Dan - fantastic effort again, just seems you need to sort out the hydration (and possibly nutrition). Not sure how I feel about allowing someone to get a drip mid-race and then carry on anyway!
Jools - well done at the relays, hope you enjoyed the champagne!
bains - great run in the 3,000m. With that negative split and the rain it sounds like there is plenty more to come. By the way, in these open meetings where you enter a target time, you need to knock off quite a bit to get in the correct race, because that's what everyone else does!
PP - good to know that next time you beat me I can just put it down to the doping! Nice reps by the way, seems like you're in decent shape.
SL - that last section sounds horrific, especially when you're not expecting it. Fantastic run and sounds like you could position even higher if everything went to plan.
Just been doing bits and pieces for the last few days as been busy with sorting out baby stuff, NCT etc.
I've been asked to do the 5,000m for Herts in an Inter Counties athletics fixture in a couple of weeks. It's the day after I'm at a wedding but going to give it a go anyway - anyone else running? It's the one at Basingstoke.
I've been away on our golf trip around Inverness (played badly but had a good time), but doesn't look like I've missed too much. I did spot a reappearance of Pug, which was quite exciting!
Jools - well done in the 5000m. Sorry to hear about the personal troubles, hope it is all resolved soon.
Dan - unlucky. Sounds like you gave it everything though. A full report will be interesting reading I'm sure!
AlanB - good mileage and impressive reps.Not sure a stitch can last for 16M so sounds like you might have tweaked something, but hopefully doesn't impact on your training.
PP - well done to you and MsPP in the 30k, national champion too! How much longer until she's faster than you?!
I didn't do a lot of running on the golf trip, but did win the last league 10k race on the Tuesday evening before I left on Wednesday - time was 32:51 on an OK course (a bit undulating and quite a few turns, but not too bad).
LMH - I thought that was the case, just wanted to check as that's a pretty rare occurence! That's amazing, especially as you haven't run much on trails before. Get yourself entered into one of the big 50M races next year (e.g. one of the Centurion ones), you'll smash it.
SC2 - actually it was a blue vest last night! Wore the AC vest as the Striders one was still in the wash from the Sunday race. You'll do well to beat a 4:13 runner - I managed 4:19 a couple of years ago (although I had done a 5000m shortly beforehand I think), I suspect you're a bit quicker than me but low-4:1x would be impressive.
Jimbob - I think there was one guy I didn't lap, so if he did 18:00 I was probably around 17 mins. Anyway, it doesn't really matter!
Jimbob - yes, that was me. You weren't wearing the aviators so I didn't know it was you! I should be at the Hemel fixture on 11 July so will see you there. Sounds like you had a good race in the 1500m! Maybe my time was more like 17 mins then if you did 19:27, because I think I only lapped you near the end and so was probably only about 500m ahead when I finished, which is probably about 2 mins or so.
I think if I tried to run 100m flat out, I would end up in a much worse state than your hamstring twinge! Hope it's nothing more than a bit of cramp.
LMH - awesome run. Are you saying that you won overall i.e. you beat all the men as well?! Either way, very impressive - 8 m/m over that terrain for that distance is amazing.
TR - good to see you pop in and that you're still doing some running. You're right, I wasn't doing laps waiting for the prizegiving - I went home to put some waterproofs on then had a chat with Dan.
I won the 5000m last night but there wasn't a lot of competition. I wasn't wearing a watch and they weren't calling out lap times so I have absolutely no idea what time I ran but my guess would be about 16:30. I ran the first 2k easy, someone was still with me at that point, so picked it up a bit from then onwards and ended up quite a long way ahead.
I decided to wear spikes as it was wet and pleased to find that they weren't causing any discomfort, which is good to know considering that was the first time I've gone beyond 3km in them.