Bit disconcerting to read of all these rapid 5k and 10k times.
Did my local race in the end on Sunday (Richmond Park marathon), having been undecided up until about Saturday afternoon. Been unwell for a fortnight, but with time running out until next month's mountain ultra I knew I needed a long hilly training run, so seemed daft not to do one for which I had an entry on a track I'd be running on anyway.
No watch or no goal time, which was a good thing as I found it hard with no real energy from 10 miles in. Quite dispiriting to struggle on the trails and hills that I run round easily enough on a daily basis, and nearly dropped out at halfway as I was knackered. Decided through to just man up and push on, and despite some debilitating cramp in the last 10k, just about got to the finish in 11th place (only about 300 runners though). Wasn't too disappointed in the time of 3h13 for that course tbh. A lot of work to do though to get myself in shape over the next month. Plus ca change...
Good to catch up with TickTock, plus a load from the club doing their long run in the opposite direction.
Not so good thanks - been producing a combination of red, orange, yellow and green all this week; definitely not normal. Don't actually feel unwell, but have tried a couple of runs and barely got above a slow jog. Still haven't given up on Sunday's marathon, but it will be a pretty sorry affair I suspect.
LMH - I posted this link to the media pack (bottom of last page).
It suggests there are cash prizes for V40+, not for all age groups. Sorry if you read from that you you were due £££'s. London marathon are not the sort of organisation to give money away if they don't have to. They are a ruthless money making machine, and no amount of PR spin about their charitable intentions can disguise it!!