Stunning results from the weekend marafunners. Selbs, I am amazed, impressed and inspired that your dodgy legs got you through for such a great time. Jools, that is a step up of more than a couple of leagues. And TT I hope the life stuff resolves and you can put in more such great performances.
While on the whole elites are clearly waifs, the more interesting point about height is the number of significant deviations from the average. Obvious example that comes to mind is Tergat vs Haile, with only a fag paper between them in terms of performance but a head of height difference. Likewise wasn’t Paula often head and shoulders taller than many she finished a mile ahead of?
Dan. You reminded me of a nice bike ride I had a few weeks ago. http://www.strava.com/activities/167193310 I need to get organised and do one of the Swiss ultras, although I suspect that cycling down the big hills is more fun than running down them. This was a surprisingly comfortable ride, speaking as a runner whose usual cycling is limited to slow 10k flat rides to work- I understand that runners have a fairly easy time adapting to cycling up hills, and less to fast rides on the flat. Currently training for a half, amongst other reasons as I dont want to commit to long runs over the summer.