Just a brief post at the moment and will reply to all the above later.
My race went well yesterday and conditions were good. The road that I had been expected to be flooded, was clear down the middle, so no problem there. I ran 49.27 chip time, a WAVA of 74.19. My nemesis came 2nd and I was 4th out of 7 MV70+. As expected, the standard was very high and 1st MV70 was a member of Southern Counties Veterans Athletics Club! Alice was a brilliant, as ever, 5th woman and sub 42 minutes!
I must rush off now as I'm running with Sarah in 30 minutes.
I've just lost my post which is annoying as I had almost finished it. I right clicked on a spelling error, and everything disappeared.
Exhausted, the New Forest votes were remain 42.24% and leave 57.76%, a leave majority of 15.52%.Total turnout was 79.22%, 111,740 votes. I hope you enjoyed your long walk, and didn't get caught in a storm.
Red, congratulation on your 84th marathon and in baking hot heat. Another excellent time, as the heat is very debilitating. It's been thundering and belting down with rain all day here, but has just stopped and the sun has come out. Tomorrows run should be interesting, as there is a longish stretch of road that floods when it rains. Two years ago it was ankle deep and we had to run through it again on the return. It may well be worse this year. I looked up last years results, and my nemesis beat me by about 2 minutes, and has beaten me in every 10k so far this year. I did, however, beat him in the Alton 10 mile, so there is hope.
I've received an e mail from the organisers of the New Forest Marathon which had a link to a video of the new, improved route. There is more forest and less road, so should be really good. It's in September, so I must increase my weekly mileage. I've had so many races close together, since Alice did the Brighton Marathon, that I haven't had many chances of doing a long run. My longest has been 15.4 miles at the end of May.
We are in a mess now. Cameron has resigned and there are votes of no confidence in Corbyn. I believe that the Tories might call for a General Election, as they will be confident of an increased majority.
I was surprised that Havant and the New Forest were among the highest percentage voting out.
Very bright and sunny this morning, such a contrast to yesterday.
DBI, luckily, I only seem to get mozzie bites on my legs. When I was younger, I never seemed to get bitten, so perhaps now that I am older, I'm more of a temptation to them. I hope that Jordy does respond to his treatment.
Red, good luck with yet another marathon, or possible ultra! Thanks for the wings, I will certainly need them if I am to get anywhere near to my nemeses. Enjoy your rest day.
Exhausted, hope the fresh air and exercise at the weekend help to reinvigorate you.
I ran an easy pace 4 miles yesterday and conditions were very humid. I'm hoping that the weather will be kinder at the weekend. Today is a rest day.
I was woken last night by torrential run and a thunder storm. According to the local weather reporter, there were 7,000 lightning strikes in the south. The rain has stopped for the moment, but forecast to return later. Today I will be doing an easy pace run this morning, because of Sundays race. Off to vote now in the referendum.
Exhausted, well done for your late night cycle ride. I hope you had good lights on the bike.