And an excellent report from PJF which captures why Berlin is such a great city as well as a great race. One of the best finishes anywhere as you run through the history of our times. Should be on everyone's list, and very do-able from the UK.
The new bike is sitting in the kitchen. Forgotten how different cycling is from running. Hugest respect for duathletes and triathletes who are good at both.
Not much running to report, but keeping fit by building large structures in heavy timber and mastering the art of using a scary circular saw. Quick read back:
Still reeling from GM's wedding snap Welcome to the OG50 world PMJ - the competition drops off now and you will undoubtedly be a regular age group champ Bike It - you are putting in great efforts, and at altitude in the heat. Are you aiming for close to 8hrs or possibly even a 7:XX? Impressed by Blisters' epic - KR's monster endurance (100miles beckons...)
Meanwhile, calling all bike experts. I finally found the time to buy a (slightly unusual folding) mountain bike but not having cycled for many years I haven't a clue about where to go for good-value kit, which bits of clothing are essential, what lights to get, etc etc. In effect a bike newbie, not planning to race or do Slokey-Style challenges but to enjoy and stay fit & safe on/off road. Any advice welcome, however obvious.
Whoops, hadn't spotted SJs truly epic performance. Huge chapeau sir. What does one think about when swimming for that long? 6 1/2 hrs equates to running a 40-45m ultra. But wetter.
Joolska 1.24 when feeling off colour ain't so bad
A very slow run round Ashbourne - a beautiful course, but it feels like there's no flat ground at all for the first 7.5m. Score on the door 1.43.15, nothing special but the body stayed together. Winning time was about 1.20. Reminded me what a good distance the HM is - a decent workout but doesn't take forever.