54 minutes away if you believe AA route planner so just about in my radar
I was also supposed to be doing Maidstone HM 2 weeks after but that race has now been cancelled.
McF - my mojo is definitely playing a bit of hide n seek with me. It all feels like a bit of a chore at the moment. I have absolutely zero envy for all the people i see racing. I went along to support at our local Half/Full Marathon the weekend before last and at no point did i wish i was out there with them.
WAVA - we have a 69 year old at our club who does around 3:15 Marathon and that gets him about 85%, similar to my 5k WAVA of around 84%. I know which one i'm much much more impressed with .... 69 years old !!!
V, Tommy - i'll be doing the Sittingbourne 10M on 4th October but that will be off the back of some up and down mileage, not as consistent as i was last year. I'm not sure where i am at the moment but it feels like i'm somewhere around 15-20 seconds a mile down on where i was in April. Lacking a bit of mojo at the moment.
Good racing to the racers even if you didn't get quite what you wanted. And a nice mixture of distances. It seems a few are below their best at the moment. V's sounds like a particularly hard race and something not quite right there ?
McF - not quite a Big middle distance report but well done and i'm sure i wouldn't remember much either other than pain.
Skinny - a few of my friends/clubmates did the GNR and have commented on it being unusually warm
Lit - sounds like something i'd do, glad you're ok and good team work.
muddy - hope things have picked up for you
and the same goes for Tommy and Lou with the injuries
Lou, Tommy - good luck with the hip and shoulder problems
muddy - bravo on the win , absolutuely flying despite not being at your best at the moment
Big - impressive podium, finish and pb I've never seen myself racing ( only a brief youtube clip at VMLM this year ) and i don't want to. We always imagine ourselves as flying along but the reality is something quite different.
Charlie - well done on the 10k. I've gone too early once in a 10k when i mistook a couple of marshalls standing with some tape by some traffic cones as the finish line which was actually 1/4 mile further on. Horrible feeling !!
Skinny - also good 10k'ing and report ( i initially thought you were going to spend the race asking various runners " are you Ian ? " ) Re the " looking over the shoulders thing ", i don't get why Mo seems to spend the entire race doing that. I always tell my kids not to worry about who's behind as you waste energy doing that as well as giving the chasers hope.
DT - yep, sounds to me like you've "come on" a bit
madbee - well done on the fell prize , the thought of the descent makes my knees hurt.
Lit - another prize !
Skinny - yes, i did get a prize for 2nd male. I was first V40 as well but the race organisers thought it unfair that i received a trophy for that as well. The fella who got it was about 4 or 5 minutes behind me Infact, i only received the trophy yesterday ( in the post ) because, on the night, i wasn't even called out as the race organisers had cocked up the results - even more unfair
You have a good memory ( or a very big database ) - i did indeed manage 10k of the 7M LT run and it was starting to feel like i'd be doing more damage than good. 35-40mins at true LT is surely plenty enough. From memory i ran that session at about 6:03/M and did my 10M pb (60:25) about a month later.
Gradually getting back into it here with a club champs 10M race start of October. Not much consistency over the summer but last week was 56M and this week should be about the same. Both weeks have had a 4M tempo in a midweek 10 miler and i may do a bit of threshold work over the next 3 weeks but that won't be at 6:03/M. I reckon it's more like 6:20/M at the moment ( if i'm lucky )