All that was needed to entice Dull back was someone coming 10th in the CG. If only I'd known I would have done it a while back! Good to see you and to hear you're still running a bit. I'm sure people would like you to keep posting even if you're not marathon training or running much!
Agree with others - I would have loved to have seen the battle for top Brit. Why couldn't they have put that on the red button? At least we got to see Hawkins being sick all the way up the home straight.
By the time I went to bed yesterday Marigold was starting to annoy me with the sheer about of coverage he was getting, interviews next to Sirs, Olympic legends etc. I'm not jealous at all.
Seriously, it was absolutely awesome, particularly given I know he's genuinely a top bloke and has worked so hard for it.
A massive opportunity missed though by not claiming the entire change in his fitness was due to beetroot juice. It would have been awesome if he'd told Clare Balding that he still smokes, eats kebabs etc., but he just started drinking more and more beetroot juice and the times kept coming down.
Also didn't mention Bosch, red shoes etc. Very poor...
Not much news from me - leg is getting less painful but still very swollen. It is showing signs of improvement at least and even survived a wedding at the weekend.
Wow, some amazing endurance efforts going on here. Al_P - fantastic that you can knock that out without too much effort (I agree, a nice area to run). CW - insane as usual. PP - a lot of quality in there with some nice pace. And the usual aerobic hours from TR.
bainspj - don't worry, by any normal standard you've done some good training!
Al_P - I did the 5-4-3-2-1 marathon once. I was well ahead, went the wrong way at one point, and then rejoined the course just as 2nd place came along. I pulled away to win but was questioned by the race director for cheating as 2nd place obviously thought I'd taken a shortcut (reasonably understandable given I came onto the course from the wrong direction). The RD believed me though!
As for me, the scabs are starting to come off, which is fun! However, my leg is probably more swollen now than a couple of days ago (more localised but larger swelling), so going to the doctor tomorrow to check it and ask what I can do about it.
TR's post made me look back and realise I'm probably not going to hit 100M this month for the first time in 2 years. And that was with 88M in the first 13 days (very high for me!).