Jools - Fantastic run. Congrats on 21st position, but especially impressed that you're up there in one of the stronger women's teams in the country. Excellent progress!
CW - Nice to see you on Saturday. Looks like the smile on your face lasted through the race as well so you must've enjoyed it!
Happy birthdays to CC2 & Dan. xx
RS - That looks like a very good performance if you're a bit rusty on the racing.
And some great training going on generally. All very marathon-shaped. It's interesting to see just how many people are following P&D, which could be useful for comparison as people home in on their marathon targets towards March...
Southern XC for me as well, and although I'm definitely still on the path back to fitness I was very pleased with the progress. It was a long way and the course was pretty up and down, but it was also runnable, and the most encouraging sign was my traditional trick of losing places going downhill, but finally getting back to overtaking people coming back up. (So the opposite of CW basically.) My lungs are back! 183rd place, which is better than my only other Southern finish of 255th (2008 at Parly Hill when Ronnie O'Sullivan was a couple of minutes in front of me.) The other useful indicator of form is finishing ahead of a couple of club mates who have been beating me this season up till now. (8th scorer for the club.)
Took yesterday off but still managed 65 miles for the week and feeling pretty fresh now, so ready to crack on again.