phil - assume you mean england xc selection? probably not as i havent raced on the road since last yrs selection, had a poor XC season and havent raced in any BMAF races. so other than i raced reasonably well in last years international i have no reason to be picked. im not sure my recent 800m and 1500m pbs will be enough to get selected for a 5m XC. shame as a home international would be well supported. I should have raced a 5k in may where i could have PBd but i was all eyes on the track season. So cant complain! If i can get fit on xc i might race the open race (over the same courrse afterwards) to see if i could beat anyone from the international race!
good luck going through the selection process...(belated congrats for the bmaf medal on the track, sounds like tough race conditions).
bob - after a couple of track sessions since returning from holiday i have decided to draw a close to 2014 track season. no chance of me getting fast enough before the season ends as im travelling to india and then china for work in sept.
I was suprised to see the vets cup final schedule, looks like they are consolidating a lot of the races, so you are either m35 or m50. there is a M35 chap at our club who has raced every fixture in the league (i havent done one) who deserves to race ahead of me even if im a good chunk faster. so im letting him choose what races he wants to do and i will fill in around the team. probably means i will be on long jump or javelin. What certainly wont be happening is my attempt at the league records so mr moorcroft will have to wait until 2015 to be knocked off that list!!
just spoke to the organisor of this half mara record attempt. and he is the only one needed to dress up (its all for a charity) and he has to run with 2 people to confirm his time and that he ran it apparently. and one of those people is me. not sure why he needs me to run with him as surely the official timing at the event is enough evidence.
so good news that i dont have to get dressed up, bad news that i still have to run a half!