I did actually smile several times near the start (warming up, stretching etc) but then felt I might look weird if it wasn't you. And thought I'd best not go chatting during the obit seeing as the guy was in tears as it was. I'd def expect your legs to still be tired from the HM only 6 days on. If not then you didn't try hard enough in your half. So a good result on weary legs. Have another go in a couple of weeks.
Bit of Parkrun tourism this morning. I went over to Brueton Park in Solihull, hoping for a quicker time after scoring a small PB in hilly Leamington (my home parkrun) a few weeks ago. It's much flatter and all on tarmac (whereas Leam is on trail and grass). It started with an obituary as one of their regulars had died this week. But he sounded like a totally inspirational old boy, running Parkrun EVERY WEEK into his 80's, and the regulars there were clearly very moved. Those words ringing in my ears I set off, running hard for Charlie. A lovely chap decided to help me around the last mile shouting encouragement and keeping me running hard. And I'm very pleased to report a 45 second PB of 20:24.
I also think I saw our thread Charlie. But despite grinning broadly at him several times he did in fact blank me and I wasn't sure enough it was him to say Hello and then I didn't see him afterwards. So if it was you Charlie I am sorry. But you shouldn't ignore ladies smiling at you. Hope you had a good parkrun anyway.
Hope the iron tablets give you a bit of mojo back soon, Lit. Not like you to lose your bounce.
Depends if you have boobs or not. Men can put them where they like. I've seen semi-naked men with numbers attached to their shorts.
Lately I've been experimenting with a lower number placement to try and stop my vest from riding up and exposing my belly mid-run. Not really worked and I'm considering sewing my vest to my shorts in a kind of onesie arrangement. I think that may make pre-race toileting problematic though and maybe some kind of velcro arrangement is the way forward. The crop top/knickers alternative arrangement is too horrible to contemplate.