I have another race on 2nd june which is a PB potential so my focus is on that. I was hoping for a couple of slowish 10s, a fadt 5 and a slow half marathon before then.
Four runs in twelve days is not much. How often do you normally run? What sort of weekly mileage do you do?
As mentioned above, consistent, slowly increasing mileage is the key to improvement. Try to structure you week with three key session: long (~10 miles for 10k), tempo and intervals then 1-3 easy runs with a few strides inbetween.
Have considered it. I have about 9 miles to the station, so I think 18 total would make a good midweek mlr. Thing that puts me off is that I usually need to carry my laptop.
Could anyone recommend a running bag for carrying a laptop?
As I understand it 'civil partnerships' we introduced as an alternative to 'marriage' for gay couples. Both of these are legal arrangement that don't necesserily have anything to do with the church. A wedding is the ceremonial process that traditionally took place in a church or registry office but that was opened up a few years ago so that licenses can be granted for other suitable venues.
Civil partnerships give spouses the same legal benefits as married couple ie pensions, wills, parental rights. The main practical difference (other than not burning in hell for all eternity when you die, obviously) is that a civil ceremony cannot take place in a religous venue and cannot include any religious word songs etc. Perhaps less important for most is that civil partners of male peers or knights do not receive a courtesy title to which the spouse of a peer or knight would be entitled.
Extending the right to marriage to gay couples gives them the right to have a religous ceremony - that is all. The proposal to extend the right to a civil partnership to straight couples is inteded solely to waste parlimentary time so the bill never gets passed. Surely though, to my mind, if everyone has the right to get married, then there is no need for civil partnerships at all and that legislation can be expunged.