My favourite Italian is Sergios. I was there last weekend with the missus. Its quite reasonable too and slap bang in the middle of Chester by the Cathedral.
After the run I could recommend 1539 which is the restaurant on the racecourse overlooking the finish line (I think) - which means if you are in early enough you can put your feet up and watch everyone else come in with a beerio. The food is top drawer and its £15.39 for a two course sunday lunch - they also accept sweaty runners in so dress code is not an issue. We go here quite regularly.
Quite excited for you all running marathons soon..
Been enjoying a read back and the clear signs of taper madness being displayed.
Andrews - Take it easy on your taper - you may benefit from less miles particularly over the last two weeks -when I ran Paris I was forced into a longer taper and it did me no harm atall and yoube already done the work SIr.
Ram/Madbee?Fergster - where you guys staying in Chester? It is my local course and first mara - and I will be out and about cheering you on. If you need any advice on eateries etc just ask.
Still got pain in Achilles but just pushing through it now. Back up to low 30s this week and after a couple of them will look at some shorter stuff. Loads of stretching. icing, foaming etc which is as dull as can be.
How do Gang, Seems you've all been doing rather well recently. Well done particularly to Ram, MM MB Egg and Deb.
I take beet shots - I wouldnt take one the same day as a race though.
Been a stess fest here recently but it seems legs are coming back to me - Back to base building for a couple of weeks and hopefully get some races in soon. Its getting to the sharp end of things for many on here now..
Madbee - Have been thinking about odd shoes but cant believe that they wont be totally out of kilter and put your biomechanics more out of shape and result in more injuries. Am looking at buying neutrals with an insoles for the overpronating foot instead, but am still just looking into it at the moment.