Chrissi - it must have been hard to come to your decisions, but if you need to take care of life for a while long distance running can wait. I'm sorry to hear circumstances have been against you recently, and hope your and Mr C's Dads improve speedily. We're all rooting for you whatever you decide about SNOD later on.
Glad to see you're still on for some challenges such as TMW half and re-learning to ride , Mrs RJ got on hers today for the first time since she wobbled on it to her final pre-natal check just before our daughter was born 4 years ago, and as she got back safely I assume she remembered what to do, albeit with a rather smaller belly...
Great running in London JD & Brer. Enormous operation for a great mass marathon, and mush respect to all that make it possible. The elite runners seem to manage my sprinting pace for 2 hours, which is even more demoralising when you see them heading to the finish and you've just gone through the halfway point...
Well done T Rex - FRs times are pretty challenging, and given the conditions you seemed to be really strong all the way through from your report; shame about the accommodation issues, but it all makes for a great read afterwards . Just think what could have happened if you'd taken a tent....
Well done Woody - good running and quick recovery too! Enjoyed watching London with just a tinge of regret until I remember what the first 10 miles or so are like to run in the melee of madness.
Congrats to Becs, Panad - is that the dragon we can hear roaring?
Well done SD - I'm not sure I'm too keen on tarmac marathons at the moment, given how shredded my legs feel today.
Hope you also had good events over the weekend Woody, Chrissi, T Rex et al. Woody, I always find I sleep badly after the marathon - can't seem to get my body comforable, but always sleep really well the 2nd night
Sorry to hear you're properly poorly Brer - get well for London at the weekend.
Back from Bungay Black Dog marathon - interesting 2-lap route with undulating 1st 7 miles, then flat 6 miles back to start and then do it all again. Cross winds were a little annoying for a few miles, and made me feel as if I was just plodding round at times, but I managed another sub-4hr finish. The only downside was that the aid stations just had water, so no additional energy drinks or food - if I'd known I'd have taken some provisions (I've got used to snacking my way round ) so resorted to Wombling (looking for dropped unused gels sachets) and found two on the 2nd lap that hadn't been run over by cars...Probably didn't help that I was throwing my guts up on Friday night too - something I ate (what's wrong with ravioli and pasta sauce???) which left our friends' carpet in their new house in need of a professional clean (not helped by the fact that the spare room is the opposite end of the house from the bathroom...)
On the basis of all that, I'm going to have a weekend off this weekend - still have 8 marathons before the end May, so a rest might be a good idea