Had a dreadful run, but that was me having stomach cramps all the way round. No idea why - never had that before. Managed to finish, but had the ignomony of being caught by the "last runner" vehicle near the finish. That's never happened before either. My 7th Wilmslow, and the least enjoyable, but that was just a personal thing. I'm sure I'll be back next year. I agree about the medal. I've got 6 paperweights on my mantelpiece, but nowhere to put the medal!
Been feeling a slight knee niggle recently. Strangely enough, it's worse walking than running. Did 8 miles today with no probs, so I expect to be there. Looks like there'll be plenty of goody bags left for us slowcoaches with all these dropouts! It's looking like around 2.20 for me, though could be better if I have a good day. I don't think I'll threaten my pb of 2.08.
Seventh year in a row for me at Wilmslow. Always wanted to break 2 hours and never quite managed it. Definitely won't manage it this year as the trainings not been up to standard. Maybe 2.15 if it goes OK. Fondest memory of Wilmslow - coming across a runner doubled up in agony about half a mile from the finish.
Me: "C'mon mate! five minutes running and you're there."
Him: "Five minutes? Is that all?"
Me: "Yep - you can just about see the finish from here."
Without another word he made a miraculous recovery and after a jog start slowly caught me up and then outsprinted me to the finish in the last 100 yards! He never thanked me for the encouragement either!
Got my number on wednesday! I'd forgotton all about it by then. No running since this race due to bruised ribs (fell at about 7.6 miles). The doc reckons it'll take a couple of months . I'll have to give the now traditional Christmas morning run a miss this year. I'll be back next year and this time I will get a PB!