I had a great time experiencing London for the first time on Sunday, and also a really good run - 12min PB, but agonisingly close to GFA like SD with 3:45:06. Unfortunately I now have a very sore shin, grrrrrr. So no running at all for me at the moment, fingers crossed it will be better for Kielder 50k in a couple of weekends time.
WA - I haven't done anything about emailing my qualifying time, I just filled it in on the website...
Great running, everyone. I am rather excited about London on Sunday as I have never run it.
I'll put 14th in the diary and come down for the evening.
I have questions about the route tour: - last year I did the Comrades free one on the Saturday and had a great day! - this year I am arriving a day earlier so that I could do the route on Friday and parkrun on Saturday, however the route booking online has always been charging ZAR250 for runners and not just extra guests. - Whilst looking around the website I noticed it said no route bookings after 1st March, so I emailed and the Friday tour is booked up but there are still places on Saturday. - But I'd like to do parkrun this year as I'm arriving a day earlier and if I do the tour Saturday, then there's not much for me to do to occupy my excitement/nerves on Friday. - However, the complete marathons Bruce Fordyce route tour has space on the Friday. I was keen not to 'sell out' and do the original tour again as I enjoyed it so much last year, but think I may now try the Buce Fordyce one. Has anyone done this one? or heard anything about it? I guess doing one one year and then the other the next year could be good for variety.
Good running everyone, it's great to read all the different reports of various events/training runs.
I had an enjoyable day out at the Charnwood Marathon, didn't get lost but didn't quite make it back before the heavy hail/rain shower. Quads are a bit sore now though. I think my endurance is improving as after the first checkpoint I think I was passed by just one or two people, and slowly passed others all the way to the end. It was good to catch up with WA and Jacquie and nice to meet Camilla. As WA said, I hope Becca is OK!?!
I'm up for a meet up if it's organised plenty in advance (as you seem to be doing WA) as I can come down in the afternoon from Oxford. Would be good to catch up, meet new people, share worries and importantly learn as much as possible about the down run from SD and others (if they can make it).