Hello all, I got back from Norway a couple of days ago but have only just got round to catching up with this thread.
Delighted to see that MT has rejoined us! And that NZC is back!
I have yet to speak to or hear from anyone who is happy with the referndum result. You all know there's a petition going, asking for a rerun?
I did the 10k "Midnight Sun" race; knee behaved all right for the early part, then started hurting (however, I did manage to finish) and flared up good and proper, though it's now calmed down considerably. I have made another physio appointment but not for a couple of weeks. Meanwhile I shall probably not run at all, unless it seems totally better. Writing a blog (for the Fetcheveryone website) about the Norway trip and the race; if anyone wants a lot of detail I'll post a link on here.
Hello all, I've been back for a few days but still catching up with things. The Midnight Sun races were great; I did the 10k, all the rest of my "party" did the half marathon. Knee flared up again during and after the race, but is calming down again now. I have made another appointment to see the physio, but not for a couple of weeks as she's away (on holiday, I suppose). I am writing a longish blog which I shall put on the Fetcheveryone website and can put a link on here if anyone wants all the details.
I'm as devastated as the rest of you re the referendum result; and have signed the petition but don't suppose it will lead to anything.
I must remember that about parkrun, next time I do one. Very cheering. I have a higher age grading than any of my children with the exception of Middle Son, who is the Personal Trainer.
Couldn't help laughing at Mrs. B.'s "never again". It often seems to me that races are a bit like childbirth in that respect; one's first response (once it's over) is "never again", but after a little time has passed, one feels differently...
Mick - the more northerly parts of Canada must get the midnight sun at this time of year, but of course it's a big country and perhaps most Canadians don't think of making the journey to see it. It's been on my bucket list for a while.
Graham - Enjoy Northern Ireland. What will you be seeing/doing while there (apart from the few short runs)? I've never been, though I have been to the south. Silly really, seeing it's only a hop from Wales. Hope the pf isn't rearing its ugly head. I am doing Ceal's exercises fairly conscientiously to keep mine at bay; as mine (such as it is) is on the same leg as The Knee, I'm wondering if the two are related.
Poppy - good that your knee is "getting there". Mine seems much improved, but I'm not attempting any running now until the 10k; it may as well have the maximum of recovery time. Yes indeed, I can quite believe how happy the run made you; it's like a legal high, this running lark, without any nasty side-effects (except damaged knees, of course...)
John - 21.05 seems pretty good to me. Remind me what AGR stands for? I presume it's to do with age grading. Congratulations to Mrs. JB on parkrun debut.
WD60 - my mother once had a cat that she used to take for walks, on a lead, in London's Regent's Park. The cat was half Siamese, and they are rather dog-like in behaviour. She got some funny comments.
Glad you're on the mend, TS.
Off to Norway early next week with various family members. The high point of the trip is the Midnight Sun half-marathon, but if I run at all it'll be the 10k, and as I am totally untrained it will be more of a run/walk. However, I shall be an enthusiastic supporter of the rest of the family, and I shall see the Midnight Sun which will be a first for me.