looking forward to hanging out with you and Mr Slinks x
FYI everyone ... the deadline for transport and baggage option is imminent so I guess log in and double check your options (make sure you have an email from them confirming it all) ..... I guess I need to practice what I preach .... i'll check mine later today
BM .... I found that happened a lot with the SIS gel belt .... but the high five has been so reliable for me. Let's face though, a loaded gel belt is kind of annoying. Once you get down to your last 1 or 2 gels it's far more pleasant but then you are 16 miles into a marathon and starting to struggle. I wish I didn't feel so dependent on them as they start to taste horrible after 3 or 4. They kind of "work" for me at the moment. At some point I'll end up chundering at the side of a road and they will balls up my race strategy and maybe I'll have to rethink things.
The High Five 6 gel belt also has a mesh zip pouch for a wallet. This is by far the best I've used, tried a few. I own two. Can be purchased from Evans Cycles online for about 6 quid click and collect. Have recommended to others and they have all agreed the ones that tried it out.
Kenno - consider having a longer period off to try to shake the injury ... maybe a month ... no running or cycling. I know that is probably torture but worth a shout. Cycling still puts some strain on the Achilles although so does walking up the stairs.
Agent P ... well done on the sub3 .... outstanding achievement! ... that BQ means you can apply in the first week of the application window (on the Friday and it should get you in) - I'd reserve your accommodation now. Plus, all the cool (silly) kids do the Boston-London double (6 days apart) - 'ave it son!