Good morning Nattybow. I plan to run the trails as much as possible and particularly the races run by Born2 Run & 26 Extreme. They're hard to beat. I also fancy doing some of the duathlons over the winter. I had a club place for London 2015 but, for once, I've listened to advice and passed it on to someone else. I'm already regretting the decision but at least it leaves me free to just do whatever I fancy.
10 miles this morning. I didn't mean to run that far but it turned out to be a nice morning so I just kept going while the rest of Newtownabbey were sleeping.
Martin, for your next challenge take a look at the Channel 4 programme 'Aisics Outrun the Sun, which was broadcast on Saturday morning (8th) at 7am. It's on 4oD.
What's it about? Two teams of runners ran around Mont Blanc, completing the UTMB 151km route from France to Italy to Switzerland and back into France, all between sunrise and sunset in one day! Interested? One of the pros passed the camera comfortably running uphill on a trail at sub 6 min/mile pace! Well worth watching.
Very understanding of 26Extreme. They're a great bunch. All the best for Run in the Dark tonight, DS.
Martin, thanks for asking about me. I've sent you a PM. I had to have some more surgery at the beginning of October which knocked me back but am on the mend now. I've been in the London ballot for years but never got in. However, I was offered a place this year (2014) in our club draw, which I had to pass on as wasn't up to it at the time. The club has been very good to hold it for me for 2015, so really don't want to let it slip through my fingers this time.
Martin, Slieve Gullion sounded great. Particularly Mark and his clan taking the hill dressed as warriors. Brilliant!
Louise, I've a place for London too but am out of action at the moment. I've just been walking and today got back to cycling but running is just too painful. Gutted to have missed some great races in October and now will have to miss those in November as well. Hopefully, I'll get back out in December and get some sort of a base to start into a marathon training program. Hope you can get back into it again yourself.
You may have seen the pictures in Monday's Belfast Telegraph of the runners in hero costumes in a race to raise money for a charity. I passed them on Sunday morning. Everyone seemed to have dressed up for the part and there were some great costumes.