Padams - I think they are real names, although I confess I allowed Lisa Kershaw to be Liz. Which is a bit of cheating on my part.
RS78 - a friend of mine, sidelined for 3 months due to a pelvic problem, has been doing 2-3 hours/day, everyday, on swimming, core exercises and biking. He's a real creature of habit with regards to running, (80 miles/week following the Mike Gratton schedule for years now) so it's safe to assume that when he starts running (he has been doing a little this week), it will be an interesting experiment to see what difference massive core strength makes.
Took my hangover down to the local parkrun for a knee fitness test. Didn't bother taking off my jacket as I was only going to run steady. Alas, I still found myself well up the field after a mile so could not resist going after the fast fading young pups in front. The grass was kind to my knee, although started to ache a little near the end, and I won quite easily.
only third time I've ever won a race, and 18:15 was good enough! Met a forumite at the end, which was an added bonus. Sadly I don't remember his name. Don't think it was CRAB as he was friendly and said well done, and it wasnt Charlie as his Garmin wasn't something out of Robot Wars.