Welcome to Tick, sounds like you already know a few of the southern boys.
Sounds like a good bike purchase Padams, hope it gives you more speed.
TR.. meant to say much sympathy with the beachfaring rib injury. I guess you won't be humming Beach Boys segues anytime soon
PP.. one Rogan Josh/Pillau Rice & one Jalfrezi/Pillau rice duly purchased from Tesco this morning for the princely sum of £1.65 each. I decided I could also afford a jar of Patak's spicy chutney to accompany!
Jools.. hope the lurgy clears soon. I would recommend 13.1 miles at brisk medicinal pace from recent experience.
Bains.. cracking progressive mile reps!
Charlie.. Mrs Wardi is Cambridge bound this weekend - the Midsummer House restaurant beckons. One of her girlie trips away where a small group of them spend exotic amounts of money on life's finer things. Oh, and swift hardening to your feet!
Mileage base building up nicely again, last few days have been 13+4, 5.2, 8.9, 7.4.
PP.. weren't you tempted by the Tesco half price curry & rice offer? BTW congrats from me too on 2nd place, good to see you got the high-viz shoes in picture! Congrats to LR1976 & Bus too, fab running!
Well done to Jimbob on the sub 40 10k & nearly sub 34 from Bains, good work lads.
Selbs.. great to see you running long distances agin. BTW your 'mid run evacuation' ties with TT's 'hygenically challenged' as the phrases best not though about too much.
TMoth.. a big round of applause from me. Well done indeed on grinding that one out to get the win. On endurance practice - one of my mates (Jon Steele) organises the Hardmoors ultras up here. He does loads of them so gets used to the punishment & how to refuel etc. Just look up 'Hardmoors' and there will be contact info for him - he's a really nice bloke if you want to ask any questions - tell him I sent you!
KD.. top bombing on the sub 3 - you'll be needing some metal polish for that haul of booty!
Great training from Lev & Al P as usual.
Dr Dave .. I won't say 'Doctor heal thyself' but like TT says go easy - a few days to let it sort itself out won't lose you any fitness.
Much sympathy to Jools who seems to have caught my sore throat from last week. I had it from Thursday up to Sunday morning so was on the verge of dibbing out of the debut 'Vale of York' half marathon. Still felt a bit rough but when I woke up to blue skies on Sunday I thought I might as well have a run round if only to try and sweat it out.
The race started on an aerodrome and headed on a lightbulb style loop around country lanes which were all closed to traffic. Apart from one railway bridge which we crossed out & back the route was flat with light winds. Settled into 7:20 pace which felt comfy and kept churning out + or - a few seconds either side of this all the way round (1:36 at the end). Really enjoyed it with no pressure, the time wasn't important. Top event this one, could get very big if the word spreads. Great to have a natter with Race Jase at the finish, top performance fella. Chapeau indeed!
Anyway, my sore throat had gone yesterday so it was all worthwhile.
Me too. My local running/cycling neighbourhood so no surprises. Pleased to see such an excellent turnout. Would prefer numbers/chips sent out (I like to arrive ready to run when possible) but otherwise a super event and long may it run. Cheers to the organisers!