Dachs - also really pleased for RS, I guess 'focus' sums it / him up - my days of pacing him round 2 miles are well and truly over. Good luck with Abo - have also taken inspiration from Freddy, but sticking to the trails - so possibly Clarendon Way as first V50 mara attempt, anyone here done it before?
Wardi (and Tom) - one of the reasons for lurking was to follow your progress through not unrelated challenges. I guess one of the issues is just re-adjusting expectations - Tom wrote a really good post on this, but it is very difficult. While I'm long term injured I think I would be happy just to run 3 miles slowly and regularly and build up gradually - but with me that phase / accomodation only lasts about 10 days before the competitive juices start circulating again...with common consequences.
decided to delurk for a bit of 'Mr I run' catharsis....after three years of being injured, old and fat most of the time, managed to keep it together for the Langdale half - i.e. 1:45 - a PW, but hell it was hilly and the main thing is I didn't get injured (nor was I beaten by MG Juinior). Followed up by HantXC on Saturday...which for 4.5 miles was good as a nostalgia trip but which was then suddenly derailed by getting lapped by Marigold (nice celebration btw)....completed the final lap somewhat subdued, and got away with a slight calf strain. Will attempt to do TVXC and HantXC this season to get fit, despite the undoubted humiliation; if it all goes well may attempt a 1:25 half a Reading next spring, and just maybe another mara next autumn. 'You're all doing ever so well'