As Paul says I've been unable to find this thread either without logging in and searching for my previous posts. Searching by the title brings up the thread but won't show any posts. Other RW forum topics are unaffected.
Anyway, there's been some great racing and training posted recently. I ran the Larne and Omagh halfs, getting a PB in Omagh. It was good to meet up with some of the posters from here at both events.
All the best to everyone who's coming down with taper madness - always a sign that the VLM is fast approaching!
Martin, I've got this friend who was wondering where your "circuits class" involving being hung by the nipples and spanked by a cricket bat is. I'm... errr, he's free most lunchtimes next week and his experience of circuits seems dull by comparison - no less painful mind you!
Always good to know a fellow 43 yo is sticking to shorts in this weather - I saved myself some money last week by falling off my road bike whilst wearing shorts in atrocious weather. The cuts on my knee will heal but I'd have ruined an expensive pair of bib tights otherwise! No lasting damage to myself or the bike but I had to take a few days off training and swimming whilst I recovered. The damage to my triathlete bike handling skills in front of "roadies" will take longer to heal!
Hope everyone else's training is going well despite the conditions.
Good to meet up with Robin, Jim and HMM at the Race Over the Glens today. Tough conditions and a challenging new route meant that my mile splits ranged from 7:03 - 11:30! As ever, thanks are due to Ballymena Runners, especially the marshals, and Glenn at Championchip for getting the results out so quickly.
I may be biased, but I think every race should have an official piper