TheDan – good luck with the wedding. As DT suggests, the important thing is to appear interested. Does’t matter how trivial or unimportant you think something is, just express an opinion. And “I don’t think we need to bother with those. No will notice.” is the WRONG opinion.
Other than that, I love weddings. Always brings a tear to my eye etc. You should give it a go Lit.
DT – Good to see you again yesterday and I hope the logistics worked out ok. Leg 3 is a bit long and tougher than the last time I ran it. I learnt afterwards that the route had been changed last year as it clashes with a BHF cycle sportif. I remember last time hurtling down a fairly steep decline to the finish shouting at the hundreds of cyclists struggling up the hill. That last long climb between miles 9 and 10 wasn’t there before.
Tommy – congratulations on the drunken parkrunning. Hope your hosts weren’t too annoyed by the mess.
I thoroughly enjoyed the relays yesterday. No drama (apart from the surprise extra hill mentioned previously) and leg time of 1:14.05 for 10.51 miles. We finished in fifth place, so no trophy this year.
Not a lot to say about the run as it was mostly done alone. I took the baton a few seconds ahead of Stratford and Evesham runners. The Stratford runner quickly receded behind me and the Evesham runner passed me at about 1 mile. I made a brief quip about hoping he would be a big bloke who I could shelter behind as were running into the wind at that point. I considered trying to stick with him but he was obviously quite a bit quicker than I am so I let him go and he soon disappeared over the horizon.
Felt reasonably comfortable throughout then gave it the full 99% for the final climb and the last level half mile. Turned out that the Evesham chap was part of a mixed team so I wasn’t racing him anyway.