Did the Les Jones 9.5k yesterday too. Lovely evening for it. That was my 2nd 10k this year, and the 1st one also was just 9.5k as we went the wrong direction at a junction there too. The Les Jones race has a very nice course. It's good finishing on a track and the new surface on the Mary Peters track is just so nice to run on. I loved the little girl on her dad's shoulders along the tow path shouting to us 'keep 'er lit!'
BOD13, how about asking Jenny Branigan (no relation) on www.runireland.com ? She is a chartered physiotherapist and gives really good advice on their forum. NI Running are to provide a similar 'Physio Room' on their brilliant website soon .
TG, I did the Edinburgh marathon 2 years ago, but didn't really notice the relay runners. I think they started behind us, and that their change over points were discretely positioned away from the road. I don't think the relay is so popular in Edinburgh as the organisers provide 5k and 10k races on the Saturday, and a half marathon on the Sunday starting 2 hours before the marathon. So people have other options to choose as well as the relay.
You're very considerate as a relay runner. I wish more were like you.
Well done, kenny. A 900' climb is tough enough in a half marathon, but you also had the wind to cope with as well.
I was up in your part of the world doing the Roe Valley sprint tri yesterday. The cross winds made the cycle pretty hairy. It's a busy town on a Saturday afternoon so wasn't really an ideal time for the race. Most of these leisure centre based triathlons are run on Sunday mornings when the traffic is lighter. There are some excellent runners in these triathlons so, as these races are started in waves, I was able to watch the faster waves out on the course after I finished. They're great athletes to watch.
Just want to congratulate the marathon runners. I was standing at Maysfield with my daughters handing out jelly babies, and we could see how much it was hurting many of the runners by that stage. I've been there before and know what it's like. Hope you can enjoy a good rest now.