mowzer - I think it will be hot for you this weekend, even round a reservoir.
I will be watching the Commonwealth marathons on TV, I think they're both on sun morning.
There are too many small marathons now that are in danger of just becoming training runs for a few friends and I think this is cheapening the sport.
By putting a race on footpaths/trails the course doesn't need to be officially measured to the exacting standards that a road event requires as road distances are eligible for records/qualifying times etc. I go to Ireland a lot as they have several road ultras, we only have one in this country, which is DD, and every so often the Anglo Celtic Plate.
Rory often likes to be a bit controversial as I think in the past some have queried whether some of his events counted as it wasn't easy to establish if they had race permits.
Emmy - tank tops! This is what I think of when you say tank top..LOL, showing my age here
molly - glad you're OK, we're moaning about running in the heat here but I bet it's a lot hotter where you are.
As like Big G I'd like to know which IM you've signed up for
I thought you'd like the medal, it is lovely.
Moore - no, I'm not doing Stevenage, I did it the last time it was on, which I guess was 10 years ago, I quite enjoyed it but there are a lot of subways to run
Lee - well that's promising with your achilles, hope it's less tender today
mamafox - LOL at your daughter wearing your Lidl trainers for her 'sports'.
I saw a couple of blackberries out this morning, I didn't stop though as I had a great run.
Are you just a bit overtired or is it the heat?
Iain - 5:53 wow, brilliant running. SK is right that will inspire you to faster times all round.
SK - I've recorded that programme on BBC4. Whatever anyone ever says about that super Saturday, to me the highlight was David Rudisha's race, I have never seen such amazing running and every runner just gave it their all, it was inspirational.
Your sister needs a night out with us!
mowzer - that sounds like great hill training, my preference is to do loops or laps too rather than reps and not to stop.
You must have been a proud Mum watching your son marching through the town
Where are you this weekend, I hear Wye is cancelled due to lack of entries. I think that will happen more now as there are all these little trail events competing with each other.
Lee - I don't think it's a good idea to change your training paces at this stage, the difference isn't significant and I would rather you got back running comfortably and without pain rather than trying out a new training pace