green for Nell, O4S, freemers, AA, bro, 2old, kfc - see you there
Barry on blue
Carrot on champs (awesome!)
Minni at 13/22
BRING IT ON!!!
Carrot - enjoy champs start! Theres a guy from my club who's going going one step further than getting a selfie with paula - he's wearing a spiderman all over gimpsuit and being an unofficial 2:30 pacer so he can get on the telly running with her...
Awesome marathon AA - you make it sound easy! Cant believe you are running another so soon!
Hey folks - how are you all? Quick check in pre VLM to see who I may see at the green start! I'll be there with a friend who ran a pb of 3.31 in brighton last week and is planning on trying to better that in London - she's well 'ard so while its a big ask I'm not gonna bet against her!
Trainings been going OK for me - clocked a couple of HM PBs (1.32 and 1.33) in Feb and Mar, and despite running out of steam a bit on my recent runs got the confidence back a bit today with a 20.25 parkrun - fastest for me this year (and a minute faster than a confidence sapping proper shit run last week!). Gonna go for 3.20 in London, would love for 3.15 but realistically I think that would be crash and burn-tastic right now...
Gah - too busy right now! Cheeky oly tri for me yesterday, it was a tired mediocre performance a good 5 mins off of what I should be doing - really should have done some swim and bike training...
AA - thats a sweet set of results you've had this summer! Push abo like hell, you are on form!
Nell - the people driving need to chill out! No different to the respect you'd give any other road user, if someone wants to overtake people cycling they just need to be patient and hang back til its safe to pass. I find people who arent used to driving around people cycling often assume they are way faster and think they have to get past as soon as they can, do a dangerous overtaking move and then often have to slow ahead for something - and then you come right back past them again. Its always much better for someone driving to chill out and wait. When you are in an experienced group you tend to know where the places are that people will be tempted to do sketchy moves, and its often safer for everyone for the group to ride to discourage those then wave people by to overtake on safer stretches of road - the group will usually know where these are and slow if needed to allow people to overtake. Its also a much safer overtaking move to go past 8 people cycling 2 a breast than 8 in single file - firstly the driver has to have enough room to properly overtake, and secondly that move then takes less time as its only half the distance.