Dont be fooled, the avatars are misleading, ES is unsurprisingly taller and thinner than me !
Lev - no more advice from me to folks on here these days, I gave it up this year and became a mentor instead, it means that my virtual breath isnt wasted. I'm just here as a consistent sub 3 example of "if he can do it then so must I be able to....." for other sub3 hopefuls. The 2:54 diesel chugger will be leaving Blackheath at the end of April.
Padams - cant see him going far enough up the ladder to get us any free tickets, but he is making it onto a few radars nowadays. One more step up and I will lose a lot of my own fixture chances on Sundays through the winter and summer, but would happily make that sacrifice. I fully expect to be paying to watch the captain of my U15 team play in a few years time though hopefully in the Ashes.
Much less swim (3 swims in total) and bike recently, but it turns out I managed to run 209M in August which is well over double the usual.
I Thought that Sept 1st was a good time to show my face after a few months off, I have kept track of goings on from time to time, but didnt really have the time to keep up regularly, but made note of the usual mad sessions and some sad news for Selbs (sorry to hear that). The Swash got sacked due to lurgy, so I refocussed on another race that got sacked due to my U15s making the county cup semis, so I refocussed again but that got sacked again for a different match and it was all getting a bit silly, so I kind of gave up in the end. The season finshed at the weekend but theres now a few weeks of various trials/assessments for winter squads. Havn't done the usual volume of bike or swim, but I guess I do enough year round to be able to throw in a late entry for the Sept New Forest 1/2IM, but I have probably run a bit more than usual due to it being the easiest thing to do logistically/time wise (although its more 200M in Aug than the 400 of some on here).
Selbs - yes, starting to feel better. I thought I'd entered a 10k for last Sunday, but never received a number or email regarding number collection so maybe I hadnt, but in the end I had to be somewhere else for cricket anyway. I'm struggling to find a replacement Tri (or two) for the Swash due to all the cricket and there's a bit more travelling involved now the younger one is playing a bit higher level. Started to pick the training up a bit, but need a target or two to keep the focus up. My U15 team won our 2nd game tonight (out of two), so its all a bit busy at the mo. Which race are you doing soon ?