Great biking there SJ, but what is it with your bike's niggly mechanicals? Or is it an extra part of the overall challenge!
OO - I've tried through the GNR ballot a few times over the years and not been successful, so the irony of getting a place this year, when I was barely able to run, wasn't entirely lost on me. But building nicely now, so a comeback 1/2m, which finishes on the other side of the river from where I was born, has a certain symmetry to it.
MsE - Ahh yes...consistent consistency and a some risk taking. I shall add those to my positive mental outlook. I predict great things for your MSc and new career.
Birch - now that's what I call a round number.
Wardi - nice plans. Although I'm in the early stages of building back from an horrendous injury, my autumn plans are similar, but in reverse. GNR in Sept, which will be a first for me and also 5 years since my last half; and then the autumn Shakespeare in Nov (leaf out of PMJs training diary), when Mrs. F1 will be doing the 10k.