Why: supporting in the end, rather than helping. The Alehouse girls were brilliant: 1st three home, then 4 others in the top twenty. And the best girl, (Carmen from RFJ's club) is injured! Won the league, of course, plus individual honours. Consistent consistency and commitment. Guys weren't as good but did get one in the top ten although the top four didn't run as they are racing a 5k in Antrim on Thursday. The best girls are going, also, but they only get 3k.
Today was not a PB day, AD! Rarely in winter! I am just running around parkruns at present: see no point in pushing too hard when it is cold, or windy, or wet, or muddy etc. Gentle 23:45 for me today, which I am entirely happy with given that it was part of an hour's run, was cold, I'd just got out of bed. Progressive run, with no-one passing me and passing plenty. Enough for first in my age group and 26th overall in a reduced field: area cross country this afternoon had an impact.
So, head up, AD: you are ahead of where you were last year and am sure you will be running much quicker on that nice warm, windless, dry day in June.
Emz: I would agree with the decision to ditch the session. Nothing to be gained by flogging yourself when not feeling great.
Don: not on Facebook, but your blog sounds a good idea.
What: last minute decision to run around Wilmslow parkrun. Very last minute and in the one k warm up it felt like I had just got out of bed, which I had! Set off gently and gradually worked my way through the field without ever pushing it. 23:45 for first in age group. Remarkably dry underfoot: last time I ran here I paddled. Chilly with a chilly wind. A further one k warm down afterwards before jumping in the car to run a further half an hour with one of my runners. 11.55k for the morning. More later...