Well done Andrew - solid time there and it must be nice knowing you aren't far off PB shape!
Good going DT - sounds like you put a hard effort in if not able to respond even with the hills toward the end. Not surprised your legs are bashed today! I will probably enter it as it always works well with a visit to see my family although it's too far away to know if I'll do it for enjoyment rather than a time this year (already entered the March 2016 Cardiff half which will be the World Half Marathon Championship race in any case).
A grand old total of 11 miles last week but bizarrely I am almost as satisfied as having done a 50+ mile week!
DT perhaps they mistook it for Man vs Horse! Well done though sounds like a decent performance! Nothing that unusual has ever happened in races I've ran in, just short courses!
What did you think of the Eastbourne Parkrun course CB? I ran it when away for the weekend a few months ago and appeared to be quite a fast route although with it being exposed in parts, it was quite breezy the day I ran it too. Happy birthday to Mrs CB too.
Big fat zero last week and 3 tonight which felt more like the effort for 10! Good to get out there though and just enjoy running without any race targets.
Sorry to hear about your grandfather CB. Good luck at Pevensey and take it easy on the ribs!
Nice result Alehouse just a shame about the V60 in front! Still a great position though.
Solid time there yet again DT. Even if you aren't going under 40 as much as you want, there is some consistency there generally even if the long awaited surge in the times coming down continues for the moment. Feeling better now thanks although really am not sure where it came from to be honest, much like with everything else I have gone down with since Xmas.
I am pretty much the same to be honest apart from with the marathon although that's probably because training was essentially focused on that for months whilst any shorter races inbetween were not specifically trained for.
I am pleased to admit zero running from me. If anything, I am not even missing it at the moment and am enjoying the downtime quite a bit. Still lots of other things to be doing such as around the house type chores so it's all working out rather well. I haven't had such a prolonged break (only 30 miles ran since Manchester in total) in a few years at least so I have probably needed it anyway.
That's very good indeed! Depending on how things go here I might try and sneak a fast 5k in if in half decent shape before the autumn. Feeling anything but decent today mind having gone out for an easy 10 earlier. The problem was that I'd arranged to meet a friend about a week ago who was travelling to me for a run and general catch up. Little did I know it would wake up feeling groggy with the onset of yet another bug! Just as the shingles in the week (sort of unexpectedly) improved something else although much less severe comes along. However, it's wiped me out for the day though, it was just lucky I persuaded him not to do 15!
I never saw the recovery drinks station either. That said, that nor the gel bothered me too much (I took a gel at 8, 12, 16 and 21 miles). Another one could have been beneficial especially if I was to have missed out on sub 3:15 so in any case, irrelevant for me personally.
I thought that the opening of the water bottles by the marshals was excellent though.