Hello hello, what's going on? We'll have no trouble here.
So, not posted since about April, when I was still basking in my magnificence of running a Champs time *fist pump* Fair to say my pace has deteriorated slightly since then, in that I can't even sustain what was MP for more than 5k these days. Still, nevermind.
TBH I've not kept tabs on the thread at all. But I'm sitting in an empty shop waiting for the electricity board to turn up to replace my meter, so thought I'd read back a few pages. I've kept tabs on quite a few peeps via Facebook, so I know PP is absolutely flying, TT has been on Safari, I have a comprehensive spreadsheet of all CW's rucksack weights (I'll email it to you TR), know that joolska is still running well etc. Must admit I didn't know there was a Mr. joolska though - not sure if he sounds like a Bond villain or a cbeebies character. Still, well done etc.
Some scarily fast training going on from various folks. Blimey, really looking forward to seeing the Berlin times.
Special mention to Dan too - as race reports go, that had a bit of everything! Hope you get to the bottom of the food/fuelling/stomach issues too - must be horrible for the same thing to keep happening all the time.
Re me. Well I am now a genuine resident in the Lake District-cestershire. Moved at the beginning of August. Bought a little shop which will be open in a month's time, so just busy sorting that. I've joined Keswick AC too and am getting my running mojo back, so glad just to be logging a few miles again. Not particularly quick or fit but I'm not too phased - it'll soon come back, and I've no real targets TBH. So I'll just see how things pan out. Met up with Charlie W a couple of weeks ago just before he headed back home, and it was great to see him!
Hope everyone else is well anyway. Keswick parkrun for me tomorrow - hoping to break 19'00.....!!
Also agree re Fastwitch and look at Asics DS Racer too. I took both the Asics and Brooks to VLM with me. Asics are a fair bit lighter so (for me) prob best suited to a Half Mara or below. ST5 is a great shoe.
And Adizero Tempo (again for me) don't support me as well as the others. What support there is in those is a bit further forward towards the forefoot, so they're not as good as the other options (for me).
Oh and if anyone is 100% sure they're running next year, you can get some very cheap deals if you book now (before the hotels cotton on it's Mara weekend). Me and same friend (Rich) are staying Fri, Sat and Sun night at Ibis Docklands - 3 nights has cost us £103 each in total (less than £35 a night). That will prob be £503 once they realise what date it is.
So am I to assume it's assured to be the last Sunday in April then? Sorry, bit green when it comes to London and it's organisation,
Not sure if they'll change it now TBH, despite the passover thing. I'm hoping not anyway, otherwise that's £103 down the pan for me!
Oh and padams - re Charlie's phone. I wouldn't worry - Charlie's only little. About 4'6 I think. In fact if he'd had to use that phone his biggest issue was getting someone to press the buttons for him, cos I'm not sure he's strong enough to do it on his own. Surprised you've not invented one actually Charlie - made out of ping-pong balls and half a pigeon's beak. We were discussing you over our evening meal actually, and the best description of you was a young Magnus Pike. I think Kelvin came up with that one!