PPP - does that mean you got a good for age at London after all?!!
Your honesty and openness is commendable. Whilst it's great and important to have your mates on board in a supportive way (not that we would be anything other than that) it must be challenging closer to home. Your priority will understandably be with your children and I know you will handle it in the right way. Keep them close and continue to share the family experiences you do now.
There is no better equality sport than running and I can't wait to run with you again, although I know you'll end up getting us lost!
Thinking back, I remember when I did my 1.15 at the Village Bakery (ok, I know it was probably slightly short of a half marathon - but unlike Manchester it's still in the record books!!) and I overtook you about halfway, that I thought you ran like a girl that day!
PPP - BS!! Unfortunately I won't be able to retain my trophy this year (did I mention that I won it last year in 9.04 by 31 minutes!!) as we get back from holiday that day. I am however going to do my first ever High Peak 40 and I know you've done that. It will be good to get some tips off you. Look forward to catching up with you v.soon.
PPP - where the bloody hell have you been?! I don't do Facebook so I have no social media contact with anyone anymore, it's just text and face to face.
Are you back into running now? Sorry we didn't get chance to catch up yesterday. Cathy saw you and shouted encouragement but you wouldn't have heard her due to the noise I suspect.
My legs were mashed yesterday. Felt heavy from quite early but from 18 miles I knew I would just get slower and I was right. Heart rate kept coming down as my pace went up! I don't recommend running 2 marathons in 6 weeks with a half in the middle - never again!
Still, following my 2.46 at Barcelona last month, I ran a 2.48 yesterday and I have to be happy with that especially as it was a London PB. I had (and have) no desire to run another marathon so going sub 2.45 was a target but was largely irrelevant.
I will reflect over the next month and after Old County Tops I will then decide if 2017 is my BGR attempt, and if so I'll then get planning in earnest. If you get in shape maybe I can count on your support?!