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).
Samir, sorry to sully your thread with words from someone as slow as me but it was a great privilege to be at reading today. Why?
1. Just to see the look on SG's face when he realised that the path to his favourite bushes was flooded.
2. To meet you. Yes, I was the old bloke who passed you at about 9.5 miles. I looked over to you to see if you needed any help as most runners would when they see someone in distress. Your response 'I was leading at one point you know!'. Couldn't give a flying f*ck buddy. A more appropriate response would be: 'I am ok thanks, went off a bit fast, good running, keep it up.'
I almost refused to wear them. They are in the washing pile. Wondering if I should shrink them out of existence or whether that will just make them more popular with the race organisers next year!
I see that the 5 miler results are on Po10 / RB. For those that got a clear run (Johnas / Tom S) I reckon it will go in right to the top of the hcp pile. Really regretting my politeness in the starting pen now.
just to say well done to Johnas on 2 outstanding results over the weekend. Lots of folks lost a few seconds (or more) in the last 2 km at Dorney on Saturday, it was a tough finish....I lost every one of my 45 min pace group down there.
I was there on Sunday too and it was chaos - that's an excellent time on a course that I suspect was pretty ill-measured and largely consisted of a building site. Once it has taken me ~7:30 to get to the 1st mile marker I decided to enjoy it....