Congratulations CJeff - excellent pacing and it points to you being able to go quicker next time.
I have just got back from Abingdon. It was nice to see Dan before and even more briefly after as he raced to get ready for the rugby. In previous years Abo has been a sub 3 fest for the thread . This year it may have just been Dan and myself out and both of us were using it as training run rather than race. I managed to drag my untrained aching body round in 3:12 so happy with that. Time to rest, drink beer and then prepare for London.
Just popping in to wish all the runners good luck for Sunday. I will be there for my 8th time at Abingdon - which is testament for it being a great event. Always have fond memories of the Stadium finish as it the place I did my first sub 3 (albeit with 8 seconds to spare). I think I have set a PB at Abingdon four times, so I think it is a good course - just don't get carried away in the first half!
No target for me this time so just a chance to use it as a training run and enjoy the day.
Wardi - Well done on grinding out a training run marathon. I know what you mean about them being harder work even as a training run.
DanA - Madness, My mate managed to get round UTMB this year in 43 hours, he is a broken man now though after three 100 miles races in 4 months. Hopefully see you in Abingdon though I will be finishing long after you have showered and ordered your first beer.
CW - I will be interested to hear your reflections on Snowdonia. I have seen footage of the race and it does look good.
ES - you are coming into some fine form ready for NYC. Now you have got the sub 3 sorted I expected you will be making some big holes in your PB but suspect NY might be a tough course.
Not much to report from me. After the 50 mile race in July and I didn't run much for various reasons (eg food poisoning, niggles and drinking too much!). Got to a couple of weeks ago and realised I had entries for Bournemouth and Abingdon marathons. Decided with only 2 runs over 10 miles in the last 2 months, these would be training runs. So last week managed 3:21 for Bournemouth. Expecting something similar next Sunday in Abingdon. Any other thredders doing Abo?