Cal - it's still cheap in Budapest to eat etc. Not so sure about decent hotels though. Would be great to have you along too. I think it will be 8th October 2017 but have to wait until this year's event is done for 2017 date to be confirmed.
Big G - they must have changed the course last year for DMV as the new road has been open for quite a while now. You had a tough run that day.
Shame the Herald didn't credit the photographer. They are good photos.
Thankfully Pilates wasn't a killer class today, last week my abs ached for days.
Am signing off now, packing etc. to do and off to Cardiff today, don't normally fly from Cardiff but I needed an early flight tomorrow so I can get the bus from Dublin to Galway and still arrive in reasonable time.
Big G - hopefully it will cool in Palma before your race, that's fairly hot for marathon running. But it may be less humid so the heat would be less of a problem.
Remember Dartmoor Vale that time in the rain, I have never known rain like it. If I'd fallen in a swimming pool I couldn't have been any wetter. I haven't done Dartmoor Vale for a few years now, they moved the date to the last weekend in October and it now clashes with Dublin and I'm afraid no contest for me.
I've entered Cornish and I haven't done any hill training. I think you'd enjoy the Cornish, no pressure with time but just a beautiful course and a few challenging hills.
I've also entered Davey's race on the 29th April, then flying to Belfast the following day to run the marathon on the Monday.
Never done the First Chance but have heard it's a good fast course.
Pilates class now.
BTW - Scottish and Cardiff Half marathons on the BBC red button on Sunday for anyone that decides for a bit of couch time.
Big G - I'm sure your weekly report is well read, perhaps you could put a 'read meter' on it to see how popular it is. Even with FB, the results wouldn't all be in one place.
Just picked up my Herald from the doormat and your write up is in this week, plus lots on the Women's 10km. That's such a good race but unfortunately nearly always seems to clash with a marathon for me.
When is your next marathon, the club trip?
Iain - I've hear good reports of Tailwind too.
Yes, enter another race, got to keep the momentum going. I think I would find it hard to keep my training focussed it I didn't have a race diary.
Ian5 - have a lovely holiday in Crete. Would be great to meet you at the Severn race next year.
Jugula - I think you as well prepared for your marathon as you can be. Good to hear you've got a race fuelling plan that works for you. Enjoy the taper.
Eleta - every time mamafox mentions fig jam, my mouth waters, but I'd never seen it here. I've just checked on Tesco website and they do stock one which I will buy next week if my local store stocks it.
Hope the session with the PT went well and he was kind to you. I'm sure the weight will come under control now you've got renewed motivation.
Would be lovely to meet you at Budapest and or Severn.
I'm off to Galway tomorrow so am hoping that it won't be too windy on Saturday for the marathon, forecast looks OK.
When you get the chance it would be worth going somewhere where there's a decent running shop so you can try a few on. Maybe head to the lakes, I guess that's not too far from you, I was up at Kendal and visited Pete Bland Sports and that was the most knowledgeable running shop I'd visited.