Mark, I get this happening too. I read an article on here ages ago saying that extreme variations in HR could be an indicator of being super fit - or at the very least, it's not a thing to be concerned about.
Tim, I am excited for you! And yes, all OK with me (touch wood) - managed 4 miles last night
As for the gels - I try different ones all the time. In fact, if a particular race is using X brand, I will use them on the day (although I always have an emergency stash of my own on my pocket). I have my personal favourites - the GU and Cliff brand both do a chocolate one (yum) and there was a choc mint one which was like After Eights - alas no longer available.
Westy - I will check in nearer the time re Manc 10K.
Your comment must have been on my mind because last night I had a dream that I met you in a cafe prior to the race, we got chatting and decided to go out boozing and missed the race altogether Sounds preferable!!
Just popped on for a quick skim-read catch up and to let you know my leg-break recovery is going OK. I’m up to 3.5 miles ‘jogging’ now and I’m confident I can make the Manchester 10K (May) with my sister.
I’ve just read Wenty’s Jerusalem race report – flipping heck, that sounds tough. Well done, mate.