I didn't know Princess Beatrice was running round her Nan's back garden yesterday with her mum cheering her on. Beatrice York has a chip time of 2hrs 13. So she was just 4 minutes ahead of me. Good on ya girl !
(Yes I looked it up on the results page, I'm really that sad !)
2hrs 17 mins Way to go ! 2 mins faster than Norman Cook (a.k.a. fat boy slim) No doubt he'd like to praise me like he should ! I heard him being interviewed by the compere where Norman said he had not done much in the way of training. He trained for an event earlier this year but had been busy lately with festivals and such (we've all got a schedule dear !). Anyway, he ended the brief interview by asking his wife Zoe Ball and son to meet him at the Lucozade tent ! How suburban !
I think I may have gone to the same schools as you back in the dim and distant. I got married and changed my name in '94 though. I remember you being friends with Kester Hughes, if you ever were friends with Kester Hughes. Good luck for Sunday.
Got it coming up on Sunday. Ten miles in 1hr 55 mins for training. Not aiming to beat Haile Gabrie Salassie, just at least draw level with my own PB of 2hrs 11mins. If I could beat that, oh how unbearable I would be ! Good luck all.
Fergal - A half marathon with no training ! RESPECT to you. Well done. BTW everyone gets dumb comments. Runners that I would probably consider elite (that's everyone in front of me in a race) get stupid off the cuff remarks, i.e. Run Forrest Run and it's just as annyoying as the taylor made bespoke insult that you got. My first Half Marathon took me 2hrs 51, my second took me 2hrs 11mins. I went from first HM to HM pb in two races.
Sorry that it irks some people to see someone trying to turn their health around and feel the need to stamp on their efforts. Former smokers lose their smoking friends as they've 'sold out' to the non smokers. Formerly overweight people comment that the friends they knew when they were overweight no longer return their calls. Don't be someone else's arrogant lower measure i.e. at least I'm not as fat as..... or at least I don't drink as much as.......or at least I'm not as broke as.......
You probably don't fit into those categories but do you see what I mean ?