Not posted since June, but have followed this great thread...with highlights including SJs enormous swim, PJFs great Berlin GFA (& techno clubbing), GD's speedy employment turn around.
Hope your post op recovery continues well OO - I once had a similar experience at the green start, with no mark celebs getting in the way.
Gul - all the signs of a physical decline that I expected in my 40s, but didn't seem to materialise, definitely happened in my 50s!
I've continued to have a difficult time with my hip. Had to pull out of GNR & despite a cautious return (it has now been nearly a year!), can't seem to get above 35 mpw, without having pain. Anyway, I've a half marathon entered in Nov, when Mrs. F1 is doing the 10k - so that should be a good weekend.
Also got my GFA VLM mag, which has prompted my post. Not sure if I'll ever get there, but as Lorenzo says, it's early days. I can recommend Manchester as an excellent Spring marathon
MsE - take it easy with those achilles tendons. I seem to remember from by-gone posts, that you have a lot of experience dealing with them - but all the same...
GM - for most of 2014 I was 10:04 to 10:07 (I'm 5ft 10) & my family kept telling me I was too thin. But out running or on the bike, I felt great and ran my fastest marathon for 5 years. Then I got badly hurt in the hip/groin area, couldn't run or bike & promptly put on over half a stone - which I can't seem to shift.
PMJ - nice route and tour viewing there
Jools and Speedy - great weekly totals. A friend of mine is running Chester, in the hope of a fast time on the flat, well organised course.
2 hours hilly biking for me this morning with great views and fast descents!