How are you feeling now Poacher - hope you're not getting too many strange looks!
Good 15 there Leslie.
My legs felt a bit heavy when I left the house this morning, so the first 10 miles or so didn't feel like much fun but I kept it going to bag 23 miles in total. Garmin logged 750m of ascent and descent as the run included Leith Hill, Box Hill and a sneaky 20% for about 400m after 20 miles. The overall pace was a bit ploddy but I pulled it together for a couple of sub-7 minute miles at the end.
Off to see the cycling at the Olympic velodrome this evening.
Finally managed to grab some time and get on here to post - it's been a manic couple of weeks with visits to yet more of the country's cultural hotspots - Colchester and Stevenage last week, Hull and now Preston this week.
Firstly, a bucketload of best wishes to Poacher. As you say, it sounds as though you got off lightly but that can't excuse the driver's behaviour. Don't worry about the beauty contest entry! Hope it all heals soon. Commiserations on the Berlin entry as well - hopefully things will get better now that we're in December.
Nice one SEdan - I can't remember how old you are but I'm guessing you've got plenty of years' worth of running left in you to get the sub-3. Sounds like a focus on getting the GFA for London should be the no.1 focus.
More great early morning runs from Gul - over 2,500 in a year is going some and shows great consistency. Enjoy the weekend.
MsE - I could well have been tempted by the Hogs Back but I see from the website that the online entries have closed and you've got to get there early on Sunday to get one of the remaining entries on the day. I'm also planned a hilly 20+ miler on Saturday so not sure what state my legs will be in. Do you fancy the Brutal run down at Longmoor on New Year's Eve? I've done a few of them in the past and they're great fun if you like what I term extreme XC without all the climbing nonsense that makes up things like Tough Mudder.
200 miles on the nose for me during November (following exactly 200 in October as well, both unintentional but feels nice and neat), the last few days in decidedly Arctic temperatures, although I steadfastly refuse to wear leggings even in the coldest of conditions.
8 moderately hilly ones this morning at Gul o'clock to take me through 2,100 for the year so far so still neck and neck with PMJ. A few easy ones planned for tomorrow although I haven't yet worked out which part of Preston is the attractive bit to aim for.