I think that means the three aforementioned are approaching the level of fun runners.
Sir Edward of Howe is, as far as I can tell, indeed everything a citizen should be...which is fckn rarer than a Dan A Sub3 at London in football. Fair effort from the lad before getting anywhere near a V40. I finally gave up going regularly about 3years ago...never realised quite how influential I was ;o)
As an AFCBournemouth fan since the late 70s there wasn't much to occupy me last night so I thought I'd quantify my build up - partly out of personal curiosity and partly as it's been referenced on here a few times so wanted to make sure there's a true reflection out there. I still remember TR comparing apples with pomegranates when talking about his mileage in comparison to a pure runner. So YES I do a lot of swimming and biking as a triathlete and all bar a couple of weeks I've managed to maintain at least something throughout all my problems over the past 8months.
Run mileage in that 8 months has averaged 10mpw. To be fair, that is skewed by zero running outside the 'run' in Kona from Sept 1st until Jan 1st. Since Jan 1st the figure jumps to 18mpw. In that whole time I can count the number of double digit mile runs on one hand and 3 of those were 10miles exactly.
Dan mentioned something down at the start about Cardiff 06 when the Floppy Labrador made some comment afterwards about the the running Gods deciding it was a day to hand out PB's or something after just about everyone had a good run. Funny that 4 or so hours later outside the pub it felt like a similar story...I was struggling to find anyone slower than me!! So I looked back (it's around about page90 on this thread) and apart from there being a lot more people and the standard being about 20minutes quicker it was pretty similar with hardly a bad performance among the runners and riders.
Funny old game Saint. Trucked along with PP for a lot of it, convinced myself I might as well have a go at Sub3 when I was kind of okay at 23 miles with the Gurner's Express just 50 yards up the road...then the legs decided they'd intervene and it was not pretty along the Embankment...took everything I had not to walk. Pretty sure if I'd ever walked before i'd have done it again...hence why I never have. Ended up at 3:01 and change. Given how hard you have to work to go just a little bit faster I think I might dispense with training in any future campaign.
Top day out as ever. Highlights for me were ickle Jools, LS21 (does he really talk like Brian Glover* or does he only put it on when he's in London Village?) and formerly of this parish Mr Boat - long time coming that one super pleased for you Uncle Simon.
Great to see GFA stalwarts Wardi and Matt the Rat. Happy days.