Nessie, I like Alpkit's range of gear: sensibly priced and easy to use. Lilytoo, glowing is good! I, too, did the 'turn up at pace' before the Amsterdam Mara years ago: train delays - what? In Holland?
Glad you enjoyed your holiday, birkmyre - Lakes = hard to beat.
Alex, I shall enjoy eggybread after my run tomorrow! Turning to today's, 0630 & out round the park, before heading for the prom - driven to a U-turn by sandy squalls. Took the shelter of Blundellsands's mansions to the Coastguards'; at the turn, the following wind blew faster than my leg cadence! 10k, home in one piece & glowing without doubt!
Time to catch up after my birthday last Monday: 61, and some days, I feel every day of that! My first running guru has suggested an 8.45 mile race in Lancashire in early November. He's seeing his Mum in Yorkshire, so it's an easy enough trip over the Pennines.
And the Chevin Chase near Ilkley Moor on Boxing Day makes it more races entered this week than in the last 6 months.