DS i have to agree there! 5k is a bit flat out thats over in 3 miles, halfs and fulls are measured efforts, but the 10k is that annoying distance in between!
got myself out tonight for 5 miles, gloves and hat definitely required! was fine when i started around 6pm but by the end of the run i did notice patches of ice about in places so had to be careful! looks like its only getting colder from here on in!
thanks - ive been looking at a couple of races for next year already to aim at, a good few of the halfs, noticed on the Lisburn Half website they say theres a new route for 2015 with no hills! cant think of a route in lisburn that would be overly flat so that will be interesting!
I think its partly suffering from the "its cold" problem! Im definitely one for summer running, the warmer the weather the better, (up to a point!) just enjoy it much more, and you can always throw water round you to cool down, this chilly weather just makes it awkward, always end up wearing too much and overheating, or not enough and being freezing!
bracken - i usually get down to waterworks myself, but gave victoria a go a few weeks back - i would say there isnt a lot between the two time wise, waterworks would be that bit hillier, wheras victoria is pretty much totally flat - but the last mile or so in victoria is a bit twisty and takes a few seconds off - my PB in Victoria is about 8seconds faster than at Waterworks, so not a lot between them for me! You'll enjoy either im sure, great bunch of people at both and well run week in week out.
Good luck for everyone tapering for dublin, not for me this year but im making the trip down to watch the marathon anyway, will feel a bit different being on the other side of the barrier, not running!
I entered Berlin 2015 ballot yesterday, anyone else in for it this year? I think the ballot stays open for a good few days, nowhere near as manic as London!