Managed to sort my Droitwich place. He had missed me out but is now sending me a number. Phew!
Nice easy 6 miles last night at 8.30mm ish pace. Will quite probably do the same tonight following which I have a sports massage.
Still debating taking my parkrun opportunity saturday and heading over to Solihull, however I think my training might be better spent right now getting some easy time on my feet, particularly having ran reasonably hard sunday and having a slightly more ambitious plan for Droitwich the following week.
Not heard a word from that coaching lot since the last week of september when i paused things. Bearing in mind at that point I said my plan was to run the Robin Hood then take 2 weeks off doing lots of stretch and physio and then spend a month or so building mileage if that went well. I'd have thought they might at least have pretended to be interested in my progress even if purely from a commercial perspective.
Seems like the most sensible solution overall. If they just arbitarily reduce everyones time on that side there will be even more outrage. I very much doubt too many will come forward. A lot of people wont even have registered or worn a watch.
Good to hear you're going well Mr V. May as well attack the 10k pb whilst in that shape.
I got a late place at the birmingham half last sunday. I debated all day saturday whether to do it as my longest run since mid august was 7.5m. Decided to go but run it roughly at marathon effort without worrying too much about pace. Got through 10k in about 44.30 and was feeling pretty good and the course then took a general downhill direction with some wind assistance, having battled up against both aspects on the way out. Threw in a 6.45 and 6.47 mile then. I think 5 of the last 7 miles were all sub 7 minutes and I didnt really suffer any lack of endurance. In fact I was working through groups in the last 4 miles and pulling them in. Final time was 1.33.xx. I was tragetting around 1.35 ish so happy with that. No adverse affect afterwards just a couple of days of serious doms.
There has been a timing cock up which the organisers are seriously trying to play down. Essentially there is a right and left start. Everyone who started on the left has been given a chip time of around 1.55 faster than watch time. Some people are of course happy with this but others on that side are peed off. Equally those on the right are. There are around 100 people who finished around 2 minutes faster than me in the results so effectively ive lost anything between 0-100 places. Plus with half the field running 2 minutes faster the runbritain difficulty assessment will be skewed.
Have done a couple of easy runs since and have a sports massage tonight, so hopefully im back approaching full swing.
i am not sure how they will do the video footage. I gues they will randomly pick a selection of people and see what time they crossed the start line and then the finish line via the footage?
They are probably waivering on this as its a substantial job and lots of people have no idea about it. I have a colleague who i told about it this morning. He didnt wear a watch so just took the time on the chip. They will have to e-mail everyone and tell them they have changed the times, then a mass amount of others will get upset because they will have 'lost' 2 minutes.