Good luck Lisoider - hope all goes well with your latest trip. If you get a chance, post on here and let us know how you are getting on.
Bracken - obviously I am biased towards the Waterworks and will guarantee you a warm welcome if you decide to pay us a visit next week. The hill is quite small but as I have never run the Victoria course I can't make the same comparison that Jason has. If you do decide to visit the Waterworks come over and say hello.
The following weekend (1st November) is the Waterworks parkrun 4th birthday and the anniversary of parkrun coming to Northern Ireland.so if anyone would like to come and join us in the celebrations you'd be very welcome. The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Nichola Mallon will also be there that day.
I was in Newcastle all weekend helping at the GTR/MTR Skyline races so am only getting around to catching up on the weekend races now. It seems to have been a busy weekend.
Well done Martin - would hate to see our thread drop off even though I rarely post on here now. I do still drop in every so often though to see what's happening.
It's not that I'm not interested in what our forumites are up to, it's just that I haven't anything interesting to add now that I no longer run. I don't think that I can get a PB in volunteering, although I did complete my 94th volunteering stint of the year yesterday.
It would be good to have an update from everyone - especially those not heard of on here for a while. Speaking of which, I was chatting to Paul the Builder at the Relays on Saturday. He's still alive and well
Fabulous to see you this morning Paul B. I have to say that I was surprised to see so many faces (or should I say legs) that had been running last night, either in Groomsport or Mallusk. Was sorry to have missed Groomsport but I was helping Mallusk Harriers at their inaugural 5 mile run. It was a great event - albeit on a tough course - and definitely one for the diaries next year.
Glad to hear that you're listening to your body Martin.
For anyone that is free (recovered) tomorrow, there is the Bright 10k in Downpatrick.
Great running tonight Martin (or was that yesterday now?), especially on the back of Dervock on Saturday. Well done to your two sons too - they looked as though they really enjoyed it.
Another great night at Portaferry but a pity about the fog which forced the cancellation of the Strangford ferry. I think that there were a few disappointed runners stranded on the other side of the lough, although a few members of East Down managed to make it over courtesy of a fishing boat .
Paul OH, saw you briefly but didn't get a chance to chat.
Kenny, Dervock was brilliant as usual. Thanks for a great weekend and hope you're well recovered now. See you on Friday.