They have had feasts like that at quite a few of the longer, off-road, events that have done in recent months. Indeed my county, Leicestershire, seems to specialise in that sort of race. Being vegan makes it easier to keep running, as most of the stuff won't be suitable for me.
Jacquie - fingers crossed you make it. Stamina does not fade as quickly as fitness.
Stig - excellent news.
Lars - looks like you are hitting some good form.
baljc - nice running.
Mr K - well done on your run at the weekend. Looked good.
Bike It - nice to see you back in good form.
Dannirr - sounding positive for Tokyo. A hot chocolate race sounds like an excellent idea.
lowrez - very funny. Garmins can be a huge frustration.
Having been bimbling around longer stuff since September it was a bit of a rude awakening to run a 6 mile race today. I doubt that I would do anything below 10 miles these days were I not in a club. This was a local league race so I turned out for the team. I think that the last time I ran a mile quicker than 8 minutes was in September so I was happy with 7:36 pace for a 1 minute PB. Not a distance that I race very often, so not much to get excited about, but a PB is a PB, especially in a week when I got some low grade virus.
McHilly, I think that it depends how used to you are to running distances of over 26 miles. If 33 miles is a new distance for you I would not worry about getting a double digit distance done the day before, as it would be a bit of a risk to do 33 on tired legs. An hour or so on the Saturday would be fine. By the sounds of it, it will be a relatively tough 33 as well.
Well done on Benfleet Garth - I did that race as well but didn't have such a great time of it as I knew from early on that I was coming down with a virus. Better now, thankfully, but I spent most of yesterday asleep. That race would have been pretty tough in any case, not least the near-vertical mud wall near the end. Mostly I was glad not to fall over in all of that slippery mud.
Daryll - you have advice from the expert there regarding good hills in Surrey.
SD - sorry I only saw you briefly at the start at Tanners. I was expecting you to pass me during the race but I think that I missed you when I went a little wrong on the descent from Leith Hill. Fortunately I only added 0.6 bonus mileage and it was a good Comrades training run from the point of view of the hills and time on feet.
Well done Stephen, fantastic HM time.
Welcome aboard, Wilfmannion. I would have thought that all that trekking would be quite good training.