Just dropping in to note an unconfirmed sighting of Samir H
27:29 isn't too hot
Yep, every man and his dog has gone sub 27:30 for 5 miles. I remember when I did so, seemed a big marker as it was closer to 5 minutes a mile than 6 minutes a mile and in those days 5 miles was the shortest recognised race for road runners: none of these easy 5k and 3k stuff.
Sounds a good plan Philip - I'd be happy with that. If you wanted an off-road alternative, we could meet up at Hughenden Church and do a nice circular 13/14 from there (or start at the Harrow in Hughenden valley if a pint was in order?)
bus, if it is just you and I, then the Harrow is a good plan. I just offered up Marlow to try and include those who live out Reading side.