3:53 in London - would like to say that I was holding something back for Boston but I wasn't. That was enough to get me 80% age grading and 6th in my age group - this is when it's fun being older (probably the only time though!). Have been persauded not to run Broadmeadow but I will be there to support. PH - Chris is a really friendly bloke and his events very laid back. Navigation isn't a problem - worth considering in the future. I am going to replace it with Richmond Park on 18th May though - will be taking all future races gently - can really feel the difference in my legs when I try to race. Felt worse after London than after my recent 5 in a week! Well I might try a bit harder in Boston but don't know how much I will have recovered by then. Well done everyone with your results - it's all looking good with ?45 days to go.
So much here to catch up with - just back from a short holiday in Sri Lanka - so hot could only managed a handful of 5k runs. Would have been useful a bit closer to Comrades. Everyone seems to be running well. Well done Possum on your 50. As things are going I'm hoping that Comrades will be my 50th. Fido I have entered Broadmeadow - not sure if I will run it or not as it's in the middle of VLM and Boston but will be there supporting if not. Emily I did do the Bruce Fordyce tour last year and it was really good fun - I'm tempted to sign up again this year.
Hi everyone - busy week for me in which I completed 5 marathons (wasn't intentional at start of week) - including two 4:09 's at Caldecotte lake - the second of those being yesterday after an horrendous 6:44 out at Charnwood on Saturday - got hopelessly lost and caught in wind, hail and rain on the most exposed part of the course. If it hadn't been for bumping into another runner with a spare jacket I don't think I could have finished. Not exactly ideal conditions Comrades training but plenty of hills and good for mental endurance! It was good to meet up with Emily and WindsorAndy both who fared a lot better than me out there. Would love to meet up with everyone again before we leave for SA. It was so useful last year.
SD sounds like you're training is going well and AONEH you only seem to run in nice warm places - some fantastic times you are getting. It's good to hear everyone else is getting on well too. Be nice to be able to put more faces to names if we meet up.
Good luck in Brighton Safer - haven't got Camilla's number yet as we haven't submitted qualifying times. Will let you have them both nearer the time. Send my best wishes to your parents. I'm off to Sri Lanka for a short holiday this week to hopefully get a few shorter runs in the sun before London and Boston - hope to get a good time in one of them. Can't decide which to go for.
Possum I had a shocker this week end at Bolton Hill - really out of place in the field. The only explanation I have is that I raced Siverstone half the weekend before and hadn't recovered. I suppose I thought it was only a half but I'm learning the difference that racing anything makes for me. I think I will still try to get a good time in London but take it easy for the rest.
Yes Becca, We have some very good friends who live nearby - in Hebden Bridge - unfortunately one of them is really very ill which is why I've been spending a lot of time up there. I'm back there tomorrow before going onto Bolton at the weekend. Huddersfield is a good way of fitting in a visit and training. The marathon route goes quite close to Cragg Vale. I will probably run up and down it on the Saturday before Huddersfield too.