Rich 26 - this thread carries on throughout the year
and year after year, started at the end of 2010 and now 35670 replies and 1,082,247: over a million views. Did anyone spot the millionth view and have a celebration? Maybe we need to wait for 42,195 replies: the official marathon distance in metres.
I'm not quite in the same age league as others (only 48) but the thing I find that gets harder is consistency. When I was young I could race a series of events such as East Midlands Grand Prix or a XC series and get a good standard across all the races. Now older, I am not as fast, but also I find that I am not hitting the same values across all races, so the XC this year I was 22, 23, 21, 19, 18, 27, 18th. That 27th place was not only my worst of the year, but also i was behind guys I beat in the other races.
So, old, I find I can produce good races but not all the time: some days it juts doesn't t happen and I have a horror. Young me, seldom had a horror, just solid races and the odd spectacular one to set PBs when the stars align.