Nice reps Andrew (or can we all call you Andree now). Dachs - blistering tempo! You deserve the chips!
I can't even imagine how painful a 60s 400 must be
Philip - if I do any, it will be the Rye as I need to get back and away fairly promptly. I'm not feeling hugely competitive though that's for sure!
I've got some time off between Christmas and New year, though I'll be away 26th, 29th and 30th. It'd be good to meet up and a something around 13-14 would be ideal. Do you fancy on- or off-road? I'm happy with either really.
Mick - I post a bit on the FRA forum, though these days it tend to be more about equipment as everything else turns into a long debate about safety rules . Like PP, as a soft southerner I'm a crap descender (though I bet he is better than me!). I race and run on the fells a few times a year whenever I can shoe-horn family holidays to the Lakes into the right dates . Nowhere near as often as I'd like though!
You missed the bit about the new Superstars not being as good as the old Superstars . But then that was back in the day when any decent club runner could run a 2:30 marathon (as long as they had a 'tache)
8M on road today in the wind. Felt very tired and jaded, so going to "F Off" tomorrow. Might do a squelchy parkrun on Saturday before being dragged to the panto (in Aldershot!!).
Probably not as long as you'd think! Anyway, I didn't say it would be in one go
Fair play Ric - I'd forgotten about Superstars!
Found out last night that the Bucks XC Champs is the day before Cliveden XC, and this year is at Hughenden park - where I do a lot of my training! Wouldnt mind, but I only entered Cliveden the day before - £16 for Cliveden too!!! May be forced to race two days in a row, but will have to decide PDQ as the Bucks XC entry close in two days.
Err, glad it's caused some serious debate, but when I made the comment about cycling it was in the context of MY own personal experience rather than being some universal rule from beginners to elites! I also went on to qualify that this was in the context of weight control and general aerobic fitness and endurance rather than run specific.
I agree whether the Brownlees would be able to go much faster by changing their cycling and swimming to running - they might, but they also might just end up injured and training less.
Ric - what you say about climbing on a bike is absolutely true. What you say about you and Mo in a bike race is pure supposition though - has anyone ever seen him on a bike? He's not on Strava! If you ever get the chance to prove it in reality, in a race, I will eat a pound of my own ear wax .