Fantastic Padams! You obviously perform well in races starting at supper time. Fingers crossed you get the club record.
TT.. that handicap race works by taking the fastest 10k time of all the participants from the previous 2 years. In theory it gets busier towards the finish as runners catch each other up - the last k is very competitive! A very hot & humid evening - the post race pint of Peroni hardly touched the sides
Jools.. a thoroughly decent 5k under the cirumstances.
Sue C.. from little acorns grow etc. After a long lay off the pace will inevitably have suffered but just be patient and it will start to come back. Just enjoy the birds chirping for now
Nice long runs Charlie & ES.
Dan A.. bravo on getting round that course in one piece! I saw some clips of it online and it looks tough. Valencia is on my 'to do' list as well - you seem to run better in Spain so good reason to be optimistic. I'm doing the York Marathon in October as it's a relatively cheap day out for me. Haven't decided on spring yet. I'm happy to do Barca again, but I get the impression that Mrs Wardi would rather go somewhere else as we've been 2 years on the trot. Considering Seville in Feb or Hamburg in April as alternatives, heard good reports on both.
AlanB.. next major race is the Vale of York half in Sept on the way to the full Mara as above. Great miles BTW and good luck in the 5000m.
Good efforts in the heat everyone. My contribution on Tuesday started with a 20m bike ride to a local 10k handicap race at the end of our summer season. About 200 runners set off in order of speed slow to fast so you try and catch as many as possible. Bliddy hard work in a sweltering 28 degrees but just about held my own in overtaking/being overtaken. Took me about 45 mins to stop sweating after the race!
This summer series consists of 6 x 10k races plus the handicap at the end with a pie & peas supper thrown in after the last event - all for a tenner.
TT.. my bike frame is titanium and it does seem a bit kinder to my old bones when going over bumps.
Didn't realise you were a V50 now CD, congrats on the prize. Hope your tremors are over for the foreseeable.
Great mileage LMH!
RB.. get well soon, gout sounds nasty!
LS21.. nice session there, hope you can sort both those Achilles out soonest. Pleased you got a proper diagnosis of your liver. Never heard of Gilbert's syndrome before, I guess that means you will be doing most of your forthcoming runs alone again, naturally. (I'll get me coat).
Being the oldest coffin dodger on here I took some relief seeing that picture of Padams needing dentures a couple of pages back. Too many sherbet dips and Haribos when you were younger I'd wager.
Park Run in 20.41 yesterday which was ok in warm & breezy conditions, 5.5m later.