Good luck with the marathon folks & all the best to anyone else who's racing.
Big G, that is indeed a lovely tribute to Claire. I am also a teacher - she truly does sound like she was one of the people who enter the profession because they are 'meant' to be there.
I did parkrun yesterday with my big sister - her first - and I was delighted when she finished in 30:47. I think there's a lot more to give as she chatted quite easily until 2.5 miles when I suggested we should focus more on getting to the finish ????
Heading out soon for 15 miles, but before that going to sign up for races - November Half, December 10 miler & 10k on 2nd January.
parkrun for me this morning. Ran with my big sister, first parkrun for her and she ran 30:47. I was delighted for her as we ran a 5k in May and were around 34 mins. After that she decided to follow a plan (via an app on her phone) and we chatted our way to 2.5 miles when I suggested we put more effort into running. She really chuffed.
Emmy - lol! That did make me laugh! Where were you to get caught? Local high street?
Shades - I've checked and the Moray marathon is definitely road: I quote, 'the only off road bit is the car park and that's because it's in a dubby field!' It is reported to be hilly though, although others used to complain the old course was hilly where I'd have described it as mildly undulating
Been a wee while since I was here, primarily as I've not been marathon training. I'm never sure how long I can hang around for before getting sucked back in!
Shades - Aberdeen marathon is a pipe dream at the moment. There are a group of runners looking at how it can be taken forward as there used to be one many years ago. The fact that Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee can host marathons is leading to the question of why Aberdeen can't. I think the big issue here is infrastucture - one road closes and the whole city grinds to a standstill. We'll see though - there's certainly enthusiasm within the running community so maybe one day.
The Moray marathon (marathon, half &10k) were taken over by Glenmoray Distillery this year as the original organising committee just couldn't get any new folks on board. I didn't go as we had a wedding reception the night before, but reports from friends suggest they're good races and still worth doing - good new routes.
Personally, I've been on a mission to improve my speed after last years success post marathon. Not sure how successful I've been, but I've now managed the sub 45 10k, and ran a parkrun PB the other week of 20:27 (taking 26 secs off for my birthday). I joke about sub 20 being on the 5 year plan! Also done a couple of half marathons this year getting under 1:45 which pleased me. Thinking I'm going to do one more before the end of the year. I think my struggle now is with endurance as I'm holding the pace well to 10 miles, then slowing. Ran 17 miles last weekend and 15.5 yesterday, so hoping a few more weeks of this should help.
What gave you all been doing? I gather you've been injured Shades. Good to hear you're recovering. How many marathons is that now? How about you Emmy? What's the next challenge?