CW - nice long run. You seem to be having a cracking year this year. Great to see!
Alan B - well done on the 10k! Really good run that, and more to come by the sounds.
Well done to bains too - 4 solid runs there, and a very impressive series position. Glad to see you getting back to form.
Pug - blimey, how's it going fella? Another comeback on the cards? Chester Marathon. Go on fella, you can win it!
PP - top 5k-ing for a Senior Citizen. Nicely done. Nice cycling skills too (and CD).
LMH - good stuff re the 100k. I meant to ask too - what happened to the Salomon-sponsored lady at the Denmark race? Did she race in the end?
Thanks for the comments re my malaise too. I'm ok, just a bit fed up. Trying to get into a proper routine (a la bains' suggestion). Managed 2 days, but it's a start! Had a strange one this morning actually. I went out on the trails, one that runs adjacent to the Lakes Wildlife Park. So for the entire run I didn't see a soul, but I did see 3 zebras! They definitely were zebras too. Not horses in pyjamas. And I hadn't been drinking either.
I was thinking of cycling to Brighton and back tomorrow, seeing as that seems the thread thing to do. But it's a 810 mile round trip if I avoid the motorway, so I'll probably give it a miss.
Not even looked in here for a couple of weeks or so, so just had a read back. Some cracking racing as ever - highlight being LMH's overall win!! What a performance, and so understated too. If I'd have even finished that race I'd have given it the full War and Peace treatment in my race report, let alone WINNING it. Absolutely superb stuff, well done!!
Nicely done on by padams too, in the 87 races you seem to have done in the last few days. Bit rubbish finishing 2nd in one of them, but nevermind. Just run faster next time and you should be fine.
Cracking win from CW too!! You''re on fire at the mo!! Great stuff mate.
Top 10k-ing from AlanB too - again good to see someone getting their fitness back.
Nice to see bains having a strong series in the 5k - nice to see you back at it after a bit of a lay off.
PP - I think I commented on the birthday and 3k combo elsewhere, but well done (despite the juvenile error re the watch!)
Some impressive (well, bonkers) stuff from Dan A and SL - good luck in your race. Sounds tough!
Oh and loved JimBob's race report for the 1500m! Well done chap!
ES - hope the foot injury is nothing serious.
Nice to see TR back doing a bit too.
RS78 - nice to see you again! Although you've had a horrible time by the sounds. Glad to hear you're (kind of) on the mend - fingers crossed for you. And for info my shop is in Lorton (just off Whinlatter, between Keswick and Cockermouth). We live at Lanthwaite (couple of miles from Buttermere). Nice place to live.
Anyway, running. Bit shit to be honest. Not sure what's the matter with me but I just can't seem to get going of late. Been like this for ages truth be told, pretty much for 15 months or so. I can't seem to even muster a 50 mile week without feeling absolutely wrecked. Every run feels like a massive effort, not much enjoyment etc etc. I've had the odd run where it's been fun (the Stag Do Marathon as an example), but it's very much been the exception rather than the norm.
I actually did a 10 mile race on Wed. I was bloody awful! I was disappointed with my last race (an 81'2x Half in Jan) but this was on another level. Raced it as hard as I could and was expecting to finish in about 63'00ish. I ran 66'00! Hated every bloody step too. Could easily have called it a day as we looped past the finish at about the 0.8 mile mark. It then got worse. I was like a mobile hazard on the course for the first 6 miles. One of the marshals tried putting amber flashing lights on my back Just as well I didn't look at my watch at any point, cos I'd have probably just walked home. Got caught in a torrential downpour at 6ish which seemed to cheer me up a bit (well, made me smile at least) and I then passed a few folk. Somehow finished 7th and 1st Senior Citizen, but that was more due to the complete lack of decent runners rather than a slow course etc etc. Bizarre that I went through 20 miles in 2'05 at London, yet I can only muster 66 for 10 miles now. I wouldn't mind if I was quite enjoying it, but I'm not really. Hey ho, it's only a hobby eh? I might just have a bit of a break for a while I think, and see how things pan out.
Some pretty good performances of late on here - great to see!!
Best of all I think is coro - magnificent fella, absolute first class. How's the recovery been? Hope you're ok anyway. Oh and as an aside - I think the chap who pretty much started your club (when it was called Garden City Joggers) lives in our village. Chap called John Scrivens. He actually ran VLM this year and travelled down on your club coach etc. Lovely fella. I have mentioned you to him but I think he'd already moved away before you started. Anyway I digress - cracking run!
LMH - well done on the 10k. All bodes well for the forthcoming ultra!
wardi - nice progression at the parkrun. Re the Showaddywaddy link - I seemed to adopt the role of lead singer, with njord and RB on backing vocals. We were absolutely magnificent as you can imagine....
Dan - nice to see you getting back to it. Tasty parkrun time too. Well done chap!
Similar for SL - that's a beast of a long run!
Alan B - ah yes that'll be Gerry then! Yes he and his brother pretty much raced it I think, and he ended up being sick about 1k from the end! He was 1st V45 though, so he clearly tried hard (unlike me!) Nice 5,000m too - not bad for a tempo run!
CW - excellent 10k! Nice to see you cashing in on some fitness post-Mara/Wings for Life. A sub 35'00 is cracking though. Especially at your age
PP - sounds an interesting race! Must have been pretty frustrating, but not to worry. A very strong finish at least!
Top 10k-ing from selbs too - well done fella!
bains - nice long run there. I share your pain re the weight thing too. Problem I like cake too much. And pies. And beer. And sausages. And chips. Still, it's only a hobby innit?
Nice track reppage from padams too. Hope the calf/achilles isn't too bothersome.
Not much to report here TBH. I'm in a bit of a CNBA phase really. Quite unfit, stupidly busy at work, struggling for motivation a bit etc. Not really sure why, but it all feels a bit like hard work. Still, not to worry. Still hopeful of getting myself in reasonable nick for a crack at Berlin at the end of Summer, so best get my act together I think! I'm up in Glasgow for a kilt fitting for RB's wedding next Tue so that will no doubt involve a 20+ mile run. Lovely. Might give me a kick up the arse though!