i suppose at the end of the day it's whether i'm going to do 9 races with numbers on in a calendar year, to warrant even the cheapest of offers of £18. Which doesn't look incredibly odds on just yet, so no point rushing in.
Had some slight DOMS today, which at least shows that i did put some effort in for a 19.06 5k! Rib feels a bit tight too. Strangely i focused over the weekend on how maybe i'm not up to racing anymore, which is the opposite of how you'd think i should think after a decent run out. Confidence and mentality need boosting i think.
Looking back, i did 3 10ks in 3 weeks in 08. Henley a flat mid 37s, Burnham Beeches mid 39s, and Frieth high 39s. The fact it was only 30secs or so quicker than the very tough Frieth probably said it all.
Fabian did a hell of a time on Saturday, 34:44 on that course wow! Course record job.
Guy in second won last year, Andrew Penfold, slighlty quicker this year but still mid 38s. I note he's done a 17.18 parkrun recently, and also a 2.44 marathon, so no chump. Would have had a good battle if i'd stayed in the 10k, but otherwise would have seen out 3rd, as that was given as "41:96", which im not sure if they mean 42:36, or 41 and 96/100s, ie 41;54! Either way would have seen it in in less than that!
AG, I think that's the one round an Airfield? Did that once. Get it when not very windy and you have a chance.
Nice one as well Pete, couple of Age wins for the thread, and cash to boot. Must be a tidy course if you're beating your last Battersea turn out and pb!
Aley, sorry forgot to respond. Had a quick look at the logistics of the 5k Friday race. Organiser has previously said to me they save entries for sub 17/low 17 types, so that would take one issue out (needing to book well before like usual) Bit late to take the day off, so it'd be whether I could take a half day in the middle of the day, start at 8, leave work at 10, drive 40-45mins or so, and get a 20-25min tube in from say Ealing/Hammersmith type terrain and use for 3-5 stops to Hyde Park Corner. 12 race, done in 20, 10mins of chat, 10mins of cool down, back on tube by 1, Hour back to work with half hour safety net, and 2.30-500 rest of day.
Sort of doable, but a little mad. As i'm attempting to pull such a stunt for the Friday after for that Ealing 1miler, I wonder if I could push my luck twice in a row
What do people think about that. Too much?
Wow Bus, I think it says it all about how dodgy/remote that type of race is, that over a mere 5.6miles you have to have check in points! I think if I attempted that type of race, I would quite literally die out there. Sounds a right barrel of fun for you though, just your cup of tea. And a subtle way of announcing 2016 hol #6. If I ever grow up and get a life touring the country for a week here and there wouldn't be a bad idea.
ps sorry, one last one from me before I stop waffling, having thoughts about signing up for a club membership for the race entry aspect again.
Cheapest I've found so far is £18 for 2nd claim membership for Fetch everyone, which covers the £12 affiliation/right to race job
You can have as many 2nd claim as you like if I remember correctly, having read the Fascist Manifesto, sorry..the UK athletics rule book. But if you have ever held 1st claim anywhere, no matter how many years have passed, you have to pay £10 to switch, unless you go down the road of "hardship" which seems to mean if you've moved 100s of miles away, but even then the £10 seems to sweeten it along.
so erm, anyone ever found cheaper than £18, which I guess is quite an ask now UK affiliation is £12 (although i'm sure some quote £13) And Bus, they have to be affiliated...not just entered on the form as such
Nice un Reg, pbs are magic, enjoy it as you never know when that's it and indeed, why would you want to "sh"t yourself off" from the race atmosphere. I remember though at Chichester years back, I found "shtting myself off" about 30secs before the start was essential tofeel lighter
Your hamstrings always make me wonder though. I've never heard anyone mention "tear" and "days" like you do. Sure they aint just tight?