Happy New Year everyone. Wrote my plan yesterday for Bristol 10k training, have a couple of 5k and 10k races before that so training starts in earnest today. Today's plan is about 4 miles around Harbourside, probably about 5.30pm as I might have recovered by then.
Seejay I can't believe you know about Corrie, Eastenders and Hollyoaks scripts. You have just lost all credibility. I am last one to criticise for not listening to medical advice but you and ffRAN must both do just that. I remember when I had noro virus and I told my wife that if I said I was ok, because that's how my mind felt, give it another week then the body will also feel ok. It worked.
Nessie my run wasn't a PB, they are long gone, but I did hit a target, which is pleasing. Great South Run is at Portsmouth on 28th October, we are making a weekend of it. Entries are still available I think.
Toby at least your gas fire is getting a good service. Don't think of it as an inconvenience it is a lifesaver.
All the best to everyone - lets look forward to summer running.
Hi guys. Just done my survey for Bristol 10k. Generally enjoyed it but yet again goody bag was rubbish - in fact worst I have ever seen, abar of chocolate and an old Evening Post, some form of drink powder and some adverts. Yet again they had run out of XL tee shirts, why can't they get it right - do they cost a lot more. If 20% of the entrants say they want XL why not produce that number. Why can't they do like at Weston, if your number says XL that's what you get. Problem is probably that people think Lwillbe bigger than it actually is. Gripe over - overall good race and got inside my target by 40 seconds. Training starts now for Great South Run, a 10 miler, so longer runs on the cards.
I too commented in the survey it was the worst goody bag I have ever seen. As I am over 60 I paid a reduced price but for full price it would have been dismal. Also disappointed, again, that I was not able to get an XL tee shirt as they had all gone and ended up with a L which can't even get near. Felt particularly disappointed therefore for those behind me who possibly were doing first 10k and if wanted an XL didn't get one. Why don't they do what Xmas Cracker do and mark your number with the size - if you have XL you get XL. On the positive side it was well organised, well supported, well marshalled and I thought the waves worked well for the number participating. Look forward to next year (and an XL tee shirt).