Big G, I'm with you on the sub 20 5k, it's definitely high up on my wish list! My 10 mile time in McMillan gives a 20:07 5k, but that feels a long way off what I could manage right now. It's weird how people differ - a club mate who easily bashes out sub 20 5ks was 3 mins behind me in my 10 mile race and another club mate who always beats me in our timed miles was almost 10 mins behind. And yet I've run a lot more timed miles and 5ks versus 10 mile races but for some reason just can't find the speed! Can I blame being a girl?!
Big G, sorry to hear the probate is taking up so much time. Sounds sensible to deal with it as it comes but are you sure it wouldn't make it all less stressful getting someone else to deal with it? Hope the run and meeting with your dad went OK. Good to spend some time thinking of the headstone wording - you have such a lovely way with words, I'm sure you wrote something that Claire would approve of.
Jugula - sorry to hear about your experience today, so unfair when you prepared so well. Could you be coming down with something or was it just bad luck on the day?
Shades, big shame you couldn't run today but sensible to keep your eye on the 'bigger prize', i.e. Dublin. Hope the rest does the foot some good.
Well done on the 10k Iain. Most of us would consider that a brilliant time, but I'm sure if you trained for a 10k you would go loads quicker.
Pleased with my run at the Cabbage Patch 10 mile race today. Finished in 69:50, a PB by almost 2 minutes. I was aiming for 70:XX but felt OK after doing the 1st 2 miles at sub 7 minute mile pace. So decided to have a crack at sub 70 mins and just made it, despite slowing a bit in the last couple of miles. No cabbage, 5th in my age group, but first was Mara Yamauchi, the lady who ran in the Olympic marathon! She was only 5th lady overall. Met up with family and parents in Richmond Park afterwards for deer rutting and cake
Shades, despite my choice of hot pink/silver shoes, I agree with you re too much pink in women's running attire. It's so dull just seeing the same clothes in black/blue for guys and black/pink for girls. I love turquoise and red but never seem to find running clobber in these colours.
MF, the cabbage patch is named after the race headquarters which is a pub in Twickemham. The first across the line actually wins a cabbage! It usually has quite a high quality field - I think the prize money is quite generous. Past winners have included Mo Farah. Your 10k trail race sounds fun - hope Jocelyn is running too
Wow Lily, big feet! I'm jealous actually as prefer the colours in the men's shoes generally. Hope you have recovered from your cold/flu now.