Poacher: hi matey...so sorry you've had a rough 2015. Long run just 5k eh? I'm worried about your cruciate. I think you need to try it over some much longer distances before you start at the Comrades this year. I know from last year that you're talented but you know it's a really long time in the legs.
I'll be at the VLM Sunday.... I'm cycling down the towpath to watch at Limehouse. I'll keep an eye out for you. Go steady!
Hi guys. Relieved to get my qualifier at last phew! It was a bit testy out there but my undertrained body was the main challenge.
Going great till 15 miles but after that it was a real battle. Dropped from 7.30's to 8.30's and after 21 miles I was struggling to keep to 9.30's!!! Hung in with some walking to make 3.36. So definately need a lot more long runs and back to nackd in the next 4-5 weeks my hamstrings are crocked ATM.
Marty: really sorry to miss you. I look all day for a red & white vest. You're just too fast I think!
Hope all other marathoners went well - it's getting close now...
Mc Hilly: all power to you for turning left at the finish field and willing yourself round again for another lap.
Well done to you and Marty. I bet you were glad of those trail shoes as it was quite squishy in the woods!
Great to meet Marty and McHilly today at Compton 20/40. Those brave two were going round twice! Once was more than enough for me. I'm slightly sore but still in one piece.
All power to the organisers who were absolutely amazing. One of the best events I been to. Where else can you get sausages chips & beans plus rice pudding after the run as well as a tech. tee shirt! Oh - and a Cream egg!
Sad they may have to pack in the race unless they get some fresh blood to organise next year's event. It's just too good a course to lose. A wonderful run to warm up for comrades.
Sadly I did not find Wilf or Mr K at all. Sorry guys. Next time.
Hope to recover well now for Worcester M next week.