Hope everyone is well Not posted on here for ages. I think this is my first post of 2016 in fact! Glad to see most folk are doing ok, and hello to new(er) people *waves*
I've read back a few pages but not got as far back as the VLM stuff. I know most people's results from speaking to other folk offline etc, so pleased to see most folk have a good day at the office.
Reasonable from padams at MK too.
Already spoke to RB (pretty much every day in fact!) so am aware of his Fling-related antics. I'm not surprised he fell over. He was probably drunk.
Was sorry to hear of TR's woes (hope you're back to it soon fella). But what year would be complete without TR trying to give his Abo number away in August
Things a bit up and down here. Now living in the Lakes (as I think most people know), and life is good. Running has been a bit shit though. I was supposed to be doing London but then did something to my back back in Feb. At the time I thought 'couple of days off, it'll be reet'. Sadly not - only just back doing a bit. Not running very far, and it's very very slow - so much like normal really.
Have entered Berlin so hoping to be fit for that if poss. Am sharing an apartment with njord and Caz there though, so if I can't run at least I should have an entertaining weekend!
Good luck to CW in the Wings for Life thing this weekend (you sure it's not Race for Life?) I imagine you'll actually be wearing wings for aerodynamic purposes, hand-crafted from fragments of cream crackers and guitar strings. I'll be very disappointed if not.
Dachs - re sniggering at Cockermouth. When I did Brampton to Carlisle I had a mate staying with me. That morning he left Penistone to drive to Cockermouth. That may appeal to your seemingly childish sense of humour. It certainly did to mine!
Anyway, glad to see lots of the regulars still on here.
Dan - nice parkrunning. Hope you enjoyed your Xmas Do too. And no worries re not ringing/texting. I think the number you've got for me is my old work number actually, so I wouldn't have got it anyway! I'll pm you my new one now.
TR - glad to see you still ticking along. No doubt all in prep for another sub-3 come April! Hope the young uns are still doing well with the cricket
RS - that's a tremendous block of training! I adopted a very similar approach, except my training has been low volume low intensity. So virtually the same. Good luck at Newark. Last time I posted you'd just won Mablethorpe Mara I think, so it would be good to bag another win!
joolska - County Champ! Majestic!
wardi - good to see you training well. Hopefully see you at Brass Monkey again, as I've entered.
PP - another stormer. 2015 has definitely been your year!
padams - superb stuff re the win! Well done!
Hello to HA77 *waves*
Also to Banksy and ES - hope the groin niggle clears up.
Quite disappointed with CW - I was expecting to read about you running 31 miles wearing only one sock, and with an XC spike on one foot and a ballerina's shoe on the other. Whilst carrying 12.456832g of cheese in your ruck sack. Still, good effort at the XC
And hello JCT1
So, not posted for a bit as been a bit mad with our little shop. We opened mid-October, and my running suffered a bit. I did the Brampton-Carlisle 10 mile race in November and was f*cking useless. Actually I wasn't even that good. Still, it gave me a bit of a kick up the arse.
I just seem to be struggling to get much consistency at present. I'm in ok nick I think - I did 5 x 1 mile reps off 2 mins yesterday as part of a 10 miler, and they came in at 5'28ish - so I'm doing ok. But it's a bit stop-start. Not racng til Brass Monkey in Jan now. Doubt I'll run 77'xx as last year (well, this year I suppose), but it would be nice to dip under 80 if poss. And then London again. Oh, and Berlin too for a bit of sausage waving. Wunderbar.
Thanks for the welcome backs/glad you've not drowned comments etc.
Another quick one on the floods then I'll do a proper post. But the thing that got me the most was the speed at which it all happened. I run very regularly early morning in Cockermouth (before I pick up bread, meat, pies etc from various suppliers). Anyway, I ran on the morning of the floods (the Saturday) and it was generally fine. Not even a puddle TBH. Here's a pic of one bit that flooded. I ran through that far archway that's pretty much full in this pic only 12 hours or so before this was taken. And said archway must be about 7 or 8 feet high. Very frightening re how quickly it all happened