Jugula - it's noticeable on these forums that often when a runner is injured they often stay away from posting or even reading the threads, which I think can only make them a little more withdrawn and down. But an injured runner still has a lot to contribute to these forums and there are plenty other injured runners to commiserate with and future running plans to prepare.
That's good news that you've got a few friends going to do Bilbao now.
Big G - a bird table is a really good idea.
Have a good day at the marathon, wish Fizz congrats on her 50th marathon from me.
Ian5 - that's you officially retired from your football career then.
SK - good that you're back out there running again and no niggles apart from the ITB.
Big G - Lovely photos and I'm glad the sun came out on such a special occasion.
Hope the new meds suit you better, the steroids should help.
Jugula - medication is not always the best way, it depends on the individual and you seek other ways. Exercise and especially running are now being prescribed, of course not helpful when you're injured though
Great news you're up to 45 minutes now,
Iain - I think that's quite generous of VLM to allow that couple of minutes for Manchester runners but I suppose they've already given 2016 GFA places to some of those runners so it would be unfair on those that decided to only apply for the 2017 race.
Are you planning an autumn marathon?
Rest day for me today, race tomorrow
mowzer - look forward to seeing you tomorrow, at least I know you won't be eating all the saucisson from the drink station, I'm assuming you're still vegetarian