Oh and also I have entered a new 10K, Chew Valley on the 16th June, from what I can tell its got one little hill in it but flat other than that. Just wanted to support a local race, all proceeds in aid of the Bishops Sutton Primary School.
LBB, I am so pleased it went the right way for Jo, sometimes it can put people off running completely but she sounds like she has really got the bit between her teeth!!!!
Thanks Toby, you have been doing some immense mileage this year and it seems to be paying dividends!!!! No problems with my knees or legs today so really impressed. Going to try a towpath 10K on Friday, its part of the club competition so fingers crossed!!!!
Hi everyone, apologies again!! I have had a quick scan back through but cant really remember everything that has happened but will try!!!
Ffran, apparantly there is a petition started to get VLM to drop ths years GFA times for a more favourable system. Have a look on www.avaaz.org it may help but certainly wont do any harm and yes I have unfinished business and got a ballot entry so now the long wait until October. I may consider a charity place as an alternative!!!
Toby, well done on todays race, amazing splits on an amazing day!!!!
Nessie, so great to see you today, you where looking ok when i saw you but I suppose a little behind time, results are out now!!!
Chris, so good to see you and Lisa today, I totally forgot ot ask how the move went and how you mother was!!!!
LBB, I hope Jo can get a rematch to exorcise that demon and get her pb, a whole year to train and work at it!!!!
Well I did Bristol today, I had been given a target time of 53 minutes for the club championship but our racemaster and I thought on recent form I would struggle to do 56. I started with Chris and a lady from the club and very quickly Chris set into a good quick pace so we lost him. After a couple of miles my running partner thought I was itching to run and I must admit it was difficult to maintain the slow pace so by her command I left her to run my race. I settled into a pace I thought was comfortable and not too telling and it felt good and very comfortable. As I was coming off the Portway I checked my pace and could not believe I was running at 7:42 a mile and thought I am never going to kep that up. The rest of the race was just more of the same and the only uncomfortable thing was my breathing and that was purely because of the pace. I crosssed the line with my usual sprint in 51:20, so pleased!!!
My splits where 8:36, 8:55, 8:14, 8:00, 7:47, 7:40 and the last 1/3 mile was 7:16 pace!!! A good days work I thought and still got a smile on my face!!!!
Ok, now to other business! My legs are nearly recovered so will probably do a slow short run on Thursday night with the club. I will try to post some pictures on here for those not on Facebook.
Nessie, dont fret about your 10K, it will come and your mileage is good for the race distance. It is your lifestyle that is hurting you!!! 28 Hour days are not good for runners!!!! Thanks again for your encouragement at London, it did help to settle me.
Ffran, thanks for your encouragement also, it is always good to hear from you guys, we have been together a long time now!!!!
LBB, I think the heat caught a lot of people out, my mate saw a lady faint just after he passed her, I saw loads of casualties of all sorts. Totally impressed with Jo's determination, I am sure you had to drag her off the course fighting!!!!
Chris, so sorry to hear about your mother, I hope she is recovering well. I know what you mean about life, it never seems to plan its little curve balls!!!!! Well doen with your running, very impressed!!!
Toby, amazing time mate, totally well deserved, you have worked hard for it!!! Hopefully we will meet up again at Bristol for a quick catch up!!!!
I hope I havent left anyone out but if so I apologise, catch up again hopefully after Thursdays run!!!