Great sentiments DS2. I wonder if Malcs worked in an office rather than from home, if we would even be having this conversation!
I was shocked when he lost last year.....and even more shocked (maybe I shouldn't have been ) when he stalked me for months and offered me more encouragement than anyone else. Says a lot about a person that.
Clive gold rings 4 Colly birds 3 french hens etc wrote (see)
Well said Cheryl- stand up for yourself!!
We all have to start somewehere- certainly I hadn't really been on the forum before this time last year, but have stayed, learnt lots, and made some really good friends
I couldn't agree more Clive. After getting through boot camp last year, it was my first foray in to the forums proper. I'd dabbled before, but nothing serious. One of the best things to happen to me after last years competition was to fully understand and utilize the wealth of information that the forum offers. Not only that, but I made some genuine connections with other runners.
It was great to meet other forum members in Paris and I did the same when going over to South Africa to run Comrades later in the year.
After enjoying the time constraints a new baby brings in to a household, I don't get to post as regularly as I'd like any more, but I still have a quick view most days, especially in the Spring Marathon pages. If it wasn't for Runners World giving a newbie like me a chance last year, I may never have realised what I was missing out on
I'm more than happy for a role reversal this year and would certainly enjoy the less stressful role of supporting you on your thread. At least I know you will keep up with the regular daily posts and banter!
Good luck mate. No pressure, but if you do get through, I'm expecting you to pull me down to 3hrs 20mins! No more Burger Kings!
Evening all.......it's been a long, long time since I last posted on here, although I've been dropping in from time to time to have a read (unfortunately it's got less and less in the past few weeks with the impending passage to parenthood beckoning.
As Sarah has already mentioned, Mrs. Shady Ady gave birth to little Elliott yesterday after a nice 40hr marathon of labour. As he came out with a balck toe nail, I'm seeing this as a sure sign he'll be a future runner. He also came out and urinated over both the midwives immediately as he dropped on to the delivery bed. I'm sure this might be a sign of similar tricks in the future as well.
Well done Clive on your time. Great effort considering the difficulties. I hope everyone is well.
Here's the obligatory "I may be a smiling, but I have absolutely no idea what to do now" new father photo. I', sure he'll be the excuse for some sleep deprived runs in the upcoming months.
Great race report Malcs. It really sounds an epic race. Definitely one to put on the bucket list. It sounds like the course was very touch - like running through chewy toffee!
Sorry to hear about your sister. I hope that everything is ok until she gives birth.
Sadly nothing as impressive as TR24 for me. Just a 10k at the start of September and then maybe a half before the baby comes. After that I'll see how everything goes. I'd like another go at Comrades, but I'm I think that might wait a year or two.
Great report as well Angela....just popped over to your blog. Great to see your 5k times coming down as well.