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Ha! That's literally incredible. I think my favourite bit is miles 17 and 18, running uphill, at altitude, at 5:44 and 5:34/mile. That's ~half a minute per mile quicker than his parkrun PB pace. Go on Rob!
Dan - Now I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to the full report or not. Hope you're OK! SL though...
Alan - Nice progressive reps, sub-2:30 is pretty swift at the end of that.
North Downs Run for me yesterday. Went pretty well considering possible course conditions after all the weather. It's 30k, hilly, and about 85-90% off-road, which is an interesting mix of downs (woody trails) and rutted fields (orchards, poppy fields, cows in grass). Ideal shoe choice would've been trail shoes but I've not got anything between road shoes or fell shoes with aggressive lugs (Inov 8 Xtalons), so I went with road shoes which were very slippery in places. In hindsight the XTalons may have made me a minute or two faster overall but they're not much fun on tarmac, and all my most recent injury niggles have related to my feet or ankles, so I've no regrets in playing it safe.
Spent a lot of the race swapping places between 5th - 8th position, usually being overtaken on slippery downhills by people in more appropriate footwear, or simply stopping to do my lace up (another schoolboy error), and making up for it on the tarmac. I'm missing a bit of endurance fitness at the moment but managed to pace things pretty well and even took a final place back with 1k to go, to finish 6th overall and 1st over-40. Time 2:10 (winner scraped under 2 hours), a few minutes down on last year but not too bad given the conditions. The race incorporated the British Masters' multi-terrain champs, so I'm a national champion to boot. Yay! MsPub had a good one, defending her women's title. Lots of free cake at the end to top off a satisfying day.
Of course I don't, I interpret this as a completely disingenuous and misleading insinuation, an insinuation which is strong enough to make many people believe that leaving the EU would directly benefit our NHS because of extra funds becoming available. Indeed, the only promotional broadcast I recall seeing from the official Leave campaign on the TV was along a very similar theme; a "Sliding Doors" type comparison of an elderly woman's experience of visiting her GP, either in or out of the EU. There was a clear message that leaving the EU would lead to the NHS improving dramatically. Absolute BS; a good number of the prominent politicians campaigning for Leave want to tear it apart.