NZC, congratulations on your parkrun. Just short of 70% AG is really impressive after all you've been through.
John, well done to you too. Very sensible not ti risk that 10K though.
TS, you asked yourself, what if it never gets any better than this? I can only say, and I admit it's easy for me to do so, that it doesn't seem an age ago that you were putting your running gear in the loft wondering if you'd ever have any use for it again.
Mick, a lot of dedication from you as usual when you aren't running for a while. I'm sure it will pay off.
I also did a parkrun today, at a new location for me in Gateshead just south of Newcastle of course. My time was 23:06, which is five seconds faster than last week's but that was on a much flatter course. So more steady progress (touch wood!).
I'm going to give the Coastal Run a miss in a couple of weeks though. It's a great race but is just over a half marathon. As I still haven't run more than seven miles, it might be a step too far just yet, even if I walked part of it. I need to build up confidence first in running longer distances without bringing back my PF
TS. the parkrun's at the Rising Sun Country Park, just south of the Old Coast Road and east of Longbenton. Another regenerated colliery area. You really are recovering well to have run nearly seven miles. Long may it continue.
John, I reckon your parkrun was good given the windy conditions. Are you aiming at a sub-20? Please be careful with your achilles. Not something to be messed with.
Tracey, triathlons sound a brilliant thing to take part in. I bet they are really friendly events.
I ran 5.5 miles with my stepdaughter Katy this morning. Tomorrow I'm running with the club for the first time since before Easter, so looking forward to that.
Really enjoying the Tour de France, my favourite sporting event of the year. Looking good for Froome again and so peased that Cav won his stage yesterday and was able to wear the yellow jersey for the first time.