Marigold's got to be the run of the day across the board....what's he going to do now?
More success stories than failures, especially from the guys in my timescale. Can't remember everyone but HR, you've got to be pleased with that well run. Also Old No7, who together with Ode, I set off with: really well done mate and what a set of splits, just negative...awesome.
Of all the things that could go wrong in my head, standing by the road after mile 2 wasn't one of them. After a about 1.5mi I developed a slight ache/spasm in the top of my right glute which quickly tightened and went down my leg into my calf. I could only just stand and could quite easily have just laid down on the pavement. Anyway, borrowed a phone to speak with my wife saying I'd stopped. Then slowly hobbled off in the direction of help when things loosened up a bit so started jogging. Made another call to say I'd finish. Came in with about 1:44/1:26 splits....disaster.
LD: Another one on taking gels. I usually take one SIS energy with caffeine gel every 5 miles. Would I get a better effect if I don't start taking them until a bit later or even after half way. Just wondering if the one at 5 miles is perhaps wasted due to being carb loaded at the start or is it best to keep topping up regardless of how you feel.
There you go...another one on the list. Lambs to the slaughter!
Al_P 2:35:59 (A) / 2:37:00 (B) / 2:41:00 (C) Champs start #645 New Forest Runners (white/green) vest
Lev 2:35:XX (A) / 2:37:31 (B), blue (Champs) #895 Victoria Park/Tower Hamlets vest (white w/ turquoise and blue diagonal stripe)
Dachs 2:37 (A) / 2:39:59 (B), blue (Champs) #1058 Green Reading Roadrunners vest
BBC forecast is giving the temp somewhere between 10 and 14C up until 1300hrs. We'll be in the Red Lion by then, hopefully. Sounds like it may be the same as last year; around 12C http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2643743?day=4
I've just checked last years VLM and I went through HM in 1:21:58. Finished with 2:47:20.....ran quite a few more miles in training this time; hope I'm fitter than last year. Will be setting off to reach HM in the same time. I'm sure they'll be few of us together on the road.