Hi Badbark - long time since we've heard from you on here. Regarding the Santa run on Sunday, someone else also thought that the course was slightly short too but as it was a charity run and not advertised as a measured course I don't think anyone was too worried. I'll be seeing the two people who I know were responsible for measuring the course in the morning and will check with them. Glen definitely didn't have anything to do with measuring the course, he was just responsible for the timing mat and chips.
For anyone interested, Action on Hearing Loss are also having a charity swim at Crawfordsburn this Sunday at 11am. Details are on their website.
Glad you saw the photos Martin - there is a lovely family one of 'The Brady Bunch'. Well done to you too on bringing along your family and making a great contribution both to the charity's funds and to spirit of the day. As you and LBH have both mentioned, there was a great turnout and a brilliant atmosphere, definitely one of the better charity runs that I've been part of.
LBH, thank you for your kind comments, and congratulations on your podium place yesterday. I'm so glad that everyone enjoyed yesterday's event and will pass o the feedback to the organiser.
Glad you enjoyed the Griddle o Sunday Martin. I didn't get a chance to chat afterwards as it was hectic trying to get the results out in time for the prize-giving. I'm glad you're going to do that particular charity run on Sunday - I'm helping at that one too. Hopefully there will be a good turnout for it.
If anyone else is interested in doing it, it's only £10 for the 5 mile run starting at 11am. Registration at the Portside Inn from 9.30. Hopefully see some of you there, or at the Seeley on Saturday.
Paul B, Ditto what DS has said. You've a tough few months ahead of you but your fitness, strength and positive inspirational attitude will stand you in good stead. All your friends at parkrun send their best wishes.
Good luck everyone running Dublin - hope the wind dies down. My eldest is running it as his second marathon but unfortunately I can't go down to cheer him on. Look forward to hearing the reports.