Hey, the thread seems to have come to life a little.
Paula, not seen you out running - I am waiting to unleash a ferocious wolf whistle! Not seen you either SARQ - no wolf whistle for you though.
I class myself as a Parkrunner now - about the only races I do - although I have started to get a bit of motivation recently. Fell running...I don't like the uphills and am too much of a wuss to run the downhills as they should be run and I never did get round to trying shorter track distances.
Dropped in here tonight expecting all the talk to be about short distances and losing their PBs...
PPP, I always thought you ran like a girl and now you soon will be one! Really, I am gobsmacked and I can only imagine the turmoil you must have been going through. I hope it all works out well for you and the people close to you.
Unless there is an interloper I don't see anyone beating VL's time in the near future either.
How many miles you doing ES? I do about 30mpw, less than half of what it once was. That seems to translate to 45 secs slower over 5k, 1:30 for 10k although some of that must be just getting older. I wouldn't race longer. I enjoy not feeling obliged to run to keep to a plan, but then turn up at a Parkrun and think not long ago I might have won that, or maybe have got an age category prize at a race. Having said that the top 2 v50s in the country are local, and neither of them of them are Running Rob (who is probably in the top 5).
VL, I don't think you will get a refund, just a voucher to put towards your next journey.
Take a copy of the club record list and keep it, in case someone else beats it. Having said that, I can't think of anyone who will beat it anytime soon. There might be a few pretenders next year, but they are unlikely to make the start line.
Talking about v50 SARQ, I see the slower of the Green brothers ran 2:32 at London. You are not a v50 are you? You don't look young enough!