spen, get well soon. hope the op goes OK. Looking on the bright side, an enforced rest has come at the right time for the Christmas wind-down. Start afresh next year.
sp, good to hear from you. Have a good one at Brecon 40. Give my regards to CD please.
DE, hope Clare's OK and recovering well now. It sounds as though you're doing well balancing your fitness schedule with family commitments, although I'm sure a 30-hour day would help as well. It would me anyway.
Famous Grouse went well for me. I chased that up with Gravy Pud fell race the following week (Sunday just gone), with Parkruns every Saturday to try and regain the edge (I'm still 1 minute off PB ). I've got Stockport 10 coming up on Sunday and - something more appropriate for an ULTRA thread - Tour de Helvellyn on the 21st.
BB I can't recommend the local fell race series highly enough. I grand slammed the Hayfield, Goyt Valley and Glossop series. Brilliant fun and good for speed and fitness. We'll be seeing you at a few next year then.
spen, glad you found Famous Grouse. I'd see you there if I knew what you looked like, but are you sure you want to do it after the Kinder Dozen? At least that's what I assume you're planning for this weekend?
brer, it's only EOD so I'll see you at Birch Vale on Sunday.
cragchick, sounds as though you got a good workout there. They're the best.
T Rex, I've never done Ring O Fire but I've heard about it.