Lev - that a bit of a shame but sounds like it's fairly managable. Can you do a bit of cycling to replace some running?
Clearly I'm massively disadvantaged at my height/weight, and that's going to be my excuse for a while now. I can't really use the bike accident excuse now as it's been 3 months now. I might print off that list of sub-27 runners and keep it on me at all times for when people make the "long legs" claim. I'm 5 inches taller than Solinsky and nearly 2 stone heavier (and he is much heavier than the rest).
DrD - funny you should say that about short runners being faster. The number of times people say to me "no wonder you can run fast, you're legs are twice as long as mine", it really is quite irritating. I just ask them to name a top runner or two and they quickly notice they're all about 5'6.
I was hoping to try to lose a bit of weight for next year, but have been banned by the Mrs and my mum, despite being close to "overweight" on BMI.
Good luck to all the Frankfurters this weekend, and others racing. I'm doing a local 10M race - no idea how it's going to go but apparently it's hilly so I doubt it will be particularly fast.
Agree with others on the Yorkshire marathon coverage. Having said that, each time I put my TV on C4 at the weekends Marders seems to be on it!
Some amazing results at Abo considering the conditions. Anyone getting a PB yesterday should be able to find a few more minutes on another day. Sounds like the marshalling wasn't great either....
A particular congrats to Ryan for hitting a very nicely judged time! And DrD for a massive PB despite various issues. Definitely a 2:30 runner in the making.
I was down in Bournemouth for the weekend so did 19M along the prom (basically the full length and back), keeping it steady with the tailwind on the way out, and working a bit harder into the wind on the way back (was slightly quicker back despite the wind). Average pace was just over 7s. That's my longest run for about 6 months I think.
Then 70M on the bike yesterday going into North Dorset (getting slightly lost) then turning south to the Purbecks, so lots of hills and wind. Noticed I had a slow puncture on the way back, which may have explained why it felt like hard work, so cut the route slightly short (was planning 80M) and made it home with a couple of stops to pump the tyre up a bit.
I just read RS's report properly (just skimmed it the first time), and respect for finishing after that fall! They do say fell runners have a screw loose.
TT/Dan - that's a pain, turning an ankle is really annoying as it can happen so easily. Hope they heal quickly.
KD - as you say, I'd expect you to be aerobically strong but not have the running legs (like me). Keep working at it and it will come.
TJB - well done on popping your cherry. The Met League seems to have become even stronger now. I used to think the Chiltern League was a similar standard, but looking at the Met League results from Claybury, I doubt I would have made the top 30.
Saw Crab's result at Kona and assumed something fairly major must have happened. Not managed to find out yet, but will try a bit of stalking at lunchtime.