richard, maybe I am slightly biased as it was my first ever marathon, but the whole day was magnificent. Brilliant pre race expo, excellent organisation, the race starts following a huge volley of fireworks, excellent support all the way. And as for finishing areas, they don't get much grander than Valencia. The course is flat to help with pb attempts, not too hot, the route takes in many different parts of the city. It is a perfect city marathon imho.
.Martyn rees broke the over 60 , 10 mile race time today with a time of 56:50
now thats a time many men half his age would be pleased with.......
Jeez, that IS inspirational sub six minute miles
10kg off is no mean feat, hope it all comes together for you LeedsNick, better weather ahead hopefully...
I have been having delusions about running in the Western States 100 in a few years time.... Have York marathon in October and Valencia again in November, downside of being in Ibiza is total lack of races, Ibiza trail marathon in May was cancelled
Had some great runs in the Yorkshire Dales the past week on holiday, total of 4900ft of ascent, snow and ice abound at the top of Penyghent, stunning part of the country.
Lakeland50 on the radar for next year
Good luck and keep injury free everyone and enjoy your running...
I listened to Born to Run on audible, loved that one It wasn't until seeing the legendary, god like form of Anton Kuprika ("Unbreakable - Western States 100") that I was sold on forefoot running. Have you seen any videos of him moving? He glides across the ground like a heavenly being (yup, he's my new sporting idol, joining James Cracknel, and the "Running The Sahara" boys in my sporting hall of god like beings...).
Good to hear you are still zipping around, six and a half minute miles over 20 miles, that's flipping impressive
I hope this feeling of absolute love and desire for anything to do with running never goes away?
Barcelona HM 17-Feb, wanted to go sub 1:50 but failed by a minute and a touch to do 1:51:06, easy enough course, very very busy, lovely city for a race, recommended.
After watching a few films, took the decision to go minimal and practice a forefoot stride. First time today this am and tonight with my boy, wore a pair of flimsy sneakers and it felt great. Calves are going to take some conditioning. I know there is the saying if it aint broke etc but it really does feel so different and springy.