Chris, it was good to meet you too. No way did I think you a wimp. How could I when the furthest I've ever run is 17 miles? I think everyone did well on the day, finish or not, as it was very exposed, cold and windy. Very sensible of you to listen to your body, call it a day, and save yourself for the bigger NZ race.
ceal, I really hope you decide to do the indoor race. I'm convinced you'd enjoy it. You may be a little short of your world record form of a few years ago but are obviously still extremely good, as your AGs even in training show. Please go for it!
John, well done on your 75% AG. I like the way you have your wife looking out for other oldies in the race. In a race of any size at all it is very hard to spot who you're racing against in your age-group which is why I always think it'd be fairer to award age group prizes on chip time where available rather than gun time.
We went to an inspiring talk on Sunday by Chris Bonnington. What a life he's had and he told his story very entertainingly. And movingly at times. He lost his wife last summer but still has so much zest for life. Definitely one of my heroes.
Chris, I still plan to come along and watch some of the race but may not make the start. Do you have a race number I can look out for? I'll be wearing a black down jacket and bright yellow hat if you want to give me a wave as you go past.
Chris, I have to say it's a pretty bleak course on a winter's day. I've done a 3 lap 5 mile race there but 16 laps don't bear thinking about. Are you considering the one in Newcastle in November on the Town Moor? That's a mere 5 laps!