Went for a 2.7 miles slow run, mostly on grass, to test out the damaged glute. It was a bit tight but bearable so I may try another run tomorrow.
aws The only way you can get quicker if you run steady miles is by slowly increasing the mileage.
Miick Very wise to take a precautionary rest from running. Hope it does the trick.
Ceal The new watch is a bit different but I haven't had time yet to investigate its possibilities. It seems to have all the features of the old one.
I looked at the race leaders with envy but I was much encouraged by the pace of the second half of the field. However, reaching the required endurance for a 1/2m is a very long way ahead. Maybe parkruns are an easier bet.
Impey Well done on being top dog in the M75 group. Now you will have to increase the training otherwise he might see you as someone to beat .
NZC Glad you managed to force your way to the finish. Don't worry about the PW. They appear increasingly as you get older especially if you've run at your high standard. JJ