Dachs - I have run at battersea twice in the last couple of weeks. If flat and smooth = fast then I can't think of a faster course. There no undulations at all and the surface is good throughout. It's also accurate with a good field to help you along. The only downside is that it's a 2 lapper.
thanks Bus, nice run today and good to meet you too. You too Phil - wrong reaction for me after the line then, I assumed that you would have been disappointed to have run over 30. Sorry.
Conditions didn't really impact me I don't think. However, I'm in a bit of a rut where I get very negative mid race. I was OK on Tuesday night's 5k (2s behind PMJ) but today I was really bad, I was close to stopping at the top of the 'hill' which is ridiculous as all others around me were leaking oil at that point too. Hey ho, by the time I am 55 my son might sleep through the night, that'd certainly help!
2+ weeks until the next race. Will give me an opportunity to do some training, oh and go on holiday for a week and get fat…..
Phil - I do lurk here, occasionally. With SG not here it's a little more comfortable for me; in the past I have fallen foul of his classification system: 'too slow to wear proper running gear or to shade one's eyes from the sun using sunglasses'.
I post only re Marlow 5: I got my number about a week ago. If you haven't got yours then perhaps you need to be in touch with them?
Samir, fair play for your response there, thanks. If I understand what 'my bad' means then I actually think that I should be saying my bad for dissing you on here without realising you had an injury. My mum would say I was a 'daft apoth' for running with an injury - doesn't mean I haven't done it loads of times and will do it again. There's something about running that gets in our brains and that tells us that today / tomorrow's run is vital and without it you will be fat, slow and pathetic.
Rest well, join a club and realise that this running thing can be pretty rewarding even if you're not in team GB. The great thing about sensible clubs is that everyone realises that Tergats are entirely personal things. Climb aboard, please, you have talent, you just need to structure it (a little).