news, a steady 15M at 8.03m/m for me this morning. Gwent League XC tomorrow.
Good job on the pb Wardi - I saw you on the results after - but didn't get to chat again, sadly... was handing out "tokens" this time.
I'm in for the Brass Monkey, too... so that's the next goal. I fancy sub-80 if training goes well between now and then. About 6:06m/m pace, is that? It's right about on my LT.
Chrono.. I had stalked you as an Andy so did ask if anyone knew an 'Andy' at the finish but got blank looks! I'm sure we'll meet eventually.
Nice run Jools & best of luck in the XC,
RJ.. cheers mate. Actually the York Parkrun course is right next door to the BM start/finish so a bit of pre-BM visualisation was happening!
Hats off to Marigold & Marders, wow!
16:52 for a 5k today to finish 7th. Not quite a PB but I'm happy with it. Very pleased with how comfortable it felt!
Congrats to you Wardi on a superb race and time. Cracking performance. Thanks too for the good wishes. Most of the carp was at home. The other side went well enough: snuck into the top ten and all that. Just could have done without so much pain and hassle in my personal life .
Looking forward to the 50k results. And once again all best for folk tomorrow.
Great stuff, Wardi - proof I can make it back from where I am now . . .
flipping heck Marigold, that surpasses Padams 4th in the World ! Take a bow son.
I take it the 50k went well?
XC for me today. Ouch. Got a stitch towards the end of the first lap and had to run poking my finger into my side for the next 2.2 miles. Managed to hold my position but got distinctly slower and slower. There was some good mud though, and I got covered in it! Rubbish time but 16th is OK for the North Mids league - fairly easy courses, lots of speedy folks. East Mids League tomorrow - shorter but tougher courses that the fast runners rarely bother with. Should finish a bit higher up the field!
Good Luck to all those racing this weekend.
Well done with your parkrun Wardi, and good running too B_Kins in your 5K, I'm not sure I've ever found a 5K comfortable!! Good effort CC2 so soon after you marathon.
Had my first experience of XC today which was interesting to say the least. Knew from the off it was going to be a struggle and that's exactly what it was the whole way. Legs just felt dead, must still be feeling the HM effort from last weekend. Still glad I done it and finished with 32.1x, not sure on exact time. Not a great time, but will count as hard session. Plenty of room for improvement for the next one!
Marigold - Champion of the World! What a legend. Looking forward to a full report; sounds like a well timed & paced race. Scant twitter news, but I think Marders was in the frame.
Not sure, but just read a tweet that says a clubmate of mine won the women's race too.
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