Shades - it's in my diary! Entries open on 6th Jan. Are you thinking about Stevenage? It's not too far from me. I have put it on my list and will probably run there. Next marathon for me is Thames Meander on 23rd Aug. Just hope it won't be too hot and there'll be some shade by the river.
I'll see you there Moore! It's normally warm for the first half and then raining for the second It's a nice route and easy to navigate (just stay to the river).
Emmy - All fine now, only had problems with electricity during those storms. Sorry to hear you didn't have a good race. I am no expert but I guess it might take a bit longer than normal to completely recover from your epic weekend before.
Shades - No I am not using my Lidl trainers. I don't think they can be the same as the ones sold in the UK. Mine have no "bounce" whatsoever so my daughter uses them for school sports (Mainly spent leaning against wall with her friends from what I can make out). I have bought another supply of Lidl running socks which are brilliant and really cheap however.
Absolutely rubbish run this morning. Tired and kept having to stop and walk. Only positive thing that came out of it was that I spotted and ate my first blackberries this year. Seems a bit early but they tasted quite nice.
I think you're right. Maybe you need a break? Is it as hot in France as it is here?
I love lidl socks and tank tops but none of their other items. They dont seem to fit right for me.
Shades - I'm doing the Majors reservoir, Sunday only. Rory was on 100MC facebook page saying it would be a good idea for more members to set up their own marathons. Personally I think that lots of members already do that (their events are usually counted as 'trail') and if you include LDWA events then there are actually a plethora of events - often on the same day. (There are a number of weekends in the year where events I want to do clash ).Inventing even more will put some of the smaller events at risk. Even when marathons are run nearly all on the road (or pavement), like Holt Castle, they are still counted as trail. I guess the expense of road closures, policing, etc means that only energetic running clubs or big organisations will risk putting on a road race.
I completely agree with you Mowser. I didn't know what Rory was getting at with his comment when you look at the current list (although i think that there are some openings out there....). I also appreciated the comment from Traviss about people helping out in other ways that putting on races (photos, providing support/marshalling/ help on the day etc).