Botolphs to Southease was fine last week. The sticky churned up muddy bit near the meridian line was muddier and more unpleasant than usual, with cow shit threatening to come over the shoes. Bits between black cap and housdean have had stone-chip paths put down. I can see why, but it's slightly sad.
Herbifit: I'm planning on squeaking through seconds ahead of the cutoffs. Will be good to have affable company at the back of the pack - last year I didn't see another runner between the start and Pyecombe!
Debra: had no idea you'd been injured. For what it's worth, my experience of returning after a year of no running with ITB problems is similar to Herbifit's.