Shades, well done on winning that award in 2003. Was that mainly for your first 100 marathons, or something else?
I had a couple of unplanned rest days as I picked up some kind of bug. It's seems to have gone now though, so went out for a short run today - just 4.5 miles. It was nice to be out though, and hope to have a slightly higher mileage this week overall if I can. Training was going well, but the last 3 weeks haven't been so good with no runs over 10 miles!
Shades, hot off the press (i.e, I've just uploaded it to the Trotters website), but HA won an award at Teignbridge Sports Awards on Friday. There is a small section about it here, if you're interested. I think MDA will be running quite a big piece about the evening, so not sure if my bit will get in this week anyway.
Cal, well done on that run. You have indeed come a long way. Well done!
Jugula, sorry to hear about that, but like you say it's good you've got a diagnoses.
Shades, the cheese is called Reblochon. I made the recipe once with the proper cheese, and I got it from Tesco. Asda/Sainsbury's didn't sell it at that time (about 3 years ago). It is very good I think from memory it's one of those cheeses that is banned in the US.
Yes, that route isn't my favourite, although I agree the views can be nice. The race route was slightly different this year since I last did it. Do you know usually when we cross the fly over just past Finlake, and turn left to go towards Chudleigh? This year, we went straight on there. Not sure why that's been changed, except I know if there are cars on the original route it can get a bit hairy.
As it happens, the John Scott Trophy the club puts on in Nov/Dec starts at Sandygate Inn and runs back along the route for 2-miles up that hill (that we run down at DMV), before turning around a strategically placed cone to go back to the pub. I wasn't able to do the race this year, but it's a good handicap race as the out-and-back nature of the course means that you see the faster people behind you who you want to try and keep behind, as well as seeing slower people ahead of you who you want to try and catch up. I had a storming run there a couple of years ago - really surprised myself!
Thanks everyone. I had a good day on Thursday, at least partly because the Xmas market had Tartiflette. And I like Tartiflette. In case you're not sure what it is, it's basically a hot dish of sliced potatoes, lardons, onions and cheese - and it's lovely! I've had it a few times when in France, and they've had it in Exeter Xmas the last couple of years too.
Iain, sorry to hear you've got an injury. Best take it easy, as you say.
As for my running, I had a rest day yesterday and went out for 10 this morning. Nice and steady, and felt okay. My leg is okay, but my foot on the same side is a bit tender on the outside. It's OK to run on I think, but is a bit sore afterwards. I'll keep an eye on that. It was warmer than it has been, but quite a strong wind still meant I needed my gloves etc on.