SJ very impressed by your aquatic adventures. I took the kayak up to Buttermere/Windermere a couple of weeks ago. Sublime to be on water and surrounded by mountains
Not much running here, too busy, the upshot of the car crash was that mine was a write off so spent this week trying to replace it. Thanks again to the headrest/sealbelt which saved me from serious injury. 30m last week, just realised the Yorkshire mara is fairly soon. It's gonna be slow - Minni are you going to pace me round?
Lorenzo - entries open Sept 1 - sign up online - may need to fork out for a Championchip too. You do have to formally qualify but can do this up to a month or so before race day. Worth getting the best seeding you can. Conveniently, sub 3-20 in London would get B seeding which is fine.
Flights: obvious route is London - Joburg - Durbs...worth checking whether its better/cheaper via Paris or Schipol though. The alternative is UK - Dubai - Durbs on Emirates.
Oh, and practice running up very long painful hills. And down very long painful hills.
Had a good read, will just say congrats to jnrs SJ, Minni & PMJ, and double congrats for the dedicated parents who have got them there. Congrats also to Lit the job-getting fast-running person.
Lorenzo - got that pass yet?
SJ - I drove over Honister several times last week - the thought of running it is mind-boggling! Did you enter the ultra?
My joke about the metaphorical car crash of having too many jobs came sadly true 2 days ago.....in slow traffic on the way to job #1 in Salford a daydreaming idiot smashed into my tailgate at speed in a very large and powerful Merc. I'm sure the seatbelt/headrest prevented a really nasty outcome. Result: minor whiplash and an undriveable car which is a lot shorter than it was. Could have done without this.
Working now in London - absolutely biblical rain down here but ran tonight along the embankment...visualising this scene on a sunnier day next April, packed with crowds and less than a mile of VLM to run...bring it on!