Aws - I think I've heard that one before (about the goat) but I can't remember the answer.
WelshPoppy - glad you're feeling better. How truly infuriating, especially - as Ceal said - as you had to pay for the hotel room. One of the people in "my" running club did the Cardiff half after a night of D & V, - apparently she made it round on the strength of 5 Immodium tablets! A pity about Liswerry, - I was told it fills up quick (only 700 places), so applied the very day it opened.
Ceal - my bit of Wales seems to specialise in hills that actually get steeper, the higher up them you go.
Red, I do indeed seem to have recovered from that half. Planning a bit of a tempo run tomorrow, then a longish run Saturday or Sunday, but after that I'm away for a week (pilgrimage to Avila!) with no plans to run.
I must say I haven't had such negative experiences with dogs that many of you have. The ones I meet when running either ignore me, or they're on leads, or - occasionally - not on a lead but owner grabs it by the collar as I approach.
There's been a lot of rain on and off, but it was dryish for the running club's run this evening. They planned to run from the town lake, to my home village, and back again to the lake. So instead, I ran from home to the lake in time to meet them there, out to my village with them, then said goodbye and went home.
BIW, I'm with Charley and Nemo there. Ignore the yappers.
Graham - delighted you're back; I was thinking earlier today it was a long time since you posted.
Aws - I have come last in any number of races, - and never expected anything else in the Huntington Chase (for a start, there was no-one else remotely near my age group). And please put us out of our misery - what is an empty balloon called?
Ceal - I was more than a "bit" lost last year, - I gave up and came back with the marshalls from the top of the ridge!
WelshPoppy - what a disappointment. I hope you're feeling better now?
TS - referred pains are funny things. I suppose phantom pains are a sub-category of referred pains.