Thanks Columba, yes we are both "over the moon." It's great to see runners like her with such potential. Take care today if you decide to go for a cautious run.
WtnMel, I do think that it is unfair when runners finish ahead of those with faster chip times, especially when this could mean missing out on a prize. I suppose the answer is to start nearer the front, but this also causes problems, as too many slower runners that shouldn't be there, hinder the faster ones behind them. Your gardening will count as cross training, as I suppose bowls and golf will, to a certain extent. Good luck with your new venture as webmaster for your local ramblers group. You are a man of many talents!
I ran 12.25 miles in the forest yesterday, and the ground was rock hard. A real contrast with last weeks mud fest. I was able to put more pace into it, and after the first 6 miles, which I ran with Chris, alternated steady/faster miles, including some short, sharp hills. I'll be off for a run later this morning, but haven't decided yet what it will be.
I ran the Brockenhurst parkrun this morning and we had a really good turn out, 145 runners. It was quite hot and it was difficult to get into my stride. I ran 24.10, an average pace of 7.50, 72.97 WAVA and 33rd.
Columba, I never saw that challenge on fetch, I'll look out for the next one. I've never tried to hold for more than 5 minutes as I don't think that it would be any more beneficial. Glad to hear that your knee is improving, and that you are taking it easy.