PP - no thanks, you can keep it, you're very welcome
LD - welcome back matey. WE just need njord, Gold Rush, Crab, Gobi and Dull to come back. Amongst others.
CW - I had one of those, but it's not bright enough for the night-time trail running I will (hopefully) be doing. Same with a Silva Trail Runner. This new one looks the dogs, but due to arrive tomorrow.
CD - stop it, you'll let all the proles in (that's a joke, as per other places, all welcome here - both those offering and those seeking inspiration)
Excellent racing all - my (and Alan's) 5 mile race on Saturday was cancelled due to severe ice on the course. Apparently. Could have done a charity half/10k on the Sunday instead (and likely would have "won" either too), but Mrs RB's car has been on the blink and we decided to go and get a new one instead of racing. Then met up with LS21 late in the evening as he popped up for a visit.
A decent run over the weekend - 11M with 10@sub3 pace, solo, which is always a good indicator of general fitness levels, so quite happy with that. First double commute run today - 9M am, and about to do the run home now. New headtorch ordered for these late dark runs. A cheapo off ebay, but my mate has one, and it seems good. If ok, I'll report back here.
Congrats on the impending arrival TR - lab or spaniel would be my recommendation.
Alan - see you there, if it isn't cancelled due to the weather.
In other news, I am moving office (same job role), which will make life easier cos it's much closer to home, and means no driving, so the inevitable 6M double commute run Mon-Fri, adding in a weekend long run should start to give me some decent mileage (guessing 80mpw) again, and get me in decent shape again. (he says hopefully, knowing that in actual fact he's old and fat, and doesn't really put much effort into any run at all)