Crab - my god! my feckin god. we are in the middle of a terrible decline in British marathon running. Discussion about these weird, artificial events will turn heads. there's a lot of impresonable people on here, some of them good. Do we really want to lose them to such pointless sports? It's like you are handing out leaflets for a rival pub in our pub.
with regard to my quest to be the greatest runner in the world. It is, of course, but one step on my glorious attempt to break 2:35 in the Chester Marathon. Of course injury was a danger, but this wily old fox sees it as a well earned rest. Time to reflect on my amazing achievements of recent months and start work on the autobiography.
Come on you lot, please don't pollute these fine pages with talk of 50 mile races and Iron Men. These are just made up events for those who have failed, and now seek refuge from the finest running event on god's earth.
May as well compare a 3 hour marathon with getting a sixer in a conker tournament.
Padams - I think they are real names, although I confess I allowed Lisa Kershaw to be Liz. Which is a bit of cheating on my part.
RS78 - a friend of mine, sidelined for 3 months due to a pelvic problem, has been doing 2-3 hours/day, everyday, on swimming, core exercises and biking. He's a real creature of habit with regards to running, (80 miles/week following the Mike Gratton schedule for years now) so it's safe to assume that when he starts running (he has been doing a little this week), it will be an interesting experiment to see what difference massive core strength makes.