BBB - what an amazing race. Apparently the guy who came 2nd had to be taken from the track on a stretcher!
Found Rudisha refreshingly humble despite all that he has achieved. Funny too how much we all fuss and debate over which runnig shoes to buy and there was Rudisha choosing a pair of shoes with spikes from a bag of second hand shoes!
Well done Iain on the mile time, I bet now you've gone sub 6 mins you'll be shaving even more time off next time.
I managed a 7-mile easy run earlier. Was still quite warm at 8 o'clock.
Did anyone just see that programme on David Rudisha that was on BBC4 earlier? Amazing guy, really humble. Fact I didn't realise about the 800m final in London 2012 (where Rusisha beat the 800m WR) - the guy who came 8th (last) in the final would have won gold with that time in the 3 previous Olympics! And the guy who came 2nd was so exhausted he had to be taken off the track on a stretcher. It's seen as the best race of all time due to the speeds achieved and the fact that all runners achieved PBs. Worth catching on the I-player if you get a chance.
MF - I think the blackberries over here are early too. When I was a child I sometimes had blackberry picking parties for my birthday in Sept (not a lot to do in my village!) But I saw ripe ones in our local park a couple of weeks ago - they seem to come earlier every year.
Molly - an ironman?! Eek! My 7 to managed 7 lengths of the pool last week and is now keen to do the local triathlon next year. Apparently in his age group you just need to do 6 lengths of a smaller pool so he should be OK. He's OK with the running part so just needs to practise cycling fast! My sister put a dampener on his enthusiasm saying she couldn't see the point of triathletes, what's the point in being rubbish at 3 sports?! Thanks for the encouragement auntie!
Well done on the PB Shades. Sounds like tough conditions - did you find you missed the fuel that you couldn't take because if your stomach problems. Congratulations too to Lily and your daughter, you must be very proud of her - how old is she? Is that 10k part of the Jame Tomlinson series?
Busy weekend racing for me. Did a new local parkrun on Saturday with son 2. It was supposed to be a slightly faster course than my usual one but I didnt manage a PB. Time was 20:45 and was 2nd lady, 7th overall. At my usual parkrun this time probably wouldn't get in the top 30! They had a problem with the barcode reader and both my son and I were initially listed as unknown in the results as well as lots of others. But they sorted it in the end after going through all the photos. A guy we chatted to at the start had only been running for a couple of months and it was his first parkrun. He ended up winning overall so was very pleased.
Today I ran a 10k in Regents Park which was part of the summer league that lots of the London clubs take part in. Really lovely place to run, all the route was within the park on nice flat pathways. Passed parts of London zoo a few times. Time was 42:09 which isn't a PB but good to run consistently under 43 mins. Also took part in the relays afterwards. We came 2nd in the ladies relay which was really fun. Running can be a very solitary sport which I like but it's great to have the team aspect sometimes.