I read a bit on twitter about Marders "situation" and was surprised he even bothered trying to run in Frankfurt...fair effort that, and then to do the time he did a few weeks later was v impressive. But come on HR you can't go handing out plaudits like that willy nilly, especially now he is not even a kiwi anymore. It's hardly in the realms of Dids amazing feat of running 10 miles with legs more useless than Stephen Hawking's and still breaking 3 hours, (especially now he is not even a kiwi anymore).
Nor is it quite up there with this tough kiwi.
"Shelford made his Test debut for the All Blacks later that year against France in a 19–7 victory in Toulouse, and then was a notable victim of the infamous "Battle of Nantes" in the second Test. Roughly 20 minutes into the match, he was caught at the bottom of a rather aggressive ruck, and an errant French boot found its way into Shelford's groin, somehow ripping his scrotum and leaving one testicle hanging free. He also lost four teeth in the process. Incredibly, after discovering the injury to his scrotum, he calmly asked the physio to stitch up the tear and returned to the field before a blow to his head left him concussed.
So is the Dids v CRAB smackdown going to be WAVA rated, surely someones got a bit of an age advantage judging by the bands CRAB likes/hangs out with?
still suffering at this end with niggly injuries (opposite (Posterior tendon) one to Al_P, caused i think by trying to run more on my mid foot/toes to prectect my dicky knee and then upping the miles too soon i guess). But my slipped disc and nerve damage is slowly coming right (prob a bit like the sciatica comment from your doc CW). Starting to think i might be able to run a bit next year, here's hoping. Just need a patient build up again....so i'm on the day on day off 20 min jogs again for a while until i can do more. Vague thoughts of Edinburgh, if only because if i leave it any later, i won't make London marathon again until 2016!! Can't bring myself to actualyl enter it though given my track record of DNS. e.g.
So another 10km entered and not raced is about to pass this weekend, and then probably another one in 2 weeks.
Nice training from lots of the usual folks. Congrats on the prize TR. Padams will be nice to se what you can do if you have another proper crack at a fast road marathon. Good luck weekend racers.
Wardi - I meant to say, good to see u back at it and your holiday sounded awesome. That brass monkey was prob the fittest I have ever been (but bit windy to turn it into a good pb) but also the last proper race I have run!!!